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The Statue of Liberty - Part 2 of 2
Thursday, July 23, 2015      1 comments

My American Dad was drafted to the U.S. Army when he turned 18. At the time, he was living in the same internment camp as his mom, brothers and sisters. He graduated from high school in the camp, and I think it is ironic that his entire family... Read more
The Statue of Liberty - Part 1 of 2
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      0 comments

My Dad is an American citizen. He was born in California, and during World War II,his oldest brother was drafted into the famous 442nd Infantry. These were all young Japanese American teenagers who were deployed to Europe because the government ... Read more
Little things matter
Friday, June 05, 2015      1 comments

My Dad was sort of a grouchy guy a lot of the time before he went to the hospital. He could barely see even though he had glasses. He could not hear very well even though he wore hearing aids, one in each ear. He could barely walk even with hi... Read more
Tying Shoelaces
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      4 comments

It is helpful for me to share more things I remember about my Dad. I will always remember how excited I was when I finally learned how to tie my own shoelaces. My Dad was so patient with me, and I remember him saying lots of things to prevent ... Read more
My Dad
Friday, May 22, 2015      1 comments

When I was a baby and able to stand in my crib, I held onto the top of the crib and waited for my dad to come home from swing shift (after midnight). I looked towards the front door, quietly I think (lol), and waited for him to come through the... Read more
I'm BAAAAAACK! lol
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      4 comments

In spite of my "lol" in the title, I am very sad. My Dad passed away early on Monday morning. He was hospitalized for awhile, then went to assisted living (a VERY HORRIBLE place), and then had a heart attack with a collapsed lung and a highly co... Read more
Not Allowing Setbacks to Keep Me Down
Saturday, January 05, 2013      3 comments

Got some negative news in December, and this month I am working harder to push through to get what I want and need. I continue to lose weight and my diabetes is virtually gone. Yay! I still have little energy, but continue to eat healthy and sti... Read more
This Year the Best Gifts came with a Target Gift Card
Saturday, December 29, 2012      3 comments

For the first time in my life, my spectacular daughter and I volunteered on Christmas day. We originally wanted to volunteer at a local church, but the church staff did not confirm a schedule for us. My daughter raced to find another opportunit... Read more
Mixing it Up--One Week at a Time
Sunday, February 27, 2011      9 comments

I just re-read the following Spark People article, and realized that it DOES work for me to weigh in every day, AND take things one week at a time: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/wellness_articles.asp
?id=512 I h... Read more
Find Ways to Get Exercise
Sunday, February 20, 2011      4 comments

Another SparkPeople article gave me a start to thinking about ways to get in exercise: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/fitness_articles.asp?
id=463 I do not have a dishwasher, so it is easy for me to hand wash my ... Read more
I love rain - Part 2
Saturday, February 19, 2011      0 comments

Ok, so it's been raining off and on all week, and today it has been raining all day. I took a little nap, and then needed something to cheer me up. I refused to use food to cheer me up, and then I saw the following article on SparkPeople: ... Read more
I love rain!
Friday, February 18, 2011      1 comments

Even if I don't exactly "love" driving in the rain, I love days when there is rain. The other day we had hail, and it was cool to see it from inside the office. We do not get very many thunderstorms with lightening, but as long as I don't have ... Read more
Practice Healthy Habits--even if you sometimes go off track
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      1 comments

In my SparkPeople reading today, I found a terrifically motivating article (as usual). Here is the link: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/motivation_articles.a
sp?id=685 We all know, or hopefully know, that our mi... Read more
Alex is home!!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011      3 comments

After almost 40 hours of travel, Alex is home! No problems with luggage, and her guitar survived the trip without a scratch!! She clued me in on the latest news re France and her boyfriend on the ride back from the airport, and then we went out... Read more
My Daughter is Coming Home!!! (for about 10 days)
Friday, February 11, 2011      2 comments

My daughter is coming home from France for about 10 days. Her flight arrives (hopefully) on Sunday, February 13! Altogether she will have been in the air and in airports (5 airports--poor thing) for almost 40 hours that includes going through c... Read more

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