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A "Me" Day
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      9 comments

Well, truthfully once you are retired I guess every day can be a me day. I have few commitments to anyone but myself and right now I like it that way. I spent so many years having to be on a tight schedule taking care of others - not just my f... Read more
Done and Done
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      9 comments

I'd first like to thank all of you who listened to my fear and encouraged me to NOT give away my power - in regard to the wake and funeral for my DIL's mom. I am happy to report that I did just that and all things went as they were suppose to g... Read more
The first of three
Monday, September 19, 2016      6 comments

Later this afternoon Tom and I will start the long trek to a small town about 60 southwest of us for the first event in saying goodbye to Donna, my DIL's mom. I am struggling with this for so many reasons. Crystal, my DIL, is devastated - she ... Read more
Friday, September 16, 2016      7 comments

I've been hearing this word a lot in the past couple of weeks. The dictionary defines the verb resolve as: to decide firmly on a course of action; the noun resolve is: firm determination to do something. I have resolved my dilemma over ... Read more
To go or not to go....
Thursday, September 15, 2016      5 comments

Is life really this complicated or do I just MAKE it complicated? If you read yesterday's blog you'll know that my sweet daughter-in-law's mother passed away yesterday morning at a mere 58 years old. I am troubled by this, naturally. Bu... Read more
Sad News
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      13 comments

I am heartsick this morning. My dear sweet daughter-in-law, Crystal, lost her mom this morning at 6 a.m. Donna was such a huge part of Crystal's life and a wonderful woman. She had been suffering from severe back pain for a couple of ye... Read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      8 comments

I sat down and watched Dancing with the Stars last night - it's been awhile since I've done that. When it was new, I watched every show for every season. My mom loved the show too, and we often talked about the dancers. I was in Chicago for t... Read more
Trying something new
Saturday, September 10, 2016      6 comments

For the last week I have been having some strange feeling behind my left knee. It doesn't really hurt but it feels like my leg can't hold my weight. This morning when I first got up I could barely walk on it at first, which led me to believe t... Read more
The 5% Fall Challenge
Friday, September 09, 2016      7 comments

I just completed my first ever 5% challenge and while I didn't loose 5%, I did loose just over 3% which is actually amazing for me. And doing the interim challenge over the past 3 weeks I've dropped 2 more pounds! I started a new bible study c... Read more
A perfect fall evening
Thursday, September 08, 2016      7 comments

Daisy and I just got in from playing ropes. It's been a sunny, cooler day with nominal humidity. Right now it's absolutely perfect. We're nearing dusk - it's coming so much earlier these days. Last night I was gone fro 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. so Da... Read more
My Sunday
Sunday, September 04, 2016      9 comments

Today has proven to be a much better day than yesterday and I'm very happy about that. Yesterday strained my patience muscle! I realize that I have so many things to be grateful and also that there are people out there who have real problems -... Read more
What a Day today has been
Saturday, September 03, 2016      7 comments

Daisy and I started our day early, I was up by 6 a.m. this morning. The last 3 days has been perfect weather for early morning walking, it's so fresh and cool and NOT humid. We've pushed our walks to just over 2 miles - an increase from our st... Read more
Goodbye to August
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      11 comments

I can't say that I'm unhappy to see August go. It's been hot and humid and rainy. But the heavens are smiling on us today because the last day of August is going to be a perfect day. The sun is shining, the humidity is way down and the temper... Read more
A good day
Monday, August 29, 2016      10 comments

I just wanted to write down somewhere that I had a really good day today. It was nothing special, I did nothing out of the ordinary, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I spent some time reading this morning, one of my goals is to read at least ... Read more
MIssed our walk this morning
Saturday, August 27, 2016      5 comments

Little Daisy is a bit disappointed in her mom - we did not take our walk this morning. I believe my body has been fighting off a cold, at least that's how I've been feeling. Not really sick; just a bit congested with a scratchy throat and an o... Read more

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