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The behavior of others
Sunday, March 27, 2016      33 comments

This was a long weekend. Some wonderful things happened, and also some difficult moments. I choose to remember the wonderful and let go of the diffic... Read more
A Very Good Friday!
Friday, March 25, 2016      38 comments

Today I will pick up my Mom at The Quabbin Valley Healthcare, and bring her home. She is looking forward to eating at her table, watching tv with the ... Read more
New Baby
Thursday, March 24, 2016      45 comments

I have a new little grandchild. Here is a photo of Shiloh Rose and her parents. I am so happy! Shiloh had a difficult first day, but all is going well now. Thank you Lord for a baby girl! ... Read more
Mamma is going home!
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      36 comments

Mom's stay at rehab will soon be over. It has been a true learning experience for the whole family. For all of the negative things that I dealt with, it has been mostly a positive experience for my mother. 1. She saw friends her age (80'... Read more
Confrontation
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      30 comments

After many phone calls to the rehab facility where my mother is staying, I got an appointment to talk with the executive director. Today I will polite... Read more
The Mother Load
Monday, March 21, 2016      35 comments

This past weekend was tough. My mother was not cared for properly, and she is not happy. One of my siblings yelled at me for not being perfect. An aunt passed away, and my DIL went into labor. I am being pulled at in all directions! These ar... Read more
The broken trust
Sunday, March 20, 2016      42 comments

My mother went into a rehab unit at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, Mass in order to become steadier on her feet and return to her home. Instead, after 2 weeks, my mother is becoming angry. Saturday was a very bad day for her. Quabbin... Read more
Packed away in my Heart
Saturday, March 19, 2016      34 comments

In my heart packed tightly away Is a happy child, running in May The little girl, playing with sisters and brothers and neighborhood friends, wit... Read more
Getting Mom Home Again
Friday, March 18, 2016      32 comments

Well, we got one report from the Medicare Evaluation saying that my Mom could go home now. The nursing home has not started the discharge process, but we home that it will take place today. Mom is 93, and wants to be home for Easter and her 94... Read more
The Inside Job
Thursday, March 17, 2016      22 comments

Health really is an inside job, and I am in control of much of my health. It is up to ME to make good food choices and to exercise. Getting in the 8 glasses of water is so essential to health. I have, in the past, been lax at times with it. ... Read more
Health and Happiness are an Inside Job!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      33 comments

There are so many simple steps to make our life healthy and happy! Drink your water, eat your veggies, be kind to others. What step will you take today to make your life happier and healthier? Today I will drink all 8 glasses of water, a... Read more
Gratitude
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      29 comments

Today I am thankful for the people who are helping my Mom. Without their help, my family would be in a very tough place. I am thankful for the rehab ... Read more
Staying Healthy For myself and others
Monday, March 14, 2016      31 comments

Some days, I take the time to walk, Knowing that I need to keep up with The most beautiful girl in my whole wide world!... Read more
taking the toughest path
Sunday, March 13, 2016      33 comments

Yesterday was a great day for a hike, and we chose the toughest path up Mt. Monadnock. It is very steep and still icy. The views are spectacular on Saturday, and it was a glorious day. We took the Marlborough Trail. ... Read more
Making time for ME!!
Saturday, March 12, 2016      31 comments

I have been very busy caring for my Mom in a nursing home. Yesterday I made a special point of making Easter cards with her. Mom needs me, but so do... Read more

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