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I AM IMPRESSED WITH MYSELF!

Monday, November 30, 2009      6 comments

Today I walked 5 miles in 51 minutes! I just kept pushing my speed, and WOW! I was really making tracks! I have finally gotten guilty enough to get back on the program. I ... Read more

The Funniest Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27, 2009      10 comments

We did have a lovely Thanksgiving. We went to our neighbor's. It is a fun story. They came over last week, "just chatting". They were nudging each other with their elbows, saying under their breath "YOU ask her" and "NO, YOU ask her". ... Read more

Holidaze and Expectations

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      9 comments

Well, here they are again. The Holidaze. Why are we always worrying about the Holidaze? I'll tell you why we worry about Holidaze. EXPECTATIONS!! Expectations from ourselves, our kids, the rest of the bloomin family, friends, merchants,... Read more

Maxine's Perfect Solution to Senior Health Care

Monday, November 23, 2009      10 comments

Here is the solution: While discussing the upcoming Universal Health Care Program with my sister-in-law the other day, I think we have found the solution. I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you n... Read more

A very sad, sad day today.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009      15 comments

Today is a very sad, sad day for me. Nick is on the right. Gone, but never forgotten! It is with great sadness that I write this. Nickolas died today, Tuesday, Nov... Read more

Showing off My Quilt Room and a few Stockings

Sunday, November 15, 2009      11 comments

Well, here are the photos. Actually, you have to go to my page and click photos to see what I am talking about. I thought it easier to answer quilters' questions as to how I store my stash by posting photos. You know the old saying....one... Read more

My Elna is Being Serviced, Can't Walk Miles...Is There Anything Else?

Thursday, November 12, 2009      8 comments

Yesterday my overworked Elan sewing machine started making s whiney kind of noise I have never heard before. It needs to be serviced. DH does my machine service, which is a ... Read more

Clearing Up Some Confusion About Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers

Monday, November 09, 2009      12 comments

I have had quite a number of folks asking me for patterns for the Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers. There are none. Let me explain: Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers all begain when ... Read more

BOLDLY, WITH COLOR!!

Monday, November 09, 2009      8 comments

Isn't this just the MOST?! I found it on Jonathan Lockwood's page of ispirational quotes. It has inspried me to do the day BOLDLY, WITH COLORS! I am making some great C... Read more

I have permission to copy this....It is TERRIFIC!

Sunday, November 08, 2009      7 comments

I was just given permission from scarousel1 to copy this and post it on my page. I think it is really terrific, and want to share it with you! M ake short term goals O ut with the negative thoughts T hink of why you want it I m... Read more

Getting My Groove in the Rain

Thursday, November 05, 2009      6 comments

Today I got my butt outside early and walked 3.25 miles in the rain. It wasn't raining hard, and not constantly. But Winsten and I did get wet. I haven't been doing my daily walks lately. I think I had fallen into a slump. Today I g... Read more

the Very BEST Maxine!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009      5 comments

Minorities We need to show more sympathy for these people. * They travel miles in the heat. * They risk their lives crossing... Read more

The Poorly manufactured Sweatpants.

Thursday, October 29, 2009      4 comments

I beat the rain today. I got up, got in 3.25 miles walking in 38 minutes, and did my stretches. I even threw in a couple other exercises just to make sure I am keeping on the right track. When I first accepted the challenge of walking one... Read more

Being Poked by God

Wednesday, October 21, 2009      8 comments

Last week we picked apples and pears from the trees. Actually, we SHOOK apples and pears from the trees, since the abnormally high winds were doing a job on them anyway. We... Read more

The Scale and I are Friends Today

Saturday, October 17, 2009      4 comments

Today is weigh in and measurement day. This day is usually met with gloomy thoughts and a bad attitude. Today was different. I could feel that my clothes were fitting a bit looser this past week, and rightly so! I tossed out 2 3/4 p... Read more


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