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Beautiful!! and a lot of time in that...what a labor of LOVE!

Fat Tuesday...Mardi Gras or whatever you call it. Going for pancake supper at church and Lent begins tomorrow.

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2/25/20 11:10 A

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Going to try to upload an image of my cross stitch. Hasn't worked before but - here goes:



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2/25/20 5:20 A

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I agree, I love the glasses and case!!

I'm sure I've put it on the team somewhere else, but I'm having my first sewing lesson today, the instructor, Denise, is coming to my house so she can look at my stash, see what I have, maybe help me make a list of what I might need for whatever we decide to do for our first project, or see if I need to work on more straight lines (that was my homework, play with different stitches and make straight lines with them and play with the length/width). I know that for my BFF I'll have to get knew material, she loves red, white, and blue, so whatever I make for her will be in those colors.

I'm so excited! I can't wait to see what we get to work on today, she'll be staying between one and two hours, depending on how much we need to do.

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2/22/20 1:45 P

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Very pretty- glasses and case

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Elizabeth, sounds like a wonderful 'sister' gift. Show us a photo.
Here is a photo of my new glasses...came with a matching case (never had that happen before!)



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The craft basket sounds like a wonderful gift.

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Joyce, I know what you mean, I had that happen with a pair a few years ago, because we just didn't have the insurance or money for me to go to the eye doctor regularly. Talk about a headache!! My eyes hurt so bad and I got super dizzy! I had to do increments of hours with the new glasses and the rest with my old glasses, slowly increasing the time till I was always wearing my new glasses.

Elizabeth, that sounds like a fun project!! And I'm sure your sisters will love it!

I'm hoping to hand make something for my bestie for our birithdays in April, she loves handmade gifts, and while I am going to get her some clothes because she needs them (I will have the extra money at the time, so I'm going to gift her with something she needs), I want to make her something hand made as well. She loves to craft, she does woodwork and paints a lot, so I'm thinking a craft 'basket' for her paint brushes and accessories with lots of pockets and pouches and such and maybe make it big enough to put the smaller plastic bottles of paints in.

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2/21/20 3:36 P

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Right now I am working on a counted cross stitch project - a bird and flowers with the saying "Be Joyful". I am making one for each of my 5 sisters. I am almost done with the 4th. Then I will sew them into pillows for them.

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Got that ID with only 20 minutes for the whole thing. Glasses replace a pair I had to 4 years and the change is substantial. Having trouble getting used to them.

Glad your pain is going down, Elizabeth. What are you currently sewing?
I am making another scrub top. This will give me 3 tops. Mainly for use on my Volunteer job as I wear regular clothes to work on the children's unit.



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Have fun with your sewing lessons. I love to sew and I love buttons also. I still have my Mom's collection to which I have added over the years. Another great place to find material is a resale clothing store. I used to buy table cloths and sheets to make costumes for my kids.

Love your idea of a "yes" day. It feels good to tell them yes sometimes.

I got the stitches out yesterday from my ankle surgery. 4 more weeks with the walking boot but can start some exercises next week. Pain is getting better.

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Joyce, good luck with getting your errands all run!! It took me going... I think 2-3 times to get my DL to get it, systems down, wrong times posted... it wa a mess. Glad I finally got it done though!

It is official, sometime late Spring, early Summer, I will be going with DH to Seattle!!! He's got the plans (doesn't like me to put exact dates on the internet!!) and as soon as tax returns come in he will buy the plane tickets. He is going to spend the little bit of extra money to get assigned seating so that I can be by a window and see Mt Rainier as we fly in, and then I don't know what it is he's doing for when we are flying out.

Ya'll, the lady I met with, Denise, is my new sewing instructor!!!! We meet next Tuesday at 10!! I'm so excited! We got to talking about cheaper ways to find material and she told me about one thrift store that always has material/cloth.... so we went! We had fun thrifting, I picked up some dresses for my youngest DD and a bag of buttons, I collect buttons for use and for fun. This first week my assignment is to play around with my machine, picking 5 stitches and making straight lines, making them looser and tighter and seeing how that works and what looks better and how it is done (using my manuel) and making as straight a line as I can.

