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  • Dog Days of Texas

    7/31/2015 2:05:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Summary of what life is like in Texas right now: It's HOT! But not as hot as it has been in the past! But there's plenty to keep us amused: Somebody is making a documentary on Molly Ivins, the late Texas veteran political pundit, who made us laugh, even when we didn't agree with her viewpoint... Read more

  • Taking a Sparkpeople break to deal with family problems.

    7/31/2015 9:30:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Prayers for hubby's health, daughter's problems (age 33) and my ability to hang in there. Thank you all for support you provided in the past and now. "All will be well." chris... Read more

  • Five Thousand!!

    7/30/2015 11:36:58 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I don't think I ever have before, but this month I've earned over 5000 Sparkpoints! I'm not much of an exerciser, but That represents a lot of swimming minutes..... And a whole lot of articles read.... And a lot of tracking...of all sorts... And I still have a day to go in July!!! ... Read more

  • 28 days into widowhood

    7/30/2015 7:50:08 PM, by KAREN608

    How is that for a title? Scary to type, yet I am keeping so busy, I do not think the reality has set in fully yet. I am boxing up possessions for a short move into town. Culling things as I go, smiling a bit when I find something that brings me joy. Crying at some photos. Even embarrassed ... Read more

  • Getting Pretty Hot

    7/29/2015 11:17:04 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's getting too hot to do anythinh outside except swim, and I really OUGHT to be trying to catch up on my reading... The To Be Read pile just keeps getting taller and taller... The only less than ideal thing about reading is that it doesn't burn many calories... Than... Read more

  • Blood pressure sky high

    7/29/2015 7:48:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    It's been creeping up steadily and yesterday at pre-op it was 138/99. The nurse gasped so I told her I was in pain. Have got to notify my own doctor and get my dose adjusted.... Read more

  • Will Do Vs. Want To

    7/28/2015 3:29:32 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I did NOT want to get out and swim laps this morning....My excuses included: I wouldn't have time to get a full mile in, much less my goal of two miles.... my breakfast oatmeal was too hot and needed cooling... I knew that after my morning meeting I needed to go to the grocery store before the sale ... Read more

  • Pre-op today!

    7/28/2015 6:31:53 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    And I'm so glad! Yesterday a sample of cinnamon bread from Great Harvest brought on pain about an hour after eating it, and then I ate carefully all day. For dinner I had a handful of almonds and during the night I was in pain again. This little thing needs to come out and I am so looking forward to... Read more

  • Sheer Perfection!

    7/27/2015 11:56:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Salmon was on sale at the local HEB, and I bought a large filet to bake in the oven, and since I was going to bake at 425 degrees anyway, I chopped up a huge amount of carrots, onions, peppers, calabacita squash, and celery to roast at the same time so as to make the most from the kitchen being heat... Read more

  • So much stronger!

    7/27/2015 11:09:13 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Walked, then went tandem riding for 19 miles with my beloved and I am SO much stronger than when we bought it a year ago! We chugged up these "Carolina foothills" that killed us last year. Today we are taking our first dance lesson, only 30 minutes, but since we have to do all three lessons this wee... Read more

  • Larry Gatlin

    7/26/2015 11:48:41 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Larry Gatlin, country and western composer and performer (sometimes with his brothers- The Gatlin Brothers) was in town last night for a concert, and a friend called excitedly to see if I'd go with her.... pretty much spur of the moment for me, but Oh! It was a lot of fun.. Gatlin has a string ... Read more

  • Deceitful Appearance

    7/26/2015 12:35:51 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I had to drive up to cross the Blanco River today in the city of Blanco, Texas.... and the river was more beautiful than I have ever seen it before, beautiful green and clear and clean. To look at it today, one would never imagine that only a few weeks ago, its rampaging floodwaters over Memori... Read more

  • Getting closer to deciding what to take

    7/25/2015 11:20:38 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have most of the boxes in the attic checked. I had a few surprises. I diagrammed my storaige area and then measured the size of my tote. I have a plan for my husband's dialysis supplies and what I want to store. I am analyzing the types of meals that I will make on my 10 days a month. Tha... Read more

  • Zucchini Pizza

    7/25/2015 7:50:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    Zucchini Pizzas....Low carb! Ingredients: Zucchini Olive Oil... weird-- I cut and pasted into MS Word but 3 times I cannot put the rest of the recipe into this blog! 24 ... Read more

  • Friends are the Best!

