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7.17.2015 It's good to be back home again

Friday, July 17, 2015      3 comments

I returned home a week ago. It feels so good to be here. Power was restored Thursday before, landline phone on Saturday, and temporary cable splice done yesterday for internet (until burnt utility poles can be replaced). Between here and the thr... Read more

7.9.2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015      4 comments

1:17 a.m. Brain in overdrive tonight. I've been lying awake for 2 hours, thoughts tumbling over each other like unruly children. Might as well let them play outside, then maybe a little welcome rest will follow. Wednesday was day four af... Read more

Fire evacuation

Monday, July 06, 2015      3 comments

What a day. We'd been gone enjoying a morning out with friends 30 miles north. On our way back as we neared our town, thick clouds of smoke rose from the direction of our neighborhood at the end of the road and bordering national forest. O... Read more

Today's thought

Monday, June 29, 2015      3 comments

When other things weigh me down, nature is the one I count on, my constant, my church. It can be found even in crowded cities, in the flight of birds, in the chatter of squirrels, in a weed growing through a crack in a sidewalk. When I really ne... Read more

6.26.2015 Bicycling nostalgia and hot weather sleeping

Friday, June 26, 2015      2 comments

R came into the house this afternoon, exasperation on his face and bike chain grease on his hands. He had taken the rear wheel off to fix a flat. He wondered if I could help him untangle this: Read more

Journal 4.19.15

Monday, April 20, 2015      3 comments

What a beautiful day! Near 70. Forecast to be warmer tomorrow and Tuesday. Our pleasant winter has turned into the same kind of spring. A few weeks ago, I pushed some pea seeds left over from last year into one of the 3 x 6 garden boxes. Shortly... Read more

Journal day 4.10.15

Friday, April 10, 2015      3 comments

Another busy week. Took the car for service last Friday. A replacement switch for the passenger side window was ordered, and we returned on Monday. That was a crazy day. When we left the house around 7:30 a.m., light snow was falling. By the tim... Read more

Journal 3.31.15

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      2 comments

Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day... It's been wonderful weather though windy this day. Reminds me of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. Ran errands after routine dental appt. yesterday. Was dragging this morning... Read more

Journal day 3.27.15

Friday, March 27, 2015      1 comments

I had planned to journal more often but haven't had time. Crazy busy last couple weeks with doctor's appointments for moi and mom plus helping her and Dad file income tax for the first time in years and apply for a property tax reduction. Thou... Read more

Journal day 3.4.15

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      2 comments

I'm writing this for me and don't expect anyone to read it. Thought it might be therapeutic to keep a journal for a while. Today I MADE myself go for a walk and ride the exercise bike for a couple miles and track food. Last week I or... Read more

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.”

Thursday, February 19, 2015      4 comments

This quotation has been attributed to psychotherapist Rollo May and to columnist/activist Jim Hightower. (HIghtower added, "even a dead fish can go with the flow"). Regardless of who said it first, it's food for thought.... Read more

Had to have our old puppy girl put to sleep

Friday, February 13, 2015      9 comments

We knew it was coming. She was 16 last October. She was doing well until last summer, then too arthritic to go for walks but still able to get around. Then she had a spell... Read more

A snack food find

Tuesday, February 10, 2015      4 comments

I never know how long I'll be gone when it's time for a trip to town (30 miles to grocery store). Taking healthy snacks along works well for avoiding temptations if a quick trip turns into a day of errands. I recently found a breakfast bar I lik... Read more

Healthy portable high protein snacks

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      4 comments

When looking for high protein, low sodium snack ideas, I found this link. greatist.com/health/high
-protein-snacks-portable When I'm out and about running errands I like to take healthy choices along to keep me fro... Read more

Monday, Monday; Spark Progress & Tips

Monday, November 24, 2014      2 comments

Not feeling so good at the moment but otherwise it's a beautiful Monday. Let's see, if I tell myself I feel great, will I? It's worked before. I feel great, I feel great, I feel great! Just reading those words makes me smile, unclench and ... Read more


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