For today, today is an online learning day for the kid, so they are doing school from home on their iPads. Mine were going to be home anyway, so this works out fine. They have dental appointments and then the rest of the day is what I call a 'Yes Day', which is where I say yes as much as I can, within reason. Want to eat out fast food for lunch? Yes. Want to ice cream afterwards? Yes. Want to go to the park or home to take a nap? Yes. LOL, I think I'm going to be busy today.

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2/18/20 11:35 A

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Although I am getting a slow start, I have errands to run.

Pick up new glasses emoticon
Get my "Real ID" ...have gathered all the documents...birth, marriage, soc sec, voter ID, bank statement, Whew. Let's get it done before something expires! emoticon

Tuesday is the usual grocery shopping before Yoga class. It helps to have a schedule.

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Joyce, I never thought I had SAD either, till I bought a sun lamp. And while it can be annoyingly bright at times, when i don't feel like having bright lights yet, I noticed a difference in my oldest almost right away in the mornings. My youngest doesn't want to admit it, but he is more awake a well when I take it down and have it at the table during breakfast and getting ready for school time.

I let myself have a few days off of my diet, but today i'm back on and strict again. Its not like I don't get to eat good foods, I do, I'm just wary of carbs. I'm doing a low carb Keto-ish diet.

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2/16/20 1:23 P

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Noticing that I am smiling more and finding more 'joy' in small things...like stating and defining my "Word for the Year 2020"....
also noticed that the "Dusk" time has become later. Perhaps that bout of depression had to do with SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder. Never been diagnosed but... Hey, if the shoe fits...

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MOMPOIRIER, hope your ankle is doing better!!

ASOBFALLS, yes, but I have to watch my time, because I can get lost in it! Especially watching classes on Bluprint right now!!

Tina, How are your little ones doing?

My kids were off school for the past two days, which threw off my groove big time. Then next week I have them mostly home for 3 days! I didn't realize that they were off on Monday, then we have an early day for therapy, so no reason to go into school on Wednesday. And Friday they have dental cleaning appointments. I dubbed Friday a 'yes' day (when I say yes to things that I can and if they have not missed much school, they can stay home on yes days, that part won't happen this year with them both being in therapy).

But I'm meeting with a lady on Tuesday that teaches sewing... on Lessons.com she put that her price was $10 an hour, which makes me suspicious, so we are meeting at a Starbucks. I wasn't suspicious at all till DH pointed out I was inviting a stranger into our home. I just don't see the world that way most of the time any more, and I realized that is one of the things about my Mom that always frustrated me. I like seeing the good in people, but I need to be more cautious I think. Denise is her name, and she seemed really knowledgeable.

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2/15/20 3:26 P

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Do SO love a relaxing day when I can play on the computer!

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Thanks for the prayers. My name is Elizabeth.

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I have little computer time for couple days...errands, Yoga, picking up 4 hours at work to help my friends.
Then tomorrow the all day trip to see my Dad...he sounded 'wheezy' last I talked to him. I need to go check it out.

Slept well and feel energized to take on all of this. Praying for sleep for you insomniacs...



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Thanks. A quick prayer that your little ones feel better soon.

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Take care of yourself and I'll be praying for speedy healing. emoticon

I have 2 sick kiddos home today, both with belly troubles. It's going to be a quiet day here. I'll probably catch up on some chores and do some reading after my quiet time.
I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

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I had another really rough night with the ankle pain last night. I hardly slept at all but I am determined to make the best choices I can today ant to do what I can physically (not just sit)

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Volunteering is great. I work at our Food Pantry twice a week it really lifts you up as well as the people you are helping. Hope it works out for you.

Glad you slept better. It is so hard to think straight when you are tired and hurting. I had a very rough night with pain from my ankle surgery. Hope tonight goes better.

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Thank you MOMPOIRIER and Joyce. I must have slept on it okay, because it is not hurting as bad this morning. That or the steroids and Tylenol are working (I take some when I get up automatically now to try to keep ahead of the pain).

