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Helping a Buddy Out of Denial
Friday, July 21, 2017      24 comments

So I looked up restaurant style shrimp and grits on the WW calculator - since she'd told me she'd had a home made butter'n'cheese laden version of it over the weekend. It came to 30 points, which in WW terms means an entire day's worth of calori... Read more
The Benefits and Burdens of a Buddy
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      19 comments

I don't suppose any woman (or man) can do this weight loss/weight management thing all by herself. Even if she is a Jack Horner sitting in a corner suddenly standing up with a weight loss plum, I doubt she did it all alone. She likely used book... Read more
Getting Over Rough Ground - a chat with TheBrains
Thursday, July 13, 2017      19 comments

When July 1 rolled around and I had closed the books on FY17 the scariest part of the summer was over. The scariest part of my last complete fiscal year as library director. Next year someone else will be doing that. It went alright - spent enou... Read more
Sharing the Goodness
Saturday, July 01, 2017      9 comments

Here is a blogpost that brought me the best chuckle - totally caught off guard. I was a huge Clinton&Kelly fan - even though I didn't have cable tv and only got to watch the show What Not To Wear if I was in a hotel. Hope y'all enjoy this... Read more
Depression - a harsh but valuable teacher
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      22 comments

Writing isn’t just a task. It can be a confidant, a therapist, a good parent, a best friend, a channel to wisdom you didn't know you had. ~ Martha Beck So today I feel like writing this as a memory to my future self - 'cause some clear... Read more
and then He said "You're so first world"
Thursday, June 22, 2017      31 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 https://www.youtube.com/
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

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