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weigh in! I was surprised......
Saturday, December 11, 2010      4 comments

Weigh in .......150.4 ( 1 lb lost! ) er I was surprised! Last night I was all dressed and ready to go to my swim team's Christmas party and my son says to me : " mom that make up you are wearing really makes you look like you have an eye infe... Read more
MIRACLES DO HAPPEN...I had a small one happen today!
Friday, December 10, 2010      6 comments

As you might know being self employed has it's challenges, especially in the first year of the business, and as you don't know maybe, is that tonight is my team's Christmas party and I REALLY , seriously , REALLY wanted to go to the dinner AND s... Read more
Friday, December 10, 2010      8 comments

Last night's ladies Christmas dinner was lovely, the food was delicious and healthy for the most part- LOADS of colorful veggies! YAY! I got home about 11:20 pm- ish after the clean up, I was exhausted ( Vacuuming in 6 inch heels will do that... Read more
The good thing about it is......
Thursday, December 09, 2010      6 comments

Every week on a Thursday I have interviews at my house for the book..... The good thing about it is..... It forces me to have the house spic and span and shiny! Every week I have a weigh in ..... The good thing about it is...... TH... Read more
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      10 comments

SO the interview with the nutritionist has been postponed .....not a biggie.. I have tons of work to keep my busy! MORE SNOW last night so I shoveled a little this morning! off to the Library later to return my "read" ( past tense) b... Read more
Monday, December 06, 2010      7 comments

This pic was taken yesterday BEFORE we got the big dump of snow overnight, the kids were SO EXCITED this morning! Of course the grown ups not so much, WE had to shovel the... Read more
It's starting to look like a book! SO EXCITING.
Saturday, December 04, 2010      5 comments

The process of writing a non- fiction book is a lot different to writing a novel. First there are interviews and piles of clippings, photos and letters to be gathered. Then there is the transcribing , which can be very time consuming. T... Read more
Friday, December 03, 2010      6 comments

It's cold and gray today but the sunrise was beautiful....... first day of snow pants today for the kids..... not that there was a lot of snow, it was literally a dusting... Read more
Thinking about New Year's Resolutions already!
Thursday, December 02, 2010      8 comments

Today I had to write a column for my monthly contribution to a local newsletter and the subject was NEW YEAR's, so I had to get into that thinking already. Wouldn't it be great if I used DEC as a TRAIL RUN for my New Year's ... Read more
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      8 comments

I started reading the book last night , "EAT , PRAY , LOVE " by ELizabeth Gilbert and I let me just say firstly it is so nice to be reading again. I have this self imposed thing where I don't allow myself to READ while I write, I think it int... Read more
I did it!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      9 comments

I finally finished the rough draft of my novel. I must say I really enjoyed it and I miss checking in on my characters each day. over 100, 000 words and I really only ... Read more
Congrats in the first novel !!!!( not mine)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      4 comments

A friend of ours( Hanna De Jager) has her first book in print: ( She is living in Canada, but originally from South Africa)
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I heard back FINALLY!!!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      9 comments

Some of you might know that I have been waiting to hear back from an editor with regards to publishing my column on Adopted Children from China who come to Canada and I had not heard anything, I pretty much gave up on it.....sent a follow up... Read more
Breaking dawn.....
Monday, November 22, 2010      5 comments

Breaking Dawn over the Lake November 19th- This was Friday morning ..... This morning I am thinking about those who have lost loved ones in the last weeks. Thi... Read more
Black bean microwave brownies....yum
Sunday, November 21, 2010      5 comments

I have adapted a microwave brownie to include pureed raisins ( to reduce the sugar) and Black beans ( to increase fiber and protein) and the kids love them. I reduce the sugar by half a cup of brown sugar and nobody notices....they get a scoop o... Read more

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