Off the Market!
In the midst of several months of crazy activity, very little of it physical, here I am. Most of last week was spent in North Carolina. I flew in Sunday and spent most of Monday driving around with my realtor looking at houses on my list. I s... Read more
Mother's Day Thoughts
I always approach Mother's Day with a mix of feelings. My mother is, as far as I know, still alive. She has chosen not to have me in her life for most of the time I have been alive. I wish things were different. I have been blessed with teac... Read more
Ziggy/Lioce = A Cat Story with a Sad+Happy Ending
The weather in northern California has been wet, very wet, stormy wet and windy. A few weeks ago, a new cat started showing up in our driveway. BF fed her and talked to her for a few days, Gradually, she started to trust him. When he could f... Read more
Thanks for Your Support!
Hi, SparkFriends! I am back in California, back in the regular routines after a short business trip to Dallas. I blogged before I left that the first day of the trip was my older brother's birthday and how surreal that day would be. I treasure... Read more
Tomorrow is Bound to be Surreal
I hop on a plane very early tomorrow morning for a few days' business trip to Dallas. Tomorrow is bound to be very surreal. I've never gone on a business trip with coworkers. My boss and I are going to be sitting next to each other, working du... Read more
Pearl Harbor Day and Other Thoughts
I was not yet born when the events of December 7, 1941 occurred, but, as long as I live, this date will not be forgotten. I spent the day, among other things, in reflection amd prayer and shed a few tears, as I always do.
I had a hearing t... Read more
Swirling Brain Continues
Did not connect with the real estate agent in Charlotte despite several rounds of calls. It's hard to be patient. I am not in a hurry, but there is a lot to do in the next 8 months. I know I will hate the weather in Charlotte, I know food and ... Read more
My Brain Swirls
The scale says I lost 2.8# last week. Not sure about that, but, I'll take it. I have not been working out or eating right or anything to take care of myself lately. I have plantar fasciitis on my left foot. All this time, I thought it was th... Read more
Sister Birthdays, Bad C and Crazy Work
Today is my sister-closest in age birthday and yesterday was the next closest sister's birthday. They are one day less than a year apart. I emailed Liz, the younger, yesterday and she replied. Those few sentences are just about the extent of ... Read more
September 23 - A Message From Heaven?
I posted on my Facebook page this evening that today is the birthday for two special people in my life. One is Jack. He was my boss at my first "real" job after college. Working for and with him gave me foundational skills that have kept me w... Read more
Prayers (Please), Exercise and Tuna!
Yesterday, I learned that my "California family" is in mourning. My very good friend and former coworker x 2 posted on Facebook that a brother had died. I gathered that it was sudden. This is the 2nd sibling she lost this year. A sister died... Read more
The fact that today is the 5th and is my first blog in eons should speak volumes about my life. My last blog was just after a younger sister died suddenly and I have been working extra hours at both jobs since then. I must get the overtime $ w... Read more
The Sun has Dimmed Today
A few minutes ago, my eldest sister Mary sent me a message that one of our other sisters, Jenny, died yesterday. I know no more than that. The last time I saw Jenny was in June of 1971 when Mother sent me to live with my dad. Two weeks later,... Read more
Grieving heart, stuck scale and a bad taste in my mouth
For months, I have been dismayed by the hateful words and hateful actions that fill news reports. This week's events just deepen that sadness. This is not the place for me to say all that is on my heart about it, but I will briefly comment tha... Read more
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Fourth of July Musings
2016 has, so far, been a year of no leftover brain power. By the time I get home and can log on to SparkPeople, I don’t have much energy for interacting, much less blogging updates. Here we are just past the halfway point of the year and I see... Read more