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I am a retired teacher dealing with a body that is determined to fall apart now that I am in my 80's! I live in NC at the moment and before that, I lived in Vermont with my now-deceased partner Fred. Before that, I lived in MS where I taught seventh graders in a large rural school for 29 years. I was born in England and taught there for several years before I came to the USA.

"There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so."

William Shakespeare "Hamlet"

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January 04, 2018

Snow and a Salad in March 2016

When I got up this morning, there was snow on the ground. There was not much and most of it went away fairly quickly. I went up to the office to pay my rent and pick up a package with some new PJ...


December 03, 2017

Update in March 2016

I am still having fun with the Google Mini. I have mastered the turning the lights on and off with my voice skill so now I am looking for a new skill to master! I had a surprise this morning. Si...


Today Jake came over and set up a Google Mini for me. It is an an apricot-ish sort of pink and about the size of a large bar of soap. I can talk to it and ask it to do things. When Jake was here,...


I am still having the feeling I actually WANT to do the things that need to be done! After I am through here, I will go get a shower and then strip my bed and make it with clean sheets. I was goi...


June 02, 2017

This & That in March 2016

One interesting thing I found out at the car place is that there is a suspected terrorist with my name on the “look out for this person” list! I was filling out forms so did not actually see this...


May 02, 2017

Survey in March 2016

Who was the last person you hugged? Jake, my younger son. Do you think you would be a good parent? I obviously did something right since both my sons have grown up to be good men! When was the l...


May 01, 2017

Today is Monday in March 2016

Today is Monday and I have been getting a few things done. At the moment, laundry is controlling my life! You would think I would have little laundry since there is after all only me in the apar...


April 07, 2017

Music in March 2016


March 24, 2017

Friday Stuff in March 2016

I keep getting ideas of things I want to write about but by the time I get to actually writing, the thoughts have gone. I have very little energy these days. I guess I should mention this when I ...


March 21, 2017

Today in March 2016

It has been an odd day today. I am still dealing with diarrhea but it is not bad enough that I go into the bathroom with a Kindle so I have something to read while I am — err, well, you know wh...


January 23, 2017

Today in March 2016

I AM NOT GOING TO WRITE EVERY DAY BECAUSE IT HAS TAKEN WE ALMOST THREE WEEKS TO GET ANYTHING WRITTEN SO FAR! {Sorry about the caps lock!} Things to do today {but not necessarily in this order}: ...


November 05, 2016

Update on Mom in March 2016

Hi all, this is Jake. In short Mom is not doing well mentally. She is pretty much in her own reality now and the docs aren’t sure she’ll ever be back to her baseline. Next week she’ll be transiti...


September 17, 2016

Update on Mom in March 2016

Hi everyone. Jake here again. Mom has been back in the hospital for something called PRES (read more about it [here] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posterior_reversible_encephalopathy_syndrome) S...


July 03, 2016

No Energy! in March 2016

Sorry it has been so long since I wrote. I am slowly, very slowly getting better. The main problem i seems to be I am definitely lacking energy. Some days I have energy to get me through half a d...


June 23, 2016

Good intentions in March 2016

But I am not able to do much as yet. I have some strength in my legs but it is hard to move around and my back is very painful. But I do have something for the pain. I am not as yet able to cook ...


June 21, 2016

Guess What... in March 2016

I am home! Hopefully, more to come…


Mom is doing well. Physical therapy is really helping and she’s able to get out of bed in the morning, get dressed, and wheel herself down to physical therapy. No word on a discharge date yet, bu...


Hi everyone, Mom is doing well. She’s had some bad days and good days but she’s definitely moving in the right direction. Thanks to all of you who sent cards, they’ve really helped keep her spiri...


April 29, 2016

Update on Patrisha in March 2016

Hi everyone. This is Patrisha’s son, Jake. Mom went in to the hospital and had to have surgery earlier this month. She’s been moved over to a rehab facility and has started physical therapy with ...


Right now the temperature is 50 degrees so if I go out, according to Fred, I should be wearing gloves. I am not planning to go out except to my mailbox. There is no sunshine and the sky is grey ...


I am incredibly hungry even though I had steel-cut oatmeal from the Instant Pot and its timer at 7:30 this morning. That is usually enough to keep my stomach full for a couple of hours but not th...


I went to bed around 11 PM last night and was wide awake at 3 :15 this morning. And even though I had eaten mushroom risotto before I went to bed, I was hungry and got up and watched “Scandals” a...


This evening I made a risotto with mushrooms in the Instant Pot. It was amazingly good. I ate two portions and put four in the freezer. I can’t remember if Jake likes mushrooms or not. If he does...


I am feeling much MUCH better today. Much to my surprise, I slept well last night even though I spent a large part of yesterday sleeping during the day, too. You know how when you pick up a pre...


I WAS JUST NOT FEELING WELL THIS MORNING SO AFTER I GOT UP AND HAD STEEL-CUT OATMEAL FOR BREAKFAST–BECAUSE IT WAS THERE HAVING THE INSTANT POT TURN ITSELF ON EARLY THIS MORNING BEFORE I GOT UP–I ...


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