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Wonder what's in store...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      7 comments

As I jokingly put the burning birthday cake as my background and profile image, I was struck with the thought, what might happen in the next year. Not that I worry about such things, but last year at this time, I had no clue that I would be nee... Read more
Pictures from a short vaca to Eureka Springs, AR
Sunday, August 28, 2011      7 comments

A football game in the SW corner of MO, led to a first time visit to the beautiful Eureka Springs, AR. Great time! Jesus of the Ozarks ... Read more
Me at war with the weeds...
Monday, August 22, 2011      5 comments

I really hesitate to put this up, but know that some of my friends are in need of a good laugh. It's very unflattering, but it's how I look when I go to war! I am in battle with the weeds. I am 4 days into reclaiming my beds. I have emptied ... Read more
Health Message...thought this was cute...
Saturday, July 30, 2011      4 comments

HEALTH MESSAGE: 1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. 2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water and is fat. 3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years. 4. A torto... Read more
The YMCA, no pool today, but a pretty smile :)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      7 comments

Had my first aerobics class yesterday. It's lead by a young woman but the members of the group are all older women, so it was doable for me. I broke a sweat and moved muscles that had been resting for a long time. Today was a water aerobics c... Read more
Updated my weight :(
Monday, July 25, 2011      8 comments

Here it is, the Monday after the grandkids went home, after the fun week with them at our house, after the week before that at their house following THE WEDDING. :) After WAY too many unhealthy choices. SO, I'm back on track. Even joined our... Read more
The trip was fantastic...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      3 comments

All went well with the trip to IL for the wedding. We had plenty of help decorating the hall on Fri. My dress zipped and was a hit! The day was beautiful but warm. As you can see by the picture in the church, the wedding party stood the ent... Read more
Prepare to be scared
Friday, June 24, 2011      8 comments

A friend asked for this pic. Yes, I paid good money for this. Yes, this is the day I get to wash and control it. Yes, I like wearing my hair like this. And yes, it will look better after some TLC. Here it is Dottie! You asked for it... Read more
the "Swede"
Sunday, June 19, 2011      5 comments

That would be my hero, my Dad. He was a kind and gentle man and most always had a little stub of a cigar in the corner of his mouth with a broad dimpled smile on his face. Oh, how I remember the car rides with him puffing away on that st... Read more
Needed to change my "ticker"!!!
Sunday, June 12, 2011      5 comments

I just realized that I had a TURTLE for my "ticker"! No wonder I'm having such a hard time losing right now. I'm moving slowly, and unfortunately, in the WRONG direction. My weight is up and I CANNOT do that now and don't want to continue it.... Read more
The newest member of our family
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      11 comments

Boy oh boy, doesn't holding a new baby put the world into perspective. This is my awesome beautiful gr... Read more
The Serenity Prayer for Weight Loss
Monday, May 16, 2011      16 comments

taken from Sparker ~MONIKA~ The Serenity Prayer for Weight Loss God grant me the serenity To make good food choices; Courage to turn away from baked goods; And energy to exercise daily. Living healthy one day at a time; En... Read more
Sleep deprivation
Saturday, May 14, 2011      5 comments

Funny how attitude can change in just a few days. As of last blog I was feeling pretty good even though my nights were broken sleep. Then it hit me. I am exhausted. I talked with hip Dr's nurse and really didn't get any satisfaction concerni... Read more
Great time in Illinois with family.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      2 comments

Time sure flies by. My 7 hr trip, driving alone to IL and back, went well. Only once for a short time on the drive up, did I need to get out and walk around before continuing the trip. For those that aren't aware, I had a total hip replaceme... Read more
Happy Easter Sunday!
Sunday, April 24, 2011      8 comments

Here it is, Easter Sunday and we are well on our way to summer. This is my official "treat day", after eating no sweets since just before Lent started. Yummy! The special chocolates taste so good. Russell Stover marshmallow bunnies, and coco... Read more

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