    7/24/2015 10:59:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

    FINALLY.... after receiving and receiving and receiving help from so many dear friends.... I was able to help a couple of them... AT THE SAME TIME!!!! It was so great.... To be asked! My friends felt comfortable enough to ask for help... To be available! I wasn't booked for some ... Read more

  • Volunteering too much?

    7/24/2015 9:35:47 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    It's starting to feel more like a "job" that we go to every day! We are taking next week OFF and are going to take dancing a half off coupon thru Groupon and I would love to be able to do more than just hang on together and shuffle!... Read more

  • Best Watermelon

    7/23/2015 11:33:19 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Finally not able to stand it any more, I bought a watermelon, even though I am by myself.... And Boy! Am I ever glad that I did! Best! Watermelon! EVER!!!!!!! So sweet! So crisp! So delicious! So WORTH IT!... Read more

  • Hubby's last day in the hospital then to rehab but... he phones me hysterically!

    7/23/2015 6:44:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday when I saw him and last night when he phoned me--he was very, very fearful. The hospital people are not seeing this side of him. With them is absolutely fine. This is a new experience for me. I don't know what to think. The last 2 months he has been in and out of the ER... Read more

  • Local Weatherman

    7/22/2015 11:14:04 PM, by MCJULIEO

    On the radio this morning, the weatherman announced that there was Zero chance of rain, That he would be really surprised if it rained, and ... That if it DID rain he SHOULD be looking for another line of work!!! Finally, a weatherman who didn't hedge his bets!... Read more

  • Surgery scheduled for August 3!

    7/22/2015 3:20:39 PM, by CHERYLHURT

    Lap choley is officially scheduled for August 3! Hurrah!... Read more

  • Thank you all for the ideas for a device for (handicapped ) hubby to have music available!

    7/22/2015 10:46:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    IPOD shuffle or the "nano" thing sound better than a phone. I don't have a phone for him. thank you everyone! 220 304 220 304 220 304... Read more

  • Finalist in Silver Sneaker Inspiration Award

    7/21/2015 11:32:13 PM, by SBECKER526

    My gym nominated me as a candidate for the Richard Swanson Award from Silver Sneakers. I made it to a finalist position. If you are willing, would you want to vote for me? HOW TO VOTE: Click on the link and select "VOTE" next to the finalist of your choice. P.S. You can vote once every 24 ... Read more

  • So we called it an "adventure"

    7/21/2015 7:52:03 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Took the tandem out about 5 miles into the back hills and roads of gorgeous upstate South Carolina when suddenly the chain jumped the derailleur while shifting, which torqued the back chain, bent the derailleur, and brought the tandem to a screeching halt. We couldn't pedal AT ALL which meant we WA... Read more

  • I need a device hubby can use for music.

    7/21/2015 6:29:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    I see people all the time with a small device for music--with earphones. At the health club people wear them on their arm. Hubby has use of only one hand and arm (stroke in 2006). What would be the very easiest device for him to use? I guess I or someone would have to load songs... Read more

  • Lymph drainage treatments and leg wrapping--it is working

    7/21/2015 6:09:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    Lymph drainage treatments and leg wrapping is working. It is not fun and it takes time but my leg swelling is down and best of all my leg pain is down! 224 I have been going twice a week--Monday and Thursday to get the special massage and have my left leg wrapped. The left leg has been more... Read more

  • Seeking Balance!

