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A Day Out with Friends
Monday, May 02, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to go to a quilt show a couple of hours away from my home. I didn't have to drive which was nice. I did ride up front and visited with my friend Marilyn who drove and also two friends, Linda, and Peg who rod... Read more
Trying to get my ducks in a row
Tuesday, April 26, 2016      5 comments

I have a scheduled appointment with an orthopedist for tomorrow to see about knee surgery at the end of May. I have a scheduled appt with my sleep and breathing doctor during the second week of May because I will need surgical clearance, and al... Read more
What's new on TV? Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Thursday, April 21, 2016      4 comments

There's a new TV program on CBS that I find very enlightening. I watched it again last night and was struck by the effectiveness of diplomacy and understanding that can be achieved between cultures and religions if people focus on goals and use... Read more
Planning helps and so does timing.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      2 comments

I discovered that the earlier I get up the more important it is to have breakfast before it's time for a morning snack. Otherwise I get too hungry and will scarf down whatever is in sight. So I had breakfast two and a half hours after I got up... Read more
Defining Me / Who Am I?
Thursday, March 24, 2016      2 comments

A - anxious / angry B - Bold C - cautious / curious / contrary D - Depressed E - effective F - fearful G - Girl Scout / grateful / grieving H - HURT I - Integrity / Indian J - joyful K - L - love ... Read more
Dancing Cheek to Cheek... It's not what you think...
Friday, March 11, 2016      3 comments

This afternoon I was sitting on a chair in the back section of the basement that we use for storage. I was searching through some plastic totes for the spring and Easter decorations I wanted to put out when the chair slid out from under me and ... Read more
Sharing the Journey...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      6 comments

17 degrees here and snowing! We might be at 22 this afternoon... winter... ho hum... emoticon ... Read more
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
Sunday, June 07, 2015      7 comments

This past Monday I completed an 8 week course on MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. "MSBR is an internationally acclaimed stress reduction program based on the process and practice of mindfulness - a mind/body meditative practice that qu... Read more
Be here now...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

I felt so much more in control when I was a young wife and mother. Now that our children are grown with children of their own we have been empty nesters for over 15 years. I'm feeling the effects of aging and facing the mistakes I've made in th... Read more
It's my LIFE! Keeping on this journey...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      7 comments

Back in the late '70s early '80s I was in TOPS and eventually became the leader. I had lost some weight, regained, and lost. What I noticed was when I was leader many people in the group, if not all, lost weight. Me, however, not me! I didn't lo... Read more
More of My Story...
Sunday, January 18, 2015      10 comments

After my kids grew up and left home I wasn't as near a busy mom and chauffeur anymore. I went from being a happy extrovert to spending more time at home alone while my husband worked. I volunteered weekly at our high school for a long time, ... Read more
See What I Found!
Monday, January 12, 2015      7 comments

On my first trip out after my cataract removal I found a yogurt new to me. It's called Dannon Oikos Blended Greek Nonfat Triple Zero. Because it's Greek it's high in protein with 15 grams. It's nonfat so 0 g there, and it is low in sugar at 7... Read more
A Grateful Heart and the Ability to See
Friday, January 09, 2015      7 comments

I had a cataract removed two days ago. I will have the other eye operated in February in less than a month. I am grateful that my surgery went well. I had a lot of anxiety about it beforehand. I talked to myself and listened to the doctor's ... Read more
Ohio when it is cold is not a day at the beach!
Thursday, November 13, 2014      9 comments

I have a daughter who lives in Charleston, SC so I imagine she had one more warm day before the polar vortex reached down that far. We live in west central Ohio and it has been cold all week. My husband built a fire in the Buck Stove tonight ... Read more
Remembering our Veterans and Our Elders
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      7 comments

My cousin called tonight to tell me that her mother, the only aunt I had left died yesterday at the age of 92. She had been ill for several years and would have been 93 on Nov. 18th. My cousins and I now move into the empty places as the elder... Read more

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