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Not the Best Day Ever- Happiness is a Choice
Thursday, August 12, 2010      6 comments

Yesterday, my real anniversary, though today will be the Observed Anniversary, started out well enough, and I managed to sit in on a webinar that I was afraid that I wouldn't have time for, ate a very healthy lunch early, and headed out for an e... Read more
Anniversary Fireworks
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      3 comments

Today's our anniversary, so tonight we're going to bed early.... So we can get up for the 2AM Perseid meteor shower, which begins tonight and will continue for the next few days, but tonight there should be no moon, and at least in our part... Read more
Going Batty in Austin
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      3 comments

Austin, Texas, beautiful city on the banks of the Colorado River, epicenter of Texas politics, home of the University of Texas, recently named 6th Best Party School in the US, prides itself on being, well, a little "different". Bumper stic... Read more
Banana Ice Cream Variations (continued)
Monday, August 09, 2010      4 comments

It's really hot here in Texas, but I still have some frozen bananas so I'm continuing my experiments with the Spark Recipe for Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream. Today, I placed 4 old frozen bananas in the food processor, and added one little sle... Read more
Chocolate Makes It Better
Sunday, August 08, 2010      4 comments

Have you tried the banana soft serve ice cream recipe that can be found in the Spark Recipes? Well, I've really enjoyed that recipe, and more so because I generally have a lot of bananas sitting frozen in the freezer already that need to be used... Read more
Encouraging Emotional Eating?
Saturday, August 07, 2010      5 comments

We took our son and daughter in law out to eat last night to try to encourage the DIL, who had just finished the first week of an abysmal teaching job... she just graduated with a degree in early elementary education, and the only job hiring is ... Read more
Fall gardening time- It doesn't get any easier...
Friday, August 06, 2010      3 comments

Although it has been dry, and the garden soil is parched, I got out and planted our fall tomatoes this morning... there was a great selection of tomato types at the nursery, but I narrowed my choices to six packs of four different kinds: Celeb... Read more
Testing... Testing... Working through technical options...
Thursday, August 05, 2010      5 comments

I still can't post a blog when I log into our computer on my own name, and my computer genius son worked on it over the weekend and fixed a few of the other bugs, but still couldn't fix THAT one... it was a valiant attempt, but since he knew th... Read more
Worth Sharing
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      6 comments

AliceRabbits had a link to a great article in her blog today el/health/11-ways-to-deal- with-food-temptation-2107601/ 11 Ways to Deal With Food Temptation, from Readers' Digest Magazine, "stay-in-contro... Read more
Milestone! 20,000 Spark Points!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      6 comments

Can it be possible that, with this blog post, I am turning 20,000 Spark Points old??!!??!! Although I registered on Spark People during the fall, I didn't start logging my food or exercise choices until January of 2010, so, basically, I've ... Read more
Out of the Mouths of "Babes"
Monday, August 02, 2010      1 comments

It has been my observation that there are two types of people: those who are organized and planned, and those who are random and often spontaneous. I am pretty spontaneous, and the one child who is most random and spontaneous like me, is married... Read more
New day, new month, new awareness of goals
Sunday, August 01, 2010      2 comments

In my quest for "purposeful living", I'm setting some goals for August, and aiming my life in a purposeful way. It couldn't hurt, anyway. Side note: we went to see "Annie" last night and it seems to me that they've changed the words from "T... Read more
Making time for the Important
Saturday, July 31, 2010      3 comments

There's not enough time to do everything you think you need to do, so make time for what's important... The house is a wreck; we're going to be a while before it's back in order, but we're having the kids over for dinner and then all of us ... Read more
Friday, July 30, 2010      3 comments

We're having company over for dinner tomorrow night (well, actually, it's our grown kids and their spouses) and that has really lit a fire under my housekeeping Want-To list. They came and helped immediately after the water came into the house a... Read more
Tomato Slave
Thursday, July 29, 2010      4 comments

I love tomatoes, and remember following my dad around as a child, helping with his few backyard tomatoes. As adults we've always grown tomatoes, even when we lived in an apartment, and we now usually put out about 3 dozen plants of all kinds of... Read more

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