Monday, May 31, 2004


WHEW.... We are tired today!

What a great afternoon yesterday turned out to be.

Our children and grandchildren were here for a picnic-swim.

We waved to them from the front porch as each car pulled away. Smiling and waving!!!! 

I remember when our parents did the same thing and I always thought that they would be so sad and lonely after we left.......Ha.

Now ..I know different.

It is wonderful to see there head lights when they all arrive and Great to see their tail lights as they pull away!!!!!

We were two tired, proud parents and grandparents.

Gettin old ain't for Sissy's!!!!

It was a nice day to remember in the cold and snow of January.

Mary Louise

Sunday, May 30, 2004


WOO    HOOOOO!!!!!

As of this morning...TA  DAAAA!

I am down 10 pounds and half way to my goal.

This is the easiest diet and can be a life style diet. 

I Love the South Beach way of eating.

Mary Louise

Thursday, May 27, 2004


 As of this morning.....TA DAAAAAA!


I have lost 5 pounds.. I would have lost more if I had walked every day like I was supposed too.

I will keep trying to get in a groove of walking.


Wednesday, May 26, 2004


I am doing well! The diet is easy but I do miss my potatoes and bread. I can slowly introduce them after this first two weeks.

I have been on the SB diet for a week today! Yea me.

I don't want to weigh this am because I woke up swollen! No idea why my body decided to retain water. I think it is rebelling against having so little starch.      

It is carrying little picket signs that say  ...UNFAIR ....STARVING HERE!...I WANT SWEETS & POTATOES or I'll puff up.

My body is such a baby!  It hasn't gotten what it wanted this week so it puffed up like a sullen child!

I will have to be more careful about my salt intake this week.

I'll let you know how much weight I have lost this week when Puffy decides to go down!!!   

AHHHHH, The joy of getting older in my body!

Mary Louise

Saturday, May 22, 2004


chef_knife_chopping_board_green_peppers_md_wht.gifI am doing well on the South Beach Diet.

I like it and don't feel hungry or deprived.

I've already lost 3 pounds!!!!!!!

This is a life diet that I can stick too.


Wednesday, May 19, 2004


I started on the South Beach Diet this morning.

Here it is...10.00am and I am staying on the far.

I think that this is a life style diet that I can handle.

I need to loose 10-20 pounds that have crept up over the winter. I'm not over weight but just a little fluffy.

I knew that it was time to do something when I started searching out the shorts with elastic waists!

So, wish me luck.

In two short weeks (if I stay on the diet) I should be 8-10 pounds thinner and half way to my goal weight!


Thursday, May 13, 2004


Can't eat Beef.........Mad cow.

Can't eat Chicken........Bird Flu

Can't eat Eggs........Again, Bird Flu

Can't eat Pork........Fear that Bird Flu has infected little piggies

Can't eat Fish........Heavy metals in the waters have poisioned their meat.

Can't eat Fruits and Veggies........Insecticides and herbicides.


I believe that leaves..................



Wednesday, May 12, 2004


  I never knew that when a person gets older...their lips get smaller!

My lips are getting smaller!  I could have injections to "Pump them Up" or I could go under the knife for the full lips of youth.

Who would have ever thunk it!!!! As you get old and your life is slipping away...SO DO YOUR LIPS!!!!

I remember seeing a woman one time when I was 30 or so and she had drawn a line and put her lipstick out of her lip line. I wondered why she would do that and now...the mystery is solved!

The make up people have all kind of new products that promise fuller lips. So, it must not be...Just Me who is looking at smaller lips when they put on their lipstick.

Small Lips of the USA...UNITE.

Be proud that your lips are getting smaller. When we were young and had full lips and we had a lot to say about nothing.

Now, with our small lips...we can observe, not talk and say volumes!


Monday, May 10, 2004


Cease to inquire whatever the future has in store and take as a gift....

whatever the day brings forth!       Horace

Food for thought today!



Thursday, May 6, 2004


I planted this Wisteria tree-vine 15 years ago. Now, it is a beautiful canopy over the arbor.


Bathing Suit Time

It's here.                      

That dreaded time when I must find a new bathing suit.

Think of me as I walk the mall and go into dressing rooms and try on

ANOTHER BATHING SUIT!!! AND to add insult to injury....

I see myself in a 3 way mirror!



Wednesday, May 5, 2004




    by Unknown Brilliant  Woman  Author
Women over 50 don't have babies because they would put them down and forget where they left them. Isn't that the TRUTH!!!

One of life's mysteries is how a 2 pound box of candy can make a woman gain 5 lbs.


My mind not only wanders, it sometime leaves completely.


The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear really tight shoes.

The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does.

Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.

Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.

I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting my pantyhose on fire.

Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like, "You know, sometimes I just forget to eat." Now I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name, and my keys. But I've never forgotten to eat. You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat.

A friend of mine confused her valium with her birth control pills. She had 14 kids, but she doesn't really care.

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him.

I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are: eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That is my idea of a perfect day.

I know what Victoria's Secret is. The secret is that nobody older than 30 can fit into their stuff.



There is nothing worse than a spring cold!    I have a doosy!

I saw some new grey hairs today! No sure why it suprised me so much but it did.

I have also learned that you NEVER want to put your make-up mirror on magnify. It was a terrorizing experience this morning.

I'm going to set it to soft lighting and put my makeup on across the room, only glancing at the reflection every now and then.

Works for me!




Tuesday, May 4, 2004


1. Two vultures board an airplane, each carrying two dead raccoons.
The stewardess looks at them and says, "I'm sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per passenger."

2. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says, "Dam! ... "

3. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in
the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't
have your kayak and heat it too.

4. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, "I've lost my electron." The
other says, "Are you sure?" The first replies "Yes, I'm positive."

5. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root
canal? He wanted to transcend dental medication.

6. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing
in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.
After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them
to disperse. "But why?" they asked, as they moved off. "Because", he said, "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."

7. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes
to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family
in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of
himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells
her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

8. These friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the  competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They  ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close.
Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back
if they didn't close up shop. Terrified, they did so, thereby proving
that Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.

9. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ...(Oh, man, this is
so bad, it's good)... A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by

10. And finally, there was the person who sent ten different puns to
his friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make
them laugh.
No pun in ten did.


1. To Grow Up
2. To Fill Out
3. To Slim Down
4. To Hold It In
5. To Heck With It

And now that I've reached number 5 and a member of the Senior Citizen group,
           I'm realizing that aging is not for sissies.

I'm the life of the party...even when it lasts until 8PM.

 I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.

I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.

I'm very good at telling stories; over and over and over and over...

I'm aware that other people's grandchildren are not as bright as mine.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg. 

I'm a walking storeroom of facts..... I've just lost the key to the store room.
I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I THINK I am having the time of my life!

Monday, May 3, 2004


What a wonderful 4 days in the Florida sun!

Now, I just have to rest for a week to get over the trip! Ha.

I had a great birthday. I spent the morning walking the beach and looking for cat's paw shells. I found quite a few and will put them in a glass tube for the summer months.

Then, we went to a delicious dinner where 60 people joined in and sang Happy Birthday to me! I turned 5 shades of red but loved it.

It was a trip and Birthday that I will cherish in my memory forever!

Mary Louise