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  • I need a break

    9/25/2016 5:51:02 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Tired, tired, tired. Even tho my Mum is in a very expensive Assisted Living just 10 minutes from our house she still needs a lot of help. My asshole sister and her husband, both executives, can "find the time" to even call the Administrator here in SC to help me get complaints resolved. My mum ge... Read more

  • Let's Eat Grandma!

    9/24/2016 11:11:14 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's National Punctuation Day! Let's eat Grandma! Let's eat, Grandma! Punctuation SAVES LIVES!... Read more

  • Ordered beloved a new tandem

    9/24/2016 7:37:58 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Surprised him by ordering him a brand new Cannondale tandem! He had to go in to schedule work on our 20 year old tandem but instead they showed him the order form and it should be here next week. We gave our tandem to a young couple who are just starting to cycle. What can I give the man who has ... Read more

  • Good week reconnecting

    9/24/2016 12:26:24 AM, by SBECKER526

    I enjoyed lunch and time with my cousins on 9/16. I had not been in their company for 10 years. Today I connected with 2 friends. We have not seen each other for 50 years. We plan to get together in a month. I connected with another friend on Facebook. This is important to me!... Read more

  • Eating Consciously

    9/23/2016 9:53:23 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I am trying to follow Spark advice and listen carefully to my body's signals, to eat when I'm hungry, to stop when I'm not, and to reward my victories with something other than food. So far, so good. In other news, I made PEACH sorbet tonight: 3 Cups frozen peaches + 2 T sweetened condense... Read more

  • Halloween "Christmas" tree at my skin surgeon's yesterday

    9/23/2016 12:56:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the exact tree-just one I found online. Not a fun event for me, but it was made a little more pleasant by their decorations. chris... Read more

  • Bear gets into a Connecticut home! I was lucky ! Our bear went into the woods last week!

    9/23/2016 8:35:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    BRANFORD, CT It's 3 a.m. and Matthew Gailey, 86, and his wife can hear someone in their house. No, it's not a burglar, well not in the classical sense, much to their surprise it's a 200 pound bear loudly making their way into their house. In a WTNH News 8 story/video Gailey explains... Read more

  • Her vision is back!

    9/23/2016 7:42:27 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Mum's vision has been fully restored after the YAG laser treatment on her secondary cataracts. Amazing! She's thrilled!... Read more

  • First Day of Fall- HA!

    9/22/2016 11:54:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    No matter what the officials say, it's still summer here in beautiful, but hot, south-central Texas... and if THIS year's county fair is typical, we should get at least a WET front through here, even if it isn't COOL... The heat index this week soared up above 110, and we are getting tired of ... Read more

  • Get Mum's right eye lasered today

    9/22/2016 7:27:20 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Expect to get her other eye lasered today, then her vision should be crystal clear again. I'm picking her up early to take her to the beauty shop first, then to the eye surgeon, then back to our house where beloved will have lunch ready. Hope to get her back to the facility before 5 so I can have ... Read more

  • Choosing the Lesser Stress

    9/21/2016 11:30:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Since I already have plenty of obligations going on right now, I decided against entering anything in the county fair, even though it's really fun.... I mean, you can't do EVERYTHING you might want to do! At least, not all the time! I WILL see if I can attend for at least a little while, a... Read more

  • motivation

    9/21/2016 1:12:07 PM, by GATINA18

    So I have found that my motivation is high during the weekend when I'm working out and menu planning but with the pressure of work during the week I falter and end up saying i'll get takeout tonight and cook tomorrow. but I find myself repeating myself the next day. I learned from sparkcoach that th... Read more

  • You are not falling behind... Huff Post article

    9/21/2016 7:18:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-v
    aron/to-anyone-who-thinks-
    theyre-falling-behind_b_91
    90758.html? 40 I needed that! chris... Read more

  • Still getting the rash from UV light

    9/21/2016 5:59:38 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Only on my legs so far. 45 minutes into cycling, slathered with zinc oxide, then tights, then SPF 50 cycling pants and my legs started to tingle. Full blown eruption by the time we got home! Have SPF 100 pants on order but don't know what to do since we both absolutely love riding our tandem and ... Read more

  • So Much Going On!

    9/20/2016 11:49:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I spent the day pretty much in meetings, and laying the groundwork for some projects that need some intense mental gyrations right now.... But as all the loose ends seemed to be falling into place, I was relieved to "make do" with a rich smoothie for lunch... There just wasn't time to fix a re... Read more

  • Got my home equity loan. Now I can pay the mover--before actually selling the condo.

