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Month is nearly over!
Thursday, January 28, 2021      6 comments

Yeah, the month is nearly over and I'm still at the 3 lbs. down weight. If I would just weigh, measure, and track I know I would make more progress. Difficult to do at this time. Don't ever think retired, old people have a lot of time on the... Read more
One Week
Tuesday, January 19, 2021      5 comments

One week gone as are 3 lbs. Should have been more but was really hungry for scalloped potatoes and ate too many. Still can't exercise much but hope I can in future. Chair exercises are great, but this week has appointments 4 days in a row.... Read more
Four Days Down
Thursday, January 14, 2021      5 comments

Four days down and 2 lbs. gone. "Cold Turkey" is the best way for me to shun sweets. Trying to do Chair Exercises as toe is still being treated.... Read more
Two Days Down!
Tuesday, January 12, 2021      4 comments

Yes, I have two days down and will and can continue in my path of eliminating sweets until these "pandemic pounds" have disappeared. In these first two days I actually dropped 1 lb. At this stage I am not able to do any exercises except chair... Read more
Dessert Today!
Sunday, November 22, 2020      12 comments

Made Apple Crisp today so I could eat some dessert since I have avoided it all week. My crisp has very little sugar and more rolled oats than anything else (in the topping) Have tracked all week , usually being below 1000 calories and know fr... Read more
Saturday, October 24, 2020      10 comments

The following is response I wrote to Lynda, our Canadian Friend, who puts a bright spot in the lives of so many Sparkers everyday. I have a question for you, Lynda. Actually it is for Spark People also. Do you think that after 12 1/2 years o... Read more
What Did I Do Today?
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      8 comments

We still stay in our resort and usually get a short walk done, but this week I have a very sore toe and can't walk much. But did spend the day getting lots of food ready since produce man came to us yesterday and younger couple next door brough... Read more
Monday, February 10, 2020      5 comments

I did not realize I had a collection of at least 50 lovely valentines until I started to display them today. Every year I put some out but don't think I ever tried displaying all of them. Most are from my husband of nearly 66 years, some from ... Read more
Sometimes Christmas is Sad
Friday, December 20, 2019      5 comments

Every Christmas is different. Often sad. I remember the year my mother's brother was hit by a train and both legs were cut off very high to top. My mother was called to the hospital and I had to help wrap gifts and trim the tree. I was a tee... Read more
Monday, November 11, 2019      3 comments

I am so grateful that the Lord allowed me to grow up and live in a free country. During WWII when I was a little girl I knew what it was to hear the air raid siren in the dark of night. I knew what it was to go to the grocery store with Ration... Read more
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      11 comments

I'm too tired at 7 PM to even go to the kitchen for dinner. It's Family Week at the Lake House and even though the kids say I don't need to do things, I still set my goals too high. Today I converted a recipe to make gluten free Pumpkin Bread... Read more
We Flew Away!
Friday, June 21, 2019      3 comments

Yesterday DH and I flew from Raleigh to Columbus OH to visit our daughter in her lovely new home. While we are also enjoying the two adult grandchildren, we are trying to help hang drapes and do some other things to get her home the way she wan... Read more
Monday, April 08, 2019      10 comments

Whew! Forgot to pay quarterly taxes to IRS this year and I was expecting the worst! Had a few changes in finances and end up with $356. refund. Should have done it years ago, but didn't realize how much one would benefit from having money tra... Read more
Monday, February 11, 2019      6 comments

Guess we raised them right! We own only our little Park Model in FL where we live in winter. Then go to son and DIL's for summer. Our three kids look after us and each other even though they are hundreds of miles apart. Older son is comple... Read more
How Sour Milk Got Me IntoTrouble
Saturday, December 08, 2018      13 comments

So the milk was very sour the day before the expiration date! Our family has always made "Grandma's Chocolate Cake" with sour milk. That is one recipe I can always pull right out of my head. Then I made Creamy French Icing as a topper. Af... Read more

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