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Much reason for thanks-giving
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      7 comments

Sometimes the closest shadows of worry or current occurences block out the sunshine of all the goodness that exists in our lives. When the shadows are truly thick, one needs to stop and tune out everything but positives. Whether your problems ... Read more
Preconceptions = hurdles to dump
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      5 comments

Preconceptions and experiences can be misleading. In fact, I'll go so far as to claim that they are often are highest hurdles when we strive for improvement, change, and/or advancement in any area of life. Preconceptions are unrel... Read more
The Positive Side of
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      5 comments

"Down Days" are days when I put aside normal plans and take it easy, usually because I'm having a pain day, though I'll declare a Down Day when I'm overtired and know that relaxing a day will avoid health issues (these are predictable with fms a... Read more
Chance a Change
Monday, November 05, 2012      4 comments

Change and chance aren't close in just spelling. One false move and either one can go wrong. So I think it's logical that people tend to stick to the same old thing even when they don't like it: fear that change can bring not what's desir... Read more
Winter exercise: maybe I'll call it
Sunday, November 04, 2012      7 comments

I am SO NOT a winter person. The temperatures are not at all like they'll be in a month or 2-3, but I just am not at my best. Ah how I love summer and the warmer parts of Spring and Autumn, but when the temperatures dip below 40, this gal ... Read more
Worrying about others is ...draining!
Friday, November 02, 2012      3 comments

Met tonight with my friend, a retired Army command NCO who has ongoing Wounded Warrior Project and VA connections. He's lining up VA advocacy for this final and very frustrating process of Mike's medicals. The crucial issue is whether it will b... Read more
pictures bridge the miles
Monday, October 22, 2012      11 comments

Family life. Two simple words that bring images to mind that differ from person to person... and for each of us those images can vary from moment to moment, too. When our children are little, then young, then teens, then adults... the images t... Read more
Creative cooking -v- measurements
Sunday, October 21, 2012      6 comments

Went to a pot luck tonight. Now. Let's work on the definition for a second: According to my way of thinking, a 'pot luck' contribution is an edible (hopefully?) item that is sort of an assemblage of various things found in the kitchen.... ... Read more
Grandsons and Dogs: who should be in the cage?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      8 comments

My granddog Snowflakes is a gentle little Labradoodle who entered the lives of my son and DIL a year before their first child. Because they are a military family and knew the dog would in a few years have to take a flight of 3,000-5,000 miles, ... Read more
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      3 comments

A few days ago SEVERAL friends wrote posts or blogs that made me think, "ah, but look at those Non-Scale Victories"!! Funny how it seemed like that thought kept recurring that one day. So today I found myself again thinking about not just my o... Read more
A food reminded me of....
Monday, October 15, 2012      6 comments

Hawaii Five-O is on (commercial break...) As I was watching it, one of the characters brings some goodies to another. They are... Cocoa Puffs from Liliha Bakery!! Ok. Liliha Bakery is a place in Honolulu that is on a backstreet an... Read more
Don't just sit there: move a part!
Sunday, October 14, 2012      7 comments

Every movement helps. Want to watch tv sitting down and relaxing? Fine! But... would it really hurt to exercise your ankles doing ankle pumps or making circles? Couldn't you swing your left arm across to the right (in front of you) and h... Read more
Saturday, October 13, 2012      8 comments

In response to a friend's blog I wrote something that I believe. She basically asked friends what they do to stay on track when it's rough-going and they just plain are feeling down in spirit, having a hard time sticking to their plans. So,... Read more
Path to HEALTHY long life...in a slideshow list
Saturday, October 13, 2012      5 comments

WebMD's slideshow of 'secrets' to a longer life is worth a look. And maybe some self-examination (as if we don't do that ENOUGH?!) to see how we measure up in the areas listed! www.webmd.com/healthy-ag
ing/ss/slideshow-longer-... Read more
Doing things right doesn't always END right
Thursday, October 11, 2012      7 comments

Today I learned that an ongoing weirdness that began in early June....is still unresolved. It is such a bizarre thing. The sort of thing that truly falls into that category of events that 'can only happen to ME'. I'd paid my rent a... Read more

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