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Okay, so what if they don't miss me?
Friday, November 05, 2010      11 comments

What if, while I am in Taiwan, my family doesn't miss me? And by that, I mean what if they don't miss all of the things that I do for them that seem to go unnoticed. What if they don't notice the sink is cleaned out? What if they don't... Read more
Thanksgiving is when???
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      9 comments

Today at work, I sat with a few of the guys that I work with. Somehow we started talking about the holidays and the plans that everyone had for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Sometime during that conversation, I realized that I come bac... Read more
That took long enough!!
Friday, October 29, 2010      6 comments

Blood work and vaccinations on Monday (seven needle pricks in all - and yes, I was counting!). Son stayed home Monday and Tuesday with a cough/general blech feeling. Taxed immune system + sick boy = Mom not feeling so well. All of that ... Read more
No one told me there would be shots!!!
Monday, October 25, 2010      12 comments

Dang it all anyway! As part of my readiness to go to Taiwan next month, I had a "travel checkup" today. The appointment was paid for by my company and that's about the only good thing that came out of it! LOL! I talked to the doctor a li... Read more
Rainy Sunday and ham and egg cups
Sunday, October 24, 2010      11 comments

It has been raining pretty steady since some time last night. We haven't had much rain, so this is a nice change. And, I've been using the rain as an excuse to do a whole lotta nothin'! After we took Scooby for a haircut, we came home, at... Read more
Random thoughts or is it just ranting?
Saturday, October 23, 2010      10 comments

A busy day today. Up early to take Scooby for a rabies shot. They asked me to bring a stool sample (ick!) and I forgot. Luckily (?) Scooby dropped a biscuit right outside their door. Okay, he dropped like five biscuits and he walked about 8"... Read more
Top ten things I did/do to stay on track, even when busy
Thursday, October 21, 2010      11 comments

My Spark Friend (JUNIAATROME) asked me what are the top ten things I did during my busiest days to keep on the healthy road I'd started down. After I answered her, I decided that this would make a good blog subject. If nothing else, it reminds... Read more
Gratitude and great clothes
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      6 comments

First and foremost...THANK YOU!!!!! Thank you to each of you for the well wishes on both hitting my goal weight and being voted a motivator. I really appreciate all of the support I get from everyone here at Spark! And, in case you were wonde... Read more
I'm sorry...what did that say?
Monday, October 18, 2010      16 comments

One of the things I try to do each night is go through my e-mails and get caught up on my Spark friends and teams. I reply to some of the threads I've subscribed to. I read blogs (and comment as needed. ... Read more
I'm at goal!! I'm really there!!!
Sunday, October 17, 2010      21 comments

Woo Hoo!!!! After six months (or more!) of being within five pounds of my 128 pound goal, the scale finally rewarded me with that magical number! ... Read more
Day off, but getting up at what time?
Thursday, October 14, 2010      13 comments

I am taking tomorrow (today if you're reading this on Friday!) off from work. I am going to use the day to go shopping for at least one pair of dress pants, one pair of comfy wedge dressy heels (yes, I hear those do exist), possibly a pair of c... Read more
Six hours travel for how much playtime?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      12 comments

Just got the schedule for my son's last football game of the season. We are traveling to Wood River, a town three hours away. Assuming there is no construction. Do you know how long three hours is? In a car? Dang! LOL! And, to top it ... Read more
Excellent planner or slightly obsessive?
Friday, October 08, 2010      17 comments

Or really obsessive? LOL! I'm leaving for a little over a month. I have been checking websites for information on Taiwan, including weather, culture, geographic location, sights to see, etc. I'm making lists of the thin... Read more
Dagnabbing lying piece of technology!!!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      11 comments

If you've read my blog in the last couple of days, you'll know that I got a new Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) on Sunday. Monday, I couldn't seem to push the buttons correctly to make it work. I'm blaming it on lack of caffeine and sunshin... Read more
Monday, October 04, 2010      13 comments

If you read my blog yesterday, you know that I got a new HRM. And, as you probably already know, I am not a morning exercising kind of person. I don't get up in the morning to exercise unless I know my friend will be at the gym to greet me. W... Read more

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