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Been Away but I am now back
Wednesday, January 15, 2020      5 comments

I had a great holiday but got the flu for Christmas and (although I had a flu shot in November), I got the flu and it was hard to get over. I still have a little cough but can deal with it. We have driven down to Florida. I am enjoying ... Read more
Finally Here
Monday, November 25, 2019      6 comments

I had lamented about my weight many months ago. In hindsight it feels more like whining. But I have made changes in my diet and exercise do to my artery blockages. I have now reached 180 pounds which I had written as my goal. My next goal i... Read more
Lots to consider
Saturday, August 10, 2019      11 comments

I met my third cardiologist in as many months. This was an informational about the potential of a another stent procedure. One thing I learned was that this procedure is to increase the quality of life. It will not stop a future heart attack ... Read more
The stent was a no show - just aggravation
Friday, July 19, 2019      3 comments

I arrived to have my stent at the correct time, 10 am and left at 7:30 pm no food, just water, no stent. As it turned out the blockage was very calcified and the surgeon did not feel we should continue with the procedure. He tried from the arm... Read more
Round 2 or is it 22
Monday, April 15, 2019      4 comments

The tv is on in my home all the time. It is the background noise of my life. Movies have romantic music but I have tv talking. Somewhere in the noise I heard someone, it may have been Opera, say decide what you want. Not an epiphany but a cu... Read more
Florida - I am here.....
Thursday, January 10, 2019      6 comments

I have set goals for myself this year. 1. for the next week 10 minutes of exercise daily (add more time weekly) 2. Journal food daily - Starting Sunday do the entire day including water That is enough for now... I intend to lo... Read more
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      2 comments

Happy New Year This has been a year of success and nonsuccess?. I got to 183 and hoped to maintain but was not successful. I am now 191, sugar is the same as when I was 183. I will be more determined to measure more and track more. I of... Read more
Spark Buddy with a Cat
Monday, October 22, 2018      8 comments

One year ago, I wrote about my cat and her illness. But, she had a wonderful year. We all went to Florida and she traveled up and back to Maine. In addition we changed address to Orlando for 10 days. Today we have decided that this da... Read more
Thank you all so much
Saturday, June 09, 2018      5 comments

Thank you so much for all of your kind words yesterday. My spirits were lifted.... Read more
I feel such great shame
Friday, June 08, 2018      13 comments

It has been months since I have written but things were going so well. I thought that I had this conquered. I had no bad habits. But, they came back with vengeance. Several months ago I started some reno in our home. I wanted it all don... Read more
Travelers Truth
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      4 comments

Boy, things have been going at full tilt. Thanksgiving has come and gone and had a wonderful visit at me Niece's home with you family and my son and his family. I started the day visiting my sister in rehab in Ct, then drove to NH for dinner a... Read more
Early Morning Ramblings
Monday, November 20, 2017      6 comments

My husband hates holidays, especially Christmas. He is not religious so he sees no joy in decorations, music (oh don't get him started) and lights. So, when we got the home in Florida it was perfect. He has gone and I will join him in January... Read more
What do do today?
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      5 comments

My husband had to return home do to car problems, but now has returned to the road and has arrived safely at his first stop. I look forward to hearing from him tonight. Now, what to do. Well, I got up and stayed up at 5:30 am. I have also... Read more
Hubby and Cat on a Long Ride
Sunday, November 12, 2017      5 comments

Three years ago we bought a snow bird home. It has been a discussion since then. I found that I did not like the warm weather as much as he did, and he hated the holidays and the cold weather. So what to do? I decided that while my grandchild... Read more
Emotional Eating - A hard habit to break
Friday, November 10, 2017      5 comments

I thought that I had it conquered but I think that it will always be there, I am talking about emotional eating. I hope that as each day goes by I will have more of a handle on it and the desire will lessen over time. I know that after smoking... Read more

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