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1-21 Updates
Thursday, January 21, 2021      3 comments

Today was gray and rainy all day. Did get in my walks and fed my friend's horses, but spent most of my day inside. 1. Lose 21 pounds (2) 2. Complete 21 quilts, 12 UFOs and 9 new (1 UFO done) 3. Take 21 hikes (1) 4. Meet 21 new peop... Read more
Yearly goal update
Monday, January 11, 2021      3 comments

Lost a dear friend to COVID yesterday. One of the best nurses I have had the pleasure to know and work with. 1. Lose 21 pounds (1) 2. Complete 21 quilts, 12 UFOs and 9 new (1 UFO done) 3. Take 21 hikes 4. Meet 21 new people (2) 5... Read more
New year, new start
Monday, January 04, 2021      7 comments

As of December 31st I am officially completely retired and I plan to spend more time concentrating on me. The 5% Weight Loss Challenge begins the 9th and I am going to work hard to meet my goal this time. We will be getting back on the bike an... Read more
My implant finally has a crown!
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      9 comments

It has been a long 18 month journey with many ups and downs, but I finally have a crown on the implant. Took a lot of shaping, and dentist said he may have to make some adjustments next week, but I'm so glad it is over.... Read more
One of the non-joys of life.
Friday, November 01, 2019      5 comments

Today's colonoscopy went as well as it could. I arrived in plenty of time to get registered and to the waiting room by 8:30. They took me back at almost 11. My IV blew in the middle of it and they had to start one in the other hand. Yup, woke up... Read more
Finally getting fall weather
Sunday, October 20, 2019      2 comments

The cooler weather has finally arrived and it is great. I actually wore long sleeves yesterday. We went to the CCC Fire Tower at the top of Flag Mountain and planned to hike part of the Pinhoti, but hubby slid on a rock and twisted his ankle. ... Read more
Breakout Games
Monday, October 07, 2019      1 comments

Today was oldest grand's official birthday party. Hubby and oldest DD took the grands and 3 friends to Breakout Games in Birmingham. He chose the Runaway Train game. They had to solve riddles to open locks that had clues on how to stop the ru... Read more
Short term goals
Thursday, October 03, 2019      3 comments

Because I am making these goals as part of the Fall 5% Challenge (which lasts 8 weeks) I will define short term as 8 weeks. I intend these to be stepping stones to larger goals and plan to add additional goals in the future. My 8 week sh... Read more
Implant abutment
Wednesday, October 02, 2019      2 comments

Had an appointment with the oral surgeon to place the abutment in the implant. He had good news and bad news. Good news, the bone graft worked so well he couldn't see the implant. Bad news, he had to see the implant. A bit of drilling and sc... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge - Mini Challenge
Monday, September 30, 2019      2 comments

The Fall 5% Challenge will be starting this Saturday. Thank you Sookie for offering the Mini Challenge each week. The first week task: Choose 1 or 2 mini to focus on for the week. 1 - Go to bed 1 hour earlier 2 - Journal - no rig... Read more
Hike to Mt LeConte Lodge
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      6 comments

We have been planning and training for a hike to Mt LeConte Lodge, but when hubby's work week changed thought we may not get to go. But his new boss allowed him 3 days off, so Monday we drove to Gatlinburg so we could hike in on Tuesday. They ... Read more
Navarre Beach, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017      2 comments

Yup, you can tell we were at the beach cause a tropical storm popped up suddenly and flooded everything between our house and the beach. We drove through torrential rain that caused traffic to crawl. ... Read more
Barren River Lake Campground
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      2 comments

We took the grands to Kentucky to visit some long time friends and meet their grands. We stayed at the kentuckystateparks.reser
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Great Smokey Mountains, day 3
Sunday, May 14, 2017      0 comments

Thursday we had special plans. Hike a couple of trails and have a nice day. So we took our time getting to the Little Brier Gap Trail to hike to the Walker Sister's Cabin. The trailhead is at an old one room school house. ... Read more
Great Smokey Mountains, day 2
Saturday, May 13, 2017      5 comments

Wednesday and Saturday Cades Cove Loop opens at sunrise and is closed to car traffic till 10 am. So as soon as we could get going we headed for the cove. The loop is 11 miles and has some of the most beautiful vistas around. There are views o... Read more

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