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And Time Goes By
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      1 comments

Time. We are only allotted so much here on earth. My Dad's older sister Doris passed on Monday night. That leaves only three of the original seven siblings of that generation still roaming the planet. We will say our final farewells to her o... Read more
Back into the old ways
Friday, July 05, 2019      2 comments

I went Strawberry picking early on Wednesday morning and came home with 11 pounds after a 40 minute pick. Two years ago I couldn't kneel for that long, so I haven't been in a while. I spent the next four hours turning the berries into two batc... Read more
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Sunday, June 23, 2019      13 comments

Today is a day of personal celebration; it has now been six months at goal weight!! emoticon I have kept within ... Read more
Resting up today
Monday, May 20, 2019      5 comments

Yesterday was quite the busy day. I started the family dinner in the crockpot as I knew I would be out at dinner time. I drove into Portland for the 09:... Read more
A Morning For The Record Books
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      3 comments

Today was a day off from work that I was intending to use to sleep in....DH and I were rudely awakened at 0610 by what sounded like a gunshot! We bolted and dressed and rushed outside to find one of our service cables in the middle of the drive... Read more
My Archeological Dig
Wednesday, April 10, 2019      3 comments

Sometimes the most innocuous activities lead to self discoveries. I filed our income taxes last week. Part of completing this nastiness is cleaning out some of the files in our cabinet. It was time to shred the supporting documents behind our... Read more
In an Instant
Sunday, January 20, 2019      4 comments

Life can dramatically change in an instant. This has been brought home to me due to an in-the-home accident suffered by my brother-in-law. About two weeks ago he slipped and fell down the stairs in his house. He decided not to seek medical ev... Read more
It's D-day
Monday, September 03, 2018      16 comments

Well gang, the time has come. I have reached my stated goal weight of 155 lbs. I am still in the overweight range for BMI. It is time to decide if I should PRESS ON and go for another 5 to 10. My body seems to be making the decision for me a... Read more
Faced Temptation and Won
Friday, April 27, 2018      6 comments

Tonight was the conpany awards banquet. I got all fancied up and went knowing the appetizer line, bar and buffet lines were temptations to be dealt with. I limited my appetizers to just 1 small taste of about a third of the offerings. One gl... Read more
And the Proof of the Spark Program is in the Numbers
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      8 comments

I had my annual check-up with my Cardiologist today. My numbers were impressive. I am down 8 pounds since last year, my triglicerides went down 40 points, my fasting blood sugar was down 12 points and my systolic blood pressure was down 10 poi... Read more
And Time Marches On
Sunday, March 04, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday was a milestone for my Hubby and me. It was our 39th Wedding Anniversary. It still seems like yesterday. We went out for dinner, just the two of us. With our two grown sons still living under our roof, alone together time is hard t... Read more
The Good and the Bad
Saturday, November 18, 2017      3 comments

This week has been a roller coaster. The good came in the form of good days at work-busy but successful. It was also good that the church Holly Fair was today and all the preparations for this annual event are at an end. There was concern... Read more
Oh, the things we miss
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      1 comments

The alarm clock went off yesterday morning only because of the battery back-up. We, like 499,000 other Mainers were without power. The storm brought 1.5 to 3.5 inches of rain and winds up to 70 mph. A few of my fellow laboratory scientists ha... Read more
And Life Goes On
Friday, October 20, 2017      4 comments

The past two months have been a challange for Hubby and me. He has been fighting recurring bouts of cellulitis in one leg or the other. Numerous trips to the doc and now a referral to the vascular institute at a local medical center. We hope ... Read more
Learning for Life
Wednesday, September 27, 2017      5 comments

Joining this site is another step in the long fight against weight gain. I got really serious about it a couple years ago when a work colleague turned me onto CalorieCount. With that support and encouragement at work I took off 40 pounds from ... Read more

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