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My Dad

Saturday, December 19, 2009      7 comments

My husband & I went out to dinner last night with my dad & his lady friend to celebrate my husband's birthday. I was just thinking about how lucky I am to still be able to do things with my dad. He's 84 years old (he'll be 85 in February on Li... Read more

General thoughts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      1 comments

I love this time of year. There are so many holiday concerts and shows to see - mostly for free at the libraries in my area. I love to hear holiday music or see a holiday play with neighborhood children as the performers. It's such fun to see... Read more

If I won the lottery...

Thursday, December 10, 2009      3 comments

Ever thought about what you would do if you won a huge lottery? I would definitely buy a house - not a mansion, mind you. Just a nice 3 bedroom house with a swimming pool. All my life, I have dreamed of having my own swimming pool that I ... Read more

Blogs, Message Boards, etc.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009      4 comments

What a great place SparkPeople is. I feel like I have made friends with so many people already and I have not even been on SparkPeople that long. It's really great to read blogs because you get such interesting points of view. I enjoy just sk... Read more

Winter wonderland

Monday, December 07, 2009      3 comments

I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland! Snow - probably about 1-2 inches frosting the trees & covering all the ground. I love the first snowfall because it's just so fresh. It gives me a great feeling that I can start all over again. ... Read more

Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 4 of 4)

Saturday, December 05, 2009      3 comments

V – Vet your e-mail If your inbox is constantly clogged, set your e-mail preferences to filter “I can read this later” stuff into its own folders. W – Waste not, want not Kitchen storage doesn’t have to stay in the kitchen: Look for w... Read more

Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 3 of 4)

Friday, December 04, 2009      3 comments

N – Build a household notebook Restyle a 3-ring binder into command central. Divvy it up with tabbed categories such as Contacts, Food and Activities. Then stock it with class phone lists, school lunch schedules, blank calendars and more so ev... Read more

Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 2 of 4)

Thursday, December 03, 2009      4 comments

G – Map your garage Make over a garage-turned-dumping-ground by drawing a map of the space and designating a spot for everything: cars, bikes, camping gear, lawn/garden tools. After you’ve arranged your stuff, post copies of the map on the... Read more

Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 1 of 4)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      9 comments

Keeping your stuff and your life organized can be harder than a college physics exam. But with these savvy tips & tricks, it’s as easy as A-B-C. A – Assign a color scheme Banish cries of “It’s not mine!” by color-coding your kids gear al... Read more

Stay Motivated

Tuesday, December 01, 2009      2 comments

1. Music is key, so blast it when you work out. Listen to your playlist only when you exercise so you’ll look forward to it. 2. Give yourself a no-food reward after a week of eating well & exercise. Get a manicure or buy yourself flowers.... Read more

Healthy Resolutions You’ll Keep

Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

We’ve all made live-healthier declarations at the start of a new year (Exercise every day! No dessert!). Problem is, most of the time, they’re just too grand. The key to making resolutions stick is to take little steps toward your main goal. ... Read more

Christmas Magic

Saturday, November 28, 2009      1 comments

We did our holiday decorating today - that was great fun! The house really looks great. This year, I let my husband do a lot more decorating - I decided that he had some better ideas of where to put things. I was right - the place looks wonde... Read more

The Best Decision Making Tool Ever

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      2 comments

It's called the 10-10-10 rule, from best-selling author Suzy Welch. It's a way to re-think your thinking. What you do is, when faced with any complicated decisions - assess the impact it's have on your life in 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 year... Read more

Too Soon

Monday, November 23, 2009      3 comments

I was walking around my neighborhood yesterday and noticed that many, many houses were already decorated for Christmas. I don't know about any of you, but I feel that it's too soon! I know the stores are blasting us with "pre-Black Friday" sal... Read more

Water Aerobics

Sunday, November 22, 2009      1 comments

Water aerobics are the greatest!! I used to do them all the time - I was even a substitute teacher for awhile - but now I just don't have the money to indulge in classes. I recommend water aerobics for everyone. If you are afraid of the... Read more


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