Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday 04.30.2012

Worked, busy, glad to be home.

Tomorrow, we do it again.

And I'm sure it will be a much better day.

Thanks to all my wonderful co-workers.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday 04.29.2012

I didn't write last night--I had gone to Flushing to be with A. L. while D and her moving crew did their thing. And it was a good thing I was there, I think. 

D ended up having truck troubles, delaying their arrival back in Flushing until around 9 pm. By the time the truck was unloaded at 2 different stops and back at the house, it was 11-ish.

I had the pleasure of keeping my aunt company for the day, making sure she had eaten, and preparing an evening meal for all.

By the time I left, stopped in Holt, and got home myself, it was 0230. Tucked in and ready to sleep, I remembered the blog. I apologize to my daily readers...

This morning dawned clear and cold again, but the sun warmed quickly. I went out for a run about 10:30.

Breakfast, shower, sorting out stuff to do today.

I did end up completing a project, beginning another, and went out to Lowe's and purchased the wrong size blinds. Aack. And at Meijer I got fresh veggies for supper.


A quiet evening.

Tomorrow is a workday.

I'm thankful to be feeling well.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday 04.27.2012

I had a pretty good day today.

The morning went fast, and I was almost 10 minutes late for my "Leah" appointment. Aack. Not good being late for that appointment. Showing up all anxious and such. But she did her magic and I was a lot better when I left.  Thank you Leah.

Back at the condo, I started in on the projects I wanted to get done. It took most of the afternoon, including errands.

A safe drive back, thank you God, and a quiet evening.

Tomorrow I'm going to Flusing, maybe making a stop in Flint as well. I'll see how the afternoon turns out.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday 04.26.2012

A pretty good day today, thank you God.

Waited for the morning to get a little warmer before I went out for a run. (Those little "hills" aren't as much of a challenge as they first were...)

Breakfast, shower. Internet stuff.

Went out for errands, and came back and caught up on kitchen chores while doing food prep.

A yummy supper, a quiet evening.

Tomorrow is an appointment with Leah. Of course, I'll stop and fill my car again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday 04.25.2012

Busy workday.

Groceries after, so I don't have to do that tomorrow.

Thanks for the phone call, KS. I'm getting there...

Tomorrow I hope to be able to exercise outdoors, though there is rain predicted. A couple of other errands, and paperwork to do.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday 04.24.2012

Worked today. A very busy "baby day" with a great team that got through it.

And tomorrow, all those babies will need their 24-hour testings done...

I'm feeling ok, a bit tired this evening.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday 04.23.2012

I had a good day today, even through I didn't get out to exercise.  It was cold this morning--31 degrees--and windy. By the time I talked myself into bundling up to go out, I didn't have enough time. Shower, breakfast, and a meeting.

I went to Holt in the afternoon, bringing back another car load. Almost done.

A quiet evening.

Workday tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday 04.22.2012

I was surprised when the phone rang this morning. On Call again....  back to sleep.

I was also surprised that it was almost 8 o'clock when I woke.

Looking around at what I could do with my unexpected day at home; I ended up moving some stuff around, unpacking, repacking so it would fit somewhere, and just plain settling in.

Frank came over for a short time, too. We went out for a short walk. It was sunny, but a cold wind was blowing.

Did my accounting for the evening. Doesn't it seem like the month should be longer so the first-of-the-month bills aren't due yet...

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday 04.21.2012

Worked today; had a good day with great co-workers. Yay!

Home now for a quiet evening, to go back tomorrow for another great day!

Thank you God!

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday 04.20.2012

A pretty good day again today.  I've been sleeping a little better; that helps.

I went out for a run this morning. I love hearing the birds around here.

Shower, breakfast.

I spent the rest of the day sifting stuff around, went out to a couple of stores looking for solutions. It's slow, but I'm getting settled in.

Tomorrow is a workday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday 04.19.2012

I had a great day today! Blue sky and sunshine in the morning.

