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Trying to Stay Warm with Less Body Fat
Saturday, October 27, 2018      39 comments

This Fall has presented me with a new problem. I seem to always be cold. I haven't lost a lot of weight, but perhaps this 62-year-old body needs a di... Read more
Just One More Step
Friday, October 26, 2018      32 comments

Just One extra step in the right direction One more than I had planned. It's not too hard, I know I can do it- No need to only stand. I have go... Read more
The Big Bad Belly Ache!
Thursday, October 25, 2018      44 comments

Yesterday was a tough day, and I had to leave school early because I did not feel well. The Fall cold season is upon us, and I have to build up my immune system once again. I also need to wash my hands more often! Here's my plan: 1. Dr... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Steps in the Right Direction!
Tuesday, October 23, 2018      50 comments

I started wearing a FitBit in March, and have found that my health has improved because if it. Counting my steps is about the easiest and most practi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Starting Fresh!
Monday, October 22, 2018      123 comments

This is a day to have a bright new outlook. This is the day to take bold steps forward. No matter what yesterday looked like- Whether positive,... Read more
A visit to the cemetery
Sunday, October 21, 2018      38 comments

I believe that it's important to take time to remember. While I know that my Dad is in heaven, visiting his grave is a special time for both me and my... Read more
Why Sew?
Saturday, October 20, 2018      35 comments

Sewing and creating home-made gifts has been a family tradition. This is how we show our love to friends and family. It brings us together in a way t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts In and Out of the Nursing Home
Friday, October 19, 2018      39 comments

Over the past 12 years, my Mom has had seven stays in the rehabilitation unit of Quabbin Valley Nursing Home. Each stay has been after a fall, and each time, I wondered if Quabbin would become her permanent residence. The family rallies and... Read more
Artistic Disagreements over Curtains
Thursday, October 18, 2018      36 comments

Mom needed new curtains in the living room, and knew exactly what fabric she wanted. All I had to do was find the cranberry and gold fabric with a lit... Read more
Contention
Wednesday, October 17, 2018      41 comments

Contentions over my Intentions have gone on for a long time in my family. I'm not sure why, but my sister is angry and very contentious over the sewi... Read more
Bags, bags, and more bags!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018      37 comments

I am a perpetual bag maker, and I can blame my mother for that! When I was in my mid-twenties, I opened a small daycare. My small family (hubby, m... Read more
My First Quilt
Monday, October 15, 2018      49 comments

My first-born son Sam was getting married, and I wanted to make something marvelous. The only problem was that I was not a marvelous seamstress, and n... Read more
Sew What?
Sunday, October 14, 2018      27 comments

My Mom learned to sew from her mom. While most of the time, she sewed simple things like bags and placemats, but she sewed my wedding gown. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last, and I tossed the photos, I never thought that I'd want to lo... Read more
Mom taught me how to Sew
Saturday, October 13, 2018      32 comments

Here's a photo of one of the dresses my mom made me. I dearly loved her for it, and I think that this photo shows how much I loved my mom. I’m standin... Read more
2 AM Decisions
Friday, October 12, 2018      40 comments

2 AM Decisions should not be Honored! Have you ever had a really bad night's sleep? Troubles just filled my mind last night, and would not let me alone! I tried many things: deep breathing, prayer, counting my blessings and counting in Span... Read more

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