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Day 900!
Wednesday, June 17, 2020      9 comments

Wow, I feel so good about that number. 900 days of logging on and enjoying the benefits and discipline of Sparkpeople. Right now I am on hold with Wayfair...42 minutes and counting. Talk about aging, this is taking years off my lifespan.... Read more
Life's good when hoomans are trained
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      5 comments

I'm pretty sure, Hossa, my German Shepherd approves of the deck and belly rubs make it heaven. He really doesn't want to come in anymore. Yes, he has ... Read more
Feeling rough around the edges...
Sunday, June 14, 2020      10 comments

The deck is nearly done. Steps and one piece of skirt left to put on. This rug is a lovely place for a.m. yoga. A couch should arrive this week. It... Read more
This is sort of bizzarre
Friday, June 12, 2020      11 comments

I was out in the yard weeding and stuff when I got slammed (!) in the back by a cicada. If you aren't familiar with these guys, they are like little t... Read more
Progress report
Tuesday, June 09, 2020      7 comments

Deck is basically finished, trim work needs to be done and steps installed. Here's the side garden area which is a huge work in progress as I level th... Read more
Really Interesting
Sunday, June 07, 2020      8 comments

http://members.taylorprotocols
.com/Tools/CVI.aspx?hash=7
06b4c0e9e6d4561b3d89590da5
b77d2&lang=en-US That is a link to Core Values Index. I read a Spark Article today, 4 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism When Your Just Not Feeling It... Read more
Rain delays
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      3 comments

The framing/rebuild finished and one fascia up but today we have rain so there's a pause. This picture shows my cherry tree and where the buckets are ... Read more
It's gonna be a hot one!
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      9 comments

The sun is really intense already but I love it....beats the cold everyday. Suppose to hit 92 F, I know that isn't as bad as in the south that has over 100 F but it's relative and we are working on a hot project....the deck. Our deck project, ... Read more
Another grueling day
Saturday, May 30, 2020      7 comments

I finished taking up the old decking this a.m. The section pictured here is not getting replaced at all. My son and his girl friend are pictured worki... Read more
Wishing
Friday, May 29, 2020      8 comments

Yes, I do love projects but mostly wishing this one was done. So much work but so much reward. I am beyond excited to have a functional deck to chill... Read more
Are we having fun yet?
Thursday, May 28, 2020      5 comments

This was the beginning of removing the old wood on my deck in prep for resurfacing with composite. I'm excited but you know when you imagine projects ... Read more
A little something.
Monday, May 25, 2020      9 comments

I have a lot of pretty gardens, but one is mostly a tribute to my family. This beauty was in full bloom this a.m. Remembering my family members that s... Read more
Today
Sunday, May 24, 2020      6 comments

Today would have been the 19th annual Bike the Drive. It's a fundraiser for the bicycle alliance in Chicago. I do at least part of the ride, most yea... Read more
Spring is killing me!
Saturday, May 16, 2020      10 comments

The older I get the more I have, allergies. I will be better tomorrow after another round of rains tonight. I do still love spring and the pretties a... Read more
Hard work
Monday, May 11, 2020      9 comments

I am going to challenge this statement. You do NOT get back what you put in. You get way more. If I exercise even just a little, let's say 30 ... Read more

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