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Change to weight ticker
Saturday, October 02, 2010      4 comments

I reached that weight of 125 once last summer. Most of the time I waver between 128 and 127. With my tummy tuck I have weighed in at 126. DH and I have quite a discussion about weight when I shared that number with him He has loved the weigh... Read more
Lack of Patience
Friday, October 01, 2010      5 comments

It has been exactly three weeks since my tummy tuck. I think that my tummy looks really good, but I still can't do anything physical but walk. I know walking on a beautiful fall day should be inspiring, but all I could think about what I could... Read more
A Rare Day
Thursday, September 30, 2010      1 comments

My Dad always used to quote from James Russel Lowell's "The Vision of Sir Launfal" in the spring ... "and what is so rare as a day in June." Well, I would like to alter that. What is so rare as a perfect fall day. We had one here today and w... Read more
Bosnian Restaurant
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      2 comments

Oops. Found a new restaurant and ate some delicious lamb shank. Of course, I kept telling myself the meat was rich and that's why it was so shiny. Even splitting a lemon meringue dessert with DH managed to just stay within limits for the day.... Read more
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      0 comments

Today I was responding to posts and looking at Spark pages when I came across the page of a member who spent an evening with my favorite poet, Mary Oliver. She responded to my post suggesting another poet I might like. I followed her suggestio... Read more
Just for Fun: Pets and a view from the pot
Monday, September 27, 2010      5 comments

We have 4 animals that live with us. Two dogs (9 years old each) a German short-hair pointer and a Vizula. We also have two small cats - Guzel (means pretty in Turkish) who is 8.5 lbs, and often arches her back like a Halloween cat. We also ha... Read more
Commentary on Change
Sunday, September 26, 2010      3 comments

I used to hate change. All I was looking for was a destination, forgetting that the destination is the end and it's the journey that life is about. This time of year is one for noticing change and instead of evaluating it, just noting it. ... Read more
Light and Weight
Saturday, September 25, 2010      3 comments

This evening DH and I went to a concert of a folk singer. (Yes, we are that old.) He played a guitar and sang his own songs about being part of a whole world. In one song he had us sing the the chorus. He had written the song about this time... Read more
Get Skype!
Friday, September 24, 2010      2 comments

This is really not a commercial because the product I am talking about is a free computer application. If your computer has sound and/or sound and a camera, you can talk to anyone in the world for free and see them. My DH's sister lives in Ge... Read more
Walking and Meditating
Thursday, September 23, 2010      1 comments

I have an MP3 loaded on my IPod that is a series of affirmations about recovering from serious surgery. It is about 20 minutes long. I used it during my solitary walk to a nearby park. It is the longest walk I have taken since my surgery almo... Read more
Up date on Tummy tuck
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      2 comments

It is just short of two weeks since I had my tummy tuck. According to the doctor everything is going well. However, in addition to wearing a very tight elastic band about 12 inches wide around my lower belly, I was also instructed this week to... Read more
A compliment, I think.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      5 comments

There is a teacher at the alternative high school where I used to teach who is retiring this year. She is a true technology immigrant with quite an "accent." I have helped her over the years with the grading program the district installed abou... Read more
Lawyers are good people
Monday, September 20, 2010      2 comments

Today my DH and I had the privilege of watching over 200 people take an oath to become lawyers and officers of the court in the state of Iowa. The main speaker listed 10 commandments of being a good lawyer. He summarized the first three as the... Read more
Sadness, resignation and acceptance
Sunday, September 19, 2010      1 comments

I think some of those words in my title are stages of grief. It is a grief I am anticipating rather than in the middle of. My DH's wonderful uncle has decided he is ready to "be with Nancy" his wife who died a few years ago. His 90th birthday... Read more
Unexpected Rewards
Saturday, September 18, 2010      8 comments

I had a very emotional 3 hours this afternoon and I am still processing it. I retired 2 years ago after 19 years of teaching at risk teens. I love every minute (almost) I taught and fell in love with so many of the kids who were heroes to me f... Read more

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