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Calculated a favorite family recipe

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      0 comments

Decided to have lamb stew for supper. Had to measure.... never had done that before... to then use recipe calculator to see if I had enough calories left. I did and the stew is waiting for me now. Check it out... Lamb Stew like Moms.... Read more

Busy Day

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      0 comments

I am now over five weeks away from my tummy tuck surgery and back to my regular schedule which includes teaching a 6:30 AM yoga class on Tuesdays. It's been over 5 weeks since my alarm went off at 5:30 and I have felt it late this afternoon. ... Read more

Wish I could capture the magic

Monday, October 18, 2010      5 comments

This past weekend DH and I attended his 45th college reunion. I attended the same college two years behind him. In fact we met only 6 weeks before he graduated. The weekend was magic and I can't quite figure why or how to explain it. Weather... Read more

Laughing

Sunday, October 17, 2010      1 comments

We did lots of smiling and laughing this weekend at Dh's 45th college reunion. It reminded me of the power of laughter. I am a trained laughter yoga teacher.... yes there really is such a thing. Google laughter yoga and enjoy watching the You... Read more

The Power of Community

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      3 comments

I have been glued to my TV for most of the last 24 hours watching the miracle of the mine rescue in Chile. As i listened I realized something about the importance and value of community for us as humans. Those 33 men were not just 33 individua... Read more

A Real Shower

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      0 comments

Remember that song from your childhood: "Playmate, come out and play with me and bring your dollies three. Climb up my apple tree. Holler down my rain barrel. Slide down my cellar door and we'll be jolly friends forever more." I remember my... Read more

Healthy, terrific breakfast at a Bakery

Monday, October 11, 2010      1 comments

Every once in a while, the women from my Monday morning yoga class go out for breakfast after. We usually to to this wonderful cafe that has the most delicious oatmeal cooked in chai tea without sugar, It is soooo good. This morning someone s... Read more

Taking care of myself

Sunday, October 10, 2010      0 comments

Friday was 4 weeks from the date of my surgery and on Tuesday the doctor gave me the okay to do anything I wanted physically. Yesterday we had a wonderfully busy day.... an 90 minute bike ride in the morning (first time on my bike in 5 weeks),... Read more

Yoga, religion and self-care

Friday, October 08, 2010      3 comments

There was are article in the front section of our newspaper that reported a Baptist minister had written an essay on line indicating that Christians should not do yoga, that the exercise and meditation was not a way to God and that yoga was a re... Read more

Vacations can be healthy

Thursday, October 07, 2010      0 comments

Good afternoon. I missed Spark the two days i was away from my computer, mostly I wished all of you could have been along. We had lovely weather (low to mid 70's, bright sunshine and cloudless sky.) The B & B we stayed at was lovely...she had ... Read more

Hurray, Yoga again.

Monday, October 04, 2010      3 comments

First I have to admit, I am not a good patient. I don't seen my surgeon until tomorrow for my 3-4 week follow up to my tummy tuck. But all the stuff I read both from the doctor and from the web said I could start "normal" activities after 3 to... Read more

Absence from Spark worries

Sunday, October 03, 2010      7 comments

I have been worried because I am going to miss a couple days on Spark this week. We decided yesterday to go on a Fall Color tour in Northeast Iowa on Tuesday and Wednesday. While we are staying at a B & B with Wi-Fi, I have decided this trip ... Read more

Change to weight ticker

Saturday, October 02, 2010      4 comments

I reached that weight of 125 once last summer. Most of the time I waver between 128 and 127. With my tummy tuck I have weighed in at 126. DH and I have quite a discussion about weight when I shared that number with him He has loved the weigh... Read more

Lack of Patience

Friday, October 01, 2010      5 comments

It has been exactly three weeks since my tummy tuck. I think that my tummy looks really good, but I still can't do anything physical but walk. I know walking on a beautiful fall day should be inspiring, but all I could think about what I could... Read more

A Rare Day

Thursday, September 30, 2010      1 comments

My Dad always used to quote from James Russel Lowell's "The Vision of Sir Launfal" in the spring ... "and what is so rare as a day in June." Well, I would like to alter that. What is so rare as a perfect fall day. We had one here today and w... Read more


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