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No sugar does not go so well for me
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      2 comments

This will seem melodramatic to all except true addicts, I think. LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING WITHOUT SUGAR!!! Ok I got that out. I know it isn’t true but I feel it. I decided to go a little slower because I’d like my changes to stick. This wee... Read more
Tomorrow is THE day
Friday, October 06, 2017      6 comments

I gave up Diet Coke almost three weeks ago. I still look around thinking I will find a bottle sitting there for me to drink from. I started drinking it while pregnant with child number four (great time to start huh? It helped with morning sickne... Read more
Still sick, but active anyway
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      2 comments

My son had a cold and I remember thinking that it has been a LONG time since I was sick and figured I wouldn't get that same virus. Well, I did get it and it is lingering as stuffiness and a cough. I'm extra tired. I've decided to do what I c... Read more
A change of pace today
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      2 comments

Rather than working in my yard this morning I took my eleven year old on a field trip to our local nature center. He has been studying insects and plants this summer so today was hike and quiz day. We took his older sibling who also took the qui... Read more
Another project almost done
Sunday, August 06, 2017      3 comments

For a long time the east side of our house looked atrocious. We don't go over there very often because it's a small side yard in heavy shade. Once I apologized to my neighbor because it looked so bad and I hadn't even noticed. Once we got a warn... Read more
Black Raspberries are a workout
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      4 comments

Behind our fence there is woods. A few years ago we started clearing invasive shrubs and plants. The trees that are there are good ones. The pulling of non-natives continues to this day and will probably always be a battle. Black raspberries ar... Read more
Day off, but not really
Friday, July 28, 2017      2 comments

I didn't dig in the garden today but once you've transplanted in the summer you are on water duty for 2-3 weeks, so I had to water. ( It's been a while since we had a raindtorm here in Lansing and there isn't one forecast until midway through ne... Read more
At war with woodchucks
Monday, July 24, 2017      2 comments

One of the ways I was active today was by having to go thru heavy brush to find where the ground hogs have built their underground homes. This is because I'd like to get rid of them. I planted a huge area of clover trying to live alongside them ... Read more
Keeping active
Saturday, July 22, 2017      2 comments

My friend keeps texting me that she doesn't want to let any glorious summer days go by without being outside to enjoy them. She also keeps writing to me ... Read more
Yard is coming along!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      2 comments

I've been outside a lot in the last few weeks. I'd say somewhere between 25-30 hours, maybe more. I've been working on planting a lot of native plants and shrubs for the last 5-6 years and we are getting quite a few species. Besides the n... Read more
Isle Royale here we come!
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      1 comments

About seven years ago, my husband's friend told him that our family needs to go to Isle Royale. At that point, I was only marginally aware of the island National Park in Lake Superior that somehow belongs to Michigan. I looked into taking the ... Read more
Organzing, making lists for the camping trip
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      2 comments

Whenever I have a trip planned someone inevitably asks me about a week beforehand if I'm preparing/packing for the trip yet. I always think this is funny because I can usually get everything together in a day, including the shopping I need to d... Read more
No sugar
Sunday, March 19, 2017      2 comments

This will be day four of no sugar and no Diet Coke. It's going surprisingly well. I take caffeine pills to avoid the headaches of withdrawal and will wean myself off over time. I've done this before when quitting Diet Coke. Here's a funny thin... Read more
March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017      3 comments

I now weigh more than I ever have (even while pregnant!). I have thyroid troubles. It seems I maintain at whatever my new high weight is for the year, but then something causes my thyroid to stop producing hormones as it should and then I pop on... Read more

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