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  • Thursday

    7/2/2020 10:24:07 AM, by PICKIE98

    Here we go! The heat/humidity wave is here! Oh Boy! We now have 80% humidity with 95F degrees, so it will be slow going for the next 10 days or more here. Stay hydrated!... Read more

  • Accident

    7/2/2020 7:50:52 AM, by JUDITHANNIE

    It was 4 years today the DH had that horrible accident. He will never be the same but he is dealing with it as best as he can. He lost one of his best friends in the accident. DH spent a month in the hospital. What a nightmare... Read more

  • I Forgot Day

    7/2/2020 4:51:56 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on July 2 I Forgot Day, by definition, today is not a day to remember. So, just what are you forgetting? Can you even remember? Is it important? Hopefully, not. Some days are days to remember and to cherish all of our lives. Ot... Read more

  • Full Day

    7/1/2020 9:06:56 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Church Grocery Shopping Bank (remind me not to go on the 1st unless ABSOLUTELY necessary)! Dentist Garden center x2 Post Office 2 ZOOM meetings Pool exercises ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    7/1/2020 9:06:40 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandkids coming over early tomorrow for most of the day. After my lab work I will return for what comes next with their smiling faces.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    7/1/2020 9:04:39 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    7/1/2020 9:04:19 PM, by GEORGE815

    Good reading this morning. Had some lab work to get done soon. Called for Friday appointment but none available, so its tomorrow morning early. May as well get it over before the long weekend.... Read more

  • Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

    7/1/2020 5:06:27 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on July 1 Summer is in full swing. Its hot and sizzling. You need something to help cool off. What a perfect time for Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day. Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day gives you the chance to create a new flavo... Read more

  • felling very sad and confused

    7/1/2020 1:33:25 AM, by TRACY9103

    Doctor told me last year that i was pre-diabetic but now i found out that it was really type 2 diabetes. When i went into to have my colonoscopy, I was told that i was actually type 2. That was the reason I was put on metformin twice a day. Now i have to redo and rethink everything I do and everythi... Read more

  • Thank-you

    6/30/2020 9:43:59 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    I appreciate all the wishes and prayers in response to yesterday's blog. I had a super night's sleep and woke up invigorated. In addition to Church, I had several meaningful conversations, time at the pool and gardening.... Read more

  • Dentist

    6/30/2020 6:43:40 PM, by GEORGE815

    All in all not a bad dentist appointment today. Precautions were taken and this visit is now behind me.... Read more

  • Weather

    6/30/2020 6:42:33 PM, by GEORGE815

    Cooler day today. Much more comfortable.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/30/2020 6:41:46 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Counting blessings

    6/30/2020 9:43:23 AM, by PICKIE98

    Reach out and push through the evil things, the scary things, the dangerous things that are happening in the world right now. Find the blessings that are given to you, offered to you. Be thankful that you are not the person who has even ONE LESS thing that you do. Gratitude is an asset.... Read more

  • Meteor Watch Day

    6/30/2020 4:57:21 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on June 30 We sure hope that the weather in your area calls for clear, moonless skies tonight. Today is Meteor Watch Day, a time to look to the skies for meteor showers. Will you be lucky enough to see meteors streaking across the nig... Read more

  • Sleep

    6/29/2020 9:31:23 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Looking forward to a good night's sleep. ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/29/2020 7:40:44 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandkids lots of fun. Youngest one got worn out chasing the others. He was pulling his own weight for most of the evening until it got too much.... Read more

  • Weather

    6/29/2020 7:39:19 PM, by GEORGE815

    Hot day today... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/29/2020 7:38:56 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Monday

    6/29/2020 1:28:40 PM, by PICKIE98

    Our next heat/humidity wave is now in progress. DD mowed the lawn, but it has been a couple weeks since the last time, since we only got a short rainfall two nights ago in the past month. First we get floods that wipe out two towns, burst two dams, then no rain at all. Check out the new sc... Read more

