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Yesterday was Good!!
Thursday, March 29, 2012      1 comments

I had a good visit with friend, Elaine, yesterday - and she brought a friend. Diana is a member of the Yurok Indian tribe located in Northern California. Diana brought a couple of pieces of beaded jewelry that she has made. Diana is goi... Read more
Outsmarting the Grocery Store
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      1 comments

Just read an article about "outsmarting" the grocery store. Now that my income has shrunk by about 40% - I am now finally and really retired - have had to redo my budget. And, groceries is one of the more flexible items. So, I go with a... Read more
Back on Track
Monday, March 26, 2012      1 comments

Have done better the past few days - got to the club and did some shopping!! Wearing my trusty pedometer I have upped the number of steps each day. My son teases me tho - telling me that I am still "sedentary". (I don't feel sedentary ... Read more
Life of Troubles
Sunday, March 25, 2012      0 comments

Am watching a cute movie on netflix.com - The Whale of August, starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish with Ann Southern. Just heard a great quote: "Half of life is troubles, and the other half is getting over them!" I think I like the "g... Read more
Walk Around the Block
Sunday, March 25, 2012      1 comments

Friday I took a short walk in our neighborhood. This time I remembered my camera and took a few snapshots to share. Out the front door - this is the entry way to our apartment and the house across the street. There are some beautiful olde... Read more
Days Lost - But Not the Year
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      1 comments

I feel like I have really lost ground this past week. Have not been to the club for a few days - and walked outside only one day. I did a little yard cleanup, but it is still to early here to do very much. So my trusty pedometer has not racke... Read more
Saturday, March 10, 2012      0 comments

Just read a devotional for today entitled "Motivation Matters". Think about the level of excitement and motivation that comes with things that are new.....new beginnings, new relationships, new exercise routines. But, over time that sense of... Read more
Another Week
Monday, March 05, 2012      1 comments

Did not get to the club this past week as often as I had planned - but will do better this week. Want to get different headphones for my MP3 player - the ones I have are the cheap ones that came with it and they just do not stay on very well. ... Read more
The Club
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      1 comments

Well, my trips to the 24-Hour Fitness Club are slowly beginning to pay off! Have lost about a pound and am feeling so much more energetic. I have been spending only about 30 minutes there about 3 or 4 times a week for the past month, so it is ... Read more
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      1 comments

Have been reading some articles here about being sugar free - found some really good suggestions. And, I have found some that will work for me. I have started drinking more water!! YEAH!! Have a pink hob-nail glass that I love - fill it with ... Read more
Kathi's Birthday
Monday, January 23, 2012      1 comments

Tomorrow is my daughter's birthday - she will be 48!! Whoo!! Where did those years go?? I called her yesterday to see if I could take her out for lunch - we have not been to our favorite Chinese restaurant for a long time!! But, she is o... Read more
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

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