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I am at our daughter’s home. I will be staying in our RV for a few days. DH is still in an assisted living facility. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he will be with me at home.3
Whidislander wrote: »Wow you tired me out just reading all the moving and rearranging😁👍🏻! I bet they burned a bunch of calories though huh? Good on ya guy!
(Sipping on my protein shake)
Be sure to follow the protein shake up with lots of water and maybe something high in fibre like raw fruit or veg.
Thanks! I am well on my way to feeling better!👍🏻💖
Well, last night was rough! My back was hurting so much, I spent from 12 to 3 am in a warm bath. Noticed that it was achy on both sides of my back, so thinking all my water is really making my kidneys work hard. Being that my body is processing whatever food I am giving it, I cut my water down a bit, especially in the afternoon, so I won't go to bed so water packed.
I was on the couch from 4 am to about 9:45 am. Took my Meta Mucil, then went to bed, cocooned in an afghan, and Lee's side of our mink blanket flipped over me. Like a warm burrito!😜. Slept there until 1:30! Oh man. At about 2:45m I had tuna on my mind. I made a tuna boat on a roasted rustic slice of hearty wheat. Added mayo, a tsp of sweet relish, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning in with the tuna. Then topped it with a slice of cheddar cheese sprinkled with Old Bay and put under the broiler. Man, I about cried after dining on it....💖👍🏻 I then had my first cup of coffee since last week. I was so happy, grateful that it tasted so good, happy to be feeling better. Tonight my goal is to just sleep.💖😴🤗
Thank to you ladies for keeping me positive.👍🏻💖
I appreciate you more than you know.
Tomorrow's plan is to do the same. My cup of broth is a nice intro into eating, because I notice it wakes up my hunger, and gets me motivated to eat something. I am not sure what I will have but its nice to forage for food again. The excitement of prepping.😁🤓
Ah, Rebecca, I am so glad your GI system is on the mend. Gut pain is miserable.
Karen in Virginia1
I am at DD’s house in our RV. It is a nice place to get away from our apartment. DH is at the assisted living facility.
Fruit and Veg this past week ...
Lots of mandarin oranges. I LOVE mandarin oranges!
These are usually raw, steamed or lightly cooked.
Lettuce (from our garden)
I'm trying to remember ... this week, I wasn't feeling very well, so I didn't eat a lot of different things.
There was chicken and corn soup, pumpkin and sweet potato soup, a tomato-based sauce for the pasta, chickpeas, pasta, TVP (textured vegetable protein), and whole grain bread.
I also haven't done a lot of exercise this week ... low energy. But I did try to do a bit just about every day. Today, so far, I've spent a couple hours out weeding the garden, and tackled one of the more difficult areas to get into, so that's a lot of standing, bending, crouching, leaning over while hanging onto tree limbs, throwing and walking.
Machka in Oz
Hooray! My task for the day completed! I've retouched my roots, so now I'm trimmed and blonded.
Next week I will be ordering my repeat prescription online. Taking a linen jacket of DH's to the cleaners. Doing my tax return. Covid jab. Maybe French Circle.
And getting on with my book, of course.
Went for my run this morning. It went well, no accident, and quite comfortable in my legs, back and hips. The only disappointment was that I was too early for the deli's Saturday delivery of focaccia. Gorgeous weather.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx4
SophieRosieMom Posts: 2,752 MemberHappy Saturday ladies!
Carol - that's good news for your sister. Here's hoping she has many years left of good health. I'm also wondering how Beth is doing with her mom's situation.
Katiebug - glad you popped in. I sure you got plenty of strength training helping with your daughter's kitchen move. Good news about your dad's headstone, things getting finished up.
Karen - wow, way to go with your brother's situation. His story and your perseverance would make a good magazine article.
Michele - that dripping water makes me nervous. Seems like nasty germs could be living in it. I bet the health inspector would have a field day.
Vicki - I was hoping your new employee would work out. You haven't mentioned - did your computer system get hacked? Maybe the admin isn't saying. I've heard in other areas various systems have been taken down by cyber attacks with ransomware. Online records and financial systems have been a huge benefit for all of us but it's still fragile. The IT guys have a lot to deal with 24/7.
Rosemarie - so glad the new care giver is working out, and happy you were able to relieve the budget anxiety, at least for a while. I think about you often. Chicken and rice is on my dinner list, my mom used to make it often and I loved it. Thank you for mentioning it. I loaded up on Campbell's soup the other day.
Heather - what a cute top - nice purchase and great color for you. Does it have a built-in shelf bra? I know you'll take us along on the cruise. Very excited for you both.
Machka - thank you for the fiber chart. Many years ago, I decided I was going to eat one bean/legume food and one cabbage/cruciferous food each day. A couple years ago, after learning about resistant starch, I added either cooked and cooled oats or overnight oats to my diet. Consequently, my cholesterol is very good. I'm sure genetics has a lot to do with it but I bet the fiber is also doing a "sweep" job.
