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1/25/20 10:23 A

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yes I will pray linda i do for your family every day, glad you got there safe and sound sounds like an adventure, my mom is adjusting although her room mate tell her if I had a pick axe i would put it through your heart, when she was yelling and my mom told her she needs to ring the bell. no worries they reevaluated her and moved her to anew room. my mom felt bad for saying something, she hopes her next room mate is better as she may be stuck there a couple more weeks, i am fighting this cold thing i have just sore throat and headache that comes and goes in waves, feel achy and that i may be sick to my stomach then fine, lol crazy , more tea and rest hope you have a great weekend and all is well in your world

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1/24/20 11:59 P

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Good travel per bus then onto city bus to son-in-laws work place and he drove me the 10 miles to their home. Roads slick but traveled well.

Good for my heart: slept good with CPAP this trip. Good food choices and careful walking on ice and all.

Pray with me that this baby gets into a healthy sleep schedule for her and her new parents.

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1/24/20 7:21 P

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i hope you got to go visit your daughter and you got there safely Hugs

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1/23/20 5:25 P

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linda i was never a fan of chai teas but they are so good for you and so many like them i drank two green teas today both with honey one with mint. helping my sore throat, nothing like getting out and about, and spending time with hubby , so nice to make a sweet gift for sarah. praying the storm will clear for you, watched a movie with hubbie this morning and then went on a nice afternoon walk it was warmer ,the birds were singing, made hash and eggs and bacon for a change . for lunch hubbie made hamburgs for supper got the hamburg at a butcher in town so much better flavor than the meat we get at the grocery store .hope you get a nice visit with your daughter Hugs

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1/22/20 11:20 P

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Enjoying my routines of chai tea and then a blueberry and green tea one later in the day - avoiding my protein mocchas a few days to see if they are triggering the higher blood sugars.

Good for my heart - enjoying trip to town with hubby 'just to spend time with him' then visited a dear friend that had made a beautiful gift for baby Sarah - hope to get picture and share it later - must wait till daughter sees it.

hoping this winter storm clears and road crews can get highway clear before I need to leave in the morning. .

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1/22/20 4:58 P

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linda i got the tea made at the store but i think you can get some of their teas on line, i liked that they gave a description of what was in the tea the ingredients, my daughter came for a short time this morning with the new car her and her fiancee bought a nice sturdy suv and she ordered me a medicine ball tea. that had honey and lemon and a mint tea bag, yesterday i had comfort tea and a citrus blend i liked that better, expensive though but good to make you feel better, my throat still hurts a little but i got my walk in and made pulled pork for a change, in our town if we get picked for jury duty we can defer one time . so i pick the date farthest that I can . last year all four of us we called at different times and no one had to serve . lucky us. wow ten minutes on the eliptical is great . have a great day and a better tomorrow , Hugs

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1/21/20 9:37 P

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So cool to have shirt with 'Mother of the Bride' Treasure for sure!!!
So is the wellness tea one you can buy packages of and take home or only individual drinks made there? Might have to try that when daughter wants to stop a Starbucks next time - she loves that because it is a safe place for strict gluten free/celiac people can order and know they will be "safe" from cross contact. They even have individually wrapped guaranteed gluten free snacks!!!
This has been a blah day - stormed all morning and then just dark and gloomy this afternoon. G
Good for my heart was good #steps , good foods and did ten minutes on elliptical.



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1/21/20 8:20 P

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linda i love those extra spoonful of chips you go girl . so smart to have pills ready to get out the door if daughter needs you or if you need her , my daughter is coming tomorrow for short visit i cant wait, My sister in law stopped by for a short visit and to give me a great present a sweat shirt that says mother of the bride on the back so special, i spent an hour with mom, then stopped by starbucks for some wellness comfort tea so good for you, a nice day all around . Hope you have a great day Hugs .

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1/20/20 9:58 P

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Stay healthy girl - love that you took a day of rest and tea sipping -

Glad mom is secure in her nrs home and got moved by the window!!! so important to get that little bit of sunlight and daily change of activity outside. A bird house outside the window is an awesome addition for those situations.

