Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday 02.28.2017

Another great day!

A different kind of work day--taught three BLS/CPR classes.  And I liked it.

Tomorrow I have another therapy appointment.

Severe weather here tonight. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, wind, hail. And smells wormy.  Hm.

Happy Spring???

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday 02.25.2017

Another great day!

Woke to see giant snowflakes. 35 degrees colder than yesterday. Isn't that amazing?!?

Went out to teach the BLS/CPR course. It went well, and we had a good time doing it.

I did a couple of errands, came home, fixed food and ate.

Tried to stay awake, but gave in and closed my eyes for a while. (maybe like on and off for a couple of hours??  yikes...)

A couple of phone conversations, and a quiet rest of the night.

Might get together with Frank tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday 02.24.2017

Another great day!

Went downtown to a shoe store, where the knowledgeable store owner listened to my needs, watched me walk without shoes on, sized my feet on the sizer, and selected a model.

A couple sizes of that one, he went to get a different model. I think he may have tried 3 sizes of that one, too. He modified the arch support for me ("no charge") and made a sale. Come back any time for adjustments to the shoes.

Sure hope they last longer than 9 or 12 months. Is that realistic??  I only wear them 3 days a week.

Stopped for fresh food on the way home.

Sat on the front porch and read in 67 degree weather IN FEBRUARY, IN MICHIGAN.   Until.....

A mosquito got me.   IN FEBRUARY!!!  IN MICHIGAN!!!!

This weather is so crazy.  The oak and maple trees in my yard are budded out, and the day lilies are up 3 inches.  I have to say, I'm quite concerned about the tree crops here.

Tomorrow I teach a morning BLS class.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday 02.21.2017

Another great day!

It's been longer than I thought since the last post...

Worked Saturday and Sunday, busy, and most of the staff are ill. Fatigued, glassy-eyed, coughing.  Me too, at least until today.

Went to therapy Monday, saw doctor today.  Both are seeing improvement, and I agree.  I'm still sore, but not as much. And I feel more "stable"  through the skeleton. Sounds odd, but having the back/spine adjusted into alignment is helpful!

Today I strung a line outdoors, and put my bedding out.  "Blowing the stink off"  as Elaine would say.  Had to finish the sheets in the dryer, though.  The blankets and pillows I put out without washing.

Looking forward to a "fresh" bed tonight, and tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday 02.17.2017

Another great day!

A brief appointment in Lansing, then back home for a few minutes before going to the therapy appointment.

Robin is the therapist; she worked on me for over an hour again today.  I do think she's helping, much more than the other therapists did.   I'm thankful to have her as part of my care team.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday 02.16.2017

Another great day!

Went for a dental cleaning.  Hygienist said I was "doing a great job".

Doctor came in for his "exam".  "Visual evidence of decay under existing repair".  


I know what that means.

Scheduled for a removal of old filling, remove new decay, and refill.  Ick.

Went out for a walk in the sun this afternoon.  Was definitely colder than it looked out there.

Laundry and other household tasks.

Tomorrow is an appointment in Lansing, then another therapy appointment.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday 02.15.2017

Another great day!

Went to therapy at a new place.

This Therapist, Robin, did a great job.  She worked on me for almost an hour, then hooked up a "stimulator",  covered the area with an ice pack, and left me for 20 minutes.

I've been "fatigued" most of the remainder of the day.  But I do think the spasm was released.  And I'm not as sore as I thought I might be.  (so far...)

Tomorrow is a dental appointment, and a meeting.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday 02.14.2017

Another great day!

Worked.  A slower kind of busy.

Whew.  We needed it.

And a new Valentine added to the World--Annebelle Elaine.

Welcome Little One.

Tomorrow is a new therapist for the hip.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday 02.13.2017

Another great day!

Worked.  An odd busy, just enough to get it done and take a breath.

And, of course, just before end of shift, someone needed help.

And I clocked out late.

Home, and a quiet night.

Doing it again tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday 02.12.2017

Another great day!!

Went out for a run, even though the forecast was for rain. I decided to "chance it", as it wasn't raining when I went out.

It never did rain.

I'm glad I went out.

Fixed Valentine treats and took them over for Frank.

And had a nice rest of the day.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday 02.11.2017

Another great day!

After a quiet morning, I spent the afternoon with Frank.

He wanted to show me all the improvements he's done with his house. He's done a good job!

We had a nice visit, went out for dinner, then went to a few stores looking for items for his "projects".

Back at home, I had a quiet rest of the night.

Tomorrow I'll work on my own "projects".

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday 02.08.2017

Another great day!

Worked the last couple of days.

Found some YouTube videos of exercises to help with the piriformis/hip discomfort, and have done a 15-20 minute session both Monday and Tuesday after work. It does help, and I ended up going to bed after.

Today I went out for a run, which was enjoyable. There was some bird chatter that sounded Spring-like. Nobody knows what season it is anymore, what with the temperatures and weather fluctuating so greatly.

Tomorrow is a gathering with a work group.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Saturday 02.04.2017

Another great day!

A low key morning. Did some reading, breakfast.

Went out for errands, came back, and fixed some fabulous chicken soup with home made dumplings.

Frank came over and we enjoyed the soup and the company.

Tomorrow I need to work on those chores....

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday 02.03.2017

Another great day!

Worked, and had a nice day!   A just-right busy, great co-workers, and lunch!!

Clocked out on time, too.

A quiet night.

Chores tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday 02.02.2017

Another great day!

Although I "floated out" today.  First half of the day, I worked their floor, doing what I could. Second half of the day, I "sat" with someone.  I really enjoyed the patient, and was nice to be in just one room.

A quiet evening.

And warm in the house!!

The insulation guy had been here and finished the job. Doesn't look as nice as if it had been done correctly the first time, but it's not obviously awful.

Tomorrow I should be working my own unit.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday 02.01.2017

Another great day!

Went out and shoveled the drive again this morning. Another almost inch fell early this morning. Looking at the weather--predicted to be below freezing the next many days, and didn't want that stuff to freeze on the driveway.  So I shoveled.

The sun was out and felt warm; most of the drive melted dry. And then there was a squall later this afternoon/early evening. I didn't go out and do it again.

The insulation company owner came out today to inspect the job. What I thought were concerns, he found on his own. He called back and will have someone over tomorrow to "take care of it".  I don't think he was real happy with his guy. Hope his guy respects my environment tomorrow. I won't be here, as I'm scheduled to work.

Made a lot of phone calls, and got some things taken care of, and worked on a project. Just about done with that.

A quiet rest of the night.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.