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9/30/17 6:58 P

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Day DONE!! Hugs

Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
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9/30/17 8:13 A

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WooHoo Kris--that's a lot of miles. WTG!

What a tiring way to get 11,000 steps in MAW. Hope all goes well for the family and you get some rest too.

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9/29/17 10:27 P

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Sad news, Maw. You've been so good to that family and I'm sorry they're going through such a rough time (and you!).

I had an incredibly frustrating day at work. Management is being stupid, priorities got changed and they don't understand the consequences of not finishing what we've started. Whatever. I'm going to start getting a resume together so I'm ready to look in a few months. I won't leave now because I don't want to leave my co-workers in the lurch, but I'm not working indefinitely for the leadership that's in place right now.

On the bright side, I have officially completed my 500 mile bike challenge, According to my app, I biked 513.2 miles since the challenge started in April. I never would have done that much without the extra incentive of a challenge so I'm glad I did it.

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9/29/17 10:05 P

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What a day! Bakomeza called at midnight and said that her mom had just called and the doctor said that the family should go to the hospital because grandma was dying. Went to her house and got her and then got her aunt and took them to the hospital. When we got there G had just been taken into surgery.

Stayed with them until G was out of surgery and settled into her new room. She had a distended belly so they did an ultrasound and thought that part of her small intestine had died. Turned out none of it had died but all of it was sick. They started her antibiotics and said that the next 24 hours would be critical. She'd either get better or get worse. I left about 3:30. (I asked for a chaplain and it turned out that the on-call hospital chaplain lives right behind me! I had not met him before.)

Went back about 10:30 and they were still trying to get her stabilized. She wasn't responding to the meds as they wanted and expected her to. Left about noon and had been gone about 15 minutes when B called and said that her mother had just called and said that G was dead. Offered to pick up B but she said she already had a ride, so went to the hospital. G was definitely still breathing and definitely not dead, though definitely very sick. B called and said her ride wouldn't arrive for another 40 minutes so I went and picked up B and her dad and took them to the hospital.

A little after 2 it occurred to me that B's youngest sister would be getting home soon from kindergarten. I asked B when Annet got home and B said 2:00. Took John, the next oldest kid, home to stay with A. When we got there no A and no house key. J checked with a neighbor who said A would get home at 3:00. Left J there and went back to the hospital for a key. Got back a little after 3:00 and still no A. Called the school and was told that they got out of school at 3:00. Left J there with the key and assumed A would get home safely.

Went back to the hospital about 6:30 and stayed for an hour. Managed to talk B's mom and aunt, both of whom have been at the hospital since Tuesday night and have refused to eat or to get anything to drink, into getting a can of soda and a candy bar (aunt) and Doritos (mom). Came home exhausted, with over 11,000 steps. About 3 miles of that is going from the car to the hospital and walking around the hospital and back to the car and so on and so forth.

The hospital has my name and number, and so do B and her older brother. They have strict instructions to call me if needed.

One thing I was very pleased about. B asked me on the way to the hospital last night what they did next after G died. I didn't know but said I'd ask a nurse. Turns out the hospital chaplains handle all death situations and have the procedures down pat. I hope we don't need it, but I'm glad to know that there will be someone there to help if needed.

Definitely not a serene day around here! But I'm doing ok.

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9/29/17 9:44 P

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Sounds like everyone's having a relatively serene day.

We just got back from Youngstown. Had dinner with Max, saw his office (it's even tinier than it looked on the video), drove him back to his apartment (wow, he made a really great choice there), and then home. It's so good to see him! It's been a month, and even though we text pretty frequently, it's just sooooo not the same.

Got a bunch of insurance stuff taken care of earlier in the day, so that's something un-fun off the list.

Hoping to start some holiday decorating tomorrow. Every year I SWEAR I will decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving, and I always get too picky about cleaning the dining room and hallway, and it never gets done. Then it's Christmas and I feel I HAVE to decorate, so I throw it together at the last minute!

It's not that I don't like the decorations. I think that it just feels like when they're up the rooms don't get USED, they're too pretty! And we USE our dining room for everything! DH has his computer in an armoire in the corner, I use it for working on projects that I need to spread out, the kids use it as their staging area for stuff coming in or stuff going out.

At least the living room is off limits for any decorating of any kind. We're getting the French doors installed soon, so there's no point in even dusting, lol!

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9/29/17 5:43 P

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Yankee, DH and I are taking the Motorhome up the hill for a couple days to relax and figure out the working of the new beast. I love camping. Have waiting 40 years to spend time traveling/camping.

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9/29/17 4:24 P

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Back from a tourism meeting and gathering supplies in ABQ. Tired, but happy to have it done. My blood pressure has gone up over the past year (could it have anything to do with politics?!) and I started taking medication a week ago. Fooling with the dosage and getting used to the medication--I am tired. Will be glad when we figure out what and how much works. Also trying to get back into a walking for exercise habit--hopefully the knee will cooperate this time.

Enjoy your day!

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9/29/17 2:32 P

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Great Thread! I will need some craft ideas for women that can be accomplished in 60 minutes. I've joined this Group on Thursday evenings. They do crafts that can be completed in an hour. There are 4 of us. My turn for ideas and providing materials will be in 4 weeks so I have time. Whewwwwww!!!

Today my baby is 37 years old. Seriously, when I look at him and see gray hair I'm amazed! My hope is that my boys realize the love they have for their children is just the start of the love I have for each of them. amen

I enjoyed Pilates Reformer today---it was WORK! I'm making chocolate caramels for my 2nd son to take to the soccer tournament held in Milwaukee tomorrow. The house smells wonderful! I won't be tempted. It's their gift. There are two foods I can take to their home, 1) chocolate caramels 2) Strawberry freezer jam.

I walked to a luncheon for a friend today. She talks and shows me pictures constantly. Seriously, I was so dizzy within 25 minutes---I ordered a beer. LOL!
That's it. Hugs to all!!! I teach Arthritis tomorrow @ 8:00 and will have to hustle to get to Milwaukee.

Be grateful! Handle your challenges like they were gifts! Hugs

Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
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9/29/17 2:03 P

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Working some crafts today. I am doing a seascape above my fireplace on re-purposed fence wood, I do a little every day. No rush, but would like it ready for the Holidays. I do decorate the mantle at least. I am doing a beach theme for my L/R and dining area. So not sure what will work for decor for over the Holidays, just looking at a green bough with some silver accents, and maybe a couple of sea foam or sea green colors to bring out the seascape colors. Other than my sit down for General Hospital, I work and putter most all day.

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9/29/17 1:37 P

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Feeling "eh" today. Not sure why.

Had the Monster Dog out for a 20+ minute walk this afternoon. Fasting day today.

Maybe it's because nothing special is going on, whatever "special" means.

My flight back is 6 months from today. And coincidentally, today marks 13 yrs I have been here in England. I suppse the latter is rather anticlimactic.

It used to be that, every year, the soon-to-be-ex and I would get a pre-cooked chicken and go to a park and eat it there, since that is what we did the first time we met -- we had wanted to walk around but it was pouring. It sure seemed romantic way back then!

I suppose I just feel a bit in limbo. But I am sure the next 6 months will pass by soon enough, huh?

Weigh-in tomorrow, as Saturday a.m. is for me.

And someone is buying 2 of the motorbikes tomorrow, too -- slowly but surely they are selling.

Does anyone have plans?

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I looked at the electric bill for this month and was appalled. Then my daughter pointed out that there were many more showers, laundry loads, and dishwasher loads, plus everyone is cooking separately. So it isn't really out of line, but it sure gave me a start!

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