Joyce, that sounds like that gentleman was a hoot, like my neighbor Bill. I'll get to see him today. I'm making him some buttermilk cornbread. I had called and told him that I could not come over because everyone was sick and I didn't want to bring it to him and I'd come over as soon as the doctor cleared us all as not being contagious. I've sanitized the whole house (Walmart off brand of Lysol spray, Lysol wipes, and 409 cleaning spray where needed!! Tons of cleaning!) I can't wait to see Bill again, He always has a story to tell and has led such an interesting life! He actually was a mechanical engineer with 5 degrees and worked on atomic housing!! Neat!!

Speaking of volunteering, I am thinking that after this season has passed (my most difficult time of year), if I have the time off from doctor appointments and such, I think I'd like to volunteer at the library up the street. It's like a little over two blocks away from my house, I could easily walk there, if not for the construction and cold weather!! DH actually brought it up yesterday too! Great minds think alike! I think it would be neat to see if I could handle having a volunteer 'job'. I'll have to talk to my therapist and psych doc of course, but not until I get to the time I actually think of doing it. It will be a great way for me to meet more people in my community and work on my people skills too... I don't know the thought scares me and makes me anxious, but also excites me and makes me want to do it. We'll see once this rough season is over.


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Sorry to hear about that as well.

My volunteer clinic job brought me several good laughs today...which I needed.
One when I asked a Senior Citizen if his birthday was August 2018 (because that was written on the chart) We determined that was the date of his first appointment at this clinic and his DOB was actually back in 1956.
He kept it going asking if we liked his vocabulary for an 18 month old and did we really expect him to sit on that exam table safely etc etc.



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Pain is no fun. Sorry that you are having so much of it.I hope and pray you'll feel some relief soon.

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Well, the discs seem to be fine, had an x-ray and the bones 'looked good' but they didn't say anything about the cartilage and I'm wondering why not. The doctor's office heater broke and flooded the place so they are closed till Tuesday.

Meanwhile the massage therapy felt great... but ended up hurting me. It 'shifted' whatever was wrong, so the pain I had originally 3 years or so ago that lead to the first time I had my back and neck kicked back in and shifted from my left side to my right. I had signed up for another massage, but I'm canceling it and waiting to see what the doctor wants to do, though the waiting is frustrating as I'm in a lot of pain. I have a high pain tolerance, but your neck and back are connected to everything, so by the time the kids come home from school, I'm trying hard not to be easily irritated because I'm in pain. The doctor actually got a little miffed sounding at me when I said it like that (the massage hurting me) and said that it can take several adjustments for it to work, and that she probably just shifted something. So I agreed with her and moved on and decided to see the NP next time. Or maybe look for another doctor if I must. I just want to not be in pain.

I read up on what to do/not do and am going to go with the majority of the research, which said to continue walking, do ab work to build my core, and neck and back exercises to build the muscles there too. Then to stretch good and slow and carefully,

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I once had bulging discs in my neck and I had physical therapy for traction therapy. I had it at PT first and then did it at home for a few months and that helped. Just a suggestion.

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Joyce, I think you are right!! He called me Sunday, just to say he loved the bread and thank me for bringing it to him and that it was wonderful (and so was I) and he was already 2/3 of the way through it, lol. Such a gentleman!

I'm going to get some massage therapy done for the bulging discs in my neck. The doctor said I could do that, which insurance probably would not pay for, or physical therapy. But in her opinion, even just getting the massage once or twice a month would help more than the physical therapy, because the bulging discs can't be fixed, I just have to learn how to manage the muscles around it. Massage therapy will help. I know some insurances pay for that, but my does not. It does pay for a chiropractor, but she didn't recommend that for my neck.

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Sounds like this neighbour thing is good for both of you! Thanks be to God!

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I took him some bread, and he was so cheerful! He has led an amazing life, he worked on atomic shelters and was a mechanical engineer, held 5 degrees, amazing man! I offered to make him some cornbread this week, and he perked up again, eyes twinkling and meekly asked if I made buttermilk cornbread, I said I would gladly make him some. I've never made buttermilk cornbread in my life, but I simply could not say no to spark of hope in his eyes. I did sneak in, before asking about bread and such, if he had any dietary restrictions, and he said no. So when I practice baking for my and my friends birthday, I'll take him some of the cupcakes too.

