I've been staying busy cleaning up the yard and walking. Ended up going to the IL's cemetary this weekend and digging all the area around it up so make it easier to plant again in the Spring. Finished raking the leaves at my MIL's and sweeping... Read more
A 5 year old's last Christmas
There are things in life that make you stop and think... and then there are things in life that are simply beyond words... this is one of those things. A co-worker came into my office today with a collection of Christmas cards and asked me to p... Read more
From no impact to WOW What An Impact Fitness!
Growing up I was an active kid, never had any extra meat on my bones to worry about, as a matter of fact, was just plain old skinny. Then the years passed and while I didn't have a lot of extra meat on my bones, I had more than I did and I bega... Read more
20,000 minutes under my shoes?
Sat at my desk this morning and watched the sun rise with the lights turned off (lit of course with the glow of my PC) and while still basking in the stress free moment I logged into SparkPeople to record my food, fitness, etc for the day. I ha... Read more
How things that are good for me make me feel like a kid again... not in a good way!
We've all had it happen to us, especially when you were a kid. Someone put something in front of you and said "eat this, it's good for you". So, in the midst of my physician trying to put her finger on what's causing my blood pressure spikes a... Read more
Be careful what you wish for!
So my last blog was about my tomatoes and how they were slow coming on and I couldn't wait until they did... this blog is about the other side of things...
I got home from work last night and hit the garden. I'd been kind of neglecting the on... Read more
Where are the tomatoes?
It's almost mid-August, the garden is in full swing... well mostly.
Cucumbers are going great, as are the cabbage, onions and broccoli. The corn is a bit behind but nice and sweet and doing ok. The peppers are doing as my peppers normally do... Read more
I'm a cheater... at least I admit it. Tried to do what I was supposed to do and got to the point that I said "Forget it!". Been having some health issues that my doctor can't figure out so I've been banned from caffeine, alcohol, exercise, sal... Read more
Another icon gone
Just heard the news that Farrah died today. Another icon from my youth is no longer with us and I've realized that I'm beginning to see the start of where I'm going to hear more about deaths of those near to me than births... another day older,... Read more
Week 8 at the gym
Just finished another week at the gym I joined a little while ago and as part of the program I'm in, that means I hit another milestone to be weighed and measured. So I step on the scale and the numbers were moving in the right direction (which... Read more
A new Trophy!
After just over a year on SparkPeople I've passed the 25,000 mark and got a new trophy! I've been watch... Read more
A rough week...
As I write the title of this blog "a rough week" I wince, because in reality, while it's a busy, crazy, hectic, tiring week, it isn't really "rough" when I compare it to the weeks of others. Maybe this is a good thing. I started to write this ... Read more
Whoops! Slight miscalculation!
Because I live in Michigan, yet I enjoy my summer vegetable garden, I tend to start some of my seeds inside ... you know, those things like corn with the longer growing season. The problem is, this year, we're still getting cold nights and thos... Read more
Week 1 at the gym
Joined a new gym last week and I have to say I LOVE it! It's not anything I'm used to, I mean, I've done a boot camp class through community ed, but it's always held in the cafeteria or on the gym floor and it's just not the same as going into ... Read more
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So I'm walking down the hall about midway through my day here at work and coming my direction is one of my co-workers. As we pass in the hallway and greet each other she says to me "you're just too happy". I laughed, then made a sad face and w... Read more