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Preserving History
Thursday, November 28, 2013      16 comments

On Thanksgiving Day 1997 I found a big box of photos in my parents’ house. I sat with my Dad for hours while he told me about each one and I wrote the names, place and date on the back of each. Eventually, I included these photos on my website... Read more
My first 10K in 8 years – the good, the bad and the ugly
Sunday, November 24, 2013      36 comments

I felt so well prepared for this race. I trained well and felt really good. I even bought some new winter running gear as I described in a previous blog. DH agreed to go with me since, as I explained, at my age somebody should be there t... Read more
The Omega and the Alpha (A City Girl Goes Country – recap)
Friday, November 22, 2013      20 comments

I’ve purposely written that common Greek alphabet reference in reverse - “The end and the beginning.” Since April I’ve posted a series of blogs about this city bred couple attempting to grow their own food. There have been successes and fai... Read more
LSD and Me
Thursday, November 21, 2013      13 comments

If you’re a child of the 60s, you may think I’m about to confess a drug problem. If you’re a runner you know that today I’m writing about my “long, slow distance” workouts. My current fitness goal is to break out of my comfort zone and inc... Read more
An unfortunate acronym
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      23 comments

As I was deleting the mail that had accumulated in my junk folder, I noticed one from UTI. Maybe it’s a health site about the causes/treatment of Urinary Tract Infections? That’s what UTI means to me. No, I was being advised of the oppo... Read more
What’s NOT easy about the Spark Activity Tracker?
Monday, November 18, 2013      17 comments

I began to write this morning about my completing the Welcome Guide which seemed ironic since I’ve been a member for over 4 years. Isn’t it a bit late for a “welcome?” I admit I did it initially for the 500 points I would earn. Yesterday ... Read more
How to reward yourself without food?
Saturday, November 16, 2013      15 comments

That’s one of the “hot topics” that pops up on my start page regularly. Here’s my answer. I just bought: A moisture wicking headband A “performance” shirt and A... Read more
A “neat” surprise
Thursday, November 14, 2013      28 comments

For 10 years this corner of my kitchen has been a mess. This is where we stashed some plastic containers for recycling. For nearly 10 years DH & I discussed options and even made some sketches, but always postponed doing anything. Last w... Read more
A Veterans’ Day Surprise
Monday, November 11, 2013      13 comments

First, thanks to all who visited my website, Tribute to the Crew of USS Philadelphia www.brigs.us/Phila This morning I received an email from a visitor to the site who solved a 70 year old mystery. I got my love of spo... Read more
Group Envy
Sunday, November 10, 2013      15 comments

This isn’t about cliques or mean girls, but enjoying a shared activity. I’ve written before that there isn’t anyone in my immediate area who runs, at least no one other than the HS cross country teams. There are many reasons for this. It’... Read more
My goal date was Veterans’ Day and I finished early
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      25 comments

The project that kept me away from SP so much during the last month is done. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Award for a different kind of maintenance
Monday, October 28, 2013      32 comments

Technically this is a 5K trophy (1st place Age 65-69), but I’m posting it for another reason. Saturday I ran a “women only” race. It was a hilly course and an overnight... Read more
Some projects take precedence especially when your audience is 90+ years old
Sunday, October 13, 2013      28 comments

So I must take a break from my effort to organize my own life and concentrate on the experiences of those who once left their ordinary lives, went off to save the world and returned to live ordinary lives. That was about 70 years ago. Now ... Read more
“Women are dying younger than their mothers and no one knows why”
Friday, October 11, 2013      14 comments

I read this article a few days ago and I’m still disturbed by the statistics. (Link at bottom) Life expectancy has been increasing in the USA as long as I can remember. The rate of increase may have slowed, but we still showed steady pro... Read more
Working from the inside out
Thursday, October 10, 2013      16 comments

Looking around my house this morning, I see a sea of clutter. I won’t post a photo since this is one scene that shouldn’t be documented. This may seem odd since I’ve been posting about how I’ve been organizing my life. However, to me, gettin... Read more

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