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  • Stepping It Up

    12/8/2016 8:39:35 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had a good night's sleep - went to bed around 8, and this time took TWO acetaminophen PM (instead of just one) to see if I could get up not too... Read more

  • Bicycle Today

    12/7/2016 8:51:26 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Had one of those nights where around 3 am I was a little wakeful, and didn't doze again until shortly before my alarm went off. I had been debati... Read more

  • Determined

    12/6/2016 8:38:22 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had to argue with myself this morning. What helped was that when my alarm gets me up, I call my friend Becky to make sure SHE is up (because ... Read more

  • Second Day with Richard

    12/5/2016 8:37:53 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    On work days if I'm going to exercise, I have to do it right when I get out of bed - because if I wait until AFTER work, I'm just too tuckered ou... Read more

  • Changing It Up

    12/4/2016 7:26:21 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Through Spark I have learned that now and then it's good to change up your exercise routine. I pedaled on my stationary bike Sunday-Friday last w... Read more

  • Caffeine

    12/1/2016 8:35:33 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    When my DD had a checkup, though her BP was good, her heart was racing. She was counselled to lower her caffeine intake - she would easily drink ... Read more

  • Smaller Household

    11/30/2016 8:45:12 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night my DD's SO pretty much moved out with HIS 3 kids. He asked, and I let him, hang on to my van overnight so he could be sure the bus pic... Read more

  • After Thanksgiving Exercise Program

    11/29/2016 8:18:58 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Here's the exercise program I am using to stay in shape this holiday season. You might want to take it easy at first, then do it faster as you... Read more

  • Firming Up Plans

    11/28/2016 8:44:45 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    After being advised by Angel that I may not be able to bring Levi BACK with me from Peru, I gave him a call last night. I suggested I stay as lon... Read more

  • Weekend

    11/27/2016 10:16:26 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I met with Angel who's helping with the visa forms. It's been a long process, and will still involve a lot of waiting. But I have this ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 9:39:35 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    When my older sister lived up here, we'd gather at their house for Thanksgiving - "we" meaning my DH and our 3 kids, Mom, assorted friends and TH... Read more

  • Entering a New Phase in Paperwork

    11/23/2016 5:16:11 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today I dropped off the marriage papers and their translation with the gen, Angel, who is helping with the visa paperwork for my husband. We disc... Read more

  • Day Before Thanksgiving Break

    11/22/2016 10:02:17 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I work as a Teacher Assistant (TA) in a city school. This year I am with a group in the "ACE" program - Alternative Curriculum something...Educat... Read more

  • Change of Routine

    11/21/2016 1:39:51 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Alas, no snow day for MY school district... So my co... Read more

  • Fate of Blessing Bags

    11/18/2016 8:42:21 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    If you've been reading my blogs, you know that last week my grandkids and I assembled 10 Blessing Bags of helpful items for the homeless or needy... Read more

  • Christmas Shopping

    11/17/2016 10:19:45 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today I'm going to be repaid a small loan, so I figure I'll do a little shopping for the Christmas box I'm sending to my hubby and in-laws in Per... Read more

  • Belated Honeymoon Planning

    11/16/2016 8:31:38 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I still have a river of paperwork through which to wade before bringing Levi up here, but meanwhile, I called him the other day and made a sugges... Read more

  • Blessing Bags

    11/12/2016 5:56:46 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I'd seen posts on Facebook about these, and I know a couple in my church who assemble them to hand out. Read more

  • Butterflies, Pigs, and Sweet Potatoes

    11/9/2016 8:28:44 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had a dental appointment late yesterday afternoon (after I voted!). The office is between a Mexican grill and a steakhouse, and as I entered, I... Read more

  • Unexpected Blessings

    11/8/2016 8:46:43 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Blessings come in many forms. The other day I accepted a friendship request on Facebook, someone in Peru, based on mutual friends. She asked... Read more

  • Getting There!

    10/31/2016 8:42:46 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Saturday I went to the P.O. and sent the renewal form for my passport - it expires in January. I included the translation of my marriage certific... Read more

  • A Giggle for the Day

    10/27/2016 8:25:18 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Lighthouses I live in Texas. I have two friends that are blonde and sisters. One day, they approached me and asked where the lighthouses were. ... Read more

  • A Welcome Change

    10/26/2016 8:48:46 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    While I'm not reassigned to the teacher I was with last year, I AM reassigned to a different classroom, much to my relief! And I'm with 4 of the ... Read more

  • Wow! Up to 1000 Photos!

    10/23/2016 9:15:12 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I went to change my profile pic, and saw that we can add MORE pix! So for anyone interested, stop in my photo gallery - I put in some pix from th... Read more

  • Some Giggles

    10/23/2016 8:06:33 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Old Is When I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have... Read more

  • Change Is In the Air

    10/21/2016 4:50:07 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I rode in to school this morning with my coworker Becky. As the morning progressed, I began to feel "bubblegut" - rumblings in my intestines, and... Read more

  • Some Thoughts

    10/20/2016 8:46:20 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Those of you following my blog know I've been having issues with the teacher with whom I work. Yesterday she had another meeting with me, ba... Read more

  • Thankful

    10/18/2016 8:43:17 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's an interesting school year, to say the least. I am challenged by the teacher with whom I work - challenged to keep silent, challenged to wei... Read more

  • Back from a Relaxing Weekend

    10/10/2016 8:59:57 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have 3 special friends from my adolescence. We used to try to get together once a year...now we try for once a month. I have been friends with ... Read more

  • Taking a Break

    10/6/2016 1:20:14 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have mentioned problems I'm having with the present teacher with whom I work. So for my first break, I went to hang out in the classroom of L... Read more

  • Dryer

    10/4/2016 6:25:18 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I finally bought a new dryer. I've been buying used appliances for years. This one was taking a good 3-4 cycles to dry a single load, and I decid... Read more

  • Loss and Gain

    10/3/2016 8:50:59 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I lost some sleep...now and then my brain just switches on, like 2 HOURS before my alarm! So, I pray, and if I can't get back to sleep, I get on ... Read more

  • I Feel Better Now

    9/30/2016 9:59:13 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The teacher with whom I have been having issues - with whom I work - was in early so I asked if I could talk to her; and she reiterated how I com... Read more

  • Do I Shine Too Much?

    9/28/2016 11:33:30 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I'm on break at school. And I have to vent. It's work related. I really like the teacher I work with, I respect her abilities and all that. But... Read more

  • Dog Memories Part One

    9/24/2016 8:50:58 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I was enjoying reading a Sparkbuddy's blog that talked about her pup's busy-ness and it brought to remembrance some of my dog experiences. W... Read more

  • Taking Care of Business

    9/23/2016 12:01:12 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I hate...no, ABHOR...paperwork. Social Security was first. To change my name, I have to present the ORIGINAL (not copy) marriage license. I CO... Read more

  • Trying to Eat Better

    9/19/2016 11:56:15 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's hard when DD is chief cook, and I feel obliged to eat the leftovers that the kids don't eat, because I hate food going to waste. BUT Sin... Read more

  • All Today

    9/17/2016 7:10:44 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So, this morning I enjoyed breakfast, fellowship, worship, testimony, and teaching with the sisters my church..happy that DD was able to get away... Read more

  • Weekend Plans

    9/16/2016 12:00:44 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Of course, one has to say this with "Lord willing" - this is what I plan to do over the weekend. Since my Rx arrived yesterday, when I get h... Read more

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