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Monday, February 29, 2016


One of the first things Liam and I did when he was he on Saturday was to play a game on my computer, on a website called KidsDinos.com.  You choose a category of dinosaurs and are given a screen that is sort of like Wheel of Fortune.  You see a picture of the dino, and a big square contains blanks for the letters in the dino's name.

When we came to one of the pictures Liam recognized the dino by the picture, and called out "Micropachycephalosaurus"!  I wasn't sure how to spell it but we made our way through it and darned if he wasn't right.  I counted 23 letters and 9 syllables, and the name just rolled off his tongue like it was the easiest word in the language.  All I could do was to shake my head in wonder.

There was a dinosaur that had "raptor" in his name and I commented that a raptor was a bird, whereas the dinosaur was too big and didn't fly, so why the "raptor" part.  He told me in very distinct, quiet tones, "Grandma, he had feathers".  He was correct, and many dinos had feathers even though they weren't bird-like.

We had a great time playing games, watching a dinosaur video, making a trip over to In-N-Out Burger, and so on.  His dad came to get him on Sunday morning, and the house became so quiet it seemed weird.

Joe just stopped by with his two girls for an hour or so.  Alyssa is giving her Ancestor Report on Friday - about me, the oldest ancestor she knows - and needed some pictures.

I am nearly crazy trying to kill and pull the weeds and grass in my yard.  I'm out there every day and it doesn't seem like I've made a difference.  I clean up one area, and by the next day there are more growing.  I've tried vinegar as well as an Ortho weed killer, and hate to go to Roundup but it may come to that.   What I need is a micropachycephalosaurus, which was a fairly small plant eater. 

I thought I was over my spell of "drop-itis", but at lunch I was closing the container of sour cream and it dropped.  Fortunately it hit the side of the cabinet and bounced off, splashing sour cream on the floor in various spots, but the container landed top up.  I figured since the rim never touched the floor meant the sour cream left in the tub was ok to eat.  I used it on my tacos at lunchtime, and will have to splash it all over vegetables & cheese for dinner!  I have tried to be so careful to not drop anything, but here I go again!  

Friday, February 26, 2016

Company coming!

Since I'm having a man sleep over at my house tomorrow night, I've been busy trying to clean the place up a bit.  I don't think he will notice, but his Mom or Dad might.  Grandson Liam is going to spend Saturday night at Grandma's house!

The biggest concern I have is what to feed him.  I cook for myself and it isn't necessarily what a kid might want, but I'll be ok.  There's always Chipotle and In-N-Out Burger nearby!  I kind of like Chipotle myself.

In between the jobs I've been doing, I've either been reading "the Book" or thinking of things to get rid of.  I will go back and follow the routine recommended by the author, but after I finish the entire book.  Right now I may as well discard some things I know I don't need to keep.

I have finished the chapter on clothing, and the next is books.  My main stash of books is in the spare bedroom, but sort of blocked in by camping gear.  I can picture how nice the bookshelf is going to look when I discard a lot of books I bought and never read, or those I just don't want to hang on to any more.  I am already enjoying the concept of tidying up my house and keeping only what I need and what brings me joy.  While I might never achieve the fullest results, I think I'm going to be very happy with what I accomplish.  I am really dreading getting into the photographs though.

The dog park is really getting to be a nuisance.  I was just barely awake this morning when the barking and growling began.  My doors and windows were all closed but it didn't affect the noise.  Having always had fairly quiet dogs (but who could bark when they needed or wanted to), I have no patience with what is going on.  I don't blame the dogs, but their owners could set a level of tolerance and then bring the dogs to order when it is reached. 

I don't know where it came from, but all of the sudden I am craving ice cream.  I don't know if it would be better to buy a small container or just forego it altogether.  I have avoided it for several months now, so maybe the craving will pass.  I may treat myself now and then when the weather gets hot.

Thursday, February 25, 2016


First, an update about using coconut oil as a moisturizer.  After trying it on my face for several days I don't think I'll use it any more.  It didn't do any better than my Vitamin E face cream, and I don't like the coconut smell, even if it doesn't last long.  I hate to throw out the nearly-full jar of coconut oil but don't see any use for it.

I'm starting to clean up and weed out clothing I no longer need, although I haven't done it according to the precepts of the book by Marie Kondo.  I will, but right now I am reading the book and I'll see how I will approach it when I get to the end of the book.

