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Rachelle (daughter #2) is 39 today
Monday, November 21, 2016      7 comments

I'm having a hard time believing that it was 39 years ago I was holding my sweet little Rachelle for the first time; and it was on a Monday. She was soooo big - 10 lbs. 13 oz. She was also 2 weeks late. Now we know that the doctor should have... Read more
My rest day
Sunday, November 20, 2016      6 comments

I took the day off yesterday. I really had no choice in the matter. Friday was the last day of the 5% Fall Challenge and I have worked very hard t... Read more
I knew it had to come
Saturday, November 19, 2016      6 comments

But did it have to be so all or nothing? On Wednesday it was over 60 degrees and sunny, on Thursday it was in the 50's and cloudy. Yesterday started out okay but turned really nasty - first with really strong winds accompanied by heavy rain an... Read more
No walk today!
Friday, November 18, 2016      6 comments

This morning when Daisy and I went outside it was still mild but it felt wet outside even though we hadn't had any rain. About an hour later there was serious thunder (thunder in November in Minnesota is practically unheard of), and shortly... Read more
Daisy is ready for the holidays
Thursday, November 17, 2016      11 comments

I sure wish I was. Daisy had her pre-holiday bath yesterday afternoon. She wasn't exactly happy about it but she will do almost anything for a treat. It was the warmest day of the week but I turned up the heat anyway - it takes her so lon... Read more
Step one: Done!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      16 comments

The cupboard doors have been hung - only 9 days after I pledged to get this project finished - and I've been waiting for 5 1/2 months! Actually, the project itself isn't quite finished. A couple of doors don't fit just right (they never did) a... Read more
I woke up Happy this morning...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      6 comments

This probably sounds like it should be the norm for most people, but I not slept well for so many years that on the off chance I have a good night, it really makes me happy. In 1974 when I was pregnant with my first child my mother said to me ... Read more
Lessons I've learned this summer
Monday, November 14, 2016      9 comments

This past summer has been rather challenging for me but I have learned a lot about myself and what I can (and should) do to manage better when difficult times hit in the future, because we all know they will. 1) Worry is a waste of time. ... Read more
A brand new week!
Sunday, November 13, 2016      10 comments

We are into the 8th week of the 5% Fall Challenge - I can't believe how quickly the time has by. I haven't done as well as I would have liked with my weight loss, but I have gotten a lot of little things done over the past 7 weeks that I'm very... Read more
It's going to be a great Saturday
Saturday, November 12, 2016      14 comments

I am happy to say that my cupboard doors are painted - after a little over 5 years of procrastination! And it feels GREAT! We are letting them sit for a couple of days so the paint can be really dry, but they will go up sometime this week. ... Read more
Thursday, November 10, 2016      5 comments

Disappointment is defined as: the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations. This is how I felt when I turned on the television this morning and saw ALL the protesting and burning and stoppin... Read more
The time has come, the time is now....
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      10 comments

I have been thinking about this quote from Dr. Seuss's 'Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! Although it's not time to go - it is definitely time! Back in May 2011, when I had been out of work for 2 1/2 years and the money was running ... Read more
And it's only 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 06, 2016      6 comments

In July, 1908, Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada became the first location to introduce Daylight Savings Time. It didn't come to the US until 1918 when Woodrow Wilson signed it into law to support the war effort of WWI - it was called "Fast Time" ... Read more
Halloween - 1991 and now
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      9 comments

I'm sure many of you have heard about 'The great Halloween blizzard of 1991'. It was really something. It started snowing in the afternoon - that wet and heavy type of snow. My boys did their trick-or-treating in the neighborhood and didn't s... Read more
Friday, October 28, 2016      9 comments

This is how I see my mom when I think of her. The young woman she was when I was a girl growing up. I'm missing her a bit more today - it's been ... Read more

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