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  • Special Blessings-January 21, 2021

    1/21/2021 12:40:42 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Yesterday, I posted a picture along with a quote from our now President Biden. The comments that I received were shocking and accused me of things that they feel the Democratic party stands for. I only feel that people should be respectful of ... Read more

  • Thankful and Thirsty Thursday

    1/21/2021 8:34:25 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    I took this a few years ago when I was staying with my grandson. The deer would gather right outside the sliding glass doors. I could hear them saying "Feed me". Happy Thursday, friends. I did not get to try the avocado toast yesterday. DH did not feel up to eating that. Maybe today I c... Read more

  • Gods Hands

    1/21/2021 5:55:26 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Wednesday

    1/20/2021 7:04:38 PM, by KITT52

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  • Special Blessings-January 20, 2021

    1/20/2021 3:05:29 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: No matter what your political affiliation or beliefs, we should always hold some sort of respect for the President of our great Nation. Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • Get Over It

    1/20/2021 9:08:01 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Happy Hump Day! I say let's not let anything get in our way of success today. Yesterday I found a new recipe I want to try. I had to wait until today's grocery delivery before I can make it. SOme of you may already make Avocado toast, but I never have. Looking forward to it. My To do... Read more

  • Gods Blessings

    1/20/2021 6:10:04 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Special Blessings-January 19, 2021

    1/19/2021 12:48:33 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    1/19/2021 11:26:43 AM, by KITT52

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  • The telephone

    1/19/2021 9:03:02 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    This is photo of my phone when I was growing up. I remember the days when we had a party line. Our ring was different than theirs. SOmetimes when we wanted to make a call, we would pick up the receiver hoping to hear the dial tone, and, instead hear someone talking. I remember my phone num... Read more

  • never give up

    1/19/2021 5:50:05 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Monday

    1/18/2021 7:12:26 PM, by KITT52

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  • Special Blessings-January 18, 2021

    1/18/2021 2:14:11 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man for all people. This year, of all years, we need to pay attention to what he had to say. Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • MOve it, MOve it, Move it

    1/18/2021 8:51:32 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    (My artsy version of fog on the river) Hello MOnday! I was slow getting moving today. I have had my healthy breakfast and my coffee. NOw I am ready to get moving. WIll you join me? My To do list for today: Be grateful Turn obstacles into opportunities make healthy choices List... Read more

  • turn the page

    1/18/2021 7:34:19 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • weekly recap 1/10 - 1/16

    1/17/2021 9:37:09 PM, by SERENEART

    This will be a short one. I met all my goals this week. I am extremely concerned for our country this week and what could happen given all the chatter..... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    1/17/2021 3:30:23 PM, by KITT52

    Another week begins..... seems time goes by fast yet it all seems the same.... I'm getting antsy to go someplace, go visit with friends and family.... Im praying everyday that by May we will be able to travel again....Hoping to get our covid 19 vaccination this week....we are on the list.... I'... Read more

  • Special Blessings-January 18, 2021

    1/17/2021 2:42:20 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. Today is a beautiful snowy Sunday 2. Jim made breakfast for us this morning. 3. Jim helped me to do some extensive paperwork that needs to be done before this Friday for the MS Clinic. This is a whole new center with everything l... Read more

  • SUnday Blessings

    1/17/2021 8:45:43 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    TOday is my youngest son's birthday. Here he is with his one month old baby girl. I know he is going to have a wonderful year as a new daddy. Today is a much needed rest day for me. I hope we all have a SUnday filled with blessings.... Read more

  • Good morning

    1/17/2021 7:48:38 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Special Blessings-January 16, 2021

    1/16/2021 1:22:46 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • Putting on a SMile

    1/16/2021 9:52:15 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    (Taken a Longwood Gardens a few years ago) DH finished his first 3 day chemo session and is feeling awful. I do not feel like smiling. It is hard for me to see him looking so ill and tired, with little appetite. But I am putting on a smile for him. to encourage him. To let him know I will ... Read more

  • Friday

    1/15/2021 7:24:06 PM, by KITT52

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  • January 15, 2021

    1/15/2021 4:08:00 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. Jim and I cleaned the house this morning. He always does the bulk of it because he does all of the heavy stuff. 2. Jim and I went to the grocery store to restock on fruits and vegetables, for the most part. It's not to say that we did... Read more

  • Sunshine or rain?

