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Doesn't Dad look Proud

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      0 comments

 You asked for it and here he is. Miles William making his world debut at 9:09 AM, CDT on May 4... Read more

Figuring out the Blues

Sunday, May 02, 2010      4 comments

I wish that when we are down or have bad days we could find the one thing we need to change and then move on. It has taken me 5 days to figure out why I was so down last week and I was helped by perspective from my therapist. 1. By being reti... Read more

Clean House

Saturday, May 01, 2010      4 comments

I actually did it. I managed to straighten up all the rooms (except the "office" where my DH's computer is) It's hard to believe 2 people can leave so much stuff in so many places. i almost didn't dust and vacuum because the house looked so m... Read more


Friday, April 30, 2010      2 comments

I sometimes wonder why I get tired without doing anything. I have found that in retirement my threshold for social interaction has changed dramatically. After 5 days with friends and 3 days at a conference, I find myself exhausted and barely ... Read more

Birthday Pic

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      4 comments

It really was a happy birthday as you can see from the pictures. These were just sent to me by the friends we went out to dinner with.. This is the day before the 65 mile ... Read more

Nutrition Tracker

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      1 comments

I LOVE THE NUTRITION TRACKER. Okay, maybe I got a little carried away there. However, keeping track of what I'm eating during the day helps me make good decisions. I had been doing a great job of getting enough protein, but was often short on... Read more

The Power of Community

Monday, April 19, 2010      6 comments

When I read a blog several months ago about a woman doing 49 activities on her 49th birthday, I got to thinking about celebrating my 65th with s similar idea. I don't think I would have done it had I not only thought about it, but communicated ... Read more

The 65 Challenge- Stage Three

Sunday, April 18, 2010      2 comments

Today at 8:30 am we bravely began the trek to meet my goal of a 65 mile bike ride to complete the celebration of my 65th birthday. We returned home at 4:00 pm successful, weary, muscle sore and feeling a sense of satisfaction. I must say I abs... Read more

The 65 Challenge- Stage Two

Sunday, April 18, 2010      3 comments

Okay, so I admit it; the 65 crunches were pretty easy, so I added 30 push-ups... hope to do a few more before bed. But the rest of the day was glorious... 9:15 manicure... my hands look grea. 11:00 haircut - Amanda is a genius and I have a g... Read more

The 65 Challenge- Stage One

Friday, April 16, 2010      4 comments

In December, I read a blog about a woman who had set a series of goals for her 49th birthday centered around physical activity. I pondered long and hard as my next birthday would be 65. Would I do something? What would I choose? Could I comp... Read more

Friends can become family

Thursday, April 15, 2010      3 comments

Kathy, Pat, Julie and I - all teachers (middle school and high school), Kathy and I retired, Julie and Pat still teaching - all mothers of daughters, and sons, all grandmothers and friends for over 20 years. In fact, my daughter calls us the Fo... Read more

Family is a beautiful thing!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010      1 comments

Last evening our daughter (who graduates from law school in three weeks) stopped overnight on her way to an immigration hearing for a client she has been working with in the law clinic. We went out to dinner and has a wonderful time, talked til... Read more

Yin Yoga

Monday, April 12, 2010      4 comments

Yin yoga is done with all the poses either seated or supine. The purpose of the asanas (positions) is to stretch the fascia or connective tissue, not the muscles. I go to a yin class every Monday morning. It's a great way to start the week. ... Read more


Sunday, April 11, 2010      0 comments

If spoons represented the energy and drive and motivation, I thought I started the day with a place setting for 12 -15. We had a great breakfast at IHOP and went to a tennis match. Somehow the wind sucked my energy and I left early. Tried to ... Read more

Bikes, Baseball and a good Saturday

Saturday, April 10, 2010      1 comments

You can't beat a day that begins with a great bike ride to the ball park (we have the farm team for the Chicago Cubs here), fun breakfast at local grocery store (which offers egg substitutes), sparking in the computer and ending back at the ball... Read more

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