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Thank You, Masonic Lodge
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      6 comments

Saturday was a busy day for me and Tenino Lodge #86. That was my husband's home lodge. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Washington for several years and served in various capacities in the local lodges. It was evident at Ed's funeral and... Read more
SideWalk Again!
Thursday, October 06, 2016      9 comments

SideWalk is a local non-profit organization that is having tremendous success in helping homeless people find stable housing and keep it. SideWalk is now 5 years old, and I was one of the people who volunteered before they even opened the doors... Read more
Staying Steady and Moving Forward
Saturday, October 01, 2016      6 comments

My weight has been at EXACTLY 125.6 now for 5 days. I have managed to log everything I ate, fix a homemade soup for lunchtime, and stay in range for the whole week. I'm still waiting to see if I can dip lower and maintain it. We'll see. Howe... Read more
Back to the Knitting Shop
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      3 comments

Yes, I'm going back! I found out this weekend that they are having a two-part class on,,,,,,wait for it.....making a sweater that fits! That's the subject that has been haunting me for months now. I have made one, and then modified it even mo... Read more
UFO Reprise
Monday, September 19, 2016      6 comments

The UFO Knitting Night was great. They made sure all of us had prizes to take home. I got some gorgeous varigated green roving. We had a yarn swap and I was able to get enough yarn to knit a complete sweater...also green. I didn't stay up all ni... Read more
Saturday, September 17, 2016      7 comments

I'm so excited about today. So, today my Craft of Choice is KNITTING. I am meeting a good friend at 2 pm for a late lunch at a knitting shop called Ewe & I. Yes, the knitting shop has a cafe inside with soup of the dy and a biscuit for $3... Read more
A Good Day
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      14 comments

Big day. I had gotten a doctor's appointment since the Grief Groups suggest we see a doctor since grief can create more physical problems. Everything was fine. Got to have a colonoscopy, my last because of my age. Blood pressure was normal (... Read more
Saturday, September 10, 2016      6 comments

Thanks, CRAZYDOG for the daily motivation. I love them, and they stick with me. I'm just ready now to eat my dinner. However, I've already had my dessert. About an hour ago, I was so tired I didn't think I'd be able to fix dinner. I alr... Read more
My Motivation
Saturday, September 10, 2016      9 comments

I'm doing SparkCoach with the Premium SparkPeople Plan, and today the subject was to decide what my major motivation is to lose weight...and keep it off. Of course, at first it was to recover from the hip surgeries, and I had physical training ... Read more
Home Again
Monday, September 05, 2016      4 comments

I'm home from the church retreat. It was beyond wonderful. I've heard for several years now how people have enjoyed their time at Fort Flagler; now I know why. Not only was it relaxing, it was a meeting of the minds and hearts as well. And I... Read more
I DID IT!!!!
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      22 comments

The scale told me 125.6 this morning, so I did make my goal of 125 by September 2, my 2-year Spark Maintenance date. WOOHOO!!!!! Now to work at getting lower yet.... Read more
Asking for Help
Monday, August 29, 2016      12 comments

Some of you have told me they are pleased with the way I'm dealing with Ed's death. For me, it's not so strange as I've been preparing through counseling and life choices to live my life after he passes. We had the type of relationship that fo... Read more
Tribute to Ed was Marvelous
Sunday, August 28, 2016      4 comments

My minister and I co-led a Tribute to Ed tonight. It was so well-attended, and everything went exactly as we had planned it. It was in the side yard I call my "sanctuary". We had musicians, people brought folding chairs, There were close to 3... Read more
Staying Even Waiting to Go Down
Thursday, August 25, 2016      4 comments

t's time to give you an update on my reaching for the goal of 125 before my Maintenance Anniversary date of September 2. My weight is sometimes 127 and sometimes 126 now. Just waiting for it to dip that one more pound. I know it's worki... Read more
My New Motto
Friday, August 19, 2016      8 comments

As most of you know, I'm the VOLUNTEER of the QUARTER around the Senior Center. The Assistant Manager has been especially warm and supportive, sharing her own experiences as a Hospice Volunteer. Every time I'm at the Center, she gives me a hug... Read more

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