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Woodstock, IL
Saturday, August 06, 2016      2 comments

We have completed the first part of our journey - we are settled in the hotel in Woodstock, Illinois - known for the movie Ground Hog Days! We got a bit of a late start but I wanted to get my walk in with Daisy and we took time to have brea... Read more
Friday, August 05, 2016      6 comments

I truly have mixed feelings about taking vacations. I love the planning stage. I worked for several years as a corporate meeting planner and I really loved all aspects of that job, but my favorite part was putting all the pieces together. Pla... Read more
The Hawk Family
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      9 comments

I've been hearing the Hawks for weeks now - that shrill shriek that they make. I'm pretty sure we have a mother and 2 or 3 babies. This morning we looked out our window and one of them was sitting on our outdoor table under the gazebo. I went... Read more
Three Ropes in the Rain
Saturday, July 30, 2016      2 comments

Well, now I know I'm officially crazy, or just crazy for little Daisy. After dinner each night I look at email and do other things in my office while my dinner settles; then Daisy and I go outside to play 3 ropes. The object of the game is two... Read more
Daisy's Day
Friday, July 29, 2016      6 comments

We started with our walk - today was day 38. We took the loop but we didn't see any of our friends. Just two women who were walking together and busy talking with each other. After breakfast we went outside to take care of the gardens. ... Read more
Random thoughts
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      4 comments

I did not take Daisy for a walk this morning and I'm feeling awfully guilty. She still loves me, but when I said "no walk" she went to lay by the front door, her favorite place. There must be some cool air coming in although I don't know how t... Read more
I must like the rain
Saturday, July 23, 2016      7 comments

This week that is now almost over has been a challenge for me and I have no idea why. Things are going well. My husband surprised me with an offer to travel to Roanoke for a few days so I will be able to see my grandchildren. I haven't seen t... Read more
Day 26 of morning walks
Sunday, July 17, 2016      11 comments

I am very happy to say that Daisy and I have walked for 26 mornings straight - that is a record for me to have done something active so consistently. Some mornings it's just over a mile (like today) but other mornings we've gone as far as 2 1/2... Read more
Starting Week 3 of the 5% Summer Challenge
Saturday, July 09, 2016      9 comments

I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do this challenge but decided I needed SOMETHING to help me focus on what was important - me and my weight loss goals. Apparently it's very easy for me to put my goals aside when things are stressful, and... Read more
Stop and smell the roses
Friday, July 08, 2016      6 comments

Well, I don't really have roses, but the flowers are blooming nicely and I thought I'd share. It's time to think about happy things again. The po... Read more
A sad day for Minnesota
Thursday, July 07, 2016      10 comments

I'm sure many of you have seen the news. A police officer shot a 32 year old black man at a routine traffic stop in Falcon Heights, MN which is a Suburb of St. Paul. The man died from his injuries. His girlfriend and her 4 year old daughter w... Read more
Thank goodness for flashlights
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      5 comments

We were anticipating a storm tonight, they said any time between 6 & 9 p.m. It came earlier. The lights started to flicker about 5:30, I was still working on dinner. My DH is very restless when storms are coming, he was caught in a very bad o... Read more
Sure Didn't Want to Today
Saturday, July 02, 2016      14 comments

Daisy and I just got back from our walk, our SHORT walk! We've had an early morning walk for 10 days running, which is real progress for me. But today I just wanted to drink my coffee and read my book. I was on my 2nd cup when she came over ... Read more
Friday, July 01, 2016      7 comments

Why is it that the weeds grow so much faster and stronger than the flowers or vegetables! Why is it that the weeds grow so much faster and stronger than the flowers or vegetables! Today is one of those perfect-for-gardening days so I got out t... Read more
48 Hour Film Project
Thursday, June 30, 2016      5 comments

My husband is a very creative person - he has worked as a professional photographer at one time, he has written music and plays the guitar, and recently he's been getting involved with film-making. He found a group of people here in the Twin Ci... Read more

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