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Evaluation of my 17 Things to do in 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017      33 comments

1. My first goal was to read 17 New books. I read 34! 2. My goal was to try 1 New recipe a month. I tried 9 New recipes! 3. My goal was to go see The Nutcracker. Didn't. 4. My goal was to lose 17 pounds. I lost 28 pounds!! Woot!! 5. Take... Read more
Little Red Hats
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      25 comments

I'm still not able to sit at the computer, but I can get some things done on my Kindle and on my phone. I have an app on my phone called Flipboard, which you can customize to get news articles about the things you're interested in. One of my cat... Read more
Surgery Update
Saturday, September 30, 2017      29 comments

I had my long awaited neck surgery on Friday, September 8th. I had to be at the hospital at 7:30, and arrived at 7:40. Filled out yet more paperwork, and was taken in the prep room by 8:30. Gained and scuppered, warm blanket, and waiting. Had 2 ... Read more
Averages 4
Sunday, August 27, 2017      18 comments

I keep track of my calories, carbs, fat, protein, fiber, and sodium every day, and also for 20 days in a row. The past twenty days 8/7 - 8/26 had me at the following averages: Calories: 1151 Carbs: 88 Fat: 52 Protein: 82 Fi... Read more
Christmas in August!
Friday, August 18, 2017      25 comments

So, I slept in a little bit this morning, because I was really still tired from making the jam, and then getting an EKG and a chest xray in the same day. Both the EKG and the chest xray were normal - yay!! After I got the coffee going this... Read more
Surgery Update
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      29 comments

I have a definite date for surgery!! Friday, September 8th. When I went to meet with the surgeon last week, I had a lot of questions for him. I learned that the surgical procedure would take 8 - 9 hours, and that he would have an addition... Read more
Averages and Diabetes Update
Monday, August 07, 2017      26 comments

These are my averages for the past 20 days, 7/18/17 - 8/6/17: Calories: 1170 - Range 1250 - 1700 Carbs: 100 - Range 0 - 150 Fat: 49 - Range 42 - 57 Protein: 84 - Range 63 -85 Fiber: 33 - Range 25 - 35 Sodium: 1188 - Range 0 ... Read more
A procedure today and surgery update
Saturday, August 05, 2017      19 comments

Two years ago I had a procedure done by a pain specialist. I had woken up one morning just fine, and when I got out of bed and put my feet on the floor, I'd get a zinger down my sciatic nerve in my right leg. I'd rub it, walk around, and it wo... Read more
The Travel Case!
Sunday, July 30, 2017      19 comments

Here are the pictures: ... Read more
My Crafty-ness is showing!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      26 comments

Years ago, I babysat some really nice kids. The girl was in middle school, had long hair and had a plethora of hair doo-dads. She kept them all in an old fashioned travel case that someone had decorated out for her. You remember those travel ... Read more
More Averages, and a Surgery Update
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      24 comments

I've continued to track my macro nutrients and my averages over the past 20 days are: Calories (1250 -1700): 1149 Carbs (156-213): 93 Fat (42 -57): 56 Protein (63-85): 80 Sodium (0-2300): 1247 Fiber (25 - 35): 20 As a r... Read more
How Much Do You Know About Water?
Monday, July 03, 2017      13 comments

I've been a member of Costco for many years, even though I never had a large family. I used to buy a LOT of supplies for school there: scissors, Kleenex, Lysol, Chlorox Wipes, plus things for my own use. Costco publishes a magazine/catalogue ... Read more
Friday, June 23, 2017      22 comments

I've been doing Spark People for a while now. I've had my ups and downs. I've had a couple of fairly scary and serious medical issues during this time too. But I always came back to Sparks, and I always kept up with my Nutrition Tracker. ... Read more
A Grand Day Out!
Saturday, June 10, 2017      26 comments

A beautiful day out today! Got an early start, before 8 o clock. Got my coffee (happy camper!), top was down on the car, sun was shining, it was just gorgeous! The very first yard sale we stopped at, I picked up this little treasure: ... Read more
I'm a Little Teapot
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      21 comments

Many of you might remember this Nursery Rhyme from when you were a child. If you have young children, I KNOW you know it! But did you know that there's a second verse?? ... Read more

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