Baby due, grannie on the move
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
HOME & NEW BEGINNINGS
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!
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
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