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museumgirl - Wednesday Jan 21, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 157.0

 Still in the 157s, but food has been good, although I do feel like I ate more than usual yesterday.

The childcare place got our dates confused, so I am adjusting my work schedule to Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, instead of Tuesday. I am so fortunate I have the type of work where I can do this, I don't know what full-time parents do. I didn't work full time until my son was much older, and even then, I tended to have part time work more than full. I just can't keep up with that lifestyle, I don't know how families do it. I feel so lucky that I have never had to work full time, even when it would have really helped, we still got by on what we had. So, yeah, we're fortunate.

anyway, she's going there again today. She likes to play with the kids and she is thriving on having a routine. I feel like I hurry through the routine, just to get to the little bit of unstructured time I can carve out of the day. I have never liked routine :)

Breakfast was oatmeal (ok, that's a routine....) decaf coffee

lunch: rest of the leftover soup from the weekend.

dinner: ??? not sure yet.

Bra shopping will have to wait a while, but maybe I am not quite ready yet, anyway....I seem to be between sizes, but if I get a chance I may try the next size down and see if it is better. 

Have a great day everyone. We're getting a good bit of snow here today, but it is beautiful to look at.


Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 27 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/21/2015:
I'm glad to hear the little one is doing well and that you have some flexibility with your work. I am also really lucky that I haven't had to work full time with my 2 boys. I basically have 2 flexible part-time jobs now that they're in school and that works out really well for all of us. I know I'm very fortunate!

puddles on 01/21/2015:
It all sound good M. It seems you are managing well and keeping your spirit up. Have a great day.

thinnside40 on 01/21/2015:
So glad she is liking and doing well in the daycare. I ran an in-home daycare for 17 years and would of gone longer had my mom not been diagnosed w/dementia...

museumgirl - Tuesday Jan 20, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 157.0

Good morning everyone!

I am getting into the new "groove" of things finally, after a week, and actually got up early enough to get dressed, etc., before the granddaughter wakes up. We are getting into a routine, and while that is not usually my "thing" it is necessary in this case.

I'm feeling good and surprisingly have enough energy. I sleep really well, too after the busy day.

Food will be the same as usual - lots of veggies and grains, and I'll try and drink more water, or at least herbal tea.

Well, I hear her waking, and we have to leave a little earlier than usual today. Going bra shopping after work, too. Finally!!

Have a great day.

I know some of you are really struggling with things out there right now, and I hope you will find peace and move forward. Sometimes it is difficult to accept this altered version of ourselves, but this is not forever, either. I wish you all a good day

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 27 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 01/20/2015:
Good day!

getmebackto150 on 01/20/2015:
Love feeling in a groove!!! Have a great day!!

puddles on 01/20/2015:
Happy bra shopping. Glad to hear you are feeling real good. Have a great day.

museumgirl on 01/20/2015:
Thanks. The shopping will have to be postponed - daycare got my days confused, so I am home with the kiddo today, I'll have to work thursday and now and going shopping...whenever :)

Umpqua on 01/20/2015:
Some words of wisdom right there :) Your post sounds very positive and it seems you're adjusting well to this massive change in your life. Have fun bra shopping!

museumgirl on 01/20/2015:
Thank you, I have many good counselors/support people in my life to help me keep going. And taking care of a little one definitely changes what you consider important :)

museumgirl - Monday Jan 19, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 157.0

Happy Monday everyone,

Back to work today, granddaughter is at her new daycare and they said she is doing well and having a fun day. Son and DIL have a long way to go, but they are at least trying to get their respective acts together.

Weight continues to be good, I am sticking with my plan. Some days I feel it is the only thing keeping me going. I am so very grateful I started down this healthy pathway earlier this year, because otherwise I know I would not have the stamina to take on this extra work load now. I was so tired and overweight before I don't think I could care for her properly. Now, I really feel very resilient and like I am 20 years younger - which I really was last time I cared for a little one! Well, actually more than 25 years, but we wont' go into that....

Breakfast was the usual, oatmeal, peaches, coffee, lunch was leftover soup, and dinner will probably be leftover eggplant rotini I made yesterday, they are stuffed with black beans and potatoes. The recipes said to use a marinara sauce, but I think they would be better with a Mexican flavored sauce, so I may scrape the sauce off and use that or salsa instead :)

Not getting much exercise except running after a toddler, but I do think my arms are getting more toned - she weighs over 30 pounds, so picking her up 100 times a day should count for something!

