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It is SO hot!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      9 comments

Here is what our weatherman blogged yesterday: "Here are some stats for you. Today: 108 degrees. Today is the 21st time we have hit 100 degrees. We only trail now the 39 times in 1954 and the 33 times in 1980. In July we ha... Read more

My "50 Pounds Gone" Blog

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      30 comments

Ok, I have always hated having my picture taken, and I still do. It isn't so bad now, though, because I feel a little better about the way I look, and because I want my kids to have pics of me in their scrapbooks. I started Spark People on ... Read more

Some Serious Number crunching....

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      17 comments

I have always just blindly taken the calorie range that SP has given me, and for a long time that worked. LISAINMS hit a brick wall a few months ago, and recently her blogs, her struggles, and her solutions have caused me to do some serious thin... Read more

Fair Week, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011      6 comments

Well, it seems like a mute point now, but I'm going to blog about it anyway. Our fair runs for a week, and it seems like it takes just as long to recover from it as it does to prepare for it! Monday started with checking in projects and the... Read more

Here's What the Doc Said....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      10 comments

I finally had my appointment with Dr. Ogden yesterday. He did xrays (twice because the tech didn't read his orders, took them with me laying down and he wanted weight bearing, of course). Big surprise: thinning of the cartilage and rather l... Read more

Some Cold, Hard Facts about Farm Life

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      8 comments

I love raising my kids on the farm. They learn so many lessons about life. Nothing is sugar-coated. They see the pain of birth, the joys of new life, and learn about death. This morning Caitlin came in sobbing. Not something she does withou... Read more

Getting Back on Track

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      8 comments

The first 6 months of my weight loss journey were fairly easy. I had plenty of time to devote to fitness and nutrition. It was my number one focus. I spent hours on the computer, and I was one of those 100-spark pointers everyday. Then spring ca... Read more

Day 23: A picture of my favorite book, and why it is my favorite

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      4 comments

I found this series a few years ago. When I find a good book, I can hardly put it down. Everything came to a halt until I caught up with the author. It is a love story buil... Read more

Day 22: A picture of something I wish I was better at.

Monday, May 23, 2011      6 comments

I wish I was better at keeping house. If I followed FlyLady's plan, I would be fine. I hate housework. I can always find something else to do!... Read more

Day 21: A Picture of an Exercise You Can't Do, But Would Like to Try.

Saturday, May 21, 2011      6 comments

Lunges. They are THE exercise for your quads and butt. And because of my knees, I can't do them.... Read more

Day 20: A Picture of Somewhere I Would Love to Travel

Friday, May 20, 2011      5 comments

Until the last 5 years, we haven't taken family vacations. Now, we try to plan our vacations around our National Parks. My family and I love the history and have just never been drawn to theme parks and such. I know we will never make it to ALL ... Read more

Day 19: A picture of your nicknames, and why you have them.

Thursday, May 19, 2011      4 comments

I spent lots of time with my uncles when I was younger. And I had gerbils. So, they nicknamed me Gerbil. Sometimes they still call me Gerbil! (Notice the rolls and chubby c... Read more

My Tractor, My Friend!

Monday, May 16, 2011      5 comments

Ok, so here is a picture of me in front of my tractor. I have spent several hours a day in this sucker since FOREVER! Today was the last day of corn planting! Woo-Hoo! And ... Read more

I took the day off....

Sunday, May 01, 2011      4 comments

Well, yesterday I wasn't feeling very sparkly. I wanted to eat everything in sight. I think it is that TOM, but I have the Murina (sp?) IUD, so there aren't many symptoms. (That is a positive.) My right knee has been giving me fits, just a const... Read more

Glad to be Back Home!

Sunday, April 24, 2011      3 comments

Well, I had a great time in Oklahoma with my family. We had a nice dinner and egg hunt on Saturday. We did find one surprise, a copperhead. Notice the purple egg in the upp... Read more


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