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Avoid Night-time Eating

Saturday, December 05, 2009      5 comments

This is my third tip to try to avoid night-time eating. I have tried it and it definitely works for me, so will share it with you. I have been involved in 2 very serious accidents in my lifetime and each of them has left its mark on my spine; ... Read more

A Great Gift Idea

Friday, December 04, 2009      2 comments

I think that the most challenging part of getting Christmas gifts for the adults in the family is knowing what they could really use or what they really want!!! I received an email from a friend in Arizona today and I want to share what they ha... Read more


Thursday, December 03, 2009      2 comments

It seems that every magazine I pick up or newspaper I read has at least one article re: how stressful the season is. Maybe it is because I am older and hopefully, wiser, but don't we have quite a bit of control over just how stressful our seaso... Read more

The Answer??????

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      5 comments

Feeling stressed, anxious, fatigued, depressed, etc., etc????? I was until I decided to spend the day with a dear friend. The friend has to be someone you trust completely because you cannot bare your soul to just anyone and walk away feeling ... Read more

Another Idea Re: The Battle of Emotional Eating!!!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009      4 comments

A couple of Blogs ago, I admitted to the fact that I am having trouble conquering Emotional Eating; especially in the hours before bedtime. I promised to share ideas that work for me. The first was to clean drawers (a job I hate) while watchin... Read more

I Am Impressed!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009      7 comments

I have been a member of SparkPeople for less than 6 months and one of the things that I am most impressed with is the way that other members are so quick to stop whatever they are doing to sit down and write words of encouragement and advice to ... Read more

My Biggest Roadblock!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009      3 comments

Are you an emotional eater? I AM!!!!! I do so well all day, and then evening comes.....Late evening to be more precise. My husband and I have very seldom agreed on what to watch on TV and he is a channel surfer (he has turned it into a scienc... Read more

Delicious and Quick!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009      4 comments

I tried another new SP Recipe yesterday and want to share it with you. After my harrowing shopping experience yesterday, I wanted something quick, easy, and tasty for supper. My husband had set out a pound of hamburger to thaw before we left i... Read more

What Was I Thinking?!?!?!

Friday, November 27, 2009      7 comments

I have NOT gone shopping on Black Friday for at least 12 years. For some unknown reason, when I woke up this morning, I felt the need to buy the crockpot I had seen in one of the multitude of flyers next to (not in because there were too many) ... Read more

Never Again......

Thursday, November 26, 2009      5 comments

Tuesday I did something that I have NEVER done before. Maybe I should tell you first that I was a Family and Consumer Education (Home Economics for those of us who are older) teacher. I tell you this, because to make the perfect pie crust was ... Read more

Save the Memories.....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009      2 comments

When my Dad was a little boy and stayed on his Aunt and Uncle's farm during the summer months, he would beg his Aunt for a story before he went to sleep at night. She would tell him stories of how his Grandmother came over from Scotland and how... Read more

Thanksgiving "Past".....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      3 comments

If you are a Boomer (like me), close your eyes for a moment and picture your best Thanksgiving memory as a child. We grew up in a different time. Yes, there were stresses, but life didn't seem to go at such a breakneck speed and family seemed ... Read more

Holiday Blues?

Monday, November 23, 2009      6 comments

My Dad died in 2000. One would think that after 9 years the empty feeling of Thanksgiving without him would have passed, or at least numbed somewhat. But it hasn't. Because Thanksgiving is just that......a day of giving thanks, our family do... Read more

Shoot or Shoot???

Sunday, November 22, 2009      2 comments

As I sit here writing this blog entry, I am hearing gun shots that are very close by!!! I have been married to my husband for 41 years and he has been hunting for more years than that. I have nothing against him hunting. I say nothing against... Read more

The Elusive "Exercise Cat"

Saturday, November 21, 2009      4 comments

For the past week, I have caught glimpses of a beautiful Calico cat in our woods. She is very wary of humans and quickly hides when she knows I am coming anywhere near her. It has been an unusually warm November (we often have snow by now) and... Read more

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