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The day after Christmas and all though the house...trying to get back that grip.
Saturday, December 26, 2015      14 comments

No kids toys to step on this morning but I need to vacuum. Little kids and the "edible" crackers don't mix. Likewise all the prizes from the explosive crackers. Little gifties scattered around. My "kid" visitors are still snuggled in their beds.... Read more
Christmas pictures are worth a thousand words.
Friday, December 25, 2015      15 comments

Family photo. We had fun with our crackers! Fun... Read more
A few new traditions in our household which make for great fun.
Friday, December 25, 2015      17 comments

In an instant this year we became part of an international family, My daughters' wedding the handsome young man from the UK brought us some changes in celebrations and some funny moments. Last Christmas I spoke to his Mum for the first time.... Read more
Breaking out the flip flops and Hawaiian shirts for Christmas in NJ!
Thursday, December 24, 2015      19 comments

Mele Kalikimaka! emoticon I could have a luau and instead of roasting the ham I should throw it on the BBQ. I... Read more
DIscussing the diagnosis of the future.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      17 comments

DH got a preliminary diagnosis pending a few tests which will cinch the deal. It's pretty grim. Due to his non-compliance over 25 years for his diabetes, he set himself up for not one, but several types of neuropathies which are quickly robb... Read more
Grandkids with Santa picture. Made my day!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      21 comments

Showing off my two cuties with a very nice Santa Claus. ... Read more
Funny factoid about my past few weeks.
Monday, December 21, 2015      19 comments

Chlorine kills. It sanitizes the pool. Keeps the algae at bay. It has an effect on bathing suits. I noticed the bright blues disappear on my peacock tail design. The black spots fade to gray. I was in the whirlpool, relaxing after I h... Read more
I had some me time and also got encouragement from some unlikely sources!
Sunday, December 20, 2015      16 comments

Thanks to all of you for encouragement. Some of you have taken me over the moon with suggestions and offers! ROXYSMOM made me a great offer that I had to refuse although I suggested we meet for lunch soon. Seriously, you LOVE to clean? I love to... Read more
I get by with a little help from my (Spark) friends!
Friday, December 18, 2015      17 comments

You guys rock! BSP (before Spark People), I would have ruminated my inner thoughts like a cow with a mouthful of grass. It would have taken me much longer to get some ideas. ... Read more
Sometimes it's like that. Caregiving.
Thursday, December 17, 2015      18 comments

Edvard Munch, 1883 I saw this AARP advertisement with DH while we were in a waiting room prior to his neurology visit. It was made in 2009; it to... Read more
Giving myself a Free Pass (or how to still try without beating myself up)
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      22 comments

Some of my nice Spark friends continue to tell me to give myself a free pass. I have decided to take up the offer. ... Read more
Give kids baked goods, icing and sprinkles. Let them go, let them go....
Monday, December 14, 2015      17 comments

I made a batch of gingerbread for my grandkids to decorate. Just before we started, Santa came by as he does every year He tossed candy canes which c... Read more
Family Christmas party 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015      25 comments

We are getting large and were minus a few kids. None the less we were about 30 strong! The rental cabin seems smaller, the food goes quicker. So does time! This is all DH's side with our kids, his siblings kids and all our grandchildren. ... Read more
Living for today, and trying to be happier about all the tomorrows.
Saturday, December 12, 2015      13 comments

I keep a copy of Regina Brett's column on my drive. I haven't read her books or followed her career. What she wrote then helps me just fine! http://blog.cleveland.com/pd
s_45_life_lessons.html I save... Read more
Simple pleasure that put a smile in my heart even though it adds to the stress.
Thursday, December 10, 2015      20 comments

I sat for about an hour yesterday chatting with DD1. A fight on the phone with her sister prompted the visit. She'd gotten her weekly hormone shot to keep contractions at bay. She was having a moment of panic, sadness, hormones, sorry for hersel... Read more

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