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It's Spring!!!

Friday, March 13, 2015      9 comments

Forget about groundhogs, calendar dates, the old farmer's almanac or even your local weather guru. Take my word for it, it's spring! In Wisconsin, winter means months of ice and snow. (I know, that was the case for much of the country thi... Read more

Enough already!

Saturday, January 17, 2015      10 comments

My last blog post was about defining strength which was in part the result of our family's crises having a very ill 3 yr. old child. Dealing with this is demanding so much strength and fortitude. Three days ago, our Little Raiden's grandpa... Read more

Define Strength

Friday, January 09, 2015      9 comments

Ok friends, I would like to ask you all to take just a moment and define strength. I was thinking about this this morning while sweating away on the elliptical machine in my dining room. Strength to our little great nephew Raiden means... Read more

Update and Thanks to All

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      9 comments

We just got word that our little Warrior has made it through surgery well. The Dr. is pleased with how things went. They got 90% of the tumor and what's left is small so will be targeted with more chemo and some radiation. He may lose his rig... Read more

Every Star in the Universe............

Monday, January 05, 2015      9 comments

Please allow me an indulgence. I have my mind and heart occupied with a personal concern and I find that spilling my thoughts out here always provides a soothing solace. I have a 3 yr. old great nephew who was diagnosed this past Oct... Read more

Only One Resolution Matters.....& I'm hating it!

Thursday, January 01, 2015      7 comments

I am not a New Year Resolution person. Today, January 1st, is no different than any other day. Every day as I rise, I ought to resolve to do my best to be my best and to work toward that end in everything I do. Today, tomorrow & the next day.... Read more

So THIS is How it Happens!

Friday, November 28, 2014      6 comments

I've been a bit frustrated for I guess it's a year now. I've been in a maintenance mode when I would like to be in a few more pounds lost mode and.....oh yeah, actually make that a few pounds gained mode. Not the plan!! There are a ... Read more

Learning from the children in our lives

Sunday, November 09, 2014      5 comments

Children have a totally different perspective than we "time-tainted" adults. Until life and experience change this, we can learn so much from the way they see things. Case in point. We have this beautiful little 3 year old in our fami... Read more

It's a Sign of the Times..........

Sunday, November 02, 2014      4 comments

Lyrics of old songs pop into my head and run in a continuous loop in there even if the song itself was never a particular favorite. Today, it is an old Petula Clark song.............. "It's a sign of the times And I know that I ... Read more

AGING.......funny for the day

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      7 comments

Aging……………. As I was lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that, at my age, I don't really give a rat's ass anymore. ... If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immor... Read more

I love when I discover something new!

Friday, October 17, 2014      6 comments

I've got these little plastic microwave pasta cooker things that frankly did not impress me after I got them. Pasta is not that big a deal to cook on the stove top and it's not like it's a time saver. So these things have been stored on a top ... Read more

Raiden Sweety, I'm doing this for you

Friday, October 10, 2014      4 comments

There is so much of this health journey that is about motivation. 5 years ago, I saw an add in the back of a magazine. Sparkpeople, a free web community to help you meet your goals. I had regained a lot of the weight I had lost on weight ... Read more

These are a few of my favorite things..........

Thursday, September 11, 2014      8 comments

I am out of my usual environment right now. Unable to walk into the other room and grab a piece of fruit or raid the fridge. This is not all bad of course, that raiding the fridge or pantry can be a dangerous thing. Read more


Saturday, September 06, 2014      5 comments

In the kitchen, that is! Last week when we were together, my husband's sister said he was a picky eater. My mother used to say that too. But, to be totally fair to my DH, his "pickyness" as related to my mom's cooking, had more to do with... Read more

Sometimes you feel like a nut................

Thursday, August 28, 2014      5 comments

"Don't make me run. I'm full of chocolate!" —Uter" That's a quote from the Simpsons tickled my funny bone but I don't think it's entirely accurate for me. I'm more the " Oooo Chocolate! I'll run for that!" kind of girl. LOL ... Read more

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