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Landmarks that note time is passing
Today was the last mass said by our priest of 12 years. He is moving on.
When I think how well I remember his arrival it seems like just yesterday. But when I think of all that has happened in the last 12 years, it seems like a long time.... Read more
My birthday didn't work out as planned
I had scheduled a massage for my birthday. I wanted a facial and a massage, but they were booked for facials, so I thought a massage would suffice. It was the only special thing for the day. I told them I'd had neck surgery in January so didn... Read more
Happy Birthday To Me!
I'm 67 today! I will celebrate by getting a massage, a treat doesn't have to be food.
I'll make us a nice, legal shrimp dinner tonight, no cake.
Indulgences don't have to be food. I'll have a peaceful day, no regrets tomorrow.
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Bad Spark Spins are an awful start to a day
Silly as it sounds, when I get low spins on the wheel and low team flag points, it just feels like a bad start to a day. I've had low bonus points for a couple of weeks now, and it's easy to feel like I'm doing something wrong.
It's like t... Read more
I love my Fitbit!
Yesterday I had to go to the condo to do a job that paid staff was supposed to do but took half a day off. Yes, it's a management company policy that I didn't know about, but a lot of residents would be without pool passes for the opening of th... Read more
Counting Out Pills is like Making a Meal Plan
Every Saturday morning I count out the week's pills into little 7 day pill containers, for me, my husband and my mother. That way I can count to be sure we all take our medication, and I can check to be sure Mom is taking hers.
Making out ... Read more
Sometimes You DO Have To Give Up
My husband has had three strokes, and he had to make the difficult decision to give up riding a motorcycle. All the years of striving to keep trying, to not give up on anything, had to be put aside with this painful decision.
We read all t... Read more
I reached my Weight Goal 45 Years Ago
And I've kept the weight off. I don't remember the actual day, just that it was about Christmastime.
I read a story in the paper today about the new Weight Watchers plan, and that so many people are outraged that their favorite treats now ... Read more
I have a new kitten!!!
Her name is Rosie. She is a seal point Siamese, and will be 8 weeks old tomorrow. This photo shows her asleep on my husband.
I have three Sia... Read more
What a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
I cooked for three days, the food was wonderful. What made the day really wonderful was having family around. This is the one day of the year when Mom has her own three children with her.
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Calling An Audible For Myself
In football, the offensive team has each play planned out before each scrimmage. But sometimes the quarterback looks at the defense and sees something he wasn't expecting, something that won't work with the planned play. So he changes the play... Read more
My Kitty Isabelle Is Gone 2003-2015
We got her in March of 2003. I have always had cats, but had been reading the Cat Who mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun, and just had to have a Siamese. I got her from a farm about two hours away. Both her parents were Siamese, but not regist... Read more
Great Course: Nutrition Made Clear
I highly recommend this course from The Great Courses. The instructor is Professor Roberta Anding, a Registered Dietician, and Director of Sports Nutrition and clinical dietician at Baylor College of Medicine's Pediatric Department.
The ... Read more
Article in Consumer Reports about Snacking
The article says that it was just a generation ago when people didn't eat between meals so as not to "spoil their appetite". Has it only been 25 years, or whatever a generation is?
They discuss that some people have taken as gospel the ide... Read more
Try to Imagine Weight Bankruptcy
When a person's financial debts become overwhelming, he can file for bankruptcy in court. In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the court will reorganize the debts. You still have to pay them off, but maybe not all of them, and deadlines are eased and p... Read more