Mother's Day Smiles - What is a Mother?
Sunday, May 12, 2013      77 comments

My blog today is in memory of my mother who died from breast cancer in 2004. What is a mother? Someone who knows you’re special…. ... Read more
Doing Battle with Poison Oak
Saturday, May 11, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday afternoon while relaxing on our deck and watching Maggie, our smallest Pomeranian prancing next to a particularly prolific plant climbing up the tree next to her I commented to my husband that it may be time to do battle with the poiso... Read more
An Unusual Hobby
Friday, May 10, 2013      42 comments

We’re going to be leaving on May 16 for one of the many trips we make every year in our motor home. Several people have asked me where we’re going so I thought it would be easier to explain with pictures. ... Read more
A Pat on the Back, A Shoulder to Cry On or Snap Out of It!
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      15 comments

I read the blog of one of my very good Spark Friends this morning. It was titled, “The Honeymoon is Over.” She talks of her concern that all of the enthusiasm she felt when joining is starting to fade. I’m not very good at summarizing, you sho... Read more
Sunday, April 28, 2013      13 comments

When I was a child I thought I could fly. The ability was always just beyond my reach, but I knew it was there if I could just find a way to access it. When Peter Pan, ... Read more
Finding My Smile
Saturday, April 27, 2013      6 comments

The stresses of the last week have taken their toll. I need to find my smile again, I started searching to see if I could find it and discovered it hiding behind some of these. I thought I’d share, maybe your smile is hiding here too. ... Read more
For Today
Friday, April 26, 2013      9 comments

I will remember…. That I am strong ... Read more
The Good News and The Bad News
Thursday, April 25, 2013      12 comments

We just returned from the doctor visit to get the results of my husband Rod’s bone scan on Monday to try and find out why he has been having such continuous, agonizing pain in his right thigh. First, The REALLY GOOD News – NO CANCER ... Read more
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      6 comments

How do you remember the bad experiences of your past without living in the past? How do you not allow fear of what the future may bring to overwhelm you? I’ve spent a l... Read more
Monday, April 22, 2013      11 comments

When my first husband died in 1999 he had been sick for a very long time. The realization of his vulnerability changed him from a happy, energetic person to one filled wi... Read more
Monday, April 22, 2013      24 comments

Two things happened to me in 2002, I got married and I had a large growth of skin cancer removed from my face. The dermatologist wasn’t very skilled and as a result I ha... Read more
What Happened?
Friday, April 19, 2013      15 comments

Yesterday, as I was struggling to pedal my bicycle uphill with 20 extra pounds of dog in my bike basket it occurred to me that bicycle riding wasn't as much fun as I remembered it being. As a matter of fact, quite a few things aren't the same a... Read more
Bicycle Ride in the Redwoods
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      13 comments

I live in Northern California, much different than most people’s impression of the Southern California usually portrayed on TV. Our little town is located on Highway 101 just at the start of the Redwood Forest. This is my favorite neighborhood... Read more
Back to Sanity
Saturday, April 13, 2013      13 comments

Back to Sanity Yesterday I started a new plan, “The Sanity Plan”. This new plan (which hopefully will work for me better than my old plan did) consists of the follow... Read more
My 10 Week Weigh-In
Friday, April 12, 2013      7 comments

I woke up this morning full of anticipation. After re-joining Spark People on Feb. 4th I have waited eagerly for Friday each week to see the results of my efforts reflected on my bathroom scale. I have been VERY diligent, recording every mouth... Read more

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