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One Year Later (Thoughts on my diet-versary)

20 Feb 2024 7 minute read 2 comments 7th Decade Redhead

One year ago today, I looked at a picture of myself on my phone, that my husband had taken of me, his mom, and my sister-in-law, and mentally said to myself: "enough of this shit... you HAVE to lose weight..."  I have no idea where the time went and...

The Yankee Goes Lonestar (Best damn decision I ever made)

17 Feb 2024 6 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

In the spring of 1993, my husband left his then current job to take another job 1,850 miles away. At the time he was working for a minicomputer company in Massachusetts. His leaving for another job was probably a good decision since the company he wo...

Do the Stuff You Want to Do (Stop punishing yourself)

3 Feb 2024 8 minute read 1 comment 7th Decade Redhead

If you follow this blog, you may have noticed that I went 'dark' for a week or so. My husband and I went on a planned road trip to visit my daughter and her boyfriend (they cohabitate, and yes, I'm fine with it). She had recently been made a partner...

How To Control Cold Sore Outbreaks With A Balanced Diet

30 Jan 2024 3 minute read 1 comment Dusty Sparks

Cold sores outbreaks are a manifestation of the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) that you carry in your nerve cells. If you suffer from labial herpes (herpes) you are probably infected by the Herpes Simplex Virus type 1, but the type 2, generally associate...

10 Tips for Eating Healthy When Eating Out

23 Jan 2024 4 minute read 0 comments Hope E Davis

It’s easy enough to eat healthy at home when you only have access to the ingredients you’ve purchased from the store. But when eating out, it can feel impossible to land a nutritional choice on the go. Luckily, there are a couple of ways you can act...

Overcoming Inertia.... (Start is a BIG Word)

22 Jan 2024 3 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

The thumbnail photo above was one my husband took of me back in 2014. I am about to attempt my first, and only, to this day, officially timed running event. It was a Color Me Rad 5K race in Houston, Texas. My friends and work colleagues talked (nagge...

Today (The Family Compound... yeah, it's a thing....)

20 Jan 2024 13 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

A few days ago, I was sitting here in my jammies and fuzzy socks, a usual occurrence for a cold (14F) morning in Texas. We don't get these cold snaps very often. Our town is not prepared to deal with snow and ice, so when we get them, we are told to...

Hey! That's My Baggage..... (No, it's mine!)

17 Jan 2024 8 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

I was talking to my sister the other day, and she was reminiscing about our sibling therapy sessions last summer. The extraordinarily rainy weather last summer gave us a lot of time to sit around and talk. Many revelations came to light. There were t...

You're strong... right? (Are you effing kidding me??)

16 Jan 2024 8 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

"I wish I could more like you. You always walk with such confidence..."   Huh?.... This was something that was spoken to me about 15 years ago. I never really forgot it. It Easter Sunday at a church service, back in the day when our family were regul...

How Comfortable are you? (I'm not....)

15 Jan 2024 5 minute read 2 comments 7th Decade Redhead

It's been two weeks since our niece passed away and two weeks since my husband's family has had the worst day of their lives.  I still feel helpless with respect to how to help my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and my nephew.  Other than feed them, di...