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7/10/15 - Bedtime
Friday, July 10, 2015      4 comments

One of life's greatest and most simple of pleasures is reading a book. I grabbed a lawn chair, set it up on the patio in the shadow of the garage, and just indulged myself. The weather was perfect, and it was just breezy enough to keep away th... Read more
7/9/15 - Bedtime
Thursday, July 09, 2015      6 comments

I tried to use my fare card to get on the "L" this morning, but it didn't have enough money on it. All I had to do was walk about 20 feet to add fare to the card. I was relieved it happened on my trip into work, because, on the trip going home... Read more
7/8/15 - Bedtime
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      5 comments

Although it was overcast for most of the day, the rain held off until late this evening. I got in almost four hours of yard work. Being outside is a joy! I spoke with my best friend Mary. She is the primary caregiver to her parents, ... Read more
7/7/15 - Bedtime
Tuesday, July 07, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday evening I banged my baby toe on my exercycle - again - and worried that I had broken it - again. Although it hurt to wear my sandals, it felt just OK in my sneakers. At work, I finally took a good look at the toe, and it's bruised an... Read more
7/6/15 - Bedtime
Monday, July 06, 2015      5 comments

Goodness! It was humid today. By the time I had walked to the gym, my hair was dripping. I had a chat with one of my neighbors. She's in her 90's and looks terrific. It's raining, so I'm glad I didn't water the garden this morning. ... Read more
7/5/15 - Bedtime
Sunday, July 05, 2015      5 comments

The US women won the World Cup! Thank you Canada! emoticon Last year I had a tree removed. Since weeds a... Read more
7/4/15 - Bedtime
Sunday, July 05, 2015      6 comments

I'd never seen a Fast & Furious movie, and I caught the last half of #6. First of all, The Rock - well - rocked, but I have to say I was impressed with all the strong female characters. Then there were the car chases. Yikes!!! The kittie... Read more
7/3/15 - Bedtime
Friday, July 03, 2015      7 comments

A friend is going to join in a TRX session. Today the group did TRX atomic crunches with push ups. I left out the push ups, and just did the crunches. I still thought I was going to die. Since I lived, it's all good! ... Read more
7/2/15 - Bedtime
Thursday, July 02, 2015      6 comments

I wore a jacket to work today and was glad to have it. When I got up this morning, it was 55 degrees. I finally pulled out a calculator and determined that working only two days a week will not create a hardship. I'm going to be OK. ... Read more
7/1/15 - Bedtime
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      4 comments

Although the temperatures were not very July-like, it was a terrific day!!! The chimney is repaired!!! ... Read more
6/30/15 - Bedtime
Tuesday, June 30, 2015      3 comments

It was cool enough for me to have to put on a long sleeved T-shirt. Since the mosquitoes are positively ferocious, I was spared being bitten. I had another day that was tough on my self-esteem. I've decided that a person's need to be in c... Read more
Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup
Tuesday, June 30, 2015      5 comments

This soup is quick, easy, and really good. Total Time: 0:30 Level: Easy Yield: 7 1/2 cups Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 4 medium carrots 1 small onion 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 can diced tomatoes ... Read more
6/29/15 - Bedtime
Monday, June 29, 2015      6 comments

Here's a novel concept. I walked to the gym this morning. It's a 1.7 mile one-way trip and takes about 30 minutes. This is the first Monday morning that it hasn't been raining. Although it was humid, the temperatures were in the 70's so ... Read more
6/28/15 - Bedtime
Sunday, June 28, 2015      6 comments

With my cousin in tow, I drove out to see my aunt, the retired nun. I enjoyed our visit very much. She shared with us that her doctor is concerned she might be dealing with bladder cancer again. She is also a breast cancer survivor. In Decem... Read more
6/27/15 - Bedtime
Saturday, June 27, 2015      6 comments

It was another lovely day in the Chicago area. My vegetable garden is looking terrific. Even the pepper plants are doing well. I planted them against the fence, so I can keep an eye on them. Since I bought the plants late, it will be int... Read more

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