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Joanne Heim
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(Thursday morning) Good morning, my friends! Mom and Dad are off in the camper for a couple of days by themselves and my 9 o'clock coffee date got pushed back to 10:30 so I have some extra time before I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Joanne Heim
These past four months in Arizona have flown by so quickly. It's hard to believe that we leave on Tuesday to head back to Denver. I'd like to stay here longer, but I am looking forward to going home too.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Joanne Heim
Seven years ago was a pretty big day for me. I got up early, drank a lot of coffee, had a nice long quiet time and put on my running clothes before heading down to the treadmill in the basement... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Joanne Heim
One year ago today, I passed the test and received my drivers license after more than five years of not driving after my stroke. It was a big dream/goal of mine to drive again and accomplishing that has been wonderful.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Joanne Heim
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For the month of November, I have been using Facebook to be thankful by posting something for which I'm thankful every day. Since Thanksgiving is just days away, I thought I'd take some time to record those things here too... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Joanne Heim
[Thursday afternoon] Before I get to what's on my mind this afternoon, I want to thank you all for the comments you left on my last blog post. I love getting comments from you--either here or emailed to me in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Joanne Heim
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I started blogging more than a decade ago. I was in my early 30s, a busy mom of young children and living in San Diego. I mostly blogged about parenting, marriage, cooking and crafting. I spent my days volunteering at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Joanne Heim
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[Sunday afternoon] As a family, we have decided that late August/early September is a really good time for us to travel since the weather is still warm and most people are busy with back to school and staying close to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Joanne Heim
Mom and Dad are heading out of town for a couple of days to attend a cowboy music festival in Westcliffe for much of the weekend. Maddie and I are staying home together, which is getting much easier now that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Joanne Heim
(Tuesday morning) I promised that I would post my notes before the weekend ended, but it didn't happen. Sorry. Yesterday was full to the brim and it's only now that I have some time to sit down and get my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Joanne Heim
Six years ago, I suffered a massive stroke. Many of you know the story... it was told extremely well here on my blog thanks to Toben, who kept everyone up to date and provided me with the details in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Joanne Heim
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One of my big goals for 2016 was to start driving again. To be honest, it felt a bit out of reach. I do know a bunch of stroke survivors who drive, but it still felt unlikely to me. How... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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Hey y'all! As always, it's been ages since I've sat down to catch up... It's not intentional and there are no hard feelings. It's just life and all the many things that fill each and every day to the brim.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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Today is a pretty big day. The camper is parked out front and we will be packing it full of everything we need for a month before leaving tomorrow for the Pacific Northwest. We will stop in Billings tomorrow night... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Joanne Heim
Long time, no blog. Life has been super busy lately. Mostly normal stuff--physical therapy, art classes, neighborhood potlucks every Friday evening at the pool/clubhouse, church on Sundays, afternoons at the pool when it's hot and sunny, time out with friends.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Joanne Heim
(Wednesday afternoon) Thank you for all of your kind comments and encouraging words on my last post about marking mother's day in a new way for this new season in which I am now living. I read and treasured each... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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(Saturday afternoon) Mother's Day is hard for me. Two years ago was as bad as it gets since it was my first one not being with my children. I had just moved in with Mom and Dad and spent the... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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It's good to be back home again--even if we did come home to a yard full of snow (have you noticed it is a four-letter word?!!) and huge piles of the awful stuff down the middle of the street! Thankfully,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Joanne Heim
We will be back home a week from today. After looking at the forecasts and seeing that Colorado snow is just about over, we decided last Sunday that we will leave Casa Grande on the morning of April 18. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Joanne Heim
Before we moved to Phoenix in 2009, I was not at all sure about living in the desert. And since we moved in early July, we quickly learned that the summer heat of Arizona is not exaggerated a bit. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Joanne Heim
For the past many years since my stroke, I have worn an AFO (ankle foot orthotic) to help me walk. It is big, plastic, and custom fit to my foot and calf. It has required wearing shoes big enough to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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This is at least the third time I have sat down and started to write this post about our trip to San Diego. Somehow, I have felt a bit overwhelmed as I face the keyboard with lots to say and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Joanne Heim
Tuesday afternoon, 12:45 p.m. As I posted on Facebook earlier this morning, today is a big day. I made two big goals for 2016--to fly on a plane (I have not flown since my stroke and it has been almost... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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Sunday evening, 7:30 p.m. Happy New Year, y'all! I hope you have had a marvelous Christmas break and are ready to jump back into the routine of life this week. Our Christmas was lovely, quiet, and very cold. (It was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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Mom and I went to the church ornament exchange yesterday morning at our pastor's house. His wife, Julie, hosts it every year and loves Christmas more than just about anyone I've ever met. She has eight trees up this year--each... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Joanne Heim
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