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Trying to be like Henry
Wednesday, March 10, 2021      6 comments

Henry was our Silver Lab who passed away one month ago today. He was actually my son's dog first, but when my son was going through a divorce and trying to start a business, he couldn't spend as much time with him, so he came to us. I have to ad... Read more
When Doctors Don't Take You Seriously
Sunday, July 05, 2020      8 comments

I finally decided to get serious about getting something done about my left knee. It got to the point where I could barely walk and when I went shopping I had to use the cart like a walker. I took walking for granted, but it had been getting ste... Read more
Two Christmases
Sunday, December 29, 2019      1 comments

We had Christmas at our house on the 25th, but my sister is undergoing chemotherapy, so we had Christmas with her and her boyfriend yesterday. My sis is doing so well! She says she is feeling fine and she seems better than ever in terms of her s... Read more
Sister's Surgery
Friday, October 11, 2019      5 comments

I wrote a while ago that my sister found out she has breast cancer. My mom is 87 and this is really too much for her. We have been waiting to find out when her surgery is and whether she would have chemo first or after. We found out yester... Read more
Many Changes Ahead
Monday, September 30, 2019      3 comments

I have been doing some self-assessment lately and I haven't been too happy about the result. Also, a few weeks ago we found out that my older (65 year old) sister has breast cancer. She and my mom live about 2 hours from me and about 40 mi... Read more
Delayed Gratification -- my phrase for today
Saturday, July 06, 2019      3 comments

Sometimes it helps me to have mental conversations with my inner-self, because I think my problems with food and eating are all in my head and that if I can sort it all out I'll be able to make sense of why I keep messing up and stop getting the... Read more
New Job!
Friday, April 19, 2019      3 comments

I started my new part-time job working for my son at his law office. I retired at the end of March and took a week off before I started working again. It feels like it's going to work out! The week off was a little tough because I didn't kn... Read more
I Retired!!!!
Sunday, March 31, 2019      6 comments

I am so excited. I have worked 40 years at the same place and finally decided to hang it up. I am going 2 years early so I have to pay for health insurance, but it will be worth it. For the last year or so I just haven't been motivated and... Read more
Pedometer #3 arrived yesterday
Thursday, September 06, 2018      5 comments

A few months ago my puppy Poppy (say that 3 times fast!) destroyed my pedometer so I got a replacement. On Sunday my just-turned one-year old dog Poppy found my replacement pedometer and chewed that up. I guess she really just hates them. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Don't vs. I Can't
Monday, November 20, 2017      108 comments

Well, here's the thing. I think I wrote a long time ago about finding the key to break my bad habit of smoking and how I wish I could find it again. This may sound completely ridiculous, but I think I might have found something. I know, I've ... Read more
Good Things
Saturday, November 11, 2017      5 comments

A while back I posted a blog asking for advice on online journaling software. I ended up getting a free account through Penzu. There is a Pro option that you can pay for. It has more bells and whistles, but I am OK with the free one for now. ... Read more
Sad Today
Sunday, October 15, 2017      8 comments

I am feeling sad today because I just found out that one of my friends died. I was out for a walk with my dog about a month ago and walked by her house. She was out so we chatted for over half an hour and caught up. She was doing great and was... Read more
Journal Software
Sunday, July 30, 2017      1 comments

I have tried to keep a journal going for some time, but I never seem to have my notebook with me when I want to write. The best solution is for me to carry it around in my purse, but I'm afraid I'll lose it and somebody else might find my deepe... Read more
Not a Fan of Sundays and Other Random Thoughts
Sunday, January 29, 2017      3 comments

Sundays are tough for me. I just keep thinking about how I have to go to work the next day and for four days in a row after that. Don't get me wrong, I like my job a lot most of the time, but it's the every day, every week, every year routine ... Read more
Call to Action
Saturday, January 21, 2017      3 comments

I wanted to march today. I actually wanted to go on the DC March. I feel very strongly about human rights, especially now. So why didn't I? The truth: Because I didn't think I could physically march. Because I was afraid I couldn't even... Read more

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