This was get th medi sets set up for the next two weeks so I can come or go to daughter's and have meds set up for me and for hubs. Got two loads of washing done today which means two stair flight and feeling positive in small steps - Stuck to diet plan except that I get extra spoonsful of mini chocochips when I go downstairs - that is my incentive to get in those hard trips up and down! HaHa

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1/20/20 3:56 P

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linda i remember telling the nurse i had no idea how to care for my child and crying a storm and then put in a rod stewart tape she came back and check on me and i was singing away to the baby, your daughter would be heartened by your visit or words over the phone, I had a 3 year streak going and couldnt sign in for same reason. we both know we would have been here if could be, I have a cold headache sore throat and body aches so drinking a ton of tea and resting today,, my mom went to back doctor and will return to him in march to see if she is stronger for operation, still in nursing home getting her strength up . but she is by the window and happier, have a good day and stay safe Hugs

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1/19/20 10:51 P

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Our computer server was down 6 hours yesterday - associated with storms, deep snow and blowing hard so no notes yesterday and also ruins the record for days in a row to sign in. Silly thing but frustrating for me - technology does have its flaws!

The lasagna was good -too good - my weight and blood sugars were up this morning after we enjoyed it again yesterday. So today is back to the straight and narrow. Looking forward to a good week - will wait and see how it all works out as hubby has jury duty and daughter thinks she will need me to come back down by Wedn. or Thurs. [ She has struggled with depression in the past and worries about the post partum hormones triggering again.] But she is conquering some of it on her own and just needs awareness and assurance I will come if needed.

Good for heart today - good portion and food control and back to 2500 steps on pedometer and good foods bought at grocer today. Good week here we come!!!



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1/18/20 5:54 P

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linda that lasagna sounds good, we returned to visit today my sister brought fish baked sweet potatoes and green beans she made it herself felt like we were at a restaurant, her roommates husband was there pacing her stuff up. he thanked us for advocating for his wife, we got home before the snow, I walked this morning it was cold. oatmeal for breakfast. supper was porkloin and lentils, darrens teeth hurt so he is not eating so tomato soup for him. quiet day, glad moms nursing home is only 20 minutes away , Hugs have a great weekend,

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1/17/20 10:55 P

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So glad you and sis were there for Mom today. Getting hair done will be special for her tomorrow - my mom always loved to have her hair done. said it was her "Luxery" and made her feel pretty all over!!! Thank you for sharing "mom stories" with me - good memories of my momma - gone 14 and a half years.
Little dog got real anxious when we got ready to go to Dr. today - but we forgot my machine and had to circle right back five miles and get it so reassured him and were only gone 2 hours so he seems reassured - plus Fred plowed a circle clear around the house so he can get out and run and play and is much more content tonight.
Tree is still up but I took time to make two Gluten free lasagnas this afternoon - one to munch on for a couple meals and one to put in freezer for another time. pretty good stuff for not having used a recipe - just layered stuff in and baked it an hour - nummy!!!


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1/17/20 6:58 P

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oh linda you had a special week the christmas tree can wait but youll have to give extra love to your dog.Good luck on your appointment tomorrow, so glad sarah is growing nicely , she is a doll. and such a blessing, it was only in the 20s here today s. tomorrow is snow coming and a little warmer. my sister and i went to visit mom, her room mate passed while we were there so we left her room to give her and her husband privacy and visited in the rec area for hours, glad we were there at that time so my mom had someone to talk too, so sad. tomorrow we are going back because my mom wants her hair done and they only take checks and my sister brought my moms cash but no check book, we will get there and home before the snow , boy it was a clod walk today but glad I did it. I hope you have a nice weekend and happy aloha friday

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1/16/20 10:30 P

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I feel like I am breathing easier today, still tuckered out - realize how over-tired I was but so thankful I had this once in a lifetime time with daughter and Baby Sarah and sweet Son-by-love. My heart is so full and running over. Also blessed with sweet note from My estranged son's wife in acknowledgement of the birth announcement and pictures I sent them - gave me hope of continuing to work on that relationship too.

You have had a lot going on with your Mom while I was away - sounds good with medical care and so thankful she is settling nicely into the living arrangement. and she is close enough you can visit often. Feel free to show her the grandbaby pictures if it would be a fun topic of sharing for her - most moms like any grandbaby pictures.

Good for my heart today - eating well, drinking clear water between my herbal teas and took a long nap again "just because I felt I needed it! My little dog is doing lots of extra snuggles and stresses whenever I leave his sight. I keep saying I will get this Christmas tree down but hasn't happened yet!!!

