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How'd I get here anyway??

Thursday, May 27, 2010      1 comments

After reading another Spark blog I started recalling my own childhood influences. My mom liked to cook and bake. We were a meat and potatoes kind of family - lots of beef and chicken. We also grew most of our own produce. We had apples, plum... Read more

Human Garbage Can

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      5 comments

Yuck! I ate some of the left over pizza from Chuck E. Cheese. Now maybe that wouldn't be an awful thing, but since I've now done that for the past three days it is pretty awful. I just can't bring myself to throw away perfectly good food, eve... Read more

So Quiet, Time to Buckle Down

Saturday, May 22, 2010      2 comments

Our daughter's family left early this morning for home. The baby is recovering from her brain surgery and we are so thankful that she is doing as well as she is. Her brothers got her giggling yesterday. That sound was music to our ears. It w... Read more

That Water Thing...

Thursday, May 20, 2010      1 comments

O.k. so here I am wondering once more just why it is that the scale refuses to budge. As I review the food logs I feel pretty proud of myself. I stay pretty much below the target calories. Then I look more closely at the reports and a big oop... Read more

Pain, pain go away!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      2 comments

I've listened far too long to the woeful sobs of my 5 month old granddaughter. I get migraines often and know how much they can hurt. I've had three concussions and know how debilitating they can be and how long the pain can go on. But, I've ... Read more

Stress: Here today gone tomorrow?

Friday, May 14, 2010      3 comments

Our granddaughter is healing a little more each day. Now here eyes are open again after her brain surgery ordeal a week ago. Though I can't remember when last I was so tired, it is a good tired all in all. I help take care of 5 & 7 year old b... Read more

360* Stress

Monday, May 10, 2010      3 comments

My four month old granddaughter underwent very delicate brain/skull surgery three days ago. My daughter's family came to stay with us while the baby is in the hospital and until she is released to return home. This is such a challenging time. ... Read more

A week to Prepare

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      2 comments

I just returned from a rush trip to help my daughter with her family of three children and one husband. My daughter had been in the hospital for the third time in as many weeks due to surgery, kidney stones, lithotripsy, stents put in and stent... Read more

One of those days

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      4 comments

I woke to a smattering of fresh snow. I left the house for a prayer meeting to sunshine and blue skies. I left the church to overcast and drizzle. Those conditions remind me of my own feelings this day. I've been down and up and then down ag... Read more

Another storm or just a little more wind?

Monday, April 12, 2010      2 comments

After a beautiful beginning to the week, I am sad to feel the windstorm today. Perhaps another real storm is on its way. We'll see. But, I'm using the day to get caught up on so many jobs around here. Bills are calling to me, laundry is not ... Read more

Spring is really here!

Saturday, April 10, 2010      4 comments

I can hardly believe that another winter has gone to sleep and spring flowers are raising their lovely heads everywhere I look. This change of season encourages me so much. I know that I can put away my winter wardrobe and begin wearing those ... Read more

Exhausted, but Satisfied

Saturday, April 03, 2010      1 comments

I just spent a week with my daughter's family while she had some surgery. I took care of her three children (7, 5 and 3 months). It seemed I never stopped moving from early morning until late in the evening. Still, it was such fun and so fulf... Read more

Stuck, but hopeful!

Thursday, March 11, 2010      0 comments

My weight has gotten stuck once again. However, being stuck is not necessarily a bad thing for me. I know that I have lost some weight. Success breeds success. I know the weight will start to move down again soon if I keep my resolve. I am ... Read more

One day at a time

Saturday, March 06, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday was not my best day. I didn't meet my nutrition goals and I didn't get in enough exercise. One of the outcomes was an interrupted nights sleep. The result of that has been a lazy morning without my usual energy and enthusiasm. And ... Read more

A New Year???

Thursday, March 04, 2010      1 comments

Well, since I celebrated 37 years of marriage yesterday, I see today as another new year. There have been so many ups and downs, but we have so very much to be thankful for - two beautiful children, two wonderful children-in-law, four adorable ... Read more


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