    9/20/2016 3:29:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    this was a link in the chain of progress toward moving. I went round and round trying to figure out how to get this move DONE! I asked many people for advice. I got bits and pieces but nothing seemed right. Then , finally, three different people gave me help that made sense. -brothe... Read more

  • In bed by 8pm

    9/20/2016 6:51:13 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Exhausted. When I'm tired I get weepy and knew I needed an early night. Got a lot of good sleep. Fresh day today!... Read more

  • ITLAP- International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    9/19/2016 2:40:52 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Ahoy, Mateys! and Shiver me Timbers! It's that special day of the year again, International Talk Like a Pirate Day! talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/ Time magazine actually posted THIS article tracing what we call Pirate speech to Disney's first all real live actors movie, Treasure Island..... Read more

  • Cauliflower pizza bites--low carb

    9/19/2016 8:32:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower 2 large eggs 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp. garlic powder kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. marinara 1/4 c. mini pepperoni Directions 1Preheat oven t... Read more

  • Furious with jerk sisters in california! A rant!

    9/19/2016 7:57:04 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Two sisters in California..I'm in South Carolina...my younger one cut my mother off completely when my Dad died and Mum wqouldn't turn her finances over to her to handle. Mum was quite capable of handling her own finances and no, my younger sister had no background in finance. Control the money an... Read more

  • Last Day of Collage Art Class

    9/18/2016 11:52:29 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My goodness! Though I missed being with church friends this morning, I had a GREAT day in my art collage class with Internet Art Maven, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Though I had never met any of the other students, I feel that we connected and wouldn't be surprised if we got together on other occasions....... Read more

  • Today, we saw a bear at our condo complex -Bloomfield,CT

    9/18/2016 8:43:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not this bear, but one just like it! chris... Read more

  • Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it!

    9/18/2016 4:24:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris... Read more

  • Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it!

    9/18/2016 4:24:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris... Read more

  • Rode early today!

    9/18/2016 2:27:31 PM, by CHERYLHURT

    Slathered on zinc oxide, then carefully pulled over a pair of tights, then my SPF 50 riding clothes. Left the house at 8:30 and got home just before noon so missed the intense heat. No rash so far. Great ride! I'm getting stronger on the hills!... Read more

  • My Art Class

    9/17/2016 11:21:52 PM, by MCJULIEO

    As Microbiology major, I never really considered ever taking an art class, even if I had had time for it, so I'm apparently trying to make up for lost time.... Internet maven Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is teaching classes in Austin this weekend (she lives in Boston) and I've spent the last two days under... Read more

  • Oreo cookies as addictive as cocaine ! A SP friend mentioned this study.

    9/17/2016 8:07:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/
    16/oreo-cookies-addictive-
    cocaine_n_4108999.html thanks, Cathy for this . I can't remember seeing the actual study done! chris... Read more

  • I really did not know about Jabba the Hut except the appearance so....

    9/17/2016 7:56:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Jabba's role in Star Wars is primarily antagonistic; he is introduced as the most powerful crime boss in Tatooine, who has a bounty on Han Solo's head. He employs a retinue of criminals, bounty hunters, smugglers, assassins and bodyguards to operate his criminal empire. He keeps a host of entertain... Read more

  • Allergic to UV light!!

    9/17/2016 6:37:18 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Went cycling yesterday, did 40 great miles with beloved on our tandem. This is something I LOVE to do so these sudden rashes when exposed to sunlight are overwhelming! Yesterday I slathered on SPF 50 sun block lotion, watied 20 minutes and pulled on SPF 50 cycling pants. Despite all of that, with... Read more

  • O Frabjous Day!

    9/16/2016 10:08:54 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Strictly for my own fun and edification, I signed up to take an art course with Internet Art Guru, Julie Fei Fan Balzer, and TODAY was the first day of three! I had to get up early and brave the Austin traffic in order to get there in time, and in fact, was the first one to arrive.... About 20 othe... Read more

  • Her vision is fully restored!

    9/16/2016 8:22:28 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    My Mum's left eye was YAG lasered yesterday about 10 am and in the afternoon she turned to me, shocked! I can read the sign across the street! Everything is so bright and clear in my left eye! Thrilled to bits we await the right eye to be done next Thursday!... Read more

  • Back to BSF

    9/16/2016 12:09:44 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Bible Study Fellowship is a non denominational Bible study with ~1300 classes meeting around the world....I've been in classes for many years, but today we started a new year... Last year we studied the very interesting book of Revelation. This year we are studying another book written by the same a... Read more

  • Up with the alarm!

