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#528: 1,600 Straight Days -- Only 22 Pounds -- Say What?

Thursday, September 11, 2014      14 comments

Today is a milestone -- my 1,600th consecutive day logging in to SparkPeople. But during that time I'm currently only showing a 22 pound loss? What gives? Actually, I was down from 290.4 pounds, my highest weight, to 235 at one point but t... Read more

#527: I Was Truly Blessed Today

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      27 comments

When discussing developing a positive outlook, many public speakers are fond of using the rhyming phrase, "An attitude of gratitude." To me, giving thanks for blessings throughout the day is a natural habit. Sometimes the blessings are small, so... Read more

#526: I Don't Like...But I Do Like...

Sunday, January 13, 2013      27 comments

We all have things we don't like and things we do. Here are some of my thoughts about what I don't like and the positive side of what I do like. Maybe you can relate. ******* I don't like the way I look Read more

#525: Goodbye Brownie

Saturday, June 30, 2012      34 comments

When I last blogged in February it was to say goodbye to Little Thang, one of my kitties. Today it is to say goodbye to Brownie, my last kitty emoticonRead more

#524: Saying "Thank You" Not Enough

Sunday, February 26, 2012      29 comments

Three weeks ago I wrote about losing another pet, Little Thang, a kitty I took in as a stray eight years ago. When I said goodbye to her I also said goodbye to another piece of my heart as we all do when we lose someone or something close to us.... Read more

#523: Goodbye Little Thang

Sunday, February 05, 2012      35 comments

Anyone who is or who has been a pet lover knows how hard this is to write. Last night at 11:00 one of my beloved kitty babies passed away. She came to my house at the ... Read more

#522: A Dream Died Last Night

Friday, January 13, 2012      34 comments

Bowling emoticon has been a large part of my life for more than 40 years. It has brought me accolades, trophies, to... Read more

#521: Life is Like an Empty Glass

Saturday, December 31, 2011      24 comments

With respect to Tom Hanks and his Forrest Gump quote: "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates emoticonRead more

#520: Is Your Mountain Too High?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      22 comments

Profound insights often come our way in the strangest of circumstances. Like last night at a bowling center. emoticonRead more

#519: Precious Gifts Need Not Be Expensive

Saturday, December 24, 2011      14 comments

We often equate how much a present costs with its quality. But the most precious gifts need not be expensive as Lori (MOMMA_LITTLE) showed in her December 4th blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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#518: Pondering Lessons Learned From Losing Relatives

Friday, November 11, 2011      26 comments

Last November 11 I wrote of losing my dad, a career Naval officer who died on Veteran's Day: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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#517: Disloyal to Memories of My Parents?

Sunday, November 06, 2011      23 comments

Of the things of Dad's I found as I went through things after Mom passed, are three silver-plated trays engraved with his name, given him by shipmates and people he supervised while in the Navy. They have been sitting in a plastic bin with his N... Read more

#516: What Happened to Halloween?

Monday, October 31, 2011      18 comments

I miss being a kid during Halloween -- the fun, the candy, and the innocence. emoticon The ones I recall with ... Read more

#515: Running Off at the Keyboard 2

Monday, October 17, 2011      20 comments

It is no secret I enjoy words and often find phrases we use funny, contradicting, imprecise...you get the picture -- they make me ask, "Huh?" Here is part of a current radio ad: "If you owe the IRS over $20,000 or more..." Wait, isn't "over... Read more

#514: What Color Is Your Life?

Friday, October 07, 2011      27 comments

What color is your life? Lately mine has been a blah gray. Oh, sure, there have been occasional periods of brilliant red, vivid blues and greens and bright yellow but those have been overwhelmed by long periods of muddy brown and coal black... Read more


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