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Sister's Surgery
Friday, October 11, 2019      5 comments

I wrote a while ago that my sister found out she has breast cancer. My mom is 87 and this is really too much for her. We have been waiting to find out when her surgery is and whether she would have chemo first or after. We found out yester... Read more
Many Changes Ahead
Monday, September 30, 2019      3 comments

I have been doing some self-assessment lately and I haven't been too happy about the result. Also, a few weeks ago we found out that my older (65 year old) sister has breast cancer. She and my mom live about 2 hours from me and about 40 mi... Read more
Delayed Gratification -- my phrase for today
Saturday, July 06, 2019      3 comments

Sometimes it helps me to have mental conversations with my inner-self, because I think my problems with food and eating are all in my head and that if I can sort it all out I'll be able to make sense of why I keep messing up and stop getting the... Read more
New Job!
Friday, April 19, 2019      3 comments

I started my new part-time job working for my son at his law office. I retired at the end of March and took a week off before I started working again. It feels like it's going to work out! The week off was a little tough because I didn't kn... Read more
I Retired!!!!
Sunday, March 31, 2019      6 comments

I am so excited. I have worked 40 years at the same place and finally decided to hang it up. I am going 2 years early so I have to pay for health insurance, but it will be worth it. For the last year or so I just haven't been motivated and... Read more
Pedometer #3 arrived yesterday
Thursday, September 06, 2018      5 comments

A few months ago my puppy Poppy (say that 3 times fast!) destroyed my pedometer so I got a replacement. On Sunday my just-turned one-year old dog Poppy found my replacement pedometer and chewed that up. I guess she really just hates them. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Don't vs. I Can't
Monday, November 20, 2017      108 comments

Well, here's the thing. I think I wrote a long time ago about finding the key to break my bad habit of smoking and how I wish I could find it again. This may sound completely ridiculous, but I think I might have found something. I know, I've ... Read more
Good Things
Saturday, November 11, 2017      5 comments

A while back I posted a blog asking for advice on online journaling software. I ended up getting a free account through Penzu. There is a Pro option that you can pay for. It has more bells and whistles, but I am OK with the free one for now. ... Read more
Sad Today
Sunday, October 15, 2017      8 comments

I am feeling sad today because I just found out that one of my friends died. I was out for a walk with my dog about a month ago and walked by her house. She was out so we chatted for over half an hour and caught up. She was doing great and was... Read more
Journal Software
Sunday, July 30, 2017      1 comments

I have tried to keep a journal going for some time, but I never seem to have my notebook with me when I want to write. The best solution is for me to carry it around in my purse, but I'm afraid I'll lose it and somebody else might find my deepe... Read more
Not a Fan of Sundays and Other Random Thoughts
Sunday, January 29, 2017      3 comments

Sundays are tough for me. I just keep thinking about how I have to go to work the next day and for four days in a row after that. Don't get me wrong, I like my job a lot most of the time, but it's the every day, every week, every year routine ... Read more
Call to Action
Saturday, January 21, 2017      3 comments

I wanted to march today. I actually wanted to go on the DC March. I feel very strongly about human rights, especially now. So why didn't I? The truth: Because I didn't think I could physically march. Because I was afraid I couldn't even... Read more
It's Tough When You Live with a Chef
Friday, January 20, 2017      0 comments

I am back at it again! One of these days I'll get this weight-loss thing right. One of the things that I have read over and over here and elsewhere is that you need to have a good support system. So, silly me I decided to talk to my husba... Read more
Progress Report
Thursday, March 17, 2016      9 comments

My last blog was a while ago so I thought I would give a progress report. My doctor challenged me to lose 35 pounds by my next appointment in August. He was confident that if I did that my bloodwork and my blood pressure would improve enough s... Read more
Slumping
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      4 comments

Is that even a word? I have been in a slump for quite a while now. No excuses, I just lost my mojo. I finally had to get a physical. I had managed to outrun the doctor for two years but he finally told me he wasn't going to renew... Read more

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