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Faith of a mustard seed . . . and entering the battle in disguise
I love strolling along the waterfront and enjoy carrying a camera just incase that photo opp becomes available. While walking along the Osaugie Trail along Lake Superior, I came upon a seed pod beginning to release its seeds, ready to be eaten ... Read more
. . . So one’s life reflects the heart!
Being attuned to Mother Nature is often when I enjoy the power of God’s beautiful creation the most. I am fortunate, in that I find something to see joy in every day.
Today I enjoyed a veggie buffet at the local Thai restaurant with a goo... Read more
All in due season
Just a couple weeks ago, I was shelling on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.
Two days later, Lake Superior was truly in a beautiful turmoil. I can appreciate that ... Read more
Nearing the End of Winter . . . In style, naturally!
Whether it be winter ending or spring beginning, there is joy in God’s beautiful creation. Here are a couple sights I came across while walking on a trail along Lake Superior. One is an end of the line for this railroad track while another is ... Read more
“Mingle, Mingle” . . . A fun “That Girl” line repeated at a reception
It's been a while since I've written here. The good news, is that my March goals seem to be right in line with where I need them to be with the exception of one goal, which simply wasn't that high a priority: enjoying a movie in the theatre. I... Read more
WooHoo! . . . Onion rings and Prime Rib . . . Yum!
Being mindful is instrumental in obtaining success when making plans to dine at a supper club. I saved myself quite reasonable throughout the day, ate well, and left room for an order of onion rings (shared with four people) and petite (6 oz) p... Read more
Eating outside the norm to enjoy an occasional favorite!
This was a day of splurges outside my normal range. My Weight Watcher instructor's spiel was about the importance of how this weight loss journey must incorporate our favorite foods if we are to be successful in keeping the weight off. Sure, S... Read more
No Burrowing for me today! . . . A look at our resident owl.
My home away from home in Florida happens to be home to the largest population of the Florida species of the Burrowing Owl in the world. Due to habitat destruction, their nesting locations are being lost. Residents of the City are encouraged to ... Read more
Six Word Success Story: Eating within range while enjoying weaknesses!
I made all seven nutrients (calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium) again today . . . yet my good friend and wonderful guest made something that would normally be such a great weakness of mine a few days ago: fresh bak... Read more
The Call of the African Drums!
Ndakhte Ndiaye (below, left) grew up in Senegal Africa and teaches several African Drum classes each week on Pine Island. Her partner is responsible for the gourmet dinners we all enjoy after class. Ndakhte also invited several of her students... Read more
Love is a hug, hug!
Love is endless. I like to think of love as how we treat others, as well as ourselves. For SparkPeople, an element of love is readily measured by the way we meet our goals. After my weigh-in this morning I am now 79 pounds down and have 21 po... Read more
Lesson learned: Keep the garage door closed
Turns out we can't leave the garage door open for even a few hours . . . we seem to have a pair of mourning doves who have adopted our residence. Fortunately, we were able to move the nest before she laid her eggs.
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Small Successes are Huge!
It was another beautiful day in Paradise today as we picked up our Best People (Best Man and Best Woman from nearly 24 years ago) at the airport and basked in the beautiful sunshine of our piece of paradise. While we readied our place to receiv... Read more
Yummy Veggies . . . Couldn't ask for a nicer Living the Good Life Challenge!
I began this challenge week as if this were a “freggie” bonus . . . seems I need to listen/read a little better! On Saturday morning, I cut up a fresh pineapple (Yum!), ate two servings (228 grams/8 oz) and made hashbrowns out of a double serv... Read more
There is such beauty in the fields
Just as SparkPeople and our great teams, friends, and challenges keep us heading in the right direction, I so enjoyed looking back on some of my recent photos, some of which I took with my local church’s photography club. I have Bayside’s InFoc... Read more