God Bless Friends
Poet William Carlos Williams wrote:
When trouble comes your soul to try, you love the friend who just stands by.
Perhaps there's nothing he can do--the thing is strictly up to you.
For there are troubles all your own, and paths the soul... Read more
"Jest fore Christmas"
Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,
Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill!
Mighty glad I ain't a girl---ruther be a boy,
Without them sashes, curls, an' things that 's worn by Fauntleroy!
Love to chawnk gree... Read more
We had a great time at son's home. I took my yearly favorite of sweet potato/apple casserole. This year I took a GF chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. I am out of sugar and low on brown sugar. Not that I use that much -- just at this t... Read more
Thanksgiving -- Over the River . . .
... and through the woods,
to Grandma's house we go. Hubby will drive the four wheel drive, thru the white and drifted snow--oh! Over the river and thru the woods, hoping for homemade rolls, When warm and toasty with butter on, the kind that w... Read more
Difficult, but still Determined!
The sciatic and knee problem has kept me from doing too much exercise on this challenge. SO, the therapy exercise has counted toward my exercise. Because it is difficult to sit, stand, walk and lay down, I have to move from one position to ano... Read more
Some Finished Projects
We had a birthday celebration last night for SIL. The guys watched football and we ladies played games -- and ate too much! No ice cream. The DGD... Read more
Friday and Saturday
Friday we were out with friends and ate at a buffet. I went over my calories yesterday. Did much better today.
The five per cent challenge will be ending next Saturday with my final weigh-in. So far, I have lost more on this challenge th... Read more
Tuesday -- November 8/Voting, Therapy, TENS unit
Glad this is the last day of ads and phone calls. I voted. I am done!
I thought this would be the last day of therapy, but I scheduled one for Tuesday next week. I also got my TENS unit today. The therapist showed me how to use it. Pla... Read more
November in Overdrive!!!
November is usually one of the busiest months of the year for me. We have two birthday celebrations, two family holiday celebrations, and my sewing and crafting for the holidays. Also, usually in November I do my largest craft show for the yea... Read more
Saturday Spills -- not thrills
This AM I was getting ready to run some errands and dumped my gallon distiller all over the kitchen floor. What a flood! Then, when we came back, DH broke a glass gallon of jug of milk in the kitchen. What a mess! Milk all over and glass al... Read more
The Week That Was -- Glad it is over!
Last week was a week of roller coaster rides -- mostly downs! Pain from therapy; dd's kitty got run over; DD got some bad news from the Dr. that had most of us crying. The after surgery healing was suppose to be four to six weeks, but is now f... Read more
Another Day of Therapy
At therapy today, I mentioned the problem with the knees and the exercise was changed. It seemed to be better. But that one and a half hours wore me out. I could barely get lunch ready because I was so tired. After lunch, I took a long nap. ... Read more
Therapy! Oh, bother!
The hour and a half at therapy left my knees worse than when I went. The last time I did therapy for my back, something bugged my bad knee. Now both of them are a little out of whack. I decided that if this keeps up, I will talk to the head gu... Read more
Goodbye September! Looking forward to October!
September was a month of mixed emotions due to a lot of physical things going on. Bouts of dizziness and the sciatica had gotten worse. I started therapy for my back last week. I applied for a handicap plaque because it has gotten harder to wa... Read more
Try Something New Tuesday--new snack
I made some pepper jam last Thursday and decided I would like to have it on a Wasa rye cracker. I put a T of low fat cream cheese on the cracker and half a T of pepper jam on that. I like it! The calories are less than 125 and the cracker giv... Read more