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Healthy and Fit vs Thin - a blog question that made me think this morning.

Monday, September 28, 2015      19 comments

Healthy and fit...healthy and fit. That mantra caused me to accept the extra weight I was gaining each year. Finally, I realized that I was healthy and fit before, so why did I have to drag around all those extra pounds now? Why didn't I just... Read more

My “sitting” injury – literally a pain in the butt!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      17 comments

I’ve reported oddball injuries before. Tripping over a sidewalk planter while scanning ahead for the Cheesecake factory (frozen shoulder) Missing a step at Golden Corral as I scoped out the dessert buffet and twisting my knee. D... Read more

A 70 year old pot on a 21st century stove

Monday, September 21, 2015      18 comments

Last week DH & I played Mom & Dad to 3 teenage grandkids while DD#1 & her DH were out of town. We brought with us a mountain of green beans fro... Read more

5 Miles Done and I Returned to This!

Sunday, September 20, 2015      21 comments

DH & I are in Asheville, NC at a meeting of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society “South” (my heritage group) where we saw an excellent presentation on th... Read more

Strolling the Danube virtually - Regensburg, Germany

Thursday, September 17, 2015      18 comments

Although I love exercise, sometimes even I need some extra motivation. Here it is. I appreciate the trophies that Spark sends me to mark my... Read more

A Death Thousands of Miles Away

Thursday, September 10, 2015      22 comments

My cousin died suddenly. I learned about it yesterday morning. I met him for the first time in 2008 when my research succeeded in finding the descendants of my grandfather’s children who did not leave the “old country” for America.... Read more

Like Mother, Like Daughter - Parenting Styles (video blog)

Wednesday, September 09, 2015      16 comments

DD#1 (Hayburner1969) & I made this video in 2007 to describe our solution to a common problem. The grandkids got a kick out of seeing their younger selves. They're teenagers now. The background music is being played by DD#1. Edit: ... Read more

Advice from a past team leader - Remembering his contributions

Monday, September 07, 2015      15 comments

For several reasons I decided this morning to find out what happened to a leader on one of my teams. I had never met him because his active tenure as leader preceded my membership 3 years ago. However, threads he had begun and nurtured were st... Read more

Rediscovering the BEAST in the basement and taking my own advice

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      21 comments

No, it’s not DH, although that is his domain. In the late 80s I bought one of the first generation “lifecycles.” I’ve had a gym membership since 1975, but I thought this would be more convenient. Read more

I ate "like a Viking"

Saturday, August 29, 2015      20 comments

Thursday morning we drove to TN for one our regular visits to MIL in her nursing home. This is always stressful – the 4 hour drive plus the days in the home itself. However, this time it was less stressful than the atmosphere in our town wh... Read more

The Day After

Thursday, August 27, 2015      26 comments

Thank you friends for your expressions of concern regarding yesterday’s shooting in my little town. If it had not been reporters killed live on camera during an interview, 2 more violent deaths would not have made the national news. It w... Read more

Run cut short by gunfire

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      27 comments

I never run TOWARD gunfire. The shots I heard this morning could be somebody taking early morning target practice or a drunk guy mad at his neighbor. You just never know so I went back home. This has happened before. I live on a country... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Physical Hunger, Emotional Hunger and then there's ME!

Sunday, August 23, 2015      30 comments

I’ve experienced both types of hunger, but I also eat too much because it TASTES GOOD! Physical Hunger: I eat 2 substantial snacks per day. If I don’t, between meals I wilt like a flower lacking water. (I drink lots of water, and onl... Read more

Do we have the right to know what is in our food?

Saturday, August 22, 2015      15 comments

Is there a point at which we stop messing with nature? I am not a technophobe nor anti science. I get my flu shot every year and appreciate most of modern life. However, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are extremely concerning... Read more

Managing Fear - Looking it right in the eye

Thursday, August 20, 2015      31 comments

This is my kitchen. We renovated it when we retired in 2007. It's well arranged, functional and efficient, but tends to be cluttered most of t... Read more

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