I did a load of laundry and hung it on the clothesline. Wonderful!!

Some odds and ends done, a trip to Holt and back, supper, and a quiet evening.

Not so quiet, really, with the night noises of the frogs and birds and such.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday 04.18.2012

What a great day!!

Started out with a run this morning. It was quite cool--maybe 40 degrees when I went out--but the sun was in a clear sky. By the time I got back (about 35 minutes later) it was much warmer.

Off to the dentist.

He removed an old filling that had some decay around it and re-filled it. I get so anxious any more when that work is being done. Tonight my jaw is sore, but will probably be much better tomorrow.

Not long after I got home, my friend V arrived. We had a wonderful day visiting, drinking wine, eating. We put the clothesline on the poles, and also went for a nice walk. It sure was good to see her. Thanks, V, for sharing your day with me.

Tomorrow is another day of "product placement"--trying to put things away.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday 04.17.2012

Worked today. The first half of the day was good. As the afternoon went on, however, the activity picked up, and we were steady busy until the end of the shift.

A quiet evening.

Tomorrow is a dental appointment for me, and a dear friend is coming to visit.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday 04.16.2012

Slept pretty good, got up and went to work.

The day was oddly busy; I was reminded about a meeting that wasn't on my planner. (Ugh) As it was, I didn't think I would be able to go.

But the other unit (special care nursery) wasn't busy, and one of the marvelous co-workers came out to relieve me so I could go. Wow--Thanks J!

And we had students come in just before I needed to go. So J and the students got the job done. When I got back to the floor, they were bustling around, and all was well. It turned out to be a pretty good work day for me.

I stopped at Meijer on the way home, then had a quiet night.

Tomorrow is another workday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday 04.15.2012

What a great day!

I went out for a run in between rain showers.

Cool off, breakfast, and I was enjoying my brew, when my phone rang. Frank was at the back door, wondering what I was doing....

He had been out for his walk, but got rained on. We visited a bit before the rain let up and he went on his way.

I got ready and went to Holt, picking up a few more things to bring back.

A quiet evening.

Tomorrow is a workday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday 04.14.2012

Yep, worked today, extra.

It turned out to be a pretty good day again.

I had intended to leave early afternoon, but stayed a little longer. Then, when I was thinking it was a good time to go, a couple of docs came in and stirred the pot. I couldn't leave when there was commotion going on. So, I ended up clocking out shortly after 5 pm. And happy to do so.

I was hungry, and found something to eat when I got home. After putzing around some, I got comfy on the sofa and ended up falling asleep for a couple of hours. Ahhh....

Tomorrow I'm planning on a trip to Holt and back. Just about done there.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday 04.13.2012 Another Lucky Day!!

I slept pretty good, woke just before the alarm came on, got up and ready for work.

And we had a pretty good workday, with great co-workers.

A quiet evening, and I offered to work tomorrow for a half day.

I've noticed my hips are a little sore. They were a few days ago, too, after I had run. The area here is kind of hilly. Maybe not like mountain foothills, but definitely greater degrees of incline/decline than I'm accustomed to. Maybe I'll have to try a different route with gentler grades. I don't want to hurt myself exercising...

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday 04.12.2012

What a great day today!!

I slept fairly well, and the sun came up in a clear sky.

After getting the bread machine "loaded" and started, I went out for a run. As I was cooling off, looking at the computer, I saw this email (not in it's entirety):

"My name is Michael Foti and I am the Regional Manager for Empowered Medical Media. Our primary brand, Empowered Doctor, focuses on the latest healthcare news. Currently, we are news affiliates of The Chicago Tribune and CBSNewYork, supplying both their website's health sections with the latest advances against cancer. Over the course of our extensive research on the topic of breast cancer, we came across your blog and found it to have a plethora of great information on the topic. As such, I'd like to congratulate you as your blog has been selected as one of Empowered Doctor's Top Breast Cancer Blogs. ... Additionally, be sure to visit both (on the right hand side under advances against cancer) and (and then click the cancer central tab) to see the continuous work we do for the fight against cancer."

