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  • Masked Singer show

    10/18/2019 8:38:24 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - this will be my last for awhile. DH has gotten impatient. I put on this show that I recorded. What a hoot! if you need to get uplifted - what a fun show. Talked to DS and he is calm about his appointment on Monday with surgeon about the ear. He just wish he knew surgery or not. ... Read more

  • Relax it is Friday again

    10/18/2019 3:21:04 AM, by TCANNO

    Sit back relax and just listen.
    PCLQM Have a good dry weeken... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 229 - Oops!

    10/17/2019 11:28:02 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight- 198 Went to my 9:30 meeting, but it is next week. Went to the grocer's to see when a seasonal item is coming in, not this year. It is said things come in threes, now I was waiting for the third item to show. So openings in my day were created. Lemons turned into lemonade. 749... Read more

  • Very relaxed and ready to go

    10/17/2019 8:07:18 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- have the house in order - planning to send a letter to my son giving him support for this doctor visit on Monday. He will get the knowledge if he needs another surgery and lose his ear. It will be a very hard visit for him. I am sending him prayers. He does not need any more stress... Read more

  • Back again to Lindsey Stirling

    10/17/2019 3:45:39 AM, by TCANNO
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  • short timer

    10/16/2019 4:36:26 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good day; checking off my check list. Dh is going to soccer games to watch our GK. I have things to do to finish up. Have a good day!! 244... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 228 - What's Hiding In There?

    10/16/2019 3:47:54 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Heavens, I need to revamp my pantry and freezer. It may be overstocked on some things, too many cans of beans, soups. Thankfully there are no mystery packages in the freezer... but my mystery is how long had said package been in that freezer. 🤔 The good news it is all good stuff tha... Read more

  • back to the 60's again

    10/16/2019 3:32:31 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Daily Highlight 227 - If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me.

    10/15/2019 10:34:18 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I love blogs that make me think. ~INDYGIRL's blog - The STRUGGLE is REAL asked a lot of questions and provided some insight.
    dual.asp?blog_id=6625590 321 The Insight - I need to approach my health like it is... Read more

  • visit with DS went great

    10/15/2019 8:37:50 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning - DS came with DGD- no wife. We had a wonderful visit. My son was calm and was having nice conversation. What I got from him, that he is going to continue to work on him. Wife will not go to couple counseling - she is working on herself w/o counseling. So who knows and who even cares... Read more

  • something completely different

    10/15/2019 3:53:28 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Daily Highlight 226 - Happy Thanksgiving

    10/14/2019 11:31:39 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - You never know what is going to spark you. STILLSPARKLEIGH posted this on the Community Goal Feed.
    omments587591-bottom You Might Be A Spark Person IF..... What is your Jeff Foxworthy If... Read more

  • I have to remind myself to let go again.

    10/14/2019 9:14:25 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- DS and his family are coming. I thought they were coming as a family unit today to talk about their problems. That is what my son said. Anyways, my son told my DH that they are coming for us to watch our GD while his wife gets a break. She has other things to do. So who knows, I... Read more

  • Katie Melua and Eva Cassidy

    10/14/2019 3:40:38 AM, by TCANNO

    Thank you for your response yesterday, may your journey be as good as mine. Katie Melua
    M2ZtY Eva Cassid
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  • Daily Highlight 225 -

    10/13/2019 2:18:09 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Exploring new varieties of fruit. There are endless options. One of my recent favs was the honeycrisp apple. It might be replaced with the Sweetango apple. I got complemented on the cabbage I used to make gołąbki leniwe (unstuffed cabbage.) Not a big fan of cabbage, but I have to giv... Read more

  • Gratitude

    10/13/2019 1:19:02 PM, by OPTIMIST123

    I have found that I just don’t say thank you enough. I would like to thank my family for being there for me. I haven’t thought about that lately. I’m grateful for them being there good times and bad. We tend to forget the everyday things that we take for granted. I’m so happy to have 3 meals today.... Read more

  • lost weight again on a roll

    10/13/2019 10:22:05 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- even through the stress - I am focused on me. I am succeeding in losing weight b/c I have learned that I do not have to overeat when stressed. It does not help. Overeating when stressed causes other problems besides weight gain. For today- I am positive, in control and confident! ... Read more