    1/15/2021 9:32:58 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Taken at Longwood Gardens a few years ago. Hope it brightens your day) I woke up this morning to a gloomy day. Rain is predicted. But I do not have to let the weather dictate my mood. WIll I bring sunshine to this day, or rain? We have a choice. A relative called me this morning.. I lo... Read more

  • protecting us

    1/15/2021 7:51:32 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Happy Thursday

    1/14/2021 7:58:19 PM, by KITT52

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  • God is with you

    1/14/2021 1:12:57 PM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Special Blessings-January 14, 2021

    1/14/2021 12:26:53 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Enjoy your day! Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • WHat is holding me back?

    1/14/2021 8:59:42 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    (Taken at Longwood Gardens a few years ago) As I was planning my day and my to do list today, I was not feeling motivated. ALthough I wanted to feel like making progress, I was just not feeling it. I asked myself what is holding me back? Memories starting flooding in. I remember being ... Read more

  • Special Blessings-January 13, 2021

    1/13/2021 1:40:24 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • WOndering Wednesday

    1/13/2021 7:49:55 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    (Taken at Longwood Gardens a few years ago) DH and I leave in a few minutes for his first chemo treatment. SO many questions. SO much unknown. HOw will he react? How will he feel? Last night our son brought by a care package he and his girlfriend put together for DH to take to the trea... Read more

  • why

    1/13/2021 5:59:56 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Happy Tuesday

    1/12/2021 7:31:59 PM, by KITT52

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  • Special Blessings-January 12, 2021

    1/12/2021 1:52:19 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Some people do not think that this is correct, but I have found it to be true in my own life: Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • Tuesday To Do

    1/12/2021 9:13:06 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    (taken at Longwood Gardens a few years ago) Yesterday my DH got the port installed. There was a 2 hour delay due to an emergency with a previous patient. I got my indoor steps in pacing, while waiting for a call from the hospital. My to do list for today: Be grateful Put grocer... Read more

  • Special Blessings-January 11, 2021

    1/11/2021 11:10:41 AM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. Jim and I are getting ready to have our weekly Mon. morning brunch. 2. The Browns won the first of their play off games towards the Super Bowl last night. 3. The Ohio State Buckeyes play tonight for the National Championship. ... Read more

  • It's MOnday

    1/11/2021 9:11:43 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    (Taken at Longwood Gardens a few years ago) I just dropped my DH at the hospital to have the port put in. We had a great day yesterday. Our 2 sons, their partners and the new grandbaby came to visit. OUr DD called. My husband smiled the whole time for each of those. It boosted both of ... Read more

  • Healthiest You

    1/11/2021 5:56:50 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Sunday

    1/10/2021 7:57:47 PM, by KITT52

    the weather has been colder than normal, I keep busy inside today... funny how fast the day can go by.. I made 4 loaves of banana nut bread, it's an interesting recipe that uses greek yogurt and only 3/4th of a cup of brown sugar , but I use a 1/2 cup with 1/4th cup apple sauce... I also use egg w... Read more

  • Back at it(again 🤦)

    1/10/2021 1:34:45 PM, by EVIE55

    Seems like every January I start back up with getting healthy and by the end of the month, I've given up. Fingers crossed it sticks this time. I'm tried of being tired while chasing and playing with my 5 year old. What's different this year, my beastie is also trying be more healthy and she will ke... Read more

  • Special Blessings-January 10, 2021

    1/10/2021 12:10:45 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • SUnday musings

    1/10/2021 9:13:47 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    (taken at Longwood Gardens a few years ago) Just a quick hello today. This week will be a busy one. Tomorrow a four hour hospital procedure to put DH's port in. We are hoping chemo can start Wednesday. If so, that will be a few hours at hospital. Then also bring some chemo home for the n... Read more

