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  • Craft Play Day- How Sweet It Is!

    7/28/2016 12:11:17 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It seems like we, after having missed so many Craft Play Days, are making up for it with several weeks in a row.... Sparkpal, Improving Me hosted our group effort with great panache and more than adequate refreshments! (Iced herbal tea while we still have our super hot summer) How refreshing! How wo... Read more

  • Starting Fri. I won't be online much. I will miss you all!

    7/27/2016 2:31:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I will be looking for a new home near Buffalo. I plan to stay there 7 days. Prayers welcome! chris... Read more

  • 36 days left. Countdown. To put our condo on the market. And find a new home to go to!

    7/27/2016 11:36:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    SMART GOAL:Get ready for my trip to Buffalo to look at housing. Leaving Friday. Only 2 days left to get ready for that trip. 1. I need to take passwords for my computer ! In prior trips I was stuck sometimes! 2. Pack! My clothes are washed already. 104 3. Be ready to meet the Buffalo rea... Read more

  • A "manufactured home"in a park over 55+ Worth considering.

    7/27/2016 11:21:00 AM, by CTUPTON
    &s=NYS&t=NYS It is way cheaper than the over $200,000 places I have looked at (online). Our big need is enough space for John's motorized wheelchair. I have to find out the width of the hallway. There is a stairway to the... Read more

  • Finally slept

    7/27/2016 7:20:54 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Rebuilt desks, moved piles of desks, cleaned, painted, hung pictures at our school yesterday. Beloved did the desk repairs and registration is the 31st. A long, exhusting day but we got so much done. today, the beauty shopp! Yeah!... Read more

  • Awesome Vintage Birthday Party

    7/26/2016 11:16:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Today we celebrated a grandchild's 7th birthday party... at a classic, vintage rollerskating rink in Austin..... Skateland has apparently not changed in at least 30 years, although they DO offer both quad-wheel skates as well as inline skates, There was loud music that had a melody... Th... Read more


    7/26/2016 2:39:47 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another treatment today! They are making him more tired. I had another blood draw yesterday. If that dr calls me again, wanting me to take more b.p meds.. I am going to unload on him. He has me on 4 different b.p. meds NOW. And, my pressure still going up and down. I am s... Read more

  • Praises!

    7/26/2016 7:49:34 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We'd noticed some smoke coming from one of the indirect bulbs in the corner of the church sanctuary. Immediately called the electrician...out of twelve old florescent units four showed evidence of having melted and flamed at some point. The church was built in the 1960's and the florescent units we... Read more

  • Slimming Vs Fattening Photography Tips

    7/25/2016 12:18:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Found this intriguing article on Pinterest and thought that I would share.... 27 Photos Of My Fat Face That Prove Camera Angle Is Everything — PHOTOS MARIE SOUTHARD OSPINA talks about a variety of camera techniques (tricks) to look slimmer without a speck of Photoshopping.. and there are a ... Read more

  • Countdown 38 Days left. Photos of my tasks.

    7/25/2016 11:45:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Help me set reasonable time limits of each task. My lack of energy is a big factor. I think most people would be able to clean each area fairly quickly. Not me. Paper work is my nemesis ! And this is what is left after a couple of years of decluttering. 24 234 photos to fo... Read more

  • Remember my knee problem?-not able to bend better!

    7/25/2016 10:01:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    It has taken over a year of daily work , but the knee bends just past 90 degrees now! 104 The best exercise is pushing the foot forward --pushing the foot on a stationary object like a wall---to tire the muscle--then bending the knee. Repeat maybe 2-3 times. A chiropractor taught me that. ... Read more

  • High of 95 yesterday

    7/25/2016 4:34:11 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We finished our 30 mile bike ride and the car registered 100 on the freeway coming home. Badly need rain. Stay active, stay cool!... Read more

  • Still More Summer Quotations

    7/25/2016 12:36:55 AM, by MCJULIEO

    When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill. Taylor Swift If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. Bern Williams Summer break. Where some drink tr... Read more

  • 39 days countdown. SMART GOAL: attack my own desk top. Oh no!

