Category Archives: Just Blogging

Snow Days

“You can sleep in today.  It’s a snow day.”  Those are the sweetest words a kid can hear.  We heard them at least once or twice a winter when we were growing up in Connecticut.  It had to be a … Continue reading

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The Amazing Trader Joe’s Vegetable Juice Diet

As I’ve watched my weight creep higher and higher since this past summer, I finally decided to do something about it after the holidays.  My biggest problem seems to be that I’m always hungry, whether I’m hungry or not.  If … Continue reading

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A Rose by Any Other Name

When we moved to this neighborhood in Virginia Beach six years ago, I was excited to have so many things within walking distance.  I can walk to the dentist, to the doctor, the library, the drugstore, Dairy Queen—not a good … Continue reading

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The Missing Piece

Don’t you hate it when you focus on what you’re missing rather than on what you have? You work so hard putting the pieces together, making order out of chaos, turning a meaningless mess into something beautiful. Day after day, … Continue reading

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Romanticising the Weather

(Forgive me, WordPress, for I have sinned.  It has been over a year since I posted last.) “I was on the UCONN website today,” my husband said, “and the cover photo was the Wilbur Cross Library in the snow. What … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Body

At yoga class today, I heard my teacher say her oft-repeated mantra: Listen to your body. She cautions us to not push ourselves in ways that make our bodies hurt. Should we feel any strain or discomfort, we need to … Continue reading

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As Time Goes By

Last month we had a visit from the son of our dear friend, Barbara, who died in April at the age of 83. (Click on her name to read my post about her.) Her son paid us a visit to … Continue reading

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