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Who let all those d#$% chickens in?

Friday, January 02, 2015      9 comments

Ah! It appears they’ve just come home to roost. Twelve pounds of them. Today I stepped on the scale with the determination to begin again. You see, I knew that the weigh in wouldn’t be good news. I just wasn’t sure how bad the news would be... Read more

Birth of a baby alpaca

Wednesday, July 02, 2014      13 comments

Last week when I was in Oregon, I had the most fantastic experience. My friend (who has a serious yarn addiction) and I were driving from Hood River to Mt. Hood and just had to detour to follow some signs for an alpaca farm with yarn for sale. ... Read more

Two Year Sparkaversary

Friday, May 30, 2014      12 comments

Today marks the end of my second year on SparkPeople, and I can't believe the progress I've made! The first year I surpassed my original goal of losing 57 pounds by losing 61 instead. During my second year I lost another 11 pounds by the end o... Read more

Just for laughs - perspectives on aging

Sunday, December 22, 2013      10 comments

These were sent to me by a friend. Just had to pass them on. Enjoy! Statistics show that at the age of seventy, there are five women to every man. Isn't that an ironic time for a guy to get those odds? Middle age is when it takes lon... Read more

Poisoned! A precautionary tale

Sunday, December 01, 2013      8 comments

I had a bad night on Friday, and an even worse day on Saturday. I literally felt as though someone had pummeled me in the stomach. Because I felt so bad, I got little sleep on Friday night, and when I got up on Saturday, I had no appetite at a... Read more

Muffin Top

Friday, September 13, 2013      13 comments

A Spark friend commented the other day that she was beginning to lose her muffin top. I came to a realization today as I looked at myself in the mirror. With the natural migration of body parts southward over time (especially the wobbly bits),... Read more

My Best Year

Thursday, May 30, 2013      15 comments

Last year, something drastic changed for me. I wish I could say exactly when that was. No lightning bolts struck, no angels descended from a cloud with prophetic announcements, nothing so easy to point to and declare – that’s it! That’s the m... Read more

Look for the Helpers

Tuesday, April 16, 2013      5 comments

I heard this on NPR this morning and was very moved by it. Apparently Mr. Rogers told this story on his children’s TV program. He said that when he was young, his mother told him that when bad things happen, he should always look for the helpe... Read more

Ahoy there, Matey!

Monday, April 01, 2013      8 comments

I had a very strange and interesting experience this morning, one that I hope not to repeat any time soon. I’ve been suffering from a head cold for over a week now, and when the alarm went off this morning I spent a few minutes imagining severa... Read more

How I Learned to Love St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 11, 2013      6 comments

Holidays are always about food. Oh, we say they’re about something else, but mainly they’re an excuse to get together with family and friends and gorge. In the US, St. Patrick’s day is about food, too, and green beer. If you’re not from the U... Read more