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Great Apps for Data Phones
Thursday, January 12, 2012      3 comments

Of course I have the Spark App on my data phone. It is so great when we are traveling, even if my laptop is with us, I can stay up to date on my nutrition, fitness and water with just a few clicks. I have found another free app, that I like ... Read more
I moved a ton today.... literally
Friday, January 06, 2012      4 comments

This story starts in 1976! The state gave away free white pine seedlings in honor of the bicentennial. We had recently moved into our first house and just stuck the seedlings in the ground just behind the house. Our intention was to move the... Read more
Happy New Year
Friday, December 30, 2011      4 comments

Please check out these two sites ... one takes about 4 min. the other about 18. They define my direction for the new year
/owning-pink/... Read more
Laughter, the best medicine
Sunday, December 25, 2011      4 comments

A link between laughter and healthy function of blood vessels was first reported in 2005 by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center with the fact that laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, the endo... Read more
Picture this
Saturday, December 24, 2011      2 comments

A large suburban church. Wonderful music with bell choir, small orchestra. lovely choir. 9 PM Christmas Eve. Gathered with family and friends. End of the service. Church lights are extinguished. Minister lights one candle from the Advent Wr... Read more
Joy vs. Excitement
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      4 comments

I have been reading lots of blogs about the holidays and the worries, concerns and sadness many are experiencing. My brain must have been working on this while I slept because I work up yesterday with two words banging around in my head. Joy a... Read more
Two Great Videos for the Season
Sunday, December 18, 2011      2 comments

Imagine at a School of Business and Management yet! www.carlsonschool.umn.ed
u/holiday11/ Evidently this one was causing traffic problems so the home owner charged by the carload and hired an off duty police officer to ke... Read more
Wonderful Day
Saturday, December 17, 2011      5 comments

This morning, DH and I got up, had our usual breakfast and drove to the university in our home town for the mid-year graduation ceremony. Mauricio, a student athlete from Bolivia graduated today. We have followed his tennis career for 4 years ... Read more
My Inner Pilot Light
Thursday, December 15, 2011      6 comments

I subscribe to a service that sends me a message from my "inner pilot light" 5 days a week. Here's an example of one of the messages. I find them very encouraging. If only you could see what I see, Carol, my sweet. From where I s... Read more
Who are the angels in your life?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      2 comments

I have three great friends whom I met through yoga practice. We get together once or twice a month to meditate, share our lives and deepen our understanding of yoga and the philosophy behind it. We have been together almost two years. Last Ju... Read more
Pics from Fakesgiving
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

This is a brief photo essay of our wonderful weekend of friends, family and food at our third annual Fakesgiving feast. First pic is most of the food minus the 2 pumpkin pies, one pecan pie, one mincemeat pie and one raspberry pie. The second... Read more
Friends Family and Food
Sunday, December 11, 2011      1 comments

You may have seen some status entries for me about Fakesgiving. Here's the story: My DD third year in law school she shared a house with three other people. They decided their parents had cooked lots of Thanksgiving dinners for them and they ... Read more
Changing Attitude
Sunday, December 04, 2011      5 comments

In the past three weeks, we have had to have two different washers installed to get one that works and right now our furnace is on the blink and won't be fixed until Monday morning.... off since Friday morning. I have made some references to th... Read more
Why complex carbohydrates
Monday, November 28, 2011      7 comments

I just brought my bike inside for winter riding on my trainer. When I ride I watch videos from the Teaching Company. Right now I'm watching one on nutrition. Today the topic was carbs. Simple carbs are called mono or disaccharides. These ca... Read more
Thanksgiving - people not food
Thursday, November 24, 2011      3 comments

In just a few minutes we will be leaving my DD's house to go to my DSIL's for a big family gathering for Thanksgiving. I know there is going to be lots of great food, two different turkeys and 2 different stuffings, mashed potatoes my DD made w... Read more

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