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Saturday, March 31, 2018      12 comments

We are alone for Easter and house is in disarray as flooring company is trying to complete tiling job of three rooms. In a little house that means everything is torn up! Oh well, this shall pass and I hope to get to church tomorrow after m... Read more
Meaningful Christmas Cards
Saturday, January 13, 2018      6 comments

Told a friend last month that I was done sending Christmas cards, BUT I take those words back. Many arrived after we left for NC and I just read all of them and the wonderful notes and letters that accompany them. Cards themselves are really bea... Read more
Last Time I Go To Movie Theater!
Sunday, August 27, 2017      13 comments

The movie was very good! Price not bad for matinee! DH willingly went with me! BUT that screen was so big even though we sat in back area, I got motion sickness. And it started in the first few scenes. I had to hide my eyes much of the time... Read more
Sunday, August 20, 2017      4 comments

Finally, after being diagnosed with tendinitis in my achilles tendon last January, I am back to walking seriously - not long distances - but for 20 to 30 minutes. Our grandson's dog is Black Lab and German Shepherd mix and also needs more exerc... Read more
We "Animal Sit" When Our Kids Are On Vacation
Saturday, July 29, 2017      7 comments

Our kids got home on Friday from a great week at Fontana Lake in Nantahala National Forest close to TN border. They loved it as they had lake to themselves and could wakeboard to their heart's content. Water was warm, crystal clear, 250 ft. deep... Read more
An Eventful Day!!!
Saturday, June 24, 2017      6 comments

What an up and down day we had. Think we now have 11 here at Lake House. At 9 AM we had Skype from granddaughter in China who was at my nephew's apt. so we got to see Erin with her cousin, Dagan, and his wife, Bree. 4 yr. old Ayla played quietly... Read more
Thursday, February 09, 2017      6 comments

How quickly the days go by!!! The month is about 1/3 gone! Got exciting news tonight! Our granddaughter who is a senior at Butler University called to tell us exciting news. She is going to NYC for 5 days to film the Westminster Kennel Dog ... Read more
5 Years of Spinning the Wheel
Monday, August 22, 2016      5 comments

When I divide 1825 by 365, I get 5. That means the trophy I received today marks 5 years of spinning the wheel every day! Not sure how I managed to do that, but I did. We live in three different houses but I always drag my computer wherever I... Read more
Thursday, June 16, 2016      6 comments

My hubby often eats cereal for breakfast but due to lactose intolerance it has been low on my list of breakfast foods. But this morning we both had a Raisin Bran Granola from Aldi's (190 cal. per cup) topped with fresh strawberries, red raspber... Read more
I'm off to a Good Start on Ash Wednesday!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      4 comments

Day's not over, but it has been a good one! Dished up fresh fruit salad for breakfast, then remembered I said I would weigh and measure. so put fruit into measuring cup and guess what! I had the exact amount I wanted. Even weighed the Greek ... Read more
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      11 comments

Yes, it is Fat Tuesday and I am too fat!!! And a friend just left a whole lemon pie and a plate of cookies at our house! Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and I have decided to glorify God by doing the following - don't eat when not hungry, no sampl... Read more
Reflection on Exercise
Saturday, September 12, 2015      5 comments

No, I am not addicted to exercise. Sometimes I wish I were. My favorite exercise is water aerobics and I really enjoy it when done with a group as when I am in Florida for the winter. In NC I use my son's pool in our backyard as long as the ... Read more
1460 = 4 years
Sunday, August 23, 2015      4 comments

Just happened to look at the days I have spun the wheel and thought 1460 was a neat number and when I checked it out, it was exactly 4 years. I have been on SP since 2008, lost 50 lbs. in 14 months, maintained very well until the past year when... Read more
Thursday, December 25, 2014      14 comments

In six days I will complete my second 100 Days with No Sweets!!! Has it been difficult over the holidays? No, not really. Was I ever tempted to give in and eat some goodies? Sure, I was tempted, especially when I made chocolate coated ca... Read more
Saturday, September 06, 2014      4 comments

100 days ago I joined a Spark Team called 100 DAYS TO A NEW YOU. I had gotten to the place where I wanted too many sweets and my weight had crept up from maintenance some 15 lbs. so I decided to take the challenge of 100 days with NO SWEETS. ... Read more

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