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Merry Christmas
Thursday, December 24, 2020      4 comments

Taking a few moments today to catch my breath and remember what Christmas is really about. Feeling especially thankful that I came through my covid experience with no complications. Merry Christmas everyone!... Read more
Wednesday, December 23, 2020      3 comments

Just got the official word. I'm cleared to go back to work Friday. I know that's Christmas but I've missed my residents something awful and I only have to work 4 hours. So happy!... Read more
Last day of 50
Tuesday, December 22, 2020      4 comments

Tomorrow is my 51st birthday. So today I'm reflecting on the last year and thinking of goals for next year. I read an article yesterday about setting a 10% weight loss goal. That's 28 pounds for me. That seems doable. Sure losing 100 would be... Read more
Day 8
Saturday, December 19, 2020      4 comments

Feeling really tired and emotional (ok! Whiny) today. Hopefully I'm on the mend... Read more
Slowing down
Thursday, December 17, 2020      5 comments

While I'm not happy about having Covid, I've realized that it has made me slow down. Normally this time of year is very stressful for me. Wanting to get everyone the perfect gift, money worries, balancing work with family. And let's not forget t... Read more
Quarantine Day 5
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      5 comments

We don't feel great but we know it could be worse. 9 more days to go... Read more
Christmas Came Early
Tuesday, December 15, 2020      6 comments

Philip & I both have Covid. We aren't feeling too bad so far. I'm praying it stays that way. So we are hunkering down for a couple of weeks of quarantine. Rest and fluids are the name of the game. A silver lining: I can't taste anything so I... Read more
Dec. 4
Friday, December 04, 2020      6 comments

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Read more
Three steps back..
Tuesday, November 24, 2020      7 comments

I feel so sorry for my residents. For a little while they were allowed to eat in the dining room. Do activities. As long as they had no symptoms, stayed 6 feet apart and wore a mask. The could sit outside on nice days. Family could visit. Thi... Read more
Adding Strength Training?
Friday, October 16, 2020      7 comments

Where do I even begin? I'm looking at the various machines at my gym and I'll be honest, I don't even know what half of them do. I read that after 40 we start to lose muscle mass. I'm 10 years in, and let's face it, I didn't have a lot of muscl... Read more
Wednesday, October 14, 2020      2 comments

Over the weekend P and I traveled north up by Chicago to the Anderson Japanese Gardens. Such a breathtakingly beautiful place. I recommend it to anyone... Read more
Back In The Saddle Again
Tuesday, October 06, 2020      3 comments

My youngest talked me into going to the gym this morning. I took it slow 🐌 but I got an hour in on the treadmill. It's a start... Read more
Monday, August 24, 2020      5 comments

I'm on my 6th 12 hour shift in a row. To say I'm tired would be an understatement. I keep hoping there will be some relief from this soon. We desperately need more people hired soon.... Read more
The 12s are back
Saturday, August 22, 2020      4 comments

We are literally down to 6 CNA's at my job. For the time being I will be working 12 hour shifts. Praying we get a pay raise that will attract more workers... Read more
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Saturday, August 15, 2020      3 comments

Headed to St. Louis so P some take some pics and I can get in some extra steps... Read more

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