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About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.

A Bystander

Yesterday I was visiting my mother-in-law at the hospital.  She had  a room mate who had a CNA that was helping  her with her lunch.  I was just standing near my mother-in- law when I heard the CNA bang her … Continue reading

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Day 31 SOL

I have two daughters.  My second daughter has a birthday today. She is in New York and I will be calling her later to day to wish her a happy birthday.  We will be meeting up with her in a … Continue reading

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Day 30 SLOL

A crazy Saturday morning.  This morning was the 2nd day that my mother-in-law has been on the floor, unable to get up.  So we had EMT’s come to our house yesterday and today.  My husband went to get his hair … Continue reading

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Day 29 SOL 19

Restorative Yoga There were only 4 of us last night for yoga.  We used 4 blankets,  2 blocks, a bolster, a belt and a chair.  We were told to breathe deeply into our diaphragm.  We had our legs up the … Continue reading

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Day 28 SOL

Today I had some free time.  It is a cold day today in Connecticut.  I wanted to sit in my car, have my lunch, and read a book about gardening.  The sun was keeping me warm on this 30 degree … Continue reading

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Day 27 SOL

This  morning my husband mentioned that he was going to go in late today to work.  I walked into our bedroom and I saw the iron wasn’t plugged in so I assumed he had finished his morning routine.  I put … Continue reading

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Day 26 SOL

Errands today: Go to local library to spend some time reading and returning a book. Possibly wash my car, but I doubt I will do it today since the temperature is in the 40’s.  Later this week the temperature will … Continue reading

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Day 25 SOL

Sunday was my day to get out the rake and start raking the leaves in our yard.  The lilly’s are starting to peek out from the dirt and the leaves which makes me happy.  The iris’ are also peeking out … Continue reading

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Day 24 SOL

On Friday our CNA who takes care of my mother-in- law contacted my husband.  She had put in a glass container with a plastic lid.  Suddenly there was a loud boom in the microwave.  She googled if it was okay … Continue reading

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Day 23 SLOL

Spring??? Yesterday we had rain that turned into some sleet and some snow throughout the day.  It ended in the evening, but waking up this morning there was snow on our yard.  Not much, but it certainly doesn’t feel that … Continue reading

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