Included was a link for the "award" to paste onto my blog site. Wow!! I had to read it a few times. Chicago Tribune, and CBSNew York?? Amazing!!

I'm honored. I do hope that by sharing my experiences someone else has questions answered. This cancer treatment stuff is no joke; almost 4 years out of treatment and still there are side effects. Maybe they should be called "after effects"?

Anyway, I showered and was starting the soup when Frank came in. Not long after, T&KS showed up. Woo Hoo!! And then J&P!! Woo Hoo again!!

We had a great afternoon. The food was good and I enjoyed everyone being here, bringing "family love" to my new home. And the guys got my clothes dryer hooked up, as well as tweaking the garage door opener.

Thank you all for being here today.

They left, I finished the kitchen, swept out the garage, moved some stuff around, and had a quiet evening.

Tomorrow is a workday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday 04.11.2012

So. My baby is 35 years old. Next month, my firstborn will be 38. I find it amazing, as I reflect on myself at those ages. I don't feel any older than them. Ha!

I had a good day today, starting with breakfast. I went for groceries and stopped over to Frank's house to give him his birthday card, but he was in the shower and I couldn't wait, so I left it for him. I visited with John, his housemate, for a minute. He's doing well; his leg still aches when it's cold, and he's got a bit of a limp. (He was the motorcycle accident person of a few years ago.)

I went to Leah's for my massaahge. Oh, yeah, she does a good job. Thank you Leah. Back at Holt, I did some laundry and had supper before coming home.

A quiet night.

Company tomorrow--T&KS, J&P, and Frank coming over. It will be good to have family love in my new home. (Hey, B, want to catch a ride with T&KS?? Give them a call...)

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday 04.10.2012

I slept pretty good last night, finally. After a leisurely morning, I was getting ready to go out for a run when I saw a car pull into my driveway, then another. Huh?

It was the Property Manager and a maintenance person. The maintenance person went into the garage to repair the garage door opener motor, and I invited Crystal the property manager in to see how the house is doing. As I showed her around, we talked about solutions. I think she's happy with her choice of tenant. *smile*

After they left, I went out for my exercise. It was cold, and snowing even.

Shower, food, and off to a meeting, which was really good.

Back at home, I moved a few things around, fixed food, ate, cleaned up, and had a quiet evening.

Tomorrow is massage day. And also my last-born's birthday. He's getting old...a whopping 35 years. I don't feel that old myself. Happy Birthday, Frank.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday 04.09.2012

Worked today; tired tonight.

A quiet evening, and to bed.

Unsure about tomorrow's plans.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday 04.08.2012 Easter Day

What a great day today!!

The phone rang; I stayed home.

I got up for a minute and put the crock pot on and went back to bed for a bit, getting up again about 8. The sun was coming up, the big blackbirds were noisy, and it was windy. Ugh. I don't like the wind.

It was interesting, though, the wind blowing around this house. It makes a lot of noises.

I was able to catch up with the paper chase today before Frank came over to share the pot roast. It was yummy, too.

The wind finally slowed down in time for us to go out for a walk. We went out and explored some acreage around here. We found some cool stuff, and some creepy stuff, too. Strange, what people do...

We had a quiet evening, visiting and doing computer stuff.

Tomorrow is a workday for me.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saturday 04.07.2012

What a beautiful day today!!

When the sunshine warmed the morning to 45 degrees or so, I went out for a run. I love hearing the birds in the quiet day.

Breakfast, shower. I picked through stuff, trying to figure out where it's going to go. Next week the maintenance people are going to be doing some work here, some of it in the basement, and I don't want my stuff to be in their way. I ended up putting up a couple of curtain rods/window treatments.

I also went up to pick up a few more things at the condo. Almost done...