About the book - I'm almost sure Kondo is Japanese, and probably lives in Tokyo or one of the large cities in Japan.  The book is written in meticulous English, and I don't know if it's a translation or if Kondo actually wrote it for the English speaking world.

When reading this book you need to keep in mind that the Japanese live in much smaller spaces than the average American, so you can understand why keeping only those  possessions you actually use is necessary.  I also think any of us who have lived or traveled at length in an RV can grasp the intent of the book very quickly.  If you don't keep possessions to a minimum and only the things you actually use, you will soon be overpowered with "stuff" in every available spot, and that can lead to a "messy" look even when it isn't messy. But to each his or her own, especially where it concerns RV living.

Today I am doing laundry as I decided to change to the summer sheets.  I also rotated the mattress, a very difficult job for 1 person, and am washing the mattress pad as well.  I may as well clean the floor while I'm at it!  All this cleaning might make some folks feel good and sanctified but it just makes me tired!

Later, by 3pm I am worn to a frazzle!  I still have some clothes on the line that didn't seem dry enough to take down yet, but I have made my bed from the skin out and it looks nice.  I got out my summer comforter which has a poly fill, good for chilly Sacramento nights but not as warm as down.  I haven't yet figured out what to do with the down comforter, but I think I saved the large bag it came in, if I could only remember where I stored it last fall.

I'm worried about where the hummingbirds have gone.  About every 2 or 3 days one will come to the feeder and that's the last I'll see of them for another few days.  There have always been quite a few who remain in the area year around, but I wonder if something - biological, seismological, or other "ogical" is affecting their patterns.

I got a notice with my rent bill today that a volunteer will soon be around to explain the evacuation plan for the Park residents.  I guess it depends on what the reason to evacuate will be - if it's an immediate danger then I can just swing over the back fence.  Actually I'd need to take a chair to raise myself up enough to "swing" over.  My main concern has always been earthquake, but I suppose nothing is outside the realm of possibilities these days.  I don't care for myself as I have lived a long and wonderful life, but my children and grandchildren need the chance to do the same.

I think it's time for my afternoon glass of wine, if I can find a wine glass to drink it from!  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New tires from Les Schwab

I needed to go to Home Depot this morning, and since Les Schwab Tires is adjacent to HD I stopped there first to get my tires checked and aired up.  I knew I didn't have many miles left on my front tires, and ended up replacing them. I love the Schwab chain and have used them for tires since I had my RV.  The company is only in the west, and I didn't know much about them when I came out here to do workcamping.  They are a wonderful company, and I have more often been told all I need is air in the tires rather than try to sell me new ones.  The owner of the company (Les Schwab) has always insisted on a policy of honesty and fair treatment, and the price is good too.

While the tires were being installed I walked over to HD to get something to treat the weeds in my yard.  It was pretty heavy and when I was in the checkout line I realized that I didn't have my car available to transfer it from the cart.  I pushed the cart to a collection area and then carried the heavy container on to the tire place.  Fortunately I only bought the one item at HD and not everything on my list.

I've started to read "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and actually have begun to formulate a plan - at least the beginning of a plan.  The author recommends starting with clothing, and it involves bringing every item of clothing from every room into one place, where you can go through them and discard things you don't wear, are out of date, don't fit, etc.  When that is all finished you move on to another category, saving sentimental items and photographs for last.  I don't know how it will work out especially since I will not be able to finish before I go to NY.  I estimate it will take me four to six months to get everything pared down, but I intend to give it a good try, and will write an update every now and then.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I did it again!

Last night I poured a glass of wine, using one of my better wine glasses, and damned if I didn't brush my arm against the glass sitting on the countertop and spilled the wine plus broke the glass!

I don't know what it happening to me but I do know that all the litte klutzy things I've done lately are NOT normal.  I think Mercury is in retrograde, but that doesn't affect knocking things over and dropping things as far as I know.

I think the next time I'm in the Dollar Store I will buy myself a few plastic wine glasses.  I don't really like drinking out of plastic so all of my glassware is glass!

I'm working at the library today (and need to get a move on right now), plus a book I have been wait-listed for eons has finally come in.  I had to cancel my hold request the last time I went to NY, and was afraid I might have to do it this time.  At one time I was 267th on the list!  The book is Marie Kondo's "Magic Art of Tidying Up".  I'm either naive enough, or still enough of a kid to believe reading this book is going to stir something up in me that will end in a miracle!

