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Update on the Kitties
Saturday, October 03, 2020      13 comments

With the help of a friend, I found two, four-month-old kittens that I can't wait to get the photos up. However, Catawissa and Muffin are keeping me rather busy. I really want to write more but my eyes are wanting to close. Will see if I can g... Read more
Grateful for the Super Responses
Thursday, September 17, 2020      6 comments

When I posted that I am having trouble drinking as the wetter gets cooler, I felt so blessed with all the answers that came into the blog. I am going to experiment with the different ideas and will let you know what is working. Today, it... Read more
Drinking Water as the Weather Gets Cooler
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      9 comments

As the days got warmer and I worked outside, there was no problem drinking eight glasses of water. The last two days, drinking water has been a struggle. The weather is not as hot and the mornings are cool. This is an unforeseen problem. For... Read more
I am seeing another plateau
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      5 comments

I don't know if I really know what I am talking about but this is my observations from 63 years with this body. When I was younger I didn't know what a weight plateau was. All I had to do was walk 45" for about three days and the weight came o... Read more
Exercise and Group Challenges
Sunday, September 06, 2020      7 comments

In belonging to group challenges, being part of a team helps me to stay focused and wanting to complete the challenges of the group. There is something about not being the one to carry my load. ... Read more
TOP 10 Reasons to continue to lose weight (not in order of importance)
Saturday, September 05, 2020      7 comments

The fall challenge suggested returning to the reasons for losing weight. Seems like a good idea! 1. No more acid reflux 2. No more getting out of breath walking up a hill 3. Keeping up with my peers 4. LIVING MY BEST, HEALTHIE... Read more
Poor Billy! I think not.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      7 comments

Let me reassure you, gentle readers, you don't have to think Billy is suffering at all with that smell. This is my third dog and the fourth time that I have experienced one getting sprayed. The first dog, Ginger, was part beagle and cock... Read more
Two quarts hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 c baking soda & 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid
Sunday, August 30, 2020      6 comments

The tile of this blog is just a fancy way of saying that my dog met up with a skunk and the skunk made it's mark. I tried a new recipe for cleaning off Billy. You mix all those ingredients, bathe the pup with the concoction; wait five mi... Read more
Old Friends
Monday, August 24, 2020      6 comments

When I was in Brownies there was a song we learned: Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other's gold. Over a half century has passed and the beauty of that song is ringing true. This past week a friend of mine from th... Read more
Why Am I in a Rush?
Monday, August 24, 2020      8 comments

As I sat eating breakfast, I was looking at the beauty of the world around me. Then I thought about Mother Nature and her rebelling with fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, viruses, etc. My mind has a hard time not thinking. Anyway, the main though... Read more
Sunday Reflection--The Power of Prayer
Sunday, August 23, 2020      5 comments

Tonight I am ending this day by being grateful for the people and the gifts in my life; praying for those that I keep in my heart. I think of friends in California who are packing to leave the wildfires. Not only are they worried about their h... Read more
What Do We Do with the Holes in Our Hearts?
Saturday, August 15, 2020      12 comments

Have you ever noticed when we lose a loved one (person or animal), there is hole left in our heart? What do we do with the empty place that used to hold the person we love? Yesterday I put my cat down and the hole that was left behind became s... Read more
Mindful Eating--when sparking starts making sense
Tuesday, August 11, 2020      4 comments

Don't you just love when Sparking starts making sense and begins to get easier? For the longest time I have fought eating away from my desk or being on the computer. Since retreat, I have now made a habit to sit on my porch and just being in q... Read more
I Fell in Love with Elizah
Sunday, August 09, 2020      4 comments

This morning I was reading from the book of Kings and how Elizah was sent up to the Mountain of God to wait for God to speak. First there was a rushing wind that broke boulders but God was not in the wind. Then, there was an earthquake and God... Read more
A thanksgiving offering
Monday, August 03, 2020      7 comments

As night descends, I think about the challenge of "bragging" on something significant about self. What made me smile today is that I am over my burnout. After working outside and recalling what I was only able to do a year ago, I am a new pers... Read more

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