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Day 258: The Eyes Have (Had) It
Thursday, September 15, 2011      6 comments

It being Thursday it was grocery day, then this afternoon the annual eye exam. Is it just me, or are the eyedrops for dilating pupils different from what they used to be? I think they're downright painful, and I don't remember them being bo... Read more
Day 257: Paving & Good Intentions
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      8 comments

"If we say 'We can' - we will!" --moving company motto We drove around parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire today. With all the interesting stuff in both counties - parks and medieval churches and Roman ruins and beaches and on and on - what ... Read more
Day 256: Clair de lune
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      11 comments

Yesterday was busy, both with the routine - grocery day - and with the non-routine - visitors. Consequently, we were over an hour late getting to supper, and of course everything that is part of the usual evening schedule either got condensed or... Read more
Day 255: Herman's Hermits
Monday, September 12, 2011      15 comments

Remember Herman's Hermits? "Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter"? "I'm 'enery the Eighth, I Am"? There was a time I knew all five of their names. Oh, I could look it up, but it's late. The song that's been in my head the last twenty min... Read more
Day 254: Long-Distance
Sunday, September 11, 2011      15 comments

expatriate: n. One who has taken up residence in a foreign country. I was scheduled to fly here - on a one-way fare, which wasn't a problem in those days - in mid-Sep... Read more
Day 253: Woefully Behind--!
Saturday, September 10, 2011      5 comments

Tonight was the annual 'Last Night of the Proms' concert. I didn't know of it before I came here, but it's a tradition well over 150 years old. The BBC picked up broadcasting it first on radio, then on TV, and I think that's been for a good 70 y... Read more
Day 252: Practicing Mindfulness
Friday, September 09, 2011      9 comments

I was catching up on some blogs this morning. I generally start with Spark friends and move on to others on the site - Blog of the Day, or blogs from team members - and happened to read this one from Sami: http://www.sparkpeople.c... Read more
Day 251: Outta Time...
Thursday, September 08, 2011      9 comments

...outta money, and outta patience, lol. Nothing new here, then. I'd hoped to get to a couple of things but today has been unusually hectic around here. The early-AM grocery run (which takes longer because I do a menu, complete list, all th... Read more
Day 250: Cross-Talk 'n' Ketchup...
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      10 comments

...not necessarily in that order. I've got an appointment on Friday with the GP. The appointment's been on the books for awhile - among other things it's time for the quarterly HbA1c - but I'm very interested in seeing what he comes up with... Read more
Day 249: It's NOT Charlotte--
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      16 comments

Now, don't get me wrong: I don't suffer from arachnophobia. I don't go into hysterics every time I see a spider, or even a generic creepy-crawly. But the idea of bug bites and stings is horribly repellant to me (you may remember my 'Fear of Wasp... Read more
Day 248: (yawn)
Monday, September 05, 2011      10 comments

There's an old song called something like 'A Most Unusual Day.' Why is it no one ever seems to write songs about 'It Was A Typical Day' or 'Nothing Remarkable Happened Between Waking Up and Going To Bed'? Today was a most usual day, and as ... Read more
Day 247: Living in the NOW
Sunday, September 04, 2011      10 comments

A fellow Sparkler, YOGATIME, wrote a blog entitled 'Age Appropriate.' http://www.sparkpeople.c
ndividual.asp?blog_id=4461732 She brought to mind an article I read years ago, written by E... Read more
Day 246: Whatta day...
Saturday, September 03, 2011      12 comments

We're 'only' on the 3rd of September and already I feel as tho I'm getting farther and farther behind. Oh, I don't think I'm any behind-er than I was on the 31st of August, I just FEEL that way, lol... The people across from us have a grave... Read more
Day 245: Finale
Friday, September 02, 2011      12 comments

This has been another 'I didn't get finished half of what I'd planned' but it was mostly due to circumstances beyond my control. ... Read more
Day 245: Brazil Nuts Cause Brain Glitch--!
Friday, September 02, 2011      14 comments

Well, no, they probably don't. In yesterday's blog I wrote that one Brazil nut has something like 5 or 6 calories. It didn't look right to me at the time - what I thought (of course) is 'Gee, that's not so bad, especially since it's healthier th... Read more

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