The cat that wasn't
A week and a half ago I found out about a Maine Coon cat in an animal shelter about 20 miles away. Since my Maine Coon cat, Mulligan, died last fall I've been thinking I need another Maine Coon cat. They have wonderful personalities and are mo... Read more
Spring has sprung - for a few days
Busy weekend - mowing the lawn, cleaning out garden beds - still so much dead stuff and weeds coming up to clear out. Filled a 5 gallon bucket 4 times between Saturday & Sunday just with dandelions and ground ivy and other nasty weeds. Two loa... Read more
Care to challenge yourself?
For those of you reading this who haven't participated in a 5% challenge - think about it!
I've done several of these and they are a fantastic way to be involved and do great things for yourself on SPARK. You are part of a team, working tow... Read more
Craziness at work
They are putting in new carpet in my office this weekend and preparing for that on Friday was nuts. LONG day with lots of packing up books and removing everything from our desks. Our computers were non-functional for much of the day and it was ... Read more
Just another manic Monday -
Had to shovel snow for me and a few neighbors twice yesterday and again this morning. They are saying we'll be getting a similar storm with less snow fall on Wednesday intoThursday. I am definitely getting in strength and cardio workouts! Also... Read more
And so it goes . . .
The allergist was pleased today and the asthma seems to be under control for now - with medication. The inhalant he prescribed - $203.00! YUCKO!
Tomorrow morning I go for a lung CT scan. There's something in my right lung that concerned ... Read more
I've been coughing and a runny nose for weeks. My breathing was feeling tight and I feared the pneumonia had returned. No fever, but not feeling normal. Finally went to the doctor today and found out my lungs are clear; no sinus infection, n... Read more
Just a thought
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
¯ Helen Keller... Read more
Down - but not out
Well, my friends, the rotten head cold was not going away, so I went to the doctor this afternoon. Turns out I have pneumonia! She threatened to call an ambulance and send me to the hospital if I wouldn't promise to stay home from work for the... Read more
What a week it has been!
My 84 year old aunt, who lives 20 minutes from me and whom I am very close with wound up in the hospital with pneumonia. Her husband also has pneumonia, although not as serious, and he's 87. One of their daughters moved back home to help out -... Read more
I made it to SPARK Level 20!
I had to share, because I can barely believe I accomplished this! It took a lot of time and effort - but I did it! I am VERY PLEASED with myself about this accomplishment !... Read more
Weather issues - AGAIN!
Here I sit, ready to leave to attend a barbecue party for my niece who just graduated from college and maintained a full scholarship throughout! We are all very proud of her, of course, and have been anticipating celebrating her success and get... Read more
What is it with LONG weekends?
Yes - you had three days off instead of two. Yes, you got to do some things that were productive or useful or fun or all of the above.
So - why does a long weekend usually feel like it went by even faster than usual weekends? Why does t... Read more
And it continues . . . .
Today is the 5th day in a row with rain, hail and tornado warnings. As far as I've heard no tornadoes touched down in Colorado, but it was intense. I did get out and mow the lawn and clean a bunch of weeds out of an elderly neighbor's garden b... Read more
Enough with the severe weather, already!
Tuesday through Thursday Denver and the front range had severe weather. Thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes. My trees have plenty of shredded leaves, but I managed to cover my tomato and basil plants and they came through it okay. Sigh. I worked ... Read more
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