    7/20/2015 10:48:45 PM, by SBECKER526

    I went out with some friends Sunday and Monday. I enjoyed their company and thoughts. We went for walks at the Rodale Institute and Gring's Mill. Whew! We had high humidity and temperatures. Tomorrow is golf night with my friends. Yeah!! I finished shopping for our apartment. It helped to ... Read more

  • Einstein on Creativity

    7/20/2015 9:24:01 PM, by MCJULIEO

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  • Day out

    7/20/2015 1:17:53 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    I had a lovely day out in York on Saturday and visited two great places, one being the Quilt Museum and there was a beautiful exhibition of quilts some by Kaffe Fasset. I also visited the Treasurers House which was fascinating and I had a tour of the attics. Diet wise I am not doing as well as I... Read more

  • Great tandem ride!

    7/20/2015 7:40:44 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Lots of hills which I don't dare look at so I just keep my head down and keep pedaling. Pretty soon we are at the top and not once was it too much! We came home soaked and worn out, I actually dozed for a few minutes. Last year when we first got the tandem we tried some hills but they were too much... Read more

  • Long Day

    7/19/2015 11:26:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know that my tooth (or at least the place from which it was extracted) must be bothering me at least a little bit today..... I didn't take any of the prescription pain medication, but DID take some Tylenol.... Though I think I'm feeling pretty good, I STILL am a little edgy.... not really cra... Read more

  • Long Day

    7/19/2015 11:25:48 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know that my tooth (or at least the place from which it was extracted) must be bothering me at least a little bit today..... I didn't take any of the prescription pain medication, but DID take some Tylenol.... Though I think I'm feeling pretty good, I STILL am a little edgy.... not really cra... Read more

  • If you want more info about stretching muscles by alternating contraction and relaxations.

    7/19/2015 7:40:46 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • This helped the most to stretch my front thigh muscle. PNF stretching at the chiropractor.

    7/19/2015 7:31:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    I cannot bend my right knee after recuperation from shoulder surgery. The chiropractor said the quad muscle had shortened. He did the following technique. And now the knee bends 90 degrees-but alas not more. I am still working on it. Other physical therapists have done this technique on my sh... Read more

  • Funny bird pictures....

    7/18/2015 1:09:07 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Have a chuckle....

    7/18/2015 12:16:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Much Better Than I Thought

    7/18/2015 10:53:38 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Slept almost 10 hours last night! (I think that the pain medication for my pulled tooth from yesterday may have contributed) The ice pack that I had gone to bed with was completely melted, but my mouth felt good, maybe swollen a little bit, but not nearly as ache-y as I expected. I'm supposed t... Read more

  • SP article: Talk Yourself into Reaching your Goals

    7/18/2015 7:33:22 AM, by CTUPTON
    otivation_articles.asp?id=838 1. Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else. 224 It’s pretty amazing how we think it’s appropriate to treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating a friend, or even a stranger... Read more

  • Anybody having food issues after having gallbladder out?

    7/18/2015 7:12:09 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I am reading all I can since I see the surgeon next week about my gallbladder. Lots of sites are filled with people saying they can't have alcohol,wheat,fat, dairy,etc after having theirs out and I was wondering if anybody has experienced this? Is it better to just leave it in and have pain?... Read more

  • Day of Accomplishment

    7/17/2015 11:26:06 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Swam a mile this morning. Finished early enough to not get sunburned. Watered the yard for the first time this year. Picked the last of the tomatoes. Had an abcessed tooth pulled (not a great option, but the infection was bad.... and could have been worse) The good news was that I got... Read more

  • my first " meal: Pulled Chicken Sliders with coleslaw

    7/17/2015 9:56:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Delicious but very messy to eat! Cute little brioche buns that hold almost nothing in! Cutting and toasting the cut sides made them very tasty I have to admit. And using coleslaw instead of something like tomatoes on a sandwich was delicious. I would never have thought of that! Pulled chicken w... Read more

  • someone else's description of HelloFresh meals......

