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Day 1 of 5% Challenge
Saturday, December 03, 2011      9 comments

Things were better than I expected on several fronts. First of all, 85 minutes of walking. tThen we went out for dinner at an Italian restaurant to which I had a coupon. Turned out to be very nice. I didn't make the best choices (had filet m... Read more
Thankful for BLC-17 and SparkPeople in general
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      5 comments

Well, tomorrow is the end of the BLC=17 (and my first BLC) challenge. I am happy to report that I have lost about 12 lbs. during this time and seem to be back on track!!! When I first signed up for this challenge I didn't know what to expe... Read more
Love Letter to Myself
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      10 comments

As part of the BLC 17 challenge, my team had an assignment to letter to myself stating only positive things. This is not easy for me. My first reaction was that I would rather eat dirt. I am not comfortable blowing my own horn. That said, I ... Read more
Monday, September 05, 2011      8 comments

Just wanted to provide an update on a few things I blogged about earlier this year (not the hurricane!). My mother is not staying with us any more. She went home three weeks ago. It is working out ok I guess. I still feel that she has so... Read more
Another Hurricane Update
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      8 comments

I did not go to work today because my office was closed. I think everything is fine there, and it will be open tomorrow. Driving around, I am running into a lot of roads that are closed because of flooding or downed trees or power lines. ... Read more
Hurricane Update
Sunday, August 28, 2011      11 comments

Happy to say that we made it through without losing power. I am surprised that some nearby communities (i.e. Millburn, Cranford) are experiencing serious flooding. I think that large chunks of inland New Jersey are going to be flooded within t... Read more
Hurricane Irene
Saturday, August 27, 2011      8 comments

I am sitting here waiting for this thing to come through and pass. Right now it is raining heavily. The worst is yet to come. Initially I wasn't too concerned about the hurricane. I don't live on the coast. My home is actually on fairly hig... Read more
Food Advertising
Thursday, August 25, 2011      4 comments

This is something I have thought about for awhile and have finally been motivated to blog about it after seeing similar blogs. Why do advertisers equate unhealthy foods with the "good life", and why does government continue to tolerate it? ... Read more
I am depressed
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      12 comments

There is just no way around it. I have thought long and hard about even writing this, but I have decided to try to let it all hang out while attempting not to be too overbearing. My mother has been with us for about a month now. On many l... Read more
Perfect Cup 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      7 comments

For once, I am not writing about my parents emoticon. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the Perfect Cup event. I was made aware of i... Read more
Mom is home... With me
Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

She came home from rehab on Thursday. After some discussion, it was decided that she would be best off staying with us. Going back home, even with an aide, really is not an option at this point. The only other possibility (which still may hap... Read more
Sunday, May 22, 2011      5 comments

My mother continues to do reasonably well. Exactly how well? It's hard to say. She left the hospital on Tuesday and is now in rehab at Helen Hayes Hospital in Haverstraw, NY. This is further away than I would like. I started a new job in Ne... Read more
Thursday, May 12, 2011      13 comments

My mother had the open heart surgery today. I am very happy to say that she seems to have come through ok!!!! It was originally scheduled for 7:30 am but postponed until 10:30, and I don't think they got started till about 11:00. As a result,... Read more
Twas the Day before Mother's Day
Sunday, May 08, 2011      15 comments

This sums up my visit to the group home that my father moved into this past Monday. They told us not to come so soon. Boy were they right, but my mother really wanted to see him before her heart surgery this coming Thursday. Twas the day ... Read more
The saga continues
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      12 comments

To follow up on my last blog, my mother had an angiogram two weeks ago. About three years ago, she told me that she had a problem with hardening of her aortic valve (calcium). When she blacked out and had the car accident last month, we suspec... Read more

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