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Easing Into It

Tuesday, September 08, 2015      4 comments

The kids are back in school for the most part. The little guy it is still doing every other school day, but he's loved it so far. I think it's a good idea how they're easing the 4K kids into the year. I know my little one is overwhelmed even ... Read more

Summer's Almost Over

Friday, August 21, 2015      3 comments

Where did it go?! I know most of us are asking ourselves this; not because we didn't do lots of stuff and create great memories, but most of just wish we could have a bit more of it. It goes by so quickly. The carefree days of sunshine and th... Read more

Beyond Help? Not when You're a LIME!!

Thursday, July 02, 2015      3 comments

Now, I've been on SP for several years and have been a variety of teams, but one of my current teams - The Biggest Loser Lovely Limes - have been absolutely instrumental in keeping me here on SP and reminding me that someone out there cares abou... Read more

Back on the Wagon (AGAIN)

Sunday, June 28, 2015      4 comments

Yeah, so the wagon had been dragging me for a while. I was not making good choices….drinking pop almost everyday, pretty much indulging in whatever sounded good, and barely managing to maintain the pathetic weight I'd allowed myself to get ba... Read more

What's New and Not

Monday, April 13, 2015      4 comments

NEW: -I have been hoarse for almost a month. At first it was like a really minor cold, then just a hoarse voice, then a full-blown cold and now it is nothing more than a hoarse voice and at it's most minimal state so far. -I have this weird... Read more

Can I Forgive Myself for the Past?

Sunday, March 29, 2015      5 comments

Can I forgive myself for the past? How will it affect my successful journey to better health? Oh man, as I blog this for a BL challenge, I really have to reflect on where I've been and where I'm going. In 2009, I reached my goal weight an... Read more

Can Someone Please Come and Clean My House?!

Friday, March 27, 2015      7 comments

Things have continued to keep me hopping here in the land of 6 kids. Laundry is a DAILY must-do, the grocery budget has grown tremendously as I still try to master making the appropriate size meals for our larger brood, and we're officially in ... Read more

Quick Praise/Share/Vent Session

Saturday, March 14, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday was eventful. I teleconferenced in to the placement hearing for my 2 youngest foster kids. None of us knew why the judge called a court hearing rather than accepting the paperwork "as is," so I was unsure what to expect. Appar... Read more

Spring 2015 Challenge Goals

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      4 comments

My top 3 goals for the Spring challenge are: 1. Exercise a minimum of 100 min/wk This one seems pretty wimpy at first glance, I know. The thing is, I need to not feel discouraged if I'm only getting 20 minutes every weekday. 20 min... Read more

More Kids…Less Work

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      6 comments

Don't be deceived - I'm DEFINITELY not saying having more kids is less work…read on to find out what I REALLY mean. So, we've had our foster son for about 2 1/2 weeks now and he has settled in beautifully. He gets along well with my birth ... Read more

Valentine Get-A-Way/Business Trip

Thursday, February 12, 2015      6 comments

DH has a work conference out of town and I came with him, leaving our kids in the care of my wonderful MIL for a few days. We are calling this our Valentine get-a-way. Since we are bringing home our foster son Friday, we'll have less opportuni... Read more

Successful Weekend Visit

Sunday, February 08, 2015      4 comments

Okay, so having an energetic 7 year old boy in the house is exhausting! LOL The visit with D this weekend went fantastically well. He liked to help with everything…chores, supper, laundry, anything. I'd no more say, "Who can help me with…?" ... Read more

Upcoming Weekend Visit

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      3 comments

So, here is the update I've been meaning to write since the weekend. We went down for the world's most awkward meeting and it all actually went rather smoothly. D was pretty closed off during the meeting since he was obviously overwhelme... Read more

So Easily Distracted

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      4 comments

Oh man, I have gotten very little "work" done today for my part-time customer service work-at-home job because I have so much I want to get done, I can't sit down and plug away at the tedious work. Read more

Putting Forth Effort

Friday, January 30, 2015      10 comments

Some musings from recent events… As we prepare for D to come here, it strikes the amount of effort we must expend to transition him here -- Paperwork, Requesting school records, locating and scheduling appropriate services for him, organizi... Read more

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