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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2012      4 comments

I had a great Thanksgiving. I got up early, got the rolls set out to rise. Then I went to the gym and did an hour cardio workout. When I got home I had a light high protein breakfast. Then we got ready and went to my sister's for dinner. We... Read more

Tough Cardio Workout

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      2 comments

Tuesday, the band left after lunch. I spent the afternoon cleaning up and washing sheets. I also got some time in on the treadmill. Then in the evening I went to the gym and did a tough cardio workout from my trainer. She has upped the level... Read more

Book and Band Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      6 comments

I did something today I haven't done in a long time--I read a book cover to cover. The band arrived early (@8:30am). They had driven all night and were exhausted, so they went directly to bed and basically slept or relaxed in their rooms all d... Read more


Sunday, November 18, 2012      5 comments

I took a nap this afternoon, then went to the gym for a cardio and strength workout. Tonight I started prep for the 2nd Thanksgiving dinner. This is tomorrow night for the band. They will be arriving tomorrow morning. Day 91 of the ... Read more

Blessed with a great family!

Saturday, November 17, 2012      8 comments

I had a wonderful day. We celebrated Thanksgiving with my children and their families. It was such a blessing to sit at the table and see my children and grandchildren. We were missing my youngest daughter as she was out of town. I was... Read more

Thanksgiving Dinners

Friday, November 16, 2012      10 comments

This year I will be having four Thanksgiving dinners -- cooking for 3 of them. I have 6 turkeys in the freezer and two in the refrigerator. Tomorrow is the first - it is our immediate family Thanksgiving. My children and their families wi... Read more

Another setback

Thursday, November 15, 2012      11 comments

One setback after another trying to get my granddaugter's quilt done. First, sewing machine needed to be tuned (lost one week), next stitching too tight & tore a hole in top and back (a week to get fixed), now after quilting half of the quilt, t... Read more

Skype Session

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      7 comments

I had my 2nd Skype training session today. It was crazy again. It took a little bit to get Skype going. I had to restart my computer twice before it came up. Then half way through it dropped the call on my trainer's side. But we did get all... Read more

Family Weekend in Avon

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      7 comments

I haven't blogged for a few days. My husband and I went up to my dad's timeshare over the weekend. My sisters and their husbands, my dad and his wife and her daughter's family was there. We had a good time. We played games and just relaxed. ... Read more


Thursday, November 08, 2012      10 comments

I was so frustrated today. This afternoon, I started quilting my granddaughter's quilt, but I didn't get very far. The stitching was too close so I stopped after 12 inches. But in trying to take out the stitches, Read more

Good Day

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      7 comments

The treadmill lasted for 68 min today, which was nice and allowed me to finish my book. I also did a couple of SP exercise videos. Then tonight I went to the gym and did a good 35 min intervals on the elliptical. I stayed withing my calor... Read more

Skype Training

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      6 comments

In August, my trainer had to go back to her parents indefinitely. So I haven't had any sessions since July. I have been working through the workouts she had given me over the last year and a half. Last week, I ended up chatting with her on Fa... Read more


Monday, November 05, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday, was my youngest daughter's 20th birthday. We celebrated by going to Black Eyed Pea. Even though I brought some home and had for lunch today, I went over my calorie range for the day. I had a great time with my granddaughters thi... Read more


Saturday, November 03, 2012      9 comments

I finally got my checkbook balanced with the help of my husband. I had subtracted a credit instead of adding it. But it took me yesterday, this morning, and then my husband found it this afternoon. So glad, that is done! I am glad I hav... Read more

Help or Hinder

Saturday, November 03, 2012      7 comments

Today I posted a couple of notes stating "Help or Hinder" on my kitchen cabinet doors. Whenever I went to get something, I saw it and stopped and asked myself that very question. It sure helped. It was a crazy day otherwise. During napt... Read more

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