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Remembering when it all began...

Thursday, March 10, 2011      3 comments

"Fatso", "Chubby", "Fatty", "Waddles" -- Those were the most common names that the mean kids called me when I was a little girl. Even my parents called me chubby as they continually loaded my plate with very unhealthy fare and told me to clean... Read more

Spark Friends are the Best!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      2 comments

Every time I feel the least bit down and turn to blog or read from others at SP I am so encouraged. emoticon You gi... Read more

This Week is All Mine!

Monday, February 14, 2011      4 comments

emoticonI just dropped my DH at the airport and he will not get to be back until a week from today. As much as I w... Read more

Life is Good

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      6 comments

I'm putting many of my stressors behind me and choosing to have joy in my life today. I catch myself in negative self talk and immediately go somewhere else in my mind. After all, I have myriad wonderful memories and so many and varied success... Read more

A New Year, A New Plan...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      3 comments

I spent two weeks caring form my 96 year old mother who was recovering from a fall in mid-December. Those weeks began Christmas afternoon after a very full flurry of activity here which included a move, hosting holiday dinner parties for Thank... Read more

Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24, 2010      3 comments

It is early on Christmas Eve. I treasure the quiet as I await the sound of little feet and sweet voice of my two-year-old granddaughter, Emily, here with her parents for Christmas. It has been a wonderful week sharing our new little condo and ... Read more

Magic and Misery

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      4 comments

I love this time of year. It certainly feels that there is magic in the air. This week my husband is home from work, our son's family - including 2-year-old Emily - is visiting for the first time in 13 months and my son-in-law closed his pract... Read more

Checking off those tasks one item at a time

Thursday, December 16, 2010      5 comments

I started this month with a long list of things that must get done before my son's family arrives Saturday. Well, little by little that list is dwindling. Christmas is wrapped and under the tree, in the mail and or hidden for Santa to deal wit... Read more

Alone Again

Sunday, December 05, 2010      6 comments

Later today my husband has to head out of town for a few days. It's the first time since we moved two months ago that I'll be alone in the new condo. The anticipation feels strange. I don't like it very much when he's away, but it does give m... Read more

What a Difference a Year Makes!

Thursday, December 02, 2010      2 comments

Last year at this time we were terrified and hopeful about our newest grand child about to come into the world. As it happened she was born with craniosynistosis and had to have major surgery cutting her little skull to ribbons and spacers ins... Read more

So Thankful that I Can Make a Healthier Feast

Thursday, November 25, 2010      1 comments

Today I will enjoy every bite I put into my mouth. Some of them will be fully traditional recipes and some will be reduced fat, reduced sugar variations. But, whatever I choose to eat I will enjoy. I am so thankful that I can make good choice... Read more

Countdown Has Begun!

Monday, November 15, 2010      1 comments

The holidays are looming large before me now. It all seems to start this week. I'm hosting a surprise birthday party Friday for about 50 people. Saturday is our annual church soup cook-off. Then it's Thanksgiving and finishing the last of th... Read more

Too much fatigue equals too many mistakes!

Friday, November 05, 2010      3 comments

One morning two weeks agoI woke up eager to start the day of organizing our new place. But, first I thought I should go get the mail from the day before so I grabbed keys and went down to our lobby. When I got back to my floor I realized I had... Read more

Move It, Move It, Move It!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      5 comments

After our recent move, mind you we still have some settling in to do, I noticed my clothes started to fit differently and I got into a size I hadn't worn in quite sometime. Read more

Sign of Success

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      5 comments

emoticonHappily, that scale indicates that the weight is slowly coming off. Read more


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