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What have I done so far for my jacket?
Saturday, December 07, 2019      10 comments

The jacket. Mmmm! Well! What have I done so far for it to fit with a little wiggle room rather than “just” fit? First, facing what I weigh. Before buying it, after two short nights, I didn’t record my weight because I don’t lose water weigh... Read more
Have smart jacket. Now need SMART goals!
Monday, December 02, 2019      13 comments

I bought a jacket today. I only had one which I bought after losing some weight but before joining SP. it was quite a few years ago, before close-f... Read more
Coming back to the surface
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      11 comments

I'm past the worst of this week now. I did my usual prep in my office on Saturday while DH was at the clinic. Extra personnel was unexpectedly needed on Sunday, and I substituted for someone from ten till six on Monday. Then Tuesday and Wednesd... Read more
Fruit and veg shock!
Thursday, November 14, 2019      14 comments

I work full time, which in my case is four days a week, but they're long days. When I'm not working I easily make five fruit and veg but............. Horrors! On working days, my diet is the pits. I have to make a big effort to even get in ... Read more
A special day
Sunday, October 20, 2019      17 comments

Yesterday, I went the 280 miles to Kyoto to meet our two-week-old grandson for the first time. I went with my daughter. DH wants to go when everyone’s more rested and used to things. DD and I originally planned to go by plane because a perk... Read more
Sparkers spread sparks
Sunday, October 13, 2019      12 comments

ndividual.asp?blog_id=6624781 This is how we pick up ideas from other Sparkers and improve our physical and emotional health. I’m not good at this link thing - anyway SERE... Read more
Looking back with fresh eyes
Monday, October 07, 2019      10 comments

In a fit of nostalgia, I was wandering around the Internet one day and came across the website of the Old Girls’ association of my school, 1962 - 1969. I asked to join it and was asked to confirm my request. Actually, my overall memories of scho... Read more
Our grandson has arrived!
Saturday, October 05, 2019      18 comments

I'm in my office preparing classes and I just had a call from my son. The baby was born three hours ago at around noon Japan time (5 October). Mother and baby are both fine. N has sent a photo. He's unbelievably cute. He seems to be smilin... Read more
Sunday, September 29, 2019      13 comments

In April, we had dinner with our son, daughter and DIL. I mentioned it might be an idea to spend our early October 40th wedding anniversary in Ishigakijima, our favorite holiday place. DH: Okinawa is not a great idea in typhoon season! ... Read more
Second half of the school year starting
Monday, September 23, 2019      11 comments

Classes start again tomorrow and I’m having the usual start-of-term nerves. I’ll go through this three more times, including this time, before teaching my last class as a full-time teacher in January 2021. I like working, and I know I’ll f... Read more
It was great! Sort of!
Monday, September 02, 2019      14 comments

I’ve just come home from a mini vacation with DH and my daughter, who decided to come with us at the last minute. That was lovely. It was only two days because of his dialysis, but it was worth going. The first day was great, and the secon... Read more
A bit of this and a bit of that
Monday, August 26, 2019      12 comments

I started my summer vacation about a month ago deciding to tweak my diet to see if I could make some healthy changes, or at least some changes just to see what would happen. I don’t have any results yet, but I don’t mind what comes out of it, ev... Read more
Caregiving stuff (good)
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      12 comments

I went with DH to his regular cardiology check yesterday. He was in and out exceptionally quickly. “No problems. You’re doing fine.” It’s nearly a year since his last serious illness, which is a long time compared with his past history. I’m thin... Read more
Things I’ve changed
Monday, August 12, 2019      9 comments

Just over three weeks ago, I was relieved after three weeks of anxiety over a health check result. I read on the Internet that cleaning up your lifestyle is helpful for avoiding a repeat. So...... I stopped alcohol. I don’t think a can... Read more
Oh well, never mind!
Sunday, August 04, 2019      14 comments

My weight .......... Before health scare, during, after! Oh well! ... Read more

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