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The perspective we gain..
Sunday, June 18, 2017      5 comments

Life flies by.. but losing my Dad and then 5 years later losing my husband I feel like all the older relatives I have heard .. NOW I get it. Try to be sensitive to everyone. I never looked at it that way until today. My goal is to... Read more
A photo or three
Sunday, May 21, 2017      11 comments

Today it was important for me to get out and walk and cha... Read more
Saturday, May 20, 2017      3 comments

Time to take Flacco for a walk and see if I can stir something up in the neighborhood. I STILL get down. The house is too quiet. I STILL feel like I hear him.. a cough or a whistle. If I am up late I try to be quiet STILL. Maybe that fee... Read more
A walk along the Chesapeake
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      6 comments

Today was an absolutely perfect day outside. I went with a friend to a town along the Chesapeake. The reason wasn't good. We were visiting a friend ... Read more
The great big beautiful out of doors.
Saturday, May 13, 2017      4 comments

My friend Connie messaged me encouraging me to visit the parks and trails.. I replied, "Thanks Connie for that reminder. I DO love the outdoors. That's kind of gone by the wayside but I WILL get it back. Now that I am 62 (shhhh) I hope to get a ... Read more
Buy what is in season.. a handy reminder I've used for decades.
Monday, May 08, 2017      8 comments

Buy what's in season. Here's a guide to help you identify the best produce deals month-by-month: January oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, lemons, papayas, cabbages: red, white and green; leeks, broccoli, cauliflower ... Read more
Keep progressing!
Thursday, March 30, 2017      10 comments

Oftentimes I want to blog when I am angry or frustrated about something. I keep a journal.. but that's just for me.. so does it count in getting all that out to the world? I usually stop myself. Today I'm just happy. I've continued to lo... Read more
Two years ago..
Monday, February 27, 2017      8 comments

I am the lowest weight I have been since my 30's possibly before. I had the DISadvantage of growing up super skinny and was very self conscious about it. That's part of being a kid. I thrived away at college.. got happy and ate. That trend c... Read more
Family, super bowl and more.
Monday, February 06, 2017      6 comments

I just got home from a weekend away a couple hours north of here. Stayed with my one brother who lives alone and he cooked a delicious healthy meal for when I arrived. We got to talking and he used to be on Sparkpeople and post recipes. Now I... Read more
DIY dishwasher detergent
Friday, January 06, 2017      7 comments

A local farm I follow posted this: "I did not have any dishwasher detergent today and the dishwasher was packed. It was also a beautiful day and I did not want to leave the farm. Googled it: 2-3 drops of liquid dish soap 2/3 soap contai... Read more
Getting there..
Sunday, January 01, 2017      4 comments

I went to a NYE gathering. Asked a neighbor what she was doing and she and her hubby invited me along to the relatives party. It was slightly awkward but we played board games and I love doing that. Nice people! The 20ish son amazed me by com... Read more
Independent.. for 2017
Sunday, December 25, 2016      5 comments

So.. there was a challenge last year for me to come up with a word as a resolution. I chose BE.. and I did keep it in mind most of the year. I am being me. People notice that. I feel good. I was thinking about what would be for next year an... Read more
From MSN news .. Live Music Relieves Stress
Sunday, December 04, 2016      6 comments

I probably could have told you this but now I have proof: "Live Music Relieves Stress There's evidence proving that live music reduces stress. Researchers took saliva samples from 117 concert goers once before the performance and once ... Read more
Sunday, November 27, 2016      5 comments

Nice holiday weekend. Even ended up having 2 Thanksgiving dinners. That's a first. I have the best neighbors. For Thanksgiving we invited someone I realized wouldn't have a chance to sit down with family for a meal. My friend from Californi... Read more
The new "American Plate"
Monday, November 21, 2016      7 comments

"At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This "New American Plate" is an important cancer fighting tool, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research." I ... Read more

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