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Homeward Bound and Liking It
Thursday, July 29, 2021      4 comments

I had plans to do a cooking day with my 14 year old great nephew. We were going to shop, cook and serve a Surf and Turf meal to his family but it was cancelled. So I decided to still take the time off from work anyway. I absolutely love being at... Read more
Opening My Eyes
Friday, May 14, 2021      1 comments

I just found out my son (age 39) has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. His A1C is 10.2. Immediately made me start researching and re evaluating my health again. So many roadblocks happen throughout life and it's all about how we handle th... Read more
A Little Bit of a Scare
Monday, March 29, 2021      0 comments

Frank awakes me at 10:15 PM with "I think we should go to Emergency". He had so much pain in his left leg (good leg) and couldn't apply any pressure to it to stand. A new pain for him and knew it was alerting him to something. After ultrasound a... Read more
Good Morning and Happy New Year
Sunday, January 03, 2021      1 comments

I started my day off just as I like to on the weekends. I enjoyed coffee and finished my current book - After the Parade - I struggled to get through it but did. Oatmeal and blueberries for breakfast - yummy! I am hoping to finish de Christmasin... Read more
Concentrating on being more mindful
Saturday, January 02, 2021      1 comments

I really am not successful with New Years Resolutions. Instead I am focusing on certain goals each month. January I want to be more aware of all that is around me. 1. Appreciate eating healthier foods. Learn to savor flavors and try to eat mor... Read more
Crazy Little Thing Called Life
Friday, January 01, 2021      2 comments

Well, here we are beginning a new year. There's a lot to reflect on from 2020. I would never want to revisit this year and sum it up in three words Stink, Stank, Stunk. COVID-19 pandemic was a massive part of this year. We learned to deal with i... Read more
Sunday, December 20, 2020      3 comments

I have so many things I want to do and am tackling each task one by one. My husband cleaned out the pantry - that was nice surprise. So it's ready to restock with healthier items. I've made a huge attempt at clearing our the crawl space (33 year... Read more
Challenging times
Monday, July 13, 2020      0 comments

Our situation has improved at least in the state of Minnesota. As of 09JUL2020, Confirmed COVID-19 cases - 40,163, Deaths - 1490, Hospital - 251, ICU - 116. Numbers for hospital and ICU continue to go down in spite of protests for George Floyd. ... Read more
Very Scary Times
Sunday, May 31, 2020      5 comments

How can everything in our world continue to worsen? I can't imagine what the family of George Floyd are experiencing. I am devastated by the way he was treated by the Minneapolis police force. How can this continue to happen in 2020? Changes nee... Read more
Many emotions
Sunday, May 24, 2020      3 comments

I am trying not to let myself react too much to our world today. I am sad for what everyone is going through - loss of jobs - loss of businesses - loosing loved ones - sickness everywhere. I continue to go to work daily and am thankful for tha... Read more
Embracing 64
Saturday, February 01, 2020      2 comments

I've learned a lot on this walk of life thus far and will continue to do so as long as I'm vertical. The most important to me right now is to be kinder to my body. Make good healthier food choices, move more and just enjoy all that life has to o... Read more
Time to Create
Saturday, January 25, 2020      3 comments

I'm spending a Saturday at work. What is wrong with me? No seriously, I planned a craft day in our HUGE break room. I'm planning on catching up on many projects that need attention. Others will be joining me so we'll see how productive I am. It'... Read more
Sunday Morning
Sunday, January 19, 2020      2 comments

Oh, how I love the weekends and especially the ones at home. The meal prepping is still going well. I made a batch of chili for the work week and am putting a roast in the crock pot today. I've exercised already and still doing a routine of mo... Read more
It's All About Being Organized
Saturday, January 11, 2020      0 comments

I've started meal prepping on the weekends for the upcoming work week. That really makes a much smoother week for me. Also, I am eating healthier and feeling better. Hardly any heartburn. It's fun to try new recipes. I made cabbage and a spaghet... Read more
Utilizing Spark People Challenges
Saturday, January 04, 2020      0 comments

I started the challenge Tame Your Sweet Tooth and am now on Day #2. Should be easier to do since all Christmas sweets are mostly gone. Those that remain are out of sight. Last night I wanted a brownie bite and instead had grapes - see that wasn... Read more

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