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You'll see it's all a show -- keep them laughing when you go!
Sunday, May 21, 2017      6 comments

I had a big audition yesterday. I flubbed the singing, though there was enough there for me to show I can carry a tune and be heard at the back of an auditorium. Meh. I am under no illusions that I am a great singer, just a competent one. ... Read more
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!
Friday, January 20, 2017      9 comments

I took this yesterday on my way home from volunteering at the school library. I caught a lovely little rainbow, didn't I?... Read more
How did I do on my holiday strategy?
Saturday, January 07, 2017      7 comments

ONEKIDSMOM summed it up pretty well: "Balance and planning. I do better with a plan than without one, even if I don't follow it exactly!" I didn't follow my plan exactly, but I did better than I would have done without a plan. I didn'... Read more
You can save lives, please!
Thursday, November 17, 2016      5 comments

A dear friend of mine has her birthday tomorrow. It is a MIRACLE because not long ago she went through a lung transplant that saved her life. In her honor and in honor of all the other people who have been and will be saved through the gen... Read more
Strategies for the holidays
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      9 comments

This is how I plan to avoid weight gain this season and, with diligence, actually lose weight. 1) Plan now. NOW. When I go to a gathering is too late. 2) Eat well and track on days when I am not going to a gathering. Don't buy ... Read more
How not to eat Halloween candy (for me, at any rate)
Monday, October 31, 2016      13 comments

When I was living in other countries, there were usually some neighborhoods in the city where the US people were concentrated. It did not take long, I expect, for the locals in those countries to learn that their kids could get free candy by go... Read more
Just say, "Yes! And. . . "
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      10 comments

We had another fantastic show on Sunday. I love improv. It is having a great effect on several aspects of my life. Here are some of the benefits I've already seen: ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Not carrying THAT any more!
Monday, October 24, 2016      119 comments

My SP coach challenge for today is to translate the weight I have lost into other things to show how far I have already come. Here is about twenty pounds of barbell, cheese, peanut butter, butter, and honey: (two eight-pound barbells) ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Not another false start. At last!
Monday, October 17, 2016      51 comments

Background: I lost 50-60 pounds when I lived in Ecuador. I retired, divorced, kids left for college, moved house in 2013. I ate. I gained back more than I had lost and yes, that's a very short period to have gained so much. As usual, ... Read more
Time for a new doctor.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      10 comments

I have had wonderful NPs and doctors for most of my career. Even living overseas, I felt that I was in good hands. I retired, came here, found a doctor in my insurance network and was ready to work with her as I had with my previous health car... Read more
On being furniture
Sunday, May 22, 2016      6 comments

In spring of 2002, our family adopted two cats. My daughter chose Beck, a tuxedo cat, and my son chose Angel, a black cat. This is the story of Beck. ... Read more
Three successes!
Saturday, April 09, 2016      5 comments

The WooHoo jar lounge group focuses on reminding ourselves of the positive things we do. Heck, we all KNOW what we're doing wrong and beat ourselves up for it all the time. Today, I am posting three things I've done recently that are good for ... Read more
Just wing it
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      6 comments

What has been happening? Nutshell since last blog: Dating: The guy I met in the city and I had two dates. No spark there, so that's fine. We tried. Then I met another man I've been seeing from time to time. I'm not in love and I'... Read more
I don't like reality sometimes.
Saturday, April 18, 2015      8 comments

I'm starting to get out there to try to meet people. I'm on a couple of on line dating sites. I try very hard to be honest because I'm tired of not getting second dates. If they don't like me as I am, then let's not even get started, right? ... Read more
You are not alone
Saturday, February 21, 2015      8 comments

And neither am I! The SP team for my area has been inactive for a very long time. I finally broke down and decided to offer to lead the team figuring I couldn't do any damage to it. There are thousands of members, yet no activity on the... Read more

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