  • Weekly recap 1/3 - 1/9

    1/9/2021 10:10:01 PM, by SERENEART

    This past week was crazy at work. I worked a few long days. But working out in the morning this week was a definite blessing... otherwise, I would have skipped most of this week due to the long days. I won't say to much about the events on the 6th, except that it was so upsetting, angering (is th... Read more

  • Special Blessings-January 9, 2021

    1/9/2021 3:56:08 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: I love communicating with all of you and having you be a part of my life. Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/9/2021 3:11:30 PM, by KITT52

    it's a gray cool Saturday...yesterday was 82 and beautiful, so can't be too upset, but I sure don't like when the sun is not shining... A usual Saturday, laundry and house hold chores... I made pulled pork chili, thought it would be good for the cooler day, only 68 do far....and no sun... it w... Read more

  • SMiling Saturday

    1/9/2021 9:36:43 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Taken at Longwood Gardens a few years ago. They are mini orchids. My sleeping badly all week is catching up with me. I am really dragging today. I am listening to some catchy tunes to lift my slow moving spirit. DH is home. HE seems to be doing well. There is an issue with the chemo do... Read more

  • Friday

    1/8/2021 2:46:50 PM, by KITT52

    Have a healthy and happy week end...... Read more

  • Special Blessings-January 8, 2021

    1/8/2021 1:27:08 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • FInally Friday

    1/8/2021 9:19:13 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    (Taken at Longwood Gardens several years ago) It has been a long week for me. DH seems to be doing well on his wok trip. He will be home sometime this afternoon. Tomorrow begins the six months of treatment. SOmeone is coming to the house to do bloodwork. We have decided we do not re... Read more

  • Loved

    1/8/2021 5:48:19 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Special Blessings-January 7, 2121

    1/7/2021 3:19:06 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: I have been a combination of sad and angry since yesterday afternoon because of the events in Washington. Then I cam across this meme that actually made me smile because the wiener dog is definitely me. Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • Thirsty Thursday

    1/7/2021 9:30:21 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    A succulent to remind us to stay hydrated. I needed this reminder yesterday. I felt hungry all day. I should have ben drinking more water. instead I munched. It was healthy munches, but munching nonetheless. Never a good idea. Part of the munching was because I have not been sleeping wel... Read more

  • Lead Me

    1/7/2021 5:16:35 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Special Blessings-January 6, 2021

    1/6/2021 3:59:27 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. I did the laundry today and once again, it is caught up. 2. I had a phone call from my brother and one from the man who runs the Jamboree where we take my Dad-before Covid. 3. I caught up on some paperwork today. That is an area... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/6/2021 10:49:13 AM, by KITT52

    Foggy morning here...where did the sun go. Have a healthy and happy day, it's all up to you... ... Read more

  • Wednesday Thoughts

    1/6/2021 6:50:41 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Taken at Longwood Gardens several years ago. The bright red flowers make me smile. My DH left yesterday for a three night work trip. He had to drive several hours. I did not like seeing him go for many reasons. He said he needed to go. He does not want to sit around and feel sorry for hi... Read more

  • A Blessing

    1/6/2021 5:57:27 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Happy Tuesday

    1/5/2021 4:47:36 PM, by KITT52

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  • Special Blessings-January 5, 2020

    1/5/2021 2:03:32 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: I feel like this snowman. He appears to be enjoying this glorious world that God created. Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • We Can Do This!

    1/5/2021 9:50:29 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    I took this at Longwood Gardens a few years ago. I look at how fresh and lovely it looks. I ask myself do I look fresh and lovely today? What can I do to make sure I look my best? Gloomy days like today, I do not feel like doing much. It is easier to just sit around on my computer, to re... Read more

  • respect

    1/5/2021 6:02:28 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Back to Work

    1/4/2021 10:40:00 PM, by YAAYAAKELLY

    After having a great year end Christmas break , I returned to work today with new visions snd new goals for the true start of the decade. Fresh start with an unscheduled but got on the books early for my yearly mammogram. So glad I was able to squeak in this morning before my afternoon work shi... Read more

