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Christmas cheer! (finally)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      1 comments

As of yesterday morning, aside from a couple of knitted items I had made, I had gotten ZERO Christmas gifts! ZERO anything under my beautiful tree! I've never been this late. I haven't made my mother's delicious fudge, I hadn't shopped. Ack! It ... Read more

What a week!

Friday, December 12, 2014      1 comments

Last weekend my Very Significant Other and I (and our daughter) went to my grandson's first birthday party. We had a grand day and I made great choices all day - even when we went out to eat - so that I could enjoy a piece of his delicious birth... Read more

Ever have one of those days?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      5 comments

Wow. Yesterday was Monday, in every sense of the word. I swear that day was out to get me! I woke up not feeling 100%, and things went downhill from there. And to top it off, after a holiday trip during which I was not as careful with my diet as... Read more

I'm overwhelmed

Saturday, November 29, 2014      1 comments

I love spending so much time with family and friends when we travel for the holidays. However, it also means I have very little quiet time and alone time. I've made the most of what I've gotten: knitting, long walks, etc. But I have realized ove... Read more

The good and bad about holidays

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      3 comments

My Very Significant Other and I are traveling about 8.5 hours by car to visit his family for Thanksgiving this year. It's been a few months since we've seen them, so I'm super stoked about it! We'll also be staying in their cabin in the woods du... Read more

Thanksgiving is coming; what are you gonna do about it?

Sunday, November 23, 2014      4 comments

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Most people , myself included, are looking forward to spending time with family members and friends, many of whom we seldom see. Talking, laughing and just doing things together are the highlight of my hol... Read more

Required Reading: The True Cost of Getting Lean

Thursday, November 20, 2014      2 comments

Below is a link to an easy infographic of the true cost of reaching different levels of leanness and health. The link to the full article is included early in the infographic. This is the best article I have EVER read on what it truly will cost ... Read more

How I dealt with today's evening hunger

Monday, November 17, 2014      3 comments

I was so busy at work this afternoon that I forgot to eat my snack! That is NOT good for a chow hound like me! By the time I got home, I was sooooooo HUNGRY. emo... <a href=Read more

Good weekends are like this...

Monday, November 17, 2014      0 comments

What a weekend. My old house hiccupped yet again, in the form of a leak in the hot water line under the kitchen sink. For the first time in a LONG time, something broke/leaked/fell apart while my VSO was home! Woot! It was a simple, relatively i... Read more

Shoulder Injury Update

Friday, November 14, 2014      0 comments

I saw my orthopedic surgeon this week (the same one who has been taking care of my knees), and he had good news for me! The pain I've been having is due to a very small tear in my labrum - so small it probably will heal on its own! He gave me a ... Read more

Can't blame everything on my man! ;-)

Thursday, November 13, 2014      2 comments

Let me tell you about my living situation. I am alone most of the time. Both of my darling children are grown, one on his own, the other at college full time. My Very Significant Other is assistant warden in a state prison over 100 miles away, s... Read more

Wow... long time since I last blogged!

Thursday, November 06, 2014      4 comments

I have definitely had some low points and high points over the past few years. I was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella - which means the cartilage on the backs of my kneecaps is rough, so that it irritates the tendons that move across ... Read more

How I Spent My Summer Vacation...

Saturday, August 25, 2012      2 comments

My family vacation was awesome this year! My sweet baby daughter graduates from high school next May, so (as we did for her brother 4 years prior) we planned a grand beach vacation for her and a friend. We rented a beautiful condo on South Padre... Read more

The Lackadaisical Gardener

Friday, August 17, 2012      1 comments

I played hooky today! I guess that's not exactly accurate, since I did tell my boss yesterday I was taking off today. But it felt good to get out of bed when I wanted instead of setting an alarm. My usual first activity is to go to the gym, but ... Read more

I'm a... gym rat?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012      2 comments

About a year ago I posted a blog about how I realized I'd formed a workout habit (wow, has it really been that long?), and wanted to get up to go work out every day. This morning brought another revelation. I like sweating. I like being AT ... Read more


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