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Day 141: Short 'n' Sweet
Friday, May 20, 2011      9 comments

Or is that 'short 'n' sassy'? 'Sweet 'n' sassy'? Beats me. We'll leave it as it is. Didn't get the pix downloaded yet, but I will. The trifle went over a treat (as they say); there's a smidge left for tomorrow. I didn't have so much as a ta... Read more
Day 140: Done 'n' Dusted
Thursday, May 19, 2011      7 comments

Even got a wonderful trifle (very English!) made for dessert - I'll post pix after the weekend. I've only made one before and the Brits were, well, polite but allowed as how it wasn't quite a 'real' trifle, whatever that means, lol. Himself says... Read more
Day 139: Ahead 'n' Behind
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      6 comments

I'm ahead on some things (for once): I've got the menu done for the weekend, plus the grocery list, so tomorrow should be a short trip, even tho I'm getting more than usual. I've got the guest room all clean - bed stripped, laundry washed, clean... Read more
Day 138: Jus' a Quickie...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      4 comments

So, company for supper, some Beatleband en masse - they're off. I'll watch a little television, read another chapter in my current book, then call it a day. You know what ol' Sam Pepys used to say - 'And so to bed.' Goodnight, Sparklers, wh... Read more
Day 137: Little Bit of This, Little Bit of--
Monday, May 16, 2011      8 comments

--that, o'course. I'll throw this out and see what you think: I am COLD. I mean, as in freezin' cold. True, it's been rainy and damp here, perhaps a little chilly, but my hands and feet are like blocks of ice, and even walking around and my... Read more
Day 135: 'DownTime'
Sunday, May 15, 2011      12 comments

If I wasn't so lazy (mmm, well, mebbe more like 'not terribly talented in this particular mindset,' lol) I'd write a parody to the tune of 'Downtown.' Ah well. If anybody does, call my attention to it - I'm sure it'd be fun! We've had rain ... Read more
Day 134: An Evening Of--
Saturday, May 14, 2011      7 comments

--bleh. Tonight was the annual Eurovision contest. (You Europeans, and even the Aussies, probably know what I'm talking about. North and South Americans... mebbe not. Suffice it to say it's a marathon song competition.) Every year the singe... Read more
Day 134: The REAL Mother's Day
Friday, May 13, 2011      14 comments

"To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body." --Elizabeth Stone You don't have to be a mother to identify with what I'm about to say. Somewhere in your life there will have been a child, if not ... Read more
Day 133: Better...
Thursday, May 12, 2011      9 comments

...things are definitely better. We're not out of the woods, but at least there's a brighter side. There's always hope. Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, prayers, and encouraging comments. You're wonderful people, you Sparklers, ... Read more
Day 132: Black Rock
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      16 comments

Worrisome news, family crisis, bad day. Goodnight, Sparklers... ... Read more
Day 131: Another day older...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      9 comments

...and probably deeper in debt. Anyone else remember the old Tennessee Ernie Ford song? I spent a lot of time - TOO much time - on the computer today. I've gotten so wrapped up in the genealogy research. Himself gave me a gift subscription ... Read more
Day 130: I'm overweight!!!
Monday, May 09, 2011      19 comments

Your comments are so heartening - family, friends, fellow Sparklers, you have all really put me on top of the world. Thank you so very much! Short blog tonight, but another little 'baby step' to improvement: this morning I got on the WiiFit... Read more
Day 129: A Picture's Worth... A Hundred Pounds
Sunday, May 08, 2011      58 comments

I know. I'm wordy. I've been the despair of more editors than I can count - I once made one cry, because I just could not edit my pieces to fit the space allotted. Ah well. Back in December, I posted a sort-of one-year blog. www.s... Read more
Day 128: EVER'thing comes to a sudden stop when--
Saturday, May 07, 2011      6 comments

--there's a thunderstorm. We don't get them very often, thank goodness, but I do not enjoy them at all. I'm as twitchy as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs. I grew up in a small, very sheltered valley, where thunder and lightning happene... Read more
Day 127, Part 2: The Case of the Harmless Hairbrush
Friday, May 06, 2011      10 comments

As I'd said earlier, next week is the last Senior Fitness class. Today went well - the exercise portion was set up with 'stations,' and we have even more variety now than we did at the outset. The presentation was about osteoporosis and arthriti... Read more

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