  • Back to Work

    1/4/2021 10:39:50 PM, by YAAYAAKELLY

    After having a great year end Christmas break , I returned to work today with new visions snd new goals for the true start of the decade. Fresh start with an unscheduled but got on the books early for my yearly mammogram. So glad I was able to squeak in this morning before my afternoon work shi... Read more

  • Special Blessings-January 4, 2020

    1/4/2021 4:17:51 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. Jim and I had our Monday brunch and planned our week. It has been changed already, but everything is worked out now. 2. The bedding got changed and washed. 3. Besides washing bedding, the laundry got washed, dried and put away. ... Read more

  • Mellow MOnday

    1/4/2021 9:08:07 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    I call this rainbow leaves. I took it a few years ago at Longwood Gardens. It is a rainy MOnday morning here. I am having a hard time getting motivated. I thought we could all use something bright to cheer us on. I am listening to some upbeat music. It keeps my toes tapping and helps me... Read more

  • God is saying to you today

    1/4/2021 6:07:16 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Happy Sunday

    1/3/2021 6:19:52 PM, by KITT52

    We have been so blessed with beautiful weather here in Southern Texas.... Enjoying the New Year... ... Read more

  • Special Blessings-January 3, 2020

    1/3/2021 3:25:05 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Hugs, Kathy Believe... Read more

  • Good Morning God

    1/3/2021 8:41:20 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • SUnday Blessings

    1/3/2021 8:39:49 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Our little angel baby. SHe brings us happiness and hope for this year. What a blessing she is to DH and I at this time. Just holding her reduces anxieties and stress. What a blessing that they live around the corner. They can bring her by often. thank you all for your support and enco... Read more

  • weekly recap 12/27 - 1/2 and January Goals

    1/2/2021 9:56:50 PM, by SERENEART

    This is a recap of the past week... and goals for January. Goals: 1. gratitude journal -- missed a day 8 2. Paint goal. done 8 see pics at the bottom 3. Bike goal. -- had a couple of days over 17 miles 8 4. Morning workout for work days.. Done -- working to build... Read more

  • SATURDAY

    1/2/2021 6:21:48 PM, by KITT52

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  • Special Blessings-January 2, 2021

    1/2/2021 1:17:42 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Most people that know me, know that I am a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Last night, Ohio State beat Clemson in the Sugar Bowl and will now move on to the National Championship game. Here is a look at some of our boys doing their Block O. ... Read more

  • Good morning

    1/2/2021 9:09:49 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Put on a Happy Face

    1/2/2021 9:02:19 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Taken at Longwood Gardens several years ago. I like how festive it looks. My DH has asked me not to share much about what is going on with him right now. I will honor his wishes. I will just say it is not what we hoped for. (Please do not comment about this anyplace but comments on this blog... Read more

  • Friday

    1/1/2021 6:26:31 PM, by KITT52

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  • Special Blessings-January 1, 2021

    1/1/2021 2:26:15 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Today we began a new year and I have been planning a few changes in my life. I am enjoying today with my husband and son. Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • New Year, New Me

    1/1/2021 8:54:54 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Happy New Year, friends! I want to make 2021 the best year ever. I do not set long term goals. They bog me down because I do not feel a sense of accomplishment. For me they set me up for failure. I get discouraged because it take too long to get there. INstead I make a daily list. The... Read more

  • The smallest step

    1/1/2021 7:47:03 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Special Blessings-December 31, 2020

    12/31/2020 2:12:20 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Like many people, I am happy to kick 2020 out the door and welcome 2021 in. Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • Looking ahead

    12/31/2020 8:32:00 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    I call this photo "Looking Ahead". I think it is appropriate for the end of 2020. We have so much to look forward to. I look forward to holding my new grand baby. I look forward to spending time with family and friends. I look forward to Covid 19 being over and finished. I look fo... Read more

  • My Soul is on a Budget

    12/31/2020 6:11:55 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Wednesday

    12/30/2020 7:08:25 PM, by KITT52

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  • Special Blessings-December 30, 2020