  • A Conversation with my Mom

    6/29/2020 11:06:02 AM, by CELTICHRT1

    Yesterday I spent the day with my mom. We weeded the garden and chit chatted about a lot of different things. During this beautiful day, my brother and sister-in-law stopped by so my brother could mow mom's yard for her. My SIL and I started talking about how my brother, who also has Typ... Read more

  • Hug Holiday Day

    6/29/2020 4:52:39 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on June 29 Hug Holiday Day encourages us to give hugs to those who need them. On this day, people go out and give hugs at senior citizen centers, hospitals, and other places. The focus is upon elderly, sick and invalid, lonely people ... Read more

  • Grandson

    6/28/2020 9:15:51 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    My daughter hasn't had to work with any Covid patients for over 2 weeks. We were both comfortable with me driving down for a visit. I had a terrific time with my youngest grandson. Laughter, wrestling, T-ball, wading pool, slide (him), hide 'n seek, bike (him), scooter (him), hugs, snap-chat... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/28/2020 1:07:27 PM, by PICKIE98

    We continue to play it safe here, but our friends and some relatives do not feel the same way. Buddy went to his cottage and was with his friend to get underneath to work on some water pipes, then he was going to go to his brother's house to be with him post-op(brother) and stay overnight. H... Read more

  • Weather

    6/28/2020 1:00:31 PM, by GEORGE815

    Beautiful day.... Read more

  • Water

    6/28/2020 1:00:09 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/28/2020 12:59:50 PM, by GEORGE815

    220... Read more

  • Money laundering with my grandson

    6/28/2020 11:55:37 AM, by -JAMES-

    Well my grandson just turned 5 a few weeks ago. A perfect age to experience and learn about money laundering. The two of us play a tablet game called "Hay Day". I'm a higher level experienced farmer. He is just starting, but he really likes the game. Yet there are virtual things to buy with vir... Read more

  • Paul Bunyan Day

    6/28/2020 7:27:35 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always on June 28 Paul Bunyan Day is a giant of a day. Paul Bunyan was a gigantic lumberjack of American Folklore. According out folklore, Paul Bunyan and his blue ox "Babe" lived and travelled around country. He is best known for his logging feats.... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/27/2020 10:32:52 PM, by PICKIE98

    We continue to have added virus cases and deaths each day.., usually over 300 a day and a few deaths: still scary.... Read more

  • CME

    6/27/2020 9:47:32 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Spent most of the day in a virtual conference. On average I need to get an hour a week of continuing medical education. Completed 5 hours today. Also spoke with most of my children today. ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/27/2020 7:56:50 PM, by GEORGE815

    Both sons coming over with their families. Should be fun.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    6/27/2020 7:56:05 PM, by GEORGE815

    Have some direction after video visit yesterday. Lab work due with a couple of weeks and some targets set. Still trying to do my best.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/27/2020 7:54:38 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Sunglasses Day

    6/27/2020 8:30:45 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on June 27 Sunglasses Day is a shady day for your eyes. Summer is in full swing. The sun is high in the sky. It's blindingly bright. A pair of UV protection sunglasses is definitely in order. Why do people wear sunglas... Read more

  • Missed Visits

    6/26/2020 7:38:42 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    In the past week, Father's Day was celebrated remotely. My oldest son and his wife celebrated their 21st Wedding Anniversary. My middle child's husband celebrated his 50th birthday. I guess after having a taste of an 'in person' celebration with my sister, I long for visiting other family me... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/26/2020 6:03:56 PM, by GEORGE815

    Both grandkids were great today. They spent the night last night. They woke up together and visited us in the living room. It was kind of like Christmas day with my kids. My granddaughter woke up her brother so they could see us together at the same time. They were cute.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/26/2020 6:01:55 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    6/26/2020 6:01:27 PM, by GEORGE815

    Was able to connect with the video link to have a visit with my Doctor remotely. If my numbers stay way they are for my next lab work, I can stay with my drug doses. Within the next 2 weeks I will have my lab work done.... Read more

  • Forgiveness Day

    6/26/2020 5:04:19 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Forgiveness Day June 26 Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27 International Forgiveness Day is observed the first Sunday of August Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. The world will be a better place for this day. Glob... Read more

