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  • :) We had beautiful weather here so I was able to get out and work in the yard more than I have so far this spring. I am beginning to prepare the area for planting zucchini along with working on spreading bark and a rock project. I love my yard projects. I am grateful that we moved over ten years ago to this home with a…
  • :) We, too, have odd weather--cool enough in the morning to need to use heat in the house and winter coat for early dog walking, warm in the afternoon to garden in lighter clothing, so warm at night that I turned on the air conditioning to cool the house for sleeping. :) I don't watch the news--too annoying and…
  • :) Barbara I frequently spend my alone time doing chores. The joy for me is that I can have TV or music on that suits me without having to wear headphones and be asked questions while I work. <3 Pip, I am sad for you and Kirby and your disappointment about your trip. We've all done stuff like that. :s Jake had to wait…
  • :) I rarely have alone time at home. When Jake takes a nap or sleeps late, I have to be quiet so that's not the same as alone time. I don't wish for it, I just enjoy it when it happens. Today he has to drive to the hospital an hour away for a nuclear imagining appointment for his heart. :) I get my books from the library…
  • :) Jake is home. Our friend picked him up at 5 PM. They put in a stent (he has others from before), scheduled him for a nuclear imaging on Wednesday (he can drive himself to that) and may have to do more stuff later that will involve another invasive procedure. He can't drive til later today. Thank you for all your good…
  • :) Jake is home. Our friend picked him up at 5 PM. They put in a stent (he has others from before), scheduled him for a nuclear imaging on Wednesday (he can drive himself to that) and may have to do more stuff later that will involve another invasive procedure. He can't drive til later today. Thank you for all your good…
  • :) Sue in Missouri It takes great courage and tenacity to make the point with friends and family that you are being intentional and careful with your eating. Do not give up. It's about your health <3 Barbie in NW WA
  • :) Jake goes for his angiogram this morning. The hospital is about an hour's drive away. My morning walking friend will drive him to the hospital because she is more comfortable with driving than I am. He won't be back until tomorrow. It is uncertain how long the procedure will last or if they will have to place stents so…
  • :) Jake goes for his angiogram this morning. The hospital is about an hour's drive away. My morning walking friend will drive him to the hospital because she is more comfortable with driving than I am. He won't be back until tomorrow. It is uncertain how long the procedure will last or if they will have to place stents so…
  • :) The book I'm reading is set in Wellington, NZ and the e book on my phone is walking the Appalachian Trail. :) I have been virtually walking the Appalachian Trail on a website where I post my steps and can follow a man's photos of his walk on the Appalachian Trail (there are many trails and I've done several already).…
  • :) Expectations and attachment are two big recipes for sadness and disappointment. Letting go of them is challenging but worth it. I have a sign on my refrigerator that says, "Here is my secret, I don't mind what happens." and another that says "We already have everything we need". :) Betsy Best wishes for a peaceful…
  • :) I don't think I've been bored since I learned to read
  • :) We watch a lot of stuff on TV together. We are both retired so are home a lot. My husband has health issues that keep him home and sedentary. I like to watch TV with him while I ride my exercise bike. TV is our entertainment. We don't travel or go anywhere for recreation. We don't spend time or money on children or…
  • <3 Allie, Sending hugs to you for your dental visit.
  • :) We had an emotional day. First we dealt with the dishwasher technician with a satisfactory but expensive outcome. Then after a long wait on the phone, and a drive to the cable store to return the cable boxes we successfully disconnected from cable TV and will save ourselves a bunch of money. There is a lot on cable TV…
  • <3 Tracey, my husband is retired and has been isolated at home through Covid because his immune system is so compromised. He talks to people on the phone but rarely in person. When he is having a sad day he makes comments about maybe I've found someone else or maybe the weird guy in the neighbor hood that is up early so I…
  • :) My mother's day gift was the load of fine black bark that was delivered last month. I had a lovely day that included spreading some of it along with walking with a friend this morning and walking a lot with the dogs. I don't expect calls from any of Jake's children or grandchildren so I wasn't surprised when only one of…
  • The reason most people fail instead of succeed is that they trade what they want the MOST for what they want at the MOMENT. :) I have used this regarding eating for a long time but recently realized that it applies to other life choices. My decision to stay out of stores, not do line dancing, and avoid all social occasions…
  • :) I am so happy because the rain stopped long enough for me to spread four buckets of bark. :) <3 Barbie in NW WA
  • :) Today is my line dance teaching partner's birthday. Yesterday her class planned to take her to lunch after the intermediate class. They invited me but for my husband's safety, I'm not eating in restaurants so I declined the invitation but decided to show up at class during the break to bring her a birthday card. There…
  • :) I get up early and walk my dogs before most people are even awake. By 7:30 AM I have walked close to 8000 steps which includes time with a friend and time to listen to a podcast. Having walked in the morning, I am more relaxed about the ups and downs of the rest of my day because I know I've done something good for my…
  • :) Welcome. Tell us more about yourself and jump into the conversations that interest you. We are happy to have you in our community. <3 Barbie in NW WA
  • :) Last night we discovered that the dishwasher isn't working. This morning we were able to make an appointment for a technician to come next Monday. We are so grateful that it was the dishwasher and not another appliance. We have years of experience living without a dishwasher but being without any of the other major…
  • :) It will be a week til the technician can come to see what's wrong with the dishwasher. We are so grateful that the trouble is the dishwasher and not any other appliance. We have years of experience living without a dishwasher but not without the other big appliances. ❤Barbie in NW WA
  • :) One of the greatest lessons I've learned in life is "What's fun for other people may not be fun for me , and vice versa." :) Also, "You can choose what you do but you can't choose what you like."
  • :'( The last news at bedtime was that the dishwasher wouldn't start. Jake will call a repair person this morning.
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