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Is Diet Pop the Cause?
Thursday, April 02, 2015      5 comments

When I was a teenager I started drinking diet pop because I was always on a diet and everyone knows you don't drink all that sugar from regular pop when you are trying to lose weight. I've been a regular diet pop drinker all my adult years. A fe... Read more
How Do They Do It?
Monday, September 01, 2014      2 comments

I just answered the Trivia questions for today, Sept. 1. I see on the Leader Board,that some people have answered 6 questions already. How do they have 6 questions on the first day of the month when you can only answer 3 questions in a day? I'v... Read more
Ready For School?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      2 comments

Tomorrow we go back to school for inservice or professional development. We have to sit through training all day and then have open house for an hour in the evening. It's a lot on our first day back. We have another day of inservice on Thurs. an... Read more
Back Home
Sunday, August 24, 2014      1 comments

Returned from our vacation"Up North". We had perfect weather (even though the forecast was rain all 4 days we were there!). We drove over 5 hours, which gave me time to work on a difficult shawl that I had to rip out 6 rows! I hope I'm on the r... Read more
Vacationing in Michigan
Friday, August 22, 2014      2 comments

This weekend my family rented a house in Petoskey. We went to Machinac Island today. You have to take a ferry across to the island. My husband and I went on a carriage ride around the island and our girls' families chose to ride bikes. No automo... Read more
Quality Time With My "Sis"
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      2 comments

Most people don't believe it when I say my best friend is my daughter's mother-in-law. We started out quilting together when our kids were going out. Our friendship has grown so much that we talk everyday and have add knitting to our interests... Read more
Pinched Knee!
Sunday, August 17, 2014      2 comments

Okay, something I never knew you could get, and of course I got it! My patella tendon that goes lengthwise over your knee became pinched in my knee joint. It's still swollen a little, but I was good all weekend staying off it and icing it. I ca... Read more
Messed Up Knee Again
Thursday, August 14, 2014      4 comments

I went to work in my school classroom and decided to put up a poster. I couldn't reach it, so I got a student chair out (second grade). I stepped up and straightened my knee. I left something tear in my knee and instant intense pain. I've had ... Read more
Garage Sale
Friday, August 08, 2014      2 comments

There is a big garage sale this weekend on US12, at least in Michigan. My daughter lives in a subdivision on US12 and our families went in together to do a garage sale. It runs today through Sun. It starts in New Buffalo and runs across the st... Read more
Knee Recovery
Thursday, August 07, 2014      0 comments

Yesterday I got my Synvisc One shot from the orthopedic doctor. At first, I felt real pressure on my knee and I could hardly stand up. Most of the day yesterday there was a bulge at the injection site and I hobbled around. Today it's better and... Read more
Climbing Out of My Hole
Saturday, August 02, 2014      3 comments

This has been a difficult week. I had several doctor visits and they didn't go so well. I found my A1C was really high again, my meds. were increased, I'm facing hand surgery in 2 weeks, starting shots to my knee for a torn meniscus and arthriti... Read more
Disappointing Summer
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      1 comments

I did it again this summer! I went to a Zumba class at the local YMCA the Monday after school got out and I messed up my knee. I have constant pain and I have difficulty straightening my knee. It's much better now, but I'm going to an orthopedic... Read more
Food is My Drug of Choice
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      2 comments

I'm an emotional eater. I eat for any and all emotions: happy, sad, excited, nervous, mad. Food has become my drug of choice. It's my best friend, that is leading me to death. It doesn't talk back or argue with me. I eat when I'm not hungry and ... Read more
My Weekly Goals for Change
Monday, July 07, 2014      5 comments

You always hear that you can't expect things to change if you keep making the same mistakes over and over. I've been thinking that I need to pick a goal each week that I'm going complete to change in my lifestyle for the better. For example, t... Read more