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Why I have no recent blogs...
Saturday, June 30, 2012      0 comments

Although I'm retired from my main career of teaching, I haven't stopped the degree of my learning. But suddenly, it seems like I'm not blogging as frequently. Why is that? I love to write. I live to write. I am writing more. But I'm not add... Read more
Adding to my history
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      0 comments

Adding to my history I spent about two hours today writing stories about my grandparents, parents and some of my best childhood memories. The writing bug really bit into my brain and I found myself sitting at the computer keyboard with my fing... Read more
Where the day took me and starting a fresh
Friday, June 15, 2012      0 comments

I followed my proper meal plans for breakfast and lunch on Thurs. 6/14. But I knew I was treating my sweetie pie to a rib dinner that night. How well would I stay on task was the big question. I perused the menu looking for acceptable choic... Read more
Staying on task
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      8 comments

Well, I've been part of the SparkPeople group since 5/8/2012, or as I have renamed it: I'm a Sparkette and proud of it. I began using the site when I saw my weight had again "blossomed" back up to 153 lbs. How could a "statuesque" figure ... Read more
Lessons learned from failure and success
Friday, June 08, 2012      7 comments

Well, I lived to see the dawn of another spring day! But first let me backtrack a bit. My last unsuccessful colonoscopy occurred in 2010, not 2011. Yes, I know time really flies when one is having fun. The things I remember about that proce... Read more
Hope I don't gnaw my leg off.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012      0 comments

When I reached the beginning of my senior years, I was informed of the numerous health tests I had to add to my yearly regiment. No more just cutting my sleep short, eating fast foods, and letting exercise pass me by. I had to change all those u... Read more
Enough already...
Sunday, June 03, 2012      1 comments

Yes, the rain started when our five cords of wood was delivered, Friday, June 1, 2012. Then it continued to rain on most of Saturday, June 2. Only a patch of sunlight occurred that evening. But every patch of grass, every nearby tree an... Read more
The warmth in winter starts back in May or June
Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

Yes, I moved the furniture around to the Summertime design. After all, we were no longer heating the family room with the wood burning stove. Thank God for "allowing" man to create furniture sliders. In case you didn't know what they are, they a... Read more
I am woman and that's why I roar!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      3 comments

The female body is a miraculous object. Each season of life brings changes to it's composition. When I was young, I couldn't wait for my next birthday. If someone asked my age, I always replied, "I'm going to be 12 years old on my birthda... Read more
My fav time of year..
Monday, May 28, 2012      2 comments

Well, we will be entering my fav season of the year. You guessed it...SUMMER!!! (Don't hold your applause!!!) It's the season that always reminds me of my Dad. He loved to garden & I have taken up his hoe, garden weasel, shovel, & gloves. ... Read more
Can't make me follow that pathway...
Monday, May 21, 2012      0 comments

When I was in my pre-teens, I attended the YWCA with my momma. That's where I learned to swim; it was an activity momma and I enjoyed. Most of the time, I can remember just the swimming with no unusual events. But one day will always stay ... Read more