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Living Life Without Regrets
Sunday, July 24, 2016      6 comments

Recently I found an article on line that referred to the book “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse who kept a record of the last regrets expressed by her dying patients. I wondered if any were things I mig... Read more
A Great Start To The Day
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      24 comments

I had barely wakened this morning when my cell phone ding-a-linged at me reporting receipt of a text message from my son the nerd. I pass his greetings on to you. "Happy Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you." Have a great day! Keep on ... Read more
I'm a Gelatophobe. Are you?
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      20 comments

I am re-posting this blog that I first wrote on Thursday, October 23, 2014 In light of the number of people I have added as friends since that date I thought it might be of some interest - and a way for these newer friends to get to know me ... Read more
Thoughts While Dancing in the Kitchen
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      13 comments

I have an open kitchen, meaning only a set of floor cabinets with a counter top separates the kitchen from the dining room. It's long and narrow - and the only hard surface floor in the house big enough to double as a workout area. The only time... Read more
To Our Australian Sparkers
Sunday, December 20, 2015      7 comments

Sometimes we all get so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget there is a bigger world beyond the borders of our own worlds. Recently our American media managed to get their minds stretched and reported that Australia is in the midst of summer a... Read more
I haven't really been MIA . . . .
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      12 comments

It's been awhile since I blogged. I've still been hanging around on Spark, commenting on other people's blogs, posting on team threads. But I haven't been here. Since that surgery 5 weeks ago my head and heart just haven't been into the program.... Read more
Results of My Experiment
Saturday, October 10, 2015      21 comments

Awhile back I posted a blog - can't find it now - about starting to drink more water. Around the same time I read that granny smith apples help stabilize intestinal (gut) flora. I have had reflux issues for several years, ever since I had my gal... Read more
Are Weight Issues a Symptom of PTSD?
Monday, August 17, 2015      24 comments

First, I need to lay a little groundwork for this. My first husband had weight issues when I met him. He had a difficult childhood and his outstanding memory was watching his dad throw his mother against a wall and being too young to defend... Read more
Truth Depends on Who Writes the Story
Friday, August 14, 2015      2 comments

Several years ago my then-teenage son and I were driving on an errand with the radio on and heard an ad for a college with several new majors available, including one in Women’s History. My son said, “How can you have a major in womenâ... Read more
A Year Ago at This Time
Monday, July 27, 2015      8 comments

It's hard to believe, but a year ago at this time we were just moving into our new home in Oregon. We have noted the days: July 4 a year ago we rolled into town. July 6 a year ago our furniture arrived July 9 a year ago the furniture final got u... Read more
Working Out in the Kitchen
Friday, July 17, 2015      12 comments

A year ago we downsized and moved into a house less than half the size of our previous residence. It has a big dining room so we can entertain the family during the holidays and small extra bedrooms so we can each have an office. But there was t... Read more
Red Raspberries
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      11 comments

Growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio the only red raspberries I knew about were the ones that came from the store. I knew they grew on bushes but I had no clue about the bushes themselves. Fast forward to living in the suburbs of Denver,... Read more
I Left the Diet in the Car
Friday, June 12, 2015      6 comments

Last year we moved from Colorado to Oregon. Since then my husband has been trying to find places where he can fish and ski, his two passions in life. He has read books and studied maps; he finally got to the point where he needed to take a drive... Read more
Great News From the Doctor - mostly
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      12 comments

Since we moved to Oregon from Colorado my husband and i have both had to find new doctors. I started with getting a new cardiologist as that seemed to be a priority. This new doctor also told me I better get a primary care physician too, so I fo... Read more
What a Difference A Year Can Make
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      9 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

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