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Bereavement Notice
Monday, March 19, 2012      22 comments

I received an email from the president of the university on Friday evening that had the above subject line. I was in the middle of doing a massive amount of homework at was due before midnight. I glanced at it quickly, as I thought it might be... Read more
Monday, March 19, 2012      9 comments

My niece and her boys came over yesterday. It was her 37th birthday and we had her over for dinner. Our relationship has come a long way. She lived with us for a "few months" that turned into more than a year and a half. We basically sup... Read more
Conversation Update
Saturday, March 17, 2012      6 comments

I did talk to my boss yesterday morning and he had not heard what next-door neighbor was telling people. He did ask me if I spoke to her about it, which I have not yet as she was out on Thursday and Friday and I only heard about it on Thursday.... Read more
Friday, March 16, 2012      5 comments

I just turned in my homework 4 minutes before the deadline. I have to get better about doing my schoolwork in a timely fashion. I am working so many hours at my job that I am not spending enough time on school or me. I need to spend the w... Read more
Overheard Conversation
Thursday, March 15, 2012      24 comments

Yesterday at work I got a call from Macy's. I buy Clinique products there and the salesgirl was calling to tell me they have a promotion going. She wanted to know if she could put aside an order for me. Being swamped at work, I told her that ... Read more
Thanks and a Question
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      7 comments

First, thanks to all the SparkFriends who commented on my last blog. I have been extremely anxious about seeing some of you at JASR and that anxiety is gone! Someone very near and dear to me is looking for a job and I have a feeling that t... Read more
Time to Stop Hiding
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      31 comments

I put this on my front page, but I feel like I want to post here too. Sorry if you are reading it twice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~ It is time to stop hiding behind profile pictures of coffee mugs and tickers that show my gra... Read more
New Sneakers
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      21 comments

Well, so much for posting every day starting March 1st.... I order new sneakers from Zappos over the weekend and they arrived today. I broke down and spent some money on Adidas. I am so happy they came in purple!! I tried them out tonigh... Read more
I am going to be a Grandma!
Sunday, February 26, 2012      34 comments

My middle child, Vinnie, and his wife, Deanna, are expecting a baby. We are all so excited! She is due in early September and I am planning my trip to Florida already. This is a picture from their wedding - my son is serenading his brid... Read more
Random Facts A - Z
Saturday, February 25, 2012      9 comments

A. Age: 53 B. Bed size: Queen C. Chore that you hate: Grocery shopping D. Dogs: Toby E. Essential start to your day: Email and Facebook F. Favorite color: Purple G. Gold or Silver: Silver H. Height: 5'6" ... Read more
Be the Change
Thursday, February 09, 2012      20 comments

You can see by my page that this is my 'mantra'. But I haven't been doing a very good job of it lately. I am struggling with some issues at my job and I am letting it spill over into everything else. I get a 'Positivity' email every wee... Read more
'People Pleasers' More Prone to Overeating: Study
Thursday, February 02, 2012      16 comments

My co-worker and I were discussing this morning how I am a 'people pleaser'. We were talking about work, but then I logged onto SparkPeople during my lunch break and I find the above titled article in Health News. It probably explains a lo... Read more
Shameless Plug for My Son
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      16 comments

My son Michael (also known as BUCKUNSTOPPABLE) is having a book signing this Saturday at the blue manatee children's bookstore and decafe in Cincinnati from 2 until 4. If you are in the area you should stop by. He writes great children's b... Read more
Coach Nicole's 28-Day Boot Camp DVD Review
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      15 comments

I really enjoyed Coach Nicole’s 28 Day Boot Camp DVD. The routines were pretty easy to follow. I am pretty much out of shape, only doing some walking, and so I found the workouts challenging. However the adaptations really helped! The mu... Read more
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      12 comments

I wasn't here pretty much all day yesterday and was dreading the volume of email I would be getting today. But it wasn't nearly as much as I expected. Then I noticed that it was all blog notifications - nothing else. So I checked my account s... Read more

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