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Are you my DNA cousin?

Monday, March 03, 2014      6 comments

One of my hobbies is genealogical research. I mentioned that I was spending time searching for common ancestors among those who share DNA with me, and one of my Sparkie friends asked how that works. Since others may be curious, I decided to s... Read more

Enough Rope?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      11 comments

My friends all know I have a warped sense of humor and they are not offended by it. Therefore, I feel fairly safe in telling you about a touching family scene, a story about a ROPE. We can choose how we react to disappointments. We can ta... Read more

9 lbs?!! That's ALL?

Sunday, January 15, 2012      8 comments

I must share my DNA test. Results say that TWO of my DNA markers indicate an increased risk for obesity (duh). emoticonRead more

Why Was I Crying In My Sleep?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      10 comments

Sunday morning, my DH reported that I had been crying in my sleep Saturday night. He was afraid to wake me, in case I was dreaming about some dastardly thing I thought he had done and would then glare at him, until I was fully awake and aware o... Read more

Error 404: "BOO's Right Mind" Not Found

Monday, November 21, 2011      9 comments

Please be patient while we work on resolving this issue. It's possible the owner has removed or replaced the file. Please try again, later. We are sorry for the inconvenience. ___________ Sound familiar? We never search for informatio... Read more

Ate the Whole Motherlovin' Thing!

Friday, August 12, 2011      14 comments

A thoughtful SparkFriend sent me two Wedding Cake Goodies, in honor of my upcoming September 1st 50th wedding anniversary. I think she felt sorry for me because I was whining a week or so ago about my disappointment that I hadn't lost the amoun... Read more

Stop Effing Up!

Saturday, April 16, 2011      17 comments

If you're wondering what "Effing" is, it's the first half of the name of a town in southern Illinois, Effingham. When our family would get off the expressway there on trips, my teen daughters were fond of asking one another "What do you want? ... Read more

B'gawwwk!!! Youtube Link To My Sexy Chicken Strut

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      13 comments

For those of you who have been asking, here's the final performance of this year's basketball season for Seniorgee. We danced Saturday night, 4/2. Bucks won in overtime. How sweet it was! Since I have a show biz bug up my butt, it usually t... Read more

The Super Bowl Was Days Ago & Your Comfort Zone Is What?!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011      12 comments

The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, and I was at a party watching them on TV. Usually I have the good sense to use my preparation skills so that I can celebrate such events without going overboard with the food. After all, I do want t... Read more

A Happier Zone in 4 Days? 60 Items From My Gratitude Journal

Friday, January 28, 2011      13 comments

The following exercise is one a Harvard-educated PhD & author suggested, and I read right past it and never tried it until this week. Early in the week I felt my "spark" cooling a little. Busy, underslept, making mistakes, freezing when I stepp... Read more

Boom, Boom, Boom! Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, OH!!!"

Monday, January 10, 2011      10 comments

In the spirit of aiming high, linking goals to emotional events, planning what to do if something goes wrong, handling disappointments when I fall short, and being reasonable with my goal-setting, here are my revised goals for RIGHT NOW and BEYO... Read more

Post-Mortems, Skinny B*tches & Lies!! Why?!!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      13 comments

Those of us who have experience with “thinking habits” that encourage seeking comfort and “who knows what else” by abusing food (we beat the crap out of it) seem to always want to know “WHY?”. “Why do I overeat? Why? Why? Why?” We delve into ou... Read more

2010-2011 Seniorgee Dance Team Poster

Friday, December 17, 2010      20 comments

I'm second from the left, wearing the "medium" jersey my coach thought would be too small and the biggie "small" pants she also thought wouldn't fit. When it's implied or... Read more

I can't do it? Oh, yeah? Watch me!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      13 comments

It may have been my imagination, but I think I say my coach's eyebrows go up when she saw that I ordered "small" pants for Seniorgee. I'm sticking to my guns, even though I'll be wearing them for a performance 2 days after Thanksgiving. E... Read more

COMMIT, but to VERY LITTLE!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010      9 comments

I decided that I want a plan for doing less, and yet enough to be SUCCESSFUL and motivated, instead of merely "holding my own" and fighting discouragment, during time periods when I am able to do less of the "total immersion in SparkPeople and w... Read more


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