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  • Moving My Classroom

    8/5/2020 5:48:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    After 7 years, I've moved my classroom to my home office. For the past 5 months (including ESY in July) I have been teaching at the dining room table with the kitchen as a backdrop. Remote teaching is a challenge for me and I accept it. I am taking 3 2-hour seminars on Seesaw, Flipgrid, Screen... Read more

  • Tuesday's Trials

    8/4/2020 8:51:29 PM, by NANCY-

    All that camping has paid off. The fresh pine scent from our neighbor's tree taken out by the tropical storm is wafting into our home. (no damage done from the tree.)The pole that is askew down the street is probably what sent the ball of electricity surging down the line. Eversource said it may be... Read more

  • Coffee In The Car

    8/4/2020 5:30:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    I take my coffee in the car, driving near and driving far alone with my thoughts and favorite music coming alive It's my time to relax and make the most of the drive. ... Read more

  • Multifaceted Monday

    8/3/2020 11:01:35 PM, by NANCY-

    My pleasure about the rain quickly ended when a leak appeared from the kitchen vent pipe. Yikes! thankfully my eldest was around and put that spray sealer around the pipe. With a tropical storm forecast for Tuesday we'll see if it works. Calling to schedule for roof estimated and shifting medica... Read more

  • A Made-Up Mind

    8/3/2020 5:25:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    "When one's mind is made up, fear is diminished." Rosa Parks said these words when she took her stand. I believe these words has I take a stand for my health. It is easy to get complacent and stop fighting the uphill battle. I see complacency around me every day. I don't want to live that l... Read more

  • Serene Sunday

    8/2/2020 2:31:06 PM, by NANCY-

    Strange to awake to quiet, but I like it. I could watch a show without interruption. WOW! Remembering that I have to prioritize myself, doing a menu ensures that. Hubby seems calmer with Middle son away. Wait... it's August already? Yes, it is. Do I have goals? Yes I do. Getting to my goals m... Read more

  • August Focus - Self Care

    8/2/2020 9:08:17 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My focus for August is going to be self-care. After being out of the building and avoiding people since March, I go back to work with a whole new set of protocols in two days (August 4) To everything, there is a season. This August I promise: +to be gentle with myself + not to wo... Read more

  • The Bigger Picture

    8/2/2020 5:58:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't get stuck in tunnel vision. We need to look at the bigger picture to understand what is truly important in our life. Changing perspective makes a difference if we want to reach our goals. Instead of just thinking; I need to get in my steps to keep my blood sugar numbers low, I will r... Read more

  • Saturday 8/1/2020

    8/2/2020 12:08:31 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Change isn't easy. Spent the afternoon w/ my niece unwinding after the first few days here in the new town. Getting stuff done little at a time. Using my SP philosophy for life, not just weight loss.... Read more

  • Silent Saturday

    8/1/2020 5:17:13 PM, by NANCY-

    So this is what an empty nest is like. Eldest son took middle son for about 24 hours. Also Youngest is leaving on a jet plane... to collect his "girlfriend'? They are driving back with all of her stuff. Wait? What? I thought he was just going to visit a friend. Girlfriend... when did that happen? ... Read more

  • Lost 15.4 Lbs. in 5 Weeks

    8/1/2020 3:49:03 PM, by GIVENTHANKS

    I had my five week weigh-in this morning. I am down 15.4 lbs. I have been eating differently, sometimes multiple times a day and sometimes intermittent fasting on a 12:12, 16:8 or just eating one meal a day. I am trying to keep my body guessing so it does not get used to the same thing all the time.... Read more

  • Too Busy?

