Family, super bowl and more.
Monday, February 06, 2017      6 comments

I just got home from a weekend away a couple hours north of here. Stayed with my one brother who lives alone and he cooked a delicious healthy meal for when I arrived. We got to talking and he used to be on Sparkpeople and post recipes. Now I... Read more
DIY dishwasher detergent
Friday, January 06, 2017      7 comments

A local farm I follow posted this: "I did not have any dishwasher detergent today and the dishwasher was packed. It was also a beautiful day and I did not want to leave the farm. Googled it: 2-3 drops of liquid dish soap 2/3 soap contai... Read more
Getting there..
Sunday, January 01, 2017      4 comments

I went to a NYE gathering. Asked a neighbor what she was doing and she and her hubby invited me along to the relatives party. It was slightly awkward but we played board games and I love doing that. Nice people! The 20ish son amazed me by com... Read more
Independent.. for 2017
Sunday, December 25, 2016      6 comments

So.. there was a challenge last year for me to come up with a word as a resolution. I chose BE.. and I did keep it in mind most of the year. I am being me. People notice that. I feel good. I was thinking about what would be for next year an... Read more
From MSN news .. Live Music Relieves Stress
Sunday, December 04, 2016      6 comments

I probably could have told you this but now I have proof: "Live Music Relieves Stress There's evidence proving that live music reduces stress. Researchers took saliva samples from 117 concert goers once before the performance and once ... Read more
Sunday, November 27, 2016      5 comments

Nice holiday weekend. Even ended up having 2 Thanksgiving dinners. That's a first. I have the best neighbors. For Thanksgiving we invited someone I realized wouldn't have a chance to sit down with family for a meal. My friend from Californi... Read more
The new "American Plate"
Monday, November 21, 2016      7 comments

"At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This "New American Plate" is an important cancer fighting tool, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research." I ... Read more
Thursday, November 03, 2016      6 comments

It sounds selfish to just cook what you like, especially if you are cooking for others as well as yourself. Most people are. Having lost my husband last year the last thing I wanted to do was cook. I relied on my grown daughters and quickly got ... Read more
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      6 comments

For the 29th year in a row I went to the neighborhood bonfire right next door. This is where I get to catch up with everyone.. new and old neighbors alike. Good for the soul but I am sure my hair smells like fire. This year I just bought my c... Read more
A vacation.. and an ooops.. plus I lost weight
Saturday, September 10, 2016      9 comments

Can't help but smile when you are in Aruba they say and it is true. Even though the morning I left I managed to fall off my brothers step and wrench my hip I was determined to go. I was offered a wheelchair at the airport and whisked through b... Read more
A photo or two
Monday, June 06, 2016      5 comments

I have been trying to take some outdoor pictures. I was in the car after my daughters orchestra concert yesterday. It had rained and when I walked... Read more
Updates and Thankyous
Thursday, March 10, 2016      4 comments

I wanted to let you know that I got through the anniversary of my late husband's passing. Partially it was due to everyone making a big deal of my birthday. I had two celebrations. My daughters as well as my dear neighbor of so many years are ... Read more
A year ago
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      10 comments

March 2nd, the first anniversary of my Bill's passing in the early morning is upon me. I thought I was very emotionally prepared. Basically, I don't feel that way at this moment. I was asked yesterday "What are you doing to honor him for the ... Read more
A good read.
Saturday, February 27, 2016      2 comments

I just read When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. In it he says, "Human knowledge is never contained in one person," he realizes, noting that a doctor, patient, engineer, economist, pearl diver, alcoholic, cable guy, sheep farmer, beggar a... Read more
Resolution word - BE
Friday, January 08, 2016      7 comments

I was introduced to the concept of using just one word as a resolution. My friend chose her word, LISTEN, after much thought. That struck me as an excellent word. I think she is already a good listener though. This will perfect her listening... Read more

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