Wellness Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Breakfast was an avocado stuffed whole wheat pita with Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning.

Dinner is multi-colored rotini with broccoli and Engine 2 pasta sauce.

Trying to eat healthy, but it’s pretty tasty, too!

What is in your health arsenal today?

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Memories Monday, June 25, 2018

When I was a child, I wanted to be a nurse, because I shared a birthday with Florence Nightingale. And that’s the sort of job little girls always said they wanted. It did influence me a little that my mom was one, and I was fascinated with all the tubing and other paraphernalia she brought home from the hospital.

How different my life turned out from what I envisioned. I have worked since I was 15, everywhere from a hospital kitchen to building fuel filters for 18-wheelers to medical insurance claims processor. And everything in between….except being a nurse!

It has been a good life overall, however. I have made lifelong friends, I’ve even crossed a few things off my bucket list. It’s been quite a ride!

What memories are you pondering tonight?

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Memories Monday, June 18, 2018

This is my favorite picture of James. He wasn’t even 2 years old, but he was adorable! He never gave me any trouble, unlike his mischievous brother. They were total opposites, from looks to personality to behavior.

Like his brother, however, he was also killed by a drunk driver, 4 years, two weeks and a day later. This coming Sunday will mark 23 years since his death.

I will always miss him.

Who are you thinking about today?

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Memories Monday, June 11, 2018

My Uncle John was who you could call the family photographer. (Along with Aunt Margie) When James was a baby, we stayed with them for a few months. Uncle John loved him so much! He took one of his hats, placed it on his head, and took this shot.

Two years later, we had another extended visit, and since he had one of James, he had to take one of Junior as well. I love these pictures of my boys. They were so cute, and at that time, were such good boys. These memories make me smile.

What memories are you experiencing tonight?

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