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Christmas preparations

Sunday, December 16, 2012      2 comments

Christmas has been sneaking up on me. I am definitely losing my focus. I thought I had bought all the presents I needed to, and I thought I had wrapped all the presents that needed to be mailed out of town, wrapped, packed in a box with lots o... Read more

Viruses come for a visit

Thursday, December 06, 2012      3 comments

Well, the stress of the season - or something - has gotten to my immune system. I am generally pretty healthy and don't usually get sick more than once or twice a year, usually for just a couple of days. In fact, I was patting myself on the ba... Read more

TMDI (Too Much Depressing Info)

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      2 comments

I have written before about a research study I participated in recently. I have actually done quite a lot of similar studies for this same research institute. There is a small incentive payment (but it's a lot of money for someone like me who ... Read more

Thoughts on Gratitude and Greed

Monday, December 03, 2012      5 comments

I have been thinking a lot about gratitude as a result of an incident yesterday, and I thought I'd put down a few of my musings, as a way to help me think things through. Yesterday my son and I went to Mass, and were told there was an Angel... Read more

Farmers' Market

Saturday, December 01, 2012      2 comments

I grew up going to the local Farmer's Market fairly regularly, and have always loved being able to get fresh local produce. That market, sadly, is nothing but a shadow of its former glorious self, but I still go whenever I visit my mother. ... Read more

Service Project

Thursday, November 29, 2012      3 comments

There's nothing like volunteering for a good cause to make you feel better. However, there may also be other effects, good and bad. Yesterday my son and I spent a couple of hours taping together boxes that will be used to package Christmas foo... Read more

Back to Real Life

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      2 comments

Well, my little Thanksgiving vacation is over and I'm sad. But life does go on. Monday I got up very early to drive to the airport, return the rental car, and catch an 8:15 flight. Only a few mishaps getting to the airport - like ending up d... Read more

Days Five and Six

Saturday, November 24, 2012      2 comments

Not so much to write about in these past two days, because it has mostly been peaceful and quiet. Mom pretty much just watches TV most of the time, and she gets herself a reasonably decent breakfast and lunch. She always remembers her morning ... Read more

Days Three and Four

Thursday, November 22, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday and today have been much, much better days than days one and two. Yesterday was calm and quiet, with my daughter and my mother. Cecily and I went out grocery shopping. In a grocery store I don't normally shop in (because I don't liv... Read more

Days One and Two...Mishaps Galore

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      0 comments

So we left the house later than planned yesterday, mostly because I hadn't been feeling well on Sunday night, so nothing got done in advance. Still, leaving around 4-4:30 isn't too bad for me. We had to drive about five hours to meet my son He... Read more

Heading out for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      2 comments

I am heading to DC/Maryland/Virginia/Pennsylva
nia...all of the above really, for my Thanksgiving holiday. I am so looking forward to it. I land in MD, rent car, drive to VA to pick up my daughter from college, then drive to PA, where we wi... Read more

Lesson learned

Sunday, November 18, 2012      1 comments

I did something really awful the other awful I have given up e-mail temporarily, and am spending a lot of time in introspection. Not sure if I will come to any grand conclusions, but at least I am spending time trying to figure out how... Read more

T-shirt motivation

Thursday, November 15, 2012      1 comments

Last summer I saw a guy wearing a T-shirt that I just loved because I related to it so much. Of course, my memory is so blasted bad that I forgot exactly what the shirt said - only remembered that I liked it and it had to do with getting older.... Read more

In Memory of my Father and All Veterans

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      7 comments

Well, it being the day Veteran's Day is celebrated (although everyone knows it was the real thing yesterday...the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month), I am going to try to post a picture of my father, taken during World War ... Read more

Lots of Walking

Saturday, November 10, 2012      3 comments

Well, today I certainly got my 10,000 steps and then some! Danny was invited to a birthday party at the Botanical Gardens, which is having a big dinosaur exhibit. We must have walked a couple of miles at least. Back in my younger days, I coul... Read more

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