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Surprise for Mother's Day
Sunday, May 09, 2010      6 comments

I had expected to spend a quiet Mother's Day at home. Our son lives in D.C. and we live in the Midwest. Our daughter lives 2 hours a way, but is in her last week of law school and in a conversation last night, said, "Oh, Happy Mother's Day." ... Read more
Celebrate Cindy
Friday, May 07, 2010      5 comments

I want to celebrate Cindy today. She is a shining example that once you set goals, you can accomplish anything you want. I first met Cindy when she was 15, angry, addicted (alcohol), ready to drop out of school as soon as she turned sixteen. ... Read more
My Scale and Me
Thursday, May 06, 2010      1 comments

I have read many articles and many blogs about the relationship we have with the one measuring device that we often elevate to the status of the final judge of our success. I do use other measures ... how my clothes fit, what my energy level is... Read more
A Dentist Story (and BTW another picture of Miles)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      4 comments

This morning i had a 2 hour appointment at the dentist. A friend recommended i take my IPod and listen to some humor. Instead I listened to 3 different entries I had downloaded before i had surgery last November. There were an guided meditati... Read more
Proud Pappa
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      8 comments

Doesn't Dad look proud? He is the youngest of the 9 cousins and the only one stateside to begin the next generation. (My grand nieces in Germany call me Grandma Aunt.) We ar... Read more
Proud Pappa
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      1 comments

Doesn't Dad look proud? He is the youngest of the 9 cousins and the only one stateside to begin the next generation. (My grand nieces in Germany call me Grandma Aunt.) We ar... Read more
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

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