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  • Do you know this song?

    10/29/2020 1:26:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    “Back of the clouds, the sun is always shining. Back of the clouds, it’s waiting to shine through. God has prepared a rosy colored lining. Back of the clouds it’s waiting to shine through.” A friend lives in Cohassett MA by an ocean bay. Today she took a photo which was gray and cloudy, showin... Read more

  • Twilight Zone again

    10/29/2020 1:21:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Twilight Zone again at my condo! My alarm clock went off an our late and also had a different ring tone! this is not a cell phone. It is an alarm clock that is plugged in to the wall!... Read more

  • An ad I actually like.

    10/29/2020 12:40:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    I bought the small mat for my front door. So if you visit me, careful, don't fall in the hole! chris www.sweetiecathy.com/products/
    50-off-vortex-illusion-rug
    ?utm_source=taboola&utm_me
    dium=referral&tblci=GiCitC
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  • I wish I still had my big garden. And wish I had written this.

    10/29/2020 12:11:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    My View: Backyard oasis needs just the right name Oct 12, 2020 Cheryl Krajna is an author, communications professional and Master Gardener who lives in Cheektowaga. By Cheryl Krajna A rose is a rose, but what should I name my garden? For some, as leaves and temperatures fall, so does their i... Read more

  • Laundry day

    10/28/2020 11:23:37 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    Today is laundry day. I have been putting it off because with the boot on I am not comfortable going up and down the basement stairs. The basement stairs are fairly narrow and steep. Heck I am not comfortable carrying the full laundry basket down from the second floor to the first floor... and those... Read more

  • School 2020 at Halloween time

    10/28/2020 1:22:01 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • The eyes have it

    10/27/2020 3:28:21 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had my annual eye exam today. Because I am Diabetic and I am on Plaquenil for my lupus, my exam is longer than many. It didn’t help that the doctor was running almost an hour behind! Dad drove me (as usual), and had one errand to do while I was in my exam, so he ended up sitting and waiting in th... Read more

  • Celebrate your latest win

    10/26/2020 7:01:35 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Ankle update

    10/26/2020 11:26:13 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I saw the foot doctor today to reassess the ankle. While there’s some improvement, he wants me in the “boot” for another two weeks. Two days before my next appointment he said I could try wearing my hiking boots instead of the brace, but not to “cheat” before then. If the range of motion and pain ... Read more

  • Name the movies ! Thee are 40. Thanks Grammacathy

    10/26/2020 4:35:19 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Weather

    10/25/2020 4:38:46 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It got down into the 30s last night, and it didn’t warm up much today. And there’s snow in the forecast for this week. I am not ready for snow! I have mostly been indoors for the last two weeks, so I haven’t had a chance to acclimate to the cooler temperatures. I am unsure what the doctor is going ... Read more

  • Only human

    10/24/2020 12:09:01 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have been feeling a little overwhelmed... for rather obvious reasons. I am trying to stay in the present and not worry about the future (since I have no control over the test results), but there are times when I remember the worst case scenarios... and instead of being thankful that I have a good... Read more

  • bigger than we thought

    10/24/2020 9:29:30 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • No I did not paint the glow in the dark rocks.

    10/23/2020 4:51:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just collect cool photos. Many arrive on my FB page. I admire people who make such wonderful art! chris... Read more

  • Best wishes

    10/23/2020 1:55:21 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!!... Read more

  • Odds and ends

    10/22/2020 3:21:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Groceries are taken care of for the week. Dad generally goes by himself unless I have An appointment in town in the morning. Then we go together. I am going to be having someone come in for a couple of hours each week and help with things like laundry and whatnot. It is through an agency, so there ... Read more

  • painted rocks -glow in the dark

    10/22/2020 2:17:01 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • I am thinking of stem cell therapy for my knees.

    10/20/2020 1:19:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.healthline.com/health/stem
    -cell-therapy-for-knees Has anyone tried this? I attended an hour and a half lecture last year about this. But the company was from Floriday. Of course they said they were the most experienced doing this. I'd have to travel from Buffalo to Florida. Darn. ... Read more

  • Apple Pie adventures

    10/19/2020 7:10:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Our daughter had me in stitches telling me about her pie making . She sent me a photo. Pie crust with a huge mound in the middle. I thought apples were inside. Nope. That was just the bottom 2 crusts with a big air bubble. She did not put holes in the crust when she baked it. And she baked it... Read more

  • I have been craving pumpkin pie so...

    10/19/2020 11:28:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    I had a sparkpeople "pumpkin pie oatmeal" breakfast. https://recipes.sparkpeople.co
    m/recipe-detail.asp?recipe
    =889426... Read more

  • More tests

    10/19/2020 11:10:12 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am all wrapped up in gauze, with electrodes stuck to my head underneath. This is for an extended EEG, as ordered by my neurologist after the initial EEG should abnormal readings. I get to wear this fashionable head gear (and accompanying backpack) for 48 hours. I go back Wednesday morning (very... Read more

  • thanks jean

    10/16/2020 2:11:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Snow?

