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A Face-Plant

A Face-Plant

About that Face-Plant A face-plant on the side walk was not my goal. Getting out and about on a beautiful afternoon and walking was what we intended.  But, I missed another curb; down I went, my cute old forehead making contact with the cement.  The good news is that...

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Since 1971

Since 1971

Celebrating Since 1971 Doug and I have been celebrating birthdays on and off since 1971 . . . (A Birthday Celebration is for the Whole Month) Whoa . . . Time really does fly when we have had fun. This year,  because of COVID, our celebration has been low key, BUT we...

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Pneumonia Weather

Pneumonia Weather

Pneumonia weather my mother called it. Whether it was a sudden change from cold weather to warmer, or a sudden chilly day in a warm spell; pneumonia weather it was. Turns out, Mom wasn’t too wrong: The Weather and Pneumonia. Today was such a day; unseasonably warm,...

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The First Week of 2024 Ends

The First Week of 2024 Ends

The Week Ends I love Fridays — but I am startled how fast the first Friday of this new year arrived. Seriously.  I am still recovering from the shock of how fast 2023 ended. I remember, it was Labor Day, and then BAM! it was Thanksgiving, and holy smoke, everything is...

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Discombobulated

Discombobulated

A Living Definition of DISCOMBOBULATED Discombobulated is a great and descriptive word for me as 2023 ends.  First, the last day of this year feels like it should the first day of the New Year. Maybe because today is Sunday.  Maybe because I just want to get on with...

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Help for Me and My Peer Group

Help for Me and My Peer Group

  Old people are now my peer group. That's a distinction that still startles me  . . .   “It’s [old age] not a surprise, we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little...

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A Quiet Mind

A Quiet Mind

How to Keep A Quiet Mind Keeping a quiet mind in these uncertain times is hard work. Advent shows me God did not die and leave me in charge. That's a great stress reducer I frequently forget. I have been learning that the run-up to Christmas —Advent — is a time for me...

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