"Scale Back Alabama" is starting again this year. My department at work needed one more member for their team, so I joined. We weigh in Jan 25th and the goal is for each team member (there are 4 per team) to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. We mus... Read more
My Greatest Prize
It seems as each year ends,
I look back and think of my friends,
What I did right what I did wrong,
Who came into my life and who is gone.
But every year there are those who remain,
Looking only for friendship... Read more
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live ... Read more
Here is my "big picture" so far:
Cycle 2000 miles (37 per week average)
Walk 540 miles (10 per week)
Lose 20 pounds by June and maintain
Finish painting my house
Decorate the living/dining room
Master my new mid-arm and quilt fram... Read more
I am home from work, had a great day today. Not busy, not rushed, very pleasant for a change. What a great way to end the year. Dad is home from the hospital (had his appendix out yesterday morning) and doing well. Tomorrow I will work agai... Read more
My dad is known for passing along, shall we say "interesting" e-mails. I got this one today and thought I would share.
WHY MEN ARE NEVER DEPRESSED:
Men Are Just Happier People .
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
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Yesterday began the 2nd annual Pinhoti 100 run. www.pinhoti100.com/ DH and I work aid station 17 at the 89.6 mile mark which is on a dirt woods road near a small church. We have a wonderful time and all (most) of the runners... Read more
Today was DH's annual family reunion at our house. This year the yard is flooded in places and it was quite chilly. But we were up at 5 to put the turkeys in the smoker and get things started. We had a total of 31 who made it this year, some ... Read more
The car is packed, the snacks are made, everything is ready to go. Early in the morning I will get up and head to NC for the 3rd annual quilt retreat at Camp Cheerio. We are a group of online quilters who had never met until 2007 when we decid... Read more
When I woke up yesterday I found the ear piece of my glasses sitting is a very unusual and unnatural position. So, since it has been over 2 years since I had an exam, I called and made an appointment for this morning. She must have put extra d... Read more
Friday was our last day in Seattle. We went back to the Space Needle and toured the EMP (Experience Music Project) and Science Fiction Museums. DD was amazed at how old some of the music she loves really is. The SciFi museum is really great. ... Read more
MIL was still not feeling well, so we had another easy day. DH's cousin gave us a tour of his university (Northwestern). We had the dean of the new nursing school show us around their brand new building (MIL was a nurse for 45 years). It is a... Read more
Here is the 3rd day of our vacation, which keeps improving. MIL is getting tired so we are slowing down a bit. It was supposed to rain (surprising?) so we drove downtown to Ride the Duck. What is a duck? It is a WW2 amphibious vehicle. When... Read more