Monthly Archives: January 2009

Ponderings about Altzheimer’s

Last night two of my friends were discussing the difficulty of caring for Altzheimer patients. One worked in home health care for about 15 years. The other one has recently started doing home health care work. Their conversation then moved … Continue reading

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Changes in Home Decor

The last few days have found me thinking about changes in home decor. I think this train of thought was prompted by looking in windows at Christmas trees over the holidays. It seems that if the tree wasn’t placed in … Continue reading

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A Travel Memory

Last night was the monthly travelogue. The subject was Morocco. This should be an interesting program, I thought, since I had traveled to Morocco. I was looking forward to seeing again some of the places and things I had enjoyed … Continue reading

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Vacation Planning

These last few days have my thoughts turning to planning a vacation. I receive emails about airline sales, hotel discounts, and bargain car rentals. Coupled with cold wintery weather with the ever present threat of “wintery mix” falling, is it … Continue reading

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Substituting margarine for butter is illegal

An article in the December 31 issue of my weekly newspaper tickled my funny bone. According to a law that has been on the books in Missouri since the 1890s, it is illegal to substitute margarine for butter. Purchasing margarine … Continue reading

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Excitement in the Neighborhood

Had some excitement in the neighborhood last night. The second house from the corner across the street from me had a fire in the backyard. I don’t even know if the people who live there were home. It apparently was … Continue reading

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Setting Goals for 2009

Goal setting is sometimes a struggle. I remember when I worked full-time, we were required to write annual job performance goals. Our annual raise was determined by how we performed against those goals. As a secretary, I felt the whole … Continue reading

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