  • Thank you friends

    10/13/2019 3:44:32 AM, by TCANNO

    I don't often write a blog but today I am going to. This blog is to thank all my SP friend and the people who have supported me over the years. This has kept me going helping me to get to the next level. This morning I reach 26 and started on my way to 27. With your help I have kept my wei... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 224 - Choices

    10/12/2019 12:29:04 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I need to keep reminding myself that it is my choice. Am I choosing to make this difficult? Am I missing something? It should not be this hard. My highlight is my open mind. Willing to see different point of view can change my perspective resulting a change in my behavior and choic... Read more

  • prayers for my son

    10/12/2019 9:22:59 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- found out this week from my DIL. That in over a week, DS is going back to surgeon - if they find that they did not get all the cyst - he will lose his ear. I am praying the exam shows they have gotten it all. DH & I will be on the other side of the world. This worries me but told D... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 223 - Possibilities

    10/11/2019 4:39:51 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Meetings with the study folks IRL (in real life) encourages me to carry on, keeps me accountable and is thought provoking. There is a banter that I find valuable. I was somewhat discouraged about my exercise dropping off, but was encouraged to do what I can. Even stretches can help m... Read more

  • Sissel Kyrkjebø a good way to finish the week

    10/11/2019 4:09:34 AM, by TCANNO

    Thanks for all your nice comments this week. I am glad you enjoyed the music
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  • Daily Highlight 222 - Nor'easter

    10/10/2019 8:16:08 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - A Nor'easter decided to move in along the coast. That did stop my sis and I from venturing out and making a day of it. Checking out a Christmas shop and getting a few gifts. Having lunch in a heated tent, watching the rain come down in Clinton Harbor. Sitting under a pav... Read more

  • try to relax

    10/10/2019 3:56:35 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Daily Highlight 221 - Glow-In-The-Dark

    10/9/2019 9:28:33 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Ah Tuesday, Senior Day at the supermarket. Stuck to and focused on what was needed for the menu. They now have candy with glow-in-the-dark wrappers. I'd opt for glow-in-the-dark nail polish. Wasn't tempted in the least. 431 423 Grateful - Stuck to my grocery list. I manag... Read more

  • Results of tests part 2

    10/9/2019 10:43:58 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    The doctor wants to increase my blood pressure med since I had a few high readings. Plus he wants me to eat low carb and low sugar too. He thinks that it will help me lose weight. Forgot to ask about the blood work on my thyroid. I will call after I get done here. Thyroid problems run in the family.... Read more

  • DS had a surgery on his ear - there was a cyst

    10/9/2019 7:04:22 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning - I am relieved but also concerned. My DS had a cyst removed at VA hospital. DS and wife said they were treated so wonderfully and with respect. They had 6 doctors and support staff working on him. The cyst was like an iceberg. Small on the outside but very large in the inside. Th... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 220 - Is It a Conspiracy?

    10/8/2019 3:15:23 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Is it a full moon? My computer is acting weird. My back is acting up, just moving is painful so exercise is not happening. I think the Universe is conspiring against me. LOL If I do not move I do not hurt. So how is this a highlight? Well I know my situation could be worse. And this ... Read more

  • Results of the appointment

    10/8/2019 2:55:33 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I went to my doctor today about the body aches and fatigue. He thinks that the aches are from the 30 pound weight gain. He also thinks that fatigue might be from anemia and low on B12. He had me do a blood test to check that and a few other things. Should hear from them soon.... Read more

  • Mixing it up a bit

    10/8/2019 3:23:05 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Daily Highlight 219 - Party Time

    10/7/2019 4:33:49 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Party time! Woo Hoo! Stayed away from the app table. The kids loved the cheese and grapes I brought. Thankfully they had a nice salad that ended up filling half my plate. 179 Grateful - Our now four year old liked her gift. (so did her big sis) I finally thought of ... Read more

  • basic food plan

    10/7/2019 11:37:04 AM, by _XIALA_

    From SP Article "50 Tips for Staying Fit Through Your Fifties" Reevaluate your diet. "Instead of counting calories, simply eat what's good and don't eat what is not. Eat more plants, eliminate or reduce simple carbs and all processed junk, and eat healthy fats like avocado, extra-virgin olive o... Read more

  • DH left me a surprise this morning

    10/7/2019 9:35:16 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- this is why I have been married 40 years. He does not always express himself well. This morning he left me a poem. I have many of his poems. I have saved them all. We started our courtship with his poetry. they are beautiful and they bring tears to my eyes. So we are going... Read more

