Monday, January 25, 2010


It's been a while...

...I guess. Lots of reasons why I haven't been posting here. Perhaps that will change.

Friday, October 31, 2008



It seems that most of my stuff on my hard drive has been rendered in accessible at this point. Also, I am unable to log into my account that was holding my pictures.

Saturday, January 19, 2008



Needless to say I have been quite busy with life so I haven't been posting. Not much has been going on to write about. Nor have I been taking pictures. I guess I've been in a slight funk.
On awaking this morning, I quickly became confused and frustrated. After a year and a half, I got my period. What's up with that? I thought that after a year, it was done for good! Thankfully there has not been any unprotected sex so there is no chance of being pregnant. The thought of having a newborn at this time in my life is quite scary. I have finally been able to shift more of my focus to myself. The thought of tending tp the needs of a newborn is not where I want to be. Nineteen years between children? I think not!
I thought I blew through the chocolate I had because I was stressed. Right! Well I'm stressed NOW. Things could be worse, I could have been pregnant. So I will count my blessings and accept things as they are.

Once very nice thing did happen. My hubby said that maybe this happened because I have been taking care of myself and I am reversing the aging process. How sweet is that!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Good, Bad

Son of Schmilsson

The lyrics of Harry Nilsson's Son of SchmilssonJoy” captures my current feelings.

Well, things went good, things went bad
Things went good and things went bad
Good, bad, good, bad, good, bad

It is so frustrating that things are so complicated. Today in order to survive you have to be a financial expert, chemist; among other things. With the U.S. being so market driven, you are almost forced to play the game. You must be a smart consumer.

Or you could follow the philosophy of the “The Lottery Song”:

If life is just gamble,
Gamble if you want to win.

Unfortunately, I do not like risk, especially when it comes to my health or my family.
The Point "Life Line"

Is there anybody else here?
It's cold and I'm so lonely,
Is there anybody else here?
Hello (Hello, Hello, Hello)
Won't you throw me down a Life Line?
I'm so afraid of darkness,
And down here it's just like night time.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Diabetes? BEWARE!!!

Caveat Emptor - Latin for 'let the buyer beware'. It implies that the buyer bears the risk and is responsible for assessing the quality of a item before purchase.

It is faulty to assume something is good for us just because it is listed as sugar-free or listed as diet. But what is making it sweet or should it be sweetened? Case in point... Read the label and know your ingredients. Sometimes I feel that I have to be a chemist to determine what is good or bad for me. But when you foray into the grocery store or into the field of supplements and vitamins, you must determine what is good and what is bad. All I can say is thank heavens for the internet to help me find answers and products.

In the last year I have found that some items, generally marketed for improving the health of to individuals with diabetes, include ingredients that would be detrimental to individuals with diabetes. Let it be known, that you can locate products without the harmful ingredients, but it does take some diligence.

My most recent experience is with the ingredient SORBITOL. A substance produced by the body in people with diabetes that can cause damage to the eyes and nerves. Having diabetes. I do not want to have sorbitol listed as an added ingredient in products that I buy.


With today's information changing so rapidly, it is best to find several sources to verify the content and use your own judgement as a guide.
Some helpful resources have been:


Thursday, October 11, 2007


Bad News, Good News

Today I went for massage therapy, the bad news is that my feet were ticklish. The good news is that my feet were ticklish. It means that more sensitivity has returned to my feet. Yippee!!!


Sunday, October 07, 2007



Back home again, but before we left we stopped at the Carousel Center. It is a huge mall. Not that I like going to malls. but I do like spending time with my sons.

Taking a ride

Overall the trip went well. I did not get to see some of the things that I would have liked to. Perhaps next time.

Saturday, October 06, 2007


Out and About

Green Lakes1

Today's excursions included a trip to Green Lakes State Park. It was hot, hazy and humid for October, as I tended to lag behind my three sons during the walk around Green Lake. My lagging permitted me to see a good size fish and a snake slithering by. My camera's lag prevented my getting photos of them. however the camera was able to capture the beautiful blue of Green Lake shown below..

Green Lakes2

Soothing my burning feet in the cool water at the beach area, my boys ventured off to the playground. My youngest is on the horse.

Green Lakes3

It was good to see my eldest and that he has settled in to make a nice life for himself. Now I will not worry so much about him.

Friday, October 05, 2007


Off to Syracuse

All is well and we depart at 3p.m. It is a long drive, approximately 4.5 hours, but I will finally get to see where my eldest calls home now. His brothers are coming with me. His Dad is staying home because he does not get any paid time off.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007



Imagine my surprise when I found this red tractor at a supermarket. Not only the fact that it was at a supermarket, but that I had learned to drive on a tractor just like this one.


Friday, September 28, 2007


Trip Postponed

Unfortunately my eldest's sweetheart needed to have her appendix removed so we did not got to Syracuse.


She looks good post-op, the drugs yet to wear off.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Welcome Autumn

Today is the first full day of Autumn. Many trees are showing their colors early due to the lack of rain in the past month.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Cosmos and Hot Tub

It is great to get together with an old friend, even if you have to pay a price the next day.

Old Friends

Deb and I have been friends since high school. she pulled out our yearbook and talked about changes. My yearbook picture was scary because my curls fell by time the picture was taken so my hair looks a bit frizzy. I should have just kept my fine hair straight. Even with the frightful reminiscing, it was still good to get away. The cosmos took the edge off and the hot tub soothed the body.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


New Car

My eldest came home last night so we could return his old plates. He let me drive his new car to the Motor Vehicle Department. Surprise, it took less than ten minutes. Below are the old and new.

Old and new cars

It is great that he is doing so well.

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