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Valentines Prep

Monday, February 13, 2012      2 comments

I just have to say--caramelizing onions takes forever. The recipe claims I can do it in 50 minutes and not to skimp--but I've been at it for an hour and a half now, and they aren't ready yet. I'm actually making French Onion Soup (based on... Read more

That long?

Friday, February 10, 2012      2 comments

I'm surprised at how long it's been since I posted. I could blame Facebook, but that's hardly fair. Anyway, I'm still trying. I just started some physical therapy since my knee has been bugging me. It's been a nagging annoyance for years,... Read more

Spotty but working on it

Thursday, January 12, 2012      2 comments

I haven't been very good over the holidays, but I am getting better. :) I've done yoga and weights today, as well as the bike yesterday. Hubby and I have been very good about walking every weekend--usually a couple of miles, although we ha... Read more

Keeping with it so far

Thursday, October 27, 2011      1 comments

I've done both strength training and more biking! Plus, I'm getting in the basic yoga routine after, for a stretching regimen as well. I can already feel the flexibility coming back, if only slightly. I'm not doing so well on eating right--I ... Read more

Back to Basics

Friday, October 21, 2011      1 comments

I need to get focused, as I've been saying on this blog, very intermittently, for over a year now. So, today I did three key things: 1) Rode the bike! 45 minutes, and 12.6 miles from Bag End. 2) Yoga! Back to the beginning of the yoga ... Read more

Of wild critters

Sunday, May 22, 2011      0 comments

So, I changed my status today to mention the rattlesnake. That critter was only one of several recent encounters--all thrilling in one way or another, and so far all with happy endings. First, the snake. Here's what they look like: Read more

Got into the Garden

Sunday, February 27, 2011      2 comments

Hubby has low vitamin D and wanted to get out in the sun on this unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon. I have been itching to get into the garden like nobody's business for the last couple of weeks--probably because I don't think I'm going to get... Read more

maintaining?

Saturday, February 26, 2011      1 comments

So, I have yet to actually get back on track as far as keeping up with my food and exercising. That's the bad news. Oh--and that I developed a nasty head cold yesterday, to go on top of my sprained ankle from slipping on the stairs last week! ... Read more

The next step in organizing....

Sunday, January 16, 2011      1 comments

Is to start up the blog again. So, a brief statement of how I've done this week. Surprisingly, when I went to update my stats for the first time since August, I learned that I actually have lost quite a bit of weight, and several inches. ... Read more

The world of the overwhelmed....

Saturday, September 11, 2010      4 comments

You know, I always overcommit myself. Like now--I've got a really heavy teaching load (lots of sections, though only one prep). Guess what I'm doing this weekend? Commenting on 90 papers with US Open tennis on in the background. Even wit... Read more

back from the homefront

Monday, June 21, 2010      4 comments

Last week I went to visit family and friends back in Indiana. Two days of driving, not to mention all the running around we did, was a lot, but worth it to see everyone. We didn't make it back last Christmas, which turned out to be horribly de... Read more

sticking to small goals

Saturday, June 05, 2010      4 comments

Another day, another 8 cups of water. I spent the last two days mowing my enormous yard (a three-hour saga for the whole thing--I broke it up cause its a sticky 90 degrees and I don't want heat stroke). Just finished the dumbbell workout for t... Read more

A small triumph

Thursday, June 03, 2010      3 comments

Blogging several days running! Woohoo. So, I did the monthly fitness tests today--and they were all worse than last time (about 6 weeks ago). However, this is also the first time I really did them with a stopwatch (as opposed to my analog... Read more

new resolutions

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      1 comments

I need to get myself together, including back on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon. So, I'm making a few resolutions (nothing too big to start with). 1) Be active on SP daily (that means more than email points and spinning the wheel). 2) D... Read more

The answer to that last question was....

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      2 comments

Apparently not! I'll try to be better this summer. So, I decided to answer the questions at piratequiz.com for not much reason. Apparently, I am Mad Mary Flint. "Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a littl... Read more


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