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Dance Party Time!

Thursday, January 29, 2015      5 comments

Sherry sent me a text message early asking if I wanted to Skype. Of course! When we got connected, Sherry told me that she wanted me to see what Helena learned this morning. She started to sing the In The Jungle song from Lion King and ... Read more

Seven-month-old Star

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      9 comments

Helena is seven months old today. She continues to amaze and amuse me with what she does and how fast she learns. She's kinda crawling but going backwards more than forward. She learned that if she gets close enough to something to just reach... Read more

Week in Review 1/26/15

Monday, January 26, 2015      2 comments

I did a bit of paper work last week, finishing up my job as warden of the vestry and starting to work on taxes. I knew I sat too long; I felt it in my back and in my TMJ. This week, I am more conscious of how long I sit. I didn't like the pai... Read more

Accomplished What I Set Out to Do

Sunday, January 25, 2015      2 comments

Three years ago, I got kind of talked into being on the church vestry for a three-tear-term. Okay, I figured I'd learn things and do the best I could. Two years ago, but a fluke of luck, there were only two of us with time left on our terms. ... Read more

Renewed Frame of Mind

Saturday, January 24, 2015      6 comments

Helena will be 7 months old on Tuesday. Where did the time go? When Sherry was pregnant, I did find my outlook shifting. I started looking into the future again. There is so much I want to do with this wonderful person. I started making... Read more

I Don't Want to Say This Too Loudly

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      10 comments

A couple weeks ago, I was able to spend a couple days organizing the house. I got rid of a few things. Yes, there's still more to be done, but I caught up a bit. Yesterday, I spent the day at the hospital with a friend who had day surgery... Read more

January 19, 2015 Week in Review

Monday, January 19, 2015      6 comments

My numbers were down last week. I suspected as much with me attending the retreat. steps: 78660/1048 Minutes: 906/1048 calories: 3208/4284 miles: 17.88/16.13 I was a little surprised to see the miles up; I'm not sure how that hap... Read more

Developing The Mystical Heart Retreat

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      6 comments

Every year in January, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan hosts a retreat for women. Because my church is a Total Ministry Church, the women of my church don't have to pay to attend. I signed up to go last January, and both Mom and I were sick.... Read more

1/12/15 The Week in Review

Monday, January 12, 2015      5 comments

This past week, the weather was terrible. A few days, I didn't even get out of the house. Four inches of snow and -20 wind chills isn't conductive for getting out. So, I turned the week into a marathon clean, organize, and weed out week.... Read more

Something I Haven't Done in a Long Time

Saturday, January 10, 2015      8 comments

Yesterday was a bitter cold day after a bitter cold night where 3-4 inches of snow fell. I actually didn't have anywhere that I had to go. So, I spent the WHOLE day cleaning, organizing, and weeding out. I honestly don't remember the last tim... Read more

Too Much Reflecting Time?

Thursday, January 08, 2015      6 comments

I always tend to do a lot of reflecting at the end of a year and the beginning of another. Society tends to lead us that way with the talk of resolutions, etc. I have decided to do a few things differently this year and am hoping it works. ... Read more

1/5/2015 Week in Review

Monday, January 05, 2015      6 comments

I did think a lot about what I want to do this year. I actually have January partially mapped out. Now to buckle down and finish it up. My tracker numbers puzzle me a bit. My steps and calories are up. steps 67144/63260 calori... Read more

January 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015      7 comments

The past year went by way too fast. I was busy, busy taking care of sick Mom and Sherry during her difficult pregnancy. Getting ready for the baby and then trying to get ready for Christmas made me feel like I was running behind and on empty a... Read more

December 29, 2014 Last Week's Review

Monday, December 29, 2014      6 comments

My activities at the beginning of the week were crazy as I got ready to leave for Alabama. Twelve hours of driving down and another twelve hours of driving up meant not much movement for those times. When I looked at my numbers, of course they... Read more

December 25, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014      10 comments

I was exhausted last night and went to bed early. Therefore, I woke up early, and thinking it was 6 am, I started the day by taking my shower and dressing. When I came in the kitchen for coffee, I had my glasses on and realized that it was 5 a... Read more


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