    8/1/2020 5:32:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    As you may have noticed from my blogs, I am a goal oriented person, and I take my health seriously. Lately, my focus has been so strong that my DH has felt a bit neglected. He has felt left out and ignored. I've tried to include him in my walks and my mask making, but he wants to be my focus.... Read more

  • Friday Finish

    7/31/2020 5:59:49 PM, by NANCY-

    Hubby wasn't upset with our moving his man cave out of the basement. His tummy enjoyed the deli goodies as if it was Thanksgiving. We both watched the touching service for John Lewis; may he live on in all our hearts and actions. The purple ribbon is still upon our door. Sunday I return to... Read more

  • The Slow Decline

    7/31/2020 5:19:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mother’s health is declining. She is depressed, and I am unable to hug her or hold her hand. It is a very sad thing to watch my mother sadly fade away. I think that she’s dying. Without human touch, I don’t know if she will recover from this one. I pray for her to regain strength, but ... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    7/30/2020 7:21:38 PM, by NANCY-

    Hubby has been stapled and is home. Due to the pandemic, our calendar was basically clear for his follow-up appointments. Stopped at the Polish deli and got him a few of his favorites and then some. Surprisingly, I did not need "goodies." ❤️ Grateful - For the good care Hubby got. ... Read more

  • I was never promised a rose garden

    7/30/2020 5:33:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    I remember the song: “I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden.” I've had some rain and thorns in my life lately, and it's not always fun. Easier days are coming. I can count on that! I just have to keep going and realize that it's all part of the plan. I hope that we can all ... Read more

  • Wednesday 7/29/2020

    7/30/2020 12:59:45 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Tonite was tough. Hubby & I are having issues surface that we've been dancing around for a while. The stress of the cross country move is cracking avoided topics wide open. Don't know that I'm optimistic about our future. Okay w/ whatever happens tho cuz I am strong & resilient.... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/29/2020 9:03:29 AM, by NANCY-

    "Floor Hurt" is what middle son keeps saying about Hubby. Thankfully middle son has his day program to distract him. The tube drain the fluid from around his heart was removed, so progress is being made. As for me I have distractions too. Making sure we have healthy choices, To Do lists, research... Read more

  • Fresh Veggies!

    7/29/2020 5:25:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Broccoli, celery, tomatoes, kale, Swiss chard, cucumbers, and green beans. Add to that basil, parsley and thyme. Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, and/or cholesterol.) Summer is a great season because vegg... Read more

  • Ratatouille

    7/28/2020 11:09:59 AM, by NANCY-

    On Saturday, my local PBS aired Essential Pépin, which featured his Classic Ratatouille ww2.kqed.org/essentialpepin/
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    etable-bounty/ I used his updated technique that starts at about 2:30 in this episode - Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way https://ww... Read more

  • My Best Life Now!

    7/28/2020 5:28:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, Let’s get going! Today I give the day my best effort. I will learn something new, and I make the most out of what I’ve been given. This is the day that the Lord has made, and it is my gift from God. I will not complain about this day and what I don’t have. I acknowled... Read more

  • Motivational Monday

    7/27/2020 9:10:53 AM, by NANCY-

    Great news, Hubby has been moved to a step down unit. Fluid is still draining from around his heart, but he is in excellent spirits. My appetite hasn't been the best as of late and neither has been my food choices. Good news is that I start the day with a good healthy breakfast. ❤️ Grateful - ... Read more

  • The "Elderly"

    7/27/2020 5:28:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Over and over on the news, I hear the term the elderly used when talking about the CORONA Virus. I don't like being called "The Elderly"! This term refers to being past middle age is considered elderly. Most developed world countries have accepted the chronological age of 65 years as a def... Read more

  • Sunday 7/26/2020

    7/27/2020 12:50:10 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Reconnected recently w/ a dear friend from days gone by & today we traded some recipe ideas. Really fun to get a different perspective. Another day of driving w/ excellent dinner & drinks after. Tomorrow we'll be at our final destination. Then the fun will really start: House hunting begins!... Read more

  • Summary Sunday

    7/26/2020 11:02:56 AM, by NANCY-

    Hubby is in the Cardiac ICU. They removed about 800 ml from around his heart. Thankfully our State's COVID stats are good so the hospital will let me in to be with him. ❤️ Grateful - For 911 For all those who helped hubby. Surgeons who come in to do surgery at 10 pm on Saturday night.... Read more

