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XME501
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A New Year!
Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

I had such good intentions and good goals for this past year, and somehow life just got in the way! A couple of unexpected events. First my older daughter, Vicki, is now in a long-term health care facility near her home in Salem. Still ... Read more
This Year - 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011      0 comments

2011 has been a challenging year! Had 7 goals for the year and have accomplished only 3 of them - the other 4 are still in progress!! I have always welcomed change - like an new adventure with so many possibilities - but the changes this y... Read more
This Year's Plan
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      1 comments

When this year began I had 7 things I wanted to accomplish - have just looked at the list and discovered that I had actually only finished 3 of them - have reestablished a couple of lost relationships, have downsized "stuff" to half - again, a... Read more
My Visit to Portland
Friday, September 16, 2011      1 comments

I was not able to log onto SparkPeople while I was gone so was not able to do any blogging - really missed being here!! I met Gordon in Hood River Friday evening and we had such a good visit - of course, Friday evening we went to Pietro's... Read more
Goin' to See My Youngest!!!
Friday, September 09, 2011      3 comments

Today am going to Hood River to meet my youngest - am so looking forward to being with him. We will go to Pietro's for pizza - his favorite - and I love the salad bar!!! We will spend time walking thru town and visiting all the little shops a... Read more
I Think I Am Back - for Today At Least
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      3 comments

I have gotten so far off track - have been so distracted by my daughter's illness. She is now in a long-term health care facility in Portland. She is not recovering. The doctors know what is happening in her brain, but not what is causing it.... Read more
Still Waiting
Friday, August 12, 2011      2 comments

My daughter, Vicki, is still at OHSU in Portland. And, she is slowly slipping from us. The doctors do not know what is happening in her body. Mostly she is unresponsive and does not know anyone or where she is. They have sent samples t... Read more
Update on my Daughter, Vicki
Sunday, August 07, 2011      3 comments

I have not written for a while - my daughter was taken to OHSU - a teaching hospital in Portland. She has been there over a week. Now we are not sure that she has MS. They are doing so many tests - but it just seems that she is shutting down.... Read more
My Daughter, Vicki
Thursday, July 28, 2011      2 comments

Finally walked outside this morning - about half mile. The first part is slightly uphill - then downhill for a way - then flat. Was a good walk. I plan to do that each morning the rest of the week. If I am going to increase my steps each day... Read more
An Evening with Maggie
Friday, July 22, 2011      1 comments

This evening I walked down town - all of about 6 blocks to meet a friend for dinner. Left early so I could stop at the Quilt shop to pick up a piece of material i need for a project. Of course, I found a couple of pieces in the sale basket I j... Read more
Getting To Know Me (Taken from Purplespedcow)
Friday, July 15, 2011      1 comments

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Barbara Stanwick - a star of the early movies. 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? This morning. 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Not particularly. 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE L... Read more
So Here I Am!
Saturday, July 09, 2011      1 comments

Many time someone will say something that will remind me - or my son - of a line from a movie. " So here I am, so here I am!" - a line in Medicine Man. Sean Connery is a research scientist in the Amazon rain forest. Lorraine Bracco has gone t... Read more
A New Day!
Sunday, June 26, 2011      0 comments

Boy, did I take yesterday off!!! I was having a pity party! You know, one of those "nobody loves me, everybody hates me, guess I'll just go dig some worms" days!! Not a pretty site - even my son kept a safe distance. But, the sun is out... Read more
So Blessed Am I!
Saturday, June 18, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday at VBS Karen brought me a bouquet of carnations - white and pink. What a surprise! Mom's favorite. Then in the evening I received an email from Tom with a picture of an iris - white on the top with a purple bottom. My favorite! N... Read more
Need to Take a New Look at Goals
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      0 comments

Something is wrong!! I have been on SparkPeople for almost 2 years! And, still have not lost any weight. I am exercising more tho - and am more conscious about what I eat. However, my arthritis is worse - so am hurting more and moving slow... Read more

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