Saturday, November 11, 2006



I got back in town Friday at 130 am. Things in Ohio were in serious shape but we were able to turn things around medically. My father in law is still in the hospital. He will be getting out next week and going to a hospice home. I think that will help everyone the most at this time.

I went to work yesterday because of several special cases and patients that I felt like I needed to be there for. Suprisingly I felt good even with the lack of sleep.
I came home and signed up for the Pig looking to the future!

This morning, I got up and headed for the gym and it felt good to hit the treadmill. Excercising always takes me to a peaceful place in my mind. I felt ready to take on the challenges of the days ahead.

Waddling off into Saturday...........

Friday, November 10, 2006

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006



Today we got a phone call that the family should be back in Ohio. My Hubby is heading for the airport now. I stayed behind to put the house in order and take Dakota to the kennel.The kids and I will leave between 3-4 am to beat Chicago rush hour and head east. As with any part of life there is priorities and flexibility. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.

Waddling east.....

Monday, November 06, 2006



On Saturday afternoon, my hubby and I flew to Ohio because my father-in-law had gotten worse. In the 3 weeks since diagnosis, he has lost 22 lbs. and is now jaundice with severe abdominal pain. By Sunday the pain was under control and we are talking to hospice. I flew back Sunday night and my hubby stayed behind. I had a stomach problem all weekend with alot of time in the bathroon at the hospital.

Monday, work was really bad . We had 12 people scheduled to work and 6 called in sick with stomach problems. Not sure if it is the flu or the free lunch we had catered on Friday. But it made for a challenging day.

After work, I took Hooch to the eye doctor for yearly exam and new contacts. We found she had a severe eye infection. No contacts for at least 1 week. (a crisis to a 16y.o.) And oh by the way, forgot to tell you mom but my glasses are broken. We picked out new frames and they would be ready at 8pm.

It's now 5:30 and Bino is finishing bowling practice. I pick him up then drop off Hooch's prescription at Walgreen. We drove through Culver's for supper then headed for home. My hubby then called he was flying back in at 930pm and could use a ride home from the airport. No problem.

It was 630. I ran in the house jumped on the treadmill for 30 min. I took a shower and out the door I went. I got Hooch's glasses picked up. The prescription picked up. Next I headed toward Midway to pick up hubby. I made it just in time .

I hope tomorrow is calmer but the odds are against it.

Waddling to Tuesday....

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Tomorrow , is week#1 of marathon training. As with all plans, I know I have to be flexible but I have set some week by week goals. I did read this weekend in Runner's world that 60 min of cross-training of cardio is equivalent of 5 miles of running. That made me feel better as I plan to spin alot for my cross-training.

Here it is:
Mon. : RUN: 30 min.
Tue. : SPIN: 60 min.
Wed. : RUN : 30 min.
Thu. : SPIN : 60 min.
Fri. : OFF
Sat. : SPIN : 60 min
SUN. : RUN :45 min.

Waddling to the Pig......................