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Memorial Day; missing, remembering and learning
Saturday, May 25, 2019      12 comments

I'm probably feeling melancholy as Memorial Day was something my dad proudly honored. Here he is all of 19 years old in 1942. He marched in the... Read more
Spinning wheels
Friday, May 24, 2019      15 comments

My engine is revved up but all I seem to be doing is spinning my wheels. Every morning I spin my Spark wheel and log my good breakfast. Exercise and log that. The smoke I've stirred up at my starting line screens out the rest of my day! ... Read more
Boasting about my Garden State
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      13 comments

Yesterday was a day without plans and we did something old fashioned. We took a drive. I didn't take pictures but enjoyed the scenery as I drove small highways and byways in my Garden State. Lest you think New Jersey is all beach and party... Read more
Re-certified my status in my education requirements for that retired job.
Monday, May 20, 2019      11 comments

My body may be retired but my mind isn't! Today I completed my 3 year requirements to maintain my certifications in the rare event I want to go back to work! ... Read more
What we already knew
Friday, May 17, 2019      9 comments

There is an article out today from NIH concerning a study of refined foods vs minimally processed food. https://www.upi.com/Heal
30155803... Read more
How to be full
Thursday, May 16, 2019      13 comments

Last night I ate just enough. Drank little. Learned my lesson, I did! We dined for the last time with the "other" parents before they travel back to the UK today. We learned a lot about each other and I was humbled to see how happy SIL2... Read more
Mother's day excesses
Monday, May 13, 2019      11 comments

I cooked just enough. I ate too much. Leftovers went home with SIL2 or in the trash. I definitely drank too much. I learned I cannot keep up with an Irishwoman. It was almost as hard keeping up with a woman who's fluent in Gaelic and te... Read more
Soggy day of "rest" for Mom.
Sunday, May 12, 2019      8 comments

My poor garden is shivering in the wet cold this morning! Spring has disappeared and been replaced by this cold, soggy daylight. My eggplant and pepper plants have been drooping and their leaves are changing to unhealthy colors. Just enough sun ... Read more
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

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