350,000-499,999 SparkPoints 363,179


2020: So long, January; Hello, February and Week 5
Sunday, February 02, 2020      9 comments

emoticon Happy Groundhog Day! 2020 rolls on. I've been busy and January really flew by. Despite not being able to stand or walk much, and ... Read more
2020: Good-bye, Week 3; Hello, Week 4
Sunday, January 26, 2020      9 comments

Hola! This week has been rough, but I finished strong, hitting a new low number in my weight loss journey and reaching the 50 lb.-mark. ... Read more
2020 Goals: Week 2 Finished; Plans for Week 3
Sunday, January 19, 2020      5 comments

For those of you who read my earlier 2020 posts, I'm not doing resolutions exactly but am trying to develop solid habits and build on them. My goals so far are ... Read more
104 year-old WWII Veteran seeks Valentine's Day cards
Saturday, January 18, 2020      7 comments

I saw this article and wanted to share.
very-one-of-them-213221170.html ... Read more
2020 Goals: Reviewing Week Two and Beginning Week Three
Monday, January 13, 2020      8 comments

I read somewhere that January 10th is the day the average person abandons New Year's Resolutions. I'm trying to build slowly to develop the habits to change successfully. I tend to be "all or nothing" which generally means nothing. ... Read more
2020 Goals: Reviewing Week 1 and Pushing Forward in Week 2
Sunday, January 05, 2020      10 comments

Last week, I set myself two goals: 1.) Say good-bye to one item a day, and if something comes in, something goes out = 365 fewer items. I am -1 on the stuff leaving my home but I did a major closet clean this afternoon, so next week'... Read more
Reviewing 2019; Welcoming 2020
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      8 comments

emoticon emoticon Happy New Year! ... Read more
Surgical pre-op hiccup
Monday, May 20, 2019      15 comments

I'm finally scheduled for knee surgery on Friday. I had my pre-op today -- and the EKG looks wonky. The doctor refused to clear me for surgery. ... Read more
The Hunger Fix
Saturday, May 18, 2019      11 comments

It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since I last blogged. All in all, it hasn't been a great year. I reached my all-time high weight and am working my way back. I fractured the bones above and below the knee in multiple places, but b... Read more
From the Book of Joy
Sunday, June 03, 2018      13 comments

Something to ponder as I add another year to the tally ... The Wise Farmer A farmer's horse runs away. His horse! He loved that thing. It was how he made his living. Farmer's neighbor comes over to lament. Farmer's neighbor: I hea... Read more
Life in Africa is Hard
Thursday, April 26, 2018      18 comments

Africa has a lot of big problems, but it's actually day-to-day living that is so challenging. Where I live, there is only one airline that flies directly to Europe. Air France only flies three times a week, and on Africa time. Sunday's fl... Read more
Thursday, December 01, 2016      17 comments

I know. I've been a ghost. Thank you to everyone who has tried to reach out to me. I've been in a very dark place for several months, and every time I think I'm coming up for air, something else happens. But believe me, I do appreciate your ... Read more
Living the Good Life
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      15 comments

I've been working to improve my life circumstances in every respect. Reading about this couple inspired me to make small changes. Helen and Scott Nearing wrote the book on simple living, going to extremes I don't think most of us much fancy. H... Read more
2016: Off to an Uneven Start but a Fun Day Today
Sunday, February 07, 2016      16 comments

I haven’t blogged in a while. 2016 got off to an exciting start. I had been in pain for a couple of months, and one day in early December, I stood up from my desk to go to a meeting and felt such searing pain that I passed out. That was a... Read more
Remembrance Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      11 comments

Today is Remembrance Day. and Veterans' Day. ... Read more

« First Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Last Page »