Morning Reed!! 22 degrees out there....snow, with a few lazy flakes meandering down. I was meaning to go to Chapters (large book store) yesterday evening, but it was getting pretty cold after the sun went down (-12)...so stayed snuggled up in my nest, with my wooly socks and my 2 "warm-fuzzy" sweaters. I don't handle cold as well as I used to. So...the plan is to go to Chapters today!!! Slowly getting into school stuff....so as not to be like a deer in the headlights come Monday morning (sigh...really don't feel like going back yet!). I don't know WHY my blood pressure has been up...but it makes me nervous (and nose bleeds, but no migraines!). Woke up at 4 this morning, feeling buzzy...so checked bg. 104...so bg was fine. Checked breathing flow...a little low (??)...and bpressure. Bp was a little high for that time, and just waking...138/88. At 9am though...bp finally down 109/72. FINALLY!! The higher pressure numbers cause discomfort as well...pressure in chest (but that could be the asthma) and pressure on shoulders/buzzy around face. That's the thing with those symptoms... they could be this/they could be that! Will check again later! I was redoing a word search on the computer for 3 students in my gr. 4 class. I make personalized word searches for my gr 1 to 4 classes to give them with a card a Christmas time...of varying difficulty levels, depending on age. The word searches have the names of each student in that class, and about 15 or so other words all in French, that they have learned. It's a site I go to every year (build your own), but for whatever reason...3 names did not come through. I felt so bad. So said to them I would re-do it and give it to them in January. It took 4 tries!! I think it partly to do with the fact that the word search was in the shape of a Christmas tree....this new one is no=nonsense lol...just a square...and all their names came through!! So...decided
to make one for Mason too...this one with a larger font, smaller grid, and words that HE is familiar with only going in one direction.
When we had everyone here for Christmas dinner, it was SUCH A JOY to see Mason doing the Sign of the Cross...and saying Grace.
I don't ask frequently about the status of "how's it going with the smoking" to Timothy...let alone Steph....as it comes across as forever nagging! I know though that they still both do. I don't know...I keep praying.
I've gotten some good books from the use of gift card to bookstores, given to me by friends and students. Now to get to reading them.
Taking down the Christmas stuff this week....come and gone so quickly, but II guess it'll be good to get back to a routine!
Hope all went well with Russ. Take care,
luv and baskets of hugs....
Hi Reed- Thanks for the update on Russ and Chico. They are becoming fast friends. Jim is at the lab getting his blood drawn. Hope it is as good as last week. My BG have been pretty good. This AM 88. Hope that Russ' procedure goes well today. It is quite cold here, not as cold as Kathy, but in the 20's. She sounds well, hope she stays that way. I am off to play Bridge this afternoon with my lady friends. Have a good day. Cat
Good morning Reed, I guess today is an important day, Russ is having his procedure. My thoughts will be with you and I hope things go well today. How are you holding up through all this plus Russ and his cold? I am glad that Chico has been around to comfort him. I sleep with Zen and it sure does feel good. She is so cuddly and snuggly. I really love that cat. Chico is so pretty. I got a camera for Christmas. I have it plugged in and now I have to watch the CD and read the manual. Hopefully this weekend I will fire it up and take some pictures. I hope it snows, that would be really pretty to have some snow around the lake. It is 24 today, pretty cold for us, and maybe we will get that snow I want so bad. Well, off to work for me. Tomorrow is our holiday party we are having a White Elephant gift exchange. I have to figure out if I want to get something nice or something silly. I will decide tonight. Hope you had fun at TOPs, did you gain any weight during the Holidays? Off to the shower for me. Lots.
Hey Reed - looks like I'm the first on up!! Got some reasonable sleep last night. Going to see my primary at 2. I think I told you my cell phone got stepped on at the hospital. I talked with the head of patient relations and they would not reimburse me. So, I am going to use an old one but have to go to Batteries Plus to get a battery - have no clue whether they even make them anymore. But it is quite near the clinic so will be handy. Also, I have to be mindful of my resolution not to buy any more books for awhile - I have about 45 unread paperbacks that I got at the used book store, which is also near the clinic.
Yest I was going through my summer backpack and found a pair of earrings that I was sure were lost forever.
