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Weary Wednesday to Finally Friday
Friday, May 27, 2016      4 comments

This week has left me a bit disheartened and spent. A bunch of little things can add up and take you down. It started with dealing with an expense for my Mom, who lives out of state in nursing care. I wrote about it a bit on Wednesday, and... Read more
Obligations, Alternative Exercise, and Painting
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      3 comments

Good morning! I started a blog yesterday but got side tracked by having to deal with some issues related to my mom's care. And got in the middle of coordinating something that needed to be re-scheduled, and got frustrated. So I headed off to the... Read more
Thursday, May 19, 2016      3 comments

I just logged on here and saw that Spark added a new feature so you can add a new blog right on the page! If it was there before, I didn't see it - I always had to go back to the START menu to add. This is much easier! This day has been bus... Read more
Insight and the dusty rooms of my mansion
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      3 comments

I am the queen of self-help books - I've got a lot of them and have read quite a few. In the past two years, I've been exploring my spirituality and trying to be mindful in as many areas of my life as possible. A good friend of mine became a Bud... Read more
What's With this week???
Friday, May 13, 2016      7 comments

I know it's Friday the 13th and my husband said tonight is also a full moon. But we've had enough already this week! Earlier this week, we had the scare with Trinket. It's still a challenge to give them both medication every day, one more d... Read more
A bit of a scare
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      5 comments

Today I was up REALLY early to take my sister to the airport. She is visiting our Mom. So I woke up at 4 a.m. to pick her up at 4:30. I was able to drop her off and come home and sleep for a few more hours. So glad I'm not working right now! ... Read more
Re-Learning the Same Lesson
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      6 comments

A big challenge for me is taking care of myself. People say that all the time --"take care of yourself" but what does that mean? I remember this question coming up a lot when my dad was hospitalized almost 3 years ago. It was a roller coaster of... Read more
Emotional Eating Landmines Coming up
Monday, May 02, 2016      5 comments

"The key to managing your weight begins with healing your heart, not filling your spoon. As you discover new ways to cope with your emotional needs, you'll move toward a sense of peace with food-a feeling you may have forgotten existed." -- Lind... Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016      4 comments

I think most people think that retired folks have a lot of time. I'm pretty sure I did. When I started thinking about retirement, I talked to several friends and co-workers who had gone down this path before me. I had the logistics down pretty w... Read more
The Bag of Shame
Thursday, April 21, 2016      6 comments

I don't know about you, but I have several sizes of clothes in my closet. Over the years, I've tried to get rid of stuff I don't wear, that is worn out, etc. For a long time, I held onto a few things that fit when I was quite a bit younger. Then... Read more
Acknowledging accomplishments
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      5 comments

The past few days I have spent some concentrated time cleaning out STUFF. I had lunch with a friend who asked me if I had been doing any crafting and I realized that I had started a few projects but hadn't finished anything. One of these was put... Read more
Various and Sundry on a Saturday
Saturday, April 09, 2016      2 comments

I am loving that we are still having some rain here in California! Boo on the doomsayers who say it's not enough ---it is better than nothing, and I for one am keeping my watersaving ways no matter how full the reservoirs get or how much snow is... Read more
The race weekend without a race
Monday, April 04, 2016      5 comments

Sometimes things work out for the best. My husband and I were signed up to run the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in San Francisco. We signed up in December, it was on my list of things to do because I wanted to run across the Golden Gate Bridge. I'v... Read more
One choice at a time
Friday, April 01, 2016      3 comments

I've been poking around this site and reading more blogs when I have time. It's amazing the journeys people are on. Everyone has a story. I've been having a hard time limiting my "treat" allowance and decided I would try something new toda... Read more
Fingers crossed...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      2 comments

....that my poor hubby is feeling better today. He was not doing well last night, I am up at the usual time and he is still in bed. I'm a bit worried he won't be well enough to run this weekend, let alone go. I really want to do this! SIGH. Seem... Read more

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