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More Weekends Like This
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      4 comments

I love to spend time with Sarah, Sherry, and Helena. We did just that on Saturday and Sunday. We started off at Sarah's community pool. Many fond memories are from time spent at that pool. And I love that Helena loves the water like I do. ... Read more
Some Accomplishments
Monday, July 06, 2020      5 comments

I have been walking every day. For the days when I get up later, I tend to break my walks into two - one in the morning and one about 7 at night. I have learned to keep tissues in a pocket so I can wipe some of the sweat off my face. My face ... Read more
Missing the Old Normal
Saturday, July 04, 2020      7 comments

The past 5 years, I spent the week (or longer) up in suburban Detroit with my family. For a few years before that, we would go to Glennie, MI to my sister's cottage on the lake. In the past four years,, I lost my Mom, my sister, and my niece. ... Read more
1st Half of 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      7 comments

I can't believe the year is half gone. What have I done/accomplished so far? So I broke my arm in 3 places just before we were due to move into our new house. It definitely put a damper on how much I could accomplish. It also gave me the exc... Read more
POOF! 6 years down
Saturday, June 27, 2020      5 comments

I remember waiting forever to have a grandbaby. Helena Evelyn Colter was born 6 years ago - 6-27-2014. How'd she get to be 6 already? I have enjoyed her so much. She's still little enough where she will grab my hand when we are walking. I ... Read more
Father's Day in Alabama
Sunday, June 21, 2020      4 comments

I lost my father in 1986. I miss him every day - he was my best friend. At first, I knew I could celebrate Father's Day with my father-in-law, who stepped in and was there for me when my Dad passed. I lost him, too, and Father's Day for years... Read more
First Day of Summer
Saturday, June 20, 2020      6 comments

I love spring and summer. I've never been given a diagnosis, but I think I have SAD in the winter. I find that on the first day of summer, I get a little bummed, however. I know that the days will get shorter and shorter every day. And the c... Read more
What's Happening?
Wednesday, June 17, 2020      8 comments

I am now in the habit of walking most mornings. It's a good way for me to get to know the neighborhood. But...my feet decided to swell a couple weeks ago, and I can't seem to get them to go down. I am gun-shy about going to the doctor. Last ... Read more
Morning Walks
Wednesday, June 10, 2020      5 comments

I am trying to get back into the habit of walking in the morning before I get on the computer. That way, I don't melt as much in the heat and I don't get involved in the computer and forget to take my walk. Being in a new neighborhood, I... Read more
Arm Update
Saturday, June 06, 2020      8 comments

I went to the orthopedic doctor for what I was hoping would be my last visit. He was watching how I moved it and he felt around. He said that it feels like it's trying to freeze up on me. Not what I wanted to hear! He asked if I felt if I wa... Read more
I Think We did Something Right
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      5 comments

Sherry and Helena were walking somewhere on Saturday. They ran into a loud, rude person talking about how God would do this and that to people who don't do things right (or "sin") As they were walking away from the guy, Helena said, "God would... Read more
Tim McGraw Update
Thursday, May 28, 2020      5 comments

After I posted my last blog about my husband being grumpy, Tim opened the front door and found a business card from an exterminator tucked in it. I said, "Oh, good, maybe he has spray for the grumpies." He's actually been a little better about... Read more
Tim McGraw
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      7 comments

Not the singer - my husband. He says he had the name first. Remind me to not ever buy a house with him again. He's usually not very ambitious, but seems to have taken on all sorts of projects. With this new ambition comes grouchiness. some p... Read more
Slowly I Go, Inch by Inch
Sunday, May 24, 2020      4 comments

I can finally see where I've made progress in the new house. There's still a lot of little things to do, and I'm sure I will do some re-arranging, but I did get a bit accomplished. Now to finish that up and to get back into a routine of so... Read more
A New Way to Do It
Friday, May 22, 2020      7 comments

Helena's two upper front teeth have been loose forever. She wasn't trying to pull either one out. She came over with her parents the other night. Sherry and Alec were on the driveway putting a container together for me. Helena was going in a... Read more

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