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Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Thursday, February 26, 2015      9 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

The Magical Birthday Pie

Sunday, February 08, 2015      6 comments

Practical jokes have never been my strong suit - either pulling them or being on the receiving end. But once in every decade or two the inspiration hits. This past week was one of those times. My grandson's 15th birthday was last week. Sinc... Read more

Birthday Pies

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      5 comments

Since I posted my status about baking birthday pies I have had 2 response, both asking "What kind?" So in case others are wondering, here is the story. We moved into our new home in Oregon last summer. We had downsized but in our selection ... Read more

Outrage at My Age - A Personal Rant

Thursday, January 29, 2015      10 comments

For once I just have to vent - and have a complete hissy. I have been donating blood for more years than I can count. There has never been a problem. Today I was told I could not give because my hemoglobin was too low. It was 12.2. Although the ... Read more

Super Bowl Shopping

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      5 comments

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the retailers jump from one holiday or promotion to the next in search of the almighty dollar. Go grocery shopping January 2 and the Valentine's Day candy and cards are already on the racks. In a slig... Read more

Good Intentions

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      7 comments

In the name of accountability I have to confess I have not been riding my exercise bike even though I said I would start doing that. I did try. But as I have been saying elsewhere, we recently moved from Colorado to Oregon and brought the old bi... Read more

5 Pounds On, 1/2 Pound Off

Saturday, January 17, 2015      2 comments

For the life of me I can't figure out what goes on with my system. It has been this way for years, no matter what I do. If the sudden gain was water weight it should come off just as fast when I change my diet. But no dice. So now I have f... Read more

Next Accountability Item and Blood Donation

Thursday, January 15, 2015      5 comments

We moved to this small town northwest of Portland, Oregon about 6 months ago. Sometimes we have been able to find new support groups in town. Our new dentist is 1 mile from the house and the best I have ever had, hands down. Just 2 miles from us... Read more

Accountable - Better Late Than Never

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      5 comments

My last action item was to get touch with a cardiology office. I finally did that this morning and have an appointment on February 9. There's nothing wrong or critical - I just want to get it in place so when I need a refill on my medication the... Read more

Meeting the Action Item - and a Quandry

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      5 comments

Why is it that nothing ever goes as smoothly as I think it should? Yesterday I promised to blog when I met the goal of getting a new doctor. And I did do it - sort of. There are a few "medical systems" in this area. To get to most of the ho... Read more

Something's Coming - Part 2

Sunday, December 28, 2014      4 comments

In July of 2013 I posted a blog that I sense something big was coming in my life. Fast forward a year to July 2014 and we were both retired and in the middle of an interstate move of the household. And now that sense is coming again, that sense ... Read more

The Water Weight Experiment

Friday, December 26, 2014      6 comments

Awhile back I tried an experiment that really brought home the value of not getting overly invested in scale watching. I got on the scale at bedtime. Then I urinated and got on the scale again. Instant loss of .4 pounds. In the morning I weighed... Read more

Christmas Tree Memories Follow-Up

Monday, December 08, 2014      2 comments

Before I left for the dentist's office I stopped to give one last stroke and comment of appreciation to the lower part of my old Christmas tree that was lying on the dining room table. I knew that while I was gone my husband would be checking wi... Read more

Christmas Tree Memories

Monday, December 08, 2014      3 comments

My old artificial Christmas tree died today. It had served me well for 36 Christmases but this year the plastics had deteriorated to the point that it would not hold together any longer. My husband tried to pull it together with wire and fishing... Read more


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