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My busy, happy life is filled to the brim

Sunday, November 09, 2014      12 comments

I am doing pretty well right now but seem to be hustling and bustling a lot. Ed has been going to church with me and I like that. After church, I go to spend time with Claire and today I started babysitting instead of just visiting. Jilly (Cl... Read more

What a wonderful day for the saddest day of my year

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      21 comments

Today was the 8th anniversary of my son Michael's death. It is always a difficult date for me. Even when my other son, Ed and I don't talk about it and don't consciously recognize the date, our bodies and our minds leave us just out of sorts. ... Read more

Seems like my blogs are a monthly event - I may be OLDER . . . BUT . . .

Saturday, September 27, 2014      11 comments

I have had an incredibly filled month - lots of doctors' visits for my son, lots of computer issues, two new great nieces born since my last blog, lots of just feeling tired, a couple of out of state trips. School has been going strong and real... Read more

Labor Day and time for a LABOR OF LOVE

Monday, September 01, 2014      13 comments

It is time to make a labor of love toward myself. It is a new day, a new week, and a new month and as a teacher, kind of like a new year as the school year has just started recently, but more importantly for me, September is always my NEW YEAR'... Read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SON ED

Saturday, August 23, 2014      10 comments

My son was born 47 years ago today. In fact, I just looked at the clock and exactly 47 years ago, I was just being handed my darling baby boy for the first time - he was born at 1:35 p.m. and now it is just after 2:00 p.m. He has brought me s... Read more

5 down - 175 to go

Saturday, August 23, 2014      3 comments

The first week of school is over and I am still alive. It is always a stressful time, changes are continuous and whether good or bad, they mean adjustments, chaos, and stress. BUT . . . . . . if all of that weren't enough, THIS week my da... Read more

The wonderful weekend blessings

Saturday, August 16, 2014      10 comments

This week was a LONG one - first of all, I had to get up EVERY day and go to work - that may not seem like much but summer has barely started - not even time to unplug my battery charger on my life - still in the getting used to feeling relaxed ... Read more

Take a risk Tuesday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      9 comments

Today is Tuesday, time to take a risk on YOU. Yesterday I spoke of making a difference on Monday. Today is Tuesday and in keeping with the alliteration concept take a risk on Tuesday. Do you think you can? Of course you can do anything you s... Read more

Make a diference Mondays

Monday, August 11, 2014      5 comments

Today is the start of a brand new week. It is fresh, undamaged, and unpolluted so far. Today is a day that can make a difference. Make a decision to make today marvelous, miraculous and meaningful. The type of week you and those around y... Read more

EVENTFUL DAY with SUPER HIGH HIGHS and SUPER LOW LOWS

Thursday, August 07, 2014      13 comments

Yesterday my day started EARLY (3 a.m.) Woke up and had breakfast and was in the car by about 3:45. We drove ONE hour to pick up my step-nephew and THEN headed out to Arlington Cemetery. The trip was about 150 miles - why leave so early?? whe... Read more

Frinally Fiday

Friday, July 25, 2014      10 comments

It has been a looooooooooooooooooooooooonggg
ggggggg week and the chaos is about ready to begin in earnest. Yesterday my son and I left the house at 5:30 a.m. to head to his 3 doctor's appointments. He had EMG. EEG, CTScan, and surge... Read more

Just a quick blog to say GOOD morning all

Saturday, July 19, 2014      13 comments

Have a wonderful and truly blessed good morning. If it is raining and you wish the sun were shining, maybe you can find something wonderful about the rain. It is watering our crops, making the fresh fruits and vegetables of summer tasty and he... Read more

The MAGIC formula for successful weight loss and complete health

Friday, July 18, 2014      8 comments

I wish I could fulfill the promise of such a formula but the bottom line is that for each of us the formula is personal, unique, and varies over time. There are a few things that are common in most of these formulas but even the most comm... Read more

Time to LIVE each day fully and joyfully

Thursday, July 17, 2014      5 comments

This morning I woke up and my first thought was that the summer is more than halfway gone already. As a teacher, I work my contract hours and many more during the school year and then in the summer, I work harder on my health and well being - e... Read more

Sunday Morning Musings

Sunday, July 13, 2014      7 comments

I am up early this morning and getting ready for church. I had the urge to put some words down on a blog. Sometimes when I wake early, I am inclined to want to ramble a bit, but more often, I am rushing around trying to get things accomplished... Read more


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