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Friday, July 16, 2021      5 comments

Inspired by Barb at ONEKIDSMOM, I've moved to a new blogging platform. Latest post is below https://selfhelpsunday.w
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A big post-COVID re entry and the looming end of Sparkpeople as we know it
Monday, June 14, 2021      5 comments

I was just about to come on here to write a bit about a big weekend I had and then read about Spark ending. So first, about my BIG social weekend... First, I attended the memorial service for my sister's mother-in-law and aunt-in-law. Both ... Read more
Pain Fatigue Blisters
Tuesday, May 18, 2021      6 comments

Ugh I was reminded again that I have gone through radiation treatment. Not that I needed it. I've been experiencing some pain the past few days - the shooting achy pain that was in full force right after I finished treatment - but NOT as b... Read more
Boundaries, letting go, toxic positivity
Monday, May 17, 2021      5 comments

I try to be careful with boundaries but they can be a fluid thing for me. I really watch myself around my older sister as she tends to use me as her therapist or more like I'm there to listen to her rant. I'm aware of this, and know (mostly) ... Read more
Bonus Blog - Those Who Care
Sunday, May 09, 2021      5 comments

Hopefully a quick few words to clarify some thoughts I wrote earlier. I DO have several very supportive friends, sisters, and my husband. my two closest friends checked in daily, sent goodies and face timed regularly. My sister sent me a fruit b... Read more
How I'm doing, how it's going
Saturday, May 08, 2021      4 comments

This is my take on that popular Instagram meme - how it started, how it's going. How I'm doing - is not great but okay today. I started to write here a few days ago, and never finished. Just as well. It was a blog reflective of my mood, mi... Read more
My complicated relationship with BOB
Monday, April 05, 2021      11 comments

As I'm writing this, I'm relinquishing control to the automatic floor sweeper AKA BOBsweep. it's a poor person's version of a ROOMBA that I bought several years ago on sale at Target. When I first got it, I was so excited. No more cleaning up th... Read more
The hint of Spring
Wednesday, March 24, 2021      5 comments

It is warmer today here in Northern California and will be for the next few days. We need rain and another drought year is forecast. I have maintained my drought "habits" - taking quick showers, filling buckets while water warms, we have a droug... Read more
And suddenly, it's March
Sunday, March 07, 2021      9 comments

Hard to believe another month has gone by, AND almost a year since California's first shut-down. I completed radiation treatment last week and am really glad it's over. Unfortunately, I have been in some pain this week and really tired. No... Read more
Catching up
Monday, February 01, 2021      5 comments

It's nice to be able to do a quick check in with my spark friends here and see what everyone's been up to. Here it is February already. January continued to be a time of healing from my surgery and several follow up appointments. I had 3 a... Read more
New Year's
Friday, January 01, 2021      6 comments

emoticon I’m sad that Christmas is over. We have begun taking the decorations down, even though we don’t have ... Read more
Cancer surgery in the time of Covid
Tuesday, December 22, 2020      7 comments

I made it through my surgery last Friday - things went well as far as I know. My post surgery appointment is Jan 4. I went in the day before to get a radioactive bead implanted so the lymph nodes could be traced radioactively. Good news bad... Read more
Sunday, December 13, 2020      7 comments

December is all about waiting. We wait for Christmas. For the Christ child, for Jesus, for Santa Claus. I still get a few of those anticipatory thrills at Christmas, just not the same as when I was little. This year we are waiting for a... Read more
Bonus Blog - Thoughts and Observations
Friday, November 27, 2020      3 comments

Yesterday I saw an article featured on the community page here and when I clicked on it, saw that it was by a non-spark blogger who I used to follow out in the "real world" LOL. The article, was 11 years old and her blog has changed titles and I... Read more
Not the usual but A ok
Friday, November 27, 2020      7 comments

Here's a picture of the walk we took the other day. Pretty much the same as where we went yesterday, Thanksgiving morning. Like many, we were planning ... Read more

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