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I must like the rain
Saturday, July 23, 2016      7 comments

This week that is now almost over has been a challenge for me and I have no idea why. Things are going well. My husband surprised me with an offer to travel to Roanoke for a few days so I will be able to see my grandchildren. I haven't seen t... Read more
Day 26 of morning walks
Sunday, July 17, 2016      11 comments

I am very happy to say that Daisy and I have walked for 26 mornings straight - that is a record for me to have done something active so consistently. Some mornings it's just over a mile (like today) but other mornings we've gone as far as 2 1/2... Read more
Starting Week 3 of the 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, July 09, 2016      9 comments

I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do this challenge but decided I needed SOMETHING to help me focus on what was important - me and my weight loss goals. Apparently it's very easy for me to put my goals aside when things are stressful, and... Read more
Stop and smell the roses
Friday, July 08, 2016      6 comments

Well, I don't really have roses, but the flowers are blooming nicely and I thought I'd share. It's time to think about happy things again. The po... Read more
A sad day for Minnesota
Thursday, July 07, 2016      10 comments

I'm sure many of you have seen the news. A police officer shot a 32 year old black man at a routine traffic stop in Falcon Heights, MN which is a Suburb of St. Paul. The man died from his injuries. His girlfriend and her 4 year old daughter w... Read more
Thank goodness for flashlights
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      5 comments

We were anticipating a storm tonight, they said any time between 6 & 9 p.m. It came earlier. The lights started to flicker about 5:30, I was still working on dinner. My DH is very restless when storms are coming, he was caught in a very bad o... Read more
Sure Didn't Want to Today
Saturday, July 02, 2016      14 comments

Daisy and I just got back from our walk, our SHORT walk! We've had an early morning walk for 10 days running, which is real progress for me. But today I just wanted to drink my coffee and read my book. I was on my 2nd cup when she came over ... Read more
Friday, July 01, 2016      7 comments

Why is it that the weeds grow so much faster and stronger than the flowers or vegetables! Why is it that the weeds grow so much faster and stronger than the flowers or vegetables! Today is one of those perfect-for-gardening days so I got out t... Read more
48 Hour Film Project
Thursday, June 30, 2016      5 comments

My husband is a very creative person - he has worked as a professional photographer at one time, he has written music and plays the guitar, and recently he's been getting involved with film-making. He found a group of people here in the Twin Ci... Read more
Good Morning Wednesday
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      10 comments

Wednesday has always been my favorite day, especially when I was working. Wednesday was the promise that your week would come to an end. It was the quiet day, a day you could get so much accomplished. There were never meetings on Wednesdays. ... Read more
We Made It!
Monday, June 27, 2016      9 comments

I'm happy to say that Tom and I are now home and we made it through the funeral without any battle scars. As happened yesterday, no one talked to us except Tom's son, daughter-in-law and our two grandsons who were happy to see their Papa. My c... Read more
Part 1 - Complete
Sunday, June 26, 2016      8 comments

We have just returned from the visitation for my Mother-in-Law and I am happy to report that we came away unscathed! It was rather uncomfortable for Tom and I but we had support and that really helped. Tom's son William came to our home first ... Read more
Coping through Healthy Self-Talk
Saturday, June 25, 2016      11 comments

Daisy and I got out early this morning and I'm so glad we did. Even at 6:45 a.m. it was warm and humid with just enough breeze to cool off every so often. We did our usual loop which is about 1 1/2 miles - wanted to go further but it just got ... Read more
A Perfect Morning
Thursday, June 23, 2016      7 comments

Daisy and I got up a bit earlier than usual this morning and we got our walk in before 8 a.m. for the second day in a row. I'm trying to make this my new routine. The old routine consisted of getting up around 7:30, having my coffee and watchi... Read more
The Silver Lining
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      9 comments

Some of you know that we have been dealing with the declining health of my husband's mother for some time now, and all the craziness that has gone with it. It is with mixed emotions that I say that last evening she will no longer be in pain, he... Read more

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