  • R & R

    6/25/2020 9:34:08 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Talked with our associate pastor after Church today. Relaxed. Took a nap. Went to the pool for my aqua exercises.... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/25/2020 7:17:06 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandkids came over this afternoon. They were swimming in the little pool. They laugh a lot.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/25/2020 7:16:11 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    6/25/2020 7:15:35 PM, by GEORGE815

    Better reading today. Happy with the result.... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/25/2020 9:44:11 AM, by PICKIE98

    Yesterday I made a veggie tray, a fruit bowl.. The fruit consisted of raspberries, cherries, strawberries, bananas and pineapple. All but the pineapple are fresh. Today I am taking a rest from exercise except walking. I will do my bicep curls this evening, I am heading towards 35 reps each s... Read more

  • National Catfish Day

    6/25/2020 5:00:48 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always on June 25 Something's fishy today. It's National Catfish Day. It's a day to enjoy some tasty, fried catfish. Or, enjoy catfish cooked to your favorite recipe......yummy. Guess who said: "More and more Americans are discovering a un... Read more

  • Busy Day

    6/24/2020 8:36:10 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    After Church, I had a chiropractor appt. Then I had to go to work for 2 hr. (1st time since pre-Covid.) That was followed by grocery shopping and the bank. A ZOOM meeting late this afternoon. An outdoor welcoming reception for a new member on staff here. Aqua exercises. Prayers with... Read more

  • Weather

    6/24/2020 7:11:16 PM, by GEORGE815

    Temperatures hit 94 today. I went for a walk with one of those frumpy cotton hats. It looks unflattering, but it worked great to shield that awesome sun.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/24/2020 7:09:41 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/24/2020 7:09:15 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandson took a nap. His Mom came by to pick him up. I happen to pick him up out of his bed. He was a great kid.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/24/2020 7:55:13 AM, by PICKIE98

    I feel better after being out and about: getting more exercise. Our rain was not even close to what was expected, but the flood victims near here think it is still too much, going through what is left of their homes, if anything. Praying for them.... Read more

  • Swim a Lap Day

    6/24/2020 4:57:52 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on June 24 Swim a Lap Day is good for your health. And, it's a fun day, too! All 'ya gotta do today, is take a dip in the swimming pool and cool off. Summer has arrived. It's time to enjoy all that summer has to offer, includin... Read more

  • Happy Legs

    6/23/2020 9:33:02 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    I was able to use a high-quality noodle in the pool today. With it, I could exercise each leg more intensely. My joints and muscles responded very positively. Even climbing the steps when leaving the pool was easier than yesterday.... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/23/2020 9:02:40 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandkids coming over for a few hours tomorrow. Maybe time to go to the park.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/23/2020 9:01:59 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    6/23/2020 9:01:35 PM, by GEORGE815

    Good number this morning. Machine needed a new battery and the test strips were working today.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/23/2020 11:40:18 AM, by PICKIE98

    I was at the grocery store early, got a cart full, and sanitized everything. Only one woman walked close to everybody(but me) and went up and down aisles the wrong way, despite huge floor and ceiling signs. I blocked her way and informed her that she was going the wrong way, so she apologized... Read more

  • National Pink Day

    6/23/2020 5:09:38 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on June 23 It's National Pink Day, a day where everything should be basking in pink splendor! It's especially a day for the ladies, as pink is a girl's favorite color. Guys, you can participate in National Pink Day, too. Ju... Read more

  • Neighbors

    6/22/2020 11:02:05 PM, by GEORGE815

    Nearby friend collected our mail and newspapers while we were gone. What a nice guy.... Read more

  • Water

    6/22/2020 11:01:12 PM, by GEORGE815

    Kept up with fluids today... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/22/2020 11:00:46 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Monday in the Thumb

    6/22/2020 4:26:03 PM, by PICKIE98

    This morning we took a drive to Caseville and parts beyond, spent some time at the beach there. It is a perfect day and I was shocked to see very few people there. It is the most popular beach in the Eastern Lower Peninsula of Michigan and I could count on two hands, how many towels there wer... Read more