Hope everyone is having a good day,


Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 27 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 01/19/2015:
Good Monday!

puddles on 01/19/2015:
Glad to hear you are feeling good. Women are great at multi tasking it is a well know fact. I am also happy to hear that your son and DIL are working on themselves. Congrats on your eating plan. Wishing you a great day.

Jezebel on 01/19/2015:
Your post sounds upbeat. That's pretty special considering all you've been going through. Congrats on the weight loss. No longer overweight :) awesome !!!

museumgirl on 01/19/2015:
Well, no longer overweight in 7 more pounds!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/19/2015:
you are right...I am not be able to do the fasting anymore - it may be too much for me. and now that i'm trying to be more active, it may be counterintuitive. so, yeah...may have to try watching calories more like normal folks who diet. or, just try increasing physical activity - but that seems questionable still.

its good to hear that you are feeling good and that your weight is good :)

museumgirl - Sunday Jan 18, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 157.0

 Weight continues to creep downward toward my next goal, which is 149.9 - officially not overweight on the BMI chart and only 19.9 pounds from my goal. Seven more pounds and I am there!!

Son did come home yesterday. I don't know how it will go for him, there is so much he needs to take care of himself and take responsibility for getting well. As we all know on this site, we are the only ones who can take responsibility for what we do. Others can encourage but in the end it is up to us if we want to work for it, or not. Anyway, he did come see his daughter, and was so happy to be with her, but didn't mention taking her back, so that was good. She starts daycare/school tomorrow, and that will be good for her.

Today we're going to the Aquarium and conservatory. The conservatory is one of my favorite places to go in winter - when its cold and dreary and grey outside, you step in there and its full of flowers and fragrance and wamth and beauty. I love it.

Food will be the usual - oatmeal, veggies, potatoes, etc. I have soup from yesterday and I'm baking 2 kinds of potatoes.  I must admit I am really enjoying my Sundays off this month, and not looking forward to my regular schedule next month :)

Hope everyone enjoys the day,


Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 27 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 01/18/2015:
Good day!

puddles on 01/18/2015:
Congrats on the weight loss and enjoy your Sunday off. Glad to hear your son is back home and yes you are right we have to do the work ourselves.

Umpqua on 01/19/2015:
Congratulations on the loss and it sounds like you had a wonderful Sunday planned. I hope all goes well with the daycare and new schedule today!

museumgirl - Saturday Jan 17, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 157.2

Good morning everyone.

Dreary grey day here, but at least its the weekend. Got some house cleaning done even. Granddaughter seems to be starting to adjust to being here now, she seems happier and her appetite is good. I think having a schedule is better for her, but we are still working on that.

Breakfast was oatmeal and some applesauce, then  I splurged on a piece of white bread. Tried to eat some leftover spaghetti for lunch, but it didn't taste good so I don't know yet what I will eat for lunch or dinner.

Our son may be going home today, and I'm not sure if that is a good or a bad thing. We will see what develops. At least he sounded better on the phone this morning.

Hope everyone is enjoying the day,

Progress as of today: 46.8 lbs lost so far, only 27.2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 01/17/2015:
Wishing you the best if your son does go home.

puddles on 01/17/2015:
I wish you all the best for today and lets keep positive thoughts about this move home. Thinking of you.

jon'smom on 01/17/2015:
Have a great day.

museumgirl - Friday Jan 16, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 157.2

 Good morning everyone.

I apologize for not commenting on everyone's posts like i usually try to do, but my time is not my own anymore :)

Things are starting to get into a routine around here with the little granddaughter. today I will pay the deposit on a daycare place, it is just wonderful and she already loves the children there. Its one of the best places I have found and even though it will take about 75% of my income, it is necessary for her to go there a couple days a week. It will be good for her and good for me. And when (if) she goes back to her parents, she'll be a happy well-socialized little girl. 

Visited with son last night. Nothing happy to report so I won't . Just reinforced how much we love and support him. Needless to say it is just heartbreaking to see him in this hospital and we have no idea when he will come home. And his wife is acting just awful. 