  • 50 and 60's

    10/7/2019 3:39:13 AM, by TCANNO

    When most of these were realest I was at school ar just starting work, they really do take me back.
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  • Daily Highlight 218 - Sunny Side of the Street

    10/6/2019 11:14:07 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Frustrated that progress hasn't been made in some areas. In my life and in my weight loss journey. But those impediments are not going to keep me from finding solutions and moving forward. Regretfully, I gave into temptation. ☹️ But I am not beating myself up, it is a lesson learned... Read more

  • Communication - communication and more communication

    10/6/2019 8:29:16 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I have lost 5 lbs toward my goal before vacation. I probably will not meet my goal. that is ok. I am losing inches. My weight loss is contingent on a calm & peaceful environment when I can focus on me. I know this works. But I had a relapse of my back - so I have had to wear my ... Read more

  • John Williams

    10/6/2019 3:52:21 AM, by TCANNO

    Many thank for all your nice comments over the week. I hope that you enjoy this selection.
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  • DS going through with surgery ...

    10/5/2019 1:29:24 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning, just heard from DS after he told me that he was canceling the surgery. he is nervous - he has this growth under his ear which is growing. It is the size of a half a dollar coin. Anybody remember them? Any ways he is very nervous to have this done with just a local. It is being done... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 217 - Time Passes, Thing Change

    10/5/2019 9:33:48 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Brisk strong breezes rustled the leaves that were still on the trees. More color is appearing. Got to spend time with my grands. I focused on the youngest. It was her last day as a three year old. they grow so fast. 465 Figured out that I can play SparkPeople exercise video... Read more

  • Celtic Woman

    10/5/2019 3:51:53 AM, by TCANNO
    HciP0 Have a great weekend... Read more

  • nice relaxing day until...

    10/4/2019 3:35:00 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good day - I start getting text from DS who is getting anxious about his surgery on Tuesday. He says he is canceling. I do not get alarmed b/c with PTSD - he says things like this. I am going to give him a day or so and ask him if he actually cancelled the surgery which I do not think he would. ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 216 - Picture This

    10/4/2019 9:54:15 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I would like to thank all of you for your kind thoughts and prayers. As you know misery loves company so flu shots were in order. My son and I went together and now getting flu shots are out of the way. As a reward for meeting my exercise goal for this past week I signed u... Read more

  • Relax it is Friday

    10/4/2019 3:59:34 AM, by TCANNO

    Sorry, you all could not get all of yesterday video's, it must be a States thing. Relax it is Friday
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  • Daily Highlight 215 - Somber Day

    10/3/2019 9:55:30 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Kind of in a funk. The deadly crash of the Flying Fortress, getting the results of my sons blood work, researching the diagnosis... Thinking about getting him a second opinion. When it comes to health I have my go to sites(below) to get informed. Something new for me to fret a... Read more

  • wonderful evening watching my grand kids play soccer

    10/3/2019 8:45:37 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I am proud how my DD is raising her children. This is the second year in soccer. My GD is very driven and a great player. My GS who just turned 5 and is the smallest player - gets to the ball with such focus. He got a goal yesterday. I was glad that I was able to be there. 244 P... Read more

  • Belinda Carlisle

    10/3/2019 3:43:01 AM, by TCANNO

    Getting near winter here in the UK so stay warm
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  • Daily Highlight 214 - Grocery Day

    10/2/2019 4:51:20 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Wow have things changed. Senior day discount was 25% off bakery and seafood. The only thing I got from bakery was a 1/2 loaf of pumpernickel. Previously I would have gotten so much more. No cakes, cookies, pies, or muffins for me. Oh yes I do like a discount, but those goodies are not... Read more

  • Feeling tired and sore

    10/2/2019 3:00:19 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have been tired and sore for over a month now. I have an appointment with my regular doctor this coming Tuesday morning. I am going to convince him to find out what is going on with me. I don't want to hear that I am okay. I am not going to give up until we get results. I have had my apartment fo... Read more

  • No more trapping -

    10/2/2019 10:07:45 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- we got word that the service we hire decided that they were not coming out anymore until we pay $95 more each trip. It is a long story and Dh is going to try to ask for a partial refund from what we already paid. DH is not very good at confrontation when it comes to things like this.... Read more