    7/17/2015 11:36:21 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • $40 off your first HelloFresh order and I get $20 off my order for the week!

    7/17/2015 11:19:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    Go to Use this code to get the deal: E78Q3Q They set you up with 3 dinners, but you can reject one and pick a different one. My order is for 2 people/ e different dinners. Cold packs are in the box when it arrives at your door. You prepare the meal from those in... Read more

  • Is this me talking back to the higher ups at hubby's ER????

    7/17/2015 9:30:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    They kept hubby in the hospital to do tests! 244 At first they were sending him directly to rehab--and not finding out what is wrong with him! 198 A great visiting nurse told me what to say to them so they would keep him. It worked! 58 I never "talked back" to doctors before--well you never get ... Read more

  • long bike ride

    7/17/2015 7:15:59 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Perfect weather for a 3 hour tandem ride with my beloved. My favorite exercise!... Read more

  • It Wasn't Just Me!

    7/16/2015 10:57:51 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday was the BIG Amazon Prime sale that was SUPPOSED to be the equivalent of Black Friday for Bargain Shoppers..... So I carefully set aside some time for checking out Amazon's super great buys... and came up pretty much empty handed .... There I was ready to boost the economy, and Po... Read more

  • More fun...topic chopping vegetables

    7/16/2015 9:01:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got my first box of meals today. I have not made any of the 3 meals yet. chris... Read more

  • It's Been Awhile

    7/16/2015 8:21:57 PM, by BEETEACHABLE

    524 I am only speaking for myself here, It ,me hitting bottom in every area of my life before I see the light. This time it was almost loosing the love of my life to rare appendix cancer, and stage 3 colon cancer, they were suppose to have 12 chemo treatments, but the side effects were so awful... Read more

  • Dump closed on Thursdays!! Huh?

    7/16/2015 12:27:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I drove a van full of trash and recyclables to the dump. Big gate across the entrance! Why did I have to pick a Thursday to do this. I will be visiting hubby in the hospital. Van will be parked by an attendant. How will I explain this! chris Pe--ew!... Read more

  • Filling summer salad

    7/16/2015 7:21:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness Summer Salad This salad is all about the veggies, more like a salsa-meets-salad without a traditional dressing. But if you prefer your salad dressed, whip up this lime vinaigrette [2]. It also tastes better after marinating in the lime juice for ... Read more

  • Nice day with Mum

    7/16/2015 6:52:26 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We took Mum out to lunch yesterday and then my husband dropped us off to see the true movie, Max. He wanted to see it too but when we got to Mum's place the lock on her front door wouldn't lock, he checked it and found the tumbler unit inside had disintegrated! So he went back to her place, bought a... Read more

  • Butterfly Herding

    7/15/2015 10:16:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Do you ever have days when everything you touch makes you feel like you are herding butterflies? Phone tag, and waiting for other peoples' decisions, and feeling like a nap is a good idea.... I really don't mind.... it makes me especially grateful for the days when I accomplish a LOT... ... Read more

  • 7 weeks to move

    7/15/2015 5:45:16 PM, by SBECKER526

    This is the main entrance of our residence. Our apartment overlooks the fountain and main drive. Yes, it is on 113 acres of land and adjacent to many walking trails. I have much to do to get ready. We are now gearing to move on September 9th. I have a few things to decide on taking and the... Read more

  • I can't STAND IT when people don't do what they say they will!

    7/15/2015 7:29:56 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Sat around another day waiting for yet another sprinkler person to show...and he never did. Ended up trashing him on his business page review form, and now we have a third person scheduled to show Thursday at 8am. The cleaning young woman has postponed twice with her daughter "sick" but her last t... Read more

  • Spark Tracker in Swimming

    7/14/2015 10:45:27 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I have a Spark Tracker and it goes with me wherever I go, except when I forget and change shoes or something, and I have understood that sometimes it can actually discern between TYPES of exercise.... like it can tell whether you are walking or bicycling... But it apparently doesn't do as well ... Read more

  • Short Blog Tonight

    7/13/2015 11:57:11 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm feeling fatigued, but I know that if I don't get up early tomorrow morning, I won't get my swim in, and that has become a high priority for me... What a nice discovery! So I'm setting my clothes out, and planning a swimful day.... Good night!... Read more

  • so much to get done today...

