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Cat update and urban bushwacking
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      5 comments

The calico cat has a name. BF says Kaleidoscope, because her face and coat are such a mixture of colors. Her trip to the vet was less expensive than anticipated,the vet found a scar showing she was already spayed, so just exam,shots, and flea t... Read more
New Cat
Monday, February 06, 2012      2 comments

I've been leaving dry cat food out in the old garage/barn for over a year because we took in a stray in January 2011, had him fixed , and kept him in for 2 weeks because the daytime temperatures were in the teens. During his 2 weeks of "house ar... Read more
La Cage aux Folles!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      0 comments

On Sunday Alton and I went to Boston to see La Cage aux Folles, the musical with George Hamilton as, appropriately, Georges. It was a mad combination of sparkle, pathos, foolishness,dignity and chaos. The plot was simliar to the movie, but simpl... Read more
India day 2 October 27
Friday, December 09, 2011      1 comments

Visited the Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, then Jama Masjid, a 17th century mosque. At the mosque all the women visitors were loaned wrap-around dresses to assure we were respectfully covered. The robes looked strange on all of us but m... Read more
India day by day
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      0 comments

Day one was a travel day.October 25th my friend and travel buddy Helen and I were picked up by our friend Jeff for a ride to Logan airport. I was picked up first, then we drove to Helen's house on Buzzards Bay. While waiting for her to attend ... Read more
I am Thankful
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      3 comments

It is hard to know where to begin, There is aso much to be thankful for. After thinking about it for awhile I decided good health was the primary thing that allows me to do and have most of the other things for which I am grateful. I am blessed ... Read more
Vacation in India
Friday, November 18, 2011      1 comments

The day after the auspicious wedding date our group went to the Taj Mahal. Luckily the tour plan had us arrive when it was just opening for the day, We stopped to marvel at the beauty of the building and its setting by the edge of the river. We... Read more
Back from vacation SAME WEIGHT!!!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      2 comments

I have just returned from a three week vacation in India, which was spectacularly amazing. By dumb luck we chose thefirst tour that went to the Pushcar Camel Fair, and the first day we arrived in New Delhi was the Hindu holiday of Diwali, the f... Read more
Vacation prep continues
Friday, October 21, 2011      1 comments

My packing is not started yet. My excuse is that I'm tired when I get home from work and have to cook (or at least reheat) supper, then it's nearly 9 o'clock and I'm ready to sleep. One nice problem with packing is that since I have lost 20 pou... Read more
Vacation Prep
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      0 comments

Next week my friend Helen and I are going on a group tour to India with Overseas Adventure Travel, a Boston-based tour organizer. We will be leaving Tuesday and I still have lots to do to get ready. I have already done the big things, booked th... Read more
I bought someone a camel
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      2 comments

One of my favorite charities is Heifer International. They help families around the world out of poverty by giving them farm animals and training in how to feed and care for them. In return the family must breed their female animal and "pass on ... Read more
Relaxing long weekend
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      0 comments

Saturday, spent the morning vacuuming and sorting thru the piles of papers on my kitchen island. Some stuff went into recycling but the pile doesn't look any smaller SIGH! In the afternoon I went to buy my long awaited IPad! I had been to the el... Read more
Wow I won a pie baking contest!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      3 comments

Lakeville Mass has an autumn Arts Festival. They have music by folk and blues groups, a juried art/craft sale, art and craft activities for kids and food booths. For several years our UU church has had a food concession there selling Portuguese ... Read more
Almost to goal weight BUT......
Friday, September 30, 2011      1 comments

For the last 3 weeks I've been stuck at 134 pounds, just one measly pound over my Spark-recommended goal weight. I know why. I've been eating, not wisely, but too well. Every week this month there has been a calorie laden dine out of one sort o... Read more
Walking a colicky horse
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      3 comments

Sunday I got my 1/2 hour of excercise in a way I dread, walking my horse Katie around the field because she was acting like she was starting to colic. When I went to the barn for her 5 PM feeding she didn't come running into the barn as she usu... Read more

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