The 15 day weather forecast for Sacramento show temps in the 70's the entire time.  That is the best temperature range of all, from my point of view.  80 is getting to be too hot, and 69 is still just a bit chilly.  The 70's are my "goldilocks zone".

Gotta run now.  Have a great day.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


I wasn't going to post today but I received comments on my previous blog about the milk/turmeric mixture I used on my skin.  I've been answering comments right on the blog, but will just address the questions in a new post.  I almost wrote a "brief new post", but anyone who knows me realizes I rarely write anything "brief"!  I just can't do it.

byGeorge asked what proportions I used in the mix I put on my face, hands, and arms.  I usually measure by "eyeballing", but this time I poured out about 1/2 tsp of tumeric into a small bowl, and then added milk a few drops at a time.  I would say the milk might have added up to a tsp., but it could have been more or less.  I think the next time I will use a full tsp of turmeric.

The initial video I watched showed "Tina Jones" (whoever she is) using a similar mixture.  It was drippy and she cautions on removing clothing that might be dripped on as the stains will ruin a garment.  I left the mixture on for about 8-10 minutes; I looked at my watch a couple of minutes after I smeared the stuff on, so I'm a little vague about the time and I don't think it matters. 

I've watched another video where someone made a mixture that was more like a stiff paste.  She applied it with the back of a spoon, whereas I just wanted to use my fingers so I went with the less stiff mixture  Yes, it stained my fingers, but as with my face, the stains came off with rinsing.  The Tina Jones video, recommends rinsing with warm water from the tap while leaning over the sink, and then following up with a wet washcloth, which I did.  Since I was getting into the shower anyway, I just briefly rinsed my hands and arms beforehand.

Here is a link to the YouTube video, which is just under 8 minutes long:


Also on YouTube are numerous videos for other uses for turmeric.  One that really surprised me was that it is used for brushing teeth which supposedly whitens them.  The video I watched showed a young guy brushing for 3 minutes and his teeth indeed looked whiter afterward.  I will admit that I tried it this morning, but just sprinkled a small amount of turmeric (dry) into the palm of my hand, wet an older toothbrush (it will get stained) and brushed for 3 minutes.  I prayed the entire time I wouldn't end up with bright yellow teeth!  It worked just as it is supposed to, takes longer to rinse out than you might imagine, and I followed it up with a brushing with my regular toothpaste.  I can't say I notice a remarkable difference, but I will probably try it again in a few days.  It also drips all over the sink and splashes off the brush more than you would imagine.  And I definitely WOULD NOT use it on dentures.

I think I've written enough about this subject that anyone interested in trying it themselves can get the info online.

By the way, I started washing my towels early this morning and they are all on the clothesline drying in this beautiful California sun!

Have a great day! 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

What is happening to me?

Every day it seems I'm klutzy and have something happen.  A few days ago I spilled a full glass of water first thing in the morning.  The next day I brushed my arm against a wine glass on the counter and it fell to the floor and shattered (fortunately, I had drained the wine!).  I forget what happened yesterday but I think it was a 2-event day.  This morning I was holding my coffee cup in my hand and the computer on my lap when I must have shifted my position slightly.  I don't think any damage was done - a few drops below the keyboard, but I was worried I might have ruined the touch pad.  Everything I touch seems to fall, break, or be damaged in some way.

This morning I tried the milk-and-tumeric trick before jumping into the shower.  I did my face, hands and arms, and dang, that stuff is messy and definitely stains things you accidently touch, such as the bathroom door!  I left it on for about 10 minutes and jumped into the shower to rinse it all off.  I can't really tell any difference just yet, but I'll give it a few days.  I followed it up with some coconut oil on my face.  Fortunately the smell dissipates quickly.  I think I look lovely, but then you are aware of how bad my eyesight is!

Then I drove to the market because I needed a bottle of olive oil.  I buy it directly from the source (Bariani) even though it is sold in the grocery store.  Just to hear the kindly older Italian gentleman say "Mille grazie" makes my day.  I've been sauteeing mushrooms, onions, and veggies a lot lately, and last night had to add a pat of butter to the last of my olive oil to stretch it.  The result was very tasty!  A big skillet full of stir fry veggies plus a baked filet of beer-battered wild Alaskan cod - heavenly!  (I sprinkle "Santa Maria style" seasoning plus a few others from my spice cabinet on the veggies.  Superb!)

