Saturday, October 20, 2007

successfully donated

I successfully donated blood this morning!! This is a big thing for me, considering the times I've been turned away for low iron and most recently stopping in the middle of the donation. (Seriously, the blood just stopped coming out!) I really feel productive and helpful when I give blood, and I feel very strongly that I (and everyone) should donate. That's why it is so frustrating when it doesn't work out that way. I have to stock up on iron-rich foods and lift weights and drink lots of water before donating. I call it my "training" to donate. And it worked this time, so YAY for me!!

Interestingly enough, the last time before today that I was able to successfully donate was October 20, 2006. October 20th must be my day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Grandpa Muller

He was 94 years and 1 month old when he passed away yesterday late afternoon. In my last conversation with him this past Saturday he told me to make sure that I wipe my feet before I get into my car. He's always been taking care of me through my car, and he still does.