Diane T.'s Profile
streak 190 days
streak 190 days
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Thank you again, Kathryn T, for sending encouragement.
Only three? Too easy! Had a salad tonight that started with a romaine base...then added tomato, cucumber, red pepper, celery, red cabbage and carrots. Done.
Woo-hoo, temp reached 31 degs today and it was sunny. Then late this afternoon it started snowing and the wind picked up considerable.....snow did not amount to very much.
Had a busy day...between taking care of Jewels, tending to Big Al, and running errands for him. He had a PT appointment this morning that really tired him out and made his knee hurt. He also called his doctor re the side effects he was getting from pain meds she had prescribed. He is now on Ibuprofen 800 mg three times a day......hopefully this will work better for him than the hydrocodone and oxycodone he had before and maybe he'll get a good night's sleep.
Time to give Jewels her last walkabout for the day. Then it's off to bed. Night all.
Goodness/Grace/ Blessings. March 3, 2015 at 2:17 UTC
Happy first day of March everyone! Thank you Kathryn T for sending more encouragement.
Wow, could really feel this exercise in my back....guess that means I need to do it often. I'e notice my lower back has been subject to some twinges lately...particularly the left side......when I bend to put something away in the lower cabinets or reach down to do something for Jewels.
Sunny, but cold, again today.....although the temp did get up into the very low 20s. I've found a way to tell the dyed-in-the-wool North Country people from transplants like me. On a day like today, the dyed-in-the-wool folks drive around with their car windows rolled down......while mine are cranked up tight!
In honor of National Peanut Butter day today, I made peanut butter cookies for the grands. But, instead of making regular flat cookies, I baked the dough using a mini-muffin pan.....then on taking them out of the oven, I put either a mini Reese's peanut butter cup or a Hershey kiss in each little muffin. The results were deemed a keeper.
All of Big Al's family has now left and his mood has improved a slight bit. Surely hope it continues.
One more week and we'll be turning the clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time. Perhaps Spring will follow along.
Take care. March 2, 2015 at 0:39 UTC
Yolanda T. replied March 2, 2015 at 0:41 UTC:
Once again thanks going out to Kathryn T for sending me encouragement today!
Love it when I've unknowingly completed a challenge....before even reading it. I baked and delivered hot from the oven cinnamon rolls to Big Al and his son this morning. Overall, his mood has been much better today.......a very good thing.
Last day of February and deceptively sunny today....sub-zero this morning; now temp is in the low 20s, but with the wind it feels more like 4 degrees....no snow so far today.
Took Jewels in the SUV and ran a couple of quick errands this morning then we drove down to Ausable Point campgrounds where she could walk around.....all new things to sniff. She loves riding in any vehicle.....she is good about staying in the back, but likes to be able to look out the front and see where she is going. When I leave her in the car to run into a store, she'll be sitting in the driver's seat waiting and watching for me to come back.
Hope everyone is having a terrific weekend. February 28, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
Kathryn T......thanks for sending encouragement again!
Oh-oh......I definitely need to pay attention to this when I read......I'm usually in my recliner with elbows resting on the chair arms......and the book is no where near the elevation it should be. Something to work on.
Well, Big Al's overall disposition can only be described as similar to an agitated grizzly bear. It's a good thing I know the Serenity Prayer by heart........it has gone around and around in my head today. His kids switched shifts today.....with daughter returning to her family and son arriving for the weekend.
Although it was cold, it was a pretty day here, bright and sunny. Forecast for the weekend is for continued good weather with temps into the mid-20s......then snow on Monday. My friends in both western NC and southeast VA sent me pictures of their snow covered yards.......starting to look a bit like the North Country.
One of these days real soon I hope to have time to stay on DC long enough to peruse everyone's postings and comments.
Hope everyone has great plans for the weekend. Enjoy and stay safe. February 28, 2015 at 1:55 UTC
Jillian S. replied February 28, 2015 at 2:09 UTC:
Thanks, Kathryn, for sending more encouragement today. No alarm needed here to remind me to drink my water. My usual quota for the day is 64 ounces....and that does not include any tea or decaf coffee I might have.
Cold again, but sunny; no snow. Jewels seems to be happier that I'm now back on our regular daytime schedule. She was feeling a bit neglected/lonesome when I was going back and forth to the hospital.
Big Al seems to be doing ok at home, getting around with his walker. He didn't sleep all that well last night; still on the cranky side, but guess that should be expected. I remember back when I had my hip replacement that I wasn't the most congenial person some days.
Big Al starts physical therapy tomorrow morning....hope it goes well. His friend, Richard, will come by and drive him to and from the wellness center. Richard had had a knee replacement within the past year so he knows what to do about getting Big Al in and out of the truck in the easiest manner.
Take care, stay safe. February 27, 2015 at 3:08 UTC
At this stage of my life I seldom look to take on an extra task. But, if I did it would be one of two things.
One, offer to make a dessert for a gathering I thoroughly enjoy baking (especially with chocolate; have always maintained baking is as good as a therapy session.
Two, provide a dog-walking service. I love dogs and get along well with 99% of them......and when walking, I make a concerted effort to go at their pace; we can stride right along or we can amble so the dog can do their mandatory sniffing.
Big Al was released from the hospital late this afternoon and he is pleased to be back in his own home Hopefully, he will get a good night's rest. Didn't take him long to go down for the count....some food, some meds, and he was done..
Temperature moderated some today.....reached the mid-20s and we had the sun shining most of the time. Snow is in the forecast; along with colder temperatures.
Take care all. February 26, 2015 at 2:26 UTC
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