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10 days in the hospital & counting
Saturday, August 29, 2015      6 comments

my sister, Dyan, had her second surgery on Thursday. One week to the day after the initial surgery. The med teams were concerned because spinal fluid was leaking out her nose. Sounds much scarier than it is. Seems it's fairly common followin... Read more
what a difference a day makes (part 3) - where we learn the BLESSING of a sleepless night
Monday, August 24, 2015      10 comments

my sister asked me to spend Saturday night at the hospital with her. I finished up a few things at the office and stopped by Kroger on my way home. Dyan loves fruit salad and I wanted to make some for her. She also wanted some bananas. ... Read more
what a difference a day makes (part 2)
Saturday, August 22, 2015      6 comments

The pups have a place to go!!! They will get booster shots on August 27. Once that is done, I can go online and schedule spay/neuter appointme... Read more
what a difference a day makes! (part 1) where we learn it's okay to end a Spark streak
Friday, August 21, 2015      8 comments

my sister (Dyan) was in surgery for over 6 hours...and she didn't even get to the OR until after 1! Yesterday seemed like the longest day ever. Probably doesn't help when your day starts shortly after 1AM due to insomnia, huh? I skipped s... Read more
surgery day - FINALLY
Thursday, August 20, 2015      10 comments

my sister (Dyan) will be having brain surgery today to remove a benign tumor on her pituitary gland. Minimum 4 days in the hospital. Tomorrow is her birthday. the good news is they will NOT have to cut her skull; they will go in through... Read more
when it rains...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      4 comments

forget 'it pours'. It's MONSOON SEASON! where to start? the foster pups are doing well. Mom has the girl (Bambi) until we can get everybody fixed, following the puppy 'booster' shots on Aug 27th. I have a house full of boys: foster... Read more
naming the foster pups
Tuesday, August 18, 2015      9 comments

the lady who is helping us get these sweet pups to good homes told us we needed to give them names. this is Bambi. She has a little short tail an... Read more
my Sunday run (including playlist)
Monday, August 17, 2015      4 comments

if you read my blog yesterday, you know I had a very busy day. One of those 'Army' mornings - "we do more before 6am than most people do all day". I have been doing my Sunday morning run on a sidewalk that runs beside a state hwy near my h... Read more
busy sunday, so I'll blog early
Sunday, August 16, 2015      8 comments

check off the 'to do' list: feed 6 dogs (and they have to be separated when they eat) crossed 90,000 Spark points finished laundry from last night changed in to running/walking clothes edited to add - over 11,000 steps before 8:00! I... Read more
a low key Saturday...the best kind!
Saturday, August 15, 2015      4 comments

the pups woke me up E A R L Y wanting to get out of the crate. Last night they all slept together in Jack's big crate. But they were apparently thirsty. I opened the back door so they could go out, and as soon as I unlatched the crate door th... Read more
a change of plans
Friday, August 14, 2015      8 comments

the surprise addition of 3 puppies (bringing our total dog count to SIX!) meant that I didn't make it to Tabata class this morning. I thought I would have to crate the pups all day, and I didn't want to add 2 1/2 - 3 hours to that time (I w... Read more
busy day...and house guests!
Thursday, August 13, 2015      10 comments

I made it to spin class this morning. Sopping wet by the end of the class. then a quick trip to Kroger to restock my fruit supply at the office. Bananas, mangoes, white & black grapes, and a bag of apples. busy day at work - the boss... Read more
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      6 comments

my sister has gone through over 4 months of medical tests. This was AFTER countless appts with a GP that just didn't seem to take ANYTHING seriously. fortunately we have a very good friend from high school is is a pediatrician. She gave m... Read more
week of Jul 20
Saturday, July 25, 2015      5 comments

exercise recap for the week: Monday - spin class, then a long walk with Angel Tuesday - elliptical in the morning; walk with Angel after work Wednesday - spin class, followed by a walk with Angel Thursday - AM spin class, walk with Angel... Read more
is it a bad sign...
Saturday, July 11, 2015      6 comments

when you start feeling sore from the morning workout about 5 or 6 hours later? I went to the personal fitness facility for the 6:45 class this morning. Kettle bell swings, squats, pull ups, burpees, push-ups, air bikes, and some jumping ro... Read more

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