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It's much simpler when it's only me
Sunday, May 29, 2016      2 comments

I'm one of those people who love living alone. I spend my weekends cooking huge pots of soup, making yogurt, doing hard-boiled eggs and prepping bacon. This weekend was camping with the daughter and 2 grandkids. I took healthy food (bac... Read more
First School Dance
Friday, May 20, 2016      3 comments

If there is ever a reason to eat healthy, exercise well, and keep a healthy attitude, today is the reason. My granddaughter is attending her first school dance. It's the last one of the year, so the sixth graders are allowed to go. ... Read more
Retirement is my time for rejunevation
Thursday, May 19, 2016      4 comments

Got my paycheck yesterday and realized it was 16 paychecks until retirement. I'm surprised at the number of people who want to know what I'm going to do after retirement. I'm resting and rejuvenating myself with my family. But thi... Read more
When your Mother isn't honorable, Mother's Day brings sadness and still a love
Saturday, May 07, 2016      9 comments

My mother was mentally ill. We were raised in a small rural area and everyone knew about her. We didn't turn out to be serial killers, but we did acquire some survival skills most people do not have at a young age. One of my siblings ha... Read more
Day One comes many times in our lives
Thursday, May 05, 2016      0 comments

People like to announce that this is Day One, but when you think about it, our lives have many Day One's in them. Especially the very first Day One. Announcing a Day One is like standing up and saying over the crowd that "This is me; I c... Read more
I bought a bicycle!
Sunday, April 24, 2016      13 comments

I've been wanting a bicycle for some time but couldn't imagine were I'd keep it. I live in a condo and couldn't picture it resting behind my couch. But I've been casually looking. Trips to Walmart and Target gave me a chance to see some... Read more
Funerals can be eye openers
Thursday, April 21, 2016      3 comments

The generation ahead of me is nearly all gone, and this week I attended the funeral of a beloved uncle. Along with others, I marveled at his descendants (great great granchildren!) and the longevity of his marriage (64 years!). We had be... Read more
What ever happened to retirement parties?
Saturday, April 16, 2016      8 comments

Not so long ago -- well, 45 years ago -- it was pretty common to celebrate the cessation of formal paid work with a huge party. It seemed like I went to a lot of them early in my own career and then it stopped. I realize I haven't been to a re... Read more
My crime was dropping a teaspoon -- it was a lightbulb moment
Friday, April 15, 2016      6 comments

So it's the 2 year anniversary of dropping a teaspoon accidentally. i was preparing Sunday dinner from scratch. A lean pork loin with roasted vegetables. Someone came out to say something and for some reason, I startled and dropped a teas... Read more
Today's challenge is the time period from 3 pm to 6 pm.
Thursday, April 14, 2016      5 comments

I've got breakfast covered pretty well -- it's easy to make hard boiled eggs and yogurt and have some bran wafers all ready for cream cheese. I have a seed mixture all ready to put on the yogurt. Lunch is a serving of homemade soup. I make... Read more
Stronger than before
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      1 comments

I started weight-lifting in November 2015 because my thighs had gotten so weak I could not propel myself out of a chair. I bought the New Rules of Lifting for women, printed the logs and off I started. Or so I thought. The first exercis... Read more
I wore a size 10 and still thought I was fat
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      3 comments

For about 7 years, I lived in an area where women did not wear jeans. I know. Hard to believe that an article of clothing was scorned. I adapted and packed away my favorite pair and gave the others away. Didn't think about them for a long ti... Read more
Day 1 of 8 cups of water
Sunday, August 17, 2014      3 comments

I rarely drink much water and after a couple years of seeing the recommendation, I decided to work on this yesterday. Perfect day to do so as I had a lot of indoor activities and wouldn't be distracted. Basically I lined up 4 tumblers ... Read more
I just realized I have the technology to do my own exercise video
Friday, August 15, 2014      1 comments

No ... they won't be shared. My wrists gave up the good fight a long time ago. I stopped enjoying yoga classes because so many of them include too many downward dogs -- a painful pose for me. I always do better with a voice telling ... Read more
What a stubborn notch!
Monday, July 28, 2014      1 comments

A couple weeks ago, I blogged that I was approaching the 150 pound notch on the scale in the fitness center. The following week my weight went up. Entirely my fault. Last week was a good week and as I stepped on the scale this morning, ... Read more

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