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Childlike (Not Childish)
Monday, September 21, 2015      3 comments

On a recent trip, my husband and I walked to a favorite restaurant for lunch. Turns out there was a street fair going on on the street where the restaurant was located. Our table was at the window so we could see the children's area. A lot of... Read more
On the Value of a Friendly Gesture
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      3 comments

This morning I was ten minutes late getting to work due to a traffic backup. I was carrying in a heavy box. The branch overhanging the parking spot I used snagged my hair as I got out of the car. Not my best morning. As I was trudging into ... Read more
Just Venting
Thursday, November 06, 2014      3 comments

My library has an opening for a receptionist and I was asked to be on the interview panel. One of our applicants was very well dressed, a military academy graduate, and clearly bright. So I was shocked to hear her use "friggin' " twice in her ... Read more
On Not Reading the Label
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday morning my husband mentioned that it had been a while since we had baked potatoes for dinner so I said I'd pick some up on my way home. We put some sour cream, shredded cheese and black beans on top and have a side salad. I decided t... Read more
Feel Like Dancing
Friday, October 24, 2014      5 comments

I just saw a colleague who has an 18-month old daughter and I asked him about her. Ever the proud father, he quickly displayed a video of her dancing around. His wife had put on some music and their daughter giggled and danced around and aroun... Read more
Backslider returns
Friday, September 26, 2014      4 comments

So, I'd been doing OK and then I was doing not good at all, referring to my eating and exercise habits. I was away on vacation with my husband for a couple of weeks. We had a good time but we both realized (me more so than him) that our lack o... Read more
Actually doing some meal preparation and liking it!
Thursday, May 02, 2013      2 comments

Two things coincided this week to have me actually fixing more meals for myself. My spouse has work or another obligation every evening this week. AND I got a CSA share from a local organic market so I have food I normally wouldn't. I looked ... Read more
Heading to a new job
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      5 comments

Next Monday I start a new job and I'm quite excited. It's still in the library field, in collection management. Essentially, I'll be doing purchasing of materials for a public library system - books, music CDs, movies, ebooks, databases, etc. ... Read more
Shaping Up
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      2 comments

That title goes for a lot in my life recently. I used to drink diet soda all day. I'd bring it to work in two-liter bottles and pour it into smaller bottles. I probably went through three 3-liter bottles a week. For about the last month now,... Read more
On Reading
Friday, January 06, 2012      3 comments

A couple of my Spark Friends have posted their "books read" list for 2011. I'll get around to that, too, as I like that idea. But I wanted to pose a question to the readers out there. My former boss said that he thought that people tended to... Read more
Our 43-pound chihuahua
Monday, November 28, 2011      6 comments

OK, so first off, she's not really a chihuahua. My husband and I joke about that because the group that rescued her had her listed as a chihuahua. (In their defense, she WAS really little when they got her!) She was brought from that group t... Read more
My brother-in-law is going to be OK
Thursday, November 17, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday morning my older brother-in-law called at a time when the phone rarely rings. Turns out he had had a heart attack and was in the hospital. Fortunately he called the paramedics when he started to feel bad rather than laying down for a... Read more
It's getting to be a black cat kind of time
Friday, October 28, 2011      3 comments

Happy Halloween and a SPECIAL Happy Halloween to all the black cats out there! We have six cats - four are solid black, one is a tuxedo, and one is orange. My husband jokes that I must be a powerful witch, what with all those black cats and re... Read more
Covered in fur
Monday, September 19, 2011      3 comments

I was able to keep my plans to visit with my friend. She has 14 cats and 2 dogs and I just love that I got so many dog and cat kisses. Most of the cats let me pet them but she has 4 that won't because one is almost feral and the other three a... Read more
Good news on the biopsy!
Thursday, September 08, 2011      2 comments

Some of you know that I had a thyroid fine needle biopsy done a couple of weeks ago. The results are that whatever that little BB-sized "thing" is on my thyroid is, it's benign. I'm to go back in a year for another sonogram. I am quite reliev... Read more

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