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Lots of walking today!
Thursday, November 23, 2017      2 comments

Morning walk, then beloved will get Mum at 11 while I shower. Should be a nice day and have Mum back in her place about 5:30...... Read more
Up early, laundry is in the dryer
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      3 comments

I like the valerian, it seems to be helping me sleep. Yesterday I volunteered at the Assisted Living where a Mum is. It was a full day and I did a lot of moving ancient ones to keep them involved in our activities. The second activity person w... Read more
My friend has no choice and is stuck in a not great situation
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      3 comments

She’s the wife of the neighbor who cut us off when we didn’t vote his way, after five years of friendship...he also cut my friend and her kids off from us too. Her first marriage was bad, so she finally took her girls and left. Met the man livi... Read more
The valerian seems to be working!
Monday, November 20, 2017      3 comments

I had lights off by 9:30...my book was too good to stop so I read a little longer! I awoke at 3am, lay there quietly until 4:30...mostly thinking of our neighbors who cut us off completely when we didn’t vote their way...and suddenly it was 7:3... Read more
Lots of wind
Sunday, November 19, 2017      5 comments

The leaves are raining down from the trees. The deck is covered with leaves and since the house has trees everywhere it’s so pretty with all the bright autumn colors.. lots of wind right now.... Read more
Tried valerian for the first time.
Saturday, November 18, 2017      4 comments

Took it at 8 pm. Went to bed, dark room, at 9with lights out. Beloved came to bed at 11...and I was still awake. I did drop off because I checked the clock at 2am and finally got up at 5 am to go walking. I’ll try it for the next few months.... Read more
Cold and clear
Friday, November 17, 2017      4 comments

Walking is done. We have a dance lesson today, almost through with all the lessons and I don’t want to continue. We’re better than before but will never be Fred and Ginger!... Read more
Anyone tried valerian for sleep?
Thursday, November 16, 2017      1 comments

Up too early but my walking is done and I can cuddle with a nice cup of tea. Ordered valerian from Amazon...supposed to help with sleep...anyone tried it? Today should be fairly quiet until we have a meeting tonight at 6 pm which could get tri... Read more
How can I stay asleep?
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      5 comments

No tv, I’m in bed by 9pm, lights out. I have been taking 5 mg of melatonin every night and this year the doctor started me on Xanax 0.25 at bedtime because of stress over beloveds eyes, and Mum. But now I sleep for 2 hours! Wake up, look at t... Read more
Tuesday, November 14, 2017      5 comments

Nothing can be done to beloved’s eye...”a cornea transplantation risks detachment” so somehow he has to live with a central scar in the middle of his cornea. We see the retina surgeon tomorrow and pray for decent news. No detachment is always ... Read more
Full day
Monday, November 13, 2017      2 comments

Taking beloved to the eye doctor...then Mum to the urologist...another full day.... Read more
Thanksgiving celebration at the Assisted Living
Sunday, November 12, 2017      2 comments

I know one day I’ll be glad I had this time...one day I will have regrets no matther what I do, but caregiving is exhausting, even though she’s six miles away. She’s negative and sometimes not nice. Today is the Thanksgiving Celebration party ... Read more
Taking Mum to church
Saturday, November 11, 2017      2 comments

We leave here at 0830, don’t take her back to her place until 630 pm. It’s a long day. We have a “special event”at the Assisted Living tomorrow, and my volunteering days are Monday and Tuesday, plus beloved AND Mum have appointments on Monday. ... Read more
Cold and clear
Friday, November 10, 2017      4 comments

A perfect day for walking. Today is Veterans Day so beloved gets a free donut from Krispy Kreme! I’ll make sure we have a super healthy lunch.!... Read more
Rainy Thursday
Thursday, November 09, 2017      1 comments

Soft rain falling...great for the little trees we planted a few months ago. I love autumn but have to stay away from the warming “comfort food” that’s so nice when it’s cold.... Read more

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