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Tough few months!!
Saturday, January 18, 2014      19 comments

I feel bad that I have not been around since the first part of November. Two surgeries in that time have pretty much taken the spirit out of me for a while. After my knee replacement around the first of November, I was out of action a lot lon... Read more
Starting over
Saturday, August 18, 2012      15 comments

I had the last re-check following my hand surgery yesterday. The Doctor said things are healing very well and that I can return to all of my normal activities, as I feel comfortable. I decided that this is the perfect time to make some ser... Read more
The Surgery Is Done - Now I Just Have To Let Things Heal
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      13 comments

It has been a week since my surgery. All I can do now is put up with the pain and do absolutely nothing with my right hand. Iwas supposed to have the cast put on Monday, but when they unwrapped it, my hand was still too swollen for that. All ... Read more
Surgery Tomorrow
Monday, May 14, 2012      12 comments

I am going to be out of action for a while. Tomorrow morning, I have surgery on my right hand (yes - I'm right handed) to replace a bone that is rubbing against the one at the base of my thumb. The surgery is at a hospital about 3 hours from ... Read more
All my biking goals accomplished (for this year)!!
Sunday, November 13, 2011      17 comments

It was snowing. The temperature was 29 degrees. The wind was 22 MPH . I was out riding anyway. Today I rode 15 miles and accomplished the last of the goals I had set for myself for the (short) North Dakota biking season. This is a list ... Read more
A gift to myself
Sunday, October 23, 2011      26 comments

I turned 60 years old today!!!!!!! Yesterday I gave myself a very important birthday gift that will stay with me forever. I gave myself a lesson in what is possible with a positive attitude and determination. Shortly after my knee replacem... Read more
I can't believe I did this!!!
Monday, September 19, 2011      18 comments

I just came in off the bike path and checked you trip meter. I found that I have ridden 754 milse so far this summer!!! That may not seem like much for a summer of riding, but 2 1/2 years ago if I had been asked to go biking, I might have mad... Read more
Six weeks ago.....
Friday, July 29, 2011      13 comments

It has been six weeks since my knee replacement. Everyone says I'm doing great, but I'm not so sure!!! There is still a fair amount of pain when I do therapy, I haven't been given the ok to ride my bike, and I can't completley straighten my l... Read more
Now for the HARD part!!!!
Monday, July 04, 2011      19 comments

My surgery went well. All the new parts fit and are in place. Now all I have to do is the rehab so I can get back to the activity level I was at before and then move forward. Actually I got home last week, but was very surprised how much ... Read more
Leaving early in the morning
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      12 comments

I will be leaving early in the morning on the 16th to go to Fargo. I have to stop and do a number of things is Grand Forks on my way to Fargo. I am taking my bike to the shop for the 10 hour check on cables etc. I'm about 25 hours over the ti... Read more
Three days to go!!!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      8 comments

I have one more day of work, then go to Fargo the next, and have my knee replacement the next day (June 17th). I don't know how long I will be there until they give me the ok to drive the 180 miles home, so I won't be on the internet for a whil... Read more
My dinner date!!!
Monday, June 13, 2011      17 comments

I think everything went well when I cooked dinner for my friend. At least, I had a good time!!! I got to cook and had some one to talk with while I was doing it!! The big question of the evening was, "you are going to deep fry WHAT??!!" HAH... Read more
Dinner menu for my date tonight
Saturday, June 11, 2011      12 comments

I am having a new friend over for dinner tonight. I thought I would share the menu I am planning to make. For the first course I am making marinated mushroom caps that I will stuff with Italian sausage and mozzarella. Then I sprinkle with ... Read more
I have switched addictions!!!!!!
Sunday, June 05, 2011      19 comments

On May 10th (a date dear to me as it was the second anniversary of the beginning of my SparkPeople journey) I stopped smoking, an addiction I have had for over half of my life!!!!! I am very sure that many of the things I have learned about mys... Read more
Two years ago today......
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      21 comments

I knew I needed to do something about my weight and health, but WHAT??? I found SparkPeople very much by accident while looking for weight loss web sights. Nothing in my life has been the same since that day!!!!!! I just thought I would lis... Read more

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