I really enjoyed talking to him, he has a great sense of humor, he has great advice for dealing with strong willed girls (he had one) and I just love him, even though I have not known him long.

I bought him a crossword puzzle, but it turns out he has a ton of them, he smiled and thanked me for thinking of him. He said he thinks they are what help keep his mind sharp. If you have any ideas on things similar I could take him, let me know!!

It is truly amazing how God works. I feel so wonderful helping this gentleman, for he is that, I love how old fashioned and sweet and charming he is, and his sense of humor! Please pray for him, Bill had not eaten when I went over, he is getting his days and nights mixed up, and it was 11:30 when I took the bread over to him, so he promised me he would eat when I left.

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Karri - thank you for sharing! It was absolutely a God thing. Isn't it amazing how He works?!?

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Beautiful sharing. Definitely a God thing.

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I have to share this. I accidently got one of my neighbors tax stuff, it's the same shape and everything as mine and the girls, so it just got stuffed in my mailbox. I had it a few days and finally decided to take it to my neighbor, whichever one it was. Turns out to be my next door neighbor on the right side.

So Alexa is set up at the door, so I ring the bell and a male elderly voice came through the intercom. I explained the situation and he asked me if I could come around the back and to the basement door, because that is where he was. I agreed and made my way around the house, the whole time thinking, "Yup, and this is how Karri dies, murdered while innocently going to deliver mail, and my family doesn't even know which address I went to, only a neighbor.'

I was told the door was open through Alexa, again, and noticed that all the windows were not covered, you could see in the basement clear as day. And inside was a 91 year old gentleman, in an overstuffed comfy chair, with his legs propped up in his wheelchair with a blanket across his lap.

I don't know how we got started talking, but we did. We talked for 30 minutes. My husband was frantically trying to contact me through FB messenger, but it does not make noise on my phone for some reason (finally fixed that, yay!!). I asked if he liked homemade bread, and he perked up and grinned and said, "I'm a Southern boy." And then told me about how he cooks for himself.

He lives alone. He stays in the basement. He can't walk, but manages to get himself into the wheelchair and to the places he needs to go. His great nephew lives in town about 6 minutes away he said, but I never see anyone there at his house except in the summer when the great nephew is messing with his obnoxiously parked pontoon boat.

He melted my heart. He told me I was just beautiful, and simply a lovely person at least once or twice, and told me no less than four times that he was so happy I got his mail. He perked up and grinned at me a lot when we exchanged phone numbers. I'm going to bake some bread I've had rising and such, it's on it's 2nd rise and I'll bake it this morning and call him and see if I can take it over to him. Then I'll ask if he likes cornbread. I'm sure he'll say yes. And in a few days I'll take him some cornbread. I noticed him doing a crossword in a book, so I think I may buy him one of those.

He told me he led a Bible study for 50 years till he could not drive and get out of the house any more. And how much he misses it. So I'm thinking about buying him a daily devotional, depending on how our next few visits go and how he answers some questions I'm going to sneak into the conversation.

I truly believe that me getting his mail was a God thing. This man is by himself, lonely, and in need of company and help. My heart just felt like it was going to die knowing he's been there this whole time alone and lonely. I'm going to try to help with the lonely part. I may not be able to visit all the time, but I can a few times a week, and I can help him with what he will let me help.

Sorry for the super long post, I just really wanted to share this with you guys. Please pray for him, his name is Bill. He's so sweet and kind, and just a lovely soul.