    7/24/2016 9:08:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did make progress! It is not done yet. The shelves above the desk collect tons of stuff. I found a whole roll 40 of stamps that I had misplaced! 198 I found the keys 528 to the bank safety deposit box so I can close it out before the move. 30 273 527 I still don't have... Read more

  • Beautiful morning for another bike ride!

    7/24/2016 6:47:09 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    It's going to be another hot one so we're headed out early on the tandem!... Read more

  • Spark Streak

    7/23/2016 12:38:08 PM, by MCJULIEO

    If it weren't for the occasional notices, that Sparkpeople sends, I wouldn't know just how far I've come.... today they sent me a notice that I have been consistently checking in to Sparkpeople for (drumroll) 1525 days!!! This "streak thing" is the Real Deal... if ever I am inclined ... Read more

  • Resting on the Sabbath

    7/23/2016 6:49:34 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    It will be a long day with Mum. We pick her up, drive to church, then bring her home for the day with us. She can barely get up the two stairs into our house...she sleeps in the afternoon, sitting upright in the chair. We take her home about 5:30. 90 is quite old now...... Read more

  • A Few More Summertime Quotations

    7/23/2016 12:31:17 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Summer is the time when, if you are not barefoot, you are overdressed. Unknown It's summer and the memories are just waiting to happen. Unknown In every girl's life; there's a boy she'll never forget and a summer where it all began. Unknown For one swallow does not make a summer,... Read more

  • Which candidate do you side with?

    7/22/2016 7:51:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    I enjoyed doing this questionnaire online. Many questions have hidden choices. You might overlook these. They give many more options than the questions first appearing. I did this before but I am trying it again since the elections are so close. chris ... Read more

  • 41 days countdown, Today's smart goal: buy something pretty!

    7/22/2016 12:08:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the candle I bought but it looks a little like it. It is LED and goes on automatically for 4 hours. 244 I will set it for the evenings. Hopefully, people looking to buy the condo will be here then. A fun goal for today! 104... Read more

  • The Fibro Manual copyright 2016

    7/22/2016 6:56:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    The Fibro Manual by Gineva Liptan, M.D. I found this book to be very up to date and very organized -easy to find info I needed chris 220... Read more

  • Baked a cake for the staff at the facility

    7/22/2016 6:22:09 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I'd wanted to bake a peanut butter cake I found a recipe for so I made it for my Mums Assisted Living facility and took it in for the staff. I baked a one cup size for beloved and me to share, frosted it just like the big cake and it was decadent! The staff were delighted. It doesn't take much to... Read more

  • Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime!!!

    7/21/2016 5:25:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Man, is it ever hot around here! I swam another mile and a quarter this morning, and noticed that even the public shower at the swimming pool in the park now has warm water coming out its nozzle (and that's without a water heater) I've been thinking a lot about summer lately, and what it has me... Read more

  • Great ride!

    7/21/2016 6:57:44 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We did about 25 miles on the tandem, gentle, rolling r=hills. Next week we're going to do the whole thing, I have to get back to the fitness level I was in before I got sick!... Read more

  • Traveling Chemistry Roadshow

    7/21/2016 12:53:09 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Summer is such a great time to discover cool things to do at the library, and today we got to attend a Fantastic show put on by a PhD from Texas A&M's Chemistry department... Way cool.... Literally, like when he brought out the liquid nitrogen. (I love liquid nitrogen demonstrations!) But... Read more

  • 43 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/20/2016 12:40:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    43 days left before I put this condo on the market. But I am not feeling up to par. I am feeling like I have a virus and a rash on chest, back, and itchy in various places. Darn. I need to accomplish something daily toward being able to "show" this condo. 24 Today's SMART Goal: ... Read more

  • Huh? I have a rash! And I feel like I have a virus. What on earth is this?

