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Quiet Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 23, 2015      6 comments

The last month has been so busy that Bob and I decided to enjoy 3 days at home. We feasted on hot days, watermelon and corn today. Tomorrow we will have a burger and salad. On Monday, I plan to have berries, grilled ham slice, potato salad an... Read more


Sunday, May 17, 2015      3 comments

My wellness center held a Zumba-thon yesterday for 2 hours. I hesitated going to classes as I felt so tired. I paid my entrance fee and decided to dance. I modified some hip hop moves that my knees could not do. I felt alive and energe... Read more

working on my home

Saturday, May 16, 2015      6 comments

I am enjoying more time at home as I work to declutter my home. My teen age year bookcases will go to the homeless shelter's store on Thursday. I have 25 cartons of gently used books for them also. Two sets of end tables will leave my home a... Read more

Feeling good about donations and changes

Friday, May 08, 2015      4 comments

My home is simpler as we donate items to the homeless shelter and Habitat for humanity. I will be more organized. I'm also testing how well I can do with less. I have a sense that I can be happy in a smaller space. I am finding that simp... Read more

Decluttering and having fun

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      6 comments

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Less Worrying...More organization

Saturday, May 02, 2015      6 comments

I am not worrying about the future. I worked diligently for years to set aside funds for entrance to a retirement community. I will be able to afford one. I did attempt to consider other alternatives, but resisted as I am concerned about the ... Read more

Retirement Community

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      10 comments

I am a proud member of the Future Resident Club of the Highlands of Wyomissing. I attended the Soup to Nuts session for a presentation, luncheon and tour. I was pleased to hear what is offered in this Category A facility. I will attend events... Read more


Saturday, April 25, 2015      5 comments

I am feeling better when our weather is milder. I got out to play golf on Tuesday. I did well. I get very tired. I will need to give up some activities at church. I cannot be dependable when I have a flare or back pain. I am working ... Read more

Golf and RA - post surgery

Thursday, April 16, 2015      6 comments

I have worried about golfing, RA, and post abdominal surgery. My surgery on Jan 17 restricted me from exercise for 2 weeks and then with modifications for 6 weeks. My personal trainer, Lisa Leayman, was masterful and helpful in my recovery. ... Read more

Recognizing change in me

Sunday, April 12, 2015      7 comments

I am accepting the challenges that lie ahead for me. Bob has been ill most days. His stomach is finicky. Sometimes restaurant food appeals more. I relaxed the number of meals that we eat at home. I still order healthy foods when I am out. ... Read more

Keeping calm

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      7 comments

I am diligently working on taking things in stride. I heard a speaker in January who reinforced that we are defined by our passions and not by our illness. I made a poster and have that near my desk. Last night I practiced some art therapy. ... Read more

Hope for less pain

Saturday, April 04, 2015      7 comments

I am hopeful for lessening of pain. I have spent time with yoga and tai chi at home. I have plans to exercise for 30 in the morning, 60 minutes with cardio and/or strength, and 30 minutes of yoga in the evening. I am eating fruits and v... Read more

dear people in my life

Thursday, April 02, 2015      9 comments

Today I ran into a person who is so dear to me. I have not seen him for almost a year. I am reminded how I need to reach out more to those who touched my life so deeply. I made several friends in my retired group. Those friendships carried m... Read more

Working on the positive

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      5 comments

emoticon Tulips are beautiful. I always order a batch for Easter and look forward to planting the bulbs for renewe... Read more

Snaggles needs more time

Saturday, March 28, 2015      7 comments

emoticon Snaggles makes me smile. He loves to tackle my ankles and run after me. He is eager for his food and sna... Read more

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