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My first Yoga class since breaking my arm

Friday, January 16, 2015      8 comments

I had started going to yoga classes a few years ago and was doing reasonably well. Then in Oct. of 2013 I broke my left humerus and required surgery with plates and screws to put it back together. Needless to say yoga was out for a while. ... Read more

Native plant nursery

Friday, November 07, 2014      6 comments

I'm a volunteer with the West Branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek Consortium, a watershed group that I live within. For the past 2 years, I and a couple of other people in the group have been trying to get a native plant nursery started, with just a litt... Read more

Beware of the Groundhog!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014      4 comments

This happened to a neighbor and her dog just a couple of days ago. She took her dog to a park near us that has a prairie area with paths cut through it for walking. While walking, her dog suddenly lunged forward and she lost hold of the leash,... Read more

Grape Salad

Friday, September 14, 2012      18 comments

Wonderful salad! Almost a dessert! 4 lbs grapes (a combination of red & green ones make it pretty.) 8 oz. fat free cream cheese 8 oz fat free Greek yogurt 1 Tbls honey (to taste) dash of vanilla extract 1 cup pecans ground 1 cup b... Read more

Sarcasm/Put Downs

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      14 comments

Sunday, I was out enjoying the beautiful afternoon on the lake in my kayak. As I was heading back toward my cove, a couple in a BIG FANCY boat are coming out of a cove. They slowed down even more when they saw me. At first I thought o how nic... Read more

Doing what we all know we are supposed to do.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      12 comments

Saw neighbors Sunday, who are weekenders here at the lake, they commented on my weight loss and asked what I was doing. As I told them about my "diet" and exercise, I realized that I am just doing what we have all been told we should be doing... Read more

Get Your Green On

Saturday, April 09, 2011      6 comments

I spent most of the day at the Master Gardeners' Booth at the Get Your Green On celebration for Earth Day at the City Market. Spent lots of time answering gardening questions, passing out cards with the gardeners hot line number on them and tal... Read more

Mom's 93rd Bday.

Monday, June 21, 2010      7 comments

My mom turned 93 this weekend. She taught me to love gardening, so for her brithday I pick a big bouquet of flowers from my garden and took them to her. The smile on her face when she saw the flowers was wonderful. I think she like that bett... Read more

Up and Down

Monday, May 10, 2010      8 comments

Having been sick (maybe allergies) for almost two weeks, my exercising and eating have been suffering. I am either totally not hungery or extremely hungry and have very little energy to get out and walk. I have managed to get in my exercise mi... Read more

My heart is crying for my great niece

Sunday, March 21, 2010      6 comments

Last fall my nephew's wife died, leaving him with the 4 kids (2-12) to raise. Recently the oldest, my great niece has been posting on facebook many of her feelings about the loss of her mother. I and a few other relatives and friends have been... Read more

Time to get back with it.

Sunday, February 14, 2010      9 comments

Between Seasonal Affect Disorder and LOTS of stress at work I have been blowing it in the calorie department. With the days getting a little longer and some new hires at work to replace most of those who have quit maybe I will be able to do a l... Read more


Sunday, January 17, 2010      4 comments

It has been a very relaxing day. Alot of the snow has melted and it got up to about 40 today. Nice enough to enjoy getting outside, take my dog for a couple of nice walks and do a little in the gardens (what I could get to without getting in t... Read more


Saturday, January 09, 2010      6 comments

I bought a pair of Skechers walking shoes last Saturday, figuring they would at least be reasonable walking shoes even if they didn't do all they claimed. After a week, it seems that they may be doing at least some of what they claim. my glute... Read more

With SP, snow has an advantage

Friday, January 08, 2010      5 comments

I finally figured out an advantage to snow. Shoveling snow burns alot of calories and earns fitness minutes. emoticonRead more


Saturday, January 02, 2010      3 comments

This morning I didn't much want to get out for the morning walk (2 degrees), but Dora dog needs her morning walk. So I dressed warm and started out. The sun was up and shining off the snow and the ice on the lake and the roads were clear so I ... Read more

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