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Day #4 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Sunday, October 04, 2015      6 comments

This morning I did the 6 minute lower body workout with Coach Nicole. I don't have a good place to watch computer video clips AND workout in this house so I had to move some furniture to make this one happen. (a little more strength training?) a... Read more

Day #3 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Saturday, October 03, 2015      9 comments

Today's challenge is to fill your plate with filling foods - fiber rich, water dense, protein packed foods. I already do this pretty well - but to celebrate the deliberateness of this challenge I am going to fix a green drink for ... not breakfa... Read more

Day's 1 and 2 of my 30-Day Skinny Jeans Challenge

Friday, October 02, 2015      16 comments

It’s Day #2 of my 30-day Skinny Jeans Challenge and right now I am 2 for 2 and feelin’ proud. But first let me tell you about Day #1 – in fact, first let me blabber about why I took up this challenge. There’s nothing like a ch... Read more


Tuesday, September 01, 2015      17 comments

Well. It's September. It's birthday month. Time to celebrate for 30 days. This is good. This even makes me happy. This is a happy making, good thing... Read more

Where Did The Blog Go? TheBrains Butt In!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      15 comments

Oh la - here it is almost September and I haven't blogged in a month! and that last blog was just sop to clean up after the grief spill of June. Of course, admission of grief doesn't make it suddenly disappear. Like any other overwhelming human... Read more

Almost All Fixed

Monday, July 27, 2015      17 comments

All Fixed, Mommy was my toddler son's stock phrase for a number of emotional states. Depending on the situation it could mean "I'm done", "Help me", or "Get Me Outta Here!" Now and then it was said from a base of terror but far more frequently ... Read more

Grieving Still

Sunday, July 19, 2015      24 comments

I saw it coming - or rather - in hindsight I see when it started coming. First I stopped making things. That should be - from now on will be - a harbinger of TheBlackCloudOfGrief. With half my brains in my fingertips, whenever they don't have a... Read more


Friday, June 19, 2015      12 comments

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TheBrains Cope with Frustration - and Hope

Sunday, May 17, 2015      12 comments

I hear TheBrains whispering. Let's eavesdrop. * * * * * emoticon Look. did you see it? Read more

Missing Mama on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2015      18 comments

Last Monday I had another of those heart clutching moments that turned my expression sour - as I realized I won't get to celebrate Mother's Day with Mama this year. It's f... Read more

She's Launched!

Saturday, May 09, 2015      15 comments
watch?v=LN38vED24Eg Yesterday was one of those crystal blue persuasion days and as I came back into the office from the mailbox it struck me - I will be werk werk werkin' so hard this month it mi... Read more

Beck Diet Solution - How I Plan to Use It

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      17 comments

Here it is, May already, and somebody is NOT at her happy weight. She's been close ... less than a pound away ... but she is not there and she's still forking out potential retail therapy dollars to Weight Watchers all because she won't skip a f... Read more

TheBrains Fulfill a Promise

Sunday, May 03, 2015      10 comments

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After 100 Days - A Subjective Assessment

Saturday, April 18, 2015      21 comments

One hundred days ago, in an effort to get back into the work mode after a 2 week vacation, I wrote down a list of 4 things I wanted to do every day. Here's the list: 1. Drink 8 glasses of water 2. Walk the dogs - indoors on rainy days I ... Read more

Missing Mama in the Springtime

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      24 comments

On Easter Sunday we drove to the city to spend it with precious cousins. The day was beautiful, the temperature just right, and the winding drive through Virginia back roads was long enough that once we were into the second hour, Mr and Mrs Chat... Read more

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