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I am a happy wife, mother and grandmother, an animal lover, an obsessed reader, a foodie and a sometime painter. Also the oldest blogger at 83.

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I could not envision this vast age when I was younger. I have been through the depression, world war II, four marriages and three divorces,the acquisition of a bachelors degree and an M.S. at the age ...
I am really hating this self imposed isolation but we are talking on the phone, watching more tv and staying in and cooking at home. I have most of what I need but have not hoarded anything. I think i...
Yesterday was all about walking the dog and grocery shopping, then binge watching Naked and Afraid. Yes, I hate reality shows and this one is pretty much faked, but we like to watch the inept ones who...
When I was a busy working mom, I thought there would never be enough time in a 24 hour day to get everything done. Now the pace has slowed considerably and I have slowed down as well. My two goals tod...
Life has pretty much shut down here because we had 4 and a half inches of snow on Wed. Schools were cancelled and a lot of offices shut down. My friends surgery was also was an eye lift...
If anyone is on a heart healthy salt free diet, I have a recipe that I like better than Mrs. Dash. It is as follows: l tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon ground coria...
I am grateful that the holidays are behind us and so are our checkups with our primary care doctor. Ted has one Monday and one Tuesday at the V.A. and then we are through for awhile. I am sporting two...
Christmas eve will always be sad for me because Bobby passed away that day in 2014. Now we got another blow on December 23rd. Sara, my oldest grandaughter, got the news that her husband has an ultra s...
l. When you are out of laundry detergent even though you have been to the grocery store every single day. 2. When you can't get an appointment to have the dog groomed and he is hot and panting all the...
So far this year, I have received two. One from Rosalyn and Jimmy Carter and one from a retired teacher friend that I used to work with. Her Christmas letter was enclosed and I enjoyed it. I no longer...
My poor sister decided to have the dinner at her house because she has three children living near her to help. Unfortunately, she came down with sciatica and went ahead with our plans. I felt very gui...
Of late, I have been exhausted just going to the front of the house to the back so I had Ted take my blood pressure and it was 102/74 To my knowledge that is the lowest it has ever been in my life. No...
The weather here is enough to depress the cheeriest of optimists. It is l4 degrees this morning and I am building fires in the fireplace just as an antidepressant. Fortunately we don't have to leave t...
Ted and I sedately drive a Prius or at least I drive it sedately, he scares me to death with his near misses although he has improved greatly with his new glasses. He is a muscle car addict and cars a...
This is tasty, filling and comforting on cold days. Of course we serve it with corn bread. At least four different kinds of beans. You can get packages of beans already containing different kinds espe...