  • SPM > Activity Levels

    10/2/2019 4:42:43 AM, by _XIALA_

    According to
    cise-steps.html, the following is a reasonable guide to translate the NuStep's steps per minute to varying activity levels: 100 SPM = Moderate 130 SPM = Vigorous These SPM rates also apply to walking. Easy peas... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 213 - Movies and Lunch

    10/1/2019 1:53:04 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Once again I bypassed the seduction of the movie popcorn and sweets. We saw ‘Downton Abbey.’ Water and a couple of hard candies were my go to. For lunch my sis and I had a vegan chili and cucumber water. We splurged on a krab cake made with artichokes. Yummy! Filling! Healthy... Read more

  • Still trapping pests

    10/1/2019 9:31:14 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- DH went out this morning and saw a huge skunk go into the trap eat and came out without springing the trap. He calls the service. They have all his traps now and have not returned them. We had one of theirs last night. So he is going to buy 2 more this morning, I do not want to st... Read more

  • songs by Burt Bacharach , relax, it's Tuesday

    10/1/2019 3:35:13 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Daily Highlight 212 - Cinnamon

    9/30/2019 6:47:40 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - The cinnamon red hots are working, not as well as the old cinnamon Listerine Breath strips. But they are working. I pop a few and it kills my desire to gnaw and it only cost me 6 calories. If the desire reappears... just 6 more calories. That is so much better than munching. Gr... Read more

  • Great weekend!

    9/30/2019 8:07:18 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- Taking day off from gym, but doing video today. I just had a feeling that I am losing weight again and inches too - lost another pound. I did so much exercise just playing with my DGD - 2 years. She is so active. I picked her up - 25 lbs - so I was getting a great workout, too. DS... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 211 - Helpline

    9/29/2019 3:51:07 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - For assistance with finding services we can call 211. For assistance with weigh loss and maintenance I thankfully have SparkPeople. By reading articles and blogs I see myself and find solutions to my roadblocks. Sometimes the universe speaks to me... Topics pop up on blogs, feeds... Read more

  • Wonderful visit with DS's family

    9/29/2019 9:16:28 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- they are leaving this evening, but it has been a wonderful visit so far. DH is relaxed and very involved with GD and our son. We have had some good conversations. GD is a ball of fire. She is so smart - she will be a handful. We talked about DS surgery. The growth has grown large... Read more

  • Glen Campbell

    9/29/2019 4:13:23 AM, by TCANNO

    I am glad you all liked yesterdays selection, thank you
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  • Daily Highlight 210 - Moving More

    9/28/2019 3:16:00 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlights - Moving more and having more stamina is a good thing. However the pain is not, it feels like a fist is in my lower left back. I'm going to work on strengthening my core and see if that helps with the pain. I did get to spend time with my grands which are treasured moments. Gr... Read more

  • My little grand daughter coming today

    9/28/2019 8:32:25 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- DS contacted us to see if we were free so he and his family could come down. I am so eager to talk with him. he is having surgery on a large lump under his ear. We are watching our little grand daughter. We do not know if the surgery is outpatient or inpatient at this point. He migh... Read more

  • Sissel Kyrkjebø

    9/28/2019 3:06:58 AM, by TCANNO

    Thank you for all you nice comments this week. Try a relaxing weekend with Sissel Kyrkjebø
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  • Wonderful day!

    9/27/2019 2:28:18 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon; I have come to the conclusion - compromise is the answer. I remember when I was a team leader at a high tech corporation. I had some tricky team members to deal with. I have just had to stop and not escalate the situation and try to understand what is actually happening. The pest ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 209 - Reflections

    9/27/2019 9:05:02 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Reviewing what I know and what I implement in regard to a healthy lifestyle, there is a disconnect. This is something I need to explore. I know it ... but doing it? Sticking with the old isn't going to get me to my goals. There has always been a return to the familiar. I need to ... Read more

  • More Shadows

    9/27/2019 3:41:33 AM, by TCANNO

    Here are some of their tracks that i don't remember but maybe you do. Have a great weekend
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  • Daily Highlight 208 - Activity / Exercise

    9/26/2019 3:33:31 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I've had to wear an activity belt this week, for the study, so it can be compared to the week I was flat out because I was sick. At least my activity level will be better. 😉 I'm still working on making exercise a routine. It is a work in progress and I am making progress. Slow and ... Read more

