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Day 130: I'm overweight!!!
Monday, May 09, 2011      19 comments

Your comments are so heartening - family, friends, fellow Sparklers, you have all really put me on top of the world. Thank you so very much! Short blog tonight, but another little 'baby step' to improvement: this morning I got on the WiiFit... Read more
Day 129: A Picture's Worth... A Hundred Pounds
Sunday, May 08, 2011      58 comments

I know. I'm wordy. I've been the despair of more editors than I can count - I once made one cry, because I just could not edit my pieces to fit the space allotted. Ah well. Back in December, I posted a sort-of one-year blog. www.s... Read more
Day 128: EVER'thing comes to a sudden stop when--
Saturday, May 07, 2011      6 comments

--there's a thunderstorm. We don't get them very often, thank goodness, but I do not enjoy them at all. I'm as twitchy as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs. I grew up in a small, very sheltered valley, where thunder and lightning happene... Read more
Day 127, Part 2: The Case of the Harmless Hairbrush
Friday, May 06, 2011      10 comments

As I'd said earlier, next week is the last Senior Fitness class. Today went well - the exercise portion was set up with 'stations,' and we have even more variety now than we did at the outset. The presentation was about osteoporosis and arthriti... Read more
Day 127, Part 1: Catchup on the Side...
Friday, May 06, 2011      5 comments

Maybe not on the side, exactly. More like front and center. First, a few photos (and comments - when do I ever miss the chance to editorialize?) from the visit to George the other day. I've described and taken pictures of the small WWI... Read more
Day 126: The Best-Laid Plans--
Thursday, May 05, 2011      8 comments

--o'mice and Kaseys, lol. I have two, count 'em, two minutes till my bedtime. Yes, it's self-imposed, but it's nearly as inviolable as logging my daily nutrition. I sorted thru the last of the clothes I had packed away - there's anothe... Read more
Day 125: An Outdoors Day
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      8 comments

I packed up a little picnic lunch and we left the house about noon - and didn't get back till 7! We went over to one of the National Trust sites, Tatton Park, and spent the day wandering around the gardens. We've been there before, several times... Read more
Day 124: The Day Flew By--!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      5 comments

Did it ever! First was the grocery store. Did I mention yesterday was a holiday in the UK? Nobody seems to know WHY it's a holiday. It's the first Monday in May, which is a 'bank holiday.' Beats me. Nothing to do with the royal wedding - that is... Read more
Day 123: Just Another Day
Monday, May 02, 2011      7 comments

Wasn't that an old McCartney song? I could look it up, but I'm too lazy to do that, lol... Spent the morning making the house look unlived-in: beds all made up, dirty clothes put in the hamper, clean towels out on the towel racks, dirty dis... Read more
Day 121, Part 2: Whatta L-o-n-g Day...
Sunday, May 01, 2011      5 comments

Mostly it was a long day of blitzing: we blitzed the house, the yard, and just about all points in between. I stripped coverlets off beds and shook them to freshen them up, plus vacuumed and dusted the places I didn't yesterday. I'm pretty ... Read more
Day 121, Part 1: Happy May Day!
Sunday, May 01, 2011      9 comments

Here in England's green and pleasant land the origins of May Day festivities are lost in the mists of antiquity: they predate the Roman invasion and may even go back to the Stone Age. While the Brits don't have exclusive claim to celebrating the... Read more
Day 121: Productivity
Saturday, April 30, 2011      3 comments

...making up for lost time. Packed up a batch of soup into individual portions - now there's a dozen lunches in the freezer. Washed two loads of laundry, hung it outside for a change (not real warm, but sunny and with a light breeze - perfect la... Read more
Day 120: Done 'n' Dusted!
Friday, April 29, 2011      6 comments

I have been totally indulged today. I got up at 7, did the morning routine (well, hurried thru it, more like!) and was in the recliner at 7:55, ready to roll. They 'officially' finished at just about 4. I don't ordinarily watch much television, ... Read more
Day 119: Quickie...
Thursday, April 28, 2011      12 comments

Tomorrow is THE big day - well, I can't help it, I'm a royalist Anglophile. An Anglophilic royalist? Point being, I plan to park my own self in the living room and glue the remote to my hand. He is forbidden to disturb me until The Deed Is Done,... Read more
Day 118: News Day
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      10 comments

Well, not 'Newsday' as in the old NY newspaper - is that still published? First, had a couple different eBayers meeting me to collect their stuff in person, which saves me major hassle. I meet 'em at a local McDonald's - easy for them to fi... Read more

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