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I'm not meant to be a caregiver!
Monday, May 06, 2019      26 comments

When I was a girl I thought I wanted to grow up to be a Nurse - didn't everyone? I had some minor health issues and always loved the nurses who cared for me. When I went to collage I decided I should be a Social Worker - until I almost failed ... Read more
And then we had lights
Wednesday, March 27, 2019      16 comments

Well, we did always have lights but only the bare minimum. But now I can turn on everything - all at once if I so desired! It's a rather freeing feeling to no longer have to restrict electricity usage. But I learned that I absolutely CAN ... Read more
Spring is coming.... and so is the Spring 5% Challenge
Monday, March 25, 2019      15 comments

The past two weeks have been interesting here in Minnesota (and probably a lot of other places too). I thought I'd share some of my recent outside photos. The first two are of the path's I had shoveled throughout our back yard so Daisy cou... Read more
What a Week
Friday, March 22, 2019      15 comments

7872378881/?t=2 I don't know if this will work - I am not very savvy when it comes to social media. But if it does, this is my daughter Lauriellen working out with ... Read more
Finally..... A Walk
Friday, March 08, 2019      21 comments

Daisy and I just got back from our first walk since about mid-January. First we had the rain, that turned to ice; then the polar vortex; then the snowiest February EVER and the 4th snowiest month since they started keeping records in 1872; and ... Read more
Is there life after snow....
Saturday, February 23, 2019      20 comments

I'm beginning to wonder. We've had a record February snow total so far and we still have 5 days to go - in which they are predicting a medium-sized storm overnight tonight and another snowfall on Tuesday. I am trying very hard to stay positive... Read more
What a difference.....
Saturday, February 02, 2019      17 comments

Daisy and I just got back in from our first walk in maybe 3 weeks! Oh my we were happy - well, especially Daisy was happy. I let her off leash as soon as we got to the path and she ran and ran from one side to the other. She couldn't smell en... Read more
A cold day in the life.....
Tuesday, January 29, 2019      22 comments

Like so many of you, we are experiencing a deep freeze. Apparently the last time we saw below zero temps in the mid 20's to low 30's was in January of 1996. And I don't even remember that. It was the first winter after Tom and I were married.... Read more
... and then it goes
Friday, January 18, 2019      20 comments

It is the last day of week 2 of our Winter 5% challenge. I have actually lost some weight this time which I am very happy about - a little over 3 pounds so far. I'd like to credit my hard work and dedication to the cause but that would be a fi... Read more
And So it Begins
Saturday, January 05, 2019      22 comments

Today is Day #1 of the 5% Winter Challenge and I love Day #1's. There is such a promise to begin something and an anticipation of doing well. I would like to actually achieve my 5% weight loss this challenge - it's something I've not yet accom... Read more
Good Riddance Day
Friday, December 28, 2018      17 comments

I had never heard of this special day but it makes sense. Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire. There's even a... Read more
Merry Christmas to all my Wonderful Spark Friends
Tuesday, December 25, 2018      17 comments

It's been awhile since I've taken time to blog. I'm not sure why the days feel so full. But today I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all good things in the year to come. I am looking forward t0 2019. Today my DH and I wi... Read more
And Daisy Smiled
Tuesday, November 13, 2018      19 comments

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What is Normal anyway?
Thursday, October 18, 2018      24 comments

This morning as Daisy and I walked along the path, much later than our usual walk time because Daisy's mom didn't even wake up until after 7:30 a.m. today, I thought to myself "I just want things to go back to normal". But the very next thought... Read more
Lauriellen Update - good news
Wednesday, October 10, 2018      23 comments

First, I want to thank each and every one of my dear Spark friends for your kind words and encouragement. Yesterday was one of the most challenging days I've had. I've been in pain before (knee replacement surgery, or any surgery for that matt... Read more

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