    9/15/2016 6:38:35 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Have to get up at 6 to have Mum to the eye doctor at 8:30. She has cells growing over her replacement lens 10 years after cataract surgery. Have to see the doctor who will then schedule laser to zap the cells off.... Read more

  • Strategy

    9/14/2016 11:23:37 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The next several days should be really busy, so I'm trying to plan for healthy meals on the run, and to make sure that I have everything that I need under a variety of circumstances... And I've been so virtuous with my eating this week I am seeing the scale move at least a little...Woo Hoo! ... Read more

  • 30 miles yesterday

    9/14/2016 7:06:47 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Great bike ride yesterday! Lots of hill work to make the thighs burn, then we stopped at Starbucks to share a Chai tea. Love tandem riding. School board meeting last night, trying to find ways to raise money for a security system...... Read more

  • Excellent Accidental Lunch

    9/13/2016 11:12:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I didn't remember that I needed a sack lunch today until pretty much the last minute, and I didn't really have any lunch-y type stuff on hand so I tossed a generous portion of some frozen mixed vegetables into a plastic yogurt container (quart size), and then measured a generous amount (4.5 oz) of ... Read more

  • Still getting medical bills from the hospital admission in April!

    9/13/2016 6:55:25 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Got yet another bill from the hospital where I was admitted in April, the 2nd time I passed out while driving because my BP dosages were too high! Admitted last October, and again in April, now I don't let my primary care physician change my dosages. The cardiologist said I was "over medicated" a... Read more

  • One productive walnut tree

    9/12/2016 11:04:10 PM, by KAREN608

    Today decided to tackle clearing the front yard of walnuts, so I can mow later in the week. The one black walnut tree seemed to overproduce this year, and nary a squirrel has been seen in weeks. A few walnuts were opened and eaten, but the neighborhood cats seem to keep squirrels away too effectivel... Read more

  • Summer to Fall

    9/12/2016 9:23:39 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It's still hot here in south central Texas, not as hot as it usually is, but still pretty hot and the night time temperatures are still well above 70 degrees.... everybody seems to have settled into their fall schedules, with kids in school, and weekends dedicated to either high school or college fo... Read more

  • Great bike ride!

    9/12/2016 8:29:13 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We did a 3 hour ride and I'm getting so much stronger! I could feel myself driving hard up the hills! My rash is all back, sure enough, from the UV rays so the cheap "sun blocking" clothing from China didn't work at all. We will do another long ride this week and I'll wear the SPF 50 cycling pant... Read more

  • September 11, A Day That Will Live in Infamy

    9/12/2016 12:25:05 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I wasn't around for many historical dates (my parents were newlyweds when Pearl Harbor happened, so I pretty much missed everything before The First Man in Space- John Glenn... or, as some will aver, Yuri Gagarin), but I clearly remember September 11... The shock... The fear... The a... Read more

  • Going a ride

    9/11/2016 7:59:53 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Had to be in bed so early last night, a day with Mum is exhausting. We're getting on the tandem today and going a long ride. I will wear my sun blocking pants under my cycling gear and see if they actually block out the UV rays. They are made in China and have no English writing on the label!... Read more

  • Bloom of Butterflies

    9/10/2016 11:02:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Driving across central Texas yesterday, I noticed a lot of butterflies running amok across the landscape, actually FLUTTERING amok across the landscape.... Mile after mile way out in the country, surrounded by fields and scrub brush, and a veritable snowstorm of whatever species was revived by the r... Read more

  • Went to "the fair!"

    9/10/2016 6:30:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    We took a day away from packing to attend the Hebron (CT) Harvest Fair. Tricky with hubby's motorized wheelchair. But we did OK. I resorted to renting a scooter. My knees were hurting badly. It was a very hot day. This is the first time I used a scooter. Dock Dogs is my favorite. And... Read more

  • For cat lovers. DD's cat, Bob

    9/10/2016 6:13:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    Jabba the Hut Bob is a Manx--so he has no tail. He is rather uppity as compared to our own cat, Cujo, who loves to have attention and touching, even "mauling."... Read more

  • Next week is completely booked!

