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Getting Sweaty, How I LOVE Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap!

Thursday, May 05, 2016      6 comments

It was a beautiful day today, but I did my walking inside on the treadmill, doing intervals to force myself to get a good workout.... It wasn't fast, but the incline added a nice challenge and after thirty minutes I was good and sweaty.... ... Read more

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Wednesday, May 04, 2016      7 comments

I love chocolate dipped strawberries, and I think they are easy to make (melt chocolate chips in the microwave without scorching them- that's the hardest part, and then dip and set aside to let the chocolate harden- that's the next hardest part-... Read more

Grandkids Make for a Fun Day

Tuesday, May 03, 2016      10 comments

Have you ever seen small children comfortable in a garden??? It's so fun! We always had a backyard garden while my children were growing up, so much so that when the youngest went to meet his future in-laws for the first time, he described ... Read more

Great Day

Monday, May 02, 2016      6 comments

We must have had a cool front come in because today was delightfully less hot than it has been.... And my friend who is working with Child Protective Services was able to come out of a county family court hearing, and get an infant out of ... Read more

GRR- cool license plate

Monday, May 02, 2016      11 comments

Saw a license plate that I thought would speak for many, if not most drivers.. The first three symbols on the plate were GRR And then there were four digits, so by my sometimes erratic calculations, I figure that up to 9999 diffe... Read more

Snake Season

Saturday, April 30, 2016      11 comments

When I was visiting with my old college buddy, we decided to talk a walk around her decidedly rural neighborhood, for me to see what building had started since I was there last, and to check out the glorious morning after last night's big storm.... Read more

Old Friends Are the Best Friends

Saturday, April 30, 2016      10 comments

It's so great to have friends who remember you back in the dark ages.... Before you were defined by where you lived, or who you married to or who you had given birth to.... I'm spending some time with one such friend. She and I met as 2 of... Read more

Bureaucracy Did NOT Stomp Me This Time

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      14 comments

Oh, I am flying SO HIGH! Long story: I needed a scheduled interview with the Customs and Border Patrol to get a certain form for a trip I'm making this summer... I had made the application, and been approved for the interview, but they had... Read more

A Few More Words of Wisdom

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      9 comments

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A Few Words of Wisdom

Monday, April 25, 2016      7 comments

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My Kind of Police Car

Sunday, April 24, 2016      6 comments

Well, the local police department caught a drug dealer and shut down his network, and after many legal battles, was awarded his 2007 Corvette Z06, worth about $80,000... I saw a Facebook post with a picture of what I thought was the car ph... Read more

That Time of Year

Saturday, April 23, 2016      6 comments

I made another trip up to Austin today, this time to rendezvous with a young relative just home from the mission field in French equatorial Africa, and since she had many friends there where she attended college that she wanted to see before lea... Read more

Day Well Spent

Friday, April 22, 2016      7 comments

I spent most of the day in a waiting room while a friend was having outpatient surgery for a shunt to facilitate cancer treatment....I had a book, and armed with prayer, I had a perfectly pleasant time...and even though the traffic was awful in ... Read more

TWO Days in a Row

Friday, April 22, 2016      6 comments

Both yesterday AND today I woke up to spectacular thunderstorms, but by noon the storms had passed and the skies were totally cloud free and brimming over with sunshine.... TWO days in a row! But oh boy! I am not tired of water falling from the ... Read more

It's Always Something

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      8 comments

Grandchildren are the greatest things EVER... Except when they are sick, which they were today as I watched them until their parents got back....not hungry, but needing to eat.... not feeling well enough to play, but not sick enough to fall... Read more


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