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Day 220 - Authenticity
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      13 comments

I do my best to be authentic in everything I do - the comments that I leave on blog posts around SP, the posts that I write about myself and my life, and my fitness and nutrition tracker entries. Steve has an expression that he has used since th... Read more
Day 219 - Recharge
Monday, July 06, 2015      9 comments

We had a great time at our realtor's house yesterday for a final celebration of the July 4th holiday. It was great fun, and we got to visit a little more with our new neighbors Fiona and Jason. We floated in the pool, and I did some water resis... Read more
Day 218 - Independence Day Gratitude
Sunday, July 05, 2015      10 comments

In honor of yesterday's birthday celebration for America, here's what I'm thankful for this week. Knowing that freedom means different things to different people, I'm grateful that we all have the freedom to believe what we want. I will alw... Read more
Day 217 - Happy Birthday, USA!
Saturday, July 04, 2015      14 comments

It's a nationwide birthday party today! I hope you: Embrace Family and Friends Make Healthy Choices Stay Safe Happy Independence Day!... Read more
Day 216 - Heading to the Oaks
Friday, July 03, 2015      10 comments

Our lake has three lobes, or arms, with Mount Konocti and a peninsula called "The Gooseneck" (where we live) dividing the lake. We live in Clea... Read more
Day 215 - Long Walk to Freedom
Friday, July 03, 2015      6 comments

I just finished watching the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and boy, did it get me thinking. We here in the USA don't always realize what it takes to achieve freedom when it has been deprived from you for so long. Nelson Mandela and h... Read more
Day 214 - Glory Days
Thursday, July 02, 2015      13 comments

Sunsets are one of my favorite times of day. There is something about the rich colors of orange and purple that make my heart sing. When I was a lit... Read more
Day 213 - Helping Out
Tuesday, June 30, 2015      12 comments

As rewarding as this job is, it has its challenges. As a non-profit, we have limited funds and rely on grants and donations to keep our programs going. The need in this community is tremendous and can be overwhelming. Seeing the conditions under... Read more
Day 212 - Monday Marvels
Monday, June 29, 2015      11 comments

Well, I managed to stay awake through most of today. I had a little energy dip around lunchtime, but going home to eat gave me the boost I needed. I try to have a little snack midway between meals to keep my blood sugar steady. I can tell if it ... Read more
Day 211 - Sunday Thanks
Monday, June 29, 2015      10 comments

It's time for a bit of gratitude! Here's what I'm thankful for this week... ...the amazing Supreme Court decision that makes our marriage legal in all 50 states (it was already legal in 37, so there were just 13 left). I am overwhelmed by t... Read more
Day 210 - Sunny Saturday
Saturday, June 27, 2015      12 comments

Well, we did it! We signed up for Netflix. Goodbye life, hello "Orange is the New Black"! Steve is watching early episodes of a show that he got hooked on in the second season, while I worked on a project on the computer. (One of many I've ... Read more
Day 209 - A Joyful Day
Friday, June 26, 2015      12 comments

The ruling from the Supreme Court today came earlier than I expected, but it was what I hoped for. With only 13 states that don't have marriage equality, this brings the nation together once again, at least for this one issue. We will never... Read more
Day 208 - Skinny Jeans
Thursday, June 25, 2015      11 comments

When I got home today, I decided to take a chance and try on some of Steve's pants. It could have been a big risk, both to my body and my psyche, but I decided it was worth it. As I've mentioned before, he and I have very different body sha... Read more
Day 207 - Home Sweet Home
Thursday, June 25, 2015      7 comments

I need to keep reminding myself why we bought this place, and how happy we are here. The news about the buyers of the place next door is not encouraging. The buyer is good friends with John and Marie, the golddigger and drug dealer who are takin... Read more
Day 206 - The Drama Next Door
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      8 comments

The property next door to us consists of a small 1 bedroom cottage and a private home, all owned by an elderly couple that we met shortly after we bought our house on the lake. Dave is 82, and his wife Norma is 91, and they have been married for... Read more

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