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A day at the grocer
Saturday, April 04, 2020      6 comments

My husband has been very good about not going out to shop every day. But when he has to leave the house for a medical appointment, he can't resist taking a detour to visit his friends, the clerks and managers of his favorite grocery store. Th... Read more
Self confidence
Thursday, January 10, 2019      5 comments

So, as a child other kids find things to criticize you about. And adults "tease". And you feel "less than". You carry that with you for years until you discover they did that because THEY felt "less than" and had been treated that way by othe... Read more
Yielding to temptation
Tuesday, December 04, 2018      1 comments

35 years ago, when I lived in Alaska, I had a teenage son and a husband who was tall and weighed over 300#. As a consequence, when I went grocery shopping, I could buy all the treats that caught my eye. That satisfied me. I didn't have to sto... Read more
What is my motivation ?
Friday, June 01, 2018      6 comments

I don't know. I read another blog that asked me that question and I had no answer. No wonder I am not making any headway. My blood pressure is borderline. I think losing 10-20 pounds would reverse that. My body looks like a chubb... Read more
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      3 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

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