Tomorrow is an eight hour workday. I have a pot roast put together in the crock pot to start in the morning. I hope Frank comes to share it with me.

My left upper arm is much better. Still a bit lumpy, but the soreness is almost gone, thank you God.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

And Happy Easter--Jesus Lives!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday 04.06.2012

A pretty good workday today, with the best co-workers. Life is good.

The evening has gone by, me wandering around with a measuring tape and a roll of masking tape, marking out where shelves might go, where I might hang pictures and stuff.

I forgot to mention a few days ago that my left upper arm was hurting pretty good along the lymph channel. I remember the thoughts--that my arm was really sore, and that it felt an awful lot like the "cording" I had had a few years ago, that Ike had to work out. It scared me that I might be developing that cording again, and wanted to do what I could to make it better.

So, mimicking Ike's technique as much as I could one-handed, (and what I could remember of it), I worked on that upper arm. And boy was it sore. It was still sore and tender yesterday, but tonight it's a lot better. Still lumpy and tender, but not so sore.

Whew. I think I might have done something right.

Tomorrow I hope to exercise, put some more stuff away, and I need to make a trip to Holt.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday 04.05.2012

I slept a little better last night. Just before the alarm came on, the phone rings. On Call. That works--I have a meeting this morning that I hadn't gotten coverage for.

The meeting was pretty good, and afterwards Frank and I met for a beverage before going to Menards and back to the house.

He hooked up the new washer hoses and Wa Laa!! The clothes washer is functional! The dryer needs fittings and hooked up, but there are clothesline poles in the back yard. Woo Hoo for the solar dryer.

I putzed around, fixed food and ate, cleaned up the kitchen, and had a quiet evening.

Tomorrow will be a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday 04.04.2012

I had a pretty good day today, overall.

Didn't sleep as well as I had hoped, but the sun was shining and the birds were singing all day today.

After laundry, food, picking up, packing, and doing a signature-thing with Daniel again, I was able to leave for Jackson.

A safe drive down, thank you God, and it was good to get here. I unpacked and put some more things away, scrounged up something to eat, and went out for groceries when I wondered what I was going to have for lunch tomorrow at work.

And I had a quiet evening putzing around, trying to make everything fit.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday 04.03.2012

What a great day!

Woke to a mostly mirrored lake. So peaceful. The birds chattering and flying around.

As I watched over the next couple of hours, first a breeze, then a wind. Heavy gray clouds were moving over the now white-capped waves. A few large drops of rain that didn't even wet the cement, the wind eased, and within maybe 45 minutes, the lake was quiet again.

And as I watched, an awareness--so much like life.

All is good, a storm blows through, life settles down again.

I found a couple things I wanted in Hale. I was also able to enjoy sitting out on the deck and just watching the lake. Temps got to 57 degrees before I left.

I stopped in Flushing for a quick hello, continuing on my way to Holt.

Tomorrow I'll take another load to Jackson.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday 04.02.2012

I had a pretty good day today. Got more stuff sifted, boxes unloaded, repacked. Stuff to use, stuff to use later. Ugh. I felt like I needed to get away.

So, I looked at the weather for Long Lake. And it was promising....

And the next thing I knew, I was packing for overnight and was on the road about 2:30pm.

I stopped in Holt, dropping off and picking up, and went on up to the JC.

It's beautiful here. Cold, (mid 40's this evening) but beautiful.

The furnaces warmed the building quickly, and I had supper and a quiet evening.

Will more than likely come back home tomorrow afternoon, but if it's really nice out....

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday 04.01.2012 Foolish Day

So, it was April Fool's Day today. I had a good day, overall.

Unpacking, sorting, what-can-go-where, and how??

Frank and I spent the afternoon at WalMart, picking up a few things that made some of it happen. What a challenge...

The rest of the evening was spent sifting and settling. I might be almost done pretty soon.

Not sure what tomorrow will turn into.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.