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That is what sparked the idea for the online shop with my sewing. But for me, even if it fails and I make no sales, it will still be a win because I learned how to sew, I got out of my comfort zone and did it, and I tried my best!! One of the good ways to make money sewing is to get good at doing hemming and and start doing hemming jobs on the side. You'd be amazed at how many people would rather come to a home taylor than take it to a place that also does other stuff (mostly pressing/ironing clothes, what is that called when done en masse? I've lost my words today) and do a good job. But that is only if you enjoy sewing and have a knack for it. There are a variety of things you could do, like if you are good a cake baking and decorating you could do that with suggested 'donations' per size of the cake - and if you have a kitchenaid mixer, all the better. My friend who does this uses box mixes and gets rave reviews on her cakes, just use milk instead of water and mix for the full suggested time on the box. I'm going to try that on a practice cake for the first time this upcoming week. I wish you luck in finding your niche!!

Two nights in a row and I don't know how much sleep I got but it was like I went to bed and my alarm went off. My fitbit is no longer properly tracking sleep, or if it is, what on Earth am I doing for the other hours of the night? Today was like back to before I started being more mindful about sleep and when we thought I was having seizures. I felt off, bubble-headed, I didn't know at the time but I was confusing my daughter (had to take her to the doctor) by either leaving out words or adding extra words (in my head I sounded fine). I actually asked for help getting the groceries out to the car because I could not have done it. I don't know what is different about these last two nights, but I am going to go to bed early tonight, no alarms, get up whenever and probably only stay up a bit and go back to bed.



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I would love to find a work-at-home job that I could do here. I'm not sure what that would look like or how to go about finding one. There's too many scams out there too. I have toyed with the idea of taking some classes at the community college up the road, just not sure for what exactly. That is one of my goals for the year - to find my passion, to find a way to increase our income, but still be able to be available for my family. I have high anxiety so some workplaces would not be a good fit. I'll keep praying and hope that God will lead me where he wants me.

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Thank you for your wisdom Joyce. I agree. I think it is a part of me that wants it to be an A task that wants to be able-bodied again and not have any illness and all that, when in reality, I'm not and having a full time job is not something I can do. Craft fairs for fun, yes, maybe an online store where I can control the amount of influx of traffic, perhaps, but anything more than that and I'd be overwhelmed immediatly.



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As Christian wives, we must show some deference to our husbands. Your Health and job of Homemaking..yeah A tasks.
There were a number of years when I was raising children that I did not sew at all. (but I had 6 kids to raise as well as working full time and then taking Nursing which training is a full time job)

I find sewing is good for my mental health so it does fit into keeping myself healthy now.

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God is so Amazing! But I am so sorry to hear for your loss. Emotional stress is very draining, I pray you have the energy to make it through work. Joyce, I'm glad you were able to be there for your friend.

Day 5 of migraine. No church for me today. DD11 is staying home with me. I'm praying I can get rid of it today, it's not as bad, but I know the loud noises of church will make it worse, so I'm staying home to take care of it.

I looked back through my week 1 of my Proverbs 31 study only to find that the checklist on day 6 (the day I'm on) was not complete at all! I've not been doing much of anything I was supposed to do, had to totally redo my folder for it and I think I'm going to completely go over week 1 again the week after Christmas. I was having the hardest time memorizing the memory verse of Proverbs 31: 10-11, then I realized it was a different translation than what I'm used to, so I'm redoing everything to the one I use so that I'm not confused.

DH has been looking at my daily checklists (I've been leaving them on the table), so we had a long conversation about that an what A, B, an C tasks should be and how to get to each task and when they should be done and how to fit them in and how to treat it more like a job, because that is what my job is, being a Homemaker. In the book I've been reading, putting your big goal first is a must or you won't get it done. But DH made a point that it is a want, not a need. While getting in shape and losing the weight is a need and should come first for my health's sake, learning to sew should be a B task because it is not something that is part of my 'job' as a Homemaker and though it will be my job once I eventually start my online business and start doing craft fairs, it is not right now. So exercise and nutrition, A task. Learning to sew, B task. To be working in for sure, but not one of my major, must be done tasks.

I found that kind of depressing. I want sewing to be one of my main goals, an A task, because it is that important to me. But DH is right, it is not a main priority right now, it is a B task. To be fit in as I can in small increments throughout the day as I work on my main job of being a Homemaker, Wife, and Mom. But it is so important to me as well, because I feel like I lost my personal identity for so long and became just Mom for so long, I want to be 'me' as well. I'm a little lost here. Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. Am I wrong in agreeing that it can be a B task? Or am I right in thinking that it is okay to have it as an A task because it is helping me find me again?