  • Pool

    6/22/2020 3:12:10 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    The pool in our apartment complex is opening today on a limited basis. 6PM - 8PM. M-F. Maximum 20 people. Must request a time and be approved. I've been approved for 6PM - 7PM all 5 days!!! I'm planning to return to the aqua exercises I was doing regularly pre-Covid. As I don't put my ... Read more

  • Beautiful Day

    6/22/2020 11:45:39 AM, by CELTICHRT1

    Woke up this morning as the sun was rising and it was spectacular! Made a smoothie for breakfast and finished watching the sun rise. Who could ask for a better way to start the day :) I am usually a pretty upbeat person by nature but it's even easier when it's so beautiful out in the mo... Read more

  • National Chocolate Eclair Day

    6/22/2020 5:03:24 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When celebrated : This holiday is always held on June 22 National Chocolate Eclair Day is a sugary, sweet way to start your day. It's a sweet, tasty way to end your day, too. Eclairs are a light, crisp pastry filled with a pastry cream. They are most often eaten as a dessert. They ca... Read more

  • Water

    6/21/2020 5:55:39 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/21/2020 5:55:06 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandkids were great this weekend. Granddaughter suggested a walk this morning. Grandson came along also. He would walk a few feet and then throw his arm to me to carry him. He was quite the champ today. He didn't need one pick up along our walk. It was great.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/21/2020 5:52:56 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Fathers

    6/21/2020 2:12:42 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    In the US, many people are focusing on their fathers. My Dad is still with us and we meet nightly on ZOOM. I am most appreciative of the fact that he introduced me to God, the Father. So often, God's love, care, grace and mercy are taken for granted or not acknowledged at all. As Jesus tau... Read more

  • Happy Fathers Day

    6/21/2020 6:03:16 AM, by PICKIE98

    To every father out there, I hope you have a wonderful day with your family in some way. My dad has been dead for 20 years, but I think of him every day. I am grateful to be his daughter.... Read more

  • Father's Day

    6/21/2020 1:30:38 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Third Sunday in June A day to honor Dad. NO. Rather, it is a day to enjoy time with Dad and appreciate all he does for you. What Dad really wants is healthy, happy and successful kids. And, he wants you to spend a few moments with him on Father's Day. Today's life s... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/20/2020 6:36:40 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am praying for a very dear friend whose son is in very big trouble. I am counting my blessings.... Read more

  • Daughter

    6/20/2020 6:25:46 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    My daughter stopped by today for a short visit. She picked up my granddaughter's graduation present. This is the first time she's been here since I hung up the picture of an angel she painted on canvas. She was pleased with how perfect it was in my home. She wore a mask. ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/20/2020 5:49:13 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandkids have been fun. Grandson tired from walking and shopping with us. He is sleeping away in the afternoon. I am jealous.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/20/2020 5:48:13 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Weekend plans

    6/20/2020 5:47:43 PM, by GEORGE815

    Getting away from town to celebrate anniversary and Father's Day. Enjoying time with the family.... Read more

  • Weekend plans

    6/20/2020 5:46:57 PM, by GEORGE815

    Getting away from town to celebrate anniversary and Father's Day. Enjoying time with the family.... Read more

  • National Bald Eagle Day or American Eagle Day

    6/20/2020 10:54:51 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on June 20 American Eagle Day and National Bald Eagle Day are used interchangeably, as the day we celebrate the national bird of the United States of America. As our national bird, it symbolizes freedom, strength, honesty, wisdom and powe... Read more

  • Funeral

    6/19/2020 7:07:36 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Today I attended the funeral of a friend. He was only 4 years older than me! It was beautiful with the organ music.... Read more

  • one busy girl

    6/19/2020 6:51:44 PM, by JEANUT

    I have been one busy girl. Last few days I've finished the weed-eating and edging, re-arranged my cabinets, too DH to Dr. in Albany (2hr trip one way) (he got a good report), took MIL to the Mennonite market ( an enjoyable ride but prices are high). I was a good girl and only bought one loaf of brea... Read more

