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  • Settling back into my routine

    7/26/2016 7:11:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Fell asleep real early last night, and Cooper woke me up early this morning. But it felt good to be in my apartment with my own pillow, and food... Read more

  • Made it home from Wisconsin

    7/26/2016 5:10:40 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I am home. I've been home since Sunday night about 9pm. It was a great trip but I could of done without all of the shopping at Door County.... Read more

  • Home again

    7/25/2016 2:19:03 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night the folks next to us in the hotel were partying, and smoking weed. I was not happy. But today we were let back into our apartments s... Read more

  • kayaking, movie, etc

    7/24/2016 4:58:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    You know a few days ago in a blog I mentioned that I would probably kill someone if I had to live with them for six months, much less 50 years? ... Read more

  • The adventure continues...

    7/23/2016 6:42:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The situation in my apartment building has actually gotten worse. Today, conditions were bad enough on my floor that we weren't even allowed bac... Read more

  • Made it to Wisconsin

    7/22/2016 10:53:29 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, made it to Wisconsin okay. Went to Lambeau Field when we got there. Talk about being in heaven. Went on the tour and had a blast. Got to go... Read more

  • ...And the ceiling caved in

    7/22/2016 1:44:50 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    At 1:56AM last night I heard a loud noise and my dog leaped off the bed and ran to the door barking, and kept barking for about 15 minutes, while... Read more

  • Elevator's out of service

    7/21/2016 6:12:12 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    ...And I live on the third floor. Good thing the grocery shopping is done for the week already! Cooper was a little confused when I made him wa... Read more

  • Morning run

    7/20/2016 8:23:48 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was actually a little on the chilly side this morning, so I took advantage and went for a long run before it started heating up. A little ove... Read more

  • Bugs?

    7/19/2016 8:09:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So, maintenance guy knocked on my door this afternoon... they are checking everyone one's apartments for bedbugs. Ewww. Makes me wonder. Does ... Read more

  • Celebrations upcoming

    7/18/2016 6:30:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got my eldest niece's birthday present in the mail to her today. It will probably get there before her birthday, but that's okay. I just got ... Read more

  • Not hungry today

    7/17/2016 10:12:51 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I think this is the longest I have gone between blogs in a long time. My evenings have just gotten away from me. I had the opportunity to g... Read more

  • Lost another pound plus trip is getting close

    7/17/2016 8:12:01 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've lost about 4 pounds this past week but lost a pound since yesterday. At the beginning of last week I was 186 pounds. I went down a pou... Read more

  • A little rain... a very little

    7/14/2016 4:08:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It did rain a little this morning, but not enough. And it didn't moderate the temperature, in fact it just made it more muggy. Meh. Cooper rea... Read more

  • Hot today

    7/13/2016 10:17:02 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was in the 90s today. too hot! I went to the neurologist for another set of Botox injections this afternoon. I actually went 14 days withou... Read more

  • Toasty warm

    7/12/2016 9:23:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was hot today, so Cooper didn't feel like walking much during the day. I did get him out for a good walk this evening before dinner though. ... Read more

  • Family cook out

    7/11/2016 10:29:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I spent the day at my parents' house. Cooper woke me up really early (before sunrise) wanting to snuggle, so I got a jump on the day. Did the l... Read more

  • I am "the answer to the Universe and everything..."

    7/10/2016 4:01:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    If you have ever read Douglass Adams then you get the reference... I turn 42 to today. I am trying to take it in stride and stay positive about ... Read more

  • Fun with mom

    7/9/2016 7:15:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I spent the morning with mom. She has a litany of "good ideas" every morning, which are generally pretty awful. They are meant as jokes. Good ... Read more

  • Cooper's vet visit... paving

    7/8/2016 3:45:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper was a champ at the vet's office. He didn't pee on the vet or the assistant, didn't try to bite or anything... just was cute and accommoda... Read more