I think I'll write more on this on my blog too.

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Amazed at the way God works in my life.

I should have been at work, but co-worker asked me to trade days (last week) therefore I was at home when the phone rang and a friend of Hubby was crying on the phone. Mutual friend was found dead (natural causes although he was only 53)

I was available to drive Hubby to go and sit with her and be a resource that evening.

Exhausted this morning (How does sitting drain you so much? Ahh Emotional stress) must get ready for work soon

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Joyce, so glad to hear that! And that weather was nice enough for a walk! That avocado sounds great! We recently bought 3 and only 1 was edible. I love avocados!!

Day 4 of having a migraine, I don't know if it is the same one or just getting a new one every day. This is the same one as yesterday I woke up with it at midnight and then again just now when I got up. It is not too bad right now, so I'm going to do some SP and then get my ice pack out and go lay down with it. But I knew Hope would need to potty and have her morning treat/snack (yes, I spoil her) so we are in the office and she has her kong.

It's a tradition for me to get sick on Christmas, so I'm upping my vitamins, LOL. I'm praying this migraine isn't what does it this year. Last year was the first year in a long time I have not gotten very sick on Christmas. And I mean like, fever so high we probably should have gone to the hospital. So, praying for no Christmas surprise of illness this year!!

Safe travels to all who are heading out for Christmas!!

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Dad is doing fine thank you.
Having a pleasant, happy day at home. Walked in the neighbourhood...
delicious avocado for a snack.

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Tina, glad to hear you are in the holiday spirit! I'm getting there! Our tree is up, we listen to Christmas music daily, presents are mostly wrapped, we have some last minute shopping to do on Christmas Eve, but I'm trying not to think about that.

Joyce, how is your Dad doing?

I'm doing a 3 day reboot for my stomach pouch. I realized that I've been eyeballing my meals instead of measuring and I've been eating too much, which stretches the pouch. I'm doing my own version though, I've been craving salt, and I'm dehydrated. So I'm adding some snacks of solid food so that I won't want to cheat. And I'm going to use beef bouillon to keep me warm instead of coffee so that I'm not drinking so much caffeine. I had started drinking way too much for flavor. If I can stick to the reboot the way I'm doing it, I'll do it for longer, but I'm only committing to doing it for 3 days, so I'm not overwhelmed. So I'll have like, 3 prunes for one snack, 10 roasted and salted snap green beans for another, and I don't remember the last one. Then 3 shakes per day. My last one of the day is my one that tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup. Yum. Very filling.

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Taking a day trip to see Dad today...less traffic on Sunday. He is recovering nicely from surgery on his knee.
Yes, Christmas things are in full swing now! but eat moderately and exercise when you can!

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Oh my gosh, Karri! SO Happy to hear the good news!! And an Rx for naps! emoticon emoticon Singing praises to God for His mighty hand at work!!!

Today we have the Christmas parade and my oldest is marching in it. My daughter is spending the weekend with her friend next door so she will go with them. My oldest is having some friends over this afternoon/evening (and 2 spending the night) for air soft and hanging out. Hubby is making homemade pizza for all the boys.

Is everyone getting into the holiday spirit? We're all decorated (need to get the bins back in the garage) and most of the shopping is done. I have 2 gift cards and a sweatshirt left to get. I'm still waiting for my Christmas cards to be delivered from Current Catalog. No idea when they will ship. I ordered them on Thanksgiving day. I will need to get stamps too.

We are heading to OH on the 20th-27th. Praying for good weather on our drive through the mountains. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!

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So sorry to hear about your Dad!! I think the question is really up to you in what you feel you can do.

