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Things are changing - finally
Sunday, June 02, 2019      21 comments

You have all been so wonderful and so very supportive. I can't thank you all enough. My dear Tom is starting to fuss about some of the little things around here - like his Mac needed to be updated and his printer needing to be reset. I have n... Read more
Spark Friends are Great Friends
Monday, May 27, 2019      20 comments

First I hope everyone is enjoying this Memorial Day Holiday! It is a dark and rainy day but that suits my mood right now so it's actually comforting. Second, to all you wonderful spark friends who have been on the short but very long journ... Read more
Who Knew.....
Friday, May 17, 2019      20 comments

Tomorrow it is suppose to rain so I decided it was time for me to get outside and mow my lawn. I don't think I have EVER had to mow this yard and I've lived her for 36 years. First it was my ex-husband, then as the girls got older they took ov... Read more
Progress takes time
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      24 comments

Many of you know that my DH is experiencing some health issues - actually, several different health issues have come along in a very short time frame. None of them, individually, are life threatening - just difficult to deal with. All these th... Read more
I'm not meant to be a caregiver!
Monday, May 06, 2019      26 comments

When I was a girl I thought I wanted to grow up to be a Nurse - didn't everyone? I had some minor health issues and always loved the nurses who cared for me. When I went to collage I decided I should be a Social Worker - until I almost failed ... Read more
And then we had lights
Wednesday, March 27, 2019      16 comments

Well, we did always have lights but only the bare minimum. But now I can turn on everything - all at once if I so desired! It's a rather freeing feeling to no longer have to restrict electricity usage. But I learned that I absolutely CAN ... Read more
Spring is coming.... and so is the Spring 5% Challenge
Monday, March 25, 2019      15 comments

The past two weeks have been interesting here in Minnesota (and probably a lot of other places too). I thought I'd share some of my recent outside photos. The first two are of the path's I had shoveled throughout our back yard so Daisy cou... Read more
What a Week
Friday, March 22, 2019      15 comments

7872378881/?t=2 I don't know if this will work - I am not very savvy when it comes to social media. But if it does, this is my daughter Lauriellen working out with ... Read more
Finally..... A Walk
Friday, March 08, 2019      21 comments

Daisy and I just got back from our first walk since about mid-January. First we had the rain, that turned to ice; then the polar vortex; then the snowiest February EVER and the 4th snowiest month since they started keeping records in 1872; and ... Read more
Is there life after snow....
Saturday, February 23, 2019      20 comments

I'm beginning to wonder. We've had a record February snow total so far and we still have 5 days to go - in which they are predicting a medium-sized storm overnight tonight and another snowfall on Tuesday. I am trying very hard to stay positive... Read more
What a difference.....
Saturday, February 02, 2019      17 comments

Daisy and I just got back in from our first walk in maybe 3 weeks! Oh my we were happy - well, especially Daisy was happy. I let her off leash as soon as we got to the path and she ran and ran from one side to the other. She couldn't smell en... Read more
A cold day in the life.....
Tuesday, January 29, 2019      22 comments

Like so many of you, we are experiencing a deep freeze. Apparently the last time we saw below zero temps in the mid 20's to low 30's was in January of 1996. And I don't even remember that. It was the first winter after Tom and I were married.... Read more
... and then it goes
Friday, January 18, 2019      20 comments

It is the last day of week 2 of our Winter 5% challenge. I have actually lost some weight this time which I am very happy about - a little over 3 pounds so far. I'd like to credit my hard work and dedication to the cause but that would be a fi... Read more
And So it Begins
Saturday, January 05, 2019      22 comments

Today is Day #1 of the 5% Winter Challenge and I love Day #1's. There is such a promise to begin something and an anticipation of doing well. I would like to actually achieve my 5% weight loss this challenge - it's something I've not yet accom... Read more
Good Riddance Day
Friday, December 28, 2018      17 comments

I had never heard of this special day but it makes sense. Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire. There's even a... Read more

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