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Still decluttering
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      14 comments

Have to admit, I have a bad case of spring fever. But instead of whining, I poured another cup of coffee and will blog instead. On a positive note, our weather could always be worse, right? (Am looking at you Minnesota!!) Besides, we've alre... Read more
Brody bits... he is a teenager!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018      9 comments

Just sitting here watching it snow (yup, the calendar says it's April) with a sleeping dog on my lap. No, it isn't Riley, my sweet petite doodle. He's over on the dog bed - pouting. The lapdog is my funny little rescue, Brody, who has reached... Read more
Brody bits in which Brody shares his latest school adventure
Thursday, March 22, 2018      13 comments

Let's try this post again... take #2 As I was reminded, it’s been a while since Brody shared about life from the perspective of an 18mo rescued Cockapoo. As many of you already know, both of my dogs are certified therapy dogs. Brody’s job... Read more
Planner wrap up (and disclaimers)
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      13 comments

I love reading all the comments on my blog and page. Likewise, I get a lot out of reading others' comments on the blogs and pages I visit. It's been said before - but bears repeating - this is an amazing community. Likewise, I do want to ... Read more
No person (or planner) is perfect!
Thursday, March 01, 2018      9 comments

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Sparking with a planner
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      9 comments

Like so many of you, I have spent a lifetime trying to find ways to support my health through better food choices and exercise. That’s one of the main reasons we’re here – right? For months (years?), I have been stuck in the “thinking about” a... Read more
Forces decluttering
Sunday, January 21, 2018      11 comments

My latest attempt at decluttering was unscheduled and comes with both positive and negatives... a wet basement. After an extraordinary thaw (remember that 50 degree temperature swing in less than 24 hrs I mentioned?) coupled with rain, my norma... Read more
Morning re-do
Monday, January 08, 2018      12 comments

Oh, how easily we fall into bad habits... why not the good ones? There must be some research on that out there or else some grad student looking for a doctoral thesis. As I sit here on the couch - in my jammies, coffee cup to the right, napp... Read more
The year of letting go
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      14 comments

Have you gone through the New Year ritual of reflecting on 2017 and looking forward to 2018? Mine is still in progress but here's a status report. I don't consciously set resolutions and goals (had enough of that throughout my career in ev... Read more
Brody bits in which dog meets snow
Thursday, December 14, 2017      9 comments

It's been a while since Brody has shared his view of life so our recent lake effect snow event prompted me to share. We live about 15 miles off the southeast corner of one of the Great Lakes - Ontario to be exact. When our generous Canadian ne... Read more
Tis the season... to maintain!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      7 comments

Another light bulb moment courtesy of a SP article today... As someone who is trying to lose "just one more pound" as well as a person who gene... Read more
Another light bulb moment... thanks to a SP article
Monday, December 11, 2017      17 comments

Just finished reading one of the highlighted articles, a new one by Jen Mueller, on today's SP Start page called "100 reasons why now is the right time to lose weight." My first reaction was to do a mini-eye roll while thinking "Yeah, un-huh, s... Read more
Who is at the top of your list this season?
Thursday, December 07, 2017      11 comments

Looking back, I remember the hectic and stressful days of Decembers past. Long "to do" lists and even longer lines at the check out, late nights baking and wrapping, schedules full of lots of extras as well as ongoing family and work obligation... Read more
Being thankful... how it made a real difference.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      13 comments

Every year, right around this time, I join millions of other Americans in celebrating our national holiday known as Thanksgiving. We gather, we feast, we give thanks. As I think about my many blessings, as I have in the past, I realized there ... Read more
Decluttering... by saying no
Thursday, November 16, 2017      9 comments

Confession time: I said "no" the other day and I am still racked with guilt. There's no way around it, I'm feeling guilty because I said it to "My Mother" (you can substitute your husband, significant other, child...) Yikes, I just felt a ti... Read more

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