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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

Easter Time

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      8 comments

One of my favorite memories of Easter time is sharing a Passover Seder meal with Jewish Christian friends. (The Seder is a dinner during Passover in which the story of th... Read more

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      11 comments

I like celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Wearing spring green and sending blessings to friends is a hopeful way to look forward to the renewal of Spring. My daughter... Read more

Spring is Coming

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      17 comments

Here in Oregon spring is coming with all it's glory. Here are some signs of spring I look forward to: 1. Colors - after dark days and gray leafless trees what a deli... Read more


Tuesday, March 10, 2015      15 comments

This picture sums up the month of February for me. I got the killer flu the end of January and when I asked my daughter when I would start feeling better she said, "March... Read more


Friday, January 30, 2015      15 comments

Remember these words of advice from Mary Poppins? In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun . . . You find the fun and Read more


Tuesday, January 20, 2015      10 comments

Today is a holiday for Americans to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Some of us are old enough to remember hearing him speak. Our children read his speeches or see him on ... Read more

Progress Report - 2014

Saturday, January 10, 2015      11 comments

It's that time of year to take a look backward and re-evaluate my goals. When 2014 began I was hoping for a fresh start. I was recovering from shoulder surgery and had... Read more

Sparking from 2014 into 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015      9 comments

Morning is a special time for me. I enjoy the quiet while drinking my first cup of tea, appreciating being alive and making plans for the day to come. Exercise is ... Read more


Tuesday, December 23, 2014      10 comments

Do you remember these? I still have the set my mother used each year when I was growing up. Well, now they are old and sag a bit in places (just like me). But I like them... Read more


Sunday, November 09, 2014      17 comments

The picture above sums up my last few months. Lots of real life has been happening so all my original goals have been geared way down (as in basically asleep). FYI: ... Read more

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