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Crappy Bonus Points are Depressing!
I shouldn't start my day with spinning for points on Spark. Of all the stupid things that get me down, it's crappy points. Which falls squarely in the category of Things I Can Do Nothing About.
Let's see if I can counterbalance the low spi... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving To You All!!
It's just one turkey dinner! I can do this!!
With a Redskins game for dessert, though I fear that won't turn out as well as the dinner.
A great, happy day to you all!!... Read more
My Father Died 15 years Ago Today.
He died on 11/11, Veteran's Day, 2001. I remember at the funeral home, I was with Mom and my brother, and when the man asked the date of death, we said "11/11", which was the street address of the house we kids grew up in. It seemed an omen.
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Would YOU Like To Be Queen For A Day!
Does anyone remember that TV show? Women would talk about the financial and emotional trials in their lives, the disabled children, the debt, the missing husbands, sick parents, and the audience would applaud. The woman who got the loudest app... Read more
Landmarks that note time is passing
Today was the last mass said by our priest of 12 years. He is moving on.
When I think how well I remember his arrival it seems like just yesterday. But when I think of all that has happened in the last 12 years, it seems like a long time.... Read more
My birthday didn't work out as planned
I had scheduled a massage for my birthday. I wanted a facial and a massage, but they were booked for facials, so I thought a massage would suffice. It was the only special thing for the day. I told them I'd had neck surgery in January so didn... Read more
Happy Birthday To Me!
I'm 67 today! I will celebrate by getting a massage, a treat doesn't have to be food.
I'll make us a nice, legal shrimp dinner tonight, no cake.
Indulgences don't have to be food. I'll have a peaceful day, no regrets tomorrow.
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Bad Spark Spins are an awful start to a day
Silly as it sounds, when I get low spins on the wheel and low team flag points, it just feels like a bad start to a day. I've had low bonus points for a couple of weeks now, and it's easy to feel like I'm doing something wrong.
It's like t... Read more
I love my Fitbit!
Yesterday I had to go to the condo to do a job that paid staff was supposed to do but took half a day off. Yes, it's a management company policy that I didn't know about, but a lot of residents would be without pool passes for the opening of th... Read more
Counting Out Pills is like Making a Meal Plan
Every Saturday morning I count out the week's pills into little 7 day pill containers, for me, my husband and my mother. That way I can count to be sure we all take our medication, and I can check to be sure Mom is taking hers.
Making out ... Read more
Sometimes You DO Have To Give Up
My husband has had three strokes, and he had to make the difficult decision to give up riding a motorcycle. All the years of striving to keep trying, to not give up on anything, had to be put aside with this painful decision.
We read all t... Read more
I reached my Weight Goal 45 Years Ago
And I've kept the weight off. I don't remember the actual day, just that it was about Christmastime.
I read a story in the paper today about the new Weight Watchers plan, and that so many people are outraged that their favorite treats now ... Read more
I have a new kitten!!!
Her name is Rosie. She is a seal point Siamese, and will be 8 weeks old tomorrow. This photo shows her asleep on my husband.
I have three Sia... Read more
What a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
I cooked for three days, the food was wonderful. What made the day really wonderful was having family around. This is the one day of the year when Mom has her own three children with her.
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Calling An Audible For Myself
In football, the offensive team has each play planned out before each scrimmage. But sometimes the quarterback looks at the defense and sees something he wasn't expecting, something that won't work with the planned play. So he changes the play... Read more