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The happy, long anticipated family Christmas gathering
Saturday, December 10, 2016      13 comments

We are 34 strong now. A few were missing due to work schedules or illness. I managed to sit it out and have totally lost my voice. This also meant I could leave early and not have to clean up! A good ploy for not eating things while cleaning. No... Read more
Good intentions
Saturday, December 10, 2016      16 comments

I will coast, as DH said, on exercise for yesterday. Not only did I drive over 100 miles, I broke land speed records. It was wearing. ... Read more
Keeping moving and not letting the cold (as in sick) win.
Friday, December 09, 2016      12 comments

Can you feel good when you feel crummy? emoticon I think I can, I think I can! On day one of this cold I ex... Read more
Finding inspiration in the blogisphere.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      14 comments

I've read my SP friends blogs this morning and have found a whole heck of a lot of inspiration, comfort and common sense. I AM beautiful. PJDANIELS reminded me to take time to see ME. I also have simply slapped myself together, day after... Read more
A family milestone done and more to come!
Monday, December 05, 2016      13 comments

What a family affair. Lucas got to pour the holy water on his sister's head and Ben got to wipe her down! All the while Caroline giggled at the deac... Read more
Almost another year gone and piling up some good things
Sunday, December 04, 2016      12 comments

It's December 4 already, for cryin' out loud! What happened to 2016? For those of you who are in my age group, remember reading "1984" in the '60's and thinking OMG, that's so far into the future, Big Brother and all that and what will it be ... Read more
Still scratching my head over cardiology visit. Empathy and absolution.
Friday, December 02, 2016      15 comments

For multiple reasons I've seen the same cardiologist every 6-12 months since I was 30. Obviously it's all stuff I can live with and live well. For the past 16 years I've heard the same thing. Keep your weight in control; loose a few pounds; d... Read more
Bonus blog on my December goal.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      10 comments

Short and sweet. I am here and so are all of you. A year ago my DD1 was struggling to keep the bun in the oven. DH was struggling to stay on the planet. I was struggling to keep it all together. This month I celebrate my granddaught... Read more
Every morning I feel on the verge of breakthrough. Then I break.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      12 comments

Yesterday I drank my morning cup and pondered how wonderful my day would be. Thought profound thoughts. I'd be in control. You can't control the things around you, only your response to them! I had an epic fail late in the day. I ventur... Read more
Deep thoughts and brushing off flies
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      13 comments

As a kid I could sit for hours on this bridge and think all day, occasionally brushing off the biting flies. In my adult years this would be a place ... Read more
Thankfulness, family and friends.
Saturday, November 26, 2016      13 comments

I am thankful. I have few pictures but many memories. One of them is sitting in my glider, holding a very snuggly and babbling Caroline, while her mom sang songs for Ben who was dancing in his Paw Patrol undies. Another is listening to DH ... Read more
Musings on kitchen victories.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      10 comments

My cranberry/jalapeno/orange relish is cooling and it's 6am. It has less sugar than last year, a bit more fresh-squeezed orange juice and the addition of cloves. I end up eating it because most of my family doesn't like cranberries. Might as wel... Read more
Taking DH on a plane. Whoa, boy!
Sunday, November 20, 2016      12 comments

I reached for some normality in my abnormal world. me- We are going on vacation. I need my sunshine and a cousin visit. him- Ok me- We fly to Orlando then I'll drive to the coast. 70 miles. Can you handle the day? him- I think so. ... Read more
Pictures of the vultures; for the inquisitive.
Saturday, November 19, 2016      12 comments

I counted about 80 tonight and listened to the branches cracking on the trees. It is simply awesome. It's dark when they roost so it's hard to get ... Read more
Circling buzzards! Nature observation heralding season change.
Thursday, November 17, 2016      12 comments

Nothing wrong here it's the usual winter travel of the local vultures (turkey buzzards). Recently I saw a flock of about 40 at a deer carcass. They appeared to be lined up in a loose group, waiting their turn at the buffet while 3 or 4 feaste... Read more

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