Friday, July 28, 2006


I am doing well so far in trying to change my life style.

I am going to bed around mid night instead of 2 or 3 am.

Got up this morning at 5 am. Much too early but I am not accustomed to going to bed so early.

Maybe, I can change my life style for the better.

I have tried every diet out there and do lose weight but I always creep back to my old habits and so a diet will not work for me.

I need a lifestyle change and I am also working on my portion control and exercise. I will never stick to a programed diet ( thanks Lowis) and so I am eating what I usually eat but small portions.  I have cut out most sweets and fried foods. But if I want a taste..I taste it or take one bite.

I fail most diets because I feel deprived. This way..I am in control of me!

I am walking as exercise and will work up to weights and fast walking.

Right now, I'm just proud that I have gotten started!

Thanks Lowis6535 for the support. I think that you and I are the only people who read this journal! Ha!


Tuesday, July 25, 2006


I am going on a diet....AGAIN!

I need to lose 10-15 pounds. They slipped up on my while my knee was out of commission. I did no exercise for 3 months and the weight shows it.

I hate being over weight because none of my clothes fit and even if they did...I wouldn't feel good in them.

So, I have started a diet..or a life change of my eating habits.

A lot of veggies and smaller portions.

My portions are the problem. I love to eat and if it tastes good..I just eat until it is gone .

So, all of that will stop and I have started walking again.

We are going on a cruise in October and I want to look good. Then I can eat on the ship and gain everything back again! ha.

I need support from anyone out there.

This will be hard to retrain myself to smaller portions.


Friday, July 21, 2006



A 98 year old woman wrote this to her bank.  The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.


 Dear Sir:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.

By my calculations, three 'nanoseconds' must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire salary arrangement which, I submit. 

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways.

 I noticed that whereas I personally attend to your telephone calls and letters, when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

 From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person. My mortgage and loan payments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must  nominate. 

 Be aware that it is an offense under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope. Please find attached an Application Contact Status which I require your chosen employee to complete. 

 I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

 Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

 In due course, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

 I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access  my account balance on your phone bank service. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

 Let me level the playing field even further. When you call me, press buttons as follows:

 1-- To make an appointment to see me.

 2-- To query a missing payment.

 3-- To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

 4-- To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

 5-- To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am  attending to nature.

 6-- To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not a t home.

 7-- To leave a message on my computer (a password to access my computer is required. A password will be communicated to you at a later date to the Authorized Contact.)

 8-- To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.

 9-- To make a general complaint or inquiry, the contact will then be put on hold,  pending the attention of my automated answering service.

 While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait,uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

 Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

 May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous, New Year.

 Your Humble Client

 (Remember: This was written by a 98 year old woman)


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Good Morning

My husband is having surgery on his gums this morning.  I am driving him to the dentist later.

I hope all goes well.

I'm still in a fight with my new contacts. Not sure if I will be able to wear them. I didn't put them in this morning because I am driving and the left eye gets blurry.

Better go now.



Friday, July 7, 2006

Daughters and their families to visit!

Still battling with these contacts. Maybe, I am the one person who cannot adjust to them!

Our daughter and her family will arrive tomorrow night for a visit.

I'm looking forward to having them here.

I'm working today to get things dusted and cleaned. I have to wash and change the sheets on all the beds.

Funny, when I was younger, that didn't seem like a big task! Ha.

I will clean out the fridge and go to the store later in the day. I like to have the sugar cereals and sweet snacks that the children like...much to their parents dismay!   PAY BACK TIME!

On Sunday afternoon our other daughter and her family will come over for a big birthday cook out for both of my girls. They were born 2 weeks apart. July 3rd and July 11th.

All 6 of our grandchildren will be here. Ages 11 to 5.

We will cook out. Not sure what we will cook yet. Another reason to get off this computer and go to the store!

The children will swim on Sunday and we will talk and enjoy their laughter. They are growing up too fast!