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Behaving: met a goal! Thanks for your support!
Friday, April 29, 2016      13 comments

Call me Miss Behaving! I have met my latest goal with a vengeance. I cut out my voracious after dinner sneak eating. Once I had DH tucked in, I found the kitchen. Who was it good for? Not me! I've made sure there was little to eat which made ... Read more
Got that out of my system. On to the next.
Thursday, April 28, 2016      9 comments

Thanks for "listening"! DH's cognition is still not up to par and he does not understand what happened December through February. A lot. He basically shut down every time I suggested he contact his employer for some "face time" while he w... Read more
Partially fizzled cranky pants
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      15 comments

fizzle 1. To make a hissing or sputtering sound. 2. Informal To fail or end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning. n. Informal A failure. No, I am not a failure. I'm tired. I'm cranky and the world is not my oyster to... Read more
Look alike kids
Sunday, April 24, 2016      15 comments

I sent this to my DD. Caroline was seeming to be such a knock-off of her brother at the same age. Caroline at 6 weeks Lucas at 6 weeks ... Read more
For me, it's officially pollen season. My morning poem for Spring.
Friday, April 22, 2016      12 comments

The rising sun paints a misty pink and gray background for the unfurling leaves. Small rays escaping the clouds glance off my neighbor's car in a muted gold dance. My blue car appears green. Footprints of a rabbit show in the fuzzy yellow... Read more
Thursday, April 21, 2016      16 comments

emoticon I teased my British SIL that the parade in Great Britain was in honor of MY birthday, not HRMTQ. I hope... Read more
Teaching an "old" dog new tricks.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      14 comments

I am learning. Today is day two of some serious exercise which I will see, hopefully 3 days a week. I am a tad sore from using muscles that have lain dormant. In the morning I will do my usual pool thing before DH wakes up. When I take ... Read more
Boston, the tourist perspective, if you haven't had enough SParkie photos!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      15 comments

Barb partially described my passions. Architecture AND photos. I once photographed weddings and *mitsva's but that's old news. Duckling bronzes. ... Read more
Home again, home again, jiggity jig.
Monday, April 18, 2016      13 comments

To market, to market to buy a .... Low fat yogurt, fruit, paper towels, laundry soap. I had a blast. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to catch OKM while she was here on my side of the country. The DAWG and I have met a few times, she ... Read more
How to get exercise, motivation and have a darned good time. Meet up with Spark Buds!
Sunday, April 17, 2016      20 comments

Short and sweet because I'm getting back on the road, again. emoticon Find a walking buddy. ... Read more
Traveling with DH. Those kid years left behind have returned.
Saturday, April 16, 2016      13 comments

First I must say he generously offered to do his best so I could make this trip. Thank you. It starts with the realization I am packing for two and carrying for two. And the two is acting like a five year old. No, you can't take that, i... Read more
Spreading my "Mom" wings to a friend then realizing we don't have it so bad.
Thursday, April 14, 2016      14 comments

There had been a student in my lab who showed promise; she merited my personal attention. She got it! She was smart and funny and starting a second career. She had a Master's in very special education and wanted to go into the sciences. When she... Read more
The "accepting disability and retirement" discussion.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      17 comments

I don't think he wants to ACCEPT his disability but I think DH has realized he will no longer be able to hold a job. It's been hard to take his avoidance of discussing the inevitable, but I know my man has pride and a real big stubborn streak. I... Read more
Following directions.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      11 comments

In my professional world, I would cite someone for not following manufacturer's directions. I haven't followed those principles in my personal life and the consequences are unhealthiness. I recently have paid great attention to serving sizes. O... Read more
Little miss misbehaving! Added up those bits and bobs.
Monday, April 11, 2016      11 comments

WOW! I admit I'm a ketchup freak. I was great in the Regan years. It's a vegetable? Right on! I guestimated the squirt I put on my meat loaf. 4-5 tablespoons, 100 calories. Then I documented the snack. Since I dug the peanut butter o... Read more

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