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Somebody's Mother
Monday, December 06, 2010      6 comments

Somebody's Mother The woman was old and ragged and gray And bent with the chill of the Winter's day. The street was wet with a recent snow And the woman's feet were aged and slow. She stood at the crossing and waited long, A... Read more
I did it! Well...I THOUGHT I did...
Thursday, November 25, 2010      19 comments

Stayed within my ranges on the holiday, that is! My motto was, "Only One." emoticon Only 1 beer before... Read more
Enough Garlic to Scare Away the Vampires?
Saturday, October 30, 2010      10 comments

IL State employees get paid on the 14th and 29th. Suz was too tired (after babysitting her GD an hour away...see photo) to go out last night. Tonight we dined at a favorite restaurant (www.leonas.com). While she had cajun style shrimp, I h... Read more
Do You Ever Miss the 'Good' Old Days?
Sunday, October 10, 2010      20 comments

No, I don't mean the teen aged ones, the ones of 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or 80's music, your carefree and single days... I mean the days before you discovered Spark People! Were you like me? Did you (mostly) eat what and wherever you wa... Read more
Waiting is so-o-o difficult!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      7 comments

Waiting for payday is hard. So is waiting for red lights, waiting in queues at the checkout, waiting for a baby to be born (especially if it's yours!), waiting for a package to arrive, waiting for a doctor dentist appointment... There is on... Read more
To My Spark Friends
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      11 comments

This was posted in the ladies room at work. I wanted to share it with you...I did as it says. There is no author listed: I Thanked the Lord for You Today, for hands that give so much, for your kind and thoughtful spirit and your gentl... Read more
End of first week...whoops!
Saturday, September 04, 2010      6 comments

I have finished my first week as a reinstated State employee. Same Dept (Human Services) different division (Human Capital Development). Almost everyone seems too busy to train me, I have no clue what my duties will be eventually. ... Read more
Back to work and another Tiumph!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      11 comments

It's been two days on the job for me since the State of IL reinstated me after being laid off from June first due to the closure of the facility where I worked. I am in the same department, Dept of Human Services. I am in a different divisi... Read more
Friday, August 27, 2010      13 comments

Many of you know that the State of IL laid me off as of the first of June. I've been called back to work as of next Monday. That's not the problem...the problem WAS with almost 30 pounds gone, I had nothing to wear to an office job! That is... Read more
Talk about Drama!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      12 comments

Suz son, Wayne, called and said baby's mom, his DW, was trying to die. He needed to rush her to the hospital. Suz ran to babysit. Her bro, Billy and his partner Neal, were to come in the morning from Boston to visit and admire their great... Read more
I Almost Didn't Do it...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      13 comments

It has been a crazy week. We are preparing for my partner's brother and his partner to come in from Boston on Thursday. I am so tired! ... Read more
Great New Breakfast, Criminal Court and What I've Learned on SP lately (the best is last)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      8 comments

1. Here's my great new breakfast: a packet of low sugar maple and brown sugar oatmeal, moistened with a bit of water and nuked for 45 seconds. Now wait, that is not all. To the oatmeal I add 1/2 cup of Chobani vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt and a... Read more
I finally found it!
Friday, August 13, 2010      13 comments

I found it! I am sure many of you have read this. I am equally sure it is in the public domain, so that I am not disobeying any copyright laws. I have been searching for this old poem, and I finally found it...not on my pc, but in an old handwri... Read more
Caution - Sometimes it Takes More Than 8
Monday, August 09, 2010      8 comments

Glasses of water, I mean. Yesterday was sweltering in Chicago, as well as in a lot of places. The meteorologists have coined a new term, "heat index." It is a combination of the temperature and humidity-a measurement of how hot we feel. I t... Read more
Saturday, August 07, 2010      2 comments

A - Available or married? Divorced and partnered. B- Book? Waiting for new Diana Gabaldon, Readers' Digest just came-almost done with it and A Course in Miracles; I LOVE to read! C- Cake or Pie? My homemade Hershey's choc cake warmed... Read more

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