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Substitute Teacher Orientation
After an 8-hour workday yesterday, I attended a 3-hour substitute teacher orientation. As I told hubby, I think it was better when I knew less about the possible problems that I could encounter as a substitute! It's a little intimidating when yo... Read more
Birthday Party Fun
My sweet little granddaughter, Amber turns 3 today. I remember when she was born 3 years ago, and I was totally surprised that FINALLY we got a girl! And Amber has not disappointed. Everyday she just gets better and sweeter. LOVE that little gir... Read more
A Morning with Mia
My middle son and his wife has been providing foster care for Mia, a soon-to-be 3-year-old for almost two years. Mia still has sporadic visitation with her mother, but son told me last night the state is seeking to take away the mom's parental r... Read more
Lola went for a walk!
Son got home yesterday, having passed all his tests to be a locomotive engineer!!!
He has to take one more short road trip with the yard foreman tomorrow and then he will ... Read more
Last, but NOT Least!
Even though Brady is my middle son, I saved his story for last. It's hardest to write I think because Brady and I are so much alike, it's scary. I think for that reason when I see some of the things Brady is going through now at his age of 34, I... Read more
Today--Youngest Son's Story
It was so much fun writing about my oldest son and his life, that I've decided to do a blog about each of my 3 sons. I hope they don't mind. Today it's my youngest son, Chris's turn. Chris was my surprise baby. I remember Roseanne Barr telling D... Read more
What I Have Learned....
I think the most important thing I have learned THIS TIME is that it IS possible to treat myself sometimes -- as long as I RETURN to my good habits later. I used to think once I slipped....it was all over. And I used to be that way. I would pig ... Read more
A Wonderful Trip without Any Damage!
First of all--I have to be honest. I ate too much. I was on vacation. When I went to St. Louis/Memphis, etc. earlier this summer/spring, I was very careful. I had one or two meals that I let loose a little but NEVER NEVER did I go crazy. I had a... Read more
It's Not Fair....But It IS a Fact of Life
Yesterday, on a whim my friend and I went out for lunch. We headed to Olive Garden. I love their soup and salad lunch (I get the zuppa tuscana soup--delicious and not too high caloried, and always get the low-fat Ital. dressing for my salad), bu... Read more
What are the chances.....
...of my boss finding my blog here? He discovered the article on the Huffington Post all by himself (he's a regular reader). I got an e-mail from him yesterday with the link (like I didn't know about it). In that article, I sing the praises of S... Read more
The Huffington Post Article and Starting Over AGAIN!
A few weeks ago, someone else here was featured on the Huffington Post Health Living site. I read the article about the person (I'm sorry, but like alw... Read more
A Great Day With Old Friends
I had a good time yesterday and am so proud of myself for being careful about everything I ate. The scale rewarded me this morning. After being up a pound yesterday, this morning I was down to 150.2! That is my lowest weight since July 4 when I ... Read more
I have always though I would have been a good Jewish child, (hope that's not too politically incorrect) because I carry so much guilt around with me. I feel responsible for everything that is wrong in my home, for everything that might possibly ... Read more
WOW--Look What I Got!!!
Yesterday, when I got home from work, there was a box waiting on the table for me that had arrived in the mail. I love getting packages in the mail--it's like Christmas or your birthday, especially when I didn't remember ordering anything and co... Read more
I am not a fan of Panera Bread. I find the bread on their sandwiches just too HARD to chew. In fact once I had a temporary cap on one of my teeth and while eating one of their... Read more