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THANK YOU!
Saturday, October 01, 2016      2 comments

Dear Judel, Irene, Anna, Cecile and Miller, Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments on my blog about Melvin and my annual move to Florida. You all really brightened my day! Grace... Read more
A BITTERSWEET TRIP TO FLORIDA
Thursday, September 29, 2016      6 comments

This time of the year used to be very sad and stressful for me because I would be leaving my mentally disabled brother, Melvin, in CT, to spend 6 months in FL I was his legal guardian and extremely involved in his life. My husband, Don, want... Read more
NOW I'M BRAGGING ABOUT MY HUSBAND!
Saturday, January 24, 2015      6 comments

Here is an article about my husband that was in our local newspaper recently: 84-year-OLD CYCLIST KEEPS PUSHING Werling is not fazed by his slower times By BARBARA BOXLEITNER SUN CORRESPONDENT His race times are... Read more
I'M BRAGGING ABOUT MY GRANDSON !
Saturday, May 11, 2013      9 comments

I'm very proud of my 21 year old grandson, Marty, who graduated from college today, with a 4.00 GPA. He received a $1000 award, which is given to the two top students in the graduating class. His degree is in biomolecular science and his interes... Read more
MY "EMOTIONAL EATING" EPISODE
Thursday, February 07, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for me. My special needs 79 year old brother, from CT, had been visiting me, here in FL for the past week.(If you want to read more about him, please check the blog I wrote on 9/25/09.) Yesterday, I too... Read more
UPDATE ON MY JANUARY WALKS
Thursday, January 31, 2013      5 comments

I managed to do 79.91 miles in 1100 minutes for the month of January. Because I have my handicapped brother visiting me for a week, I will be forced to take a break for the first week of February. He's visiting just in time because I was devel... Read more
MY WALKING PROGRESS REPORT 12/1/12 - 1/19/13
Saturday, January 19, 2013      5 comments

Some one asked me how I was doing with my walks, so here's more than you probably want to know. Here's how I've been building up my speed and distance, a little more each day: 12/1/12 4.4 X 35 = 2.57 4.5 X 25 = 1.88 60 MINS ... Read more
UPDATE ON MY WALKS FOR NOVEMBER
Saturday, December 01, 2012      5 comments

I just did the math and found out that I walked 62.81 miles in November. Not to shabby for a little old lady! ... Read more
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY WALKS !
Saturday, November 24, 2012      5 comments

As some of you know, I’m a “snowbird” who spends 6 months a year in Florida. October, which was my last month in CT, was pretty unproductive, as far as my walks were concerned. Now I’m in Florida, for the next 6 months and started my walki... Read more
REST IN PEACE ROSALYN LARSON(SHAPELY)
Thursday, June 28, 2012      8 comments

To Rosalyn's Spark Friends, Here is a message from her family, that is posted on her Facebook page: Rosalyn passed late last night, peacefully in her sleep. Stan is, of course, in the care of family. -Erik Michael Haraldson(h... Read more
P.S. ON ROSALYN (SHAPELY)
Thursday, June 21, 2012      1 comments

If any of you want to send Rosalyn's snail mail address, to send her a card, let me know and I'll e-mail it to you.... Read more
UPDATE ON SHAPELY (ROSALYN LARSON) FROM HER FAMILY
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      5 comments

Hello, Just wanted to let everyone know that Rosalyn is still fighting the good fight, she misses all her friends and thanks you all for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. She thinks of you all often. Sadly, she finds using the computer ... Read more
A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT THE CHOLESTEROL MED CALLED STATINS
Monday, March 26, 2012      12 comments

For a couple of years, I’ve been taking statins, 3-4 times a week, for high cholesterol, since diet and exercise have not brought my numbers down very much. I was also taking about 1350 mgs of Tylenol and one Unisom sleeping pill, every night, ... Read more
"FUNNY" (SORT OF) STORY ABOUT SPECIAL, BRO, MELVIN
Saturday, March 03, 2012      17 comments

As some of you know, I have a 78 year old special needs brother, who is visiting me in Florida, for 10 days. Melvin has the mental capacity of a pre-schooler. He has a few little "rules" that he wants us to follow, while he's here. One of them... Read more
NOTE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TOO MUCH PAIN TO EXERCISE
Saturday, February 25, 2012      6 comments

Since I had to have VERY, VERY, minor surgery, last Monday and was told to do no exercise until my stitches come out, I have been compliant and stayed away from the gym and only walked 1 time, for 50 minutes and taught 1 exercise class. I ... Read more

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