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New Life Skills
Friday, September 04, 2020      6 comments

The saying goes you should learn something new every day. The last two days have put that on steriods. Let me back up. We had a woodchuck move onto our property two years ago. It seemed content to stay clear of the garden, so live and let li... Read more
Life Changes
Sunday, August 09, 2020      8 comments

I retired Friday after a career of 44 years as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. My parting party was one for the memory books. I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of appreciation from my former students, colleagues and supervisors. Most touch... Read more
Counting down to a new life phase
Friday, July 31, 2020      1 comments

Happy Friday to one and all. Sunday will start my last week to work as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. It has been a long and very rewarding career. I've been in my current job just under 34 years, with 10 years of prior experience before st... Read more
Technology's Double Edge
Monday, July 27, 2020      2 comments

So by now a LOT of Sparkly People know about the Ransomware attack suffered by Garmin. Four days and counting without being able to sync my Vivosmart to their server and hence into Spark. I've been adding my steps in manually, but I can't acce... Read more
Pushing Too Hard!
Friday, July 17, 2020      3 comments

This is my last official vacation from work. I had in mind to get some house cleaning, berry picking and jam making done. (See the previous blog about the new tool that helped get the canning done in record time.) Over Wednesday and Thursday ... Read more
A New Toy and a new Change Coming
Saturday, July 11, 2020      3 comments

I enjoy making jams this time of year, but am finding the heat and humidity created in the kitchen just drains my energy level. I found an electric water bath canner at my local hardware store. It was expensive, but after using it for the firs... Read more
Virtual Reality
Sunday, May 17, 2020      4 comments

Today is the Southern Maine Heart Walk. Usually it is quite the gathering in Portland along the Back Cove Trail. Due this Corona Virus Pandemic, the Walk has been moved into the Virtual Realm. I did more than the 3.5 miles of the trail this m... Read more
Corona Days
Thursday, March 19, 2020      3 comments

What trying times we are living in. Hubby and I are in self-imposed isolation. We both have conditions that make this Corona virus particularly scary. We did take a quick trip out Monday for our usual bi-weekly groceries only to find the stor... Read more
Klutzy Me
Saturday, January 11, 2020      5 comments

I should be able to restart my fitness today. I have been out of commission since Thursday morning when I somehow managed to shut my right thumb in the door of our Sportage. I think the door caught my glove and wedged the thumb between the doo... Read more
And Time Goes By
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      1 comments

Time. We are only allotted so much here on earth. My Dad's older sister Doris passed on Monday night. That leaves only three of the original seven siblings of that generation still roaming the planet. We will say our final farewells to her o... Read more
Back into the old ways
Friday, July 05, 2019      2 comments

I went Strawberry picking early on Wednesday morning and came home with 11 pounds after a 40 minute pick. Two years ago I couldn't kneel for that long, so I haven't been in a while. I spent the next four hours turning the berries into two batc... Read more
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Sunday, June 23, 2019      13 comments

Today is a day of personal celebration; it has now been six months at goal weight!! emoticon I have kept within ... Read more
Resting up today
Monday, May 20, 2019      5 comments

Yesterday was quite the busy day. I started the family dinner in the crockpot as I knew I would be out at dinner time. I drove into Portland for the 09:... Read more
A Morning For The Record Books
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      3 comments

Today was a day off from work that I was intending to use to sleep in....DH and I were rudely awakened at 0610 by what sounded like a gunshot! We bolted and dressed and rushed outside to find one of our service cables in the middle of the drive... Read more
My Archeological Dig
Wednesday, April 10, 2019      3 comments

Sometimes the most innocuous activities lead to self discoveries. I filed our income taxes last week. Part of completing this nastiness is cleaning out some of the files in our cabinet. It was time to shred the supporting documents behind our... Read more

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