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Trying to get back on track
Monday, May 17, 2021      7 comments

I have been having physical therapy for a possible meniscus tear (maybe surgery next month) and as of last week, a kidney stone. The PT is over, but the pain from the possible kidney stone has kept me from working out. My plan today is to take t... Read more
Covid craziness
Sunday, April 18, 2021      4 comments

My little area - Kalamazoo/Portage - has the highest vaccine rate in Michigan!!! But....also the 17th highest infection rate in the United States!!! What!! I am fully vaccinated but I worry about my 10 year old. After watching area schools go... Read more
Challenging days
Friday, March 26, 2021      4 comments

I have been in the process of signing up for Medicare and it is so frustrating. So much mail to sort through every day! The person hired by the state to help says one thing and Social Security says something else. I finally put it up for the day... Read more
I have had my first vaccine!
Monday, March 15, 2021      7 comments

One of the places I was on a wait list for contacted me yesterday and I had my first vaccine today! What a relief!... Read more
Sunday, March 14, 2021      3 comments

Apparently because I am not a minority, I do not qualify for a Covid vaccine from the place I signed up for. I received an email last night saying they canceled my appointment because I do not meet their criteria. It would have been nice if I w... Read more
My first dose of vaccine is scheduled!
Saturday, March 13, 2021      2 comments

Woo hoo! I am scheduled for my first dose of the Covid vaccine tomorrow afternoon!... Read more
Thinking about my goals
Wednesday, January 20, 2021      5 comments

I am proud that I still am not smoking - from Election to to Inauguration Day - 6 weeks! Since my household is now just my daughter and I, my stress level has gone WAY down. Exercising has given me more energy and I am doing more around the hous... Read more
2020 laughs at our plans
Friday, December 25, 2020      8 comments

My son quarantined for 2 weeks so he could come for Christmas, but then the dreaded “lake effect” hit. So even though we did all we could to reduce the danger of Covid, 2020 brought us dangerous roads! The snow has ended now - Christmas night - ... Read more
Christmas prep
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      1 comments

I have planned all the food for Christmas, including a few vegan dishes because Mike is coming! Got most of the shopping done and almost everything is wrapped! This weekend we will be baking lots of cookies. One of the desserts will be a vegan ... Read more
I made it over a month!
Monday, December 07, 2020      7 comments

Without smoking. (As of Dec 4) I wonder how long I will need to take Chantix? Of course they recommend 6 months - but is that just because they want to sell more drugs?... Read more
Covid exposure
Sunday, November 15, 2020      4 comments

My grown daughter - the one whose child I adopted - has been exposed to Covid twice in one week. She was tested after the first time, but does not have results yet and even if that test is negative, she will need a second test because of the sec... Read more
10 days!
Saturday, November 14, 2020      2 comments

It has been 10 days since I last smoked! emoticon I’m so proud of myself! I still want one though - how long be... Read more
Still not smoking!
Tuesday, November 10, 2020      7 comments

I’m an ex-smoker! Today is the 6th day and despite some insane family drama and horrible cravings - I did not give in! I still am having cravings, but I am trying to keep busy and that helps - and also burns calories from all the eating I’m doin... Read more
Friday, November 06, 2020      2 comments

The election stressed me out (why did I think I could stop smoking then), so I smoked some more. As of this evening, I have not had a cigarette in 30 hours - and I Want One So Bad! But I want to quit more - so lots of deep breathing and I am che... Read more
Stop smoking day
Sunday, November 01, 2020      7 comments

Today is the day I stop smoking. I have been smoking for over 45 years, although I did quit a couple of times (the longest was for 6 months). I still plan to log what I eat, but I am not going to worry about being over in calories for a few days... Read more

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