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Sad Day

Thursday, July 08, 2010      3 comments

It takes a lot to get some things through my head. Today was a case in point. I really thought that justice would prevail in the Oscar Grant trial. It didn't. Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting Oscar Grant in th... Read more

Cooking Fresh

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      1 comments

I've been visiting the farms in the area and getting some great deals on fresh produce!! After bringing home crates of goodies, I've started prepping and cooking up a storm...wouldn't do this except I have a deep freeze and many hungry friends a... Read more

Mermaid Chronicles

Thursday, June 24, 2010      2 comments

Well, I'm finishing up my first week of swimming laps...rough start, but I'm starting to get used to it. I've got a system in place that's working. I was going to keep lugging my gear on my back while working, but there is no locker room at... Read more

Doggie Sitting

Friday, June 18, 2010      0 comments

I've taken in stray cats for over 30 years. Most recently, I adopted two brothers from an animal rescue organization., Timo and Dante. They were very spooked for some months, but now they never leave my daughter's side. My first relationshi... Read more

She Had It Coming

Thursday, June 17, 2010      2 comments

When I was a young girl, my mom had me take my sister Eileen with me practically everywhere I went. It made me mad that I had to take my big-mouthed little sister because she would invariably snitch on my activities with my girlfriends to my mom... Read more

Less of Me to Love

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      3 comments

I was so scared when I got on the scale...I only do it once a month because I can't face it any more often. I lost more weight!! I'm finally back into the 180's after many years. My next weigh-in will be after having done a few weeks of swi... Read more

Gonna Last a Little Longer

Monday, June 07, 2010      1 comments

I turned in the last of my work to the census on Sunday afternoon. Then I got a call in the eveneing asking me to work in another city! My old crew leader wants me to join his new team. Today I start in another group. I'll continue to walk ... Read more

New Changes, New Challenges

Monday, May 31, 2010      3 comments

I found out recently that my work for the census is almost over. Just when I started to get used to the hours of walking too!! Well, I knew this would be coming eventually, so I had started to strategize what I would do next. The excessive ... Read more

The Boy V. The Squirrel

Sunday, May 30, 2010      1 comments

Every morning while I do dishes at the kitchen sink, he greets me, pecking at the window, cocking his head side=to=side while looking at my bowl of peanuts. It's the scrubjay we call, The Boy! He has been coming for the past two years. When I op... Read more

Autumn Leaves of May

Friday, May 28, 2010      0 comments

Whenever I get misty-eyed about something from days gone by, I think of autumn leaves being blown around a courtyard by a billowy wind from the north. I get this way every year at this time. I allow myself to look back just long enough to s... Read more

Keebler Elf Time

Thursday, May 20, 2010      4 comments

At my age, you start to have all sorts of aches and pains that don't readily go away. When ibuprophen and hot cocoa don't work, I get up in the middle of the night and try to work on something until I get so tired I can sleep. I'm covered i... Read more

Having a Donovan Day

Tuesday, May 18, 2010      2 comments

Contrary to my usual modus operandi, I am letting things go, going with the flow. Some things I was hoping for haven't transpired in spite of working hard to get them. Usually, I would get upset and then depressed. This time I am opting for... Read more

Feeling My Cheerios

Thursday, May 13, 2010      1 comments

It kind of snuck up on me, but I'm starting to feel better...I've got an extra bounce in my step. It's given me a little extra courage to act sassy with people---in a fun, innocuous way!! Don't get me wrong. I still look like a lobster, huf... Read more

Learning What I Can Do

Wednesday, May 05, 2010      2 comments

When I signed on to do the census, I thought about how many fitness minutes I could get in...I didn't think about the pain and exhaustion to follow carrying around the excess weight up and down countless sets of stairs at people's residences!! M... Read more

The Census

Thursday, April 29, 2010      1 comments

I have taken on a second job in addition to my teaching. I'm working as an enumerator for the 2010 census! I've never been involved in such an undertaking before, but it looks like it's going to be interesting. One benefit of doing this job... Read more


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