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and then He said "You're so first world"
Thursday, June 22, 2017      15 comments

I keep meaning to blog as little thoughts and ideas, responses to other people's posts and words, all those prompts get me thinking ... and then I crash into the wall of time. Time and also ... a sort of reticence built of a combination of knowi... Read more
Lookin' For Love In All The Wrong Places
Friday, June 16, 2017      16 comments

Had my 6 mo. check-up yesterday. The blood work numbers were good but not as good as last time. And my weight was up too, no surprise. 2017 has had a whole lotta emotional eating - standing in front of the refrigerator eating ice cream from the ... Read more
You Never Forget Your First Love
Sunday, May 14, 2017      34 comments

And my first kinesthetic love - my first handy crafty make-it love - was sewing. Of course I loved the clothes that resulted from sewing, but it was the act of sewing that truly thrilled. I'd learned some rudimentary sewing from mother around ag... Read more
TheBrains Are Feelin' Hot Hot Hot
Thursday, May 11, 2017      17 comments

HOT HOT HOT - the song
watch?v=uhW-Sk8O1u4 That's the kind of hot hot hot they were looking for. I haven't a clue what most of the lyrics are in that song but it's from the movie Bend it lik... Read more
Must Do those Must-Doooz -TheBrains Surface
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      39 comments

This has been the winter of stalling. It's the longest I've been over my goal weight in 4 years. Not wildly over my goal weight - not 10 lbs - more like 5 - but I don't like it. I so very much don't like it that I'm beginning to lose the confide... Read more
Breaking the long silence
Saturday, April 29, 2017      29 comments

I've always thought of myself as someone who embraced change. But there is one kind of change I actually run shrieking from - the change of closure. I can honestly only remember 2 times when TheEnd was something I ... well ... embraced: High Sch... Read more
Some Maintenance Anniversary Thoughts
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      47 comments

I knew it was coming. I never remember the official date but it's somewhere in March. I could probably dig out the exact date - well - heck - of course I could - but knowing the month is good enough for me. And that about sums up the gist o... Read more
Conversation Overheard In The Kitchen
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      18 comments

emoticon Next time just eat the d**n ice cream sandwich. ... Read more
TheBrains Screw Up and We Talk About It
Sunday, February 19, 2017      35 comments

emoticon Okay guys - come out and talk to me. ... Read more
A Tiny Conflict in The Grand Scheme
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      21 comments

So. So. Today is Valentine's Day. Today is also day #1 of my Weight Watcher week. I'll weigh in today and start using up the daily and weekly points. We get 30 points a day (about 1250 calories) and 28 extra points a week that we can use or not ... Read more
YES! It worked! But you have to read the long backstory first. bwa ha haaaaa
Saturday, February 11, 2017      21 comments

Because this blog is first and foremost, my mental dumping ground where I can sort out all the stuff in my head. Imagine upending your junk drawer on the floor and sitting down to sort through the whole pile, categorizing, sifting, tossing, kee... Read more
TheBrains and I Wonder: Who Did We Think We Were Fooling?
Thursday, February 09, 2017      15 comments

emoticon Not you, gentle readers, that's for sure. Or anyone who was lookin' at me or eating with me or anywhere els... Read more
Tweaking the Program
Monday, February 06, 2017      24 comments

So I am coming up on my 4 year maintenance anniversary and I am not really at goal. I'm not too far away but I am now out of the wiggle spread of 2 lbs from goal and I'll tell ya somethin'. I don't like it one bit. When I'm this much ... Read more
Grandparents Class - So Glad I'm Not A Millennial
Sunday, January 15, 2017      19 comments

So. The What's New For Grandparents class turned out to be something else. Of course, I'm interested in all things new baby, but when I was expecting I just figured the grandparents would kiss and spoil my baby and I would take care of the rest.... Read more
The Poor New Year's Resolution - It Gets Such A Bad Rap
Saturday, December 31, 2016      11 comments

And do you know what a RAP is? It stands for Record of Arrests and Prosecutions so it's already a bad thing to get. And a bad rap could be a good thing - when viewed as a double negative. Or perhaps a bad rap is a false record of arrests and pro... Read more

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