humid summer days
this is a day to stay indoors; high humidity days are not good for breathing so this morning walked on the treadmill; then followed along with an exercise video right at home; and then started ironing which I've put off for weeks... and I love i... Read more
Back to Spark...back to retirement... back to being healthy
We actually had a day here in southern Minnesota, where like many parts of the U.S. A. winter has had a long hold, in which we can go outdoors without bundling up. I sat on the deck wearing a long sleeved shirt, no coat, and ate lunch, overloo... Read more
Early September, reflecting on weeds
Still find it hard to believe the buses are rolling again, the cross guards are out early in the morn, football games began a week ago already.... why do the seasons go quicker each year?
It just seems it was yesterday I was planting seeds p... Read more
God's sense of humor
Okay, I hate having my photo taken for lots of reasons but esp as i blink all the time and it takes forever for someone to get a photo of me with eyes open; I've suggested the passport office and motor vehicle dept people just color the eyes i... Read more
Sunday Blogging as a way of Procrastinating
okay, it is mid morning Sunday,,... I have a totally messy Kitchen..counter spaces filled with produce, groceries to put away, dirty dishes in the sink, clean dishes in the dishwasher to put away, towels to put away, a floor to be swept, and .. ... Read more
A rainy Saturday and time for a new blog!
I'm tired of seeing my old blog that's two weeks old rolling by and as it's a rainy day and I'm having a rather lazy day so figured it was time to write something new! Am recalling Amy's blog of days ago with 50 things to share about oneself.... Read more
Yes, you can have fun in Iowa!
okay... I know those who live 'next' to Iowa..such Minn, Wisc, Missouri tend to hear lots of bad Iowa jokes and people in other parts of the country sometimes laugh at Iowa.. and when in the movie, a field of dreams, a character asks, Is this he... Read more
retirement bliss and 'sunday visiting on a Monday'
sorry, I know many are not yet retired and I always hated it when my retired friends went on and on about the joys of retirement and I was working, but then I so enjoyed my work I didn't think I'd ever retire, and in a way, I haven't, but I do ... Read more
why not jump right into Monday
After pretty much sleeping most of Sunday away...gee, must be an age thing..I've been sort of on the go since the 4th of July, nothing big, just being with a few friends each day, one was a day of floating on a boat on a lake, then the next was... Read more
Some Mondays...are well those kind of Mondays
When I was working, as in going to an office to work for 40 hours per week or more, Mondays usually began with grabbing a cup of coffee as I went out the door, sipping all the way to work still half asleep, got to the office and had bleary-ey... Read more
DINING WITH FIESTAWARE and remembering a walk like no other...
Okay, I know we are supposed to reward ourselves AFTER we lose 5/10/15/ etc., pounds but I figured sometimes a reward can be inspiring, so this morning I went out and bought a five place set of fiestaware for myself in cobalt blue. It includes... Read more
It's all about 'sparking'
I was just about to head up to the hill..five miles from where I live.. where I rent a garden space and was going to water my little garden; we've had no rain in several days and well, it has suddenly clouded up big time, and I think I now hear ... Read more
June sort of slipped in almost unnoticed; in fact had to change all my calendars this morning and it's aleady the 4th. Left home on the 31st for a three day wedding event and we had the most lovely weather, after days of rain and cool temps; s... Read more
It's Tuesday...and I keep thinking Monday so I just know this week will be mixed up until Sunday again. The older I get the more these three day/four day holiday weekends throw me. Last night I was confused to sit down and not see the usual Su... Read more
A May Monday
Gee, it's been ages since I've written anything. I thought, daydreamed, daydreamt?.. that when I retired I'd write everyday, of poetry, novels, remembrances of people and events that changed my life...opened me up, inspired, me, motivated me, e... Read more