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What is Kombucha?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013      17 comments

Since some of you asked . . . . . Kombucha is a raw, fermented, probiotic, and naturally carbonated tea. About a year ago, I was looking for a replacement for soda pop and came across kombucha and dozen other interesting drinks. I tried m... Read more
Yes, I am thrilled!
Monday, December 09, 2013      18 comments

I have a hard time just getting on the elliptical. I always having something else to do and I feel like I'm 'wasting time' . (Yeah, I know I'm actually 'investing' in my health.) One of the ways to 'trick' myself into getting on it is... Read more
Promise Yourself
Sunday, December 08, 2013      20 comments

I came across this lofty aspiration in my Facebook subscriptions and found it to be very inspiring. Thought you might enjoy it as well. Promise Yourself ... Read more
Shimmering, shivering Saturday
Sunday, December 08, 2013      19 comments

We didn't get much snow at all, only about an inch. We're only an hour (as the crow flies) from the coast so we didn't get nearly as much snow ( 3 to 6 inches) as they did farther inland. But temps went up and rained on the snow and now the t... Read more
Oh Deer!!!! It's snowing & thoughts
Friday, December 06, 2013      22 comments

Finally the weather forecast got it right. Snow is falling . . . . well more like ice pellets -- but it is accumulating. They're calling for up to 10 inches in the mountains around us from this storm over the next 24 hours. Then the temps ... Read more
Stress Management - laughs for everyone
Thursday, December 05, 2013      19 comments

Stress Management for everyone!!! A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass... Read more
Celebrating simple blessings
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      19 comments

One year ago, I could barely load and move one wheelbarrow full of fire wood. I remember being SO excited that day I did . . . but I paid for it dearly (too much too soon). But it was a major step in the right direction. Today, I had to ... Read more
Bowl full of smiles
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      16 comments

Actually, I had to go looking for some smiles today . . . . I'm attempting to transfer the necessary stuff from my old laptop (emphasis on OLD) to my new one. The new on... Read more
Post Thanksgiving - review and evaluation
Monday, December 02, 2013      10 comments

So, I've gained less than half a pound since last Wednesday. That ain't bad considering I ate some really good food and did no actual workout all weekend. Lots of activity (walking, planting 25 trees, etc.) but no ST or cardio. My creativ... Read more
Saturday update
Saturday, November 30, 2013      15 comments

Well, I did okay on Thanksgiving, but my calories are up for the 4 day weekend. DH is home and he always cooks good stuff. So rather than having 1 of his awesome meals and 2 Spark meals, I'm doing 2 of his . . . and it's still more calories t... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving! (no after dinner coma!)
Thursday, November 28, 2013      16 comments

I'm so proud of myself. I stayed within my calorie budget!!! DH did a perfect pork roast, gravy, Chef Megs oven fries (yams, sweet & regular potatoes), stuffing, cranberries. It was all so yummy. Knowing this would not be my ... Read more
SparkFriends - So many blessings!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      18 comments

Most of the stuff I had to get done yesterday was accomplished. The big aquarium which was sitting in a puddle of water has been relocated and did not ruin the table it was sitting on (another of DH's awesome custom wood projects). Ap... Read more
Turkey Day Reminder
Monday, November 25, 2013      16 comments

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Riding down the canyon
Sunday, November 24, 2013      16 comments

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous but it's supposed to change later this week. We had so much we needed to do . . . We needed to plant 20 trees. We needed to finish chipping the downed limbs and branches. We needed to mov... Read more
The Gift
Saturday, November 23, 2013      15 comments

The weather is amazing..... brisk, cold nights in the 20s, bright sunshine during the day near 50. DH and I had the most amazing thing happen this morning. We were in the hot tub (on the back deck) and watch as a doe came to the water hol... Read more

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