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Baby due, grannie on the move

Wednesday, October 16, 2013      7 comments

Our son's second child is due this weekend, so I am packing today to drive the 5 hours to his house, to be the live in sitter for my granddaughter while the hullabaloo of her sibling's birth goes on. I am really looking forward to spending some ... Read more

Of commitments, and lifestyle choices

Monday, September 30, 2013      2 comments

Hubby's commitment to exercise lasted two days. He's back flopped crosswise on our bed. A freeze is predicted for Friday, so we are scurrying to harvest the remnants in our garden. Hopefully both of us will benefit from this gentle exercise. I h... Read more

Opps! Yay!

Saturday, September 21, 2013      4 comments

So apparently I cannot read a scale reliably. At least, i cannot imagine I lost over 10 pounds in the past 10 days. Nevertheless, I weighed in at just under 246, the lowest I have been in 20 years. I had a nurse double check me, to be sure tha... Read more

Restart needed

Tuesday, September 10, 2013      3 comments

I am so disgruntled! I weighed in this afternoon at the clinic and discovered I have gained ten pounds back over the summer, about what I lost all last year. Grrr! I knew I wasn't paying enough attention, but swam every day and felt so good I wa... Read more

Learning curve so far

Friday, July 26, 2013      2 comments

We spent 5 days in Yellowstone last week, as we have nearly every summer for the past 23 years. This year I was able to walk much farther than I have for many years, both. Withand without my rollator walker. I could have organized it better. I ... Read more

exercise program works!

Sunday, January 29, 2012      3 comments

I am finally getting together an exercise program that gets positive results. Two weeks now I've been able to go to church without my walker, sit in a pew like a regular human, rise and navigate about under my own steam. Well, mostly. I still us... Read more

Blew It!

Sunday, March 06, 2011      6 comments

So I blew it yesterday - my calorie count I mean - badly, a whole day's food allowance more than I needed. The culprit? Girl Scout Cookies! Those delicious, seductively gooey chocolately caramel kind. Out of, I hope, generosity, I fell prey to t... Read more

What Now?

Friday, January 21, 2011      1 comments

I finally summoned the courage to face the scales again. Hadn't weighed since well before Christmas, & was dreading it, knowing how indulgent I'd been over the holidays, especially in New Mexico. Sure enough, I have gained. The good news - only ... Read more

Harvest Time!

Monday, August 23, 2010      2 comments

Our garden is really rolling now. Tonight we feasted on home grown watermelon & cantaloupe, corn on the cob & golden summer squash, cucumbers & plump ripe tomatos. If only our little burg had not so unenlightenedly banned all livestock & fowl fr... Read more

new generation coming!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      1 comments

Well, I've made it back from the hospitol in one piece and am recovering at home, with a regimin of respiratory treatments to follow, antibiotics to continue, and oxygen at night to see me thru. Turns out I had pnuemonia. 6 days out of commissio... Read more

home redo fiasco

Sunday, July 11, 2010      3 comments

EARLIER THIS WEEK WE finally put 2 long awaited & much needed home improvement projects into reality - we had a new fence built around our yard, chain link with 3 actual working gates, and new linoleum flooring put on our kitchen floor. Both pro... Read more

Back to Basics

Monday, June 28, 2010      0 comments

Our garden erupted in growth during my absence. My small patch in the front yard, edged in marigold & gallaria, columbine & flax on 2 sides, turnips & purple pod snap beans on the other 2 & filled in mid rows with tomatos, was also carpeted with... Read more


Wednesday, June 23, 2010      0 comments

Made it home Sunday night about 8:30pm, another grand driving day chasing towering cumulus clouds whose scattered showers green everything, making manicured parks of the usually crispy hills & plains. What a wonderful trip! My son has crossed th... Read more

On toward the Coast!

Thursday, June 10, 2010      0 comments

My son did finally get in, and we had a nice visit,shared 2 breakfasts & a dinner visiting & updating my microbrewery education, (sadly behind the times, it appears). He is happy, healthy & in his element, braving flood swollen rivers to place &... Read more

Yellowstone Today!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      0 comments

I drove the 10 1/2 hours ( for me) from my house to YNP alone yesterday, got here about 6pm - Gorgeous drive, tho I started in pouring rain, but it was beautiful then, too, the open plains wrapped in mist, deer & antelope, horse & cattle alike n... Read more