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Craft Night at the Library
Saturday, February 18, 2017      20 comments

We have a brand new library in my town. It opened in November 2016 but I took until January to pay a visit. Now I can't stay away. They offer so much -- a book club, a game night, craft classes -- for adults (to name a few). I would often he... Read more
Health Related Books
Monday, January 23, 2017      23 comments

One of my 17 in 2017 is to read 6 health related books. A Spark Friend asked me what I was planning to read so I gathered the books I have already have and found the following -- Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD Your Brain on Food by Gar... Read more
Tony's ornament
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      23 comments

Tony and I played a game over the holidays. I put this ornament on the tree. He took it off and played and played. We did this over and over and over. He managed to remove the threads that were the koala's nose and I had to put the scarf bac... Read more
Tony has trained me well
Sunday, January 01, 2017      21 comments

Tony was waiting on the counter, paw raised. I shook it and gave him peanut butter. I've learned my lesson well.... Read more
16 in 2016 Update
Saturday, December 31, 2016      26 comments

The list I accomplished this year isn't the list I had at the beginning of the year. Some items are the same but some original items simply weren't possible. 2016 saw big changes in my life. My stepmother who suffers from dementia required in... Read more
Molly Update
Thursday, December 01, 2016      24 comments

Molly had her vet visit this morning and is home resting now. I was worried but okay with waiting to see the vet because Molly was still eating and drinking normally and, on our walks, she was alert and interested. Not too sick I figured. ... Read more
An Amazing Day of Steps
Sunday, October 09, 2016      29 comments

I remember wondering at one time if I could reach 25K steps in a day. Eventually I succeeded and I thought that would be my best ever. Not so. Yesterday I did yard work. A lot of yard work and I made 30K steps. Feeling proud!! ... Read more
There's a cougar in town
Saturday, October 01, 2016      20 comments

No, I don't mean me although I am a little older than my DH. I also don't mean either of the cougars at the zoo. I mean a cougar roaming the streets. ... Read more
Perspective
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      25 comments

My sister was recently here for a visit. I hadn't seen her in about 18 months and I knew, in that time, she had mostly given up sugar and lost quite a bit of weight. She looks very good. I definitely think of her as thin. I think of myse... Read more
A Tale of Two 4ths
Saturday, July 23, 2016      20 comments

For several years now some area businesses and organizations here place flags on all city lots for the Fourth of July. Last year I caught a beautiful picture of Tony lying in front of the flag. He looks so proud. ... Read more
Good day, Bad day
Monday, July 04, 2016      24 comments

First, I want to thank everyone who commented on my last blog. You were all so supportive and I appreciate that very, very much. Ordinarily I respond to each person who comments but these aren't ordinary times. Please know how much your kind ... Read more
Tough days ahead
Friday, July 01, 2016      29 comments

Today we will take my stepmother to a memory care facility. Her dementia has progressed so fast in the past two months. Her diagnosis was in March of 2013 and the really bad behaviors started this year. We went from having someone stay 24/7 s... Read more
Newest Painting
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      24 comments

I went to another painting class at the University last evening. I enjoyed this class A LOT. It was a great group of ladies and I am quite happy with this picture. I had to force myself to go as I had a rough afternoon with my stepmother but ... Read more
Being Slapped Across the Face with a Dead Fish
Friday, June 10, 2016      23 comments

I was reading something today that used that phrase to describe what it's like to raise teenagers. I think it's also a good phrase to describe what it's like to care for someone with dementia. I had a rough morning with my stepmother yeste... Read more
May 14, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016      17 comments

We had quite a wintry walk this morning. Here I was thinking all about the garden and yard and it is snowing like crazy. I bet Charlie was sorry he came along today. I bet Molly was wishing it would snow a lot. She's a little crazy like that... Read more

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