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Cutting losses and moving on

Friday, June 01, 2012      6 comments

In September, the light of my life Mike passed away very unexpectedly from a massive heart attack. Since then Iíve had trouble picking myself up and getting back to some semblance of normal life. I over-estimated my ability to move on after a l... Read more

Grieving

Monday, September 19, 2011      5 comments

The love of my life and my best friend died very unexpectedly Saturday morning of a massive heart attack. Heís been my everything for ten years. I often told him he was my sanity because without him some the events in those ten years would have... Read more

Thank you, Hurricane Irene

Sunday, September 04, 2011      4 comments

Hurricane Irene was fairly gentle with us when she roared through. Our power went out for an hour or so Saturday night and then went off again Sunday afternoon for a few hours. Word has it that someone trying to get a limb off a power line took ... Read more

Resuscitating a Pedometer

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      2 comments

I wonder how many pedometers have drowned and been tossed in the trash. Itís happened to a few cell phones in my family. Up until Friday, Iíd been very careful about checking my pockets whenever I did a load of wash. I was always fearful Iíd for... Read more

February

Saturday, February 26, 2011      2 comments

There have been lots of posts this winter about how wearisome it is enduring all the cold weather and snow. There are those of us who just plain hate cold weather. I for one hate having my hands get like sandpaper. I canít put on hose or synthe... Read more

Christmas Diet Saboteurs

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      3 comments

Middle school teachers don't get tons of presents like the elementary ones do because each child has at least five teachers. Itís tough to cover gifts for that many. Of the few I do get, most are either candles, bath products, or something to ea... Read more

An Unexpected Source of Motivation

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      3 comments

This week I took my flip video camera to school so I could tape me presenting a lesson. I wanted to see if I could pick up on things I was without being aware of it. I learned some other things about myself that arenít related to school at all. ... Read more

The Evil Scale

Sunday, September 26, 2010      3 comments

My scale is against me. I bought it a number or years ago when I realized the one I had was weighing me at least 5 pounds lighter than reality. Apparently, my daughter had taken her revenge on it when her weight kept going up by jumping up and d... Read more

Success, Chores Completed, and Payback

Monday, August 09, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday everything just came together perfectly. I worked in the yard as long as my strength held out and got a lot of maintenance done, mainly getting ready to seed bare spots in back, and spreading mulch. My meal tracking resulted in a perfe... Read more

The Sin of Wasting Food

Thursday, July 08, 2010      2 comments

I was brought up by parents who grew up during the Great Depression. You didnít throw anything away if there were some way it could be reused. Hand-me-downs were a way of life. I couldnít wait for my older sisters to outgrow some of their clothe... Read more

My Very First Blog - Ever!

Sunday, June 06, 2010      6 comments

When I first joined SparkPeople, I wanted to lose weight, but I wasn't very committed. I set some goals and that was about it. After gaining more weight this winter and spring, I thought there was something physically wrong. I had no energ... Read more


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