By the way, driving to market in the bright sunlight I detected a slight yellow cast on my hands.  Maybe it's my imagination.  On the way back I noticed that the beautiful flowering trees and bushes are competing with the weeds everywhere for "best in show".  Sacramento spring comes early, and the flowering trees are gorgeous!  I have one in front of my house that I can't stand because when the flowers fall they are accompanied by red seeds about the size of blueberries.  They are a mess and since it doesn't happen all at once it seems I'm cleaning them up for weeks.  

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Back to rainy!

My house was pelted by rain throughout the night, and I even got up to check spots that I've had leak problems with in the past.  The roof treatment works so far, and I didn't even have any water dripping in through the swamp cooler.  Joe wrapped it well.

Around noon the sun came out and it looked like a beautiful day, so after verifying with the Park office that the laundry was operational again, I did most of my wash and took it across the street to dry.  I had to make several trips between brief stormy periods.  I'm waiting for a full sunny day to do the towels so that I can dry them on the line.  

The sun must have dried out the grass so that people are visiting the dog park this afternoon.  All I can hear is barking, growling, and yapping.  It can get annoying, and although people visited that patch of grass with their dogs every day, I don't recall all the noisy barking, but they were all on leash back then.

And speaking of grass, I have a nice patch of green weeds that sprouted overnight in the rain.  I'll never get them all eliminated by the 1st of April (Park Police inspections).  I've been looking at ads for rentals lately, but everything seems to be priced out of my comfort zone.

Yesterday I listened to music on YouTube, and even found several short videos that demonstrated using milk and turmeric to make a mask or a wash to treat skin discolorations, acne, scars, etc.  I used nearly the rest of my turmeric to try it out for myself - mainly on my hands and lower arms.  I have a few of the horrible "age spots", plus sun damage on my arms.  I went to the grocery today and bought a good sized bottle of turmeric, which I will try a few times more to see if it helps.  There are lots of "recipes", including some with honey, lemon, etc., but I'm not going to put "sticky" on my face and hands!  I don't even know why I have honey in my cabinet because I never could stand the stuff.  Probably for the same obscure reason I have a jar of coconut oil, when I consider the taste of coconut to be vile.  Coconut and yogurt - two items I really dislike, and of course, add honey to the group.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I've lost the initiative

Reading blogs and writing my own blog used to be an everyday part of my existence.  Lately I find I'm having too much difficulty getting started that I just don't do it.  I don't have much to say, and I'm sure readers pick up on that fact.

I did have a great past few days - granddaughter Ara was here from Philly for an extended weekend.  It was extended because the snowstorm in PA caused her flight to be cancelled, so she stayed a couple of extra days.  Jeannie, Ara and I enjoyed morning gatherings with coffee topped with whipped cream, cinnamon and nutmeg, while working the NY Times crossword puzzles.

The family also gathered at Straw Hat Pizza on Saturday night which is always fun, although the karaoke makes it a little more difficult to hold a conversation.  Straw Hat pizza and pitchers of Stella can't be beat!

There is an empty space since Ara returned to PA, and we're all feeling it.  On Valentine's Day she urged Jeannie and Donald to have a special "date night", and she took the younger girls out for Chipotle for dinner, and afterwards they came to visit me for a while.  She is such a special person, but also full of fire as only a young person can be.

After a lot of sunny days I think we are going back to overcast skies, showers, and some downright rainy weather.  I have started to treat the weed problem but it always stays ahead of me.

My day is turning out to be not so bad considering I spilled a glass of water all over the table, chair, and floor first thing this morning.  My visit to the chiropractor fixed me right up though - he is so positive and just talking to him makes me feel so positive.

I wish I knew what has happened to all the hummingbirds.  I sometimes bring the feeder in for cleaning and it's obvious that it hasn't been used.  In about 2 weeks I've only seen one hummer; I did see a gorgeous big bird hopping across the street a few days ago, and as it got closer I realized it was a Stellar's Jay.  I have seen lots of them in the foothills, but never here in the city.  When we used to go camping a lot they would steal the dog food right out from Lady's bowl - no fear of me sitting right there, and of course Lady didn't mind sharing.  I'm ready for a good camping trip, now that I think about it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Interesting Work Today

I worked about 2 hrs at the library today on a project that's kept me busy for the last few weeks.  I am shelf-reading, checking every item shelf by shelf, to make sure things are in the correct place and according to the Dewey Decimal System.  Many would find this boring, but it is totally exciting to me - about the only chance I have to use my left brain.  I am decidedly a right-brained person, but when it comes to alpha-numeric order, and order in general, it's right down my alley!  (Sadly, not order as in "keeping my house in order.)

