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Day 287: Bits 'n' Pieces
Friday, October 14, 2011      6 comments

Thank you all so much for reading the blogs and chiming in - makes my day, I'll tell you! DEBRA0818: your theory about having more difficulty damping down the unwanted emotional responses as we age makes great sense. Are we shedding, then, ... Read more
Day 286: TOTALLY Inadequate
Thursday, October 13, 2011      11 comments

That is, totally inadequate when it comes to writing a blog tonight. Bleh. I'm telling you, my emotional state seems to bounce around more now than it did in my teens (which may be saying some). Far into post-menopausal, so - what gives? ... Read more
Day 285: Herman's Hermits Reprise
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      11 comments

Remember a couple weeks ago when I said I had been thinking about some of the old Herman's Hermits' songs? I think I even used this one: "No Milk Today." No blog tonight. It's been a lazy day. Couldn't do yardwork - more rain. Didn't ... Read more
Day 284: Food for Thought
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      6 comments

I'm a little early tonight, but we're going to watch a movie and I won't have time to get online again before my coach turns back into a pumpkin. Hah. One of my fellow Sparklers has a couple of 'off-Spark' blogsites she posts to - she usual... Read more
Day 283: Embrace Imperfection
Monday, October 10, 2011      14 comments

I was reading thru some things today and came across that. It spoke to me. Like so many people, I can get hung up on perfection. There are probably a gazillion reasons for this, but for me, it's a bit of convoluted thinking: First, I c... Read more
Day 282: Safe Cravin'
Sunday, October 09, 2011      13 comments

...so I said to Himself "I'm hungry all the time. I mean, ALL the time. It's like low-level noise in the background: it's always there, I just don't always acknowledge it. "Take right now, for example. It's only been a couple of hours since... Read more
Day 281: More of the same, really...
Saturday, October 08, 2011      8 comments

Dunno if that's good or bad. We tend to have quiet weekends - is that a sign of old fogeyism? Used to be that Friday and Saturday nights were for going out, but that long since went by the boards - by choice. I like my routine, and that means ge... Read more
Day 280: So much to do, so little time--!
Friday, October 07, 2011      8 comments

Well, you know, ain't that always the case? Today was mostly doubled-up housework. This weekend is a race weekend, and as Himself will be parked on the sofa for a couple hours tomorrow and hours and hours (lol) on Sunday, and since I like t... Read more
Day 279: Outta steam--?
Thursday, October 06, 2011      11 comments

...outta ideas, outta time, just plain outta. Over the course of my checkered career I've worked at a couple of newspapers - nothing fancy, just hometown dailies. At the last job I had a weekly column in the Features section, every Wed... Read more
Day 278: REALLY short!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      5 comments

Got in another couple of hours in the yard, but the rain moved in this afternoon, and it's been torrential off and on the last few hours, so - reprieve for tomorrow! Which is just as well, since it's grocery day, plus we go to order Himself... Read more
Day 277: Laziness
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      12 comments

I am lazy. No, I mean it: I really am. I don't do things until I feel absolutely forced to. Take the yard. (I hear the voice of Henny Youngman add 'Please!') What needs doing is the result of years of neglect. Oh, I don't mean to ... Read more
Day 276: Another Bizzy Day
Monday, October 03, 2011      9 comments

Got the grocery list made up, went to two - count 'em, two - different supermarkets. Got home just in time to fix lunch. Did that - an hour's break - and off to the doctor to get (finally) the report about the knee x-ray. It shows nothing. ... Read more
Day 275: Sunday Mornin'
Sunday, October 02, 2011      6 comments

Well, it's not really about Sunday morning, exactly. When I sat down here to do a blog, Spanky and Our Gang's (the group, that is, not the old B&W comedy shorts) old song came into my head. Remember them? Anyway, this will be a short one. ... Read more
Day 274: Illuminations!
Saturday, October 01, 2011      15 comments

According to the official website... www.visitblackpool.com/s
of-the-lights ...'Holidaymakers first tripped the Lights fantastic in Blackpool in 1879 when just EIGHT arc lamps bathed th... Read more
Day 273: By the Sea, By the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea
Friday, September 30, 2011      13 comments

Yesterday's weather made for one of the most perfect days I can remember, especially for this time of year: it was warm with low humidity, so mild even the breeze was gent... Read more

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