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A 70 year old pot on a 21st century stove
Monday, September 21, 2015      18 comments

Last week DH & I played Mom & Dad to 3 teenage grandkids while DD#1 & her DH were out of town. We brought with us a mountain of green beans fro... Read more
5 Miles Done and I Returned to This!
Sunday, September 20, 2015      21 comments

DH & I are in Asheville, NC at a meeting of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society “South” (my heritage group) where we saw an excellent presentation on the Wo... Read more
Strolling the Danube virtually - Regensburg, Germany
Thursday, September 17, 2015      18 comments

Although I love exercise, sometimes even I need some extra motivation. Here it is. I appreciate the trophies that Spark sends me to mark my... Read more
A Death Thousands of Miles Away
Thursday, September 10, 2015      22 comments

My cousin died suddenly. I learned about it yesterday morning. I met him for the first time in 2008 when my research succeeded in finding the descendants of my grandfather’s children who did not leave the “old country” for America. ... Read more
Like Mother, Like Daughter - Parenting Styles (video blog)
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      16 comments

DD#1 (Hayburner1969) & I made this video in 2007 to describe our solution to a common problem. The grandkids got a kick out of seeing their younger selves. They're teenagers now. The background music is being played by DD#1. Edit: ... Read more
Advice from a past team leader - Remembering his contributions
Monday, September 07, 2015      15 comments

For several reasons I decided this morning to find out what happened to a leader on one of my teams. I had never met him because his active tenure as leader preceded my membership 3 years ago. However, threads he had begun and nurtured were st... Read more
Rediscovering the BEAST in the basement and taking my own advice
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      21 comments

No, it’s not DH, although that is his domain. In the late 80s I bought one of the first generation “lifecycles.” I’ve had a gym membership since 1975, but I thought this would be more convenient. ... Read more
I ate "like a Viking"
Saturday, August 29, 2015      20 comments

Thursday morning we drove to TN for one our regular visits to MIL in her nursing home. This is always stressful – the 4 hour drive plus the days in the home itself. However, this time it was less stressful than the atmosphere in our town wher... Read more
The Day After
Thursday, August 27, 2015      26 comments

Thank you friends for your expressions of concern regarding yesterday’s shooting in my little town. If it had not been reporters killed live on camera during an interview, 2 more violent deaths would not have made the national news. It was... Read more
Run cut short by gunfire
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      27 comments

I never run TOWARD gunfire. The shots I heard this morning could be somebody taking early morning target practice or a drunk guy mad at his neighbor. You just never know so I went back home. This has happened before. I live on a country... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Physical Hunger, Emotional Hunger and then there's ME!
Sunday, August 23, 2015      30 comments

I’ve experienced both types of hunger, but I also eat too much because it TASTES GOOD! Physical Hunger: I eat 2 substantial snacks per day. If I don’t, between meals I wilt like a flower lacking water. (I drink lots of water, and only wa... Read more
Do we have the right to know what is in our food?
Saturday, August 22, 2015      15 comments

Is there a point at which we stop messing with nature? I am not a technophobe nor anti science. I get my flu shot every year and appreciate most of modern life. However, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are extremely concerning... Read more
Managing Fear - Looking it right in the eye
Thursday, August 20, 2015      31 comments

This is my kitchen. We renovated it when we retired in 2007. It's well arranged, functional and efficient, but tends to be cluttered most of t... Read more
"It's ONLY 4 pounds, don't worry about it"
Sunday, August 16, 2015      25 comments

It was supposed to be well meaning advice, but it’s not. At least part of it is not. In the last 8 weeks I’ve been through 6 countries and 5 states. Without my “parole officer” (my scale) to keep me honest and accountable each morning I a... Read more
Coca Cola funds scientists and SURPRISE, diet is NOT the main cause of obesity.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      17 comments

Their conclusion is that lack of exercise is the culprit. I’m living proof that you cannot outrun your fork. Yes, move your body more, but I have to RUN one mile to burn 100 calories. That’s one chocolate chip cookie! Here’s the articl... Read more

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