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When was the last time you gave yourself an upgrade?
Thursday, May 26, 2016      10 comments

I spent most of yesterday afternoon and some of this morning trying to cope with my laptop's inadvertent upgrade to Windows 10. It would have been ok except my "motherboard" has developed the computer version of arthritis. Sigh. Then this morn... Read more
Why not brighten the day with happy thoughts and pictures?
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      19 comments

Here you go...things that make me happy. Peas in a pod. Biggest brother, little sister share many traits. GS2 is one of THOSE kids. Hands on ... Read more
I forgot to tell you good things.
Sunday, May 22, 2016      14 comments

My new GD, Sweet Caroline is having an uphill climb from being a preemie and having digestive issues. These are slowly being worked out and although she's barely gained weight, she is maturing nicely. Smiles and attentiveness. Our "terribl... Read more
Habits and routines.
Saturday, May 21, 2016      10 comments

Habit 7 b : an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary Routine 1 b : habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure (Merriam-Webster) Every morning, without fail, I look out ... Read more
Gaining calmness.
Friday, May 20, 2016      12 comments

I have 11 days to the end of my current challenge. I am trying to separate acceptance and calmness. I am still not wholly accepting my current situation but find that if I don't stress about what I can't change, I feel a bit better. Part ... Read more
I've become the vinyl 45 with a scratch.
Thursday, May 19, 2016      11 comments

I still have 45's. Really. I even have something to play them on. The Eggplant that Ate Chicago. Monster Mash Do You Want to Dance? Lady Godiva. I've got quite a playlist in my head but my personal grooves have a scratch. I keep ... Read more
It feels like Friday!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      14 comments

It's only three days into the new week and already I've burnt up 7! Long story short. Helped DD1 with kids at 5 am Sunday as the 2 year old decided to reject the bag of mini peppers he ate when she wasn't looking! It was her first time wi... Read more
Remember the line about "it'll be a cold day in Hell"? It's snowing here!
Sunday, May 15, 2016      10 comments

DH's boss called and they are going to start delivering the boxes they packed for him to go through at his leisure. He's worked for the government for 40+ years so although he's retired, he's still part of the family and will be welcomed back in... Read more
If you haven't heard enough about diabetes damage, read on.
Saturday, May 14, 2016      14 comments

About 20 years ago, trying to get the man to eat better, I started using threats like: If your toes fall off I'm not helping you walk. If your stroke out, I'm not wiping your drool. If your kidneys go you'd better find someone else to driv... Read more
Friday, May 13, 2016      10 comments

No superstitions here. The neighbors' black cat has crossed my path multiple times I've dropped the salt shaker I've walked under ladders Opened umbrellas inside Broken more than my share of mirrors The only masks I've seen are th... Read more
Busier than I've ever been doing "normal" things.
Thursday, May 12, 2016      11 comments

My life is surprisingly busy. For example, yesterday I went to the pool at 6:30, home by 8:30. Left at 10:30 to take DH to his PT (I worked out there, too) we stopped for lunch and were home by 2. I left at 2:45 to get my carotids ultrasound ... Read more
Murphy's law.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      12 comments

Good morning! emoticon I'm making my day bright by smiling. I will do so all day! Oh, the Murphy's la... Read more
This month's challenge: Learning to be calm.
Monday, May 09, 2016      7 comments

I am not going to take classes or yoga or whatever the heck else there is out there to learn calmness. I tend to give others the advice I should follow myself. FIFI sent me a message about my reaction to my stress not helping me. She was right a... Read more
I wish everyone had a Mother's Day like I've had.
Sunday, May 08, 2016      8 comments

I read ONEKIDSMOM's blog and think she had one of the better Mother's Days. How wonderful to do what we are supposed to do, be appreciated and make the best of it? I've been pretty grumpy lately, all holidays have not been observed by DH. I... Read more
Starting the day on an electronic flurry of investigating accounts.
Sunday, May 08, 2016      10 comments

Busy I got a message one of my accounts had been used. I've been resetting passwords all morning. emoticon ... Read more

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