Merry Christmas to me and Learning the Hard Way
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!
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
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
Welll, I am not within the day's calorie range, but made some reasonable choices.
Beef tips & tortellone - boxed up half for tomorrow's lunch
Decaf + half & half in lieu of dessert
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Year-old Cranberry Sauce! For real!
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...
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
Mom and boyfriend nearby
Si... Read more
Crockpot Pumpkin Meatloaf
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.
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FRIDAY! Class & Concert
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
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
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
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.
Going to bed earlier
Getting up early enough to
have some quie... Read more
First day at new job
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
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.
Lunch with my mom. We had great 330 cal salads.
Bought a new planner with serene nature pics.
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Totals yesterday: 1484 calories & 49 fitness minutes
Totals today: 1412 calories & 26 fitness minutes
I'm getting there! Chiropracter and dentist today. Tomorrow I have a dr appointment, the only one I didn't need to change this we... Read more
Sleepy Saturday and low energy
SABLENESS feels sleepy and sluggish this morning. Since I got the call about my soon-to-be job on Tuesday, I've been constantly on the go. I think my body is saying, "ENOUGH. GIVE IT A REST."
I do have things that must be done today. ... Read more
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