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Only Read If You Appreciate Dog-Humor!!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009      10 comments

When my husband and I had been married for about a year, my father kept dropping not-so-subtle hints re: not waiting too long to have kids (a year?!?) and wanting to hear the pitter-patter of little feet around the house. We decided to get 2 do... Read more

Do Not Read Unless You Are At Least 50+

Tuesday, December 08, 2009      9 comments

I received this email from a good friend this morning and thought I would share it with you. You may have seen it before, but I think that it is important to be kind to ourselves and love it for that reason. Also, it is Maxine..........and who... Read more

Do You Like To Laugh?

Monday, December 07, 2009      7 comments

A fellow-Sparker sent me a Stability Ball Goodie today which reminded me of an email I sent to my cousin, who is a Physical Therapy Assistant at a local hospital. If you don't like to laugh or don't have a sense of humor, don't read any further... Read more

Too Good To Be Low-Cal

Sunday, December 06, 2009      6 comments

I am going to share a recipe with you given to me by a friend this weekend. I had a piece of it on Friday night and couldn't believe how absolutely wonderful it was.........and then was very happy to see how low in calories one slice is. Choc... Read more

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

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