Thursday, April 7, 2022

A Sad Anniversary

It was 2 years ago today that I lost my son. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. I miss him so much. He had so much to live for. Damn Covid. Just not fair. There are times I can't believe he is gone.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Checking in

 Hi.  It's been awhile.  Longer than I had planned on, but every time I wanted to sit down and type, something came up.  Since I last spoke to you the seasons have changed, and I've grown another year older.  75.  I can't believe it.  Where have all the years gone. 

So, what has been going on.  Well, once again I have taken on more than I can chew.  I'm taking a course which will help me become a Fitness and Nutrition coach.  It's extremely difficult and not quite what I expected, but I'm not about to give up.  I'm also taking a certification course in Relaxation and Stress Reduction.  And third, I am still working on my Holistic Health course.  Right now the subject matter is essential oils.  The thing is, I don't plan on working in any of these fields.  I just like to learn.

Above is a 20 week Tai Chi for arthritis class I am participating in at the center.  I'm in the burgundy sweater in the back.

Not such good news on my latest bloodwork.  I have been diagnosed with Stage 3B kidney disease.  My PC has referred me to a nephrologist, and I will meet with him on April 11th.  Needless to say I have been feeling pretty anxious after finding out and have been spending lots of time doing research.  Even my studies had been put on hold for awhile, but I decided then that I can continue to focus every waking minute on my disease or I can continue to live.  I chose the latter. 

My son and husband really surprised me for my birthday.  Actually, it was the day before.  I was sitting in my rocker quietly watching television when suddenly behind me I heard two male voices singing Happy Birthday.  By golly, I flew out of my chair.  Scared the crap out of me.  Delicious carrot cake that comes from a famous bakery in my son's neighborhood that only makes carrot cakes.  

Well, that's about it for now.  Have to get ready to go to the center.  My jewelry class is today at 10 am.