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I ate "like a Viking"

Saturday, August 29, 2015      19 comments

Thursday morning we drove to TN for one our regular visits to MIL in her nursing home. This is always stressful – the 4 hour drive plus the days in the home itself. However, this time it was less stressful than the atmosphere in our town wh... Read more

The Day After

Thursday, August 27, 2015      26 comments

Thank you friends for your expressions of concern regarding yesterday’s shooting in my little town. If it had not been reporters killed live on camera during an interview, 2 more violent deaths would not have made the national news. It w... Read more

Run cut short by gunfire

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      27 comments

I never run TOWARD gunfire. The shots I heard this morning could be somebody taking early morning target practice or a drunk guy mad at his neighbor. You just never know so I went back home. This has happened before. I live on a country... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Physical Hunger, Emotional Hunger and then there's ME!

Sunday, August 23, 2015      30 comments

I’ve experienced both types of hunger, but I also eat too much because it TASTES GOOD! Physical Hunger: I eat 2 substantial snacks per day. If I don’t, between meals I wilt like a flower lacking water. (I drink lots of water, and onl... Read more

Do we have the right to know what is in our food?

Saturday, August 22, 2015      15 comments

Is there a point at which we stop messing with nature? I am not a technophobe nor anti science. I get my flu shot every year and appreciate most of modern life. However, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are extremely concerning... Read more

Managing Fear - Looking it right in the eye

Thursday, August 20, 2015      31 comments

This is my kitchen. We renovated it when we retired in 2007. It's well arranged, functional and efficient, but tends to be cluttered most of t... Read more

"It's ONLY 4 pounds, don't worry about it"

Sunday, August 16, 2015      25 comments

It was supposed to be well meaning advice, but it’s not. At least part of it is not. In the last 8 weeks I’ve been through 6 countries and 5 states. Without my “parole officer” (my scale) to keep me honest and accountable each mor... Read more

Coca Cola funds scientists and SURPRISE, diet is NOT the main cause of obesity.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      17 comments

Their conclusion is that lack of exercise is the culprit. I’m living proof that you cannot outrun your fork. Yes, move your body more, but I have to RUN one mile to burn 100 calories. That’s one chocolate chip cookie! Here’s the ... Read more

Being Open to New Experiences Brings Surprises

Friday, July 31, 2015      19 comments

I like to travel. I like to try new things. From the glaciers in Switzerland to the old covered market in Istanbul, I want to see what’s out there and participate to the best of my ability. However, never did I EVER think you would find... Read more

Sparkpeople.com is my lifeline - my tether to a healthy lifestyle

Tuesday, July 28, 2015      21 comments

I’ve been here for over 6 years. I’ve been in maintenance for over 5 years. I login every day unless I do not have Internet access. This has been a traveling, family summer. On June 26 DH & I took DD#2 & family to Europe ... Read more

Our 3 Generation European Vacation - Paris, France - Country 6 of 6

Friday, July 24, 2015      14 comments

It’s not easy to describe Paris in a short blog We ate in a lot of sidewalk cafes unless people were smoking. Then we looked for an indoor location. Can’t enjoy the city when I’m wheezing. Read more

Our 3 Generation European Vacation - Vienna, Austria - Country 5 of 6

Thursday, July 23, 2015      14 comments

After stopping for 1 night in Bratislava to return our cars, we arranged a “limo” for the 45 min drive to Vienna. When DH & I travel alone, we take the bus between these 2 cities for 7 Euros each. However, considering the time and hassle o... Read more

Our 3 Generation European Vacation - Budapest, Hungary - Country 4 of 6

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      22 comments

DH & I have visited Budapest several times but always as part of a river cruise tour. We do not speak ANY Hungarian and the language is unlike any other in Europe. The Danube divides the city into 2 parts: Buda (hilly side) and Pest (fla... Read more

Our 3 Generation European Vacation - Slovakia - Country 3 of 6

Monday, July 20, 2015      17 comments

Slovakia, the eastern part of the former Czechoslovakia, was created on Jan 1, 1993 as part of the “Velvet Divorce.” I first visited in 2008 when I reunited with family with whom there had been no contact for 70 years. DH & I have re... Read more

Our 3 Generation European Vacation - Prague, CZ - Country 2 of 6

Saturday, July 18, 2015      18 comments

My generation remembers Prague as the capital of Czechoslovakia, but that country peacefully decided to separate into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on Jan 1, 1993 - the "Velvet Divorce." We flew from Zurich to Prague and I persuaded DD ... Read more


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