Tuesday, November 02, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticonHappy November! Welcome Fall! Everything looks and smells oh so good. I love this time of year...chimneys already putting out some good smelling smoke to the air. It's not too cold yet; infact, except for a few showers, it has been rather balmy here where I live. emoticon Good sleeping weather emoticon Yesterday when I changed the bedding, I added a blanket so that I can leave my window open a little and still be warm. I hate the winter season, but I think I am ready to become a hermit when it does get here.

One thing about this time of year---I find myself craving all the yummy smells and tastes of the season. The pumpkins, squashes, spices. I have learned to make my own cranberry sauce (using no sugar); this season I trying to do healthier versions of what I like most. The apples in season are so good. I have also learned to make my own applesauce using no sugar. I want to learn to make bigger batches of them and then put them in jars or small freezer containers for later use. I used to make some awesome pumpkin bread--every year. But have not since having diabetes. Now I am craving it--want to find a low sugar/low fat version. And, I am absolutely CRAVING a good apple dumpling! It has been 10 years since I have had a warm apple dumpling---YUMMO! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Next Monday, I will begin a series of diabetes education classes--4 sessions. I went to one years ago, but definitely need to go again. Maybe I can better understand HOW to plan and shop for healthy BS control along with weight loss. I am also going to begin some physical therapy for my legs. Maybe that will help me to "save" the muscle that is left in my legs. Going for a walk is so painful, even with a walker. I definitely have to push myself--I mean force myself to go. Then when I do, for the next day or so, my feet and legs end up with cramps DURING THE NIGHT!. But I need to walk. I need the exercise. I must USE IT or LOSE IT (mobility, I mean).

I HATE getting and feeling old. Every time I go to a doctor, for any reason, whatever is going on with me, "it's age related". That really gets to my depression issues. I am tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a tired old lady looking back. I am tired of not having energy. I am tired of being the BORING grandma--I want to be a FUN grandma who is able to play with my grandkids like I used to do. emoticon

But then I am forever GRATEFUL for all of my many Blessings...HOPE in my heart, a Prayer of THANKS for a roof over my head, for my Loving Family, for my wonderful Spiritual Family, and for everyday that I can wake up and try again. And I am most Grateful to my Heavenly Provider from whom all of these rich blessings come.

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I am not sure when I will get back to my blog again, but for today, I say Hello to all my Friends, and Family; and send good tidings for a Happy November.

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    Was reading your blog and wanted to say Happy November to you! The diabetes education classes sound like a great idea. Wishing you the best! emoticon
    2780 days ago
    Good for you..the Diabetes classes and the physical therapy both sound like very good ideas for you. I hope you find them to be very beneficial. emoticon
    2788 days ago
    And a hello to you dear Sister. When are most Dr's going to get it into their heads we were mean't to get old and our bodies break down and then go from there? Too many tell us it's age related or they can't find anything wrong when we know there is and it may be a quite simple thing to remedy. Something that isn't serious but may take only a few minutes of time here and there to put right.

    Enjoy all the fall colors, emoticon emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon the weather being so crazy, we never know what to expect or rely on tomorrow, except Jehovah and the coming New World. emoticon emoticon

    We had Br. Ramsy at the CA. Wonderful. Did you have Br. Wells for DO? He is really funny. Both are.
    2789 days ago
    Happy November to you also! We are having a little chilly weather for Arizona that is. I don't like it when the doctor's
    say it is age related. Sometimes I feel they say that because they really don't know the answers. I am not going to let age get in the way of exercising. Sounds like you are not either--good for you! Well, again, Happy November to you also!
    2789 days ago
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