    12/30/2020 2:10:31 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: The New Year is about to start and like most people, I am more than happy to see 2020 go out the door and 2021 to begin. During this past year I have been making some good changes in my life. However, Covid has touched my family and taken too m... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    12/30/2020 9:51:24 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    I took this photo of the anthurium several years ago at Longwood Gardens. I hope it brings you some cheer today. Our weather is cold. I admit, I have not walked in the yard. I have done all of my exercise and walking indoors. Most days I lack motivation, but I make myself get moving. Ne... Read more

  • Speak the right words

    12/30/2020 5:58:15 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • Finishing Strong

    12/29/2020 9:29:35 PM, by YAAYAAKELLY

    After living through and still going through a global pandemic, having surgery this year, I’m reflecting these waning days of 2020 gearing up to kicking the doors off in 2021, living and strutting in my truth, coming to my own🙋🏾‍♀️ I still refuse to say this was a bad year after all the love ... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    12/29/2020 7:10:21 PM, by KITT52

    Time to make a new healthy plan for 2021... I need to be honest with myself about what went well and what was not so good..... I know I am adding more plant based foods, that are not overly processed..... ... Read more

  • Special Blessings-December 29, 2020

    12/29/2020 4:40:08 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Sometimes people ask me what my secret to weight loss or my secret to always living a happy life. It is one word and that word is "Believe." I have different signs with that word all over my home and meditate on it a few times a day. For me, t... Read more

  • Name that Tune

    12/29/2020 8:59:23 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    This was my afternoon view the other day. I loved the light on the water, I woke up feeling kind of slow. Everything seemed to ache. I did some stretching to get myself moving. After breakfast I was still feeling kind of dragging. SO I put on some upbeat music. the more I listen, the b... Read more

  • Monday

    12/28/2020 6:57:27 PM, by KITT52

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  • Special Blessings-December 28, 2020

    12/28/2020 9:22:58 AM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Here is a list of things that I will definitely accomplish today. 1. I will go to two grocery stores. I want to get the things that I will cook for our New Years Day dinner in addition to the rest of the week. 2. I have laundry to do... Read more

  • Monday, MOnday

    12/28/2020 8:25:47 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Holly tree. Taken on a sunny day. Just a quick hello this morning. Today is DH's follow up doctor visit with the surgeon. We will find out the results of the biopsy. We continue to focus on the positive and pray for good news. I have eaten a few too many goodies in the past few days.... Read more

  • Letting Go

    12/28/2020 6:46:46 AM, by BRENDAS55

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  • 2020 Coming To An End

    12/27/2020 8:28:57 PM, by 1SANDRA2BFIT

    I am so happy 2020 is almost over have been through a lot this year. THIS IS WHAT I WENT THROUGH January 1 house caught fire DH lost his job Pandemic hit been in lockdown since last March Missed my 50th anniversary party California had many wildfires had to evacuate 3 times Californ... Read more

  • Chill time

    12/27/2020 4:19:56 PM, by YAAYAAKELLY

    I have learned over the years to enjoy the time after Christmas to New Years. It’s a good time to wrap things up for the year, to exhale, to reflect and to plan ahead for the new year. I’ve already started planning for 2021, usually putting thought to paper in October and now that this so called d... Read more

  • Special Blessings-December 27, 2020

    12/27/2020 4:12:13 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Today is Sunday and I am spending it the way that I love to spend the Sabbath, relaxing and enjoying my family and friends (via phone). Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • weekly recap 12/20 - 12/26

    12/27/2020 2:26:22 PM, by SERENEART

    This is a recap of the past week... I hope everyone's Christmas was good. Goals: 1. gratitude journal -- Missed no days! 8 2. Paint goal. done 8 In addition, I have signed up for this art class online and right now there isn't any painting. We had an exercise dealing with c... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    12/27/2020 1:57:21 PM, by KITT52

    have a healthy week.... lets go out of 2020 with a blaze of Glory..... hoping that 2021 will be a better year.... Planning new goals for the new year. One day at a time we can do great things... Read more