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Hams Ford, Virginia
Sunday, August 20, 2017      12 comments

Years ago, I'm guessing maybe 1990, Himself and I drove home from the Blue Ridge foothills through winding back roads. He is a cartographer, a land surveyor and geography buff. As we neared the Spottsylvania/Caroline County line he said "Would y... Read more
Cogitating on Ruminating
Sunday, August 06, 2017      11 comments

(sung to the tune of Calculatus Eliminatus from the movie Cat in the Hat www.youtube.com/watch?v=
LVIaZSYLwtE ) Cogitating on Ruminating Is it right or is it wrong? Is it helpful is it harmful? Figure it out-i... Read more
Hunger Games
Friday, August 04, 2017      14 comments

And in this instance something of a hide'n'seek game because I never did get hungry. A slight peckishness tickled my tummy around 6 o'clock but real hunger, in this case, just wasn't going to show up yesterday. Of course, the day after a rather... Read more
Harping On and On
Thursday, August 03, 2017      17 comments

At least - I have one final thing to say about nutrition bars. emoticon (psst. Two. Two things) Oh. Righ... Read more
We Do Grow Up
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      12 comments

When I was a little girl I loved to create imaginary worlds I could slip into when the real world was either scary or boring. It was a favorite thing to do before I went to sleep - create my perfect magic world - and the one I visited the most, ... Read more
To Blog or Not To Blog
Tuesday, August 01, 2017      18 comments

I can't begin to say how much I value the blogs I read on Spark People. I have met some powerfully interesting people, some funny ones, some kind ones, and some amazingly wise ones - writers who have helped me along the way. I'm inspired by them... Read more
I What I Want When I Want What I Want (warning, TheBrains are feeling goofy)
Thursday, July 27, 2017      12 comments

emoticonHA HA HAAA ... Read more
Rough Ground Plan Progress Report
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      19 comments

About 2 weeks ago TheBrains and I came up with a plan to reach a small goal by September 1. I've been hovering over the top limit of my weight range since Christmas and, not only do I want to get back to goal, I am pretty sure I would like to lo... Read more
Happiness - more thoughts
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      11 comments

Because it is so easy to get into a rant-like state when a small irritation strikes me, I may have sounded contemptuous of the viacharacter psychological test in yesterday's post. I was not. I'm not even contemptuous of the frivolous, image driv... Read more
Happiness Is a Choice
Monday, July 24, 2017      16 comments

At least - that's an assertion I've made most of my life - especially when I'm around negative people who complain all the time. Even when I am pretty far down in my own slough of despond there is a voice that whispers to me "you are choosing t... Read more
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

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