  • Sewing Fun

    7/26/2020 5:47:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am creating a book and kit of first projects for my 7 year old granddaughter Lina. The book explains three things about sewing: 1. All of our clothes are sewn together, and that I make her special clothes that no one else in the world has. 2. We can help others by sewing masks. 3. ... Read more

  • Saturday, 7/25/2020

    7/26/2020 1:57:32 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Great drive thru to Tucumcari NM today. Weather mostly good, a few intermittent showers but missed the severe thunderstorms especially thru the niggest mtn passes. Made excellent time & will be in Oklahoma tomorrow. My retirement plan is unfolding, so exciting.... Read more

  • Silly Saturday

    7/25/2020 1:09:09 PM, by NANCY-

    With all this seriousness going on... It is time for a break. Doing a mini spa day. Even though nail and hair salons are open, I'm not comfortable going. Got one of those 4 sided emery/buffers so I get a shine on. Finally can do a pony tail. But a home facial is a need. Then it is time for a comedy... Read more

  • Report-Two Days Short of One Month

    7/25/2020 10:24:22 AM, by GIVENTHANKS

    From 6/27/2020 to 7/25/2020: Dropped 12 pounds Neck - lost 1/2" Chest-lost 1/4" Left arm-Lost 3/4" Right Arm-lost 1.25" Waist-lost 1.5" Left Thigh-lost 1/4" Right Thigh-lost 1/2" Left calf-lost 1/2" Right Calf-lost 3/4" Hips-lost 3" Other Perks: In less than 2 weeks, ... Read more

  • Waking Up Early

    7/25/2020 5:19:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am an early riser. This is when I pray and plan my day and get in a good stretch. I drink my tea, and meditate and write for just a few minutes. I need this time to center myself for the day. I don't know what I'd do without this time. I'm a more productive person because I get up be... Read more

  • Friday 7/24/2020

    7/25/2020 1:22:10 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Another day on the road driving from Kingman AZ to Gallup NM. This morning we were delayed 1/2 hr by a tornado warning. Small twister touched down but no damage. Was told by a local last one was 30 yrs ago. The weather gods knew I was in town visiting🙄🤔😁 So been mostly eating way under calor... Read more

  • Futuristic Friday

    7/24/2020 9:23:17 AM, by NANCY-

    Yes, I am looking toward the future. Besides changing my conditioned behaviors into more healthy ones. I only have two things on my TO DO list for today. Yes there are plenty more things to be done but only two are the priority and they deal with the future. Having pieces in place makes life so much... Read more

  • Isolation

    7/24/2020 5:24:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mother is not doing well in the nursing home. She doesn't look well either. I don't think that she will die from COVID 19, but the Isolation that she's experiencing. No one in the family can touch her. We can't hug her, and she is feeling alone. I brought her flowers yesterday, and she ... Read more

  • Thursday 7/23/2020

    7/24/2020 2:26:20 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Finished packing & got everything loaded on Tuesday evening. Drove yesterday to Tahachapi to hv dinner w/ hubby's nephew & family - it was great. Then drove today, spending nite in Kingman AZ. Good bye California! Was a good time but over it, ready for new life & adventures.... Read more

  • Thoughtful Thursday

    7/23/2020 1:38:38 PM, by NANCY-

    Middle son has been whiny and driving me up the wall. I still think he is bored. As for me I'm still working on my life style, making adjustments to my menu and eating habits. I persevere. ❤️ Grateful - For sleeping in. For Stargazer lilies. For my hubby. ... Read more

  • Irrational anxiety

    7/23/2020 12:45:48 PM, by KITTEHAVENGER

    For those of us who have problems with anxiety, myself being one, it can be really hard on us and those around us. My anxiety is not that bad. It does not stop me from living my life or being at the more extreme ends of the spectrum. My anxiety manifests itself in the need to eat when I'm not hungry... Read more