Enough of that.

I got a little exercise chasing the little one around the hospital lobby last night. She's so full of energy! I am so glad I am healthier than last year, I could never have done this then! 

Food was good yesterday. I did eat a candy bar, though, that a friend bought from England. It didn't even taste good, I was just eating.....then I stopped and had some fruit. One candy bar won't kill me. I have to keep my health foremost now. I feel the nagging starts of depression in my head, and I will NOT go there. Granddaughter needs me, and she doesn't need another unstable/unhappy person in her life. And I am better this morning. I don't think the sadness over my son will ever go, but I still have hope.

Breakfast: we enjoyed our usual oatmeal, decaf coffee for me and peacher and cheerios for granddaughter. :)

lunch: I made another pot of greens and added blackeyed peas this time, so its a complete meal. I'll probably eat a lot of that today for lunch and dinner.

dinner: no idea yet lol

Have a great day everyone. Thanks again for all the great support


Progress as of today: 46.8 lbs lost so far, only 27.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/16/2015:
I'm sorry to hear your son is struggling so much, but I'm glad you got to visit with him at least. I think daycare is great for your situation and will really be a positive benefit for both you and your granddaughter! Have you tried St. John's Wort? I keep it around the house in capsules and drop/extract form. It really helps promote a positive mood and I use it if I'm feeling anxious or stressed and to help get through the cold, dark days of winter here in New England. I know some people aren't into herbal remedies so feel free to ignore this - plenty of other posters have over the years but I figure it can't hurt to put it out there :) Enjoy your black-eyed peas today, yummy!

museumgirl on 01/16/2015:
St Johns Wort is amazing stuff, I used to use it and it really, really helped. I stopped because I stopped everything when i was struggling with my blood pressure, but maybe its time to start again. Thank you for the reminder. Even my husband uses it, and it makes such a difference!

puddles on 01/16/2015:
I am glad you got to see your son yesterday because not being able to talk to them in these times is worst. Knowing is better even if it makes our heart break. Glad you found a daycare for your granddaughter it will do you good and her also. All I can add to this is keep your spirits up and take care of yourself I will keep you in my prayers M. Wishing you a good day.

museumgirl on 01/16/2015:
Thank you, I appreciate it so much. I need to stay healthy and this is the best way to do it, so I can take care of her. And yes, I am glad I saw him, at least he knows we love him and are not going to abandon him there. Sad yes, but we do what we can now.

thinkpositive on 01/16/2015:
Finding a great daycare must be a real bright spot during a tough time. I hope your son is getting the help that he needs. Hang in there. One candy bar is not a big deal.

museumgirl - Thursday Jan 15, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 157.6

Afternoon update - I talked to my son on the phone, that made me so happy! He will see us tonight if we come to visit, so maybe that is progress, I don't know? 
Read an article about grandparents raising grandkids, and it said initially many women's health suffered. So I am on guard against that. I think I have an awesome daycare lined up so I can go to work, too.
AND - improortly for this post, I got a new pair of jeans today (via mail, no time to shop). They are the identical style to a pair I loved before i lost weight. In fact, I kept them even when I got waaay to heavy for them, because I liked them. So now I got them again, 2 whole sizes smaller than the pair that were once too small!!! I am so excited about that!!
So life goes on....
Wow, you guys, just wow. I am awed at the awesome support I've garnered the last couple of days.
Starting to adjust a bit to taking care of the little one. She's a good baby, but she's a little scared right now, missing her mommy and daddy, I'm sure.
We're going to try and go see him tonight, if he'll see us.
Convinced the DIL is making a lot of this up. I know its what I want to believe, however, her stories change hourly, and when you ask for clarification she clams up or changes the subject. i know they are both to blame, he definitely has problems, but I don't think it is exactly what she alleges.
Anyway, we may end up with temporary custody until it is all sorted out, which requires us to make some changes around here, for sure. I need to find day care part time so I can work, and we need to make a better place for her to sleep, etc. 
She likes oatmeal, fortunately, so breakfast is just that, oatmeal and maple syrup and sliced peaches. 
not sure of my other meals today. I have to work for a couple hours, then we need to grocery shop - she needs more fruit and oats and diapers and ...and...just everything I guess. :)
I am doing well at least, seem to be still losing weight so that is encouraging. No time for exercise. (Seriously, NO time until I work out a schedule!!) but I think my arms are probably toning up from picking up a 30+ pound child all day lol.
Again, thanks for your words, thoughts, prayers, energy. You guys are like an army at my back. 
wishing you all a fantastic day

