Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday 01.31.2017

Another great day!

I went up to Flushing last night (to beat the storm) and took Diane to an appointment today.

We had to shovel her driveway this morning before going out.

The procedure went as expected; she slept the rest of the afternoon while Lois and I had a great visit.

A safe drive home, thank you God, with the snow squalls decreasing visibility and causing slide-offs.

Of course, the plow pile at the end of the driveway was yucky, but I was able to get in.  After a snack and unpacking, I bundled up and went out to clear the snow.

It was really a pretty night. 31 degrees and just a light intermittent breeze. The snow was wet and heavy, but I took my time and got it done. Then I went for a short walk, watching the clouds racing as the sky tries to clear.

Tomorrow is an appointment.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday 01.29.2017

Another great day!

Just about as busy as yesterday.  The Greatest Co-Workers Ever helped to make it pleasant.

I was disappointed to feel my hip actually hurting and the bottom of the foot tingling around noontime. I have a therapy re-evaluation already scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.  *sigh*

I may need to shovel in the morning.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday 01.28.2017

Another great day!!

Busy work day.

Warmer, humidified house this evening.

Doing it again tomorrow....

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday 01.26.2017

Another great day!

As the weather changes to cold again, the new insulation is proving to make for a more comfortable house.

And quieter.

I've definitely noticed a decrease in the traffic noise.

So nice. And so thankful for a great homeowner/landlord.

Tomorrow I've got a few chores to do.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday 01.24.2017

Another great day!

Tomorrow the insulation is being installed--woo hoo!!!

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday 01.21.2017

What a great day!!

Frank was able to go with me to visit with the fam.  All 5 of us siblings were together, blessings that we cherish.

A smaller gathering than previous ones; those not able to join us were missed.

A safe drive both there and back through the heavy fog. On the way back, the sun won out, temps in the high 50's and blue sky at home.  Just. Wow.

Almost scary, considering it's late January in Michigan. The trees will be budding, and I've got day lilies coming up.

Tomorrow I'm going north again for a visit.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday 01.20.2017

Another great day!

Worked, busy, but with enough help.

Actually clocked out close to "on-time"!

Tomorrow is a drive to visit with my brothers. Looking forward to a fun afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs/

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday 01.19.2017

Another great day!

Went for the "annual" physical today.

All is well.

Errands on the way home, chores after I got back.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday 01.18.2017

Another great day!

Went out for a run this morning.  Mild temperature, high 30's, occasional light breeze.  It was very pleasant, with some birdsong to accompany me.

Breakfast, shower.

Went out for errands before going to a meeting, which was very good.

Chores, supper, a quiet rest of the evening.

Tomorrow is the annual physical.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday 01.17.2017

Another great day!

I was very busy again today. I felt like a spinning top, spinning down the halls and bouncing in and out of rooms. I did have a break between 2:30 and 4, when I was able to eat lunch and catch up on documentation. And then it started again.....

Finally home, a quiet rest of the night.

Tomorrow is a meeting in the afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday 01.16.2017

Another great day!

Worked. Any more busy, and I would have been overwhelmed. As it was, I was able to do my work and leave almost on time.

Tomorrow I get to do it again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday 01.15.2017

Another great day!

Spent the afternoon with Frank, putting a closet rod in a closet. Yup, all afternoon.  Taking shelves out, measuring, going to the builder store. Measuring, cutting, drilling, screwing.


And standing back to let him do it himself.

Yup. It was hard.

But he's getting it. He hasn't done much on the home repair/maintenance scene.

Oh yeah, and putting the shelves back in. He did a great job!

We came back to my house where I fixed a quick supper for us, we ate, and he went on his way.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday 01.14.2017

Another great day!

I had a nice morning, read a little, breakfast, shower.

Went over to Frank's house for a visit--then out for dinner. We had a nice visit.

The rest of the evening, I was in the basement, moving the items from the top shelves of the shelving units, so that the insulation guys can do their thing. Not sure when they're coming, but it's ready for them.

Might help Frank with a project tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday 01.13.2017

Another great day!

Went out this morning for errands. Came back, met the homeowner and insulation person.


He had a nifty little machine that showed the temperatures of whatever it was aimed at.

And, what do you know, this house is sooo leaky at the basement sill plate. And there is no insulation under the kitchen/crawlspace. And only about 3 inches of old timey insulation in the attic.