  • Day 26 of Exercise Streak

    7/23/2020 9:58:53 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I didn't set a particular goal for my streak. I just wanted to see how far I could go and what would happen if I exercised at least 10 minutes every day. Today I am on day 26. Here's what has happened so far: I've walked miles up and down hills and on flat ground. I tried a couple o... Read more

  • Motivation

    7/23/2020 5:20:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    What motivates you to do what you need to do for your health? If you lose your “why”, you forget your what and your how. I’m motivated by my kids and grand-kids. I want to be able to run, bike, hike and kayak with them. I was made in the image of God, and my body is the temple of the Holy Gh... Read more

  • Wishful Wednesday

    7/22/2020 12:40:53 PM, by NANCY-

    "Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true!" Aesop’s Fables, circa 260 BC Moral of the story: A wise person appreciates the value of everything they have in life! My mom had an expression:"Wish in one hand..." Growing up with Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. I did think s... Read more

  • My Healthy Compulsion

    7/22/2020 5:44:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Since early February, I have been making masks. I have been making between 40 and 50 masks every week for the past 27 weeks. I also cut up fabric for three friends who also make masks. We also meet once a week and use my two sergers. There are at least ten people who have worked on making mas... Read more

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - HD

    7/22/2020 2:33:35 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    The movers came back today & w/ a hard push late afternoon, got me packed up finally & on the road. My car looks like the Beverly Hillbillies w/ so much stuff besides what they packed & are storing for transport later. Also today my beloved 1945 "45" Harley Trike made for use by the military du... Read more

  • Tasty Tuesday

    7/21/2020 1:20:42 PM, by NANCY-

    Loving how free I feel now that my picky eater has moved out. Didn't realize how much it stressed me, (cuz I want to be a good mama.) Cauliflower is in the house again, so is fish. Having an expanded list of food to create my menu from, I'm just giddy. So tonight's dinner is what? Something the pic... Read more

  • My 3 Promise to Myself

    7/21/2020 5:33:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    I made a few promises to myself over the years. I promise to 1. Keep moving! I walk, swim, bike, and use my kayak whenever I can. My goal is to get in . 11 K steps a day or more. I don’t always do it, but that is my goal. 2. Eat right. Most of the time, this works out great, but some... Read more

  • Monday 7/20/2020

    7/21/2020 2:59:52 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Living well is the best revenge... Read more

  • MONDAY MOTIVATION

    7/20/2020 1:29:31 PM, by NANCY-

    Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn Ah yes... our body is the only one we have. Perfect, no. But it is, what it is and we need to care for it. Other than keep my body clean, I wasn't really taught how to care for it, fuel it. Yes, there was the avoidance of ... Read more

  • Reevaluation and Adjustments.

    7/20/2020 5:23:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Life has changed with a new grandchild, and I'm taking time to readjust my life. I do not live close enough to help care for Nicholas or his sisters, but I make fun projects for the girls to do to stay busy and feel special while they make adjustments to life with a baby. I am also making... Read more

  • Sunday 7/19/2020

    7/20/2020 2:54:22 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    The garage is nearly empty. A,friend brought his truck over to help haul away some junk. We took up old carpets from the floor & I swept it out. Haven't seen it like that in over 25 years! It was way overdue.... Read more

  • Simple Sunday

    7/19/2020 9:55:15 AM, by NANCY-

    Dinner is in the crockpot and I should be set for a few days. With the heat index over 100 staying cool is the order of the day. It's going to be a hot week, our third heat wave. Youngest is stopping by for dinner and take home. LOL Food gets the guys every time. Exercise is done... now for medi... Read more

  • New Baby

    7/19/2020 5:22:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    There's a new baby in the family. Nicholas was born on Wednesday, a little late, but we were all willing to wait for him. He arrived just minutes before labor was to be induced. What a little bundle of joy! At 8 pounds and 9 ounces, he is ready to face a world of wonder. Both mother... Read more

