Memories

So, as I sit here at the desk, there are several turkeys next door and I am watching them wander through the yard. I’m always amazed. The sun is shining; we might have some “summer” weather here in NH for the next few days. Some leaves have begun to show color and so there are little spots of orange and red and yellow in the trees.

I spoke w/ my ARNP last week and we’ve upped my Actos dose. I’m working harder on the treadmill and so far, so good. The meter is again my friend whereas last week I wanted to throw it out the window.

I’m working harder on the treadmill also – as I’ve signed up to do the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk next month. I’ve never walked to raise money, just wrote a check for everyone else. But, in the last two years, I’ve had a couple of recalls after my mammograms (if you’ve had one of those you know how your stomach just sinks until you can be reexamined). I’ve had to have a cyst removed, non cancerous. And I’ve had a breast ultrasound. With all this, I decided that the improved technology and research has helped me personally and therefore, I would attempt to do something to help. Our church has a team, there are 25 of us and 8 of those are breast cancer survivors. I have raised – $995! I’m awed, really… Lots of the donations are small, and they have added up to what I think is a pretty nifty amount. My biggest wish for the walk day is – – – NO snow!

On the nursing home front, we had guests this week, one of whom grew up in Boston, some years after my dad grew up in Jamaica Plain in Boston but – our guest visited with my dad at the nursing home and Dad loved it! My brother said when he was there later that dad was still bringing up old memories and just grinning. It was a great treat for dad and I can’t tell you how much I appreciated someone doing that for him.

OK – enough rambling, meandering for this evening…

OH – no, one other thing. Vivian at Danieldoo posted video of her daughter’s marching band just for me. It made me smile – and I really, really enjoyed it. Our son was a trombone player in the HS marching band for four years. I miss it and so got to have my own memories after watching her videos. Thanks Vivian!

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  1. Thank you for posting the WDD banner. I hope you are enjoying the nice weather and the beginning of fall. I love fall, as long as it is not too cold, but that may not be the case here in Brussels.In case you are curious, here is an update on World Diabetes Day.*A Monumental Challenge* – Global monuments to light up in blue———————————–This year we are asking every city, town and village to acknowledge World diabetes Day and recognize diabetes as “a chronic, debilitating and costly disease associated with severe complications, which poses severe risks for families.”We need monuments of local and national importance – from the village hall to the tallest tower – to light up in the color blue of the UN flag (Pantone 279 or as near as possible). Among the monuments involved, we can count the Empire State Building in New York, the Citadel and Library in Alexandria, the Blue Mosque in Turkey and the London Eye. An up-to-date list of the buildings that have thus far agreed or declined to join the celebrations can be found on the World Diabetes Day website. We need your help in adding monuments to the list. Let us know the monuments you are pursuing and those that have declined.http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/bluemonumentsThank you for your support,Stephanie Tannerstephanie.tanner@idf.org

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