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28 days into widowhood

Thursday, July 30, 2015      12 comments

How is that for a title? Scary to type, yet I am keeping so busy, I do not think the reality has set in fully yet. I am boxing up possessions for a short move into town. Culling things as I go, smiling a bit when I find something that bring... Read more

James, July 2, 2015, 12:15pm, Thursday, R.I.P.

Friday, July 03, 2015      23 comments

At 12:15pm, after lunch my husband of 37 years died peacefully at the Circle of Life Hospice House, after only 4 days there. I was with him all the time, and the night before he was restless and kept sitting on the side of his bed, so I sat next... Read more

June Jitters

Saturday, June 06, 2015      17 comments

So June brought the horrid news of advanced terminal cancer of my husband so I am stressed to the maximum this month. He can't taste food much so it is liquid Boost for him, but on limited liquids as well. I did finally find a Very High Ca... Read more

Good May Madness

Saturday, May 16, 2015      14 comments

I've been staying on the low end of my calorie ranges, and my body really is responding, like average of 4 lbs a week for last two weeks. It almost is weird since usually my body fights weight changes tooth and nail. My belly is shrinking.... Read more

Fur problems in long hair cat... lost some weight

Saturday, May 02, 2015      8 comments

Well I do not normally weigh on a Saturday, but did to find a 1.8 lb loss so that was encouraging. Then I noticed on my lone kitty, a white long haired, outside cat, that the odd thing I thought was a growth along his back, was loosening an... Read more

Staying the course

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      4 comments

I've been on the low end of my calories for weeks, and finally the scale down eight tenths of a pound. I am feeling sluggish with allergies and thyroid most likely in a slow down mood. I log my food but don't spend much time on Spark. ... Read more

Don't be an April Fool

Thursday, April 02, 2015      8 comments

This is a reminder to myself, to not waste the perfect spring days, by staying inside, when I could be outside, tidying up massive areas of the yard. This place was abused and neglected for decades, and as I rake the yard, I find so much garbag... Read more

Lazy slug. I don't wanna be a...

Friday, March 20, 2015      7 comments

I am inspired to keep doing, even with a painful back and nerve problems by several friends. One is just six years younger than I am so it spurs me on to keep doing things and being part of the human race. They accomplish so much in a week, and ... Read more

Spring is mud season

Sunday, March 15, 2015      7 comments

Three times a day I sweep my kitchen floor to clear off clods of dirt that are getting tracked in, so it must be spring. Husband has had no work for three weeks, so we have plenty of foot traffic. He has had to pull his lawn mower and pickup tru... Read more

Three below tonight

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      10 comments

Winter has finally decided to hit full force. A few weeks ago it was fourteen inches of wet snow. This week, lots of wind and cold. I have a very old zinc hot water bottle, and will fill it tonight to keep both our feet warmer as DH watches... Read more

Eek, husband in the kitchen cooking

Thursday, December 04, 2014      16 comments

I was going to start lunch at 11am, but fifteen minutes before, husband started pouring oil in a pan, and deep frying himself many fish and many quartered potatoes. I react badly to a lot of oil, my throat gets a lot of phlegm - so avoid... Read more

Traditions or not... countdown to the end of the year

Saturday, November 29, 2014      8 comments

Now that Thanksgiving day is over, the countdown to New Year's Day is on us. Not having any children to disappoint, our holiday traditions can change without upsetting anyone, and my husband doesn't care if I decorate or not. I used t... Read more

Multiple Thanksgiving feasts...oh my.

Sunday, November 23, 2014      10 comments

This year appears to have three meals for thanksgiving! First at a church, second tonight at the church I attend, and third was changed as we got invited to a couple's home for Thursday. I ate properly at first dinner. I ate more at seco... Read more

Cold snap, progress and Burt's Buzz

Thursday, November 13, 2014      12 comments

Winter fell suddenly here the other day, early, but this happens every few years, and now a high of 30 and low of 15 is our normal. Neighbors left for two weeks, and did not prepare the water tank for their animals, thinking it was to be the us... Read more

I remember before recycling

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      9 comments

This recycling thing has me thinking sometimes. Like I watched a youtube video, bragging that this restaurant did not take out it's trash, yet in the video I saw food put in styrofoam containers. It was great his veg scraps went to chicken... Read more


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