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Going It Alone...Not Really
Monday, June 19, 2017      6 comments

Braden has been my Personal Trainer for over 3 years. It started out with back pain, excruciating back pain that came without warning or apparent cause. For the first time, I went to a Chiropractor and Braden was working there doing a Wellness... Read more
How to Coach
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      13 comments

I don't know how to tell you all what is on my heart this morning, so I'll just ask for your help and concern and prayers. My youngest daughter has NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET OUT OF BED for at least six weeks. She has gained so much weight that she ... Read more
Victorian Luncheon Wrap-up
Sunday, June 11, 2017      11 comments

I'm a whole week behind on this...and a big project to sew before going to a party for two of my great-grands, so I'll just show you the dress. ... Read more
Stepping Out
Sunday, June 04, 2017      10 comments

Today is such a big day. I'm all a-quiver with anticipation. I've already had a short connection with the young woman who will be my Exchange Student next school term. We were able to have a "phone" conversation through Facebook Messenger las... Read more
Where Is the Cat?
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      12 comments

I took this picture last Friday. Coming back from the Optometrist (falls are often caused by poor eyesight and I have cataracts forming) and picking up something to go to my next planned activity, I happened to catch something moving in the cor... Read more
Everything Is An Experiment
Sunday, May 28, 2017      31 comments

It struck me today that one thing Spark has done for me has opened my eyes to the fact that EVERYTHING in life is an experiment.. Each of us is an experiment of one in our weightloss journey, and we can apply that to everything else we do. For... Read more
Back to Monday Morning
Monday, May 22, 2017      8 comments

A quick note after the weekend. Oh yes, our wonderful warm weather showed up just in time. Being at the beach was nourishing in so many ways. It was so relaxing and I am so grateful to have found this spiritual community. Even the youngest/li... Read more
Saturday, May 20, 2017      12 comments

I made the switch yesterday. Took the little 2-year-old bundle of energy (Daniel) home to his Mom and came away with his 6 3/4-year-old sister Julia. Actually, her birthday is on Thursday. So, I have my birthday present ready for her this mor... Read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017      11 comments

My great-grandson is 2 years old. My daughter (his grandma) decided to give his mother a break and so we brought him to Lacey (15 miles) on Sunday night. She kept him for 2 days, and now I have had him for 2 days. It works pretty well when we... Read more
My Wedding (NOT) Dress
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      12 comments

Our Red Hat Chapter is hosting a Victorian Luncheon on June 4, and more than 100 ladies will attend. For our gowns, one woman bought used wedding dresses on Goodwill online, dyed them, and altered each for the members of our chapter. They are ... Read more
Swiss Chard Recipe
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      10 comments

Cook a quantity of Swiss Chard in water (I used my crock pot since I was gone most or the day). Add onion and continue to cook. Drain. soften 1/2 cup of rainsins in wter. Drain. To the Chard-Onion mixture, add liquid egg substitute, toasted ... Read more
Mowing Angels
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      12 comments

Today was the day I get my Social Security, and so I spent some of it. I was surprised at how low the total was since I'm now getting my fruits and vegetables delivered from the farmers on Tuesdays (twice a month). I splurged a bit on butterfl... Read more
Back Again
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      7 comments

Had a lovely trip. The Retreat Center was everything I hoped it would be. Artists can come for a private time to create, or take classes, or groups can come and plan their own retreat at their place. People were casual and friendly. Wonderfu... Read more
Adventure to Leavenworth
Monday, May 08, 2017      8 comments

A friend from church and I drove over to Leavenworth this morning. There's a Retreat here called Grunewald Guild that merges Creativity and Spirituality. Now we're resting in our hotel room before dinner. The hotel has free WIFI, so of course... Read more
The Results?
Sunday, May 07, 2017      10 comments

As most of you know, I've taken on my son's Vegan Challenge for the month of April to see if my total Cholesterol level would go down. I got my blood work done again April 27 and saw the doctor on May 3. First off, I really like MY docto... Read more

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