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The Sunday from Hell
Monday, January 18, 2016      6 comments

So, I wasn't feeling good yesterday or for 2 days before. My blood pressure reading was high and had been over 158 for the same time. When I saw 170/74 I decided I should see a doctor as the chronic heart failure class said. Being a victim of Ka... Read more
Published a Friend's Poetry
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      4 comments

I've been busy in the office lately. A friend wanted me to publish a book of her poetry based on the Song of Solomon. It feels good to be back in the world of publishing in which I worked from 1990-2001, when I sold the right to my best selling ... Read more
Phony weight loss? 15 pounds
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      4 comments

I don't have a scale yet, after wandering the world for 12 months. So, when I visited my friend in a rehab center a few weeks ago, I weighed myself on their balance scale which was in the hallway. I've used these since I was a kid and I know how... Read more
Good visit to a sick friend
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      3 comments

Had a good visit with my friend, JD, yesterday. I was frustrated, as visiting her meant I didn't go grocery shopping. But I was blessed. Ellin trimmed ... Read more
I'm worth my time
Tuesday, December 08, 2015      6 comments

I've not been consistent in my tracking on SP because I was too busy to take care of myself. That's crazy! If I don't take care of myself, then I can't take care of anyone else. Today I have decided: less work, more me time. The work I was ... Read more
New Attitude toward my Sweet Tooth
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      2 comments

I'm going to pull it out. I watched this 90 minute lecture by a doctor who explains how your body digests fat and surgars: www.learnoutloud.com/Fre
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No more excuses
Monday, November 16, 2015      5 comments

Thank you to all the Sparklers who sent me messages and little nudges. I am finally back in the USA after a year abroad. Kazakhstan was a whole education in itself (9 months) and Costa Rica (2 1/2 months) was also a learning experience-- but abo... Read more
Learning Russian
Friday, February 13, 2015      5 comments

I've been working on learning Russian here in Kazakhstan. It's a long learning curve. So, while I eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, about half the time I don't know what I'm eating, much less what is in it. Exercise is a challenge--sidew... Read more
The Silk Road
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      4 comments

The people of Kazakhstan are so friendly and welcoming. Anyone who speaks English is treated like a celebrity! People heard us talking as we walked on the street and would stop and use the few phrases of English that they knew, ask to take a pho... Read more
When Your Camel Is Tired
Monday, February 24, 2014      8 comments

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014      9 comments

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Left Brain, Right Brain
Sunday, February 09, 2014      5 comments

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Good Choices to a New Me
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      9 comments

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Just Thinking
Monday, February 03, 2014      9 comments

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Grammatically Ungood
Thursday, January 30, 2014      7 comments

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