The elliptical was supposed to be delivered yesterday - now shipment is delayed. Hope it shows up this weekend. I stopped at the gym yesterday and got 20 minutes on the treadmill. 3 MPH was harder than it used to be, but once I got warmed up I was fine.
I walked a mile with my neighbor a couple days ago, and got caught up. I was tickled to hear that she and her husband BOTH signed up for the gym. He wants to start swimming again. And she said they had exercise machines that she used in PT after her knee surgery and she was anxious to get some variety and leg strengthening. Something that walking doesn't do. There you go. Another silver lining to my Covid infection.
That's the early morning feed, lol.
Make it a fabulous weekend.
SW WA State where the smoke and unhealthy air is back today. Yuk. Still not as bad as Sue's situation.
After gardening, I walked on the treadmill for 40 minutes. It was one of my slower walks but at least I got a bit more exercise.
And then we got notification that we could possibly be getting bees!! We swung around to our bee mentor and dropped off a hive box. Then we had a bit of a hunt for our bee jackets and gloves because we bought them a little while ago. We'll go back over tomorrow morning. Exciting ... and a little bit scary!
Machka in Oz
Karen: Your brother really is talented. I love every picture you show us.
Lanette and Machka: I use to have my treadmill in my kitchen...and I loved having it there and I used it!
At the gym I use to use the elliptical. You inspire me. I will have to get back at it! I am less tired now and could be exercising more.
Heather: Please do take pictures along the cruise! I could use the escape! Where is the cruise going to?
Will there be different dining rooms or a different food theme each night. I wonder if there will be dancing. Do you and DH dance? I have only been on one cruise ...in the 80s...it was fun but it mostly stopped so we could go to the beach at the smaller Islands such as St. Kitt's and St. Bart's and Antigua.
I did a little wind surfing in those days.
Katla: I hope your DH can come home shortly. You must miss him terribly.
Rebecca: Hope you are feeling better!
Well I need to exercise that is a must and I must clean the bathrooms because my son and his wife are coming. I am doing all the caretaking today and this usually takes 3 hours initially once he gets up so I really should do those bathrooms before I get him up. So much more pleasant to read what all of you are doing and to post!
Rosemarie from Georgia
Rosemarie and Lanette - Yes, I believe that is one of my colours. No bra inside. I have a few double fronted things and love them. I usually wear a camisole as well.
We are going with Saga around the Med. Much dancing, including lessons, and line dancing. We mostly dine in the main restaurant at our designated window table, but there are two other speciality restaurants and a less formal grill, which we like for breakfast on shore days, along with a lunch place.
On sea days we get up early to go to the gym, then have breakfast in our suite.
We are crossing fingers that the Bay of Biscay is not too rough! And don't worry, Rosemarie, I will be posting when we are near land. The ship WiFi is not up to photos.
Love Heather UK xxxxxx
Rosemarie2972 wrote: »Lanette and Machka: I use to have my treadmill in my kitchen...and I loved having it there and I used it!
At the gym I use to use the elliptical. You inspire me. I will have to get back at it! I am less tired now and could be exercising more.
Rosemarie from Georgia
When I became my husband's carer, we gradually set up a home gym, for his physio activities ... and so that I could exercise and keep an eye on him. I am so glad we did that and was even happier we had that all set up when covid shut things down.
M in Oz
Trying to be quiet and let Corey sleep, and I'm not good at being quiet. In all honesty, if I make an effort to be quiet, that's when I drop things and let doors slam inadvertently... So me trying to be quiet is in all actuality just me doing what I do, because I'm a naturally quiet person (I am, I swear, stop laughing! ) And immediately after I wrote that, I had to scoot in the living room fast and stop my phone's quite loud 7am alarm to remind me to take my early morning meds.
Finished my cup of decaf tea, which is warming to my soul, and just begun on my iced coffee, which is not decaf, smells like heaven and tastes like frozen cookie dough. Just gave in and made my first subscription order on Amazon for more of the coffee pods, because of course as soon as you get addicted to something like that, you can't find it in stores anymore. Dang, just heard Corey get up. Ah well, I do try.
No plans for today, and anything that gets done outside will have to be done well after the sun is high - it's still 45 degrees out there, and I'm a popsicle already! I need Goldilocks temperatures, I'm such a princess... Not too cold, not too hot!
Lisa in AR
I don't ask questions much, but I'm really interested in the answer to this one. For a little bit of background, I'm from the South, and I was raised that you greet folks politely whether you know them or not, especially if they greet you first. One of the things I realized the other day is that I have a (possibly annoying) habit of answering when people ask me how I am or how I'm doing with a joke. For instance, the gal at the drive-thru window asked me how I was on Thursday, and I said, "Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!" She didn't know whether to smile or not, so I followed that with, "But then, most people are..." and she handed me my bag and I motored on.
