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Ultimate donations, my career and how it hits home.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      13 comments

I needed to blog about the intersection of my chosen (now retired) profession and the lives of my loved ones. And yours. Those who have followed me for years probably figured it out. My career has been dedicated to transfusion medicine. Giv... Read more
Beach babies
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      12 comments

Wish we were there!... Read more
Enforced changes and changing my tunes.
Monday, August 15, 2016      10 comments

The enforced change is the dental repair scheduled for tomorrow. I have been fighting an infection for months as I broke a molar who-knows-when ago. I've been on several bouts of antibiotics over the months until I had the time to get this done.... Read more
Three generations of happy girls.
Sunday, August 14, 2016      17 comments

Selfies rarely do a body justice. I am at the point of "who cares?" since I like being happy. This is happy!... Read more
Thursday, August 11, 2016      14 comments

Rebuild: (Merriam Webster) 1 a : to make extensive repairs to : reconstruct b : to restore to a previous state 2 : to make extensive changes in I've thought about this word for most of the day. When my computer crashed, I think ... Read more
Carbohydrates are complex.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      10 comments

Thanks to all who commented on my recent blogs. After reading such good thoughts, I went back to the data and moved it around a few times. I pretty much gave up carbs. No bread, pasta, rice, sugar (a touch). In doing so I unbalanced the... Read more
The ghosts of meals past.
Monday, August 08, 2016      9 comments

I'm determined to find the how and why of my past successes. I have been diligently tracking for several months and have not lost a thing. I upped my exercises and thyroid meds as well. I feel a bit better, my clothes fit differently (my fat is ... Read more
Who doesn't love Pie (charts)?
Sunday, August 07, 2016      12 comments

I downloaded the tracker information to play with the values for all my food. I am trying to discover what I'm doing wrong as I thought I had been doing quite well. DH has watched me track every item, asked questions about my choices and encoura... Read more
Bee happy!
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      13 comments

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A long, short, slow and fast year.
Sunday, July 31, 2016      15 comments

This week, a year ago, I started intensive caring for my DH. He was so ill I was in charge of intravenous feeding at home to boost him up for his surgery. Immediately post op, after a terrifically executed procedure, he was looking good. Then ... Read more
Refining the legalities of life. Checked off my list.
Friday, July 29, 2016      18 comments

When I said "I will" in 1978, it was with the thought that we'd tumble in bed, make a few kids, build a house and take vacations. Work until we had made the world a better place. We'd walk the beach with gray hair, holding hands and canes watchi... Read more
Fun in the sun with GS while Sweet Caroline gets some repair.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      15 comments

The doctors finally realized Caroline was seriously tongue-tied. My DD took her for laser surgery today to have the offending tissue removed. It turned out that her lack of weight gain, etc was most likely due to this. On a scale of 1-4, hers wa... Read more
Another year and a few more good days
Monday, July 25, 2016      14 comments

Photos from Ben's 3rd birthday party yesterday. Ben's dad lit the cake up It seemed to impress Lucas more ... Read more
Hot, hot, hot!
Sunday, July 24, 2016      8 comments

How hot? It's so hot that: I stayed indoors after 8am until 9pm. I did not venture out to my pool; the water is 92 F! I watered my garden morning and night. I had to go to the store and did not buy frozen items. ... Read more
Vitamins, treats or show stoppers?
Saturday, July 23, 2016      12 comments

I admit I am not a good patient when it comes to taking vitamins. I buy, I try and when they are gone...meh! I forget to replace them. I tried a new tactic about 6 weeks ago. I was gently encouraged by my MD to raise my vitamin D levels .."Ple... Read more

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