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Five years ago today Knee surgery - reflections

Monday, January 02, 2012      8 comments

Right now, while I am thinking about it I want to blog and write about what I am thinking about this 5 year anniversary. Five years ago today, I had both of my knees replaced. I didn't know everything then that I know now. I didn't... Read more

New Measurements to start the new year

Sunday, January 01, 2012      10 comments

Last time I did my measurements was on November 12, 2011. Today I did it again. And I want to compare. November 12, 2011 measurements Upper Arm Right 15 inches Upper Arm Left 15.5 inches Right Thigh 31 inches Left Thigh 31.75 inches Rig... Read more

Trip and safe return

Saturday, December 31, 2011      3 comments

My husbands family likes to get together for Christmas. This is hard, but not as hard as my family. My family lives all across the country, East Coast, West Coast, North Central US, South US, etc. My husbands family mostly lives in St Lou... Read more

New goals for 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      9 comments

I want to loose 40 lbs in 2012: I plan to do that by Exercising 3 times per week to start, working up to 5 times, 30 mins a day. Tracking my foods daily, and drinking my 8 + cups of water per day. Attending Spark Live meetings at least one... Read more

Christmas memories of 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011      10 comments

Three things stand out from my time with my family today: 1. The gift in my stocking from my daughter of her new baby in her womb from her 8 week sonogram. Awesome photo, and with it she allowed me to share the news with her siblings. We tal... Read more

Keeping my fire burning

Saturday, December 24, 2011      3 comments

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. - Mother Teresa, missionary "...the way thinking relates to loving God is to "awaken" and "express" love. The fires of love for God drive the engines of thought and deed. There is... Read more

Are you turning up for the hard work?

Thursday, December 22, 2011      2 comments

I needed to be reminded of the following today: Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. - Sam Ewing, humorist There are days that I feel like ... Read more

I had a new walking companion today.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      7 comments

My husband and I had our 21 month old grandson spend the night last night. He is a real joy to us. A lot of fun. He is just starting to talk, loves to run, in the house likes practicing jumping. He sleeps through the night, is learning to use ... Read more

Finished my most important goal for 2011 - Reading through the Bible

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      15 comments

I just finished the goal that I set for reading through the Bible in 2011. It had been many years since I had accomplished that. Putting God first in my life has helped me to put into perspective the other journeys that I am walking. Ca... Read more

Making my son's t-shirt quilt

Monday, December 19, 2011      4 comments

I have started working on the quilt. I have cut out squares from about 32 t-shirts. I may need to make a few squares blank for a few of the t-shirt backs in order to fill it all it. And I may not get it completely finished by Sunday, Christmas... Read more

T-Shirt Quilt directions

Thursday, December 15, 2011      5 comments

I have promised my youngest son for many years that I would make him a T-shirt quilt of the shirts that he has saved from childhood. I made one for his older brother, but it didn't come out very well. This time I found directions on line. To... Read more


Wednesday, December 14, 2011      4 comments

I talked to my brother in CA today, he is making positive changes to his life. Why does the Spark Bonus wheel seem like it is going to stop on 25 points and then slowly move and circle around and land on 2 points? Why do I care how man... Read more


Monday, December 12, 2011      5 comments

Sometimes you just have to take a break from your exercise. Last week I exercised on my bike 6 days. And I lost 2 lbs. Tracked my food, and even enjoyed some good fun things. But today I walked 5000 steps, and I dropped a frozen gallon bag... Read more

Lost items found

Saturday, December 10, 2011      9 comments

My DH and I have been spending a lot of time sorting through all of our belongings on the second floor of our home. We have not done this since the kids all moved out about 4 years ago. In doing so, we have gathered items to donate to charitab... Read more

Meal Plans 4

Saturday, December 10, 2011      2 comments

Meal 7 (I am way behind in coming up with two weeks worth of menus by Dec 22) Rotisserie Chicken (I get mine from Sam's) My husband and I eat half for our first dinner The second half I save to make chicken soup (I think they have starte... Read more

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