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Stress/Disappointment
Sunday, December 23, 2018      7 comments

Sometimes I feel a little disappointed that I am not with more of my family during the year. Sometimes I don't miss them when the drama starts up. I don't need the stress of that. I feel as if I am always the peacemaker. Sherry asked if ... Read more
End of 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018      5 comments

Not only is it the end of another year, on January 2 I will be 60. It was just yesterday that Mom turned 50. How did this happen? I started thinking about what I want next year to be like. I don't think I want to say "goals" . "Bucket l... Read more
Christmas
Tuesday, December 18, 2018      8 comments

It's fast approaching. I still am not able to do much as the coughing and sore ribs are holding me back. The doctor says nothing is wrong and it will just take time. Meanwhile, I didn't go to Santa's Village or looked at lights or anything. ... Read more
What Next?!?
Sunday, December 09, 2018      5 comments

I was diagnosed with a sinus infection last Saturday. I've been coughing so hard that my ribs hurt all week. I thought I was getting better; the cough seemed to be breaking up. This morning, sitting on the couch with Helena, I went to c... Read more
Being Sick Helps Me Catch Up
Sunday, December 02, 2018      4 comments

After being off my foot for 4 months, I had maybe 2 weeks of feeling a little better. I wasn't walking well, but got a little done. But then I caught a cold. It is now a sinus infection. Not having too much energy today, I did have littl... Read more
Giving Thanks
Sunday, November 25, 2018      5 comments

I am thankful that I was able to watch the parade and Charlie Brown; Helena wasn't. We both were thankful to watch the Grinch (old) and see the new movie (which was good). Helena was thankful to see the tree lighting and the fireworks; my... Read more
Budget
Friday, November 16, 2018      7 comments

My budget this year sucks. It was starting to get better, then my income was cut. (But I am battling that.) I am trying to make a nice Christmas for my girls and granddaughter, but it's hard. I am trying to be creative and I did make a few p... Read more
10000 Steps
Thursday, November 08, 2018      2 comments

For the first time since the beginning of August, I got 10,000 steps yesterday. I went to the doctor on Tuesday. I spent $95 on inserts for my shoes. I needed to help my daughter pack as Sherry and Helena will be moving back in with us. ... Read more
Hurting
Tuesday, October 30, 2018      8 comments

I am finally able to walk in my boot. My heel anid the side of my ankle where bone was taken out are still so very much hurting. So...my journey to get this weight is off to a VERY SLOW start. But slow and steady wins the race.... Read more
Bunion Surgery: Chapter 57
Friday, October 19, 2018      6 comments

Today is the last day that I HAVE TO stay off the foot. I can start putting some weight on my foot. So...I must begin again to get the weight off. Sitting/laying since the beginning of August did not help me at all. How do I get the motivati... Read more
Bunion Surgery Chapter 56: fall break
Monday, October 15, 2018      1 comments

I had no choice but to move a little more last week. Helena had her fall break. I felt bad that I couldn't do a whole lot of things, as I still can't put any weight on my right foot. But we did get the chance to get creative and have some bel... Read more
Unexpected Delay: chapter 55
Sunday, October 07, 2018      5 comments

I got my cast off and x-rays taken Friday. The doctor says so far it's looking good, but...in order to make sure that it heals a little better, I must stay off it for another two weeks.:(... Read more
TWO DAYS!!!!
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      5 comments

Two more days until I get my cast off. I feel very heavy having sat around for 3 months not being able to put weight on my foot. Time to get moving again!... Read more
Chapter 49: Commercials
Thursday, September 27, 2018      5 comments

My right foot had bunion surgery for the second time in a year on August 23. It still hurts, but the hurt has gone down to a dull roar from rubbing on the cast. I have (hopefully) one week left of the cast. It's still difficult to maneuve... Read more
Bunion Surgery Chapter 48....
Thursday, September 13, 2018      5 comments

I waitressed way too many years and the effects on my body are numerous. One problem was a bunion on my right foot. I got a shoe insert when the pain got bad. That helped for a bit, but it just postponed things. In October 2017, I had correc... Read more

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