    7/20/2016 12:31:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    My throat and ear canal area is tender and stuffy. My chest definitely has a rash. Itchy, too. Other areas of my body feel a bit itchy , too. I have not been outside much so I don't think it is from insect bites. Got any ideas. It is now the 3rd full day. I am using cortisone cream ... Read more

  • My grade school reunion is July 30th near Buffalo, Ny.

    7/20/2016 12:27:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am going! Yeah! I just filled out a questionnaire they sent me. I am hoping meeting these old friends might give me information about where to live in that area! Wouldn't that be nice! chris... Read more

  • Why do we move our head so much when treating vertigo?

    7/20/2016 6:19:27 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    One of the exercised is I have to walk down the hall way quickly looking at an object on the left wall, then immediately turn my head, focus on an objest on the right wall, while walking. Keep walking, keep the head moving and the eyes focusing. All my tests were much better except one which I fai... Read more

  • 44 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/19/2016 11:39:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 44 days left. Today's SMART Goals: Take the van to be serviced before the 400 mile Buffalo trip. 248 (I still have not really cleaned the interior. 24 ) Sort stuff from my purse: many notes , etc. from doc appts. etc. I will overlo... Read more

  • Healthy Iced Vanilla Latte

    7/19/2016 11:05:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    INGREDIENTS For coffee ice cubes- 1 pot brewed coffee For latte- 2-3 coffee ice cubes 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2-3 drops liquid stevia Dash cinnamon DIRECTIONS 1. To make coffee ice cubes, pour brewed coffee into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 1 hour or ... Read more

  • A way to calculate expenses at a certain retirement community

    7/19/2016 10:56:59 AM, by CTUPTON
    t-101/cost-of-living... Read more

  • Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini

    7/19/2016 10:26:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini (from DS9KIE--thanks) Ingredients: 1 small head cabbage, chopped 1 small zucchini and yellow squash Some onion Some red and yellow pepper Some collard greens 4 mushrooms 3 broccoli stems 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic po... Read more

  • Last Pt today

    7/19/2016 6:30:05 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    The vertigo is much better but still a real problem. Talking to several people at the same time, moving my head fro side to side, sends the room spinning and flipping. This is the last PT visit insurance will pay for so I am grateful it's helped my brain so much.... Read more

  • Bangladesh sparkfriends-- earthquake possibility?

    7/18/2016 11:33:51 AM, by CTUPTON
    -may-lurk-under-bangladesh I am hoping this is over blown. chris... Read more

  • Instead of the evil M&Ms try dark chocolate. Advice from a beloved sparkfriend!

    7/18/2016 10:58:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kisses, Brookside Dark Chocolate with Blueberry and Acai, and Lindt Extra Dark Chocolate truffles the best. I can have 1 truffle and I'm good for days. You can have 5 kisses, and you have to unwrap each one! Brookside is harder for me to control because it comes loose in... Read more

  • John as Cookie Monster!

    7/18/2016 10:45:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    ( John often covers himself in his motorized wheelchair to be warm and take a nap. DD put the paper cutouts on him.)... Read more

  • 50 things to do when you're bored.

    7/18/2016 9:24:30 AM, by CTUPTON
    .jpg Or, go clean the garage. I bet you think of something better to do fast! chris... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 45 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/18/2016 7:52:15 AM, by CTUPTON

    The 3 of us have 3 appointments today! And I am the driver for us all. DH's is for the GI doctor. He will stay in the hospital before his colonoscopy. I can't handle his prep alone. I asked if he could be in the hospital for that. But the Dr said then he has to see him first for Medicare approval. ... Read more

  • Great tandem ride

    7/18/2016 5:35:17 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Took our tandem out yesterday and got two great hours of cycling on the Swamp Rabbit trail. Hot, lots of people, great exercise!... Read more

  • Sick of Surveys..... BUT...

