"Online Friends vs "Real life"
I have been actively online for several years now. Basically when I saw the "writing on the wall", aka I was going to be classified disabled and not work anymore, I knew I needed to find a social outlet. Hello - I am a social creature consider... Read more
It's that wonderful season where all kinds of new produce is hitting the markets. I picked up some garlic scapes. I tried these last year for the first time and decided I wanted to experiment with them some more while in season. Garlic scapes... Read more
You know you have a dog when...
* Your pants pockets contain a combination of keys, receipts, plastic poop bag, chapstick, gum and smashed up doggie treats
* You begin to drop your R’s and L’s. “Whos da widdle doggie who weally wants a tweet!?!”
* Other people’s do... Read more
Today we had one of the lowest tides in several years. Abe and I hit the beach to do a 4 mile walk. There was plenty of folks out beachcombing since the tide is usually not this low. Abe has discovered that some crabs are dead, some are alive... Read more
I have not been able to exercise until recently due to my arthritis and having a joint that needed worked on and then rehab. When I got the doc's okay, I decided to try the Leslie Sansone Walking Away The Pounds series - figuring I could manage... Read more
The Newest Addition
Welcome Abe to the family! This is Abe watching me work at the desktop. I picked him up yesterday and this soon to be 3 year old Weimaraner went from farm dog (and prior stud is my guess) to beach dog! He got to drive in my little pickup for ... Read more
HA - so I wrote out my post, only to have it poof in error. Let the frustration begin!
It has been a frustrating week. I got permission to get a dog. I found a dog we liked at the rescue, only to have the landlady be a freak and tell th... Read more
Shades of Purple..and green!
After spending three hours working on my garden today since it actually was wonderful weather (ie not raining, snowing, sleeting), I had to take off my splint and change wrapping and wash up. Dirt and bandages don't mix but it felt so good worki... Read more
Crazy lady part 2
I am still in limbo on the dog front thanks to my landlady being well, a pain. Meanwhile meet Chuck! Who is currently pondering just how he is going to get up to those bird feeders. Never to worry though since The Mafioso crew, aka the blueja... Read more
Good Calories, Bad Calories
I just finished reading Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. This is by no means an "easy read" nor an easy argument. Taubes reviews the scientific literature relating to diet, obesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabe... Read more
Turning into the crazy critter lady
I use to have 2 pitbulls but they moved out with my son. I miss their company horribly and usually end up loving on my neighbors big black great dane, named Chaos. So now I have a cat who is about 14 years old and she pretty much sleeps all da... Read more
Well I reached my goal weight again - one I wasn't sure if I would make it but figured why not try. I figured my body would decide if I could do it or not. Evidently it agreed. So now I am pondering another 5 pound goal. 135 sounds nice! Fo... Read more
As with anything, life continues to move on whether we are ready too or not. The same goes for my life and we are returning to as "normal" as we can possibly get to. We had the memorial for Delaney on Sunday which was lovely to see all our fri... Read more
In a brief moment...
I am not a religious person but I am a spiritual one. I do believe in something greater than myself, more earth based I guess and I believe in animal totems. Being raised on or around Indian reservations for most of my life, I learned to respe... Read more
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It's official - I am a grandmother!
Delaney Luca arrived at 12:53pm, 3 weeks ahead of her due date. She weighed in at 5lbs 6 ounces, is 18.2 inches and has strawberry blonde hair. Definitely will post more when my head isn't so caffeine buzzy. I slept 2 hours last night and abo... Read more