JSTETSER
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No Running Away From Old Age
Thursday, March 14, 2019      54 comments

I've heard the old saying that age is just a number. In my mother's case, that is no longer true. At almost 97, old age has found her, and there's no... Read more
I love a challenge!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019      40 comments

I have some big challenges that I face each day. 1. I have my 96-year-old mom to care for. 2. My children and grandchildren live far from me, and... Read more
A Closer Look at Carbohydrates
Tuesday, March 12, 2019      41 comments

Carbs are Complicated and Complex! I am dealing with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), and I am continuously learning about food. Currently, I'm studying carbohydrates. I've looked at various sites, but have decided that the government studies have the... Read more
Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Monday, March 11, 2019      40 comments

Mom gave me some good things: she taught me to sew, she gave me a love from crafts and home. Mom also taught me to love others. Those are all things... Read more
Competitive Me.
Sunday, March 10, 2019      38 comments

Normally I just compete against myself. I check my FitBit every few hours and work to get in a few more steps than I did last week. Recently, that ch... Read more
Writing Myself Healthy!
Saturday, March 09, 2019      41 comments

Every day I take a few minutes to write about my life. I have written about my family, my sewing, and my health, especially dealing with Type 2 Diabe... Read more
Staying on Track
Friday, March 08, 2019      51 comments

One of the toughest things for me to do is to stay on track with food. I don't know why it is so easy to end up in a ditch with my food program. Late... Read more
Celebrating Me
Thursday, March 07, 2019      38 comments

Today I am remembering the things that I am doing right and the gifts that I've been given. Many times in the past, I have discounted these gifts, and... Read more
Too Much Sewing
Wednesday, March 06, 2019      39 comments

I love my new serger! Unfortunately, I got too much of a good thing when I sewed for 2 full hours. Today I worked in my sewing room on my serger. I'm ... Read more
Hard Work!
Tuesday, March 05, 2019      41 comments

Bad news: Life was not meant to be one continuous vacation. It takes hard work to get anything done. Good News: We can do it! The fruit from ou... Read more
Recognizing Symptoms
Monday, March 04, 2019      39 comments

In life and in health, it is wise to take time to recognize symptoms when things go right and when they go wrong as well. I don't know about you, b... Read more
Revisiting An Unfinished Project
Sunday, March 03, 2019      46 comments

Okay, I'm ready to finish a tough project. A few years ago, my mother asked me to make a skirt. She wanted to be buried in this skirt, and I was relu... Read more
Farmer's Markets
Saturday, March 02, 2019      41 comments

Every summer my church participates in the Hillsboro Farmer's Market held on Saturday mornings. Mom and I would donate various items for the church's ... Read more
Changed By The Spark
Friday, March 01, 2019      45 comments

The other day I was looking over old photos, and I came across this gem taken back in 2007 at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. This is about 10 months befor... Read more
Shine!
Thursday, February 28, 2019      36 comments

Darkness is never so strong that it can put your candle out. Never be afraid to shine. ... Read more

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