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About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!

Ravelry: Unisex Triangles scarf pattern by Esther York

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nisex-triangles-scarf

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Lap blanket baby blanket small afghan throw wheelchair | Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/listing/878534148/lap-blanket-baby-blanket-small-afghan I never thought I could crochet something this beautiful! It was the most intricate and fancy thing I had ever tried! I’m so glad I did! I just love it.

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Tote of many colors tote bag bag carry-on market bag | Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/listing/994103902/tote-of-many-colors-tote-bag-bag-carry One of my favorite ways to use up those partial skeins of yarn! Make a bag! Can’t have too many!

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I’m still here

2020 was a crazy year wasn’t it? We worried about our families and our jobs. We worried that we wouldn’t be able to find toilet paper. I spent the year crocheting a lot. I have a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Let’s have a contest!

Let’s have a contest! Let’s have a drawing! I want 50 people to sign up for a new FREE account, (which only commits you to getting a couple of emails but helps me out! You can not be already signed … Continue reading

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Procrastination

Originally posted on Nancy Loderick's Blog:
Normally I am not one for procrastination. I am more of a “get it done” type of person. 1. Choosing a gravestone. As most of you know, my Mom passed away a little…

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Change is scary

Change has always been frightening to me especially when it’s not my idea. Too people I knew passed away this week. One was the brother of a long time hugging buddy who I met more than 35 years ago. I … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again

Its December. Almost Christmas time. It’s that time of year when some people kind of go crazy. And you might immediately start thinking of the crazy Shoppers and people who decorate everything that’s not tied down. But I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Ignore the dragons

I had an interesting day. Some small thing, a computer glitch, an unforseen thing, caused a delay in helping a customer, who got frustrated and impatient. Their frustration fed my own and it bled into anxiety as I struggled to … Continue reading

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Are dreams practical?

There is a fine line you sometimes have to walk between practicality and your dreams. Your dreams will take you to places unseen and they can verge into the spiritual in your dependence upon faith as one of your tools. … Continue reading

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Circle of death

blink=contemplation contemplation=thinking thinking=dreaming dreaming=fear fear=freak out freak out=coping mechanism coping mechanism=overeaction overeaction=negativity negativity=doubt doubt=pause pause=inaction inaction=depression depression=stagnation stagnation=standing still standing still=time time=contemplation…           blink……. ELY   11/5/2017

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Don’t forget to dream

Everyone needs a dream! I think I grew up believing I wasn’t allowed to have a dream. And so I never got in the habit of making goals even if they were short term. I’m not talking about plans for … Continue reading

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Life happens whether or not you join in

I have had an interesting couple of years. Haven’t we all? I had to retire unexpectedly with mobility issues. I started home health care, physical and occupational therapy and got used to being home bound. Then a year later I … Continue reading

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Has your mojo disappeared?

Has your get-up-and-go gone on vacation? Does the idea of beginning your day make you want to crawl back under the covers? Are pj’s the new chic? And afternoon naps, chugging coffee and energy drinks a necessity to get through … Continue reading

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Plain and simple

Keeping it real! Just Sharing

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