I'm honestly aware that when they say "How are you doing?" they think I will say, "Fine, how are you?" as that's the cultural expectation. I like violating cultural expectations (in a kind and/or funny way) and I do it regularly. In places of business where there's more time, I tend to say, "Well, if I was any better, I'd be twins!" and my personal favorite, "If I was any better, I'd have to sit on my hands to keep from waving at people!" Followed of course, by "How about you?"
So, the question is... How do you respond to people (whether strangers or not) who say, "How are you doing?" Or do people even greet each other that way in your culture/region/area?
Good morning ladies!
Yesterday I actually went shopping for clothing. I bought a pair of low heel ankle boots in beige to go with my khakis. Then I bought a purse online to go with my outfit. It's the prettiest pale blue and looks to be the same size and shape as the black one I am used to. I got a discount and it was on sale, which almost made up for the shipping cost.
On the bright side of caregiving, my dad managed his own trip to the doctor, and even got his own blood work done. Yay! And his A1C is five and a half. So that's still good.
Today I need to buy potatoes for Sunday dinner. Somehow they never made the grocery list this week. And there's another writers' event at the library.
Karen your brother's artwork is gorgeous! He is lucky to have you as an advocate. Sometimes I think we all need one!
Machka good luck with your bees! Hope your neighbors will enjoy them.
Katla I hope you can be with DH soon! I worry about my parents being separated when my mom needs more memory care. My dad seems to think he will go with her, but he doesn't realize the freedom he will give up. Not to mention the expense.
There is no glass in the oven door in this house. One less thing to worry about!
It's a beautiful clear sunny fall day here with a proper chill.
Annie in Delaware
Good morning all! Happy Saturday! I had a couple of interviews with prospective childcare families earlier this week. Both went well; one scheduled a second visit so that she could bring her husband to meet me. If they both decide to have their child attend my childcare, the children won't begin until January. That is fine by me. Things aren't so tight now, to where I need the income right now. Plus, it is easier to get through the holiday chaos without having to get used to new children and families at the same time.
I had my appointment with the gynecologist yesterday. She did all of the basic exam stuff/pelvic stuff. I filled out a comprehensive questionnaire about my total health. We scheduled a second appointment for two weeks from yesterday. I will know on Monday or Tuesday the results of the pelvic exam. Not worried. Most likely my weird body being weird.
Regarding communication- I have a landline. If my house phone rings, 9 times out of 10, it is a solicitor or someone I don't need to talk to. Otherwise it is probably a potential client. (My childcare families don't get my cell number until they begin care with me.) My family, childcare families, and close friends have my cell phone number. I would say nearly all of my communication is through text. It is less intrusive; as I assume, others are just as busy as I am. There are a few people that I communicate with almost exclusively via messenger. I use messenger for those who I am friends with primarily on facebook (and don't have their cell numbers). BUT...I use messenger with my oldest son (my step son). He is HORRIBLE at replying to things and committing to things. Messenger allows me to see that he has seen the message. lol If I really want an answer from him, I will include his girlfriend in the message group. Then I can see that they both have seen it and she will get him to reply a little quicker. I use text and viber pretty much consistently with my daughter and grandsons.
Carol- Sorry to hear of your sister's health issues; but happy to hear that she is doing well.
Karen- Your brother is very talented and I am sorry that he/you are having to deal with poor caregivers.
Katla- I am happy your DH is improving and will soon be with you. I am also happy that you are close to your daughter and have a few home options to choose from.
Allie- Miles is a TANK! lol
Heather- Your birthday celebration looks like it was wonderful! I loved the pic of Johnny and Bea, the two woodland sprites.
Mary- Had to look up the TENS unit. I am not sure it would be of any benefit to my DH. I think his pain is too far beyond that. There is also a part of me that doesn't want him to be out of pain, until he goes to get his RA and nerve issues taken care of. I know, that in his mind, no pain means he is getting better. When in fact, it just means that he is taking the max of his pain meds and when he comes off of them, the RA/nerve issues will still be there. I am happy to hear that it is working for you, and in ways it isn't documented. It does seem logical that electrical impulses would impact blood circulation and skin cells to smooth wrinkles and plump up the skin. I am curious, have you had to up your water intake since using the TENS unit?
I have two more weeks until my grands will be here! I am so excited! I spoke with them via Viber last night. Joaquin, my very sassy five year old grandson, told me he doesn't want to come and visit during Halloween. He is afraid he will miss trick or treating. We will be hitting some business trick or treat events, but he wants to go door to door in his neighborhood because "that is where I go trick or treating!" I guess he is resigned to coming (good thing, because he doesn't have a choice) and asked if it was okay for him to bring his stacking cups. lol Miguel just kept saying "Hi Grandma! I pooped!" He is newly potty trained. lol Just in time for a long car trip to grandmas. Finally, Javier just smiled and gazed into the phone/camera every time I talked to him. Melts my heart!
It will be nice to have the week off and wonderful to have them here with us.
I better scoot and get my shopping done. ttfn xoxoxo KJ (Kelly)6
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