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What will I wear to the wedding?
Saturday, February 15, 2014      14 comments

Siobhan's wedding is less than 3 months away, and it's time for me to decide what I am going to wear. I waited until Sarah, Siobhan's maid of honour, chose her dress. If she had gone with a long dress, I would have too, although I preferred a ... Read more
Best Laid Plans...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      9 comments

We went out for dinner tonight with Siobhan and Will, and had a very pleasant evening. As we were going to a new restaurant, I spent some time studying their menu and nutritional information online, and planned exactly what I would have. ... Read more
Virtual Walk Update to Sunday, February 9:
Monday, February 10, 2014      8 comments

This week's walk totalled 30 miles and took me along the Staffordshire Way, another of Britain's long-distance walking trails, and in part followed the Shropshire Union Canal. It was interesting to see more Telford-designed bridges and aqueduct... Read more
Last Night's Tribute Show
Sunday, February 09, 2014      5 comments

Peter and I went to the Ed Sullivan Caravan of Stars last night. It featured a group of tribute artists doing songs made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, Johnny Cash and the Everly Brothers, all introduced ... Read more
Sometimes I Get Tired of Working So Hard To Be Good
Thursday, February 06, 2014      15 comments

I've battled being over-weight since I had my first baby. Sorry, Jenn, I'm not saying it's your fault, just establishing the time line. I've done WW probably 6 or 7 times. I spent a small fortune at Herbal Magic. I took diet pills back when ... Read more
Souvenirs and Family "Treasures"
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      9 comments

I consider myself a practical person, so when I travel, I usually choose a small, useful souvenir to remind myself of the places I've visited. Two of my favourites are coffee mugs and tea towels. DH buys a lot more souvenirs than I do; but lat... Read more
Virtual Walk Update, Sunday February 2
Sunday, February 02, 2014      12 comments

This week's walk was not one of my favourites. I've been following the Severn River since Gloucester, and it's been a boring, flat, muddy trek most of the time. Fields in some areas are fenced right down to the river, with stiles at each trail... Read more
Virtual Walk Update, Sunday, January 25
Sunday, January 26, 2014      4 comments

This week's walk was in Gloucestershire, along the Severn Way, between Tewkesbury and Worcester. Tewkesbury is a lovely upscale town with lots of tea shops, an impressive Abbey and beautiful half-timbered houses. There are many riverside ... Read more
Having a cooking day
Friday, January 24, 2014      10 comments

I came home from today's grocery trip with lots of great specials including a sirloin tip roast which will make 2 meals plus left-overs. The first will be a traditional beef stew with lots of winter vegetables. The second will be a fancier boe... Read more
Virtual Walk Update, January 19, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014      5 comments

Last night I ended my walk at a B&B in the southern end of Gloucester, a city of 121,000 people,and best known for its magnificent cathedral and as the setting for Beatrix Potter's "The Tailor of Gloucester". Needless to say, the house pictured... Read more
3 Years on Spark
Saturday, January 18, 2014      10 comments

I joined SP in January, 2011, to lose 10 lbs. for my son's April wedding. I lost the weight, felt good at the wedding, and decided to lose another 15 lbs. After some ups and downs, I've done that too. My next goal is to lose another 15 lbs. b... Read more
Saving Mr. Banks
Monday, January 13, 2014      8 comments

DH and I saw this movie this afternoon and enjoyed it, but would warn people with young children not to expect this to be a children's movie, although it was made by Disney. It's a two-part story, switching between the work leading up to the pro... Read more
Virtual walk update, Sunday, January 12:
Sunday, January 12, 2014      6 comments

Walked 26.91 miles this week and am just two miles from Cam, a large Gloucestershire village. Cam is only one mile off the Cotswold Way, the long-distance walking path I'm following for this part of my walk. Today's temperature in Cam was 7, wit... Read more
Follow up...
Sunday, January 12, 2014      6 comments

Today at church (very crowded, 4 baptisms), both he and his wife ignored me. Downstairs at coffee hour I sought them out and said that I would have done exactly the same thing if someone had talked to me about them, because i would feel th... Read more
Think I Made an Enemy Today
Saturday, January 11, 2014      15 comments

Someone at church was talking about our priest behind her back. When he approached me, I advised him to speak to her directly. When he didn't, but continued to spread his falsehoods, I told our priest what was going on. This resulted in a mee... Read more

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