Author Archives: Jean

No Argument There

December 17, 2017  

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Optimizing Stress

Doing either too little or too much can lead to the same symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, appetite loss, memory impairment, and insomnia. —Harvard Medical School, Retirement blues: Taking it too easy can be hard on you Well, yeah. That’s … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Humans

Average air temperatures were so high last month at a monitoring station on the north coast of Alaska that computers rejected the readings as flawed. But there was nothing wrong with the data or the instrument that recorded it. Rather, … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree

Andy took advantage of the good weather — sunny, no wind — to put the Christmas tree on the roof yesterday. He will start turning it on about December 18, shut it down after Kaitlin and Torben leave after the … Continue reading

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Bedbugs

Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the fleas bite. Our family said that a lot when I was a kid. But whenever I said it after I married, Andy would say, “No! It’s not fleas, it’s bedbugs.” I stuck to … Continue reading

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We Don’t Always Need Words

Tempi is looking at Torben after he accidentally threw her pig into a tree. She would look at him, then at the pig in the tree, then back at him, etc. until he managed to get the pig down for … Continue reading

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The Staples Are Out

Andy went back to the ER this morning to get the staples out. The nurse was the same as last Sunday and she asked him if he had picked up a bug from them because she was sick this past … Continue reading

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The Present Moment

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive. It’s not a matter of faith; it’s a matter of practice. — Thich … Continue reading

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Hurray for Sleep!

Andy figures he picked up a flu bug at the ER last Sunday, because he felt sick and actually vomited Wednesday evening. There was blood in it and he couldn’t eat his dinner because of the pain in his esophagus, … Continue reading

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New Snow

As usual, DPLDT. We just had a bit of snow (Thursday), but then the sun came out and it was pretty. My kind of winter. 🙂 December 8, 2017  

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