A Wake
Sunday, February 27, 2011      1 comments

Today is the wake....gonna be a long day. I wish my brother was of more support than what he is. But the demon called alcohol has eaten away at him through the years and it's all he can do to get himself to where he needs to be during this try... Read more
Best Laid Plans
Saturday, February 26, 2011      2 comments

God has a way of making His wishes known. Dad took a turn for the worse this week and ultimately passed away Thursday. DH and I were at his bedside. He never got to come home with us. and maybe it's better this way. I put up a brave front b... Read more
Sunday, February 20, 2011      2 comments

Wow! what a whirlwind I've had the last couple of weeks. Ever since we decided to bring Dad home to live with us. Everything suddenly went into over drive! Luckily, I've stayed true to SP and have lost another 2 lbs (at least, my mid-week ch... Read more
Secret desire
Sunday, February 13, 2011      3 comments

My husband has always weighed less than me. Even when I was skinny, before kids....he's always weighed less than me. Of course, back then it was only a 5lb weight difference. Now it's a 30lb difference. But still. I guess I have it in... Read more
Frustrated...but staying positive
Saturday, February 12, 2011      3 comments

So I left St Louis Tuesday with a goal to get things ready for Dad's homecoming. Tried to get OnLine access to his bank account....they won't let me. Apparently Power of Attorneys are not allowed. So I'll have to take care of his banking the ... Read more
What a relief!
Sunday, February 06, 2011      3 comments

Visited with Dad yesterday. The rehab unit he is in is quite nice! However, when I walked in and saw him, my heart was sad. Here is an old man who looked very sad, resigned to his plight. I kissed him, of course, squeezed him as best I could... Read more
Many thanks to my SP friends
Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

Thanks for reading my blog about my Dad. It was heart wrenching to write but also cleansing. I appreciate everyone of your nice, warm and supportive comments. It's nice to know there are great people in this world who are caring and who have ... Read more
Feeling blue
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

My Dad got out of the hospital last week and is in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for rehab. The hope was he would build up his strength so he could walk and other activities of daily living on his own. Then he could go back home. However, ... Read more
Treasure Chest
Thursday, January 27, 2011      3 comments

As I was getting ready for work this morning, I realized that my closet is a treasure chest. I've got several sizes of pants and tops just waiting for me to slim down to. Right now I'm at the maximum amount of weight that I've EVER been. And ... Read more
Gained a pound this week.
Monday, January 24, 2011      2 comments

Had a rough week last week. My mid-week weight check revealed I had gained 2 lbs. Yikes! Of course, I immediately reviewed my nutrition and fitness journal. That's when I realized I had not exercised (due to the upper respiratory crud)....... Read more
Saturday, January 22, 2011      4 comments

My new mantra this week: Chest Out, Belly In. I think that will not only improve my posture but will also help strengthen my core muscles. And Lord knows I need all the help I can get! Also, by telling myself COBI several times a day, I'll b... Read more
Monday, January 17, 2011      5 comments

I found out yesterday that my dad is in the hospital with pneumonia. He has severe COPD and is oxygen dependent. He also has a bowel obstruction. Both of these diagnoses can be deadly in the elderly and especially for someone with COPD. Try... Read more
Saturday, January 15, 2011      0 comments

For the first time, in a loooong time, I looked myself in the mirror and told myself: You're beautiful. AND I meant it! Sounds vain, I know. But honestly, I haven't said that to my reflection in a long, long time. I've avoided the mirror or... Read more
Tiny Bubbles....
Thursday, January 13, 2011      1 comments

I stayed home from work today so I could kick this wicked head/chest cold in the butt. Actually, I was having my very own pity party. Afterall....tomorrow will be a week since I came down with this and I've got a life to live! Kind of hard to... Read more
Feeling puny today
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      1 comments

So....I've been dealing with this wicked head/chest cold for almost a week. It's finally catching up to me. My neck and chest muscles are sore from all the coughing. And the coughing....OMG! THE COUGHING! I'm sick of it! I talked to a coup... Read more

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