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Sunday, November 26, 2017      4 comments

Tis the season... But I have so much to be thankful for that I had to make a separate blog. Even then I know it will be incomplete. I am thankful for: Legs and feet that do my bidding and seldom hurt. The ability to take in air easil... Read more
What sad feels like
Sunday, August 13, 2017      3 comments

Sad. Barb's father has died. It was not unexpected. I didn't know him except through her. And still, it felt like a punch in the gut. My first reaction was to stuff something soft and gooey in my mouth. I didn't. But it was a ... Read more
Missing Socks
Friday, August 04, 2017      5 comments

Trivial, but it was on my mind. People keep talking about losing socks in the dryer. I learned a long time ago that it is NOT the dryer that takes them. I was having problems with my washer and a repairman pulled a sock out of the drain ... Read more
Decluttering = Cookies
Friday, July 14, 2017      2 comments

So the bookcase full of cookbooks in the kitchen is collapsing. That told me my next project was to deal with that. Soooo I started with the foot long file box of recipes I have been collecting ever since I learned how to read. I thought ... Read more
The scale isn't everything
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      3 comments

This morning I weighed myself. Then I went back to bed for another hour, got up, used the toilet and had nothing to eat or drink and weighed myself again. I GAINED a half pound! Just saying, don't beat yourself up if the scale goes up o... Read more
Putting it all behind me.
Sunday, May 21, 2017      2 comments

I have spent the past 4 months working on getting my brother's estate taken care of. Alternating between tracking down bank accounts and cleaning out his property I let my own house get the bare essentials. I believe I have found all his a... Read more
Oh Brother!
Friday, March 31, 2017      2 comments

I am writing this one to vent. Of course, I am flawless, LOL, and have done what I could to make sure my kid brother was treated fairly. I could only do so much and there were times that life threw him curve balls. Over time he (and t... Read more
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      9 comments

I have to take into account DH is older and has had some minor strokes. He prefers to do all the cooking and all of the grocery shopping. Lately, he has discovered that he can get great deals on pastries on the "day old" rack at the store. He... Read more
Blogs are good things
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      3 comments

I just realized that the confidence I now feel is partly due to having unburdened myself in my prior blog of something that had been weighing me down for decades! Thank you Spark World for giving me a safe place to vent! I stand half and inch ... Read more
Doesn't Matter
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      3 comments

I have been a work in progress for a long time. Over time I came to realize that my role in the family story was that I didn't matter. I still have to remind myself that isn't true but continue to feel I need to vindicate myself for existing. ... Read more
feeding the furry kid
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      2 comments

The vet could find nothing wrong with our Shih Tzu. Killer had not been eating and the x-rays proved there was nothing in his digestive track. The vet gave me something to stimulate the appetite but you have to put it in his food and if I coul... Read more
Losing it at the funeral
Friday, July 29, 2016      5 comments

I am not proud of losing my temper at my mother's funeral. My husband is only sorry that he called my brother an SOB and that reflects on the mother. So he changed the insult after that. I was trying to give my mother what she had told me... Read more
Dog Food
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      2 comments

I want to thank all my fellow Sparkers for all the helpful suggestions on getting my picky eater to actually eat dogfood. I combined all the advice into some crumbled ground beef fried with bits of raw carrot and added a little leftover mac 'n ... Read more
Confession time
Monday, February 08, 2016      0 comments

When I came back to SparkPeople I did not admit to how much weight I had gained. Ignored the last 5 pounds. So when the extra scale I got from my sister's estate weighed me 5 pounds less than the others, I decided if I kept using that one, it ... Read more
Carrot Cake
Sunday, January 17, 2016      1 comments

In spite of my requests to not tempt me with desserts, hubby keeps stocking the freezer, and asking me to put the temptations away. I asked him if he wants treats for himself, please hide them from me, but deaf ears is torn between wanting me t... Read more

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