I had started weeks ago on the non-fiction and am getting close to the end.  What remains is a combination of fiction and non-fiction, but in different languages.  Today I worked myself through Chinese and Russian.  The Chinese was easy once I got used to it (still using our regular alpha-numeric system on the book tag).  The Russian for some reason was really confusing to me and not so easy.  The book ID is still according to Dewey, and I can't explain what the issue is, but is isn't simple.  Next I go to Spanish, then Vietnamese and Korean.  I'm not sure if there is a separate section for Ukranian although I have seen some books with that designation.

So I feel like I'm taking a virtual trip around the world.  The library system also has the same language sections in the Juvenile collection and it's an insight into the diversity of Sacramento.  I stopped work briefly to talk to an oncology nurse who is trying to improve her fluency in Spanish since a large percentage of her patients are Spanish speaking.  When we said goodbye I said "Buena suerte" to her, and until now (I just looked it up) I was hoping it meant "good luck".  It does.  What little Spanish I know is rusty.

The weather predictor on my MAC says it is 73 degrees now (at 4:30pm) and will be in the lower 70's for the next five days.  I will have to look at weather.com to see what is coming up after that.

When Donald & Jeannie drove me home last night after our gym workout, we all got out of the van and looked up at the sky.  The kids spotted Orion and a few other things that weren't as clearly visible to me, but I know they are there.  I need to walk out into the middle of my street at night to really get a good view, and try viewing the sky with my binoculars.  A good sky chart showing planets and stars would also help, but reading them, especially in the dark, would be problematic.

Good night, all, and buena suerte!


Monday, February 8, 2016

Problems with AOL mail

I've just been able to access my AOL mail and it's nearly 2:00 pm!  I don't know what their problem was but it affected a lot of people from what I can tell.  I was talking to my son on the phone about it, and he replied that I could live without AOL for a day or more and nothing terrible would happen.  I realize he is right, and I just now looked at the 31 messages piled up in my inbox, and deleted most of them unread!  Why do we let ourselves be so controlled by technology.

I'd like to get weaned off the internet, or at least not have to check things so often.  I'm not watching TV except for the local evening news and weather, and I can tell my internet time has increased exponentially.

I'm still dressed warm, but don't have to run the electric heater and in fact, have the front door open a bit.  We are at 64F, with a high expected today of 69degrees, and the sun is bright.  I went out and sprayed my weeds & grass growing among the rocks with a vinegar-salt solution.  There is no way around it though, I am going to have to go out and pull up the offending plants.

Has anyone noticed that I'm answering comments right on the blog page?  I'm going to do it for a while at least, although I don't know how many folks check back, or if those who don't leave a comment ever read the ones that are posted.

I'm going to go out and sweep my driveway.  I have a leaf blower but don't like the noise it makes.  I have those big earplugs (or whatever you call them - they look like ear phones), but don't like wearing them, and just don't like using the blower itself.  I don't feel I have much control over it. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Let there be light!

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I suffer from macular degeneration.  There are probably other issues related to aging eyes as well, and I find I need bright light to function - read, clean, cook, etc.  I love the LED bulbs that are available, especially the 100 watt bulbs.  They stay cool and cost very little to operate, although they are way more expensive to buy.  I purchase Cree brand at Home Depot, and a 100w bulb costs over $10.  But it supposedly has an extremely long life, costs much less in energy use, and I feel it is worth it just for the superior light output.

Yesterday I drove to Home Depot after visiting the market, and bought two bulbs for my kitchen.  What a difference!  I am so happy with the light and love being in the kitchen now because I can see so well.

I appreciate the layout of the house during summer months as it seems to block harsh sunlight coming in the windows.  It also makes everything indoors a bit darker, and I'm delighted to find the LED bulbs improve my sight. 

Jeannie and her family went with me to the gym on Friday evening.  We went to the one nearer to their house rather than the one closest to me.  The kids love the Kids Club there, and Donald can play basketball.  ("My" gym has 3 racketball courts, but no basketball.)  I did a fairly strenuous workout and even last night (Saturday) my muscles hurt.  I'm fine now and can't wait to get back.

