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Hospice
Friday, June 27, 2014      19 comments

My dad will be 90 years old on July 6th. He is now home from the hospital, but his doctor has recommended that we call in hospice care. He suffers from severe dementia, and we hope to be able to keep him at home and keep him comfortable for h... Read more
Two Happy Doctors
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      12 comments

This morning I had my yearly physical, and my doctor was happy with what he saw. The nurse commented on my weight loss and congratulated me. Weight was good, blood pressure was good, and we expect that the lab work will yield good results. ... Read more
Maintenance...41 weeks in a row
Saturday, May 24, 2014      12 comments

Today I weighed in a bit below my goal weight for the 41st week in a row, and I breathed a sigh of relief. I'm not sure why the official weigh in makes me nervous, but it does. I do weigh each morning, but I always wonder if somehow my scale... Read more
Spring Cleaning for Stress Management
Sunday, April 27, 2014      12 comments

My hubby and I are really struggling with control issues right now. As the oldest children in our respective families we have taken over "eldercare" worries regarding our parents. Dealing with our parents' strong personalities, fierce indepe... Read more
Spring Fever
Monday, April 14, 2014      16 comments

We just returned from five days of very nice springtime activities. Last Wednesday we left home and traveled to Madison, Georgia. Springtime is one of the best times to e... Read more
We are expecting...
Thursday, February 27, 2014      21 comments

daffodil blossoms! Last fall we planted 100 bulbs, and I can count 20 some green spouts that have poked their little heads out of the earth so far! I check the yard each day with anticipation...how I love Spring! Many of our neighbors have... Read more
Vacationing...Spark style
Monday, February 17, 2014      15 comments

My dear husband and I just returned from a dreamy twelve day trip to Colorado. We ate very well at some very nice restaurants. This was the honeymoon that we never had, the trip to Europe that didn't happen, and the trip to California that wa... Read more
Pampered Meā€¦Our Anniversary Trip to Colorado
Thursday, February 06, 2014      22 comments

My husband and I are enjoying a memorable trip to Colorado for our anniversary. We are pampering ourselves for a few days in Colorado Springs before heading to his conference in Denver. We arrived Tuesday, and it was snowing heavily. I drove... Read more
A chicken in every pot...
Friday, January 10, 2014      10 comments

Today I stewed a whole chicken, strained 5 containers of healthy chicken stock for the freezer and picked the bones clean. I have enough pulled chicken for a couple of recipes. While a full time teacher i had resorted to buying chicken pa... Read more
Some Good & Healthy Things Happened in 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      12 comments

With the help of Spark People, I have made progress. DH and I walked our first 5K in March..tee-shirts, race numbers and all! Our entire family walked a 5K for multiple sclerosis in honor of my sister ... Read more
Emotional Holidays
Friday, December 27, 2013      11 comments

I haven't been on Spark People very often during the month of December. This has been a rather difficult year for celebrations. This is our first Christmas without my father-in-law and without several of our very closest friends who have rec... Read more
Progress Report on my November Goals
Saturday, November 02, 2013      13 comments

Here is a recap of my goals for November along with my daily progress report. 1) Practice healthy habits of eating and exercise. * I stayed within my calorie goals, and I allowed myself only ONE tiny slice of freshly baked Italia... Read more
November Goals
Friday, November 01, 2013      10 comments

The beginning of a new months is always a good time to take stock of your life. I like to ask myself, "Where am I right now?" We are enjoying a really beautiful fall season here in north Georgia. DH and I are finally getting around to doi... Read more
Non Scale Victory Today
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      20 comments

We were going out to a meeting this afternoon, and the temperatures were noticeably cooler. Capris were not really in order today. I pulled out a pair of jeans that I loved wearing last year, but they hung loosely on me and looked very unattr... Read more
Bittersweet Farewell to My 92 Year Old Father-in-law
Friday, September 06, 2013      19 comments

The world lost a wonderful man yesterday as my dear father-in-law slipped away during his sleep. He was one of those rare people who never was heard saying an unkind word about anyone or anything. Whenever life dealt him a challenging blow, h... Read more

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