Progress as of today: 46.4 lbs lost so far, only 27.6 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 01/15/2015:
You're such an amazing person for taking her in and completely adjusting your life. You're doing great...everything else will fall into place.

museumgirl on 01/15/2015:
Better than the alternatives. it will work out somehow.

puddles on 01/15/2015:
Just keep up your good spirit. I will keep doing what I can. Take care and have a good day.

museumgirl on 01/15/2015:
Thank you, its getting a bit easier now.

Umpqua on 01/15/2015:
I know this is a huge task and a major adjustment for you and you're doing a wonderful job. AND you're making sure your granddaughter gets good healthy foods, which is so important! I hope all goes well for you today.

museumgirl on 01/15/2015:
We want what's best for her, and hopefully we can give it.

thinnside40 on 01/15/2015:
Bless you.

thinkpositive on 01/15/2015:
We never know how we'll be challenged and you are doing a great job of handling this. You're grand daughter is fortunate to have you. Take care,

Jezebel on 01/15/2015:
Wow. I don't know how I missed this. You're doing the best by your granddaughter and I'm sending healing thoughts and wish you the best communication possible between you and your husband and your son and DIL.

museumgirl - Wednesday Jan 14, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 157.6

 I'm hanging in there, and at least the scale is moving down, so that is the "bright side" if there is one. The rest of this post is my update on the crappy side of life, so no need to continue if you don't want to be depressed. :) I know this is public, but it also for me, so...

No news from son and he won't see anyone, so we are still in the same place :( I am not sure this is going to help him - nothing does if you don't want help.

Anyway, not to be a downer....everything else is going well. My day yesterday was pretty good, allthings considered, and very very busy, as will today be. I am not in practice caring for a little one, it has been since....well, my son is 27, so do the math :) its exhausting, and even more so since she is not in her normal surroundings or her normal schedule, and I am trying adapt to her needs instead of knowing what to expect. I don't know when her mother will be able to care for her, she seems to be actually getting worse, not better. Granddaughter is better off here for now, even if it is hard on us. This is certainly not what I expected as I anticipated the empty nest.

On top of that, a very good friend has been diagnosed with lung cancer. She is about 70, but so active and healthy-looking, never a smoker. Weird thing is, 25 years ago, her husband's first wife died of lung cancer, same place. He is a friend, too, and he's just beside himself with worry. They also have a son who is terminally ill....just sad stuff all the way around. I guess that is life.

There I go again, sorry.

So today will be work, what I can get done there, and a tour with girl scouts this afternoon, which is usually pretty fun. 

I seriously need to start exercising, I am looking like a shrunken jello or a deflated balloon. So jiggly and saggy. Even heavy I was always walking and exercising, so I had good muscle tone, but now I am just flabby and that is not me. I have to figure out how to do this with my new schedule. 

Breakfast: oatmeal w/maple syrup, sliced peached and decaf coffee

lunch: leftover ww gnocchi w/pumpkin sauce I made. not my favorite but I can finish it off

dinner: tbd.

I hope everyone is enjoying this day. So far 2015 has not had much to offer, but I am determined not to go back to that dark, depressed place from whence I have emerged. no way! I am verygrateful that I have this healthy eating to keep me on even keel, and the support here to let me vent. 


Progress as of today: 46.4 lbs lost so far, only 27.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/14/2015:
You have a very positive attitude considering all the challenges in your life right now. I hope things improve for you family soon, but at least your son has you to step in and help during a difficult time. I know that's a tough and energetic age your granddaughter is at - my friend has a 2-year-old and he's constantly on the move and getting into trouble. I'm sure keeping up with her is good exercise on its own! Hang in there.

museumgirl on 01/14/2015:
Good point - chasing after her, hauling all the baby stuff around....i don't remember having so much stuff when mine was little! I have to accept this may be the way things are and there's not much in my control, except what happens to her.

puddles on 01/14/2015:
You are a strong person that has always shown in your posts. My only concern is that you get the sleep you need so that you do not get run down. Easier said then done but take care of yourself.

thinnside40 on 01/14/2015:
You'll get exercise having a little one around. Hope you can get a good routine soon.

biscottibody59 on 01/15/2015:
Just wanted to drop a line to say I'm thinking about you.

