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What a Difference A Year Can Make

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      7 comments

Sometimes as we look back at our lives the years all run together - taking kids to school activities and scouts and church events and sports games - and then watching our kids form families and have children of their own. It's easy to lose track... Read more

I have to get honest

Sunday, May 17, 2015      9 comments

I haven't been lying, really I haven't. I just forgot to change my tracker. Sort of a bad news, out of sight, out of mind matter. But I have been weighing myself every day, and I knew when the scale started inching - really racing - up again. Ho... Read more

More about the Body Fat Monitor

Friday, May 08, 2015      1 comments

Awhile back I wrote that the Body Fat Monitor is a great tool for tracking fitness progress. The Spark materials state (correctly) that the most accurate way to determine body fat percentage is in the water, and I also understand that using the ... Read more

Today Is My Birthday

Saturday, May 02, 2015      10 comments

The first thing I read on-line this morning was a headline that England has a new princess - born today, on my birthday. Her life will be nothing like mine was, but what will it be? Parents and other relatives will have expectations, and that po... Read more

Hurray for the Body Fat Monitor

Friday, April 10, 2015      9 comments

Many years ago I bought a body fat monitor. It was when they first came out and cost me $100 which was a lot of money at that time (still is!). What a wonderful investment. Sometimes it sat on the shelf for months - or years - patiently waiting ... Read more

Cardiology Visit

Thursday, April 09, 2015      6 comments

No need for a long blog today. I saw my cardiologist yesterday. She said my heart is in good shape so long as I keep on doing what I am doing. We did discuss some swelling ankles. She wants me to get some compressional stockings and wear them fo... Read more

They Call This "The Joy of Retirement"

Sunday, April 05, 2015      10 comments

Caution: This turned into a rant. A year ago at Easter we were living in Colorado. I was working out regularly and had lost 23 pounds in the previous year. I was looking forward to retiring in the middle of May and then traveling to Oregon ... Read more

Packing Boxes

Friday, March 27, 2015      7 comments

I didn't do any official workout today, but I feel as though I should be able to track some time. I went to the rental house my daughter is moving out of and helped her SO and her son to pack boxes for the move. Primarily I packed kitchen stuff ... Read more

Random Early Morning Thoughts

Thursday, March 19, 2015      5 comments

Life has been really hectic the last few days. I am glad I am retired so I have the time and energy to cope. Now I just need to clear my head. A couple day ago I got a phone call from my daughter's Significant Other. He needed a ride back f... Read more

The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease!

Friday, March 13, 2015      6 comments

I hate being a pain in the neck, but apparently all my calls to the doctor's office finally got through to the right person. They called today to verify the correct oxygen flow for the orders and said they would fax the orders immediately. Since... Read more

Dealing With Doctors - A Rant

Thursday, March 12, 2015      2 comments

The first doctor my parents visited had a huge waiting room. We always had to wait a long time after our appointment before we were seen. One night the doctor had evening hours and fitted me in after I fell off my bicycle, but even then we waite... Read more

Starting a New Streak of Gratitude

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      7 comments

For many years I have tried to live with an attitude of gratitude. Most of the time the items on my list were kept in my head, being added to my list as I just happened to think of them. Recently, however, I realized that I had lost the habit, h... Read more

Facing Reality

Sunday, March 08, 2015      3 comments

I have always considered myself a hard-headed realist. Life hasn't given me any other choice. Usually I just look for the bright side of any situation and get on with the business of living. For the first time in a long, long time I am having tr... Read more

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Thursday, February 26, 2015      10 comments

One of the most common attitudes I share with many women who are married to retired husbands is that ultimately being together 24/7 can become tedious as best, infuriating at worst. I worked for several years after my husband retired so he got u... Read more

Short Report - Heart Is In Good Shape

Tuesday, February 10, 2015      8 comments

I had an appointment with a new cardiologist yesterday. I don't know what made me feel better: the OK report from the doctor or the people I met there. As I walked into the medical suite I ran into a couple whose grandson plays on the same ... Read more


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