I had a great and rough time over the holiday. The cigarette smoke was harsh and I had a low level migraine the whole time, and at one point had to take my meds and lay down. The smoke got into everything. It was awful. But I got to see my BFF for more than half a day, and I had not realized how much I missed her and seeing her in person was the best thing that has happened to me in a while. When we first got there it was so wonderful to see Grandma transform from grumpy to in such a wonderful mood. She cheered right up. But the DD that takes care of her seems to take all the joy out of it. It seemed like all the things we tried to do to bring cheer to Grandma, her YDD tried to take away. That may sound a little extreme, but it was like, only she could take care of her Mom.

I saw the neurologist Friday and I do not have seizures, I can drive!! I just have insomnia so bad (2-3 hours of sleep a night, then like 7 hours for a catch up night -if I'm lucky - not good) so basically my brain was shutting off, like a faulty computer, and it can present like a seizure. It can even present like a grand mal as your body tries to get you to lay down and get your heart close to laying down to get you to sleep, not the severe flopping about, but bad twitching and shaking. So I'm clear to do all the things I was restricted from doing, like taking baths, but I still have to be careful, so I don't fall asleep in the tub. But I basically got a prescription to take naps. The doctor said my circadian rhythm may just be that I can't sleep that many hours at once, so I may need a nap. It may take a while to work out this new concept that napping is okay and not feel guilty about it, but somehow I'll manage.

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95 year old Dad admitted to hospital for surgery today...
Do I have to drop everything and drive 2 hours up there? stay how long? what can I actually do that is helpful?

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Game night with family ... hope it does happen regularly. I am so jealous. my family loves that but we are not close enough.
(Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona, California, Washington state, Indonesia)

Hubby is feeling much better and I am recovered from the stress as well. Looking for a good week as I only work Sunday and Friday.
Have a Ladies Dinner (church) at Red Lobster on Tuesday. Haven't eaten at Red Lobster in years. So part of the joy is thinking ahead with anticipation!

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Joyce, so glad the chemicals have been ventilated at work!!! And oh no about your DH an the insulin!! I hope and pray I never have to be on insulin. I slipped up a lot with sugar this vacation and I am not going to let that happen again. I was unable to go walking and work off the extra sugar during one, and my stomach from the surgery is super small, so my only option was to wait and then eat some protein as soon as enough time had elapsed and I knew there was room in my stomach for it. I was so worried!!

I have had such a wonderful vacation with my in-laws, the family of my heart. I even got BIL and SIL to agree to once a month game nights starting next year!!! We never see them, and so this idea popped in my head and it jumped out of my mouth before I could think about it or even consult DH about it (he is perfectly okay with it, he misses his siblings too). I did it because we never see them, and the kids miss the so much, and a game night would be so wonderful!

We are waiting to hear back from our finance lady to hear if we got our mortgage refinanced or not. I pray we did. It will make all the difference in the world. If we don't get it... it is going to be a very lean Christmas and January. Please pray for the refinancing an that we are able to make it a good Christmas, even if the refinance doesn't go through.





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The chemicals have finally vented on the work unit. but Hubby used the wrong bottle of insulin and...too much insulin is a medical emergency. So it make Thanksgiving kind of crazy!

(Craziness: taking food to church, meeting children at church; taking husband to ED; clocking in at work 90 minutes early; having positive interactions with patients and families at work; being kept safe while driving; and on and on)
I am loved and protected by they Creator of the Universe!!!! So Amazing!!

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Oh Joyce, I am so sorry to hear about both the work trouble and what is going on with your DH, I hope he is fighting the infection and doing better? I'm glad you have something that works on your migraines, that is wonderful!

I'm trying to take things just one day, one step at a time and ignore the pretties that are on sale, LOL. I am doing my goal planner from last year, but copying everything into a composition notebook so I don't have to buy a new one, the price went up for just the basics by $15, I was planning on getting one for me and one for my ODD, but the timing and the price... I had to say no. And now they are only doing bundles where you can't just buy the planner you have to buy a bundle... um, no. Oh well. That is just proving to me we don't need it this year.

Found out just how bad Grandma is doing and how much we will be on our own. She doesn't come out of her room till around 1030.... I have insomnia, I'm up around 0200 every morning. I'm looking forward to this visit, but this is going to be difficult. But Grandma is 91 and she is doing pretty good for a 91 year old.

