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Just a thought

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      11 comments

“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

Thursday, December 04, 2014      12 comments

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!

Sunday, July 13, 2014      13 comments

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!

Monday, June 30, 2014      12 comments

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!

Saturday, June 14, 2014      9 comments

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?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014      9 comments

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 . . . .

Sunday, May 25, 2014      9 comments

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!

Friday, May 23, 2014      8 comments

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

The fates are cantankerous

Sunday, April 27, 2014      11 comments

What a 24 hours it has been. Found out last night that my darling next door neighbors home had been robbed during the day while we were all at work! They've only lived there for 4 months and it is very distressing to them and the rest of the n... Read more

Mother Nature strikes again

Sunday, April 13, 2014      14 comments

Yesterday (Saturday) was hazy and in the 70s. I fertilized the lawn and some of my next door neighbor's lawn. (They just moved in from an apartment in December and have no experience with yard work and no tools.) I pruned shrubs and racked up... Read more

Resistance Bands To the Rescue!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      12 comments

My brother sent me this picture from St. Thomas, USVI (where he lives). Look closely above the Beware of Dogs sign and note what is on the fence. Tee-Hee! The torn... Read more

Some people . . . .

Thursday, February 06, 2014      12 comments

I'm just doing a quick little entry here. The HIGH today was 7 degrees farenheit! I have to walk over a quarter mile in this across iced up pavement from the light rail train to where I had to park my car, in a post-surgical boot on my right f... Read more

Just another weekend in paradise . . . ?

Monday, February 03, 2014      12 comments

What a weekend. Lots of running around to get things done outside my house on Saturday - after spending over an hour shovelling snow. Came home and washed and dried clothes. Sunday I spent 90 minutes outside with a very sturdy old snow shovel... Read more

To make your day a little happier - Puppy Love!

Thursday, January 30, 2014      7 comments
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Heading into

Friday, January 24, 2014      12 comments

I am trying to REALLY get myself into the spirit of the 5% Winter Challenge and doing quite well, I think. Wanted to share a few images with you because they make me think - or smile - or both. Read more

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