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Vicarious Thrill
1/6/2013 12:46:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I don't care much for pro football, but I love college football..... and... As far removed as I am from my college days, I still get a thrill when my...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Update on the Ice Cream
1/4/2013 10:12:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As related to yesterday's discovery of ice cream in the freezer (I know, who DOESN'T KNOW how much ice cream is in the freezer???).... I haven't...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Did Walk it out on the wii today
1/4/2013 9:09:47 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Finally DH went back to bed so I got up at 7:30am to do my Wii game, Walk It Out after a month of no exercise. My shoulder/arm pain hurt so much...  Read more

KAREN608

Finders Weepers
1/3/2013 10:43:36 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Was cleaning out the freezer to make vegetable soup, and since it is my practice to put dibs and dabs of leftover vegetables in the freezer in little...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Small Victories
1/2/2013 10:37:42 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'll claim the small victories in spite of some colossal trip-ups. Threw away the leftovers rather than scarfing them down myself. Have had...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Resolution Finder
1/1/2013 11:54:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

While I find myself ambivalent about the new year, and reluctant to make New Years resolutions, I DID find this marvelous link that will suggest possi...  Read more

MCJULIEO

More Company!
12/31/2012 10:48:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

How great is it that just when I thought the holidays were completely over, I got a call from one of the kids who wanted to come down and celebrate th...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Eventful Year
12/31/2012 12:09:33 AM,  6 COMMENTS

What a year! My DH tells me that I am a real blessing to him... Sometimes I'm a blessing in disguise, he says.... This year has been full of...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Time Flies
12/30/2012 12:52:54 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Not just the evening, but the whole year has flown! I'm going to have the dickens of the time adjusting to writing 2013 on my checks!...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Holding On to Christmas
12/27/2012 5:34:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's December 27, and I've already seen a denuded discarded Christmas tree out for the trash men to pick up.... that was fast. I am going to leav...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Almost Feeling Empty
12/26/2012 5:49:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Part of the family has gone home, as of this afternoon, and I'm feeling bereft.... others have arrived for a short visit but part of my heart went wit...  Read more

MCJULIEO

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
12/25/2012 12:34:31 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Twas the night before Christmas and I'm looking at a plate full of goodies given by a dear friend, and munching a Jonagold apple... normally I have Pi...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Universal Truths
12/23/2012 9:28:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Jane Austen's opening line of Pride and Prejudice reads, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune,...  Read more

MCJULIEO

I Love Austin, Texas!
12/22/2012 10:53:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

We visited our kids in Austin today, and just enjoyed the city itself, as well as the family. The city has a reputation for being a haven for fre...  Read more

MCJULIEO

We're On a Roll!
12/21/2012 11:56:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW! We had carolers come to the door again tonight, and I have not the vaguest idea who they were, except MAYBE it was the highs...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Nice Surprise
12/21/2012 12:04:34 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Attended a memorial service for a friend late this afternoon....she was a godly, beautiful 99 year old, and had blessed many lives over a long and tra...  Read more

MCJULIEO

The Elves Did It!
12/20/2012 12:08:09 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I came back from a long day, and this is what I found in my living room. My daughter and her kids and a good friend made it happen..... my own pe...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Reminder to Myself
12/18/2012 10:08:24 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I pledge to stress less, enjoy more, eat less , savor more. spend less, give more, slow down, ease up and embrace the joy in each moment...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Oh What A Day
12/17/2012 11:00:29 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The grandchildren are here & I'm discovering what it's like to have picky eaters around. They like broccoli and green beans and raw carrots. Their mot...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Doesn't Do It Justice
12/17/2012 12:55:19 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Saw the most beautiful sunset. Snapped a photo. Was MUCH better in real life. ...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Days Are AFlyin'
12/15/2012 11:39:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

How did this day go so quickly?!?? It must be Christmas season!...  Read more

MCJULIEO

How Can It Be December 14 Already????!!!
12/14/2012 11:10:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The bumper sticker is particularly appropriate "CAUTION: Dates on Calendar are Closer Than They Appear" No decorations up. No presents wrappe...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Forgive Me For I Have Sinned...
12/13/2012 5:54:30 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Went to Church Ladies' Cookie Swap today..... we each brought 4 dozen to swap... You can see where this is going, can't you.? Now I h...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Frost!
12/12/2012 4:07:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Drat! After lovely warm days and days well after our usual expected first freeze, It frosted last night, and my beautiful tomato plants took a hit......  Read more

MCJULIEO

When Worlds Collide
12/11/2012 2:06:19 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It's so easy keeping parts of our lives separate, even though we don't try... but sometimes they just intersect... I've posted before about the b...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Getting Cold in the Underworld
12/11/2012 12:33:28 AM,  5 COMMENTS

In the "Hell Freezes Over" category: An Aggie won the Heisman trophy! Johnny Manziel, the thrilling quarterback for the surprising SEC newco...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Oh Deer!
12/9/2012 11:53:26 PM,  5 COMMENTS

We live near undeveloped hill country, and the deer are thick... the Texas White Tail Deer is small in stature but well acclimated to less than ideal...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Blessings
12/9/2012 12:40:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It's late and I need to go to bed, but I' m overcome with the awareness of all my blessings...the Psalmist wrote: "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Right Hand, Meet Left Hand...
12/7/2012 5:54:17 PM,  6 COMMENTS

A preacher was completing a temperance sermon. With great expression he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the r...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Feeling Encouraged
12/6/2012 10:16:40 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Where there happens to be a lot of chaos going on around me, what with the visiting grandchildren and all, it's a good kind of chaos, almost ENERGIZIN...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Little goals achieved build passion
12/5/2012 10:04:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am starting over and even though I had small goals, I did not let go my old goals. I said my new goal was 10 minutes on a stationary bike, but I was...  Read more

SIMMONSCORNER

Birthday Trepidation
12/5/2012 10:05:11 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My grown children want to bless me by fixing a surprise birthday meal... I will not be in control... All I know is: There will be Blue Bell ice...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Fairy Dust and Little Girls
12/4/2012 5:37:49 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I just noticed an overabundance of Fairy Dust around our house, and I just figured out where it came from: Little girls' clothes! Sparkley stuff...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Change Can Be Unsettling
12/3/2012 9:59:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I don't like change... when It is imposed upon me... but it doesn't bother me so much when it's my idea. I guess we all want to be in charge......  Read more

MCJULIEO

Ready for the Holidays?
12/2/2012 6:19:31 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Seen on a bumper sticker " CAUTION: Dates on calendar are closer than they appear" My next wave of company arrives...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Week vs Weak
12/1/2012 4:17:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Seven days without prayer makes one weak. ...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Wii fit says I weigh 10.3 pounds!
11/30/2012 8:34:12 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I had a big laugh today, as I replaced the balance board batteries, and got on to weigh, but something was amiss as it said I weighed 10.3 lbs!!! Wha?...  Read more

KAREN608

On Track Again?
11/30/2012 9:39:41 AM,  9 COMMENTS

My! How this illness lingers! Though it's been almost 6 days since the worst of the GI distress, I'm still feeling a little puny, moving slowly a...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Planning for Rest
11/29/2012 8:19:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I may have overextended myself yesterday... hardly got any sleep at all last night, and got up early to get the visiting brother-in-law off to the air...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Much Better
11/28/2012 9:59:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thank you all so much for all your kind words and thoughts as I have been concentrating on recuperating from this GI malady. Felt much better tod...  Read more

MCJULIEO

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