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Life since DH retired!

Monday, August 04, 2014      3 comments

The thing about my husband being retired is that every day is the weekend! Love it! Wish he could have done it sooner! We are terrifically busy and I rarely find time to Spark! We went on a great vacation and visited all our children and... Read more

Great Vacation!

Friday, June 27, 2014      1 comments

We are enjoying a fun vacation. We are traveling to visit all our kids. They live in several western states. We have stayed with the kid we are visiting and we go site seeing in the area where they live. Between visits to kids we have been c... Read more

Retirement is very busy!

Thursday, May 22, 2014      1 comments

I am amazed how busy we are now that my husband has retired. We are really enjoying our time. I am so busy that I often forget to get on Spark for several days. Sorry about that, but I will try to keep up when I have time. At first I gai... Read more

Found a Tasty New Restaurant

Friday, April 18, 2014      2 comments

It is so much harder eating right now that my husband is retired. He loves to go out for meals and so do I. Today we had to drive to the post office and decided to try the Asian Buffet in the area. It was great and we both loved it. I tried... Read more

Retirement is Fattening!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014      2 comments

I am really enjoying my husband's retirement. He is home and doing a lot of deferred maintenance around the house. We also take a nice long walk every morning that we can. We both are enjoying the walks and we notice that the more we walk ... Read more

Reporting on my Feral Cats

Friday, March 07, 2014      3 comments

Today marks a landmark in the life of our feral cats! We have been feeding them for about 6 months now and they spend a lot of time in our yard. They are too wild to really be pets, but they are very enjoyable anyway. For a long time I have ... Read more

I miss the color!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      2 comments

I have noticed lately that the color of things that we buy is starting to all look alike. We are considering getting a new car (our current one is 22 years old). The choice in car color is very limited. You can get white, black, silver and br... Read more

Busy, busy, busy!

Sunday, February 09, 2014      2 comments

Sorry that I am so busy lately that I have not had the time to enjoy my spark friends and spark activities. We are finding that retirement comes with it's own set of challenges to our health. It is so easy to eat out when you don't have the ti... Read more

Tomorrow's the Big Day!

Thursday, January 16, 2014      4 comments

Yes, tomorrow is my husband's last day at work. He is retiring! It will be a big change in our lives and we are a bit scared, but looking forward to it. One of the things that we are looking forward to is being able to visit our family that i... Read more

Many changes going into this new year.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013      3 comments

The new year is always like the beginning of a new chapter in the book of my life. I try to look back on it and reflect a bit on the happenings both good and bad. Hopefully I will learn something from the lessons I have learned. One thing I h... Read more

Strange Exercise!

Saturday, November 23, 2013      4 comments

Guess you might say I exercised my mind and my finger playing the Google Logo today. It was a fun one. It was a Dr Who Adventure. It took my 69 minutes and 31 seconds to finish the game successfully! I enjoy the Google Logo and check it almo... Read more

Seeing a Little Progress

Friday, November 22, 2013      2 comments

I am so happy to see a little progress on the weight loss so far this month. Now if I can just remember to keep at it through the coming weeks. Thanksgiving is always a big over eating day and there will be lots of goodies and temptation. But... Read more

November is a New Month!

Friday, November 01, 2013      1 comments

Today was my monthly weigh in and i am not happy with the results. I gained a pound in October. It was not unexpected because we have been to a lot of parties and I have no resistance to eating all the goodies when they are displayed. It was ... Read more

Cutting Calories at a Party!

Thursday, October 31, 2013      3 comments

I really don't have much will power when it comes to snacking at parties especially when there is chocolate in sight! We have been going to several parties as we are squa... Read more

Something to appreciate

Sunday, October 27, 2013      2 comments

We are heading towards Thanksgiving and I have so many things to be thankful for that I can't even list them all. One thing was called to my attention this weekend by it's absence. Friday morning, just as I was starting breakfast, our electric... Read more


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