    10/16/2020 1:33:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    There’s snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning. If we actually get some it’s not going to stick or anything, the ground is still warm enough to melt a light snowfall. It is more likely that the snow will fall in the inland valleys. Lake Erie acts as a heater in the winter, and as air... Read more

  • I have no veins!

    10/15/2020 6:33:59 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    At least that’s what the conclusion was when it came time to inject the contrast for my MRI. Three people tried. None succeeded. It was so impossible they called in the neurologist to see if the images with the contrast could be skipped. She said yes. I think part of that answer was also because I w... Read more

  • Is this possible?

    10/15/2020 1:56:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    Dec. 9th is our wedding anniversary. 1972. It will be 48 years. is that possible????... Read more

  • more chuckles

    10/14/2020 8:34:01 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Wednesday

    10/14/2020 2:04:28 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The day is moving especially slow today...wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!!... Read more

  • Halloween chuckles

    10/13/2020 8:21:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • NY Welcome Center off of I 190 in Niagara Falls, NY

    10/13/2020 8:06:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. 2 "Meetup " friends and myself. Built to resemble work by Frank Lloyd Wright Little store of NY state goodies, a movie about this area, a huge mural of the falls and river, etc. Well worth stopping there. chris... Read more

  • SP article : 14 hacks to improve yoyr memory

    10/13/2020 8:01:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/wellness_articles.a
    sp?id=2561 The article is easier to read than this blog. I suggest going to the link. chris Truly listen. We often listen while multi-tasking or entertaining other thoughts. As a result, we don’t absorb everything we hear. "Clea... Read more

  • Walk the dog

    10/13/2020 4:50:40 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The Cooper-dog and I have spent most of today snuggles in the recliner. I did do some chair exercises that wouldn’t stress the ankle, and of course my morning stretching routine, then took a short walk (a whole 14 minutes!). I have also walked The Cooper-dog twice this afternoon. I think I am going ... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    10/12/2020 10:41:53 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Insomnia

    10/12/2020 2:31:57 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am up in the middle of the night. It’s been a while since I have been plagued by insomnia. I didn’t miss it, lol. I got up after about an hour of staring into the darkness and did a half hour of low intensity chair exercises. I am going to try and get some more sleep though. Wherever you are in ... Read more

  • Quick update

    10/11/2020 9:53:32 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am done with the steroid dose pack, minimal improvement, but something is better than nothing. The foot does feel a little better, I am hoping by the middle of the week it will be good enough to stop wearing the boot... but I am not going to push it. I am a little stir crazy, but better that than ... Read more

  • Sigh

    10/5/2020 1:24:46 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So this happened this morning when I went to the podiatrist. I am in the boot for at least two weeks... if the pain persists then he wants to do further diagnostic testing. As it is he’s thinking it’s a serious arthritis flare in my ankle, and inflammation around a bone deformity down near my toes.... Read more

  • Quick update

    10/4/2020 10:48:04 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    Well the foot still hurts. I really think it shouldn’t as I am on that steroid in the morning, and ibuprofen in the evening. Stairs are a real challenge. Oh well. Walked with dad and the dogs this morning anyways. I was just slow and gimpy. Haha. The Cooper-dog is feeling much better, and really wan... Read more

  • I just got this book. It is not what I expected . Very powerful!

    10/3/2020 2:40:18 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Really???

    10/3/2020 12:57:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night my left foot was bothering me. This morning when I woke up and went downstairs to get ready to go out for a walk with dad and the dogs, the foot was excruciatingly painful across the top of the foot. It felt like my foot was being broken with each stair down. I went out for the walk anywa... Read more

  • Doing what I can

    10/2/2020 6:36:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have decided to let the things i have no control over to just happen as they will. I have no doubt that I will still fret and fuss some... but overall there’s really nothing I can do about any of the stuff going on in my life. The only thing I can change is my reaction after all. It’s hard work th... Read more

  • Hope you get a chuckle. Funny pumpkins.

    10/1/2020 9:25:17 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Cooper-dog update

    10/1/2020 5:56:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The vet ended up extracting 14 of the Cooper-dogs teeth. We went and picked him up around 2 this afternoon. So far he has just wanted to stay in my lap. He is on soft food for two weeks, and I have to give him pain medication twice a day (with food). But he is home and recuperating. He didn’t want ... Read more

  • Fretting or denial... is there a third choice?

    9/30/2020 3:30:57 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am kinda freaked out today. My neurologist called me... twice... this morning. And it was the doctor both times (she usually gives information to the nurses and has one of them call me). Turns out my EEG from a couple weeks ago had some abnormalities, so she ordered an extended EEG (48 hours) and ... Read more

  • copied from a great sparker

    9/30/2020 2:29:28 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Endocrinologist

    9/29/2020 7:43:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I saw the endocrinologist this afternoon. She was pleased for the most part. A few blood glucose levels that were too low (in the 30s), but holding steady within my target range for the last month. She gave me kudos for my weight loss. According to their scale I have lost 21 pounds since my last app... Read more

  • Snoopy and Linus

    9/29/2020 3:05:37 PM, by CTUPTON

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