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Showing posts with label thankfulness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thankfulness. Show all posts

Thursday, January 22, 2015

What's Happening


Every day is so different from the other. But, the last two days have been good for several reasons. First of all, I think I am getting my blood pressure under control. Last week when I went to urgent care clinic, I was advised that I should go to my Primary Care Doctor.  Wouldn't you know it, at the time of my visit, my blood pressure was normal. However, for the past two months my blood pressure has continually floated around 200/100. My BP monitor records the readings. Needless to say, it has caused me to feel very very ill, especially with all the recent stress. However, I am very blessed to not have had a stroke, especially considering all of the care and support I was providing for my friend prior to his passing! 


For years when I go to the doctor for erratic BP they order a new medication (usually expensive) and reschedule me to return in 30 days. It has been like running in circles and my bank account can not be stretched any further.

So, recently I have studied a lot of the details about the five BP medications currently prescribed for me. And I monitor my BP morning, noon and bedtime, more often if I think necessary. I have made medication adjustments (increased) on some of the current medications and so far I am doing much better. At present time (7 PM) my BP is 145/80-pulse 68. Hope and pray this trend will continue. I have appointment scheduled with Primary Care Doctor to review new lab work and clinical status.


Importantly, I started a new activity on Tuesday evenings. The first meeting of an eight week Grief Recovery Support Group sponsored by Griefshare International started this week. And, it is only four miles from my home. I was very impressed and believe I will benefit greatly by attending.

My church has been providing me with cooked meals as needed and the food has been wonderful. It really is a help when you are not hungry and absolutely everything is too much effort because of weakness and sadness.

But, LOOK, I cooked soup today! Lots of chopping and sauteing. I made a similar Tomato and Bean Soup for us in November for supper.

The kitchen may not get cleaned for a day or two. Oh well!


Take Good Care Of Yourself And Others.

Mary


Saturday, December 06, 2014

Looking Forward

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I am looking forward to the future with optimism. God works in mysterious ways. And, I believe the current events will make it possible for me to finally close a chapter of my life and move on to a more meaningful and happy life.

Tomorrow, I am hoping to give some attention to my house and some Holiday decorations. I would love to put up my favorite Christmas tree but it may be a little more than I can handle. I may have to settle for a tree (that I already have) that is prelit with the lights.

This afternoon I was able to put my large Christmas wreath (that I made many years ago) up over the garage door. It is so nice to drive into the drive way and be welcomed by such a cheerful sight!


I would also like to do a little Christmas cookie baking in the next few days. I always enjoy doing that. And, it is fun to share them with others who can use a little cheer!

Wishing you a Festive Weekend.

Mary

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Are They The Last

Probably not! My rose plants continue to delight and surprise me. When I think they are finished blooming for the season more roses open their faces and smile at me. So, today I have a couple of white roses that I can see from my living room window. Even though the bushes are not full and filled with blooms, every single flower speaks to me and says thank you for your care and efforts.

Now, let me show you what I am talking about. These are two very different types of roses. One is a hybrid tea rose and the other one is a climbing rose.


This climbing rose is White Dawn and I have had good success with it. The canes grow 12 to 14 feet and are filled with lot of blooms even though it was cut to the ground a couple months ago when I was cleaning up an area that was overgrown. It is such a great bloomer!


This rose is John F. Kennedy, a tribute to its namesake. It produces very nicely formed large blooms on strong stems. This is a smaller flower than most of the blooms. It is a proficient bloomer especially early in the season.


I hope you have enjoyed these stunning "Works of God's Art" that grace my garden.

Let's be Thankful.

Mary

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Some Additional Special Photos

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Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014