  • Saturday 7/18/20

    7/19/2020 2:59:44 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Been packing for the big move. Very tired. Hope I sleep well tonite.... Read more

  • Sensational Saturday

    7/18/2020 9:49:22 AM, by NANCY-

    Today ends my eight week journey. I have lost 13.6 pounds. I'm happy with that. I should say I have to convince myself that I am happy with that. Usually I hear the voice say you could have done better. I remember being proud of my report card, mostly A's, what I got back was: "Not straight A... Read more

  • Go To The Garden Every Morning

    7/18/2020 5:54:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    I go to my garden every day and watch the growth. I make sure that the soil is not dry, but now I'm careful not to over water the squash. I put my feet in the dirt, and feel the earth's warmth. Gardening is a form of hope. I trust the plants to grow, and nourish both my body and soul. ... Read more

  • Friday Finish

    7/17/2020 9:40:55 AM, by NANCY-

    Today is my third day of peace. Don't get me wrong, I love my family, but four months of togetherness was a bit much. Some distance was needed so I could focus on a task. Constantly hearing "Mom, Mom, Mom" can be a bit distracting. Things are now going well and getting done, so my stress level is dr... Read more

  • Too Much of a Good Thing

    7/17/2020 5:23:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    “Too much of a good thing is never good” especially when it comes to the garden. I found out that I was probably killing some of my squash with over watering. The rest of the garden loves it, but one of my squash plants produces rotten fruit-probably because of my consistent (over) watering. ... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    7/16/2020 12:52:02 PM, by NANCY-

    Yesterday had it's challenges, but overall went well. Middle son did well. His day program is only at 50% the next group in isn't until September 1st. It was recommended that he strip and shower immediately upon coming home. Thank heavens he likes water. OMG, mealtime is so much easier since ... Read more

  • My Morning Rituals

    7/16/2020 5:24:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are 5 things that I do every morning to help me prepare for my day. I find that my rituals help me to care for myself, and keep me on track to reach those goals that are important to me: physical, mental and emotional health. 1. Bible reading and drink my tea or water. 2. Spark Peopl... Read more

  • Welcome Wednesday

    7/15/2020 1:16:09 PM, by NANCY-

    Middle son returned to his day program today. Got home and had a coughing/choking fit. My head and throat still hurt. At least I have peace and quiet to recover. ❤️ Grateful - Day program is taking precautions. My seatbelt fits differently. Dinner is on the stove. ... Read more

  • After The Storm

    7/15/2020 5:24:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    It rained and stormed yesterday, last night, and again this morning. There was thunder, lightning and high winds. This morning, the air is now cool and clean. My garden is happily growing in the sunshine, and the birds are singing sweetly in the trees. It’s going to be a great day. I have... Read more

  • Staying in the moment!

    7/14/2020 2:55:28 PM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    There's a lot going on in my life right now, as usual. Change often feels like loss, and I'm old enough to know that. The method I'm using right now is "just breathe". Be in this moment. Tomorrow I'm taking the little to the zoo. It might be the last time, it might not. I can grieve, or have f... Read more

  • Tropical Tuesday

    7/14/2020 10:42:10 AM, by NANCY-

    Staying safe is a priority for me. Some new catchy memes I've seen: 😷 Mask it or Casket Practicing Safe Six I still find it unbelievable that some folks still think this a hoax, really? Two people I know have died! Now survivors have tragic side effects. A 30 year old's final words wer... Read more

  • Summer School Remote Classroom

    7/14/2020 5:39:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    No other part of the year seems to speed by quite like summer. I teach my lessons at my dining room table, prepare my lessons for the next day, then I enjoy the day. Summer in New Hampshire is such a warm and wonderful time. I wish that it moved as slowly as I do on a lazy summer afternoon. ... Read more

  • Mindful Monday

    7/13/2020 4:25:46 PM, by NANCY-

    Meeting for sending Middle son back to his day program went well. So far our state is doing well. Less than 1% testing positive and other indicators are dropping. Scary stuff still, but now is a good time in Connecticut. I'll keep abreast of the numbers. I guess my nerves have gotten to the best ... Read more

  • Is my heart really broken?

