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Coronary Artery Disease Does Not Define Me.
Saturday, May 11, 2019      6 comments

I don't want to forget this, so am documenting here. First Draft, warning, no editing if you choose to read. In 2017 I managed to lose enough weight to walk several 5Ks and road trip half the country. When I returned home DH whom I always... Read more
I Choose Happiness
Thursday, October 25, 2018      5 comments

I wrote this on my LALO team and decided it belonged here too. **** Bone density scan was yesterday. That team was warm, friendly and nice and seemed genuinely glad to see me. So unlike my primary NP. Anyway, halfway through the scan al... Read more
A Whole Year
Thursday, October 18, 2018      4 comments

Three weeks on the road to the Midwest and then the Southwest in September and October of 2017, with so many great pictures that I can't access yet to post here. I may have been thinner in 2012 but I came home from that trip healthier and more ... Read more
Scary and Exhilarating: More Adventures.
Friday, August 11, 2017      3 comments

"Come to the beach" It was an invitation from my lovely DIL. What could be better than an afternoon on the river with the grandkids. At the last min... Read more
Fun Stuff: Fort Clatsop and Warrior Rock Lighthouse
Sunday, July 30, 2017      4 comments

Friday, was suppose to be a swim, walk and yoga day. However, after calling my swim friend who is also a childhood friend, we decided to skip everything and drive to the beach to pick up the Senior National Park Pass for $10.00. It paid for it... Read more
A Plea for Caregivers Who Think They Are Invincible
Thursday, July 13, 2017      4 comments

When is enough just enough and when is it too much? How can the habit of invincibility kill us? This is all going though my mind as the son of a close friend grapples with his choices and his health at a hospital in a mental ward. Nurtu... Read more
Update on Friend
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      7 comments

After a couple failed attempts (divine intervention?), he called police and requested help. Then he called his parents and told them where he was and that he had called police. The police transported him to hospital and he admitted himself for... Read more
Prayers for a Friend
Monday, July 10, 2017      8 comments

Keeping this short. Tonight on Facebook one of my best friend's son posted goodbye letters to each of his children. I left messages on both her and her husband's phone. I correctly guessed that since neither answered the phone that they were o... Read more
Color the Coast 5K for Autism Society of Oregon Part 2
Monday, April 10, 2017      3 comments

April 8th 2017 I completed my first 5K with the help of many good friends, especially, my walking coach. Two months ago I appointed her my walking coach and she has been faithful through sleet and rain and snow and flood and wind to help me stay... Read more
BETTER SLEEP CHALLENGE Blog
Thursday, March 16, 2017      4 comments

We are suppose to journal about our sleep habits on our blogs. Or in a journal I suppose. I am having quite the bad attitude about it, which may explain why I am not adjusting to daylight savings. I am going to date my entries and just add ea... Read more
5K Progress Report
Sunday, February 26, 2017      3 comments

Today, I walked 3.3 miles with two 5 minute breaks. Buddy probably walked 5 miles. The river was calm, but it was raining and there was sleet mixed in so I wore two coats, a scarf, my day pack with purse and letterboxing stuff in it and used t... Read more
Color the Coast 5K for Autism Society of Oregon
Thursday, February 16, 2017      4 comments

Sunday, Feb. 5th I told my daughter that I loved TOPS, and it was keeping me from gaining weight, but I wasn't losing any either. I needed a ten we... Read more
2016 Year In Review
Friday, December 30, 2016      6 comments

January: After spending six months cleaning and fixing the country house so a couple realtors could string along a poor buyer with a USDA loan after I told them repeatedly, I did not have the money to make the repairs they requested, the realto... Read more
Food addiction
Friday, September 30, 2016      2 comments

I have always said I was a foodaholic, but never seriously thought about what that meant. I suppose it was more of an excuse for my compulsive eating. **Wait....you say....but you eat so healthy???? True, that is all true. I do ... Read more
Panic Attacks
Sunday, September 25, 2016      3 comments

Yes, I had one in college at age forty two while working on my MS. However, what prompted this is that GDs friend texted her from college. My GD is living at home while attending community college, but her friend moved to a dorm. Tonight she a... Read more

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