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The Positive side of My Husband's Cold

Monday, November 09, 2015      8 comments

My husband finally admitted the other day that the allergies he was complaining about might be a cold I had suggested this possibility days ago but my husband hates being sick and generally doesn't believe he is until there is no more denying. ... Read more

What Does it Take?

Monday, June 29, 2015      9 comments

It's nearly the end of the 6th month of this year and I must admit I'm not where I should be in my quest for my goals. There are lot's of reasons....excuses...but it really boils down to my not doing everything it takes to make my goals reality... Read more


Sunday, June 14, 2015      7 comments

Don't you just love it when you discover that your healthy habits have become ingrained....not only for yourself....but for your family? Yesterday we took advantage of the rainy day to make a trip to refill our fridge and fruit bowls. ... Read more

Sometimes it's not just OK but it's RIGHT to break a streak

Saturday, June 13, 2015      7 comments

I've been MIA on Sparkpeople for a bit since I was disconnected from the internet. I've got sick family, as I've shared in the past, and I was called on to spend an extended visit to provide some nursing/family support care. Prior to my ta... Read more

It's Spring!!!

Friday, March 13, 2015      10 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

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