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Dear Spark People,
Dear Spark People,
I am in the process of re-evaluating my priorities. Spark People is high on my priority list, but I need to redefine my relationship to the program.
My cholesterol has gone down 40 points to high normal, weight has gone d... Read more
Camping with Yogi
Every year, Daisy and I meet my daughter and granddaughters at Jellystone Park to camp with Yogi Bear and all his pals. This picture is from last year, but could be from any... Read more
An exercise tail
In an effort to change up my exercise routine, I have decided to do strength 5 days a week alternating upper body, lower body and core, so that I don't do the same one day after day.
Today was advanced Ball Workout for the core. This is th... Read more
Some thoughts on motherhood
Two momma gnus were at a playdate with their young gnus.
Baby gnu number one continually grabbed toys away from baby gnu number two.
Momma gnu number two finally reached her breaking point, grabbed baby gnu number one and spanked him v... Read more
Since I have to drive approximately 30 miles to do any serious shopping, I try to cluster my trips. Today I needed a weed whacker thingie from Menards because my old one finally died and the edges of the yard are starting to look nasty! I need... Read more
I Love Spark People
Finally got the call from my doctor's office! Cholesterol is down 40 points. At 225, it's in the slightl... Read more
Tomorrow I have my semi-annual appointment with my doctor. My cholesterol will be checked. I am anxious to find out what 6 months of eating healthy, lots of exercise, 22 pounds lost have done for it! If there is no change and I have to start ... Read more
Reflections on the past 12 days
You know what? We really can live without all that stuff! Daisy dog and I survived in a little pop up camper for 12 days. Now, I do have to admit that we had a small electric refrigerator,an electric coffee pot, an electric griddle, a microwa... Read more
After another thunderstorm this morning,
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Lessons to live by
My daughter e-mailed this to me. I admit that I had to do some editing and some had to be eliminated, so that I don't get banned from posting on Spark people. Hope you enjoy these anyway!
1. Do not walk behind me, f... Read more
A Book Tail!
Daisy sure knows how to enjoy a good book!
And here's a sunset we saw a couple of nights ago!
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In case anyone thought I have floated away, thought I would give a quick update!
The water has receded most of the way back into the river banks. There is only one sump pump running in the basement and it is showing some signs of drying up... Read more
Flood - Day 6 random thoughts
The boil water order has been lifted, so that's a plus. Met with the flood insurance adjustor-they are remarkably efficent at responding to claims. He believes a new furnace will have to be installed, so I contacted furnace guy to get a quote ... Read more
Flood - Day 4
I had not intended to blog today, but I just had the most amazing meal. Actually, it was very simple, but tasted so good to me. Grilled chicken breast with asparagus and green beans marinated in garlic powder and olive oil and then grilled and... Read more