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My Weekend!!

Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday was in the 80's - and a bit muggy! This morning got up to rain and in the mid 50's - now that is better. Oh wait - it is almost summer - so those warm days will come! I really do not mind the heat - but it really bothers my son. ... Read more

A Couple More Pounds Gone!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012      5 comments

YOO HOO!! My weight ticker just went down a couple more notches. Have been really watching my diet each day - one thing I am gradually decreasing is cheese - I love cheese!! That has been a favorite snack in the evenings. But, have been eat... Read more

Lunch with Granddaughter!

Friday, May 25, 2012      1 comments

This morning I went to McKay School to have lunch with my 5th grade granddaughter. It was so fun as usual. We had bbq with potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, and cake. I was going to take pictures on the playground, but the bell rang and... Read more

Yesterday was Full!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday morning went to the church for a "Gal's Retreat" - a very good friend led it. First we met in the sanctuary for a time of Bible study and sharing. Then to the Parlor for a "coffee break. Some had brought some tasty goodies - had hal... Read more


Wednesday, May 16, 2012      1 comments

Had a good visit with Elaine at the coffee shop yesterday. She got her hair cut - a pixie cut - so cute on her. Then did some grocery shopping. Today am just doing some cleaning - mopping, vacuuming, have another plant to get into the gro... Read more

A Chuckle for Today!

Friday, May 11, 2012      5 comments

Just have to share this - received from a friend. ... Read more

Bread, Anyone??

Thursday, May 10, 2012      1 comments

"Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread" Thomas Jefferson Just found this quote on the web! Looks like we have arrived. ... Read more

My Daughter, Vicki

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      3 comments

Today is Vicki's Birthday! Just wish I could be with her. She has been talking to her sister occasionally on the phone - and yesterday she asked to talk to me. So the nurse called me and put Vicki on the phone. She sounded tired - said sh... Read more


Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

I am really struggling right now with this weight loss thing!! Found a book I have had for a long time - "Gentle Eating", a different approach to weight loss. The author is a favorite of mine - Stephen Arterburn - His first premise: W... Read more


Saturday, April 28, 2012      1 comments

There are many wonderful challenges here on SparkPeople! I have joined a few, but somehow find it hard to continue and complete. I really do want to - I was a single parent and worked at a company for 30 years - retired - and 6 years ago... Read more

Today's Walk

Friday, April 20, 2012      1 comments

This morning I walked down to the post office to return an item to It was cool so left on my sweatshirt. I stopped at the bead store and picked up some red beads to work on a beaded red rose - have not made beaded flowers for many ... Read more

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 - 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

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