    7/17/2016 11:43:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    This is an election year.... I get it! Pollsters want to find out ho's Hot... and Who's Not... But after the eleventybillionth phone call asking for my opinion, I decline the opportunity to spill my guts.... They never record my very carefully crafted responses and reduce my nuanced answer... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 46 days left. Today's SMART Goals

    7/17/2016 9:32:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    1.To email the floor repair guy, take at least 4 photos of the old bathroom floor. 2. Before getting the van tuned up for my trip to "Buffalo", clean the inside. It really needs cleaning before the car repair guy sees it. (I believe workers do a better job when they see I care for the van. ) 3. ... Read more

  • Feeling better on fresh

    7/17/2016 7:21:33 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    My husband commented how much better he feels being off processed foods and sticking to fresh fruits and veggies every day and his psoraisis is GONE! Amazing!... Read more

  • It's the Snacking That Does Me In

    7/16/2016 11:11:38 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I choose my meals carefully, and I love fruits and vegetables, so I get a good balance.... And I've discovered some wonderful and healthy snacks (Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream, anyone?).... But when I discover an extended period of time in my schedule, minutes without direction... I sta... Read more

  • Informative graphic showing options and costs of senior housing.

    7/16/2016 9:10:46 AM, by CTUPTON
    sus-cost/... Read more

  • Early walk

    7/16/2016 7:42:50 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Got a nice early walk in this morning. Cool, fresh, relaxing.... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 47 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/16/2016 6:57:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    Make SMART Goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely Today: Finish organizing the larger of 2 bathrooms. (A nephew will eventually install the new flooring.) And do the daily chores like dishes, etc. chris... Read more

  • How do you handle it when you gain and then start losing again?

    7/16/2016 6:47:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I gained 8 lbs. OK now can I say I lost 2 lbs--if I did? I can gain and re-lose the same fat many times! chris 24... Read more

  • I just contacted the Chamber of Commerce in the Greater Buffalo area! Thanks .

    7/15/2016 7:49:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought of contacting them about a place to live! Thanks for the idea! And I will contact some senior centers in certain towns. I never thought of that either! chris 247 220... Read more

  • Our condo will soon be for sale. I do love it here. Bloomfield, CT

    7/15/2016 7:30:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Nothing Nice About It/Him

    7/15/2016 11:36:16 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Headline caught my eye: Nice truck attacker was from Tunisian town of Msaken - Tunisian security sources How awful to confuse the English word for "pleasant, kind" with the French city that experienced the horrible and cowardly attack.... I ache for the people who went through this te... Read more

  • Still going raw diet and feeling great!

    7/15/2016 6:27:34 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We have been eating so so clean, mine has been all raw veggies and fruit. Beloved has a yogurt every morning but after realizing the fruit yogurt has as much sugar as ice cream we will be moving hime to plain yogurt when these last cups are gone. We have fresh watermelon in the fridge, loads of fr... Read more

  • Craft Play Day!

    7/15/2016 12:46:39 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I am here to tell you that everybody.... EVERYBODY.... ought to have good friends to enjoy Craft Play Day with!!!! We glued. We cut. We painted and marked and zentangled. We drank tea (herbal for me)... And I got to show my prowess in making and serving blueberry sorbet.... ... Read more

  • Sooooo, this was my morning...

    7/14/2016 3:35:30 PM, by MIMAWELIZABETH

    I dreamt - not usual, I dream every night - I dreamt I was walking down our main street brushing everyone's hair with our new cat brush (we'll get back to that later). Then I was driving with DH, taking movies back to Blockbuster Video... that's a throwback to the past! DH said, "this one's close... Read more

  • I got lots of good advice about handicap housing near Buffalo. THANK YOU! Still looking!

