It's time to count my blessings
Monday, November 20, 2017      6 comments

I've been writing this to friends. "I'm embarrassed to tell you I broke my arm a few days ago.". I shouldn't be embarrassed. Things happen.. not usually days after breast cancer surgery. The positive attitude I was told would help did. I thin... Read more
My Mom
Saturday, September 09, 2017      17 comments

Another loss.. this one was very hard. I probably can't type about it too much now. It is sad to lose my Mother. I was always very proud of her. She was born and raised in Oregon, got her undergraduate degree in chemistry with a minor in Eng... Read more
Finally got in an evening walk
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      11 comments

I've missed it.... Read more
As promised.. my status update turned blog (with commentary in parentheses)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      6 comments

Yep.. surprise, surprise.. it's all about the eclipse.. and me Plans were foiled for my trip to the Nashville area to see the total eclipse. Long story... Read more
A dog tale
Friday, August 18, 2017      9 comments

So.. my daughter's dog was operated on for the third time today thinking she was spayed (a common procedure).. but was just ACTUALLY spayed today. Somehow the vet didn't tell them they botched it pretty bad and never removed what needed to be r... Read more
Antioxidants in something delicious
Friday, August 11, 2017      7 comments

"A 2005 USDA study found that unsweetened cocoa powder contained the highest concentration of beneficial compounds of all chocolate products." That's what I read on the trivia quiz today. I knew it but it reinforced what I do for my daily brea... Read more
The added benefit
Thursday, July 06, 2017      5 comments

I started a new exercise class yesterday plus I took an evening walk with a neighbor who's my daughters age. I got a lot out of walking and dancing but I got even more out of the mental exercise of learning something new in the class, meeting n... Read more
The perspective we gain..
Sunday, June 18, 2017      5 comments

Life flies by.. but losing my Dad and then 5 years later losing my husband I feel like all the older relatives I have heard .. NOW I get it. Try to be sensitive to everyone. I never looked at it that way until today. My goal is to... Read more
A photo or three
Sunday, May 21, 2017      12 comments

Today it was important for me to get out and walk and cha... Read more
Saturday, May 20, 2017      3 comments

Time to take Flacco for a walk and see if I can stir something up in the neighborhood. I STILL get down. The house is too quiet. I STILL feel like I hear him.. a cough or a whistle. If I am up late I try to be quiet STILL. Maybe that fee... Read more
A walk along the Chesapeake
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      6 comments

Today was an absolutely perfect day outside. I went with a friend to a town along the Chesapeake. The reason wasn't good. We were visiting a friend ... Read more
The great big beautiful out of doors.
Saturday, May 13, 2017      4 comments

My friend Connie messaged me encouraging me to visit the parks and trails.. I replied, "Thanks Connie for that reminder. I DO love the outdoors. That's kind of gone by the wayside but I WILL get it back. Now that I am 62 (shhhh) I hope to get a ... Read more
Buy what is in season.. a handy reminder I've used for decades.
Monday, May 08, 2017      8 comments

Buy what's in season. Here's a guide to help you identify the best produce deals month-by-month: January oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, lemons, papayas, cabbages: red, white and green; leeks, broccoli, cauliflower ... Read more
Keep progressing!
Thursday, March 30, 2017      10 comments

Oftentimes I want to blog when I am angry or frustrated about something. I keep a journal.. but that's just for me.. so does it count in getting all that out to the world? I usually stop myself. Today I'm just happy. I've continued to lo... Read more
Two years ago..
Monday, February 27, 2017      8 comments

I am the lowest weight I have been since my 30's possibly before. I had the DISadvantage of growing up super skinny and was very self conscious about it. That's part of being a kid. I thrived away at college.. got happy and ate. That trend c... Read more

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