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1/16/20 6:06 P

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Linda you are so blessed she is a doll . Bet you have a lot of work to do now that you are home, Mom is adjusting well to the nursing home rehab place, She is doing puzzles and keeping busy i have visited often, Ive been walking and trying to eat healthy . Hugs

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1/10/20 7:23 P

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linda i hope all is well with you . we found a nice nursing home for my mom, she was constantly falling at home, Now she has stenosis of the spine and also an enlarged heart and edema of the legs, It is just two much for my sisters to handle. she will stay at least till she sees the doctor on jan 20 for back surgery if she is strong enough, it a lovely place right off the hospital , she will get the care she needs and really close enough for me to visit if I can get a ride, Hugs

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1/8/20 7:16 P

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Just a note saying hope all is well and Hugs. My mom went to the hospital finally , edema in her legs. congestive heart failure and she is still refusing to go to rehab for two weeks, Will let you know how the drama unfolds hugs

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1/7/20 1:05 P

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linda how exciting , just had darren and i in the room because all three grandmas wanted to be there , lol, but I got lots of help later with a c section. I wish sarah elizabeth the best. sending hugs prayers and love from my family to yours , this is so exciting, Hugs and love

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1/6/20 10:50 P

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Good for my heart - 3000 steps and a flight of stairs and stayed on plan perfectly for first day of January weight loss plan.

Tomorrow is induction day for daughter - so we will go to the city tomorrow - not sure how long we will stay and if i will check in - They want to do most of this "just as a couple" and we respect that but they also want us in the waiting room for encouragement. it will be hard for this old OB nurse to not be involved but my job is praying and encouraging from afar.

Then quietly fade into the woodwork when not needed - but also will get to hold that precious baby and share pictures after they introduce Sarah Elizabeth to their world. I am so excited - doubt if I sleep much tonight. Hubby is nervous and I can tell he is fretting because he keeps taking deep breaths and puffing it out in his very special way. He will take his laptop to the waiting room to read news, play solitaire. I will take my iPad but not use it much as I will be people watching and all that kind of grandma-in-waiting stuff.

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1/5/20 7:30 P

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linda that sounds like a good day, we got take out for breakfast at a place that makes there own everything i tried a greek omelet for the first time so good. and they make the best english muffin bread on the planet. went for a lovely walk, made a healthier cake , added pumpkin and banana instead of oil and eggs , did the sheets and made a roast and stuffing for supper, plus read paper and did some reading, tired but feel great hope you have a great week

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1/4/20 10:03 P

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Quiet day - balanced the farm bank account - paid two bills and ready for church tomorrow -
Good for my heart today - content with simple foods- dear husband has his own fancy tamales and I am content with simple egg/avocado on gluten free tortilla - Good tea that is specific for diabetics and then blueberry/green tea. Also enjoyed some cream cheese /raspberry dip on gluten free chips. Happy and satisfied.

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1/4/20 2:22 P

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yep its the simple life. feeling kind a blue myself. you would think two people married as long as we would find things to watch together it just war and westerns and now he went out twice today once to the bar for an hour and then another friend took him out for a ride for a half hour,went for a walk in the rain nothing on tv but war and western he doesnt even ask me what i want to watch etc. guess i am just here to do the cooking and cleaning, good news sara took her nclex nursing test today and she said she did good, and starting her new job monday so things are bright, not my turn i guess, winters and holidays are hard, it will get better, have a great night and a better tomorrow,

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1/3/20 10:43 P

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Good for my heart today - got good 8 hours of sleep last night, stayed on food plan today including water instead of so much tea . Surprising how good plain water tastes when I just pour it and enjoy!!! Low in steps - need to be more aggressive with exercise but just not interested!!! I need to commit and DO IT -

My Social security check went up a whole $4 this year!!! So thankful for it though. That and the small Veteran's check keep me counting blessings. So thankful for a lifetime of being frugal so it doesn't bother me to pinch pennies - so thankful for our home and enough$$ to run the electric heat. And our entertainment is pretty cheap - Computer gives me news, communications, music, a few games here and there and facebook for my hobby of enjoying beautiful pictures of nature, and purple and a ministry of prayer and encouragement to others. And then there is always time to play with our little dog! Hubby goes to the small gun range and enjoys competition and conversation with several friends. Simple life but so content and meaningful.