    7/14/2016 1:06:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    Since we are relatively young (69) I am hesitant to look at assisted living. I asked about average age there. 80 or over. 24 Hubby needs more personal help than in assisted living anyway. So that really does not solve our problem. I'd pay a lot for it and then still have to hire personal health aide... Read more

  • Pancreatitis, but no malignancy

    7/14/2016 8:21:05 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I have to stay on a raw foods, green diet, absolutely nothing processed, no fat, no sugar, no white anythng to give the liver and pancreas time to heal. We are doing this!... Read more

  • Making Do With What's There

    7/14/2016 12:15:09 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I don't think that I am alone when it comes to having a lot of stuff... in fact, having so much that I don't even know the extent of it all..... Like having a closet full of clothes and wearing only wearing a small percentage... (yes, I KNOW I NEED to do that closet purge!) But most of all... Read more

  • Exercising during a flare

    7/13/2016 11:47:56 PM, by SBECKER526

    I want to keep exercising when I have a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare, but do not want to cause more joint damage. I also changed my exercising routine to adjust to limitations. Sunday - Line dancing for 1 hour Monday - yoga flow and training Tuesday - golf Wednesday - walking, cycling in apt ... Read more

  • Hard to find housing near Buffalo for handicapped DH and me.

    7/13/2016 10:04:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    I need a place easy to maintain and open design for DH's motorized wheelchair. And a little under $200,000. Not too far from a pool for my water aerobics. Depew, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Clarence, East Aurora, Patio homes have no outside maintenance. But the prices are ov... Read more

  • Praying

    7/13/2016 6:18:42 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Praying non-stop that all will be well, no malignancies, just something that can be fixed.... Read more

  • HUGE Accomplishment

    7/12/2016 11:58:42 PM, by MCJULIEO

    While it is true that I swam 1.25 miles this morning, THAT was not my big victory.... When I returned from my big trip, I found two lizards (chameleons, actually) in the house when I got back… One, the larger one, I was able to get out of the house almost immediately, but the other was small a... Read more

  • Blueberry Cobler SP recipe 3 ingredients!

    7/12/2016 2:30:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is in the oven now. I used a no sugar cake mix. Nutrition info is in the SP recipe area. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. Minutes to Prepare: 70 Minutes to Cook: 60 Nu... Read more

  • 100 companies "made in the USA"

    7/12/2016 9:16:06 AM, by CTUPTON
    -the-usa I would like to patronize some of these. But I am not quite sure how to do that. And, I just looked at my "Crocs" sandals. Definitely NOT USA made. Oh! We do have a Braun handicap van! USA made! chris Clothing •All American Clothing •All... Read more

  • The trouble with insurance companies...

    7/12/2016 8:05:08 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    CT scheduled for this morning was cancelled at the last minute due to some insurance snafu and rescheduled for tomorrow. Bummer!... Read more


    7/12/2016 5:44:00 AM, by SMIDGON

    It is so hot and dry! We are to get storms which aren't good. I HATE storms! Especially at night. I had a melt down yesterday. There's Johns Chemo today. Then Larry will have to spend a lot of time with him. He has to have his temperature taken every hour. I am getting things ... Read more

  • Cyber Wisdom

    7/12/2016 12:02:34 AM, by MCJULIEO

    An email treasure that came today: "Have a great day, Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death..."... Read more

  • CT scan tomorrow

    7/11/2016 7:26:02 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Please pray my pancrease results will be benign.... Read more

  • The Perfect Blueberry Sorbet

    7/10/2016 11:57:16 PM, by MCJULIEO

    So far I haven't found my ice cream maker, but I can still make blueberry sorbet using just my food processor... Have I mentioned how much I love the internet? Well, I went looking for "Sorbet" on Youtube and found the very helpful Bigger Bolder Baking Youtube channel .... and THEN I've practic... Read more

  • Yellow Rug I had and forgot about. Put in the "office" for showing the condo.

    7/10/2016 3:28:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I need to say that the desk looks much better than in this photo! DD was the one who thought of using this rug. It was stored in the basement for 8 years! I had no rugs in the condo because DH's motorized wheelchair would gather the rug under it's wheels. I came home one day and 3... Read more

  • I contacted a mover! It is getting more and more scary to think of actually moving.

