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Am I Actually Getting Productive?
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      6 comments

I can see in my closet. This is the first time in over a month that I haven't had everything I brought back from MI shoved in there along with everything else I had in there. I went through my clothes and sent another bag to threadsUp. ... Read more
Attitude Adjustment
Monday, August 08, 2016      8 comments

Despite my August goal of having more fun, my attitude seemed to be in the hoppers this morning. I read someone's blog that struck a chord with me. She said that she starts out each day with a good attitude and grand intentions. (That sounds l... Read more
August Goals
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      5 comments

Since my July was miserable, my main goal for August is to have fun and try lots of new things. I did go on a picnic at a state park with friends and plan to do that more. Swim with others as much as possible. Write at least two letter a... Read more
One Way to Cope
Thursday, July 28, 2016      7 comments

For a long time, I wondered what I would do when Mom was no longer with me. Mom passed on July 17. Planning the service was one thing I concentrated on. Making sure everyone was okay at the restaurant took some time. (Chasing Helena around he... Read more
An End and A Beginning
Sunday, July 24, 2016      12 comments

My mother has suffered quite a bit in the past three and a half years. We almost lost her a few times. It was hard to keep her going, especially when I went from Michigan to Alabama to be with my girls. When my parents got married on Nove... Read more
I Believe the Time is Here
Saturday, July 09, 2016      7 comments

I got a call from my niece yesterday afternoon. When the nurse came to get my Mom for dinner, she made it into the hall way and told the nurse she felt faint. Down she went to hit her head and to be knocked unconscious. The ambulance ca... Read more
Setting an Example
Saturday, July 02, 2016      5 comments

I never thought of myself as one who was setting an example to others. But...I have noticed a couple things in the past month. I met up with a girl that I hadn't seen in a while. She told me how I inspired her to exercise because she saw me ... Read more
Dear Dad,
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      6 comments

I sure wish you could have been with me this weekend. We celebrated Helena's birthday all weekend, complete with party, bouncy house, swimming and just playing and talking in the house. You would so enjoy Sarah, Sherry and Helena and be so... Read more
Summer Sicknesses Suck
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      8 comments

I've caught what the girls have: a cold/bronchitis/allergies/etc. It knocked me completely down for 2 days. I thought I was going to have a decent day today,, but after an hour, the burning in my esophagus has started again. Back to the couch... Read more
Another Big Fork in the Road
Saturday, June 18, 2016      5 comments

Sherry finally decided to write a land contract for the condo. This means a finality in having my stuff there and living there. So...I have to collect what stuff is still there (hers and mine) and do something with it. I know I will sell some... Read more
Helena Evelyn
Thursday, June 16, 2016      7 comments

This young lady is my sunshine. She makes me laugh every day. We actually have conversations now. She's got a "Let's have fun, go shopping, be de... Read more
The Other Serenity Prayer
Thursday, June 09, 2016      12 comments

God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I'm working on doing better, and the wisdom to know that you love me just the way I am. PS - please help me love me... Read more
Starting a Streak or Wishful Thinking?
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      6 comments

Second day in a row I had my exercises in and house work done by 10 am. Can I do it?... Read more
Progress on June 6, 2014
Monday, June 06, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday, I was able to do a bit of paper work and got caught up a bit. This morning was one of those mornings where I was up too early and couldn't fall back asleep. So...I exercised, rode the exercise bike, took a walk, did some cleanin... Read more
I'm Glad It's a New Month
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      4 comments

We made it through the trip to Detroit, but I sure was exhausted. I fell asleep Sunday night at 6 and slept through to 4 am. I took an hour and a half nap yesterday and still fell asleep at 7 pm. I wonder if something is wrong. I did wak... Read more

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