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Adventure in Dinan France
Friday, April 30, 2021      8 comments

During a river cruise, my excursion to Dinan France was cancelled due to lack of interest. I overheard another woman say her excursion to Dinan was cancelled. I talked to her and we considered forming our own group to go by taxi. Then we realize... Read more
Life Goals
Monday, April 26, 2021      6 comments

Several discussions today reminded me of the goals and lack of goals I've had. In grade school, I wanted to be liked and not picked last. When I couldn't change that, I also wanted to make delicate things but lacked the fine motor skills. W... Read more
My mind is my own
Friday, April 23, 2021      7 comments

How often has someone said, 'You love', 'You like', 'You think', You believe', 'You want', 'You need' or something similar. Then the person proceeds to give her own opinion of what she believes is your opinion. After the monologue, the person de... Read more
Eggs and ?
Friday, April 16, 2021      7 comments

Got an email ad for family-size breakfasts. What a lazy way to get my eggs emoticon for a couple of days. Inve... Read more
Food-label Crazy
Wednesday, April 14, 2021      2 comments

This started with an ad for a keto-friendly recipe. It looked like a vegetable casserole. It got me to thinking how many foods are now proclaiming: Keto-friendly, Gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, fat-free. Then there is 'all natural'. Arsenic is ... Read more
Inspired to share
Saturday, April 10, 2021      8 comments

After reading Thoms1's blog about making the cover of Woman's Day and her sister SusieMT's journey, I decided to be more open in describing my personal information. Updating 50 years of weight bouncing? Nope. Details of 9 months Sparking? n... Read more
One Crazy Weight Journey
Tuesday, April 06, 2021      7 comments

One night I woke up think about a blog idea. While thinking about how to write it, I fell asleep and forgot the topic by morning. ... Read more
Don't Feel Guilty
Monday, March 29, 2021      4 comments

We take care of 3 children up to 13 hours a day. Since I got them in school, that reduces the time they are with us. After school they go to the Boys & Girls Club until 5:30 and we pick them up. Today I told the dad to bring them 5 minutes ... Read more
Baggy Clothes
Friday, March 26, 2021      9 comments

Over a month ago, I loved my baggy jeans. Now I'm not so sure. They are still in pretty good condition and I am sick of shopping for anything moderately fitted. Most of the nice slacks I find are made for 30" waist and 38" hips. Excuse me.... Read more
Floss and Jog
Saturday, March 20, 2021      9 comments

One day I checked my pedometer before flossing my teeth. Only 500 steps for the day. How many could I add if I paced in the bathroom or walked in place while flossing? Turned out to be about 100. After a few months, I noticed the new pedom... Read more
Surrogate Parenting not for Seniors!
Tuesday, March 16, 2021      5 comments

Today we started getting the 3 children into school. We had a permission slip from the foster father allowing us to be surrogates for educational purposes so they can attend school on our side of town. They will be able to ride the bus, breakfas... Read more
The unexpected
Tuesday, March 09, 2021      7 comments

We wondered if we could handle several children at our age. Yes and no. We are babysitting 12 hours a day. Mostly enjoying the time with three children but so grateful when their guardian picks them up at 6 PM. Given his financial situation... Read more
What did I do?
Sunday, March 07, 2021      6 comments

A new family showed up at church this morning. The girls were in the Bible class I teach and the boy in the younger class. Afterwards we were talking to the dad and he mentioned starting a new job in our area. He is separated and in the process... Read more
Not so Healthy
Tuesday, March 02, 2021      7 comments

Yogurt-covered raisins taste so good, our 2-yr old grandson offered me one to taste. So, when I had a coupon and saw 'Greek Yogurt Cranberry Bites', I thought why not? ... Read more
Choose a Therapist
Thursday, February 25, 2021      3 comments

'Therapy' covers a very broad range of events. A few are vocational, occupational, sleep, speech and emotional. In the last 50 years, I've experienced a wide range of therapies. In addition, I've helped others with their therapy. The worst ... Read more

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