    7/13/2015 6:57:18 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I have to call the Drs. office and start the girl there getting the authorization number I need to see the surgeon...the cleaning lady comes at 9:15 and today she really CANNOT be late because we have to go to the school to meet contractors to build a deck for the storage shed we want installed...ha... Read more

  • My Tribute Tattoo...

    7/12/2015 5:19:24 PM, by KTAADN_GIRL

    For my son. I got it yesterday. I designed it myself, and found an artist who would clean up the edges, so to speak, yet, keep to what I wanted. Not all tattoo artists do that. The initial in the watch face is a D. The center of the D, houses the hands of a watch, showing the time he was... Read more

  • Really tired from a busy week!

    7/11/2015 7:06:09 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We have been going and going all week, and it feels too much like work! School starts August 12 and beloved and I want the school standing tall. We meet contractors on Monday to have the wooden playground structures painted, and I want to have a small deck built so we can give the K-3 teachers a s... Read more

  • Need my gallbladder out!

    7/10/2015 7:14:10 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Upper scope was normal! Now I'm being referred to a surgeon and have to have my gallbladder out. I have been reading as much as I can and some people seem to have had problems with what they can eat after a choley, so it may be interesting. Can't imagine when the doctors and insurance company will ... Read more

  • Never Get Tired of Watching

    7/9/2015 2:43:36 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My conference is being held at a hotel in downtown Austin, right on the Colorado River, and I never get tired of watching all the activity on the river from the upper floors of the hotel... It's too hot to watch from the jogging path in the middle of the day, and besides, you can see things from the... Read more

  • Getting upper endoscopy today

    7/9/2015 4:43:38 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I'm up early because I must be NPO after 6am, can have clear fluids until then so I got up at 4am so I can have my tea and coffee! I have been having a lot of epigastric pain for months now, don't know if it's the stress from the burglary and all the crap his family said to the neighbors about us. ... Read more

  • Moving ahead

    7/8/2015 10:57:19 PM, by SBECKER526

    The interview was great. We saw the apartment again. Did some measurements. Worked on plans. Enjoyed dinner and social hour with residents. I am very happy and content. We meet with our realtor on Monday.... Read more

  • Aaaaaaaaugh! Austin!

    7/8/2015 3:07:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Terrible traffic on I-35 in Austin today and the snarl from a pedestrian crossing the highway being hit by a car was horrendous! Trust me, crossing I-35 on foot is insane! Fortunately, I DID get my mile of swimming in this morning, and was totally mellow.... THEN I stopped to pick up so... Read more

  • Busy volunteering

    7/8/2015 6:35:28 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    School starts August 12 so beloved and I got a call that the playground was in bad condition and needed lots of work. We went over in the morning and did a walk thru with the principal, found lots of problems. We interviewed contractors and today at 10 am meet the gentleman who will power wash all ... Read more

  • Making Time for Priorities

    7/7/2015 11:37:37 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Big meeting for me in Austin tomorrow afternoon, but I want to get my mile-or-more swim in tomorrow morning, so I have to get an early start.... I'm planning how to do it, with contingency plans in place... swimsuit and gear are already set out and ready to go... Will not push myself too h... Read more

  • Try searching images for "burqini."

    7/7/2015 7:46:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Wow! I never would have imagined anything like this existed. It was on my FB page from a friend. chris... Read more

  • I changed the goals on my start page. Re: recently just too much to do that I can't control.

