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Spark Break
Sunday, July 30, 2017      12 comments

The last few days have been very emotional for me. I knew they would be since yesterday was the anniversary of my husband's death in 2016. However, the family dysfunction showed up as well (to be expected, I suppose), meaning each of us mourne... Read more
Prepare for Lift-Off
Thursday, July 27, 2017      9 comments

It feels that way. Yesterday I got the flight information for my Exchange Student from Aspect Foundation. Syeda is coming to Seattle on August 10. She will be living with me until June 2018. She's 17 years old, from the Philippines, Muslim, ... Read more
To the County Fair
Monday, July 24, 2017      9 comments

I've had this day on my calendar for at least a month. Today was the day to submit the handmade items for the Thurston County Fair. Last year I had 21 different items including some handspun yarns and a tapestry besides my usual tatting, croch... Read more
Painting Party
Friday, July 21, 2017      10 comments

Our wooden fence needs painted. The Masons bought paint the right color in October when they did a Work Party at my house in ,memory of my husband. He had been in the Grand Lodge and Masonry was his passion. Anyway, they bought the paint, but ... Read more
Moving On
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      10 comments

Yesterday was a wonderful day. I started out with my computer, knitting, and CD player to walk to the Senior Center. On Tuesday mornings they have a man there who helps seniors with their electronics. In the afternoon, I have my Needlework Group... Read more
Revise & Revisit
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      13 comments

I didn't "edit" yesterday's post because this takes it's own blog. The Bod Pod was a mixture of good news and bad news. Or maybe just a "pat on the back" and a "wake-up call" all at the same time. #1: I've lost the weight I wanted to by ... Read more
Bod Pod Today
Monday, July 17, 2017      5 comments

I'm back in Personal Training and now it's time to find out how I did when my trainer was recovering from his surgery. This afternoon I'll go to Ft. Lewis to have the Bod Pod done. It's fun. Wear a swimsuit in this "chamber" and find out how ... Read more
Glad for the Extra Energy
Saturday, July 15, 2017      10 comments

Wow! What a day! My great-granddaughter spent the night with me. We had a great time painting rocks. It was time to take her home. We were in crawling traffic, so we decided to turn around; her dad would pick her up this evening. So, she c... Read more
Goal Weight
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      13 comments

Those of you who have been reading my blogs for awhile will remember that I'm on a program at Ft. Lewis and my goal of the last year has been to lower my maintenance weight from 125 to 120. When I started at the Army Wellness Center I was 127 a... Read more
Change of Plans
Sunday, July 09, 2017      12 comments

How do you manage when something you plan for doesn't work out? I'm contemplating talking to a friend about our Friday. We were planning this trip to Central Washington to a fruit stand. She had the whole week off work, and both of us had fon... Read more
Giving
Thursday, June 29, 2017      9 comments

Yesterday, I blogged about the CSA my friend gave me. There was too much of some of the vegetables for me to use this week, and some that I have already in my garden, so I called my daughter and arranged to take those to her. Well, what ... Read more
CSA
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      4 comments

A friend of mine is on vacation and she offered me her CSA box for this week. (CSA is the term used for a portion of the local vegetables...I don't know what the acronym stands for). I am only one person, and of course, so is my friend. Well,... Read more
CSA
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      4 comments

A friend of mine is on vacation and she offered me her CSA box for this week. (CSA is the term used for a portion of the local vegetables...I don't know what the acronym stands for). I am only one person, and of course, so is my friend. Well,... Read more
Going to the Mosque to End Ramaden
Sunday, June 25, 2017      10 comments

I think Spark has helped me become more adventuresome. Without the orderliness of doing Spark every day, I probably wouldn't have thought of opening up my home to an Exchange Student. It was a surprise to my friends and family when I suggested... Read more
Vegan Books
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      6 comments

I found the book "Veganize It!" at my local library and I'm fascinated with the concept. This book is published 2017. So, I ordered my own personal copy from Amazon. It hasn't arrived. When I put in my order, I saw the suggested "Vegan C... Read more

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