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Biopsy scheduled for this Thursday

Monday, June 01, 2015      24 comments

I got a call from Vanderbilt this morning. My biopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning at 10:30. It takes three days to get the results, so it will be next Monday at the earliest that I will know. I'm still not too worried, but I will be gl... Read more

How I lost weight and kept it off

Sunday, May 31, 2015      28 comments

I lost 35 pounds a year and a half ago and have kept it all off. Here's how I did it. I stopped eating processed foods. That's it! Nothing fancy, no calorie counting, no measuring portions. I just quit eating processed food... Read more

Getting another biopsy.....

Friday, May 29, 2015      31 comments

I went in today for a regularly scheduled checkup with my breast surgeon and a 3d mammogram. I recently found a lump that felt like it was a lump in my rib right in the breast fold area. It didn't show up on the mammogram because it is too cl... Read more

Got to meet a SparkFriend in person today!

Thursday, May 28, 2015      26 comments

I got to meet a SparkFriend from the Surviving Cancer spark team in person today. Her Spark name is NANA2JONEMIMAT. Her husband and she are vacationing close by to where we live so we thought we would take the opportunity to meet in person. W... Read more

Ducks have moved....clutter cleanup

Monday, May 25, 2015      16 comments

We got to watch the new baby ducks for their first day on the lake. The next day, our next-door-neighbors had a big family party complete with lots of grandkids and dogs. Mamma took the baby ducks to another part of the lake to get away from a... Read more

New baby ducks!

Saturday, May 23, 2015      19 comments

For most of this spring, hubby and I have been watching a mommy duck lay eggs in various spots around our back yard and our neighbor's back yard. Most of the eggs were taken by crows or other wildlife, but she managed to lay seven eggs in our n... Read more

Well, the paint color was a bust!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      23 comments

We had our carpet installed yesterday and it turns out that the undertones in the grey carpet are different than in the paint we chose. The grey paint has blue undertones and the carpet has brown undertones. I was afraid of that when hubby sta... Read more

Carpet being installed today....at last!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      17 comments

I'm happy to report that some carpet we ordered for the basement is finally being installed today. I'm looking forward to the finished product. We have painted the rooms and stairwell where the carpet is going and I think we will have everythi... Read more

Quick trip to Illinois and Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      20 comments

We decided to take a spur of the moment trip up to Illinois and Wisconsin to visit friends and family this week. One of the nice things about being retired is that we can do things like this on short notice. I'm loving getting to spend time wi... Read more

Basement project (stairs and master bedroom)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      23 comments

We have been very busy with our basement project for the past couple weeks. It all got started when we ordered new carpet for the stairwell and master bedroom in the basement. We sleep downstairs during the summer months. I also use the big clos... Read more

Because I'm Happy!!! (video blog)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      25 comments

My niece is putting together a video of all the members of my family dancing to Pharrell Williams "Happy" song for my brother's 65th birthday. We are sending her clips that she will piece together. Today, in beginning Zumba class, we danced t... Read more

My little asparagus harvest and house projects

Saturday, April 18, 2015      22 comments

I decided to go ahead and harvest a little of my asparagus this year. The plants are two years old. I planted them as one year old plants last spring so this is the first year that they have actually produced asparagus. Next year, they shoul... Read more

Spring clean up...inside and out!

Saturday, April 11, 2015      19 comments

This week has been a very busy week in terms of house projects. With the warm weather coming back, we seem to have awakened from our winter slumber and decided to tackle several projects. We knew we wanted to get the outside of our house... Read more

Tiny asparagus...loving fitbit...summer plans?

Thursday, April 09, 2015      19 comments

Happy Thurday All! It's really warming up here. High today will be around 80 degrees. Yesterday, I did a lot of yard work cleaning up the flowerbeds and spreading mulch. It's on sale. My asparagus crop was really too small to harvest... Read more

A week with my Fitbit...love it!

Saturday, April 04, 2015      17 comments

I've had my fitbit for slightly over a week now. I'm delighted with it. I have the ChargeHR version. One thing I'm very happy about with it is how well it syncs with Sparkpeople. It records my steps, active time, distance and sleep every da... Read more


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