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My brother-in-law is going to be OK
Thursday, November 17, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday morning my older brother-in-law called at a time when the phone rarely rings. Turns out he had had a heart attack and was in the hospital. Fortunately he called the paramedics when he started to feel bad rather than laying down for a... Read more
It's getting to be a black cat kind of time
Friday, October 28, 2011      3 comments

Happy Halloween and a SPECIAL Happy Halloween to all the black cats out there! We have six cats - four are solid black, one is a tuxedo, and one is orange. My husband jokes that I must be a powerful witch, what with all those black cats and re... Read more
Covered in fur
Monday, September 19, 2011      3 comments

I was able to keep my plans to visit with my friend. She has 14 cats and 2 dogs and I just love that I got so many dog and cat kisses. Most of the cats let me pet them but she has 4 that won't because one is almost feral and the other three a... Read more
Good news on the biopsy!
Thursday, September 08, 2011      2 comments

Some of you know that I had a thyroid fine needle biopsy done a couple of weeks ago. The results are that whatever that little BB-sized "thing" is on my thyroid is, it's benign. I'm to go back in a year for another sonogram. I am quite reliev... Read more
Friday, August 19, 2011      2 comments

Thanks to everyone for your support over the recent months. I've been very much up and down with my fitness, largely because of small blips in my health, such as a bad cold, and also some depression related mostly to my husband. In one year, h... Read more
My mother-in-law died this morning.
Sunday, May 08, 2011      18 comments

Thank you to everyone for your support. My mother-in-law decided almost two weeks ago to go into home hospice care because she was diagnosed with renal failure. (My husband and his younger brother were able to persuade her to go to the hospital... Read more
I'm worried about my mother-in-law
Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks. My mother-in-law is 83 years old. At the end of July last year she lost her husband of 59 years to a heart problem. She has been so ANGRY at him for dying. He tried so hard NOT to die. He was tryi... Read more
Need to get back on track
Friday, April 15, 2011      1 comments

I just read the Slowest Loser blog about getting off your hiney. Well, I sure need to get off mine. I go through these periods, largely related to depression, where I don't exercise properly and I don't eat properly. The hiney blog was great!... Read more
My friend's biopsy
Monday, February 07, 2011      2 comments

Last Friday I spent the day with my friend Katherine. She was having a surgical biopsy of something suspicious in her breast. As you can imagine, she is very anxious as she awaits the results (which should be available in 1-2 weeks). The su... Read more
Back to the gym!
Friday, January 07, 2011      1 comments

All this week I've been feeling poorly, as my grandmother used to say. I'm staving off a sore throat. My head feels big and I don't have much of an appetite (the only upside of this "whatever"!). I've been trying to get enough sleep and so I ... Read more
Making things public
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      2 comments

I've always been pretty private. When I read a Spark article this morning about how making your weight loss goals public can help because of the support you may more readily get my first thought was "Oh, no, not me!". I've had bad experiences... Read more
Broken Elevator
Saturday, December 18, 2010      2 comments

. . . means I'm walking the stairs more. Good for my fitness level, but my knees don't like it much. If there were only some way to levitate down the stairs, I'd be OK with walking UP. The knees complain bitterly going down stairs. It seemed... Read more
Thursday, December 16, 2010      1 comments

My joke for many years was that water was for bathing. I'm having to stop viewing it as an external thing and work on DRINKING the stuff! My husband got a case of bottled water free because he bought something. He put most of the bottles in t... Read more
Making Progress
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      2 comments

My work schedule has been changed around a bit this week, which has allowed me to spend more time at the gym. While I'll be happy to get back to my more regular schedule, this change-up came at a good time because I've been making progress and ... Read more

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