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New Year, New You!
Thursday, February 11, 2021      10 comments

Have you seen this off and on for the last six weeks? New Year, New You! I believe that was my battle cry one year ago. I was going to eat healthier, reduce stress, improve my sleep quality, and go to the gym. I had great motivation on... Read more
The Dearly Departed
Sunday, January 31, 2021      14 comments

I just turned 74 last week. When I was a (much) younger woman in my 30's and maybe even into my 40's, I remember reading obituaries and thinking, "Well, s/he was 68. That's a good life lived." Now when I see the obits, I have an entirely differe... Read more
The Prodigal Daughter*
Sunday, December 20, 2020      14 comments

For anyone who isn't versed in Christian scripture or practices Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Buddhism, Hinduism, Wicca, etc. etc. please allow me to share a nutshell description of the story of "The Prodigal Son." This guy, one of two brothers, asked... Read more
Eating Mindfully
Tuesday, January 22, 2019      13 comments

This is the second blog in my New Year Resolutions/Goals. More time has lapsed than I first intended after posting my "Don't Worry, Be Happy" blog. My second Resolution/Goal to Eat Mindfully is much harder than I realized. I suppose I've been so... Read more
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Wednesday, January 09, 2019      12 comments

In the late 1980's I bought a Bobby McFerrin album just to get the song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy." I was surprised to find that the entire album is a masterpiece to listen to. He is a very talented man who is a guest conductor for symphony orches... Read more
I Resolve . . .
Sunday, January 06, 2019      8 comments

Yesterday I shared my curious journey to find my "Word for the Year." This was a task to do in January for my online course called "The Happiness Experience Project." As easy as it sounds, it was quite a project for me. I think that often I "ove... Read more
Saturday, January 05, 2019      9 comments

On December 29, on my latest blog, I mentioned the fact that I would put my New Year's Resolutions here on New Years Day. Four days ago. Why-oh-why did I say that? I think (at the time) I was feeling that posting them here would add an extra lay... Read more
New Year's 'Tude
Saturday, December 29, 2018      9 comments

OK. So I picked up this word "Tude" a few years back when my favorite news show listed the latest entries for the Urban Dictionary. If ithe word 'tude is new to you, let me give you the definition found in the ever-popular Urban Dictionary: ... Read more
The Great Debate: Real or Plastic
Monday, December 17, 2018      12 comments

n.b. Not breast implants I’ve been feeling somewhat prickly about Christmas, sort of like a person with two personalities, or maybe three now that I think about it. The first is my child who wants me to quit doing anything other than decora... Read more
Saturday, November 03, 2018      7 comments

Today is Saturday. I remember how much I loved Saturday when I was in the work force. When the kids were small, I would wake up thinking of all the things I needed to do: laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, and preparing for Sunday's activitie... Read more
Shoo-shoo-shoo-shoo Sugar Town
Friday, November 02, 2018      8 comments

Today I'm trying so hard to make sense of my life and how my cravings and my permission to feed them is so out of control. I have used every excuse I could think of: 1) I have sciatica, wah wah, need candy to feel better 2) Steve and Kati... Read more
You Say Tomato . . .
Wednesday, September 19, 2018      11 comments

To the grocery store: You say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to, let's call the whole thing off. But what happened to the glorious taste of tomatoes from the 1950's, the 1960's and beyond? I still remember the fabulous taste of tomatoes we pic... Read more
An Ode to Pop Tarts
Tuesday, September 18, 2018      8 comments

Oh how you thrill me, Pop Tart so sweet, You tempt and tease me right off of my feet. You sit on the counter so crisp and neat, Crying out for a teensy bit of heat To warm up your so-sugargy core, I'm wanting to bite you more and more.... Read more
Labor Day, Literally
Friday, August 31, 2018      8 comments

My dear husband never got the memo . . . you know, the one saying that Labor Day is a holiday designed to honor all those slaves in the workforce. Bob seems to take it quite literally. Labor Day at the Watkins' household is always something like... Read more
Marching to Pretoria?
Thursday, August 16, 2018      8 comments

Recently I read somewhere (no doubt on this site) that standing at your computer burns two times more calories than sitting at the computer. I took immediate notice and so did my ample tush, which has been spending a considerable amount of time ... Read more

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