    9/10/2016 6:24:28 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Either Mum, beloved, or I have an appointment every day next week. I have allergy testing three days, beloved gets his knee injected with artificial fluid since he has little miniscus, and Mum has secondary cataracts that will need to be scheduled to be lasered. At least we have dance lessons Mond... Read more

  • Progress

    9/9/2016 11:34:49 PM, by SBECKER526

    My test occurred earlier. The doctor really had skills. I am making progress. Bob has time with physical therapy. He is getting stronger.... Read more

  • Not Gonna Let This Get Me Down

    9/9/2016 10:31:57 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I weighed this morning after a virtuous week, and.... Nothing! No progress, no success, no weight loss! And, besides giving myself 15 seconds to wail and gnash my teeth, I'm not going to let it color my day.... I will keep on making wise choices. I will continue to drink my water... Read more

  • Allergic to UV light!!

    9/9/2016 6:26:39 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Seems my repeated rashes are from an "acquired allergy to UV light, between the hours of 10am and 3pm"! Wild, huh! Ordered SPF sunblock clothing and will try on our ride today!... Read more

  • So much to do--but I am taking a break

    9/8/2016 12:14:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am actively packing to move! Oh dear! DD is getting rid of a bunch of small stuff. I don't know the site, but she does it all on her phone. I told her she can keep the money herself. But...she has to ask me first if she can get rid of it. 198 Today I sent in a little money so the n... Read more

  • Allergist today

    9/8/2016 7:39:46 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    This crazy rash that come whenever I use lotion on my legs, or go riding our tandem! Today I see an allergist who will probably continue to tell me I "have not a single allergy" since his skin testing was negative!... Read more

  • It's A SIGN!!!

    9/8/2016 12:53:22 AM, by MCJULIEO

    When standing at the major crossroads of life, so many people ask for a sign for the direction they should go,... plead, even... My personality usually doesn't....Being of the type of person who shouts, "Darn the torpedoes, FULL SPEED AHEAD!", I generally have a pretty good idea of what I'm go... Read more

  • Nasty rash is back

    9/7/2016 7:51:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    My legs started tingling about 4 hours into our bike ride and by the time we reached the car to head home the rash had erupted again. Went directly to the dermatologist who took two biopsies. I have an appointment with an allergist tomorrow!... Read more

  • DEAR JOHN

    9/7/2016 6:36:16 AM, by SMIDGON

    "Dear Lord, help us go on!" John started to give us an uneasy feeling over the weekend. He ate good on Sunday. Monday he wouldnt eat. He became hoarse, had trouble swallowing. Would drink fluids, though. Till Monday, I tried to contact ofc. But, as is usual, not one response. If ... Read more

  • Didn't Need an Excuse To Snack, I Was Busy!

    9/7/2016 12:33:35 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I am finding that the very best way to avoid mindless snacking is to be actively doing something else that requires my time, my attention, .... and my hands.... And the reason I know that is because I was busy today, and didn't have time to snack....I didn't realize how virtuous I had been unti... Read more

  • August update

    9/6/2016 2:05:48 PM, by GATINA18

    So I tried to stay in my caloric range for a whole month. A couple of times, I went over but I tried again the next day. I found lots of new food options because they were low in calories. Previously, I wouldn't have eaten then. My work hours are crazy so I still grab takeout a lot of nights but I t... Read more

  • Another long bike ride!

    9/6/2016 7:25:49 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Up early, had my tea and logged my SP activity. Now we're oLoading the tandem for an all-day ride!... Read more

  • Not Poor Pitiful Me, But Better, Blessed Me

    9/6/2016 12:32:35 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Today would have been my husband's birthday, the third since he died.... and ALL of my children made a special effort either to contact me or invite me over.... And I am counting my blessings that they are sensitive to these calendar landmarks, and don't want me to be alone.... very, very sweet... Read more

  • No rain from the hurricane

    9/5/2016 7:52:49 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We got cloudy skies but not a drop of rain. The garden looks parched. Beloved must water this morning!... Read more

  • Back Home Again

    9/4/2016 11:59:40 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Oh! The loose ends one must deal with when returning home after a few days away! There was mail, and a package from Amazon, and a number of details for the week ahead, not to mention unpacking and doing the laundry... I DID get my computer unpacked, obviously, but this week will be my last one ... Read more

  • Hopeful!

    9/4/2016 11:09:50 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob still is more fatigued from his fall. He did not have bleeding or a fracture, but has some memory problems and fatigue. The headache is almost gone. I have tests on my nerves in my legs and feet. I am uneasy as I don't know much about the test or the possible problems. I have constant... Read more

  • Recipe: tastes like strawberry topped cheesecake (Strawberry Banana Creams)

    9/4/2016 6:22:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    These are topped with sliced almonds, but you can get creative and use blueberries, dried cherries, chopped cashews, crystallized ginger, a sprinkle of granola, or a few chocolate chips. From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness Strawberry Banana Creams Ingredien... Read more

  • WHO CALLED ?

