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Generation Gap a Little Smaller
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      15 comments

Had a fun time with my 14 year old grandson Austin over the weekend. He came to spend Saturday night and Sunday with us. He was telling me about his weight training at school and showing me his new found muscles. He started describing his exe... Read more
Personal Victory!
Monday, September 27, 2010      19 comments

I am so excited - and don't laugh! I know this will sound silly to some, but I think most of you can relate.... I went to my GS soccer game Saturday. I put on a pair of denim capris and a t-shirt. Not sure what possessed me to do it - but... Read more
Cyber Friends
Sunday, September 26, 2010      12 comments

Yesterday I got a phone call from my daughter. Started out like most calls, but then suddenly she got quiet and said "I lost one of my best Spark Friends, she died!" She was sobbing, I was fighting tears, asking her what happened. She was on... Read more
Day 1 - Care Bear Challenge
Saturday, September 25, 2010      13 comments

Well, here we go again - another challenge. I am looking forward to it, hoping to come really close to goal weight by the end of it. Actually, I am only a pound and a half from my original goal weight of 145. Then I decided to lower it again ... Read more
Fair food!
Monday, September 06, 2010      10 comments

I am really proud of myself - went to the fair FIVE days and didn't gain any weight. I ate only one thing each day we were there. I had a chicken pita, a bowl of chili, a steak sandwich, a broccoli stromboli and a turkey wrap. The only splurg... Read more
Unofficial End of Summer
Sunday, September 05, 2010      9 comments

Even though there are still a few weeks till the "official" end of summer, for all intents and purposes, it's over. DH closed the pool today. Our county fair is this weekend, which always signifies the end of summer for us. We've also notic... Read more
County Fairs
Thursday, September 02, 2010      7 comments

The Great Geauga County Fair has been a tradition in my family for many years. When my children were young they showed saddlehorses and I was the advisor for their 4-H club for a long time. My oldest daughter showed a quarter horse and a pony.... Read more
Smoky Mts., here we come. . .
Thursday, August 19, 2010      11 comments

Tomorrow at this time we will be on our way to our little bit of heaven - aka the Smoky Mts. First stop will be to see our two granddaughters. They were out of our lives for 11 years. They were 5 and 6 when they left the state and 16 and 17 w... Read more
Seasons
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      6 comments

DH and I got our three mile walk in this morning. It was in the 60's when we headed out, what a change from last week when it was 80's in the morning! Humidity is lower, too. We were so aware today of the changes.....leaves are falling from t... Read more
Garden bounty :-)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      6 comments

This is the time of year I love - the garden is producing and all the healthy food options that go with it! I have already canned lots of green beans and frozen broccoli. There are cucumbers, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, melons an... Read more
Back to Routine
Monday, August 16, 2010      4 comments

After several weeks of being totally off schedule, I am finally getting back to a more normal routine today. We had a big birthday party for DH on Aug. 1, then company from TN and a family reunion last weekend. Made it really difficult to do t... Read more
Closure - Maybe????
Friday, June 18, 2010      20 comments

Fourteen years ago the body of a young man named Dannie was found by hunters, buried in a shallow grave in a field. He had been murdered a year before. That young man had been my foster son for 6 years, along with his brother. After he gradua... Read more
Savor the Moment
Thursday, June 17, 2010      3 comments

After yesterday's blog, reading my Spark Friends' comments, I have decided to stop worrying about looking ahead and just savor each moment to the fullest. In looking ahead at everything that is planned, I lose sight of the present. Can't let t... Read more
Slow Down Time!!!!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      6 comments

My DD and I were talking today about there being so many summer activities that we barely get a chance to just slow down and enjoy ourselves. It seems like we blink and summer's gone. And when you get to be nearly 70 - you really don't want ti... Read more
Patience
Thursday, March 18, 2010      5 comments

"Have patience with all things, but first yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are a perfectly valuable, creative and worthwhile person simply because you exist. And, no amount of triumphs or tribulations c... Read more

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