This landord is awesome--she asked when the work could be done, so I'm guessing it is going to be a go.

After they left, I went out for groceries.

A quiet rest of the night.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday 01.12.2017

Another great day!

Boy, was I busy!!

My hip and foot started bothering me in the morning, so much so that I took some tylenol and motrin and a couple ounces of caffeinated coffee. It was still a couple hours before I noticed that it was better.

Tomorrow I won't be stressing it as much, as I don't work.  The homeowner is meeting an insulation contractor here for an evaluation. Hoping for the best.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday 01.11.2017

What a great day!

Busy, with a great group of co-workers. Each unit rocked it out!!!

Tired tonight.

Tomorrow is all the 24 hour testing for all the babies born today.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday 01.10.2017

Another great day!

Shoveled just a bit, as the rain and temperatures above freezing are predicted.  I might have gotten stuck in the bottom of the driveway if I hadn't (the plow pile was heavy, wet, some slushy stuff on the bottom).

Went over to the doctor for a follow up on the hip.

He was pleased with the progress, then he proceeded to twist me like a pretzel to re-align my spine. Sounded like crunching crackers. He put a warm pack on me for 15 minutes, and I left. It was sore most of the rest of the day/evening. I did take motrin and tylenol, and it's much better tonight.

He also asked if I could do a BLS (basic life support--CPR) class for his office staff. Sure!! I spoke with the office manager, and we will talk again to finalize it.

Stopped at the store on the way home, had a bite to eat, then went to a "celebration" at the hospital, recognizing accomplishments from 2016. Degrees, certifications, etc. It was nice, and nice to be acknowledged (for the IBCLC-International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).

Laundry tonight, and moved a few things around in the basement, as an insulation company is coming Friday to evaluate!! I sure hope they have great ideas and an even better price!! The homeowner will be here, too. Time will tell...

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday 01.09.2017

Yes, it was Another Great Day!

Went to the class to renew not only my Basic Life Support certificate for another 2 years, but the Instructor certificate, too.

Stopped back at the house for a bite to eat, then up to see Leah for a wonderful massage.

She worked her magic, finding so much "ick" in the upper half of my back. And then above the hip, where the spasm is releasing. It's all tied together....

I feel so much better tonight, though my hip is pretty sore. As long as it's healing.

Tomorrow is a doctor appointment.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday 01.08.2017

Another great day!


Tomorrow is a class in the morning, massage in the afternoon.

Sounds like a great day to me!!!

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday 01.07.2017

Another great day!

Worked, nicely busy, with my nice co-workers.

Hip is sore most of the day. *sigh*

Doing it again tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday 01.06.2017

Another great day, though cold...

Single digits cold.

Went to therapy; making progress. The exercises that are "helping" make the affected area really sore.  I can only trust that it will eventually be all better.

And dinner tonight with the Best Co-Workers Ever.

Tomorrow I get to work with some of them.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday 01.05.2017

Another great day!

Cold--geesh. 13 degrees.

After breakfast I bundled up and went outdoors to clear the driveway and sidewalk. It was pleasant while the sun was out, but the snow squalls brought a breeze, which brought the wind chill down to "whoa, that wind is cold!".

I spent the rest of the day chasing small tasks, and got a few things accomplished.

Tomorrow is therapy, and a dinner gathering in the evening.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday 01.04.2017

Another great day!

Though much colder, and very windy.

(I don't like the wind)

Went out for a therapy appointment. 

I think this therapist, who also worked with me last week, has the knack. I think this spasm stuff is better. Not all the way, but enough to say it's better.  I hope it continues to improve.

From there I went over to the store for groceries. When I was looking in the cupboards for items I like for work, and don't find them, I guess it's time to restock. 

Home, supper, lit a bunch of candles to help heat the rooms I was in (really--it's surprising. Hold your hand above the flame for .....  well, don't hurt yourself, it's hot)

A quiet night.

I hope it's less windy tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Warm Hugs.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday 01.03.2017

Another great day!

Worked, turned into a busy one, though enjoyable.

Making a positive difference in our patients' lives is what it's all about.

Tomorrow is a therapy appointment.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sunday 01.01.2017

Another great day!!

A sunny way to start the new year!  

I went for a run in the sun.  So pleasant, above freezing, though the wind was on the wintry side.

Got some household chores done, did some internet business, made a pot of chili.  Yum!

Frank stopped over this evening.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.