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With rain in the forecast, plan B becomes plan A for dinner.
Thursday, May 09, 2019      11 comments

I am hosting my British son-in-laws' parents for Mothers Day dinner. It's the first time we will meet his step-father, second meeting his mother. We chat on the phone on holiday opportunities or when the kids visit us on weekends. ... Read more
Slow start doesn't mean giving up for the day.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      11 comments

Yesterday was a warrior day. I woke up at 3:30, who knows why, but I barreled through the rest of the day. Gym for an hour. Water running for an hour. Miscellaneous household things. PT for an hour. Bed at 10:30. Unfortunately at ... Read more
Exercising my health and humor in NYC
Sunday, May 05, 2019      18 comments

Best time ever! DD2 bought tickets for us to attend a jazz concert as a birthday gift for me. The fact that it was both my girls was more the present! Getting to your place of choice can be a hassle. DD2 tried to hail a cab. Up came a bike ... Read more
Busy day
Thursday, May 02, 2019      12 comments

A 5 am trip to the store for milk was not on my list of things to do. Milk bought, coffee drunk and we were off to help DD2 with a clogged tub. Normally she would go with the usual...call the landlord thing but, the landlords are in Nepal cl... Read more
Workout wonders
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      10 comments

I had been enjoying my 2+ hour spa Wednesday. An hour in the gym then 1.5 in the pool. Last week DH decided I was right and he should start going to the gym on Wednesdays too! Aw, shucks. I was enjoying my "alone" day. Once he started announci... Read more
New tricks after having the wrong treats
Sunday, April 28, 2019      11 comments

Perhaps I should entitle this "tricks or treats; the salty dinner decision version" emoticon Last night we we... Read more
Saturday, April 27, 2019      10 comments

There was a mix up and my training went awry yesterday. Paulette missed the message she was to meet with me. No worries as I worked out like a fiend anyway. We rescheduled for next week and I had a chance to give her my "list" of broken parts sh... Read more
Gaining some exercises
Friday, April 26, 2019      11 comments

My gym gifts a 1/2 hour session with a Pilates, swimming or gym instructor for your birthday! While a half hour might not seem to be much, it's an opportunity to learn a few new tricks. What "old dog" wouldn't like to learn a few new tricks? ... Read more
Happily exhausted
Sunday, April 21, 2019      14 comments

My something I share with Queen Elizabeth. Not the fame or fortune. Maybe the regal bearing. The same birthday! What better way to be happy? ... Read more
Busy week past and weekend ahead
Saturday, April 20, 2019      16 comments

I've been attacking some spring cleaning around the house. Although my weekend guests are family and would not judge, I've been cleaning and putting away items needing removal. ... Read more
Rethinking my portions
Wednesday, April 17, 2019      11 comments

Dinner plates in 1950 were 9 inch Dinner plates in 2019 are 12 inch A cup of coffee was 8 ounces Mine is 12-14 A bagel was 3 inches in diameter Mine is 5-6 and taller A bowl of soup was 12 ounces I fill mine to the top, ab... Read more
Rethinking food preparation
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      9 comments

Hmm, I'm not turning this into a series but there is a series of steps I'm taking. My latest focus has been on portions. My food choices and preferences are healthy. I've become more aware of portions. I measure my ingredients and happ... Read more
Rethinking food
Monday, April 15, 2019      11 comments

Er, rethinking the kind of foods to fill in my empty refrigerator. I've had the fortunate experience of both DH and I going our separate ways for a few days. He to the cabin in the woods with his cronies and me to more domesticated places with S... Read more
Steps with friends, Boston edition.
Sunday, April 14, 2019      11 comments

Here are 3 Spark ladies who had a great time. Susannah31, OKM and OJ. After Barb ran her very rainy race-picture needs uploaded, we joined her ... Read more
Lunching with former work buddies
Thursday, April 11, 2019      11 comments

I had a great day today! I went to the retiree luncheon and enjoyed the company of many of my retired peers and then the company of my former employees. The CEO gave a talk on the past years' responses to disasters. I've mentioned I worked f... Read more

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