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My hubby has been fighting an infection for 3 weeks and the infection is worse now. It really is emotionally draining to be a 'caregiver'. He has twice asked me to take him to ER and I have refused, but that definitely takes an emotional toll. More Dr appointments Monday so perhaps he will get the help he needs.

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Left work after 90 minutes on Tuesday because of chemical air pollution ...while the migraine was coming on but I could still drive home.
Then Thursday traded with an RN on a different floor with less polluted air...and worked the whole shift but still took Imitrex after 3 hours.

We have a very modern hospital in a "south side of Springfield" but the psych department feels like the step child in the old building on the North Side of Springfield. They are doing some refurbishing which is good but...chemicals make me ill.
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Thanks Joyce!! The 2nd ostomy bag cover worked beautifully. I have them both in a large envelope ready to take to UPS tomorrow (was supposed to today but totally forgot).

Saw my psychiatrist today. We are at the point where we are at the end of meds we can try for my sleep without taking me off of anxiety meds and that is not going to happen. My anxiety has been worse, but I've had a lot of stress recently, and the holidays coming up, and the medical issues, so, lots going on. So, I'm to bring it up when I see my neurologist in December.

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Thanks for the info Joyce!!

I read what I was doing wrong with threading my machine, I was missing a whole step! I didn't have this step on my older machine, but this newer one does. Now for some reason I'm having trouble with winding the bobbin! Must go back and reread that part and see what I'm doing wrong. Maybe I'm just being impatient.

I got my practice ostomy bag done, and it looks a mess, I made some adjustments to the pattern that I think will help, and am trying again in the morning

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Thread and re thread that machine until you can "do it with your eyes closed"....Also putting the bobbin in correctly.
Once you can do those with confidence, your productive sewing time will jump dramatically

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Gowns always have ties and that is not safe for Psych patients...so they wear scrubs: red tops and black pants. and then red sweatshirts are available.
I do mending of tears (they stick thumbs out through the wrist cuff..the kids split the butt seam doing exercises...they pull out the size tabs on the neck and then the neck seam will come apart)

When new scrub pants come in, I sew the pockets closed. So people won't put a plastic fork in the pocket and go to a quiet place and hurt themselves.
None of this is interesting but it is helpful.

I just received a "Partners Award" for going over and above my RN duties for doing this sewing.

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11/18/19 4:06 A

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Joyce, you must be so fast with your sewing machine!! I'm amazed! May I ask what you sew for the psych unit? It would give me ideas for future donation sewing once I am better at sewing myself.

I've been working on mapping out my goals and how to get there, so daily time exercising and working on my nutrition are two major things that jump to mind first, for my health and fitness, but daily sewing is one I need to make a priority too. Watching videos on my machine so I get to know it inside out, and how to use it to its fullest potential. I found a site that takes you from unboxing it, to how to use it, and I'm working on watching those. I didn't even know how to properly thread it!!

I went ahead and bought the perfume I've been wanting, it came with a tote and lotion and was on sale, how could I say no!? (I should have said no! but it is on it's way now) I'm going to use it as a carrot, so to speak, I can't use it till I lose the next 5 pounds. That will get me going!! I love this scent! It's a little spicy and herby and just so me! I don't like the name, but hey, it's Victoria's Secret, so I can't expect much in that department. It's called Bombshell. LOL.

Anyway, now to get my ODD up extra early, she forgot (all weekend) that she had homework, so up early with me to do it.

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11/17/19 7:20 A

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Chemo caps DONE
Psych unit sewing DONE (there will be more, of course)

Today up early to drive to visit Dad. 2 hours each way. So...no computer time.
Back tomorrow perhaps?

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Chilly, rainy fall day.. emoticon emoticon .and I get to stay home with my sewing machine. emoticon Which is a good thing because I have many projects to work on.
Most important is some chemo fleece caps for my daughter who starts chemo before Thanksgiving.
Also important is sewing for the Psych Units at my hospital.
Then I have some sewing I Want to do for myself!

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