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April - Where is it going??

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      4 comments

It is already the 10 and I am just getting into April. No celebrations this month - but I am so ready to start weeding and planting. Lots of beautiful daffodils and tulips blooming. My tulips are in a shaded area so the buds are just startin... Read more

A New Challenge

Saturday, March 30, 2013      2 comments

I have entered a few challenges and then have fallen by the wayside. But this month I am determined to actually complete a couple of challenges. The first comes from the knitting group. It involves using up some of the yarn I have stashed... Read more

The Last Straw

Tuesday, February 05, 2013      5 comments

Well, this is the last time!! I really need to lose some weight. Have been on SparkPeople for a few years and weigh the same as when I started. Have lost a few pounds but always gain them back. But, I think it is time!! I would like t... Read more

Afternoon with GrandDaughter

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      5 comments

Took my 12 year-old GrandDaughter to have a manicure this afternoon and it was such fun. Not sure about the color she chose, but, it is what she wanted. Read more

New Year's Resolution!!`

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      5 comments

None for me! This year I am going to focus on one - and only one - focus each month. And for January it is to drink my water!! I now have a glass on the kitchen table that I fill with water each time I finish it. Have a bottle in my car ... Read more

from My Sister

Monday, December 31, 2012      2 comments

From my sister - she always finds the cutest sayings. And this is a good one for the beginning of a new year. YEP - bring it on!! ... Read more

Christmas at My Daughter's

Friday, December 28, 2012      3 comments

Had a wonderful day at my Daughter's Christmas. My granddaughters" Jill is 12 and has such a winning smile, Sami is 19 and is married with a 2 year old stepson (and she is a wonderful little Mother), and Jenni who is 15 and always so lov... Read more

My Daughter, Vicki

Monday, December 03, 2012      8 comments

I just want to share a couple of pictures of my older daughter, Vicki, who is in a long term health care facility. I know some of you know that she had am "episode" in July of last year. No definite diagnosis - but she has not fully recovered ... Read more

My Hamburger Soup Recipe

Sunday, December 02, 2012      3 comments

Have had a few ask for my recipe, so will add here. It is really quick and easy - and freezes great. I found the recipe on Here is the link to it.
/hamburger-soup/detail.aspx I have do... Read more

Yesterday's Walk

Sunday, December 02, 2012      3 comments

Took a short walk yesterday - just to the bridge and took a few pictures along the way. There is an area under the bridge that had become quite littered. So a gentleman in the area decided it was time to clean up - and he has done so much. N... Read more

Cooking Today

Friday, November 30, 2012      2 comments

Am cooking again today- have some Hamburger Soup on the stove. Had to double the recipe this time - last time we just ate it up. Would like to put some in the freezer. Yesterday I made some Cheddar-Sage Biscuits and they were so good. An... Read more

Baking Bread

Friday, November 16, 2012      3 comments

Have been wanting to bake some bread for quite a while - so am just doing it today. Have it in the oven now and smells so good. I probably will eat too much, but I do love bread. This evening will be meeting my son for dinner and a play a... Read more

"If you quit..........."

Thursday, November 08, 2012      5 comments

"If you quit, you are guaranteed to fail"!! What a concept! Am just watching a movie and that was a line in it. I have so often, well, not entirely quit, but have just about given up. Recently have decided to just get to the club at leas... Read more

My Walk This Morning

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      2 comments

Took a short walk this morning - it is a bit cooler and breezy but sunny and bright! Have decided that I need to get outside more - well, now that winter is on the way, I wonder how that is going to work out?? Why couldn't I have decided to do... Read more

Yesterday with Elaine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      2 comments

Took a few pictures yesterday morning - have been meeting Elaine at the local donut shop for over a year - the owner is Vietnamese and said he has been in business here for over 15 years. And, he makes the best maple bars - my one, well, one of... Read more

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