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Friday, May 11, 2012      2 comments

Many of us are moms and we certainly all had one. My own mom died ten years ago this month, and I'll miss her everyday until I see her again. My daughter is a mom who will feel bittersweet this Mother's Day because instead of awaiting the arriv... Read more

Struggles and Lessons - this is a tough one...

Saturday, February 25, 2012      0 comments

On Valentine's Day my daughter called to say she had seen the ultrasound and she was carrying a girl...then the bad news - her cervix had started to dilate and she went home to bedrest. I made the 200 mile trip to help her and her husband with ... Read more

It's working for me

Thursday, December 08, 2011      2 comments

My last post was about bah-humbug for Black Friday and let's hear it for Advent. I am pleased to say that a brief non-serious illness gave me a new lease on eating and appreciating. For five days I had no appetite as I fought a stomach bug. I... Read more

December is almost here

Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

Thanksgiving is over for another year and we're knee-deep in Christmas decorations, sales, you know what I'm talking about. I'm trying to focus on my plans for the next month. I'm not a lover of the Christmas hoopla, never do that Black Friday... Read more

Status - Emotional

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      2 comments

I was reminded when I left the 95 degree outdoors to enter the cool of a fabric store that summer is fleeting - they had the fall decorations hanging from hooks. To women of a certain age (60 for me), fleeting becomes racing. My week is encompa... Read more

Just had to share

Monday, March 28, 2011      4 comments

I get email nutrition tips from Real Age, and I read one that sounds simple but it's backed by research. As they put it, if you're standing in front of a window of pastries, make a fist and squeeze...... The physical sensation as well as the m... Read more

Some things are worth repeating

Tuesday, March 08, 2011      3 comments my determination to again log my food so I get a really good look at what I'm eating these days. Tomorrow starts Lent, a time of reflection and renewal for me. Soon it will be official spring, and while the weather may not always coope... Read more

Continuing my trend.......yay!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      2 comments

I just happened to see somewhere that I first joined SP in January '07. I didn't get highly involved until June '08 when I retired but I'm pleased with my progress and that SP is a part of my daily life. Have I lost all the weight I've wanted t... Read more

Holiday Fatigue

Saturday, December 04, 2010      3 comments

It's not what you think - all the running around and shopping and worrying over parties and not having enough time to do what I need to. After all, I'm retired - sooo if I don't have enough time to do it all it's my own fault. I finally woke u... Read more

Smelling the Roses TOO Much

Tuesday, July 27, 2010      5 comments

A Spark People motivation article made me THINK when I got to the end of it and it said - it's okay to smell the roses but don't forget to stay on the path. I sometimes try so hard to relax that it becomes idleness. I struggled for so long wit... Read more

Those Dreaded Back to School Sales

Saturday, July 24, 2010      2 comments

My friends will tell you I'm not a shopper, but from time to time you have to. I leave the AC in my house to get into a 100+ degree car, then into the mall. First thing greeting me are Back-to-School sales signs. It's the one sale most people... Read more

Boy do I want to but I won't.........

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      4 comments

I want to write about how stupid I feel for going on SparkPeople day after day and not losing a pound........but I won't. Instead I'll tell you that I was with a group of friends and they were all talking about how much they don't want to turn ... Read more

Status: Healthy

Saturday, April 17, 2010      3 comments

I really should be happy and excited every day that I can wake up and say Status: Healthy. It is a fine condition to be in and should be enjoyed with the utmost pleasure. All life's other concerns can be handled with so much more ease in this ... Read more

Out of sync for good reason

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      0 comments

Our nephew's memorial service is Friday and since his father has been staying with us, all my energy has gone into seeing that he is feeling comfortable. Our big remodeling project continues, and that keeps us all busy, but I'm easily tired and... Read more

It's a whyday

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      7 comments

We ask the question why? when things happen we don't like. Sometimes we have no answer, sometimes we have too many answers. Yesterday was one of those days. Our nephew Stephen died of a drug overdose. As you can imagine, this did not come ou... Read more

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