  • Friday

    6/19/2020 10:11:55 AM, by PICKIE98

    I have added a few more doc appointments to my calendar, but next week I am going to have a masked distanced meeting with dear friends. I miss them.... Read more

  • Weekend plans

    6/19/2020 8:35:02 AM, by GEORGE815

    Plan to spend sometime in the mountains. Both sons were able to take time off and bring their families. It will be great to share sometime away from "shelter in place". This might be the closest to summer vacation. Hope you all have a super weekend.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/19/2020 8:33:00 AM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Anniversary

    6/19/2020 8:32:42 AM, by GEORGE815

    TGIF. Today is my anniversary. Amazing how the years go by. Thank God I have something to show for it. Hope you all have a great Friday.... Read more

  • Juneteenth

    6/19/2020 4:59:38 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: Always on June 19 th Juneteenth celebrates and symbolizes the end of slavery in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. It was not until June 19, 1865 that all slaves were finally freed. That concluding... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    6/18/2020 9:38:15 PM, by GEORGE815

    Scheduled a tele appointment with Dr. for next week. Have some prep work to do before then.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/18/2020 9:36:51 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Weather

    6/18/2020 9:36:32 PM, by GEORGE815

    Cooler weather with some rain day. Nice break from the 96 earlier in the week.... Read more

  • Podcasts

    6/18/2020 7:50:19 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    After Church, spent today listening to several. podcasts. Will be going further with some of the speakers. Also, maintenance came today to 'fix' my kitchen faucet which would get stuck, making it difficult to turn on or off. They determined that it needed to be replaced. The new faucet works gr... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/18/2020 1:13:01 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was a doctor appointment that was very long. I have a bone problem, had x-rays and may need surgery down the road. Tomorrow Luciano goes in for his first oil change! A day at the spa too: he gets a free bath!... Read more

  • Dishwasher and Toilet Bombs !

    6/18/2020 5:26:07 AM, by CANNINGNANNY

    Nothing Better than Munching on freshly picked Radishes from my garden while making Dishwasher and Toilet Bombs !!! 3 Ingredient Dish Tabs and Toilet Bombs
    ... Read more

  • Garlic Scape Powder Step-By-Step

    6/18/2020 5:09:24 AM, by CANNINGNANNY

    Hi All ! It's been a while since I posted a Blog...BUT.... I was making Garlic Scape Powder this morning, so I thought I would Share how I'm doing it ! Gather your Scapes...and wash good ! Grind them up in your Food Processor or blender...Food Processor works better !!! Here is my Deh... Read more

  • National Splurge Day

    6/18/2020 4:58:30 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always on June 18 It's National Splurge Day, oh Yeah! There are certain dates on the calendar that you look forward to with great excitement. You mark the date and wait in eager anticipation. For me, National Splurge Day is one of those very spe... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    6/17/2020 8:48:33 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Weather

    6/17/2020 8:48:09 PM, by GEORGE815

    Hot today.... Read more

  • Grandkids

    6/17/2020 8:47:47 PM, by GEORGE815

    Played with grandkids today as they spent the night. Both were a lot of fun.... Read more

  • Sister

    6/17/2020 6:27:47 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Spent the day with my sister. Did some errands, gave her a gift and a card and we went out to eat. This was the first time I've been in a restaurant since February. (Granted, that was stressful for me but something she really wanted.) Fortunately, there were only 6 other guests when we go... Read more


    6/17/2020 1:35:10 PM, by SUZIEQIAM

    My assignment for The 5% Summer Challenge: Today's assignment is to list 10 reasons you want to lose weight or maintain your weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And ... Read more

  • Eat Your Vegetables Day

    6/17/2020 5:12:25 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Held : Always June 17th Strategically created in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, this day is the perfect opportunity to re-introduce a healthy portion of vegetables into your diet. No doubt about it, Eat Your Vegetables Day was created to promote a more ... Read more

  • Prayers for My Son & His Wife

    6/16/2020 10:29:44 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    North Korea has blown up a joint liaison office used for talks between itself and South Korea, located in the town of Kaesong. My son is stationed ~ 1/2 hour from there. Please pray. Thank-you.... Read more