Life's challenges
Sunday, August 04, 2013      6 comments

I'm writing this with a very heavy heart today. I've been the proud "mama" of 4 lovely kitties for a few years. My eldest baby (Furball) crossed the rainbow bridge earlier today. He was 17 and have been having some issues for a short while. ... Read more
Blood donation day
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      1 comments

Our local Red Cross had a scheduled local blood drive earlier today at a local church. Since I donated blood there before, I received a reminder phone call to let me know the date. I went after work and did not have to wait in line. From the ... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge: trigger foods/situations
Friday, December 02, 2011      3 comments

I'm an emotional eater, meaning (for me) that I tend to eat when I'm bored, anxious, lonely or upset. No matter how good my intentions, I find it extremely difficult to change my eating habits when I get bored or the day seems to somehow go awry... Read more
Recent bloodwork results are in!
Thursday, November 10, 2011      1 comments

I had an appointment with my doctor today for an annual physical. I recently had some blood drawn for several tests so the doctor could monitor my health. I was a little concerned about what the tests would show. I worried that I might still ... Read more
Mother Nature is very unhappy with us................
Saturday, October 29, 2011      2 comments

People everywhere have experienced very unusual weather this year. It seemed to start with the Winter of 2011 where places that don't usually see significant snowfall got pummeled with it. Then there was the hurricane that hit NYC for the firs... Read more
Blisters are NOT very friendly!!
Monday, October 17, 2011      2 comments

I began my journey to a healthier lifestyle a little over a year ago and I decided to begin by walking as my primary mode of exercise. I've been doing well by building consistency and increasing the amount of activity I engage in. Within t... Read more
I've officially arrived in Onederland!!
Sunday, October 09, 2011      14 comments

I've been dreaming of this coming true for a long time. I've been working hard to reach one of my goals but it seemed to be just out of reach. Lately, I've been teased by the close proximity to this milestone. During the last few weeks, I wei... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge Assignment # 3
Friday, September 23, 2011      1 comments

I'm an emotional eater, meaning (for me) that I tend to eat when I'm bored, anxious, lonely or upset. Food seems to temporarily fill a void when life throws me a curve ball. I've had this mindset for as long as I can remember and I guess that'... Read more
Susquehanna River Floods
Friday, September 09, 2011      4 comments

The area in and around where I live experienced major flooding this week. Luckily, it seems that I live high enough above the creek areas that I wasn't affected too much. The roads along the creek about 1/2 mile East were flooded by a normally... Read more
Bat in the house - oh no!!
Monday, June 27, 2011      5 comments

I was on my computer Sparking when something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. At first, I thought it was a moth flying around. As I kept seeing this thing fly around my kitchen and living room, I thought it was way too large to... Read more
Community garden for work
Saturday, May 28, 2011      2 comments

I volunteered this morning to help plant a community garden (with flowers) for work, in a downtown area. The flower garden is planted annually the Saturday before Memorial Day (the last Saturday in May in the US). I've wanted to help with ... Read more
It's time for more ladybugs
Thursday, May 26, 2011      4 comments

I bought some ladybugs a month ago to help control aphids. I put them out according to the directions and for the first two days, the results appeared promising. However, the ladybugs disappeared after two days. I think it may have been too c... Read more
Update on my niece
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      6 comments

My 5 year old niece had an accident at her home yesterday. She was standing on a chair and tried to turn around so she could sit down. When she went to turn around, her foot got caught in between the rungs in the back of the chair. The chair ... Read more
Results of my mom's colonoscopy
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      7 comments

My mom was scheduled for a colonoscopy on Monday. She started prepping her body for the procedure early Monday morning. Her appointment was at 8 am so she had to start drinking cleansing fluids around 4 or 5 am. She had a prescription for pol... Read more
Warfarin recall
Friday, February 25, 2011      4 comments

To anyone that is taking Warfarin (Coumadin), you may want to check with your pharmacist if the pills are safe to take. My mom has 1 mg, 2 mg, and 4 mg tablets as part of her medication routine. She got three letters today (one for each medica... Read more

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