  • 2 minute planks

    7/7/2016 9:06:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've increased my time on my planks. The first one today was at the 1 minute mark but the last 2 planks were longer. I did those for 2 minu... Read more

  • Muggy day

    7/7/2016 8:07:15 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I took Cooper out at 7:30 this morning, thinking that it might still be cool enough that he might feel like walking... and I was right. He was g... Read more

  • Empty lot

    7/6/2016 5:51:33 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    They are supposed to pave our parking lots over the next two days, so everyone had to move their cars today, and park on one of the surrounding s... Read more

  • I gave up my fitbit

    7/6/2016 5:24:17 PM, by FLOWERLILLY_777

    I have been working on my lifestyle change for about 4 weeks. I had a fitbit (the original ) I was using it to track my steps. I loved my tracker... Read more

  • Long day on Saturday

    7/5/2016 9:26:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    This past Saturday I went to Peoria, IL, (an hour east of where I live) to go shopping with my aunt and uncle who I will be going to Wisconsin wi... Read more

  • Getting stuff done...

    7/5/2016 7:31:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I left Cooper with mom and dad this morning so I could run errands and get my blood work taken care of on time. Got the shopping done for the co... Read more

  • Happy 4th of July!

    7/4/2016 7:48:38 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Family cook out tonight. I stayed just long enough to visit and eat. I wanted to get home before dark when people start setting off their firew... Read more

  • Quiet weekend

    7/3/2016 3:18:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I did indeed skip the kayaking trip today. I am happy with the decision, since it turned into a group of about 10 going out, so they will be mov... Read more

  • Flat dog

    7/1/2016 7:32:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper did his "flat dog" impression for most of the day, despite the fact it wasn't all that hot out. In fact, there was a surprise rain shower... Read more

  • I am loving the planks

    6/30/2016 9:15:10 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am loving the planks. I am so glad that I decided to do them. My last 2 planks today I had to do back to back because the time that I usually d... Read more

  • Quiet day at home with the dog... plus grocery shopping

    6/30/2016 3:21:33 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Thursday are my deep cleaning day in my apartment. I also do my major grocery shopping at Aldi's on Thursdays. I did all that, got it all done ... Read more

  • My planks

    6/29/2016 10:04:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I have gone from doing my planks on my forearms and doing them for 50 seconds to doing them in the push up position (on my hands and the up... Read more

  • Neurologist... day with parents

    6/29/2016 8:04:30 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had an early afternoon appointment with the neurologist, and dad drove me, so I just stayed at their house after arriving early in the morning.... Read more

  • A pleasant day... blessings

    6/28/2016 6:51:01 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I get to spend my morning with mom tomorrow, and my afternoon with dad. I am so lucky to have a good relationship with my parents. I do not tak... Read more

  • It rained!

    6/27/2016 9:01:19 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    We got about half an inch overnight. We needed that. Unfortunately there is no more rain in the forecast for the next two weeks. It was nice ... Read more

  • Making the prudent choice, and being okay with it

    6/26/2016 8:13:35 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I decided after much hemming and hawing, not to go kayaking today. Yes, I love kayaking, but Lake Erie is a moody witch, and I didn't want to ch... Read more

  • Saturday lunch... and debating with myself

    6/25/2016 5:34:03 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    On Saturdays I go to my parents' house and cook lunch for us. It is nice to cook for more than just myself, and more variety of dishes. Mom is ... Read more

  • My planks

    6/25/2016 3:11:43 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I got up to 30 seconds for a while. My last plank last night was 35 seconds. This morning I went for 50 seconds. That was the only one so f... Read more

  • Exciting day on the water

    6/24/2016 2:39:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went kayaking with my brother, Jeremy, this morning on Lake Erie. Early start. We got on the water by 7:15am. We launched from Wright Park B... Read more

  • Clean house

    6/23/2016 8:52:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Today was my weekly deep clean of my apartment and grocery shopping day. Got everything done by 2pm. Then pedaled and read, walked Cooper, made... Read more

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