I hope your son will open up soon and let you all in. Here's to you getting your empty nest back:-)

Having to step in to suddenly be the PARENT to a grandchild must be one of the most daunting tasks in life. She won't remember this episode, so do the best you can--do it your way!

museumgirl - Tuesday Jan 13, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 158.7

Good morning everyone,

Thank you to those of you who commented last night on my very stressful update.

As of now, my dear son is in a hospital, and my husband is going to go see him tonight. (I have a meeting I can't get out of.) We're still very sad and confused and really hope he can get help there. I do not know whether to believe everything my DIL says happened, but something was definitely wrong.

So thank you for your thoughts and prayers they mean a lot right now.

Was treated to the rare spectacle of a baby eating oatmeal with her hands this morning. So funny! then the lid came off her sippy cup and I was really glad we have laminate floors!

Updated my weight this morning - I think it could be a fluke, but who knows. My body really cleaned itself out so maybe I am adjusting to the higher vegetable intake now. So we will see if this is for real or not, but for now I'm posting it. :)

Breakfast was oatmeal (I used a spoon for mine!) w a little maple syrup, some sliced peaches and decaf coffee.

lunch was a corn tortilla w/homemade salsa, and a sprouted grain tortilla with some of the rice filling I made the other night. 

dinner; tbd, I really don't know. I have many good options in the house, it will depend on how I feel.

Taking Violet to get her rabies shot this afternoon, then a meeting tonight. I know a very responsible high school girl who will babysit for my meeting, thankfully, so mr husband can go to the hospital. I hope we hear something good from that.  

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.


Progress as of today: 45.3 lbs lost so far, only 28.7 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/13/2015:
I just saw your update yesterday and am so sorry to hear about your family situation. It sound like your house is the best place for your granddaughter right now. Sending positive thoughts of strength and healing your way xx

museumgirl on 01/13/2015:
Thank you. I am sorry to burden everyone here with my person issues, but I believe what happens in our life affects our health and our weight, and airing my troubles here may help me stay focused on the good things. :)

skinnygrlwithin on 01/13/2015:
I just read your update from yesterday. I'm so sorry to hear about your son and all of the dominoes that unfolded afterward. The best thing you can do right now is just be strong, support your son and your granddaughter. Sending all my positive energy your way.

museumgirl on 01/13/2015:
Thank you, I appreciate it. I am doing ok, actually, aside from it just being really scary. Loving and supporting them is all I can do, I guess. But I know the positive energy definitely helps :)

puddles on 01/13/2015:
Just hang in there girl. You can lean on us anytime and don't feel bad about it. I am sure you would be there for us. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Have a good day.

museumgirl on 01/13/2015:
Thank you, it means a lot to know that :)

thinkpositive on 01/13/2015:
It must be so confusing to have your son hospitalized and not know how to help. Having your granddaughter with you must offer some comfort. Take care.

thinnside40 on 01/13/2015:
Hope your day was better than anticipated!

SkinInTheGame on 01/14/2015:
I am thinking of you too! I'm still sick and just read your post. Prayers and positive thoughts being sent your way!

museumgirl - Monday Jan 12, 2015
(plant-based diet per Drs. Esselstyn & McDougall)
Weight: 160.5

Afternoon update; This has been an extremely stressful day. I now have my little granddaughter with me, don't know for how long exactly. It is important i don't fall apart since I and mr husband are needed now. Just a sad, sad day. no one died, but just not a good situation. Son is in the hospital and daughter in law was stressed out and decided it was a good idea to go to the store for cigarettes and leave the 15 month old alone in the house. Seriously, who does that/???? So i have her with me. not sure how long. Don't know if they will keep my son or what will happen to him, it seems he is in a psych ward. i don't know how all this happens. 

Sorry for venting here. I think everyone who reads my posts has already commented for today, so this is just for me to get it all off my chest. And to remember that this will NOT derail me, mind body or spirit. 