    7/13/2020 11:22:56 AM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    The niece got back from her vacation to visit her mom. I think they'll be moving there. I've spent over 5 years babysitting and supporting her through many trials, but if this makes her happy, I have to be happy for her. It'll mean I almost never will see the littles again and that is hard. I ... Read more

  • Sunday 7/12/2020

    7/13/2020 6:32:03 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Yesterday the buyers were here to get measurements & that took longer than expected. Went to see a friend afterwards so snacked on hummus, corn chips & veggies. Using up food on hand at home in preparation for our house move. Hubby grilled some hot dogs for lunch that we had alongside potato s... Read more

  • Blueberries

    7/13/2020 5:32:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every year, we take the time to pick about 30 pounds of fresh berries. We make a few stops at The Mellen Berry Patch and also visit with Pam, my friend and the owner. We use our berries in pancakes and our daily smoothies. Blueberries are such a healthy fruit. My favorite blueberry poem i... Read more

  • Lifestyle Change

    7/12/2020 12:42:04 PM, by GIVENTHANKS

    I am doing the Intermittent Fasting on the 16:8 schedule except yesterday it was closer to 12:12 since I was at a friends home and also in a meeting. I still did well with my calories though. I am 67 years old and the weight has not been coming off as quickly as I would like (6.8 lbs in 2 weeks) BUT... Read more

  • Streaking Has A New Meaning!

    7/12/2020 11:38:43 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Today was day number 15 of a workout streak. Not all workouts were long hard workouts, some were 10 minutes, some were 60 minutes, today's was 30 minutes. I actually tried a little tougher workout today that was supposed to be short but intense. It was tough but after I was done I wanted to ke... Read more

  • Set-up Sunday

    7/12/2020 10:05:34 AM, by NANCY-

    The titles of these blogs are to remind me what day it is. LOL The days tend to blend together and this is my way of keeping track. Busy week this week. Food prep today, visit youngest and check out program. Monday - meeting, paperwork Tuesday - shopping, meetings, mask fittings Wednesday... Read more

  • The Garden Rhyme

    7/12/2020 5:36:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    This has been a great year for our garden. We have two 10X10 feel raised areas plus pots on our deck. Every morning we sit out on the deck, drink our coffee and check out our work. We water every morning if it has not rained. The basil has done very well, in it's pot so low, It's rai... Read more

  • What's the Reason Behind Going Off the Food Plan?

    7/11/2020 10:53:09 PM, by SMYLEERED

    62 days into the quest to get the food choices right.....I am not doing too good. Over the past week I gained a few pounds. Why? Well, because I started eating things I shouldn't like cookies and extra snacks not listed on my food tracker. In fact, I haven't been to the food tracker all ... Read more

  • Savvy Saturday

    7/11/2020 11:07:15 AM, by NANCY-

    With the anticipation growing about middle son's return to his day program, I was grateful to find this timely reminder in my email today: "When stress threatens to derail you, touch the timeless in three breaths. ACTION STEP Carefully set down what you are doing, take three long, r... Read more

  • Finding help

    7/11/2020 5:12:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    I just can't do it all alone! Yesterday, I just needed someone to be with me. Mom doesn't know who I am, and visits (even pleasant visits) are hard some days. I called family, but no one could join me. As I prepared to get my temperature taken and be led over to see her, my nephew Christophe... Read more

  • Finding help

    7/11/2020 5:12:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I just can't do it all alone!... Read more

  • Friday 7/10/20

    7/10/2020 11:26:24 PM, by KOALA_BEAR

    For those that have been following my blogs, the 3rd set of buyers finally signed documents yesterday; it funded & recorded today. My house is sold & closed - I am so happy! We are in the final stage of moving & getting on w/ retirement. In celebration I had a few drinks,🍻🍹 ate a good meal out,... Read more

