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After 100 Days - A Subjective Assessment

Saturday, April 18, 2015      16 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

Got the Low Down Blues

Saturday, March 28, 2015      21 comments
watch?v=wjXF_EZugEY At least, I had them this week - those mean old misr'y lovin' low down blues. And I got to thinking about them - about where they come from - not the sadness blues that come ... Read more

75 Days Does Not A Habit Make

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      20 comments

March is a tricky time of year. Not only can you go from snow to snowdrops in a single day but there is a sneaky allergen that blows in with the March winds. With almost nothing yet in bloom, except, perhaps some very tall trees, I don't know wh... Read more

Occasional? Treat? Enough? What does it all mean?

Sunday, March 08, 2015      26 comments

Have you ever noticed how many dessert recipes there are in the diet world? Even here on SparkPeople, there's a dessert recipe every week. And it's not just poached pears with a sprinkle of cinnamon. It's Luck 'O the Irish Bundt cake. And if yo... Read more

Getting Around to Those Goals - with a little help from TheBrains

Thursday, March 05, 2015      15 comments

The earliest recording of a new year celebration is believed to have been in Mesopotamia, c. 2000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March. Read more: A History of the New Year Read more

But You've Always Been Skinny

Monday, February 09, 2015      19 comments

I have lived in the same place since 1975. I've had the same job since 1978 - and it's a job where I am often behind a counter that people approach to ask for assistance. In short - I have been here a long time. You'd think all these people wh... Read more

All About Da Plan - a confession

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      15 comments

So - my experiment with weekly meal planning is in it's 3rd week and I've already strayed from that plan twice. No - 3 times! But Wait! This is not a prison schedule. It's a PLAN - something I have invented out of my own brain, kitche... Read more

A Weekly Menu - a Paean to Planning

Saturday, January 17, 2015      10 comments

I am actually a pretty good planner. I'm not always such a good do-er but I sure can make me some plans. But one area where I am Not So Good At Planning is making a weekly menu. In fact, I'm usually somewhat truculently resistant to weekly menu... Read more

Before and After shots

Sunday, January 11, 2015      22 comments

Psyche! Fooled ya, didn't I? I bet you thought you'd see me in a cover-up dress and the... Read more

Beck Beck Beck away at the problem.

Saturday, January 10, 2015      15 comments

It seems like the diet and fitness world is full of Becks. There is my own favorite Martha Beck who wrote both The Joy Diet and The 4-Day win. There is Judith Beck who wrote The Beck Diet Solution, and now I discover there is Billy Beck III who ... Read more

My 4-Step Spark Streak

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      15 comments

I love me some lists. I love lists of Things To Do (TTD lists) I love Charles Schwab lists. That's something I blogged about in 2012. I just love lists. And I tend to make long ones and do some of them and not others and that's alright if that'... Read more

Being At Goal - an ENFP's perspective

Sunday, January 04, 2015      7 comments

Did you ever take the Myers Briggs Personality Inventory? Do you know how you scored? Have you ever even heard of it? Here's a link:
basics/ And here's a quo... Read more

Green Drink - another Mama Christmas Memory

Sunday, December 21, 2014      14 comments

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. .......... Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 You may ... Read more

Real Gifts - More Mama Christmas Memories

Sunday, December 14, 2014      15 comments

I'm all through with dootiful activities for the year and this is giving me time to sink indulgently into Christmas Brain - which, this year, includes More Mama Christmas Memories. I am one of those disgustingly cheerful Christmas celebrants w... Read more

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