JANUARY 1,2017

Thank you to so many friends who wished me a happy birthday. In spite of my funk about the state of the world, I did have a happy birthday. I decided to just do everything that I wanted to for one whole day. I went out for coffee and french bread at the French bakery . I went to the grocery store. By myself. (I never get to push the basket because Bob does that. ) I picked up, "to go", Italian beef sandwiches, extra wet at Tony"s Chicago Beef. Except for the sun, I could have been on Irving Park Road in Chicago, ordering the same Italian Beef. Then I used a new cook book to cook dinner. One dish was great and one I need to tell the author that I have a better recipe. This morning I got on the scale as a New Year's day tradition.. it's black coffee and Melba toast for the next month. But it was worth it. Now I am back on my even keel and looking forward to every day of 2017. Let the good times roll.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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