  • Frolicsome Friday

    7/10/2020 3:44:09 PM, by NANCY-

    Ventured out with my mask on. 😷 Errands needed to be done. Checked on if native corn is here yet. Sometimes we are lucky and have it for the 4th, but nothing yet this year. LOL, just realized that this would have been just routine a few months back, now doing errands are a highlight. Who would ... Read more

  • Finally

    7/10/2020 9:20:24 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I have had a few difficult days with my DH. He just stopped talking. I left him alone. But by the 4th day, I was wondering what is going on. I asked him each day is something wrong. he said no. I left him alone. I finally had to figure something out. I yelled up to him - he ... Read more

  • FitBit Folly and Blood Sugar Rising

    7/10/2020 5:25:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have trusted my FitBit to count my steps and be a measure of my physical activity, but I've found a few drawbacks. Sometimes it down't sync properly. Right before my vacation it did not charge properly, giving me 3 days with no data, since I left the charge cord home. It doesn't give me an a... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    7/9/2020 2:56:47 PM, by NANCY-

    So much good going on.... ... finally looking forward to healthy meals as my go to. Today's lunch was a green salad with shrimp and balsamic vinegar as the dressing. Yum! ... finally have the back to day program meeting scheduled. Middle son's cardiologist is sending a letter of okay. .... fin... Read more

  • Healthy Habits

    7/9/2020 9:46:39 AM, by MDIENER

    321 So Coaching says I am supposed to be blogging about ways which I've noticed improvements in my life since adopting healthier habits. Funny because I weighed in this morning to another 1 lb increase. 234 But I have noticed some things are improving even if the weight isn't. Funny ... Read more

  • Nasty Horsefly!!

    7/9/2020 5:09:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Horseflies are relentless, cruel and mean. The wickedest bug I’ve ever seen. When I’m out walking they come around. Circle my head with a buzzing sound. I hate those creatures because they bite And leave a swollen mark, both morning and night. Because of them, I’ve shortened my w... Read more

  • Webby Wednesday

    7/8/2020 1:42:28 PM, by NANCY-

    Tummy doing flip flops today, so I'm parking myself on the internet. Hartford HealthCare sent out pandemic reminders: • Wear a face mask • Maintain physical distance • Wash hands frequently But I like Nebraska's better: *courtesy of ONEKIDSMOM* Nebraska's slogan of ... Read more

  • News from the homefront.

    7/8/2020 11:38:25 AM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    I haven't been here for a bit. The new baby and Mom was my priority for last month, and I did that. As the month went on, my knees got worse and it got to the point that pain was keeping me awake at night, which always sets off the PTSD. I decided to go to the knee specialist. I was hoping he'd tell... Read more

  • Riding Off Into The Sunshine

    7/8/2020 5:32:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    John's nephew from Colorado drove 2500 miles to visit us. What an honor! Dan rode off into the sunrise this morning and I will miss him. He visited us for five days, and we had a wonderful visit. Reconnecting with family is important. What a great time! I wish that it could have been longer... Read more

  • Transitional Tuesday

    7/7/2020 7:08:44 AM, by NANCY-

    Hubby went to the store alone today. Since our youngest moved out last Friday, we thought it best if we did not take middle son to the supermarket. Hopefully middle son will be starting back in his day program in a week. Risky business I know, but we are down to 69 hospitalized in the state. Hop... Read more

  • Love the Life You Live

    7/7/2020 5:35:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I had hoped for a different life. I wanted to be retired by now, surrounded by my children and grandkids. Instead, I find myself still working, with family far away. I have a good life, but not the life that I had planned. Most people I have chosen to be thankful for what I have. Th... Read more

  • Meditative Monday

    7/6/2020 8:10:00 PM, by NANCY-

    My thoughtful, heartfelt blog disappeared into thin air. :( Oh well! Tomorrow is another day to blog. :)... Read more