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End of an Era for So Many of Us
Sunday, June 06, 2021      20 comments

Many years ago, the Pizza Hut in my community closed. They posted a sign that said (this may not be verbatim, but here goes): "We are closing this store in order to serve you better. Please visit one of our other locations at: (locations provi... Read more
Corona Virus
Saturday, March 14, 2020      18 comments

Like so many, I am deeply upset about COVID-19. I apologize in advance if anything sounds like I am coming across like a selfish baby. I know that others have it much worse than I do. Nobody in my household has the virus (at least not yet). ... Read more
One Year Ago Today
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      13 comments

It was a warm winter day in New Jersey. It got into the 60s. We've had some warm weather recently, but nothing quite that nice. I was unemployed, but I had a phone interview scheduled later in the day, another one the following day, and an ap... Read more
What's been happening
Tuesday, March 12, 2019      12 comments

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last blogged. A lot of less than great things have happened since then. First of all, it is almost exactly a year since my mother passed away. She turned 90 on February 28, 2018. We had a sma... Read more
2017 Recap
Saturday, December 30, 2017      15 comments

It wasn't pretty. I am starting 2018 off about 10 pounds heavier than I began it. But that doesn't tell the whole story. Apparently I lost some weight early in the year, and I have gained about 12 pounds in the last six months. I am trying t... Read more
10 Years a Sparkin'
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      7 comments

Yesterday was my 10 year Spark anniversary. All I can say is WOW!!! At the time I was concerned that I was a little old to be embarking on such a journey. Now I am 10 years older. Funny how life works. The anniversary is somewhat bitter... Read more
Sing me a song of a lass who is gone, say could that lass be I
Friday, September 23, 2016      9 comments

Full disclosure: I am not Scottish. Anyone who has ever watched the TV series "Outlander" knows that this is how the theme song starts. I was very late to jump on the Outlander bandwagon. I don't watch much TV. Had no interest in Outl... Read more
A long overdue blog
Sunday, January 03, 2016      18 comments

Wow, I can't believe it has been over 7 months since my last blog. I have thought about it and not done it, and now I am sorry because I would have a better handle on my thoughts if I had blogged more. But that's all in the past. First of... Read more
Update on My Arm
Monday, May 25, 2015      12 comments

It is now two weeks out. Two weeks ago at this time I think I it was beginning to hit me that the arm would not heal on its own and that I would need surgery. All in all, I think it has gone very well. I had the stitches removed on Thursd... Read more
Broken Arm and Surgery
Friday, May 15, 2015      16 comments

It is amazing how life can change on a dime. OK I will come right out and say it and then provide details. I had a wonderful Mother's Day dinner at Legal Seafood where we ran into some of my best friends and they unexpectedly joined us f... Read more
Update on Sugar
Sunday, January 25, 2015      9 comments

It has now been about two weeks since I posted a blog about how I was going to give up sugar. I am beyond happy to say that it is working!!! It has been three weeks since I have had any of the biggie type of sugary snacks I mentioned in the b... Read more
My Latest Attempt at Kicking the Sugar Habit
Friday, January 09, 2015      9 comments

I have many friends on Sparkpeople. Some have been with me for about six years. Some are very new. To paraphrase the Beatles, in my life, I've loved you all, and I appreciate that you are with me now. Those who have been around for awhil... Read more
January 1, 2015 - A New Start
Friday, January 02, 2015      9 comments

Happy New Year, everyone!! I noted in my status (which is going to disappear at some point) how much I appreciate my Spark friends. I really do!!! I thank you for all your support for the past (I can't believe this) seven years. The cast... Read more
My poochie is gone
Thursday, November 27, 2014      10 comments

We had to put George down today. It is really miserable that this happened the day before Thanksgiving, which is probably my most favorite holiday. His health has been deteriorating for about 2 1/2 years (slowly, of course). He has had diffic... Read more
My Goals for BLC26 (and my other challenges)
Monday, September 22, 2014      11 comments

I know I have been uncharacteristically quiet for awhile. I feel that I owe an apology to my Spark friends, particularly anyone who has reached out to me, but I have not responded. A lot of stuff has been going on, and I can't share all of it ... Read more

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