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Update on my sporty grand kids' injury
Friday, July 05, 2019      10 comments

He knocked out a baby tooth! Hooray! He's been slow at loosing them. For once, that's a good thing. Pediatrician says no worries on his lip and gums, dentist won't open 'till Monday but he should be fine. Does he want to get back o... Read more
When kids sports go the inevitable wrong
Thursday, July 04, 2019      9 comments

Ah, baseball. One of the pastimes of summer. emoticon Summer spent in the ER! ... Read more
Summer heat and me
Wednesday, July 03, 2019      12 comments

As I age my tolerance of heat has decreased. There was a time I could shovel dirt and hammer 4x4's to build a deck in the full blast of July. Hike for miles with a full backpack in glaring desert heat. I laughed at the sun! ... Read more
"The Way I Walk" and "Walk This Way"
Sunday, June 30, 2019      14 comments

Thanks to Genesis (I Can't Dance) and The Rolling Stones, I have my title! I noticed I've been swaying when I walk and realized something was up. And, my hip was hurting. I've had my stride evaluated and found I lift my left hip, swing my f... Read more
Nothing overly exciting
Saturday, June 29, 2019      11 comments

I've nothing overly exciting to discuss, just some random thoughts. My pool is finally clear so I've got my daily jog lined up. Still hitting the gym 3 days a week plus adding in those new workouts with my trainer-daughter. I'm well exercis... Read more
Meatless marketing curiosity
Tuesday, June 25, 2019      12 comments

I've been a bit stymied or stumped by the recent marketing craze concerning "meatless" burgers. I like a rare steak, a medium-rare burger and a rare roast beef although I rarely (pun intended) eat them simply out of preference for poultry o... Read more
The day before Monday
Sunday, June 23, 2019      14 comments

In my business world, Sunday was the day before the week started. Get living done, cleaning done and everything ready for the mad weekly rush. Not now, thanks to retirement! I still get a lot of living done and clean. There is no mad rush to... Read more
No fear of any critters: explanation
Thursday, June 20, 2019      16 comments

I think it's familial curiosity of nature. I was maybe 4 or 5 when Dad took me hunting for salamanders in the local creek. I got my first "farm injury" at 5 by barbed wire being chased by cows from the farm behind our house. You shouldn't "b... Read more
Short and sweet and some critter photos
Wednesday, June 19, 2019      13 comments

Yesterday's lunch with DD1 was fun. In the middle of the meal about 200 cell phones went off in the restaurant with emergency alerts for the flood warnings of our latest batch of rain. Funny how a place full of strangers suddenly became a commun... Read more
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      9 comments

My elder child took me to lunch today. I ate. We talked. We had a good time and caught up without children. I pick my younger daughter up at the train station shortly for the last time. After tomorrow she will regain her license and driv... Read more
Getting Real
Monday, June 17, 2019      15 comments

Yes, my weight has crept upwards. No, I haven't been very vigilant. I've felt entitled. That's not a new feeling for me. Good advice all around here has helped. Rinse, lather, repeat.... Read more
Remembering my men on Father's Day
Sunday, June 16, 2019      12 comments

There have been some good men in my life! My maternal grandfather was 82 when he attended my high school graduation. Still called me "Cup 'o Tea", a name he gave me when I was two. He wore overalls, chewed tobacco, smoked a pipe and laughed... Read more
Thursday, June 13, 2019      11 comments

There are good songs about rain. A few recognizable lines: Down came the rain and washed the spider out. I'm singin', just singin' in the rain. Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey, whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky. I've se... Read more
Never forget means we can't forget
Tuesday, June 11, 2019      14 comments

Well, that was scary. It doesn't take much to make our guts wrench in this area. My son in law works in the building next to where the helicopter crashed in NYC yesterday. Of course he's fine. In the end we all are except the poor pilot. I w... Read more
Where does the time go? I haven't met or made some goals.
Monday, June 10, 2019      14 comments

Here it is already June 10th in 2019! emoticon What happened to the last 160 days of this year? It's almost ha... Read more

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