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Heading Across the Pond!
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      7 comments

Just a quick update. My mother-in-law is recovering, slowly, from her pancreatic cancer surgery. They did find cancer in 3 of 9 lymph nodes, so she is facing chemotherapy once she is healed. It's been a very up-and-down ride and I'm sure that... Read more
So Much.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      11 comments

I see it has been a long time since I wrote a blog. It's been a stressful time. My husband's mother, Geneva, has been in the hospital for two weeks. During the first week, she was here in our small local hospital while tests were conducted an... Read more
Bright and Cheery!
Monday, March 21, 2016      11 comments

Last week I was feeling really stressed out and overcommitted. Rick really made my day by surprising me with these bright, cheery flowers! Anot... Read more
Aging Gracefully
Thursday, March 10, 2016      12 comments

Inspired by my friend CLAIREINPARIS, who does beautiful photo blogs of her hikes, and my friend SMILINGTREE, who always includes a fun picture in her blogs, I am including a photo I took this morning while on my run. It was a beautiful, wa... Read more
Sweet Season
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      12 comments

My birthday is six days before Valentine's Day. The cake! The chocolates! The dinners out! Yes, this is traditionally a time of indulgence for me, and this year was no exception. My daughter made my favorite Italian Cream Cake. It is ... Read more
Saturday, January 30, 2016      9 comments

My word for February is going to be determination. I am determined to stop messing around, grazing, cheating, and generally being a constantly-nibbling sloth. What has caused this awakening? My monthly weigh-in. It was as I expected. In... Read more
Thursday, January 14, 2016      11 comments

All of my life, I think the emotion that I have hated the most and felt the most keenly is regret. I can even remember being a young child and feeling this horrible feeling that I had messed up and that it was absolutely irreparable...there was... Read more
Wrapping Up 2015 and Looking Ahead
Saturday, January 02, 2016      7 comments

Since joining SparkPeople, I don't do New Year's Resolutions, but I do like to set a few overall goals for the year which I post on my Spark Page so that I am reminded of them often. Here were my goals for 2015: ~Maintain within 3 poun... Read more
Getting To Know Me
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      4 comments

Borrowed this from a Spark Friend, just for fun! 1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:20 am 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Last Hunger Games movie. It was pretty good and followed the book, which I appreciate.... Read more
The Secret to Weight Loss Success
Monday, December 14, 2015      12 comments

This week I reached a number that, at one time, would have seemed like an impossible dream--100,000 fitness minutes on Spark! That's almost 70 24-hours days spent doing intentional fitness--running, hiking, biking, and circuit training. I don'... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Milestone is Coming...I Need Help!
Monday, December 07, 2015      40 comments

I am editing this blog entry because I wrote it in a big hurry and made a big mistake! I said I was about to reach 10,000 fitness minutes, when what I meant was 100,000 minutes!!! A big difference! ... Read more
You Can't Take It With You
Thursday, November 19, 2015      7 comments

James is now a college grad, living and working on his own. He decided he needed to meet some people in his new town of Lincoln, Nebraska, so he tr... Read more
The Domino Effect
Friday, October 30, 2015      8 comments

I have been in a pretty serious slump lately, and I don't really know why. One of my smart Sparkfriends suggested it might be the time of year, and I think she's right. Although autumn can be a beautiful time, it's also a bit sad because it ma... Read more
Doing What I Need To Do
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      5 comments

Well, we're halfway through September and I haven't done nearly as well as I had hoped. I only weigh once a month but I feel that I'm lucky to be maintaining. I highly doubt I've lost any weight this month. Seems like there's a lot goin... Read more
Check Out My Adorable Nephew!
Monday, August 17, 2015      8 comments

A quick update. I miss blogging and I'm going to try to get back to it again! It's been a transitional summer in a lot of ways. James finished his grad classes at Indiana University and was job hunting for several months. He decided to t... Read more

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