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My friend is dying.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      27 comments

I hear yesterday. She is 73 years old and still working because she says she can't afford to retire. She has had to bail her husband out of major debt twice, and they are both still working to have enough money to retire. Her biggest fear in ... Read more
But those pictures look so GOOD!
Friday, August 25, 2017      21 comments

I got the flyer for promotions at Sam's Club, and the cover photo looked so colorful, so festive! It was a picnic with all the food you can buy at Sam's. Upon closer examination, I couldn't eat any of it, or at least not at the same picnic... Read more
I moved to this town 42 years ago today.
Sunday, August 20, 2017      16 comments

When we moved here, I was 26, and my kids were 5, 3 1/2 and 6 months. They are long married with kids of their own now. And I am now one of those old-timers who "remembers when". I remember when there was only one road in and out, and... Read more
I'm 68 Years Old Today
Friday, June 16, 2017      39 comments

Where did the years go? June is a wonderful month for a birthday, the long warm days make it extra special. I had a peaceful, ordinary day. My husband remembered when his son reminded him, my mother hasn't mentioned it. She has dementia,... Read more
Choices Choices!
Sunday, April 02, 2017      24 comments

I am making my usual weekly meal plan, using my friends, my many WW cookbooks. I am amazed at the number of dessert recipes in WW cookbooks. I haven't made very many of them over the years. Now that I am at goal, you'd think I can now add... Read more
Today I have 40 Years of Continuous Sobriety
Saturday, February 25, 2017      32 comments

40 years!! I am amazed myself. It has only been possible by the Grace of a loving God, and the support of an amazing fellowship. I had lost my weight on WW 6 years before, so you'd think I understood something about addiction, but I didn'... Read more
Stabbing Over French Fries??
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      21 comments

It seems that a woman in England was so upset that her boyfriend ate all the french fries, that she got a knife, slapped him, then stabbed him in the shoulder. The boyfriend is OK, fortunately. It happened at a friend's house, so I guess they ... Read more
Merry Christmas!!
Sunday, December 25, 2016      20 comments

Today is the day toward which we have been working so hard!! May we all have the Best Christmas Day Ever!!... Read more
Crappy Bonus Points are Depressing!
Monday, December 05, 2016      19 comments

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!!
Thursday, November 24, 2016      13 comments

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.
Friday, November 11, 2016      23 comments

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. ... Read more
Would YOU Like To Be Queen For A Day!
Sunday, July 31, 2016      13 comments

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
Sunday, June 26, 2016      12 comments

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
Friday, June 17, 2016      20 comments

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!
Thursday, June 16, 2016      24 comments

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. ... Read more

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