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Apologizing for my poor choice of words
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      4 comments

I volunteer two full days a week at the next town. I am with grades 2-3 and my Mum with grades 4-6. Unfortunately this school doesn't have enough help, it's a typical small, private Christian school. Last Friday I was pulled out of my room to c... Read more
the neighborhood pool is open!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      1 comments

Yeah! My favorite form of exercise! No sweating, easy on the joints, and I can start each morning with just peace and serenity, reciting scripture, as I get in a long swim!... Read more
Today I am at home
Monday, May 18, 2015      2 comments

Going to the library today and getting some books. Looking for a quiet day!... Read more
another day driving
Sunday, May 17, 2015      1 comments

Another long day driving Mum...... Read more
Bad day yesterday...at school
Saturday, May 16, 2015      1 comments

Hectic day. I started in grades 2-3 getting work finished that we need done by next week. I was called to cover grades 7-8 for a while and had to give a spelling test, kept reminding the kids to get their FEET off their desks, put their chair l... Read more
more driving
Friday, May 15, 2015      0 comments

Mum announced yesterday she wants to go to the Greek festival Sunday and she wanted to be at the school breakfast for volunteers this morning at 7:30. I reminded her that last year she didn't eat any of the food, it was all carbs and starches, a... Read more
Exhausted from volunteering...and driving Mum
Thursday, May 14, 2015      1 comments

My beloved does a lot of driving so now he's away I'm doing it all. There are only two more weeks of school left where Mum and I volunteer and I will be so glad when it ends! Yesterday was a looong day with the children, then drive Mum to her p... Read more
Another pound gone
Wednesday, May 13, 2015      1 comments

I have been eating super clean: 2 egg whites and a glass of almond milk silk for breakfast, then four hours later a piece of fruit, four hours later a triple serving of veggies, tons of water. Gives me something to focus on while beloved is awa... Read more
terrific thunderstorm last night
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      4 comments

It was hot yesterday, 90 degrees. I was expecting a package from the Post Office that required a signature so I called them in the morning to find out what time the mail truck may come by. I was told by the gentleman that it was anytime betwee... Read more
Mother's Day with Mum
Monday, May 11, 2015      0 comments

I fought the traffic to get to her town 30 miles away, picked her up and brought her to my house. I had ordered a lovely deep-dish chicken pie from Fresh Market so popped that in the oven to cook while we just talked. I had found an old pack o... Read more
First day was good...
Sunday, May 10, 2015      2 comments

Missed beloved but brought Mum home after church and we spent a lovely day together. I served her a lovely pasta for lunch with cherry pie and cream for dessert, all her favorites. I had a big salad made with kale, chard, beet greens, etc, no ... Read more
Alone for 16 days...
Saturday, May 09, 2015      4 comments

Except for caring for Mum, constant driving and stress, I will be without my husband for 16 days. He's going on a trip and I can't get away. Our first separation since he was in the Army 35 years ago! While he is away I'm going to try to eat ... Read more
My 62nd birthday!
Thursday, April 23, 2015      9 comments

How can time have passed so quickly? It seems I just left high school and college, yet here I am, married 40 years and we both turned 62 this year. We have been so blessed and recognize that we have. Today I see the doctor for my routine welln... Read more
so busy with Mum
Tuesday, April 21, 2015      1 comments

This is why we cruise...taking 5 round trips a week, each an hour, out of 7 days just to keep Mum "independent and living alone" is exhausting. She told the doctor that she "has lost the will to take walks" anymore, a huge part of her life. He... Read more
Home after 20 day cruise and didn't gain an ounce!
Saturday, April 11, 2015      14 comments

We made it home again and I got on the scale at 4:30 this morning. Couldn't sleep worth beans, so much to do now and next week is chock full of stuff I have to do, caring for Mum, teaching at the school where we both volunteer. But I hadn't gain... Read more

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