    9/4/2016 3:14:35 PM, by SMIDGON

    One day while I was out, one of you sweet ladies called! I understood it was Linda. However, for the life of me, I drew a blank. Help me out. There are times when I think my allergies are bothering my eyes when they tear up. Then I realized that's not what it is. It's tears. I'll... Read more

  • ZZ Top Band like the sunflower people! Ha! Ha!Oh yeah!

    9/4/2016 2:42:00 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • OOPS! Hit the wrong button!

    9/4/2016 6:15:24 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Made a mistake with the trivia answer by hitting the wrong button...blew this month and it's only just starting. We are heading to Georgia today, just to go to the movies and explore a bit. Stay safe on the roads this holiday!... Read more

  • Texas A&M Won in Overtime

    9/4/2016 12:55:25 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Honest to goodness, being a spectator at a college football game MUST burn SOME calories, what with vicariously living each sprint, pass, and tackle... I'm exhausted!... Read more

  • Enjoy!

    9/3/2016 7:43:10 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Exercise me bike, exercise me!

    9/3/2016 6:51:09 PM, by KAREN608

    After trying the gym, which didn't seem to suit me, being introverted, I did find I really liked the recumbent exercise bike. I searched online and then found the bike shop in my small town had one for the same price, and it would be delivered and assembled as well. So Wednesday, it came to ro... Read more

  • I just booked a date with the mover. OMG --Oh, my goodness! Moving to 800 sq ft.

    9/3/2016 1:02:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Oct. 6,7,8th . so by the 6th---- I have to have every thing packed and make disappear all those things I won't have room for. 40 The new place is an apartment --only 800 sq ft. 40 One sort of large bedroom and a big living room. 24 Not much storage. I am used to a huge basement! Oh... Read more

  • Another week ends

    9/3/2016 5:56:03 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I got lots of exercise but still ate too much. I am realizing if I have any fat I get the acid reflux...but I still like chocolate! Wine does the same thing!... Read more

  • More Aggietime!

    9/2/2016 11:08:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My old college friend....my friend from as far back as sophomore organic chemistry.... and I have had another exciting day together here in College Station, home of Texas A&M University, and we've just had so much fun walking all over the place, shopping for Aggie "stuff"..... and my friend's great ... Read more

  • Find a restaurant and reserve a table online. "Open Table" website

    9/2/2016 3:19:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    4 www.opentable.com/start/home I plan to use this soon. Especially when I move to the Buffalo area, I think it will help me. There are zillions of restaurants there . Even here in CT, I never can settle on a restaurant. chris... Read more

  • Walking done early!

    9/2/2016 6:51:23 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    No rain last night and I awoke early. Had a cup of tea, got my shoes on, and we went our walk! Got it in so early! Now, another cuppa tea and there's time to relax. Have a blessed day!... Read more

  • JOHN

    9/2/2016 5:05:19 AM, by SMIDGON

    John isn't doing so well ! Please forgive me if I repeat myself. At this point sometimes I do believe I am losing it! I believe I told you all about John test not being well. In case I am wrong, his tests showed his liver cancer is still there and the spots somewhat larger. There ... Read more

  • What a Great Day With an Old Friend

    9/2/2016 12:12:21 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm visiting one of my best old friends who lives in the town where we both attended college oh-so-many years ago, and she greeted me with a pot of hot herbal tea this morning to start the day off right..... From there we hiked a trail she had never been on in her neighborhood that snaked, er,... Read more

  • I don't want to end up in assisted living!

    9/1/2016 7:36:56 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    It's lovely and there are lots of activities, but I don't want to end up sitting in a wheel chair being pushed around by someone! Even my Mum seems to be losing a bit of her memory. I dont know how people are expected to be able to afford this kind of care, although I realize the government can't ... Read more

  • Jar of Life story to visualize priorities

    8/31/2016 5:23:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hint: If the link does not work, try "cut and paste" to your browser. http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
    esource/motivation_article
    s.asp?id=264... Read more

  • Can't Stop Giggling

    8/31/2016 3:20:43 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I like to laugh. And I really like college football. And I LOVE Texas A&M! So when Texags.com, a website dedicated to All ThingsAggie, produced a video on Youtube on Texas A&M football in the age of the internet, I dutifully watched it..... texags.com/s/21397/the-histo
    ry-of-a... Read more