 Nearly back to 159 today - I was at 160.1, even though I had a treat last night of 2 cookies. I know, I know, totally NOT on the plan, but it was a craving that was building up....and you know how it goes. Eat 2 cookies now or go nuts later and eat all the cookies in the world!!! :)

anyway, food was healthy for the rest of the day. I am noticing some interesting changes since this diet, and not sure if it is a fluke or what. I hope this isn't TMI, but for years (decades) I have struggled with terrible perspiration, esp underarms, wherein I used a clinical deoderant and it still failed. I woke up smelling like I slept with a skunk. I changed about 4 mos ago to a natural deoderant, and it really wasn't getting the job done, but I stuck with it anyway. Frequenty showering was key! 

Anyway, since I cut out all animal products and oil 4 weeks ago, I have noticed that suddenly, the skunk is gone. In its place is this other scent - not unpleasant but I can't identify it. Still showering daily, but now out of habit and affinity,not to keep the skunk at bay. I am curious if anyone else has ever heard of anything like this, or had this experience? Again I apologize if it is TMI!

Breakfast was the oatmeal, as usual. Lunch will be the greens with sweet potato, dinner will be a gnocchi with pumpkin recipe that looks amazing - tons of herbs and looks creamy. You use almond milk. Only change I will make is to eliminiate the oil.

Hope everyone is having a good Monday.


Progress as of today: 43.5 lbs lost so far, only 30.5 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/12/2015:
Well that's a pleasant change on the perspiration! I think what we eat impacts our body chemistry so I'm not surprised your "scent" has changed. I think eating a couple of cookies is OK - isn't that approved on the Esselstyn diet? Maybe McDougall doesn't allow that since I'm not as familiar with his. I hope you have a good one!

skinnygrlwithin on 01/12/2015:
I have actually never heard of this but it's definitely a positive change and it doesn't really surprise me. We truly are what we eat and when we eat things that our bodies can't handle it is affected and alerts us in negative ways.

biscottibody59 on 01/12/2015:
I just wanted to let you know that your body odor thing is a known phenomenon on the McD discussion board with a lot of people. It often includes poop not smelling much and of course very little need (as compared to before) for toilet paper.

The McD board is probably the best place for all no-added-fat, plant-based discussions--I don't really know of another. It's well-established, but the moderating leaves a lot to be desired. It can be hostile in some instances, whereas DDs is support, support, support--never has been much need for a moderator.

You're just killing it overall--what more could you ask for. Weight loss--yeah, but that will come:-)

Keep up the good work!

ps thanks for the comments to me on your previous entry--your words mean a lot to me. I'm gonna try to make a bit of a frivolous/entertaining entry tomorrow, but I hope to be back posting normally soon in the not-too-distant future!

museumgirl on 01/12/2015:
well thanks! I didn't have a lot of time to look for other message boards, so I just asked here....I'll look into the others, but I really can't take negativity. I don't know why people feel the need to be nasty sometimes, it doesn't help anyone. I am grateful for DD :)

puddles on 01/12/2015:
Even though I am not on the same plan as you are I have notice some changes in different aspect of my body. Somebody mentioned we are what we eat and I believe that. I so enjoy the fact that no subject is off limit in the DD dairies because I know that if I have questions I will will feel free to ask and not wonder what people will thing. You are real close to your 159 and getting closer. Have a great day M.

museumgirl on 01/12/2015:
Well, I guess that must be true, we are what we eat and it shows...or smells lol.

thinkpositive on 01/12/2015:
Replying to your afternoon post. Sorry to hear about your son. Good that you are taking care of your grand daughter for now. Your daughter in law is not thinking clearly. Take care and I'll be thinking about you.

museumgirl on 01/12/2015:
Thank you. makes me sad that I can't help and that I don't know what is going on with him, if he is okay or anything. It sucks, frankly. Your thoughts mean a lot :)

puddles on 01/12/2015:
Re your pm post - Will keep you and your son in my prayers M. Take care and be strong.

museumgirl on 01/12/2015:
thank you, that means a lot.

thinnside40 on 01/12/2015:
Sorry to hear of your stressful situation, but very thankful grand-daughter has you to care for her. Just breath and take it one day at a time.

museumgirl on 01/13/2015:
Thank you. yes, one day at a time.

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