Cats in the Winter
Winter is closing in even though it's only November. I feel concerned for my outdoor cat, Pumpkin, who sleeps in an outdoor shed at night that is mildly heated with one of those portable heaters. She seems fine, though, when I go to her in the m... Read more
End of Summer Blues and an Update
Today summer officially ends for me as this is the day the pool closes. Always a sad occasion. Molly the lab will be sorry to see it close too, as she loves tearing across the water in pursuit of some floating toy--the closest she'll get to bei... Read more
That Was the Week that Was
Have been bothered lately by some minor back pain...hope it's not a result of diving off the board. I'd hate to have to give that up.
Mickey (the older dog) is doing fine after having an emergency tooth extraction last week. He was pitifull... Read more
Oh, What a Night!
Kids arrived last night for an early celebration of the grandson's birthday. After dinner (prepared laboriously by me), daughter, son-in-law and of-age granddaughter decided to catch the late night showing of "Jersey Boys" at the nearby mall.
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A Freak Incident
Yesterday I awoke to DH's informing me something about broken glass--in my half-asleep state what he was trying to say didn't register; I thought something had happened in the pool area--but he said no, the deck! But when he said "the dogs will ... Read more
What Happened to Spark Mail?
I checked out my last blog today and was surprised to see three readers' comments! Wow! It used to be that one was notified by Spark e-mail if there was a comment on your blog, but I received none. So thanks to those who responded; I will be mor... Read more
On Diets, Lessons and Etcetera
OK, I know I'm not seriously overweight--but I am frustrated with the remaining four or five pounds I'd like to take off, for good.
So Monday I decided to investigate again a diet I followed back in the day that led me to shed almost 20 pou... Read more
June Is...Well, You Know
Can't believe it's June already--and as the song goes, it's bustin' out all over! Weather is near perfect, pool water is warm (thanks to heater) and the prospect of summer is almost too much to bear. (My favorite season, hands down.)
Yester... Read more
If It's Exercise, It Works!
Yesterday I proved that non-traditional exercise can indeed make a difference: I spent about an hour and a half or maybe close to two hours cleaning the outdoor furniture, sweeping the deck and moving old plants out of the way. This morning, the... Read more
From One Thing to Another
Busy weakend...After barely recovering from my week-long vacation in Hawaii (fabulous!), had another major event, my granddaughter's graduation from college. The three of us (DH and I, and son) drove down to Baltimore for the ceremony, arriving ... Read more
A Bad Easter Weekend
The daughter, son-in-law and three grandkids visited over the weekend, arriving Thursday and leaving Sunday evening. The women (me, daughter and college age gd) spent Friday shopping and after returning, all of us had SaladWorks salads or pizza... Read more
A Decent Weekend
It was a more interesting weekend than usual--starting with the adult piano recital/luncheon on Friday, where I played the first movement of Mozart's 12th Sonata, with pretty good results…only a few flubs that maybe the audience didn't notice. M... Read more
Looks like I'm officially "retired" now--21 years after I "retired" from teaching! Thursday I sent over my last paid newsletter and with that closed my business. Of course I am still available to do pro bono work for groups that are important to... Read more
The Exercise Dilemma
I finally got back to doing some classes at the gym: zumba on Friday and the 85-minute yoga class on Sunday. If only I could stick to a schedule! Trouble is, I get bored or impatient with doing the same thing multiple times--or is it just lazine... Read more
Another Snowy Day in NJ--So What Else is New?
Yes, we woke up to about 3-4 inches of snow yet again, and here it is March 17. Oh, Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!
DH's favorite meal for this day is of course corned beef and cabbage. I thought we could go out for it but alas it doesn'... Read more
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