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A Day in the Life of Two Old(er) People: Memories of Mom
Saturday, February 27, 2021      15 comments

Today the sun was shining, the sky was a brilliant blue, the birds were singing and the snow is melting! Just a gorgeous Iowa Saturday. Today is also my Mom's birthday--she's been gone 5 years now, but is always in my heart and memories. She wou... Read more
A Day in the Life of Two Old(er) People: Feb 10 ~ Walking at the Y
Wednesday, February 10, 2021      18 comments

Anyone who knows me also knows that I am not a fan of exercise. But, I know very well that in order to be able to keep moving, we have to keep moving. While I've been pretty awful about doing this on a consistent basis, I've had spurts when I ma... Read more
A Day in the Life of Two Old(er) People...Nov 15: Flashback: A birth day blog
Sunday, November 15, 2020      18 comments

Nine years ago I wrote this blog and posted to SP. I'm copying and posting again today because it reminds me of my mother. She passed away 5 years ago just after New Year's. I still miss her every day and I definitely miss getting my birthday ph... Read more
A Day in the Life of Two Old(er) People...Nov 6: Sunshine and warmth
Friday, November 06, 2020      13 comments

emoticon I just knew that if I went outside to work in the yard, I'd feel better the other day, and it worked! Som... Read more
A Day in the Life of Two Old(er) People...Nov 4 Election hangover
Wednesday, November 04, 2020      11 comments

No, not because I stayed up late watching the returns, but because I had a "bad" feeling about the outcome that I wanted and just couldn't get to sleep. Working on my mood and attitude today. If I can get outside to do some yard work that will h... Read more
Blogging week on the 5% challenge comes to an end
Friday, June 01, 2018      12 comments

Whew! I wrote a blog every day during this week's challenge. It's no secret--I don't care for it, and even though several people have encouraged me to write more frequently, I think I'll have to think a little harder about that. You see, I can n... Read more
Amazed and humbled
Thursday, May 31, 2018      12 comments

First, let me say thank you to everyone who stopped by my blogs the last couple of days and left a comment/encouraging note. It's been an amazing experience to meet so many new people just because one of the blogs was a featured blog. I owe it a... Read more
Holy Guacamole!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      14 comments

Guess it's no secret that I really don't care for the blogging aspect of the 5% challenge. In fact, I often don't do it, but I feel an obligation to my team (the Spirited Underdogs) to earn our points. Apparently something I said in yesterday's ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts NSVs and another little lesson learned (Day 4)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      92 comments

Anyone who has been on SP for any period of time is surely familiar with the concept of NSVs (non scale victories, for those who aren't). This is a wonderful way of looking at the journey we've been traveling, especially when the scale isn't coo... Read more
Memorial Day/Decoration Day (Day 3 of blogging week)
Monday, May 28, 2018      11 comments

When I was a kid it was known as Decoration Day, presumably because we decorated the graves of family members. Until Mother died at the age of 94, she continued to either do it herself or arranged for one of my local cousins to take flowers to t... Read more
Blogging week: Day Two
Sunday, May 27, 2018      13 comments

Anything for the team, right? (Go Dawgs!!) This is also day two of the long Memorial Day weekend, with tomorrow being the day we observe it since it's a Monday and everyone wants a 3 day weekend, and I get that. The official day is the 30t... Read more
My least favorite week of the 5% challenge
Saturday, May 26, 2018      12 comments

Yep...that would be this week, as we're supposed to write a blog each day. I don't do many (as in any??) very often, but I'll do my best to work for the team. As an aside...has anyone had any experience with the Weight Watchers Freestyle pr... Read more
Need clever ideas on gifting money to the grands
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      12 comments

Christmas is coming and I've given up shopping for the grands and great-grands.That means no worries about the wrong size, wrong style, returns, and giving something they already have. But, opening a card with money inside isn't tons of fun for ... Read more
Why I don't write blogs...generally...
Friday, November 18, 2016      13 comments

This week's challenge in the 5% challenge is to write a blog and to comment on those other members write. I generally don't do a lot of blogs for a few reasons: 1. Thinking of topics 2. Writing them so they make sense 3. Trying to decid... Read more
Thanksgiving blessings...unsung heroes
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      9 comments

Today I visited my sister who lives about 75 miles away. She's four years younger than I, and has had a lifetime of physical and mental issues. For the last four years she's lived in a nursing home, but prior to that she lived in a group home fo... Read more

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