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What the Hail?

Friday, June 05, 2015      10 comments

Finally got my tomatoes planted, along with leeks, zucchini, purple potatoes, dill, marigolds and Purple Prairie pole beans a week ago. We did have some small hail in one thunderstorm a few days ago, but the plants came through relatively intac... Read more

In memoriam

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      8 comments

I know I didn't get this done in a truly timely manner, but didn't have this photo available on computer at home yesterday. We remember those who served, with us and no longer with us, for all we have that they protected and preserved, incl... Read more

Gardening a new way.

Sunday, May 17, 2015      9 comments

A week and a half ago, I had minor surgery to deal with a problem toenail. I've been unable to wear regular shoes on that foot, so wore a post-surgical sandal type thing I had that doesn't enclose the toes. It has rained (or snowed on Mo... Read more

Spicing up your life (and food) in ways that are GOOD FOR YOU!

Monday, May 04, 2015      8 comments

7 Spices with Major Health Benefits by: Jordyn Cormier 120 Spices are a great thing to have in your pantry. They have the ability to turn a healthy, slightly bland meal into a nutritious flavor explosion. What’s even better, many s... Read more

The cat that wasn't

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      7 comments

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

Sunday, April 12, 2015      7 comments

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?

Thursday, March 12, 2015      15 comments

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

Sunday, March 01, 2015      7 comments

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 -

Monday, February 23, 2015      6 comments

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 . . .

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      7 comments

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

Allergies stink

Saturday, January 31, 2015      14 comments

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

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

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