Dear Readers, Mr. UT pushed me into the dentist office for a checkup and we were chatting with the receptionist, when a woman walked over and started asking me about my cochlear implants. It turns out she had a smilier experience about going deaf over time. It was a chance meeting, and as we talked … Continue reading A Serendipitous Meeting
Dear Readers, Have you ever smelled something in the present that brought back happy memories from the past? That happened to Mr. UT and I today, as he was taking me across one of our favorite bridges that goes over the Minnesota River. We could smell the river smells so strongly. It's a unique smell, … Continue reading Savoring
Hopping and Rolling Along
It was spring for a day! Minneapolis Back to Minnesota Spring! Dear Readers, My knee surgery is done. It went very well. I had a special kind of meniscus root repair, one that hopefully will be better than just shaving off the meniscus. You can read about it in this, article, written by my surgeon, … Continue reading Hopping and Rolling Along
Thoughts About Death
Dear Readers, Two events, happening close together, has led me to have some interesting thoughts about death and dying. This is not meant to alarm anyone, but I find just putting these thoughts on paper to be so helpful. About a year and half ago, Mr. UT and I were in a bad car accident, … Continue reading Thoughts About Death
Accepting Physical Imperfections
Dear Readers, I looked in the mirror the other day, and realized my chin now has loose skin, which makes me look like I have a double chin, especially when I wear turtlenecks. I don't like it! I used to have a great looking chin and neck. I also have other sagging body parts that happen … Continue reading Accepting Physical Imperfections
A Window of My Own
BEFORE AFTER Dear Readers, Happy New Year! The Year of No Snacking! LOL Mr. Untipsy redid our whole office space, and it looks just wonderful! I now have a desk in front of my very own window. Now, it's not the most scenic of views out my window, but I have my own apple tree! … Continue reading A Window of My Own
How Are You Doing Today?
Dear Readers, I asked a woman I help, (I'll call her Lettie), "Lettie, how are you doing today?" She replied, "Well, I just asked Lettie, and she hasn't decided yet." I had to laugh at that! Then I got to thinking about her answer, and realized maybe I had more of a choice on how … Continue reading How Are You Doing Today?
Sounds of Silence
Dear Readers, Hello again from Minnesota! We got 8.5 inches of snow, and it's very cold here today, but absolutely beautiful. Nothing major has happened since I last wrote. I have started so many posts, but I'm just not excited enough about anything to finish the posts. I seem to write about the same things … Continue reading Sounds of Silence
There’s Always Something
Dear Readers, I love Fall in Minnesota. The cooler weather makes it easier to hike, fall colors are beautiful, and the produce and fall flowers add extra spice. (No, I do not get pumpkin spice coffee! LOL) We had a cool overnight bike trip planned. We had new windows in our porch, and we were … Continue reading There’s Always Something