  • never ending saga - lost weight and inches

    9/26/2019 9:35:45 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - here we go again. DH is angry at me. We are once again catching critters. last year about this time. The critters were tearing up our lawn. Once again they are doing it again. DH bought cages last year - which was ok. But we are retired now, we hired a service to pick up the cri... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 207- Accentuate The Positive

    9/25/2019 11:55:36 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I am my own worse critic, dwelling on what I've done wrong. Sometimes I feel driven to chuck it all. Bad news on tv, life not happening the way you want, one poor lifestyle choice; can suck you down into a spiral of a bottomless pit. Doing highlights has helped me to see what is ... Read more

  • Amazing what a day can do for you

    9/25/2019 7:08:23 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- DH and I went to see Downton Abbey - GREAT! We are fans and this was great to see what happened next. DH has been so nice- calling me "honey". I love it - it is the guy that I remember and have missed. DH is actually smiling. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he stays around li... Read more

  • John Barry

    9/25/2019 3:23:43 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Daily Highlight 206 - Leaving Food on the Plate

    9/24/2019 6:16:42 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - After hubby's treatment we went out to lunch. I am proud to announce that I am no longer a member of the clean plate club, didn't even ask for a To Go box. Yes it felt strange leaving food behind, but it wasn't anything that should be saved. Still, it sort of goes against my more prud... Read more

  • Things getting better most of the time

    9/24/2019 8:25:30 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- DH likes to be in control. With me he has a tiger by the tail, I do not mind compromising but it is when I do things much better and quicker. I know he knows technical stuff better - he has been doing software development since high school. the day to day stuff - the practical stuff... Read more

  • Bette Midler

    9/24/2019 3:23:28 AM, by TCANNO

    A change of pace
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  • Daily Highlight 205 - Summer drifts into Autumn

    9/23/2019 3:12:36 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Getting the last in of summer's bounty. Native corn on the grill. It was sweet and tender enough that it could have been eaten raw. I haven't been able to find cinnamon red hots, but I did find a substitute, cinnamon mints. They do work to stop me from wanting to eat. But I will k... Read more

  • New puppy, forgotten challenges

    9/23/2019 10:07:42 AM, by RUN4MYDOGS

    The end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, left me bereft after the loss of both Stormylu and Shadowman. I had both of them since they were puppies and after almost 14 years, the house was way too silent. We wanted to wait before adding another little heartbeat to the house after shadow passed in ... Read more

  • Céline Dion

    9/23/2019 3:19:45 AM, by TCANNO

    Well yesterday's selection seem to have hit the spot. Thank you for all your comments.
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  • life is a challenge and I can handle it!

    9/22/2019 10:56:28 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - things are getting better but DH is just in a bad habit that he needs to change. What I have done is not just ignore this behavior. When he gets this snotty replies or attitude. I stop him and tell him that is what I am talking about. There is no need for this. He has apologized mu... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 204 - Impossible Burger

    9/22/2019 10:28:11 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - After Special Olympic bowling the guys wanted to have lunch together. That means the moms have lunch together, because our adults sons do not drive. I decided to be adventuresome and try the Impossible burger. I just had it with pickles and lettuce on a bun and that came in at 440 ca... Read more

  • Relax for the weekend

    9/22/2019 3:15:47 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Daily Highlight 203 - Reward

    9/21/2019 3:32:12 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - The study I'm in also recommended rewards for achieving goals. Since I met my exercise goal for last week, I got a 30 minute table massage. How nice it was offered at the senior center. Fifteen minute chair massages were also available. I decided to splurge. 590 It felt great a... Read more

  • I am losing weight again and inches too.

    9/21/2019 8:05:45 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- Retirement is not for everyone. DH is still trying to find his sea legs. We argue more. He wants to always drive. He gets impatient and frustrated. He is taking care of Medicare stuff to the degree I never thought he would. I am grateful. But the anxiety that he emits in the home... Read more

  • The Shadows

    9/21/2019 3:26:46 AM, by TCANNO

    Who can think of the 60's without thinking of the Shadows
    1VjO0 Th... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 202 - Experiment of One

    9/20/2019 3:54:19 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Had a meeting about the study I'm in. We discussed what is working and what isn't. What isn't working for me is the ability to quell my desire to snack after dinner... that need to gnaw. It dawned on me to try what worked over 10 years ago when I wanted a cigarette. Cinnamon. The heat... Read more