(I moved a couple of paragraphs around and proofread this post a couple of times, so I hope I got it straight.) 

TV is so disgusting lately that I spend more time watching YouTube videos.  I've heard that "sitting is the new smoking" and I sure hope not.  I sit way too much.

I checked my library account and find I'm now 29th out of 169 patrons on the list for Marie Kondo's "Magical Art of Tidying Up".  I'm putting a lot of hope in this book to help me get control of organizing my stuff and getting rid of a lot of it.  I cancelled the hold I placed for Whitley Streiber's "Communion".  I read the sequel which I think was called "Transformation".  I'm not crazy about his writing style, but if any readers have read "Communion" please write me about it.  Is it worth reading?  I don't want to have nightmares!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Watching the skies

I looked out the front door late  yesterday afternoon, and saw that the sun is getting closer to setting where it's supposed to!   There will come a time in a few months where I will be able to see it from my chair, whereas now I have to walk to the door and look at the sky to the left!  I also got a glimpse of the moon in the middle of the night, but when I woke up a couple of hours later the clouds had moved in and obliterated it.  I'm sort of bummed out that I haven't been able to see all those beautiful planets in the skies along the path of the moon.  What a winter this has been.

After leaving the gym I drove to the place that takes items to be donated to homeless men, although they let me leave a bag for the ladies as well.  It's mostly the men who need the shoes, clothing, etc. as there are other organizations that help women and children.  I even drove there via Freeway 50, both ways, and was pretty proud of myself.  I usually hate the freeway, but didn't feel  like dealing with all the red lights at intersections along the way.  It's supposed to be getting just a little warmer each day although I certainly haven't felt warm yet, and I know it gets cold at night and even chilly on summer nights when the breeze comes up the delta.  I hope someone enjoys my Eddie Bauer down jacket!  I worried that the weather will soon be too warm for it, but was told that they (the homeless) take good care of things like that, and will even roll it up during the warmer weather for a pillow.

Driving today I realized that I was seeing a lot of green.  Green grass, that is!  Where the lawns have died through the drought, the rains have brought the grass back to life.  It is really much prettier to look at.  We've had some very strong winds the past week or two, and I saw at least 3 houses that were having new roofs put on or roof repair.  The aluminum carport of the homeowner across the road from me is still hanging down, and I can't imagine that insurance is taking so long to at least remove the old one and replace it.

I made another big batch of chicken soup yesterday, which is even better than the last one.  I have enough left for at least 3 more meals.  This is certainly the weather for good, nourishing soup.

I think I will respond to comments on the blog, just to see how it goes.  I may or may not continue the practice.    

Monday, February 1, 2016

Dreaded job finished, for now

I'm talking about laundry, and it's dreaded because I have to wash the clothes, then load them into the car to dry them at a nearby laundry.  It's really not that bad, but for some reason I hate doing it.  The towels will wait until we get our laundry back in operation and I can dry them on the line.  

I was mistaken about my granddaughter (Ara) coming to Sacramento for a  visit last weekend.  She will be here in another week or two.  I joined Jeannie & her family for a day of shopping, Target and Costco, and then went back to their house for dinner and conversation.  On the way back from Costco we stopped at American River Brewing Co. and got my growler filled, so dinner was enjoyed with good craft beer.  I get tired while shopping for that long, but it sure beats sitting at home by myself.

I saw my chiropractor this morning, and that always puts me in a great mood.  Fortunately my ribs have healed so I didn't need another adjustment for them.  

I'm thinking about my response to comments.  When someone comments on my blog page, I also get an email of the comment; if the email has an return email address (or if I already have your address), I usually write a short reply.  I would love to be able to reply personally to every comment, but the only way to do that is to go back to the blog and reply to the individual comment there.  The reason I haven't done that to date is that to see my reply you would have to open the blog post and see if the reply has appeared.  If I haven't gotten to it you will either miss it or have to check back again, which is a PITA.  Please let me know in the comments section of this post, if you would want to see my replies on the blog itself and if you would check back to read it.  Thanks in advance.

I swear I don't think we are getting a full 24 hours in our days anymore.  The days fly by, as well as the weeks, months, and years.  I look in the mirror and see an old woman whereas I would like to see me as I feel myself to be now - maybe a bit older and wiser but without the wrinkles!