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Grandparents Class - So Glad I'm Not A Millennial
Sunday, January 15, 2017      16 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
How TheBrains Finish Up 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016      14 comments

emoticon I haven't heard from TheBrains in a long time - in fact, I'd forgotten all about them ... ... Read more
What Makes You Feel Rich?
Saturday, December 10, 2016      18 comments

Of course, it might be nice to actually be rich - but then - maybe not so much. If one is very rich maybe one has go about in protection mode - guarding against those who either want to steal those riches or just plain hate the rich. I wonder if... Read more
Now That's Progress
Saturday, November 26, 2016      9 comments

So here I am on the downside of the feast suddenly realizing I hadn't posted a peep since late October. I hate to repeat a refrain like this but .... it's been another hard month. I am getting so tired of hard months, days, weeks, years even! So... Read more
The Voices of Women
Saturday, October 29, 2016      20 comments

I grew up in an all girl house. My poor daddy had more pink undershirts - which we wore all the time instead of nightgowns, and which were constantly being tossed in the wash with our red clothes and coming out just the right shade of girlie-gir... Read more
A Whole Stack-0-Slack
Saturday, October 15, 2016      17 comments

Wow. When I posted 2 weeks ago about not holding myself to too strict a standard, I thought I'd be getting in some easy cardio exercise while easing myself into strength training again. I know I need to build more muscles and to tighten up some ... Read more
Cutting Myself Some Slack
Sunday, October 02, 2016      12 comments

September was a slug of a month, fitness wise and the next three weeks will be more of the same. I would certainly define myself as someone who love... Read more
Mindless Meandering and a Blingless Chart
Saturday, September 24, 2016      12 comments

My poor chart. I haven't even taken it out of the envelope all week. In fact - I will probably have to hunt for the envelope. TheBirthday consumed the whole week and the computer was insulted and quit working at home. Werk has no respect for bir... Read more
Bling Chart 3 Fat Cells Zero
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      13 comments

I posted another pound down last night at the official WW weigh-in and I give full credit to the Bling Chart. This is impressive considering I don't... Read more
TheBrains Ponder The Efficacy Of Rewards
Friday, September 02, 2016      11 comments

I was talking with someone yesterday about my chart and the bling stickers and how they're helping me when I suddenly realized why I don't respond well to rewards and I am so inspired by glitter bits. Now let's see if I can translate that AhHa s... Read more
TheBrains Make A Chart - and there is some retail therapy
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      14 comments

We did get all that werk done - or at least LeftBrain held us to task and RightBrain cooperated so that we got enough of it done - to earn the fun of making a chart to track those 3 smart goals. LeftBrain devised it and RightBrain created it. Le... Read more
A Fresh Start with TheBrains
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      11 comments

Sweet. Inspired by this SparkPeople Blog www.sparkpeople.com/blog
/blog.asp?post=start_fresh
_for_fall_50_ways_to_turn_
over_a_new_leaf I'm going to set Three New SMART Goals. These will be specific, measurabl... Read more
Embrace The Weirdness
Saturday, August 20, 2016      14 comments

So here I am, staring at the last 2 weeks of August. In 12 days it will be BIRTHDAY MONTH! And not just any birthday but my last birthday as a werkin' girl. Just over a year ago the VRS (that's Virginia Retirement System) sent me a letter saying... Read more
Holla At Your Girl
Saturday, August 06, 2016      16 comments

I bet you have a favorite blogger or three and every day you check to see if she (or he) has posted something. And she does. Or at least, she does often enough that you get so you start your day with her posts. You're always inspired by her. You... Read more

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