  • Riding today

    8/31/2016 8:25:15 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Good report from the cardiologist, my vessels look great! Going riding today!... Read more

  • Slogging On, As Usual

    8/30/2016 11:15:06 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I have a handful of details to take care of before leaving town for a few days..... for a quick visit to the Texas A&M campus.... there will be a lot of interesting activities in addition to the season's first home football game, and I hope to soak up some of the college atmosphere before tailgaters... Read more

  • Seeing doctors today

    8/30/2016 5:22:50 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Got in to see the dermatologist at 8am today, then the cardiologist at 2. Should be in pretty good shape!... Read more

  • When Things Don't Go Smoothly

    8/29/2016 7:10:21 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Today is the day that all the things that fell into place LAST week.... didn't.... Necessity #1 didn't get done, because Necessity #2 needed to be done FIRST....which I didn't find out until after... Office "A" closed early. Person "B" didn't answer his phone. Situation "C" didn'... Read more

  • 4 HOUR tandem ride and the rash is BACK!

    8/29/2016 6:35:01 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    What a hard ride! We did four hours on the tandem with LOTS of hill work! I showered, dried completely, pulled on some bike shorts and got dressed. A few hours later both legs started tingling and by the end of the ride both legs were covered in that nasty rash again! Did I have traces of body l... Read more

  • Change of Season

    8/28/2016 11:56:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

    A few years ago, a friend told me of the entrance exam that her elementary aged son had taken when starting at a new private school.... the boy was not a bad student, but he confessed to being stumped by one of the questions... "Name the four seasons." In recounting the dilemma to his mother, h... Read more

  • When I get stuck, it is usually one thing stopping me.

    8/28/2016 11:00:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    Lately, I have had to make many decisions about our big move to Buffalo from Connecticut. A couple of things I was stuck doing and I just could not move past them' -making a budget that I'd stick to. -actually putting the move in motion Both are now accomplished! Yeah! 104 521 ... Read more

  • Early bed to finally sleep

    8/28/2016 7:58:23 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Went to bed with light off by 9pm. Got a decent sleep and awoke ready to start a new week. See the cardiologist on tuesday. Have not checked my BP since getting out of the hospital April 23rd, it's always OK at home but sky high when I'm out and about. I do NOT want another crazy med change prob... Read more

  • I Can't Do Everything, But I CAN Do SOMETHING

    8/27/2016 10:48:51 PM, by MCJULIEO

    What a blessing to be able to help a young family in our church to move across town.... I really debated as to how much help I could be, since I'm not the greatest weight-lifter or coordinated box carrier, but I CAN go through cabinets, and pack breakables in padding and boxes.... and I can em... Read more

  • another busy day with Mum

    8/27/2016 7:47:17 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    No rest, it seems, ever. Another busy day caring for Mum.... Read more

  • To Crunch or Not To Crunch, That Is the Question

    8/27/2016 12:34:36 AM, by MCJULIEO

    This was in a daily Spark: "According to Men's Health a few years ago, it takes 22,000 crunches to lose a pound of fat from your midsection," That statement just froze me in my tracks.... do you have any idea how long it would take me to do 22,000 crunches? Fortunately, since I am appar... Read more

  • Honey filled bandage patches work!

    8/26/2016 3:48:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    A good friend just told me about this. She was given "bandaids" or patches with honey inside. Wow! Who wudda thunk it! chris cid.oxfordjournals.org/conte
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  • I might be moved by Nov. 1st!

    8/26/2016 1:39:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is so scary to me. Because of it, our house has 3 very nervous, anxious people in it right now! I am responsible for the move, of course, so I am anxious. DH is feeling bad because we will be quite far from his family. And DD is stressed because she won't have her Mom and Dad's house to live in... Read more

  • Hebron Fair, CT Sept. 8-11th

    8/26/2016 1:19:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.hebronharvestfair.org/ Dock Dogs is my favorite part of this fair. https://dockdogs.com/ Sorry, this link takes you to a search engine. I don't know why. So click on one of the results of the search engine, please. https://dockdogs.com/ chris... Read more

  • All the church electrilcal up and to code!

    8/26/2016 8:07:55 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Beloved and I, along with the licensed electrical contractors we hired, got all the electrical replaced and it's now up to 2016 code. Lots of the lighting was from the 1970s with tar in the flourescent bulb units, many showed evidence of having flamed at some point so now it's ALL been replaced. W... Read more