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Sunday, November 22, 2015      5 comments

My heart is so filled with joy and pleasure. I cannot ever recall being this happy in all my life. For the first time I have no stress, a roof over my head, clothes to keep me warm and plenty of food. I listen to beautiful music every day and... Read more

I'm Starting My Own Fashion Trend

Saturday, November 21, 2015      3 comments

Over the years I've lost one earring from a set. It's maddening, especially when I really like the design. Sometimes it's a 14C gold earring; sometimes a sterling silver earring and sometime just some cheap thing I got at a thrift store. ... Read more

France Is Going Through The Trauma Americans Went Through On 9/11

Monday, November 16, 2015      4 comments

My heart has been heavy over the recent attacks in Paris. Imagine living in fear that an innocent activity like going to a concert, walking down the street, or going to a cafe could get you killed. I'm tucked away in middle America, not such a... Read more

I Found A Healthy Solution

Thursday, November 05, 2015      10 comments

Last night at about 9:30 I got hungry. I hadn't eaten since 4:30pm so it made sense. After all, 5 hours had passed since my last meal. Instead of getting into something bad I decided to have some oatmeal. Boy, did that hit the spot! Seems t... Read more

What A Fabulous Night!

Monday, November 02, 2015      3 comments

My children gave me a Sonos for my birthday this year. It's a sound system that is directed through your IPad or computer. I get all kinds of stations from all over the world. Day and night I listen to beautiful classical music whenever I am ... Read more


Friday, October 30, 2015      8 comments

I was just checking my email and saw that I had a note from Apple. Call me suspicious, but I called Apple to ask if they had sent it. Sure enough, the tech told me I was the second person who had called him to ask that question. Long story sh... Read more

So You Think You Have Troubles

Thursday, October 29, 2015      4 comments

I had many trials and tribulations in my life but now things are really going well. When things are tough we wonder when all our misfortunes will end. Recently, I learned one casual friend has an autistic child and her dad, caretaker for mom, ... Read more

How Far Back Can I Go?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      4 comments

I know precious little of my grandparents and nothing of family history before them. There's a show on PBS called FINDING YOUR ROOTS. Sounds corny, but I would like to delve back into the past to learn more about my background. Who were my an... Read more

The Darkness Is Here

Sunday, October 25, 2015      9 comments

I live in Wisconsin. We haven't turned back the clocks yet but it's not even 7am and it's almost pitch black out there. There was a reason so many Scandinavians and Germans settled here: it reminded them of home! For many who live here we... Read more

The Importance of Humor

Wednesday, October 21, 2015      5 comments

I often go on the net in search of jokes. There's nothing like a good laugh to brighten any day. The good jokes are the ones can give me a belly laugh and reflect realities or situations with which I am only too familiar. Oh, yeah, I can iden... Read more

Whew! All Done

Tuesday, October 20, 2015      4 comments

Happy me. I finished writing my Christmas cards to friends. I've only 6 to write for family, and since I include a check in those I'll wait on them. It feels good to know that this is behind me. I enjoy writing letters, but somehow Chris... Read more

So Who Still Sends Christmas Cards?

Friday, October 16, 2015      9 comments

For years and years we sent 35-40 Christmas cards a year. With people moving we lost touch with some; others died. I just went through my address book and realized I have less than 10 that I'll be sending cards to this year. Kind of sad. It ... Read more


Tuesday, October 13, 2015      3 comments

The building where I take my yoga lessons has a big apple tree in front. When I arrived today I saw many apples on the ground. Of course, several critters had bitten into a lot of the fruit. That said, there were many apples in perfect condit... Read more

How To Make Yourself Happy

Sunday, October 11, 2015      3 comments

Yahoo news features have some interesting ideas. Today I learned that their are 5 ways to make yourself happy. The first one is to have gratitude for the simple everyday things. I'm looking out the window now and see a beautiful fall day. I'... Read more

Learning Is A Lifelong Experience

Friday, October 09, 2015      4 comments

I always loved to learn, but when it came to computers and mechanical things my husband, very talented in those areas, would just tell me not to worry; he'd take care of it. Well, after he died I found myself up the creek more than once. N... Read more

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