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PROGRESS is in the LITTLE things...

Monday, December 17, 2018

So... two of my friends from church called, and came and spent two hours cleaning just my kitchen. It isn't in prime shape yet, but definitely easier to handle. I can keep up on the stuff I'm using every day, and do a few extra little things every time I do the washing up... A few other things have gotten a bit behind. I can't lift the garbage bags once they are full, so I'm using small bags and making at least one trip a day... tedious and not working with the cane very well, but... That bout of shingles has done more damage than I thought, and although it is slowly getting better, I still need the cane to walk more than a few feet, and as for climbing on anything... not gonna happen.

But I went through the depression thing before and came out on the other side, so I know I can do this. It just may take a bit longer since I don't have a partner anymore, (can't count my next-door ex... lol) and I'm about twice the age I was then... My 65th birthday is a week from Saturday. LOL

I misplaced my new order of testing strips, and it's here in the house SOMEWHERE, so the cleaning for the rest of this week will be aimed specifically toward finding those little treasures... going to be interesting trying to estimate my insulin needs without testing!

I'm happy today, in spite of all the crazy stuff going on... had a few good laughs today, mostly just at myself, talking to a friend and telling her some of the good family stories... like the time my mom and her siblings "borrowed" grandma's laxative, thinking it was candy, and shared the whole box amongst themselves and the neighbor's children... and the time when the pipes on the wall of mom's room lost the cap and sprayed water all over her bed. My dog wouldn't stop barking at her, thinking she was the source, while mom and I laughed ourselves half sick while we tried to turn it off... it took a lot of towels, finding a pair of pliers, and climbing across a very soggy bed, with the dog barking all the while. All three of us were SO wet ! ... still makes me laugh, thinking of it. LOL

Life has it's ups and downs, but it's all good. It's worth every minute. And I USED to think getting older was going to be boring... who has TIME to be bored??
Going to go now... got a treasure hunt on my hands! LOL

Love all of you...
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    Hi Kathy - It's been a long time since I have been on Sparks but I am giving it a good try again. I am sorry to hear of all your roadblocks.. just know that I am praying for you. emoticon

    I am always in a state of constant PURGE.. This year I am on a de-cluttering binge... and if I haven't used an item - or can't remember why I got that item... I am tossing it..that includes spoiled veggies and fruit in the fridge (LOL) Good luck on keeping that kitchen up to your new standards.. I have a lady that comes in once a month and gives the whole house a good cleaning. (of course I have to pay... and of course I have to pick up a lot... the day before the cleaning lady comes.)

    Hang in there.
    131 days ago
    Thank you, my dear friends!

    ...They were in the corner of my closet, hiding under the sleeping bag my neighbor laundered for me... I saw the corner of the package sticking out when I opened the drawer next to it.

    My blood sugar s a little high, probably stress related. LOL

    I cleaned the litter box for this morning. Interesting with one leg. Next project is getting the box of fermenting fruit off my dining table and into the dumpster. Aerobics and strength training combined! LOL

    152 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/18/2018 3:50:46 PM
    It was good to hear from you and I'm glad that your friends helped. I hope you can find those strips without much effort. Have a good holiday season!
    152 days ago
    Kathy, you have been thru a lot! HUGS adn so glad you have some help. Shingles is such a nasty thing!

    I do hope you find your strips. **SIGH** NOT what you needed.

    But I admire your ability to laugh! LOVE the family stories. That's the kind of thing that keeps the world going around.

    Hugs to you, and wishing you peace this holiday season.

    152 days ago
    Hoping you do find these strips soon
    152 days ago
    Hope you find the strips! Glad your friends came over and helped clean the kitchen. Just take it day by day. Hate shingles! Hope you feel better soon emoticon
    152 days ago
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