Looking back at Sept. 11

Hello, everyone. It has been 19 years since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. I really can’t believe it was so long ago. I think it will always feel like it just happened. I am going to share the story of where I was and what I was doing that day. I was 19 years old,Continue reading “Looking back at Sept. 11”

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Trying to remember how to make friends

Hello, all. I was thinking today about how difficult it has been to try to change myself “one petal at a time.” I’ve been successful in some areas, such as this blog, dieting and exercise. But there is this urge to crawl back into my own little world and stay there. I am trying toContinue reading “Trying to remember how to make friends”

Driving along in my automobile

Howdy, folks. Today’s topic kind of just randomly popped into my head for no real reason. I’m going to talk about how terrible I am at choosing a vehicle. So, I have had four cars in my life. The first one doesn’t count, since I didn’t choose it. But it was a 1989 Subaru DL.Continue reading “Driving along in my automobile”

Even more reasons to laugh at me

Howdy, folks. I got over whatever was bothering me earlier this week, but now it’s attack of the allergies. I sneezed about 20 times in a row last night, my eyes are burning, my nose is itchy and one of my tonsils is swollen. I think it’s a combination of changing seasons (boooo) and dust.Continue reading “Even more reasons to laugh at me”

Repeating myself

Hello! I am feeling a bit better today. I’m still a bit wiped out, but I’m OK. My niece is home and doing well after surgery, so that’s a relief. So, I wrote out an entire blog entry already today. Then I realized it sounded really familiar. Then I looked at my old blog postsContinue reading “Repeating myself”

Memories rolling around in my head

Hello, hello, hello. Today, while I was out riding my bike — changing myself “one pedal at a time,” haha — I was thinking about how I used to ride a bike as a kid. Today, I was riding my bike, thinking about how nice the breeze felt, how fast I was going, how itContinue reading “Memories rolling around in my head”

Walking in a memory wonderland

Hello, folks! I am doing well on my weight loss. I am now below 200 pounds! I am SO happy about that. Yesterday, I went for nice walk to the local park, and I was hit by some memories. Well, my dad and I walked in that park a lot. It was always fun becauseContinue reading “Walking in a memory wonderland”

Coincidences can be bizarre

Hello! First a quick update: I can’t remember the last weight I announced here, so if I’m repeating myself, I apologize. I have lost 32 pounds now. Also, yesterday I did yard work again, and I was not tired at all. It actually involved bending over quite a bit, which would have absolutely killed myContinue reading “Coincidences can be bizarre”

Needed a dose of good memories

Howdy, folks! I’m struggling a bit today. I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night, and I’m just generally kind of bummed out today. So, I thought I would focus on some good memories of mine to help cheer myself up. So, I am going to focus on gifts I received in my life.Continue reading “Needed a dose of good memories”

Emotionally draining day

Hello, folks. For those of you who know me personally, you may find this one difficult to read. Today would have been my dad’s 75th birthday. It’s a rough day. For those of you who don’t know, my dad died of cancer in June 2016. My family is very close, and this was devastating forContinue reading “Emotionally draining day”