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Tuesday, June 30, 2015      16 comments

“The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.” I remember the first time I heard this saying. ... Read more

My Favorite Quick Get Away

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      13 comments

I live where I can see the majestic Mt. Hood. For as long as I can remember it has been a calming influence on me. There is something stabilizing ... Read more


Sunday, June 21, 2015      9 comments

Here it is – the special day we have set aside to celebrate fathers. Many thoughts come to mind when we say the word “father”. We use... Read more

One Day of Healthy Recipes

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      15 comments

A good day starts with breakfast, especially when breakfast includes chocolate. Read more

Self-Care 101

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      18 comments

It has taken many years for me to realize the wisdom of self-care. I come from a tradition that honors submerging one’s own needs to meet the dem... Read more

Diving into My Summer Goals

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      19 comments

It’s June and time to revisit my May Goals. I made progress in each of these: 1. Get enough sleep 2. Be sure to stretch 3. Drink plenty ... Read more


Monday, May 25, 2015      9 comments

When I was growing up (1950’s) Memorial Day was called “Decoration Day”. We always went to my grandparents’ house in what was then a very s... Read more

Summer Plans

Friday, May 22, 2015      17 comments

This is a picture of the Oregon coast which is about a 2 hour drive from where I live. I go there as often as I am able, even if it is only for the... Read more


Thursday, May 07, 2015      16 comments

MY GOALS FOR APRIL Get enough sleep - emoticonRead more

Mother’s Day 2015

Monday, May 04, 2015      15 comments

We have a family tradition that the most important thing about a special day is that it be celebrated. It doesn’t really matter whether it is celebrated on the “offici... Read more


Tuesday, April 28, 2015      15 comments

Today I went to Oregon Health Sciences Center for a Nuclear Medicine Stress Test. At my last doctor visit my lab work revealed inflammation in my arteries so I was referr... Read more

A Walk in the Forest

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      16 comments

This is the bridge at the beginning of the Wetland Boardwalk Trail at Wildwood Recreation Site in the foothills of Mt. Hood in Oregon. Mt. Hood is part of the Cascade Rang... Read more

Showers of Blessings

Monday, April 20, 2015      13 comments

The Aspire and Inspire Team challenged us to write a blog about some of the things that bless us. I'm so glad they asked us to mention "some" of our blessings - otherwise ... Read more

2015 - My Personal Progress

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      10 comments

It’s been three months since the beginning of 2015. Time to take a look at my progress. I started the year with three goals that I called “Getting Back to Basics... Read more

April Goals

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      10 comments

Do you remember playing with building blocks like these? I do. It was fun to build houses and towers and bridges and arrange the letters into words. When I look at ... Read more

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