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This is me holding Callie, the calico cat.

Taken during Christmas cruise, 2013.



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I am a native of Chicago who has lived in Southern New Jersey for many many that I almost feel like a native, although I grew up in the Midwest.

I am now retired after three careers as newspaper reporter, English teacher and owner of a small graphic arts/writing business. I am now pretty much relegated to home in Millville (albeit a lovely one, in the woods) taking care of a husband who is 13 years my senior and who is now afflicted with Alzheimer's. I do have a live-in caretaker, but still, I am the one he leans on. Having the caretaker here allows me to get out of the house and go to exercise classes, appointments, etc., because I am afraid to leave him alone.

I enjoy checking in with Spark friends and appreciate their support. Just trying to hang on and make life as meaningful as I can, given its staggering limitations.

Member Since: 2/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 38,339

My Goals:
To maintain my weight and continue a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise, the fountain of youth! Also have been following a modified vegetarian diet for many years (no meat or poultry) in recognition of my compassion for all animals.

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� Limiting carbs and portions
� Striving for exercise 5 days a week: aerobics, walking/running, weight training, spinning.

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I grew up in Chicago, moved to Pittsburgh as a senior in high school and came to South Jersey after graduating from Penn State's School of Journalism. Have been here ever since!

As you might tell from some of my photos, I am an animal lover and presently have two dogs and one cat. Lost my other cat last summer due to a mysterious ailment but happy to still have Callie, the calico.

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I try to stay busy and focused and keep a positive outlook on everything. Sometimes it's difficult, but usually I succeed.

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    Carol I have no word program on my computer. I tried a thing called one note and it is way too complicated. Now I found notebook but it too just blows away if I try to cut and paste. I am having my son to work on the mouse settings. He thinks it might help. Pat in Maine.
    310 days ago
    Carole I sent a message today and I went to your page and it is gone.
    I just wanted to say there were 2 husbands with us an both said they liked the movie. My DH has eye issues now. He has macular degeneration.
    I do the long distance driving now and we are trying to find his peripheral vision. He is not wanting to go places but once he gets there he has a good time. I have to keep looking or things to do and those recliners he really enjoys so we do o often. Senior rates as well. Thanks for the comment Pat in Maine.
    Some day I will go to New Jersey I want to see her light houses and the huge sand beaches. Take care. Glad you commented Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    382 days ago
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    Dana is doing better. Hope you are doing well, will call in the next two days.. emoticon
    400 days ago
    Thanks Carol. I like the surface to read it is great but I cannot get the apps I want, I can only get Microsoft apps.

    My Spark tracker would not sync so I sent it back and GOT ANOTHER. still NO JOY. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A Lap top, big screen. Touch and WINDOWS 7.
    I know it is not supported but it is a favorite with many people.
    Thanks Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    601 days ago
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    Yes, the obit was interesting. Glad she found a place that she seemed to flourish. How is Thursday for lunch? I have a hair appointment at 1:30. emoticon
    650 days ago
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