FitBit Update January, 2016

FitBit just sent me my annual report for 2015.  I don’t remember getting a report last year, but I’d only had my FitBit for a couple of months, so it probably wasn’t too impressive. Looking at the stats on Walking 4 Fun, this is what is see – but this covers right back to the… Continue reading FitBit Update January, 2016

Pumpkin Pie

I finally decided to use up the rest of the can of pumpkin and make myself a pumpkin pie yesterday.  I took the easy way and used a pre-made graham wafer crust instead of making a pie crust, and followed the recipe on the evaporated milk can. I don’t think I’ve ever actually made a… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie

Walking in the Daylight

Our days are too short and the nights too long here in the winter.  Most of my walks with Chester are in the dark, when I am unable to take pictures. Today we delayed the walk and went along the Red River in the daylight.  Everything is completely frozen solid on the river now and… Continue reading Walking in the Daylight

Pumpkin Raisin Bars

It is time to do some more baking. Due to having a can of pumpkin opened, I had to think of uses for it besides Chester’s food dish (since he doesn’t seem to like it).  I knew there was too much in this can at 1 tablespoon per meal anyway, so I found my first… Continue reading Pumpkin Raisin Bars


On Monday, Chester wasn’t interested in eating his breakfast.  This never happens – not since he has been on the seizure meds that make him hungry all the time.  He also had diarrhea and just didn’t have any bounce in his usual bouncy step. I cleaned him up before going to work – all that… Continue reading Chester

Peanut Butter Cookies

I have probably mentioned before that I am not a cook or a baker and I never actually follow recipes when I do attempt to make something. My friend Chardon, whom I have known online for many years, casually mentioned peanut butter cookies this morning on FaceBook and I started thinking I should make some.… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies

Grey Squirrel

A Grey Squirrel has now found my little bird feeder and I still haven’t seen a bird at it.  I may have to arrange something else to feed the birds. This Grey Squirrel is a very big eater and he takes advantage of this easy meal (as does the Red Squirrel). His tail seems a… Continue reading Grey Squirrel

A Walk Along the Red River

It seems most of my walks lately are in the dark, but a couple of days ago, Chester and I managed a morning walk as the sun was coming up.  It was nice to be able to see around us.  Chester likes the walks in the dark – well, he likes walks anytime, but he… Continue reading A Walk Along the Red River

Red Squirrel

I hope I get some birds at my little bird feeder some time – but so far, just squirrels – and the bunny eating what gets dropped to the ground. Here is a little Red Squirrel enjoying the feast the other day. The first picture (which is actually the last one I took) is the… Continue reading Red Squirrel

Money Matters

I don’t make New Year Resolutions.  If you’re going to make a change in your life, the best time to do it is when you decide it is necessary or even just when you think of it. It just so happens that this One Year Savings Challenge popped up on my FaceBook newsfeed on January… Continue reading Money Matters