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1/2/20 6:54 P

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linda i gained a lot of weight since not working. but i am working on it like you , today i made cauliflower soup just olive oil and a pinch of salt then add some chicken broth and ditalines it was good. i took a 40 minute walk. got my haircut it came out great,i figure my weight will go down in the spring like it always does. the story about your daughter is cute cant wait for the little one . Have a great night and a better tomorrow ,

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1/1/20 10:08 P

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Well, I looked it up and I officially gained 4.5 #s from January 1 2019... but I will keep on working at it and trusting that the scales will go down and at least NOT OVER the scarey 210# I feared earlier in December. Goal is still to someday see ONEderland

Good for my heart - I am basically happy and content with life - I have succeeded in accepting being 70 years old this year and have the wonderful anticipation of a grand-DAUGHTER soon!! Making wise food choices, got 2200 steps so a bit low, less than half of fats are saturated which is cardio's requirement on diet issues.

Daughter told me tonight she really wants to work two more days if SHE CAN FIT UNDER the STEERING WHEEL!!!! I jokingly asked what she would do if she would not fit at the end of day... she laughed and said she would just call hubby to come get her!! But she is feeling good and blood pressure is stable so just hurry up little baby!!!

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1/1/20 6:38 P

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linda darrren went to bed at 8 also i almost made it to midnight the news needs to be more fun because i feel asleep, lol, today had a good breakfast then a nice walk and made an apple crisp only one fourth of a cup sugar which i put a little less and one fourth of cup butter . then half of cup flour tablespoon of real maple syrup and one of lemon juice, then apples and cranberries and oats so yummy, supper was a pork roast potatoes and corn got some reading in, later i will blog have a great day and a great start to the new year, hugs

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12/31/19 10:32 P

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So fun to read of you celebrating son's birthday and New Year's Eve - Such fun!!!

Hubby is trundled off to bed already and only 7:30! Neighbors already did a few fireworks - my little Yorkie did not approve!!!

Good for my heart today - good food choices, steps and CALMLY went through business calls for insurance plan for hubby, and VA insurance for appointment 1 of three. Looking forward to New Year - adding another Spark's group - for exercise with low mobility - hoping to be encouraged to do more to keep flexibility up. Will see how I like it for the month of January or until se the Ortho Dr. for knee.

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glad you got the ball rolling and daughter is due any day yeah !!! good with steps , I went for a walk helped hubby bring up the tree and will eat lightly tonight is my sons birthday 29 woohoo . we are celebrating that and new years with shrimp, chicken and eggrolls etc ill take it easy , have a happy new year Hugs

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Did not get any appointments settled but started the wheel s turning!!!

Daughter saw Dr again today - says delivery is probably at least a week away

Good for heart - 3800 steps and 4 flights of stairs - slow but did them!!! Still able to do thingsin home if I do them slow and rest in-between. Got in a low calorie day - hoping to see a 207 on the scales on the first of the year - so will be the same as the year began I think. Really want to lose some more pounds!!!

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Glad you are making appointments ,and that you got good foods and rest , Alaska is very far off Hugs , I did okay today the tree is decoration free , everything packed up most things taken down stairs, didnt really get a good chance to admire and look at the tree this year maybe next year, went for a short walk the road were covered in salt and some places were still icy from people dragging snow from their drive ways on road, so only did a 20 minute walk today then went to grocery store to get stuff for new years eve shrimp chicken egg rolls and mozzarella sticks, a cheese tray etc. forgot eggs lol . now it is thundering raining and sleeting here its in the 30's crazy , tired and sore from rain tomorrow will be a better day ,

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It was a full and busy day - tuckered out tonight but a little more positive in mood.

need to make lists of thins to get accomplished and then check them off - need to make appointments, write to dr to get insurance papers rolling for future appointments - The VA takes good care of me but everything has to be pre-authorized and takes weeks sometimes.

Good for my heart today was good foods and rest , but not nap - heading to early bed.

Thanks for your encouragement to just accept silent son... I must not let seeds of bitterness grow there - I have said this for 14 years so I can do it longer if I must. Alaska just seems so far away.

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so sorry Linda . my son is not good at talking and spending time with us he is a loner , but he does bring his cat to me almost every night and we share a few brief words or none at all, So silence does not mean he doesnt think about you . I bet he does, It is very hard . I wish I could say the right words to make you feel better, I hear you about so much to do , i get that way to there is a ton to do here, The house should be in tip top shape but it is not, I will try to do a little every day , Hugs we will get there . sending hugs and energy ,

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Your happy Christmas is an encouragement to me - I often have trouble with depression after the holiday season and it is trying to brew again - but I am facing it and trying to take good care of me and be positive even if not actually happy.