    7/10/2016 12:35:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been decluttering and packing for maybe 5 years. people are probably sick of me saying I will move closer to my family. I was going to rely on family and friends to load a truck and have a friend drive it the 400 miles to Buffalo. I don't feel enough people are willing to help us out. Th... Read more

  • Vegan for one week

    7/10/2016 6:08:47 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Trying to heal the liver and pancrease. Read on line that raw green foods have healing powers so just finished a week of no wine and a strict vegan diet. Pray for me! CT scan of pancreas on Tuesday!... Read more

  • It's Not a Bargain

    7/10/2016 12:04:08 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's Not a Bargain if you have to drive 100 miles round trip in order to save $5, or even $10!!! I wanted to take advantage of a special 72 hour set of deals at a great grocery store that just happens to be 45+ miles (of grueling traffic which would have taken about an hour each way) from home.... ... Read more

  • If you want some extra special, hand-picked laugh....try this blog!

    7/9/2016 9:11:52 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Same SP menu article but why is it so great?

    7/9/2016 12:49:42 PM, by CTUPTON
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1620 I love the bright , colored photos for one thing! 30 And there are shopping lists 30 for each week! Or you can print a master shopping list--all done for you! I printed the month's shopping list. 41 Now I can make note... Read more

  • All hat, no horse

    7/9/2016 7:18:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Loads of thunder and lightning, not a drop of rain....... Read more

  • A Meeting Day

    7/8/2016 11:22:41 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I had to drive up to Austin (most terrible commute in Texas!) today for the annual Texas Library Association summer meeting, and as awful as I expected it to be, I had a LOVELY drive both up there and back.... somehow the stops and starts and congestion and bumper to bumperness of it all just didn't... Read more

  • Feeling more connected and happy

    7/8/2016 11:07:11 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am having less pain if I limit what I do. The newsletter is almost done. Printing for my organizations is done. My mailing committee needs to accomplish two small mailings. I can only work at the computer for 30 minutes at a time. I am spending less time on Facebook and Sparkpeople. I g... Read more

  • SP article: A month's worth of healthy and easy meals!

    7/8/2016 12:55:23 PM, by CTUPTON
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1620... Read more

  • CT scan scheduled for Tuesday

    7/8/2016 8:04:47 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Got the CT of Liver and Pancreas scheduled for Tuesday. Praying it's just fatty...nothing else.... Read more


    7/8/2016 6:24:47 AM, by SMIDGON


  • Craft Play Day is BACK!

    7/7/2016 8:56:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Oh! How I have missed Craft Play Day! With each of us having other obligations and travel, Sparkpal, Improving Me, and Donna and I haven't met for it, but today we managed it.... Several hours of perfect creative harmony combined with lovely snacks and fresh tea made for a delightful afternoon... Read more

  • Perspective

    7/7/2016 6:58:27 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I'm visiting Mum again today as I do several times a week, she only lives 6 miles away in a lovely, private Assisted Living facility. I look around at all the old ladies there, very few men, and I realize they all, probably, once strived to maintain a lovely home filled with silver, china, nice fur... Read more

  • Simple Foods: Great Taste

    7/7/2016 12:13:28 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Now that it is summer, I feel like experimenting with all the fresh fruits and vegetables available (and on sale!) So I have blueberries that were on sale (I bought 3 packages!), and I LIKE fresh blueberries (Yum in salads, too!), but I really don't want to bake blueberry muffins (too many extr... Read more

  • things are in an uproar !

    7/6/2016 2:32:46 PM, by SMIDGON

    John is still undergoing Chemo. He has made his peace a d periodically talks about the road ahead. I t hurts to hear him do such, but glad he is not in denial. As for me, I have been going to the dr a good bit. A lot of blood work. The dr says I look terrific . But I'm not! He c... Read more

  • Fatty liver and pancrease are back...MY FAULT!