I haven't played the violin for nearly 2 months. Maybe it was good to take a break.
18 degrees right now, about the same a yesterday. Wasn't too bad being out. Sidewalks in terrible shape.
Is Russ's procedure today. I will be thinking of him and wishsing for a good outcome. Maybe shen he comes home Chicoo can visit and snuggle with him. Pets definitely seem to know when you're not feeling well.
Hi there Reed...how was your day? I'm glad you finally received the card! I'm praying that Russ WILL have the procedure done on Thursday...poor him, and also that all will go excellently. I'm soaking up my Holidays for as long as I can...I'm back in the thick of things on the 7th! I was going to go out this evening, to Chapters (big bookstore)...but the temperature went down to 20ish and I chickened out!! I'll go tomorrow during the day, when it's warmer. My bg has not been too bad during the Holidays, everything considered. It's my blood PRESSURE that's been troublesome. I can feel it in my neck and around my face. I take meds for it...so will see if tomorrow will be better! Timothy and his family, who have 3 cats, now have a dog!! What with Danielle's little guy being babysat there while she's at work....must be busy! Have you tried my recipe yet? ;)
Take care....best wishes to Russ...and good luck to you at Tops. Did Chico come in for tid bits during the Holidays?
We had a great Christmas here Reed, better then any in yrs, but thats because we have our grandson living here. He got most of what he wanted. What he didn't get is a stadium for his Beyblade tops. Haven't found one in the stores. The kid has lots of stuff to do now. He didn't have many toys before. He is off from school this week. Starting next week in school at some point they will start the evaluation on him to try to find out what his disabilities are and whether he is austic. He has a lot of the signs, but covers a lot of it up with help from the foster home he was in last yr. Its soooo cold here today! We are done undecorating, but it looks funny with the Christmas tree gone. Trying adjust after Christmas and get back to normal takes time!
hi gator, I hope russ can get it done tomorrow and over with. if he has what ed and I had, the coughing lasts for 6 weeks or more. very cold here, was 10 degrees this morning. you can bet the knuckleheads across the lake are drilling their holes with big augers for ice fishing.
so my sister and I were wondering why mother wasn't answering her phone. she was in the HOSPITAL and my crazy brother evidently decided it wasn't important enough to give us a call. UTI and dehydration. my sister is down with her now, also will be taking another stab at the apartment. I hope she can really describe to me what's left.
oh, I gave the new French speaking member a link to our French group. hugs hugs bg 122
Thank you very much for taking time to reply. means a lot. I really hope I manage to cope and I will try my best to control my diabetes. I know that I'll have my days where I think nothing of my diabetes and other days where I break down and cry because it gets too much. it really is an emotional roller coaster. Life is life.. Shi* happens to good people! It happens for a reason though and I can assure you that it happens to show is how strong we really are. it shows us that we are born fighters. Keep your chin up forever!
Hi, thank you so so so much for the very heartwarming welcome! I no longer feel alone after reading some of the amazing comments, left by you and others on this website. I have a question.. what age were you diagnosed and how did you learn to cope with it? I have definitely found another family and that is the TuDiabetes community. :)
Oh Reed it was so funny thinking about Russ saving shoelaces. My grammy used to save hiLex jugs - she had a whole room full of them. So very very glad your knees are good right now. Just got back from breakfast. It is utterly cold out but a friend picked me up. I behaved myself and ordered a hot 7 grain cereal, only to find out that it came smothered in walnuts, butter and maple syrup. After that we went to the grocery store and I picked up a few things.
Got NO sleep last night so I am staying in for the rest of the day. Maybe a nice nap and then some sorting of winter clothes. I alsoo need to sort some files on my computer. I don't know what button I pushed, but everything is all goofed up. Haven't taken the scanner out of the box yet. The last thing I need is a bunch of half completed projects.
Also have to take inventory of all my meds - old, new, ones that need reordering. I have an apt with my primary on Thur
Have a great day, my friend, and an even greater New Year. Will be thinking and praying for Russ.
Oh, here is a pic of last night's supper that I couldn't get to load until now:
Hi Mr Gator, Hope your pot roast turned out good. I went to mass last night. It was pretty full. Nice homily by the Priest. How is Russ doing? I know you worry alot about him and pray he is ok. I went to bed early last night.
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