So much to do in this house and no energy or interest - but will keep doing my best to keep going forward and anticipate the new baby.

I always get a set back when another Christmas goes by and not a word from our son. - It hurt so bad to not understand why the silence and keep trying but a mother's love doesn't tun on and off - just steady and sad..

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hi linda glad you are back and safe . I surprised myself and had a merry christmas .It was fun having all the little ones in the house,, It was a huge chore getting my mom here but she made it and stayed for a few hours , we took pictures of her and the grand kids, my son cooked a ton of food and cleaned , My daughter and her fiance came and brought food, It was all fun. Now back to reality . next year if we can i want to do a bigger Christmas . More decorating inside and out . Maybe an outside fire if the weather permits, Just trying to find the happy in all we do, So excited for you with the new one coming, Blessings and love , so glad you are here to share my days with ,

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Oh we are so blessed!!!! Sounds like your Christmas was lovely!!! Good family time is the best!!! So was ours!!!
We did get home yesterday evening but so very tired and straight to be by 6pm!!!
Slept the clock around with only one potty stop up!!!
Today has been basic detox day lots of herb tea and water and simple proteins and fruits.
washed things so I can repack our suitcases for "the call" when daughter goes into active labor or induction.
I am so thankful for your friendship - thought of you often in the last few days and wondered if you were also having family precious family time . God bless you really good! I appreciate our friendship!!


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hi just a quick note to hope all is well , enjoyed my walk today fresh fish for supper a good book , thinking of you Linda Hugs

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hi linda love your christmas ours is the same . got each of our nieces and nephews a book from santa . my children each get a small gift card so at least they have something, Darren I will give him money . Looking forward to having every one here, all my brothers and sisters and their children. My daughter helped me to clean house yesterday, my son did a little today and made 4 batches of lasagna meatballs sausages and peppers and dips and stuff, I am blessed the only present i need i got which is darren , enjoy your time at your daughters , enjoy your Christmas and new year, hugs for the new baby and your family Love you . Merry christmas

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Monday evening and time to get out of computer for the holiday - will check in Thursday evening - Enjoy every bit of family time, enjoy successful sugery for Darren and not needing much else to celebrate! We are stickin to home made canned goods and a few traditional goodies and the kids are doing something 'hand made' and celebratin that precious ,much anticipated baby soon!

Good for heart - good food choices, wearing support stockings and less leg swelling! 3000 and 2500steps and blood sugar better this morning. Keeping thoughts and actions calm and simple.
Goal of much ice water sipping and small controlled portions of traditional low sugar foods.

Have a blessed, family time and be happy and healthy. Merry Christmas!! .

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just a short note i am tuckered out my daughter came over and we moved the whole house around almost all set for 25 people all family cant wait for the chaos . lol Talk to you soon got my walk in . hope you are well hugs

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12/22/19 3:52 P

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linda you did good with the steps and i like the idea of the socks, I took a nap today tuckered out from yesterday plus over 1000 extra steps taking care of darren , he cracks me up hes out chopping ice on the sidewalk and filling pellet stove 2 things he is not supposed to do and then can you get my pillow my meds my water all at different times lol, sorry about the trouble with your brother again. i got a walk in and now waiting for cowboy game tonight at 11 darren is getting josh at airport then tomorrow sara is coming to help with the tree and i need to make my sausage and peppers for the party and still get gifts,etc. oh well a real messed up christmas this year. I guess we all get the gift of darren , Lol, Hugs,

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Good for my heart today -
>three flights of stairs - 2500 stes thus far and might hit 3000 by sleep time
>wore support stockings and careful with salt to see if I can get better control of leg swelling.
>good food choices -
>Happy feelings are always good for heart!!! Deliberately chose to think only on positive when brother threw another curve ball at us - Just choosing JOY and be BRAVE!!!

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12/21/19 6:31 P

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a walk and ten flights of stairs getting the decorations and chili

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Gave most of my day's report in the happy note -
Something for my heart today was I found the pedometer the was missing and really low in steps but am content in my world - finally accepting this slower pace of being 70 and just enjoying the path of life. Did get 1500 steps and 2 flights of stairs.
Had too many carbs but they were fruit and whole grain Gluten free flours - nummy but blood sugar is up a bit.
Feeling sleepy and lazy tonight - will be early to bed. Blessings on your Saturday and keep happy and healthy. Hugs!

