Monday, March 24, 2014      4 comments

good morning all--well its a chilly Monday, but I can get my run in--supposed to be sunny later. trying to catch a cold or something--I shouldn't be surprised--all the stress I have been under has surely taken a toll on my immune system. ne... Read more
friday--75 days and week seven
Friday, March 21, 2014      2 comments

hi everyone--well lets see--yesterday was day SEVENTY FIVE of my spark streak. and I started week seven of the 10K podrunner program. up to 4.5 miles now and my speed is increasing a little bit. I would like to get back up to a 12 minute mile... Read more
thursday--another step and some God winks
Thursday, March 20, 2014      4 comments

good morning everyone. well--yesterday my brother called the agency and got a caregiver lined up. she arrives Monday. this is an agency out of Chicago but they will send people to south bend. we were kind of mystified as to the process and a... Read more
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      3 comments

good morning all. well--we are moving onward in our quest to care for my dad. today I am going up there so I can accompany my mom to his dr. and we are looking into a home care agency out of Chicago--they represent eastern European caregive... Read more
the nursing home disaster
Sunday, March 16, 2014      6 comments

hi everyone--well--its about 10 days since my last blog. my dad was in a nursing home for exactly one week--he is back home now. I can't begin how to describe the experience except to say I am glad my dad is safe and happy now. why a facility... Read more
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      3 comments

hi all--well my dad is in the nursing home and my mom is still sleeping in the office/spare bedroom. the move went smoothly enough. i didn't get a call and my brother and mom came here and had lunch before my brother went on home. later that ... Read more
tuesday lavender oil
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      6 comments

good morning everyone! thought I would write something today about lavender oil. people think its just a pretty smell, but there is a lot more than that to lavender. I got to thinking about this because last night when I couldn't sleep, I put... Read more
monday--ready for the big change
Monday, March 03, 2014      3 comments

good morning everyone! well--this is going to be a significant week here if all goes according to plan. Tuesday my dad is supposed to be moving into the nursing home near to us. my mom is then going to come and stay with us for awhile to help... Read more
slate pics
Friday, February 28, 2014      8 comments

hi everyone--janet asked for some pics of the slates I am working on--here are some--the pics are kind of blurry but you get the idea. first--this is my worktable and the slate I am starting on. I use photos as reference esp. to help with ... Read more
Friday, February 28, 2014      1 comments

good morning everyone. well its Friday--time to regroup and get organized for next week. starting on my 4th slate--going to be a bluebird and dogwood blooms. I wish I were spending more time painting each day, but I am getting stuff accomplis... Read more
Thursday--product review and other stuff
Thursday, February 27, 2014      3 comments

good morning! well its snowing again. REALLY???????? not much--the roads should be fine when I head out--meeting a dear friend at the south bend farmer's market lunch counter today. south bend doesn't have a lot of surviving institutions, b... Read more
wednesday--scorched yogurt
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      2 comments

good morning everyone! did you know you can scorch yogurt? well, you can. I made a batch yesterday and scorched the milk. you can taste it in the yogurt, which we ate for breakfast anyway. I have one of those induction cooktops and I have t... Read more
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      2 comments

good morning everyone! Tuesday morning--and yogurt making is on the early agenda. had a lovely time yesterday with friends bobbi and Phyllis. after a frigid morning run (but I got out and ran at the park--YAY!!!) picked up Phyllis and we ... Read more
monday--gotta get an early start
Monday, February 24, 2014      3 comments

good morning everyone. well its 18 degrees out and I hope I can get my run in this morning. will need to bundle up cause I think the wind is blowing pretty hard too. I need to get there and back early because I am picking Phyllis up around 1... Read more
friday--woo hoo x two
Friday, February 21, 2014      2 comments

hi everyone--two woo hoos this morning--first--this is day FIFTY of my spark streak! I have logged on and tracked my food for fifty consecutive days! also got on the scale this morning--2 weeks since my last time--I had been stuck for 3 weeks... Read more

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