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Bonus: Java Jive performed by the Ink Spots
Monday, January 11, 2016      6 comments

I have to shout out to Sirius XM for have the 40's Junction radio station. Nothing gets me happier than 40's music. I grew up with it. I can understand all the words, the songs are usually upbeat and the musicians are superb. Driving home ... Read more
Getting into a routine and shaping up both the mental and physical lives.
Monday, January 11, 2016      18 comments

Good morning! OJ's world is settling into a routine. Forced retirement might not be so bad once I get past the resentment and frustration. That's something I've held back from discussing with myself (you Sparky people) for a while although ... Read more
It's not that easy bein' me.
Saturday, January 09, 2016      13 comments

Thanks GINA, you're right. It's not easy being me. emoticon But sometimes, just sometimes, when I'm feeling... Read more
Hard way to learn chewing, moderation in eating and choices of foods.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      13 comments

Hi. emoticon I am gingerly drinking my morning cuppa which I had to let go to room temp. Not before I forgot... Read more
There's a reason they put those labels on medications like "Take with plenty of water".
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      14 comments

I had my first visit for me to a doctor in ages. I got hit with the dreaded root canal gone bad redo. I guess all my old root canals' warranties have run out. ... Read more
What is in a new year? I won't make resolutions, I'm counting the blessings.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      17 comments

Every other commercial on TV has been for sales pitches of items (cars, bedding, furniture) or sales pitches of a "new you" (you know who they are). I'm not buying any of it as a fresh start. There is too much stress right now for me and I won't... Read more
Just give me a syringe and tourniquet.
Sunday, January 03, 2016      16 comments

Since we could not attend to our New Year with the in-laws as we have the past couple years, they visited us yesterday. I worried all morning how I could wrap my big girl panties around my head so I could avoid anything they brought. She's old s... Read more
Presenting our "NOT MY FOOD!" poster
Saturday, January 02, 2016      15 comments

Thanks, WATERMELLEN, for lending me Charlie. Since he was the source of the statement I felt he needed to be the object of it! He will be livin... Read more
Learning to continue and improve my healthy eating and exercise.
Saturday, January 02, 2016      13 comments

Damned good thing I had my robe on when I washed my hands. The mirrors would have cracked. It was one of those nights. Exhaustion. My neck is stiff. My hair is worse than Einstein's, pillow wrinkles abound on my cheek and my eyes are the type ... Read more
Another family artist: bonus blog
Friday, January 01, 2016      6 comments

I finally got creative and utilized a gift certificate the kids gave me last Christmas. I made a wall art from my Seattle Public Market photos from ... Read more
The budding artist in the family
Friday, January 01, 2016      16 comments

My daughter sent me these yesterday. GS1 was quietly and intently playing with Play Doh. He created his favorite vegetables and fruit. No kidding. Should you ask, he'll exclaim "I LOVE broccoli! Frozen grapes are the BEST snack!" ... Read more
Ending 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015      16 comments

I've had plenty to be thankful for this year and had some wonderful moments. My DD2 found the right man and they married. He has become a cherished member of our family. I made some nice friends. I learned to exercise. I've taken off ano... Read more
Met my goal, now on to the next thing. A new goal.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      15 comments

It took me 90 days, but I got that grip! I have kept up my exercises every week with a prescribed rest or two inside the chaos. I finished the holiday season with no weight gain. The beginning of 2016 is so booked I have difficulty brea... Read more
Blogging about Birds. Living the Hitchcock movie this morning!
Monday, December 28, 2015      13 comments

First there was a small chirp and the skritch of bird claws sliding down my skylight. Then I heard the chirps turn into a multitude of doors needing oil. The skritch turned into a herd of bison running across my roof. I looked out. ... Read more
Two days until I get a grip. Maybe this is the challenge I've set myself up for.
Monday, December 28, 2015      13 comments

The latest reviews I'm reading is the Bright Lines, by SPT. Here we go with the brain again. Stupid brains. It makes sense. I do fine in my veggie-filled world until someone says "lasagna". Kick out the white stuff; pizza, rolls, ice cream... Read more

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