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linda glad you did so well and had a positive experience hubby said the same for his. today has been only in the 20s and for some reason i spent most of the day huddled at the computer wrapped in a a blanket. darren had company but i dint do much, tomorrow should be better. i better get some energy christmas is almost here so even though we have no money to exchange gifts , we are still having christmas eve here , so that means cleaning and getting tree up etc. i really need a walk too, all this sitting is doing nothing for me. hope you have a great night and a better tomorrow

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Awe Joanne, Such a good day for you - careful walk and then still energy for the clearing of the car!!! Good for you!!

This heart test was more simple than the three in the past. I had to walk long hall to et to test area, but then didn't have to even change into gown - they just did it all in regular street clothes -
Lots of protein and water in between parts of the test to rid the body of the radio-isotope they use in the filming and mapping. Very pleasant people who did the different parts of the test - very positive experience.

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linda so excited for you and your daughter happy to hear that she is ready . sorry you are tired but stress and traveling and change of routine can do that,hope you do well tomorrow on your test you should do very well, you encourage me because you always do the right things to take care of you , I went on a shorter walk today as it was icy everywhere, then I came home and got rid of about 3 inches on the car and the porches . it tuckered me out, but i got it done did not even attempt the driveway but i did bring the garbage can back up the driveway and then filled pellet stove today ,. Made spaghetti with clams so yummy no resting, Have a great night and a better tomorrow, Hugs ,

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Tuesday evening and time to head to bed so will be rested for the heart stress test tomorrow.
Praying our roads stay OK through the night - hubby will be driving me and only 25 minutes away -
I was totally wiped out from my busy trip away but this has been a good day and good food choices, getting in my last cup of water , have done two flights of stairs and can't find the pedometer so not counted but figure I probably did about 2000 steps.
I need my routine to settle into positive action and eating now till baby arrives. Daughter thinks by the 10th of January - we will see!!! She is so "heavy with child" and ready for it to arrive - has bed and clothes and car seat to take it home in so they are ready!!!



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linda i will pray for you enjoy your trip i hope you get no symptoms from your arm wow you had a lot of steps. I made chicken soup washed and changed sheets etc. dishwasher and other clothes done. i am tired . have a really great trip and enjoy,

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I am so pleased with progress of the day - I am late getting to bed but think I am ready for trip.

For my heart today - I ate well and the most steps in months!!!! 7500!! good because will b sitting a lot tomorrow. Thankful fo only sore arm from Whooping cough vaccine and praying thre will not be any other symptoms from it - I have ben pushing liquids and vit C and using the onGuard essential oil blend on wrists several times today.

Blessings on your weekend - will keep you and Darren in prayers through my days.

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wow linda a lot of steps for you and glad you will spend time with your daughter.we went to darrens sisters over 35 people dinner was nice we stayed for 4 hours / but darren is sore, his sister didnt have a stool for him to put his legs up. nice to see family, went for a walk in the drizzle. daughter came down and brought me to the grocery store, her fiance has a cold and a toothache so he stayed home. Have a great night and a better tomorrow, Hugs

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Graduation sounds glorious!!! Awe - I had one of those June 1970...so long ago!!!

And long call with Josh - Yay!!!!

Good for my heart today - good food choices, 4500steps!!!! tree done [still some sorting of decorations to do to decrease amount and also into smaller boxes so I can lift them , not depend on hubs being my pack horse.] Trip to the village, got couple things for baby shower and little stocking stuffers, picked up my ordered three pair of leggings, and got that whooping cough vaccine so I am covered and can be around new baby when she arrives. Home tuckered but content. Tomorrow will finish up sorting and have Living room all pretty in case daughter comes up after the baby shower - her work appointments got canceled so not sure how transportation will work out - I might take bus to and from or she might drive me up. Just going to have fun and keep calm...Heart stress test next Wednesday in the close town.

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linda your post made me smile have a lovely visit with your daughter, glad you are making progress and are feeling well, a short walk today another visit from one of my husbands friends, my daughter is coming to take darren to doctor as a few of his stitches are leaking, not a lot, but still haviing it checked to make sure not infected etc. then sara is taking me to grocery store , at doctors we are asking if he should go to party , Me and sara say no to much but let doctor decide, so busy day , graduation was nice and pretty quick about 135 nurses pinned and diploma and a few nice speeches, long walk in parking lot through snow and a little ice, but chairs were super cushiony and building was warm and gorgeous, a nice night , nice long talk with Josh this morning so life is good. Have a happy healthy aloha friday

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