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Grocery shopping for new
Thursday, August 29, 2013      1 comments

I love grocery shopping. I used to go with my son who enjoys the same things. We loved to peruse the aisles looking for new and different items. We shopped in ethnic stores as often as . One of our joys was picking up something with a labe... Read more
Reactions to the Boston Marathon Bombings
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday I was driving home from Anacortes after a very pleasant weekend with my son and his daughters. The traffic was flowing very smoothly and I was listening to the radio, (NPR). I heard the first announcements about the bombs at the Boston... Read more
"My" Mountains
Friday, December 07, 2012      3 comments

I've added a new picture to my SparkPage. The lenticular clouds above the mountain are not unusual, they generally signal a coming change in the weather. However this picture, which was taken from my side of the mountain shows the lenticular clo... Read more
Testing, Testing
Sunday, October 21, 2012      4 comments

I wrote a letter to one of my sons this evening telling him that I think he might benefit from getting the equipment to measure his blood sugar. He is overweight and has had problems with pulmonary embolisms in the past. I explained that s... Read more
Oh what a day this was!
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      3 comments

I started home planning to stop at a specific gas station to fill my tank. As I was sitting there waiting to get to the pumps a fight broke out in front of me. I didn't get concerned until I saw two guns drawn and pointed. I got out of there imm... Read more
Rereading for points?
Friday, January 27, 2012      1 comments

Today I again read an article I could have sworn I'd never read before and then discovered I had read it a couple of years ago. I always feel cheated when this happens. The article is new to me and I have gotten something out of reading it, but,... Read more
My Vacation in Retrospect
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      5 comments

I am glad to report that I am safely back home after our vacation. I learned a lot while I was gone. I missed my usual almost vegetarian eating style. Not having lots of fruit and veggies each day weighed heavily on me. I know I gain... Read more
We're Glad You're Here
Sunday, July 04, 2010      6 comments

I joined SparkPeople and then TOPS at the invitation of another Sparker. These two together have helped me enormously. One of the important things done in TOPS is dear to my heart. When I've weighed in and been disappointed by my "failure" the o... Read more
Friday, June 18, 2010      5 comments

Isolation I have just come from the hospital. While I was there I was put in isolation, meaning everyone who entered my room had to put on a yellow gown, and when I left my room I had to wear a yellow gown. I suddenly knew how it feels to b... Read more
Chapter two of my Vision Collage
Monday, May 31, 2010      3 comments

I did it! I thought and thought until I thought of one dream I have. When I reach my ultimate goal, I want to dance. I want to wear a beautiful gown and dance. Now I can make a collage. I love to dance, but haven't been able for so ma... Read more
Vision Collage
Sunday, May 30, 2010      3 comments

I finished reading the first chapter in "The Spark" I believe that the purpose of that chapter was to show the effect a Vision Collage can have. It said to think about what dreams you had when you were young. I thought about that. I want... Read more
The value of Sparkpeople
Friday, May 28, 2010      5 comments

As I have been recording my points today, I have been reflecting on what Sparkpeople is doing for me. I am losing weight, (I'm almost down to where I was when I joined Sparkpeople), but that seems not to be the more important benefit in being a... Read more
"Dieting" doesn't work
Monday, May 03, 2010      12 comments

"Dieting" is useless. Not only is it a waste of time and effort it is disheartening. I am experienced at almost every kind of diet. I started WW when they first started. I've done the rainbow pills. I tried Nutra-system, I have tried every way t... Read more
Saturday, April 24, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday I volunteered doing something I enjoy. I was absolutely shocked when another member of the group sponsoring the project told me not to come back because I couldn't get around well enough to do some aspects of the job. While he was... Read more
Fat Camp
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      7 comments

On the side bar there is a question, "Would you attend a Fat Camp?" You bet I would. I would love to be able to work out on machines and in the pool. I think it would be fun to have someone else plan and prepare healthy meals for me so that... Read more

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