    7/6/2015 10:28:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    550 91 237 216 I had great goals on my start page. They were great for controlling my weight. Like focusing on vegetables, water, exercise, etc. They were worded as "smart goals" 58 with reasonable expectations and a very clear way to tell if I met the goal. But since hubby went into... Read more

  • Much Better Now

    7/6/2015 9:14:04 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm much better now, if not completely well... Slept another 9 hours last night... Tomorrow will tell if I'm truly well..... Read more

  • motivation

    7/6/2015 5:25:36 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Great mountain ride!

    7/6/2015 7:24:06 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Beloved and I took the tandem out of town and to the base of the mountains. Got a very tough but glorious ride, I'm much stronger than I was before!... Read more

  • One more from Alice Walker....

    7/5/2015 10:18:34 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • From the book: Color Purple

    7/5/2015 10:13:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Time to eat all those delicious fresh, local veggies !

    7/5/2015 9:33:57 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Something to give you a "warm fuzzy"

    7/5/2015 9:32:29 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Two hours of hill work

    7/5/2015 2:51:04 PM, by CHERYLHURT

    Got in great exercise this morning. Cleaning up my diet, got to get back on track. Beloved is looking fluffy too, so he's in this with me. Too much cruising isn't the problem. The problem is we didn't return to clean eating like we usually do when we get back home!... Read more

  • My Mistake

    7/5/2015 1:16:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I was wrong with my yesterday's blog..... My aches and fatigue were apparently NOT DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) I'm sick, something that almost never happens! I slept 10.5 hours last night, and took a 3.5 hour nap yesterday afternoon.... and I'm still sore! And queasy! Drat! I was ... Read more

  • Having problems

    7/4/2015 2:32:58 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    Once again not been on for a while. We went on holiday in mid June and it was really good, we had a week in Torquay and then I went on a day trip to the Cotswolds. But Michael has not been in an up mood very much recently and feel lucky that we did manage to go on holiday. Unfortunately I put on ... Read more

  • Paying the Piper

    7/4/2015 11:31:36 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I had intended to write this blog about the 4th of July.... Happy Birthday, America! But I find myself distracted with DOMS- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.... at least I THINK that's what it is.... I've been swimming laps, you see, and I want to work up to 2 miles worth. I started three we... Read more

  • I have to give up wine!

    7/4/2015 6:45:23 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I like a glass of wine in the evenings after a long day. Sitting on the deck with my beloved, looking at the trees, sipping it. But my doctor said my liver functions studies are elevated. I had to see a gastroenterologist, have labs Monday, and get an upper scope on Thursday if the ins... Read more

  • Feels So Good

    7/3/2015 11:02:58 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It took me almost two hours, but I swam 1.75 miles today!!!! I got a late start while helping a friend (really important that I help her instead of swimming early) BUT, because it was so sunshiny, and I sunburn so easily, I got to wear my super sun blocking shirt I got from Lands End...... Read more

  • James, July 2, 2015, 12:15pm, Thursday, R.I.P.

    7/3/2015 10:29:32 AM, by KAREN608

    At 12:15pm, after lunch my husband of 37 years died peacefully at the Circle of Life Hospice House, after only 4 days there. I was with him all the time, and the night before he was restless and kept sitting on the side of his bed, so I sat next to him and held him. I'm glad we had our final moment... Read more

  • Transitional time

    7/3/2015 9:26:27 AM, by SBECKER526

    We have an interview with the medical director and social worker of the Highlands at Wyomissing soon. I am eager for that interview and approach it with joy. I really need to move and avoid steps, snow shoveling and more about the house. If all goes well, then I meet with the designer to sele... Read more

  • Baby Smiles

    7/2/2015 11:33:24 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I got to go to a four year old's birthday party today and had a wonderful time... Was privileged to hold two different smily babies, one 8 months old and one 6 months old... You know, I can't think of anything as adorable as a smiling baby..... they just reel you in and wrap you around the... Read more

  • Ignore the naysayers!

    7/2/2015 7:31:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    "So she wants to fly. And she thinks she has a butterfly inside. And that business about focusing and goals! Ha! Ha! Ha!"... Read more