    7/6/2016 7:43:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I let the junk food and wine back into my life...absolutely love great chips, bread, chicken tenders, etc, and now the doctor has called. My labs so my liver AND pancreas are inflamed and I have to get a CT scan with a co-pay of $250! I DID THIS! My poor eating choices have done this AGIAN. I abs... Read more

  • How Hot Was It? (Heard on the Radio)

    7/5/2016 7:41:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Heard on the radio: "It's hot around here." "How hot was it?" "It's so hot that I left the toilet seat up, just so my wife would give me a frigid look!" I couldn't help it... I laughed!... Read more

  • My note from the Universe

    7/5/2016 7:38:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    Suffice it to say, CHRISTINE, I mean "Your Highness," you've always been crazy, sexy, cool.... Read more

  • Happy July 5th!

    7/5/2016 7:04:23 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    A little too much eating and drinking last night so today will see us back on the healthy track. No wine for me tonight, back on my apple cider vinegar drink. It's warm, muggy, feels oppressive so we got our exercise in nice and early. Great fireworks last night!... Read more

  • Happy 4th of July!!!

    7/5/2016 12:35:16 AM, by MCJULIEO

    As P.G. Wodehouse once famously proclaimed, "Thank God for being an American............ Me, not Him....." I am blessed.... Read more

  • Small party this evening

    7/4/2016 8:27:36 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Just doing burgers, potato salad, Franch tart for dessert. A quiet evening with friends.... Read more

  • Children's Books Keep Giving

    7/3/2016 11:14:47 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I've been reflecting on what treasures we find when we read to our children... Here are a few more: ... Read more

  • Heading to North Carolina

    7/3/2016 7:30:20 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    AFTER the gym we are going to North Carolina to a phonograph show. My husband needs parts for a few of his restorations. Should be a beautiful drive!... Read more

  • More Wisdom from Children's Books

    7/2/2016 11:38:23 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Wisdom in any form is Always worth repeating... (which is a good thing since my 20 month old grandchild thinks eleventy-billion times is not enough to read his favorite book....) This last one chokes me up every time I read it... such a sweet book! ... Read more

  • Alliopathic ("regular") doctors vs Osteopathic doctors. Huh? I just learned the difference!

    7/2/2016 3:25:52 PM, by CTUPTON
    ult.aspx Instead of MD they have OD after their names. DD just made an appointment with an "OD." chris... Read more

  • Tell myself: "You are just bored, not hungry so don't eat."

    7/2/2016 12:46:05 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • SP article and link: Snacks under 100 calories ( more recipes

    7/2/2016 11:59:14 AM, by CTUPTON
    utm_campaign=zergnet_1033501 Dehydrated red, sweet pepper strips with maple syrup. Just like candy! chris ... Read more

  • Not volunteering next year..It's official!

    7/2/2016 7:17:03 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I learned yesterday the teacher I have volunteered for the past three years is going to need a full-time aide because her class is so large. I gently let her know I need to work on re-gaining my health from now on. No more volunteering.... Read more

  • "Have a blessed day"

    7/2/2016 3:29:52 AM, by ANDILH

    Today I was shopping at Target, picked up meds at the pharmacy and was checking out when the cashier told me to have a blessed day. I responded with "thanks, you too". As I was walked out of the store, the person who'd been in the line behind me was very near me. This person asked me if I'm a Bib... Read more

  • Starting July Right

    7/2/2016 12:06:22 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Swam a mile this morning for the first time this year..... I'm slow (15 minutes slower than I used to be back in my prime) but kept on going, lap after lap...... after lap... I had originally intended to swim only 3/4 mile, but I felt so good after that distance, I just kept on going.... N... Read more

  • Low carb recipe with black beans needed

    7/1/2016 6:27:51 PM, by CTUPTON seems to be a great source for recipes. You can first determine the nutrients you want in the resulting recipe. I have a few cans of black beans. but I want to eat low carb. I need a simple recipe. One recipe was a salad made with black beans. chris... Read more