And the grey rolls in
Monday, September 21, 2009      5 comments

When the alarm screamed at me this morning I gave in and got up. I had left just enough time to shower, get a protein shake and hustle off to the gym. I stepped out the door and wouldn't you know it, my van was wet and miserable! It sat there c... Read more
Dancing Diamonds
Saturday, September 19, 2009      10 comments

At 5pm I decided to go to the reservoir for a paddle. I had a sky blue dome over me and a glassy reflection surrounding my bright orange craft. As I moved across the water the water spiders fled across the surface of the water creating an intric... Read more
Late Start
Friday, September 18, 2009      2 comments

I disrupted my sleep plan last night. For the last month I have been implementing a new sleep hygiene plan. Turn the computer off at 10. Get ready for bed. Read for 20 minutes and lights out. Well last night I got involved with the computer and ... Read more
Thursday, September 17, 2009      7 comments

Today is the first support group meeting for the Alzheimer's group since June. It was a full house. There were three new members. Good and bad. Good that they are there for the support but bad that they had to be there in the first place. We we... Read more
One more bump in the road
Wednesday, September 16, 2009      5 comments

The doctor's office phoned and asked me to get a CD of my mammogram and ultra sound results to take to my appointment. So I phoned two days ago and got a machine that told me they needed 24 hours and $2 for the CD. So I leave two days and pop in... Read more
Bit of this bit of that
Monday, September 14, 2009      5 comments

Today was my son's birthday. 22 and on his way. He is working hard and making plans for his future. We went out for a birthday breakfast as he had to work the pm shift. My daughter didn't have class today so she joined us. Everything seems so lo... Read more
What a day
Saturday, September 12, 2009      4 comments

I have been working with a trainer for five months now. I had an assessement for general fitness when I started. Today I went for a follow-up and I expected to be much improved. Well, my blood pressure was up, my cardio was not as good; my BMI w... Read more
What a positive force
Friday, September 11, 2009      4 comments

I have turned to Spark People- that means all you wonderful people who have reached out to provide counselling and support. It has allowed me to take a big breath and step back and allow the kind suggestions to fill that scary void in my soul. I... Read more
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      8 comments

I went to the doctor today for my pre-op visit. I was supposed to have nasal surgery on the 22. I asked him if my results were back from a few tests I had last week. He said that he hadn't got through the pile that was on his desk. He was away f... Read more
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      6 comments

Well I did a great job most of the day. I had a protein shake before my workout and 1/2 a protein bar during the workout. Then when I got home I had 1 cup of fat free cottage cheese and a fresh peach. A few hours later I had a ham and cheese sa... Read more
How do I stake my claim without feeling like Viking warrior?
Sunday, September 06, 2009      2 comments

The day started out simply enough. I got up and had my morning coffee. My husband had made pancakes and sausage so I had some. I phoned my dad (he has Alzheimer's and needs a visit every day) I went over with breakfast, gave him his meds, did la... Read more
To Worry or not to Worry
Thursday, September 03, 2009      4 comments

In general I am not a worrier unless it's about my kids. About a month ago I found a mass in my left breast. It took a week to get an appointment with the doctor. It took two more weeks to get the appointment for a mammogram and ultra sound. The... Read more
A Day of Celebration
Saturday, August 29, 2009      2 comments

I picked up breakfast this morning at MacDonald's for my dad. He has Alzheimer's and some days he just doesn't go out. As I sat with my yogurt and fruit we watched the funeral for Senator Edward Kennedy. What a remarkable man. I don't mean the p... Read more
Not Again
Friday, August 28, 2009      1 comments

I didn't have any care giving responsibilities today so I thought I would get up when I woke up and relax with my morning coffee. Then I thought I could have a protein shake and head off to the gym. I felt so virtuous. So off I went to the gym. ... Read more
what a day
Thursday, August 20, 2009      4 comments

I had a leisurely morning. Took my time with breakfast and my morning coffee. Sure, my hair appointment was at 12! I get there only to discover that I am there on the wrong day! I have a wedding to go to in two days! On my return home I look at ... Read more

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