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Helping someone, whether they like it or not

Thursday, September 06, 2012      7 comments

My spouse is going to give up junk food and unhealthy (constant) snacking. There's no use in denying it; he's getting fat. And if there's one area of life in which I have plenty of expertise, it's poor eating habits and getting fat. In tr... Read more

Relost the regain

Thursday, August 30, 2012      6 comments

Triumph. It's gone. I'm back where I used to be, before I ditched my exercise schedule and enrolled in school full time to finish my degree. I haven't been this thin in years. And I get to experience all the wonderful things about weight loss.... Read more

I love the Olympics, but I've seen enough Olympic wedgies

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      10 comments

WHY oh WHY are female athletes forced to wear these demeaning, tiny, buttock-baring outfits? The men don't have to! WTF. Excuse my outrage for a moment. Water polo is a good example. Beach Volleyball is a better one. Or even gymnastics. Aw... Read more

The healthier I eat, the more my spouse's diet bothers me

Thursday, July 26, 2012      9 comments

I'm happy to report that I'm starting to look thinner (to myself) again. When I look in the mirror, I see thinner arms and a thinner face. When lying in bed, I see thinner FEET. I don't see thinner legs and butt, because I don't see them a lot... Read more

Some surprising results from my physical

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      4 comments

I am Vitamin D deficient! Vitamin D is known as "the sunshine vitamin", because your skin makes it when you're exposed to sunlight. You would think that someone who spends as much time outdoors as me would not be deficient! I've always heard t... Read more

Plateau broken, finally losing again

Thursday, July 19, 2012      7 comments

After over two months of a scale stalemate, I'm finally losing weight again. I did great once I graduated, fully REcommitted to losing all the weight I REgained when I REenrolled in school full time. Between December and April, I dropped 30 lbs ... Read more

Don't worry needlessly about how you look in swimwear!

Thursday, June 21, 2012      7 comments

Invariably, I have anxiety about my "public nakedness" that first time out in summer. However, when I look around, I am relieved to see normal, healthy, everyday people in the same state of undress. No supermodels in sight. I am always especi... Read more

Successes breed responsibilities

Friday, May 25, 2012      5 comments

The garden tour was a huge success. Nothing bad happened, and everyone had a fantastic time. My neighborhood, which is densely packed with rowhouses (meaning close proximity) has become even closer. I've got more friends and more clients. Last... Read more

The countdown to the garden tour breaks the printer

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      4 comments

Let me start off by saying I can't wait to get my new printer: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/St
ore/jsp/Product.do?sku=C11
CB30201 I've wanted one for a few years. I finally broke the old printer by printing the flyers for... Read more

Spring Garden Tour season

Monday, May 07, 2012      4 comments

Every spring in our city, we have a series of house and garden tours, sponsored by various garden clubs. I've enjoyed them for years. A couple of years back, I started daydreaming about doing something like that in my own neighborhood. So, I... Read more

Arbor Day and the BCMA

Saturday, April 28, 2012      5 comments

I survived April. We had Arbor Day events every Saturday this month- I led half of them- and I survived. It's over. And my spouse finished our taxes (the biggest stress-producer of all). While I'm on the career subject, I have a few thought... Read more

Lost a pet.

Monday, April 09, 2012      15 comments

Our 15 yr old kitty died suddenly. :'( Of course, she was very frail, and we expected that this would be her last year with us, but still. It was very sudden. We just found her. We're assuming her heart gave out. While I'm glad th... Read more

I passed the BCMA exam !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      6 comments

As of today, I am the FIRST FEMALE BOARD CERTIFIED MASTER ARBORIST in my region! Yes, not just in my state, in my whole region! emoticonRead more

Mudroom wall cabinet hung, finally... before & after

Sunday, March 25, 2012      4 comments

After installing new door and window... after gutting to bare beams... after building a new floor... after building walls (installing drywall, taping, mudding, sanding, painting)... after installing crown moulding... we FINALLY have our wall cab... Read more

Replacing a 40mpg car with something that's easier on gas

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      7 comments

This week I outfitted my new 'grocery getter': my 21-speed bicycle. After paying $126 to fill up the gas tank on my truck, I decided I didn't want to do that anymore. And my spouse (predictably) has not even LOOKED INTO buying another car to rep... Read more


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