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07-16-2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015      14 comments

I have several friends with major issues in their lives right now. I am also missing my kids and grandsons terribly today (they left at 10 AM). Combined with what's going on at work, it's all got me feeling pretty down. I am working on so... Read more

07-15-2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015      11 comments

My son, daughter-in-law, and grandsons arrived in PA. They are staying at my house for one night, then going to the in-laws for a week, and then back to my house for a week. Frankie (9 months old) got his first haircut at my house. Our fr... Read more

07-12-2015

Monday, July 13, 2015      10 comments

I did not get as much done around the house as I wanted to, but I did get some things done. We got a new area rug for the living room. My grandsons are coming to visit this month and Frankie, who is 9 months old, is trying to crawl. We ha... Read more

07-07-2015

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      10 comments

Not too much going on today. Work is difficult - a very down atmosphere right now. Right now our weather matches - yet another thunderstorm. It's been a very wet summer here. I guess I'll have to force an attitude adjustment. Read more

07-06-2015

Monday, July 06, 2015      9 comments

I wrote a follow-up blog to yesterday's but I decided I don't want to start the week on a negative note. Instead I will start with some joy. I took this picture during our video chat last week. My son, DIL, and my two grandsons will be here f... Read more

07-05-2015

Sunday, July 05, 2015      11 comments

Well, I had a lousy 4th of July. What was supposed to be a day with just my daughter and her partner turned into 7 other relatives coming too. I had to go shopping that morning because I didn't have enough food for all the additional people. ... Read more

07-02-2015

Thursday, July 02, 2015      11 comments

Thanks for all the support on yesterday's blog. I didn't get to sleep until after midnight last night. I had today off, though, so I deliberately stayed in bed very late. I didn't sleep the whole time, but at least I got rest. I felt sic... Read more

07-01-2015

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      12 comments

I've been hiding. From here, from myself, from the world. I need to get my "stuff" together, but I can't seem to do it for even one full day. Lately my life feels like it's always one step forward, two steps back. There is a lot swirling aro... Read more

05-25-2015 Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2015      6 comments

I attended my first funeral when I was 10 years old. The Mahers were friends of my grandparents. I don't remember much about that day, except for two things. One was the 21-gun salute at the gravesite. The second is that it was the only day ... Read more

05-24-2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015      13 comments

It was a nice Sunday. My oldest son and his wife and my daughter and her partner came over for a barbeque. It's not often that I get all of them together, without any nieces, nephews or cousins. We had a great meal and visit. We also did... Read more

04-11-2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015      17 comments

In honor of National Siblings Day yesterday, the one of my siblings you would least expect to posted this picture of us. (He is the one looking away from the camera.) ... Read more

03-26-2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015      15 comments

Yes, it's been a while and it's no longer the 26th, but that was my birthday and what I want to post about right now. This was my first birthday since my dad passed away from complications due to Parkinson's last May. I am usually off on F... Read more

03-01-2015

Sunday, March 01, 2015      13 comments

Another Sunday means another video call with my grandsons this evening. I can't wait. I look forward to this all day on Sunday. Gino is toilet training and his dad sent me this picture earlier this week. Read more

02-05-2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015      14 comments

DH seems to be OK. I am being very careful. I have not walked on the driveway at all this week. I am also very careful in our parking lot at work. I am parking closer to the building than I was so that I have a shorter walk right now. I may... Read more

02-02-2015 thru 02-04-2015

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      14 comments

On Monday we had freezing rain and then rapidly dropping temperatures, which turned lots of areas into a sheet of ice. I was really stressed about driving, but the roads were mostly OK. Our driveway looked very icy, so I slowly and carefully n... Read more


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