My 4 Year Spark Anniversary
Friday, July 08, 2016      20 comments

emoticon I've been a member of SparkPeople for 4 years!! I joined on July 8, 2012. It's been an interesting ... Read more
Keeping Busy and Crafting
Thursday, June 30, 2016      29 comments

Many of you know that I am now retired. Last year, a kind friend invited me to take an empty table at a Holiday Craft Show that she organizes. It was a lot of fun! THIS year, she sent me a contract! So I figured I better get busy! I h... Read more
May Recap
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      19 comments

Well, I didn't earn a Gold Medal this month, but I did accrue 2,500 fitness minutes! I'll take that, thank you very much! I don't think I'm going to set exercise goals for June. I was doing better when I didn't pressure myself to do so muc... Read more
April Recap and May Goals
Monday, May 02, 2016      26 comments

At the end of March I set 2 goals for myself for the month of April: 1. Earn 2 Gold Medals in the month. 2. Achieve 2750 fitness minutes. I didn't achieve either goal. Am I upset? No. Disappointed? A little. Am I going to giv... Read more
My Unexpected Absence
Sunday, April 10, 2016      24 comments

I have osteoarthritis in basically every major joint of my body. I've been taking Celebrex for years now with no problems at all. I ran out of my prescription last Saturday, but I thought I'd be okay since I knew I would be seeing the doctor ... Read more
March Recap and April Goals
Sunday, April 03, 2016      14 comments

At the beginning of March I set 3 goals for myself: 1. To earn at least 1 Gold Medal, 2. To earn 2,500 fitness minutes for myself, 3. *brain fart* I can't remember!! So I earned 3 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals for the month of Ma... Read more
My Busy Weekend
Sunday, March 13, 2016      21 comments

So, back in November I had a garage sale for 2 days. Got rid of a bunch of stuff, and was happy. Repacked what was left over, and in addition to packing things up for donation, I set aside some of the better stuff for a flea market in March. ... Read more
February Update and March Goals
Sunday, February 28, 2016      23 comments

At the beginning of February, I set a goal to achieve a 1,000 Fitness Minutes Award for the month of February. I was determined, and I'm happy to report that I have earned a 2,000 Fitness Minutes Award for February!! Wow, right? So, March... Read more
February Goals
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      24 comments

I normally don't do this, but wanted to purposefully plan an increase in my activity levels. So, my first goal for the month of February is to earn a 1,000 Fitness Minutes award. So far, I'm 3 days for 3 days!! Yay!! I've noticed that my ene... Read more
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      33 comments

Cuddles was my beautiful, precious cat. I had her for about 10 years, and how we came to be together is a story. I live in an apartment comple... Read more
Happy New Year!
Friday, January 01, 2016      17 comments

I drove to my brother's in Virginia for Christmas. It's an 8 hour drive, and it was the first long drive I'd done since my heart surgery, so I was a little concerned with whether or not I would be okay. No worries - I was tired at the end of t... Read more
Christmas Plans
Saturday, December 19, 2015      17 comments

As many of you already know, I am moving back in with DH. The past couple of weeks have been intense packing up of things and the weekends have been a blur of moving big stuff. Today a dear college friend of DH came and helped us move many pie... Read more
Recap of The Busy Weekend, Knee Progress, and Thanksgiving Menu
Monday, November 23, 2015      20 comments

This past weekend I had a garage sale, literally IN the garage. Saturday went really, really well, and I guess I got rid of about half of what I had. On Sunday, I actually had 2 return customers who both bought more books - yay! I didn't do a... Read more
Busy Weekend Ahead
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      21 comments

I've been very busy going through my basement. I live in a 2 bedroom garden apartment. It has a front door and a back door, and is an up and down. On the first floor is the kitchen, dining room , and living room. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and ... Read more
My School Situation - The End
Monday, November 16, 2015      21 comments

A dear friend recently asked me "has your school situation resolved itself yet?" I've been procrastinating about writing this blog, but here is the answer: It has. I resigned. That's the short story. The longer explanation is this: ... Read more

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