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Day6/30 of gratitude: what is the best thing that happened to you this week?
Sunday, July 30, 2017      11 comments

It's been a quiet week (am grateful for that!) but I think the best thing was the picture perfect, beautiful weather we enjoyed yesterday. It was sunny, not too hot, comfortable humidity with a little breeze to keep away flying pests. The bir... Read more
Day5/30: what do you like about summer?
Saturday, July 29, 2017      13 comments

Am enjoying a beautiful summer day which makes me thankful I don't have to bundle up in weather-related outdoor "gear." I literally have a closet full of different shoes/boots, coats, hats, gloves for wet, cool, cold, and very cold weather (plu... Read more
Day 5/30: what is one thing you love about yourself?
Friday, July 28, 2017      11 comments

My sense of humor... most people get it, some don't... it usually helps me through whatever comes my way.... Read more
Day 4/30: what basic necessity are you grateful for?
Thursday, July 27, 2017      18 comments

Clean drinking water came to my mind immediately. I am so thankful that I live where clean water is abundant (at least for now.) As a matter of ... Read more
Day3/30: what smell makes you grateful?
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      14 comments

Enjoyed thinking about lots of wonderful smells in choosing my response today. For me, it's my house on Thanksgiving morning and the delicious smell of the turkey being roasted (my mouth is watering...!) Of course, the day is full of rem... Read more
Day 2/30: what are you grateful for?
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      18 comments

What is a happy memory from five years ago? Five years ago yesterday, my niece and I returned from a three week cross-country trip in celebr... Read more
Day1/30: what are you grateful for?
Monday, July 24, 2017      8 comments

When I sat down at my computer this morning and decided to write a SP blog, I had no idea where it was going... One of the web sites I was usi... Read more
A 30-day gratitude challenge - are you in?
Monday, July 24, 2017      19 comments

grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun noun: gratitude the state of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. "she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support" synonyms: grate... Read more
Brody bits in which he shows his shredder heritage
Friday, July 21, 2017      9 comments

While i sit here enjoying the summer morning, the boys usually nap. Because I had to stir, to switch clothes from washer to dryer (my form of "working" while being lazy) and refreshing my iced coffee, I apparently woke them up. And this is how... Read more
Brody bits in which he lost a pound - in hair
Friday, July 07, 2017      12 comments

Yesterday was an interesting day but I believe we escaped unscathed. The power went out Wednesday night around 8:30 - just after we got back from staying with Mom for four days. Not a problem - we were tired so we slept despite having two neig... Read more
Knowledge alone is useless
Saturday, July 01, 2017      12 comments

I read this "pearl of wisdom" somewhere else today. It was in another context but I immediately thought of my lifelong challenges with food, exercise, health. I've got a pretty substantial arsenal of information. SP has such a wealth of res... Read more
Brody bits in which he visits Gramma and her cat
Monday, June 26, 2017      12 comments

Recently, my dogs and I have taken over keeping an eye on my 94½ yo Mom. My older sister, who lives with her part-time, is on a well-deserved vacation. Unfortunately, due to an eye injury sustained in a fall, Mom needs eye drops 4X/day. She's... Read more
Being kind vs. not
Saturday, June 17, 2017      17 comments

Here I sit - enjoying a beautiful summer morning from the sunroom and thinking about the impact of little things. My older dog, Riley, is trying to nap on my lap but the bird songs keep getting his attention. For him, they require him to be "... Read more
Brody bits in which Brody speaks
Saturday, June 10, 2017      13 comments

Brody here... for those of you holding your breath - you can exhale now! (Oh.... the only one not breathing was probably just my Human Mom.) We passed the first phase of the therapy dog evaluation. Mom says the rest will be "easy." T... Read more
Brody bits in which he is getting ready for his big test
Thursday, June 08, 2017      9 comments

It's official - my dogs have become the center of my life. Since adopting Brody last fall, it seems my plans are built around walking the boys, going to classes/vet/groomers, taking Riley on therapy dog visits, and preparing Brody for the big t... Read more

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