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Jan 2 Day 2 of New Year

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      7 comments

Two goals - meticulous tracking and 15 min exercise. So far so good. Well within cal range today and room for a snack later, and 51 min exercise instead of 15. VG Cheers for self - can do this. Can you tell I've reread Bridget Jones's D... Read more

Christmas Cocoa, 50 cal

Thursday, December 27, 2012      8 comments

I've shared this with friends, but I'm about to fix a cup for myself and thought I'd pass it around. My mother-in-law got this recipe out of GuidePosts a few years ago. I slimmed it down by using almond milk and sweetener. 1 c Silk Pure A... Read more

Merry Christmas to me and Learning the Hard Way

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      9 comments

Merry Christmas to me, after working hard to make it a Merry Christmas for friends and family yesterday. Husband was SO helpful, vacuuming up enough cat hair to make another cat from what our three leave about, doing fetch and carry jobs as in ... Read more

Dec 1 Long day, retreat, and great crockpot dinner!

Saturday, December 01, 2012      5 comments

It's after 9:00, time for bed. I spent much of today presenting an Advent retreat. I drank lots and lots of coffee. This evening I feel the peace that I spoke of.... I'd left my non-cooking husband with directions for one of my two favor... Read more

Ignatius of Loyola, today's motivator

Wednesday, November 28, 2012      6 comments

From David Fleming's contemporary version of The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola: "Our only desire and one choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads to God's deepening life in me."... Read more

Olive Garden

Monday, November 26, 2012      14 comments

Welll, I am not within the day's calorie range, but made some reasonable choices. Minestrone soup ONE breadstick Beef tips & tortellone - boxed up half for tomorrow's lunch Decaf + half & half in lieu of dessert Andes mint ... Read more

Year-old Cranberry Sauce! For real!

Saturday, November 24, 2012      10 comments

Nothing like creative cookery, and my thrifty Dutch and German ancestors would be proud of me. I had made raw cranberryorange nut relish for Thanksgiving dinner and gave the leftovers to daughters, telling them I could make some more for me an... Read more

In everything give thanks...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      7 comments

I have a big fat gratitude list: VERY grateful for FT job after over 2 years without job Grateful for my family: Husband who is so supportive, helpful, and a thoroughly nice person Daughters nearby Mom and boyfriend nearby Si... Read more

Crockpot Pumpkin Meatloaf

Sunday, October 28, 2012      15 comments

How's that for an unusual recipe? Got this one from a co-worker. It sounded very interesting, and I just had to try it out. I was surprised at how easy and how tasty it was! Equipment: one crockpot. I used the largest of my three. ... Read more

FRIDAY! Class & Concert

Friday, October 19, 2012      10 comments

I am SO glad it's Friday. I've just come from another job-related computer class. I have so many new things to remember that my mind is on overload. It WILL get easier, I know it will. If I get at my short to-do list, I may actually get ... Read more

Greek Fall Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2012      10 comments

My husband and I look forward to this annual event nearby. In fact, we're near enough to walk, so we did. I LOVE Greek food, but am staying motivated by the Fall 5% Challenge, so I ordered a combination platter, immediately asked for a t... Read more

Working Woman Friday

Friday, October 12, 2012      7 comments

For those who've asked, YES! I love my job. So much about it is ideal for me--7 hr work day, school calendar which allows me to make my annual retreat in the summer as well as fit with husband's vacation, M-F which means I can keep my Wed/Thur/S... Read more

Quick blog, Working Woman

Thursday, October 11, 2012      10 comments

Whew! I've been busy learning new things. I'm in the middle of my second online class and spent yesterday at a tech school taking a class. Successes: Going to bed earlier Getting up early enough to exercise have some quie... Read more

First day at new job

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      10 comments

Good day! I drove in a downpour that fortunately let up when I got there because I discovered that I'd left my umbrella in my choir bag. I had a gentle pleasant start. The person who really knows my job was out, so I had time to get acquainte... Read more

New Job Eve

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      8 comments

Another full day, with room for fun in it. I had the last of my appointments, did the crucial errands, and gave myself some treats. TREATS Lunch with my mom. We had great 330 cal salads. Bought a new planner with serene nature pics. ... Read more


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