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Cutting losses and moving on
Friday, June 01, 2012      7 comments

In September, the light of my life Mike passed away very unexpectedly from a massive heart attack. Since then I’ve had trouble picking myself up and getting back to some semblance of normal life. I over-estimated my ability to move on after a l... Read more
Monday, September 19, 2011      5 comments

The love of my life and my best friend died very unexpectedly Saturday morning of a massive heart attack. He’s been my everything for ten years. I often told him he was my sanity because without him some the events in those ten years would have... Read more
Thank you, Hurricane Irene
Sunday, September 04, 2011      4 comments

Hurricane Irene was fairly gentle with us when she roared through. Our power went out for an hour or so Saturday night and then went off again Sunday afternoon for a few hours. Word has it that someone trying to get a limb off a power line took ... Read more
Resuscitating a Pedometer
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      2 comments

I wonder how many pedometers have drowned and been tossed in the trash. It’s happened to a few cell phones in my family. Up until Friday, I’d been very careful about checking my pockets whenever I did a load of wash. I was always fearful I’d for... Read more
Saturday, February 26, 2011      2 comments

There have been lots of posts this winter about how wearisome it is enduring all the cold weather and snow. There are those of us who just plain hate cold weather. I for one hate having my hands get like sandpaper. I can’t put on hose or synthe... Read more
Christmas Diet Saboteurs
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      3 comments

Middle school teachers don't get tons of presents like the elementary ones do because each child has at least five teachers. It’s tough to cover gifts for that many. Of the few I do get, most are either candles, bath products, or something to ea... Read more
An Unexpected Source of Motivation
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      3 comments

This week I took my flip video camera to school so I could tape me presenting a lesson. I wanted to see if I could pick up on things I was without being aware of it. I learned some other things about myself that aren’t related to school at all. ... Read more
The Evil Scale
Sunday, September 26, 2010      3 comments

My scale is against me. I bought it a number or years ago when I realized the one I had was weighing me at least 5 pounds lighter than reality. Apparently, my daughter had taken her revenge on it when her weight kept going up by jumping up and d... Read more
Success, Chores Completed, and Payback
Monday, August 09, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday everything just came together perfectly. I worked in the yard as long as my strength held out and got a lot of maintenance done, mainly getting ready to seed bare spots in back, and spreading mulch. My meal tracking resulted in a perfe... Read more
The Sin of Wasting Food
Thursday, July 08, 2010      2 comments

I was brought up by parents who grew up during the Great Depression. You didn’t throw anything away if there were some way it could be reused. Hand-me-downs were a way of life. I couldn’t wait for my older sisters to outgrow some of their clothe... Read more
My Very First Blog - Ever!
Sunday, June 06, 2010      6 comments

When I first joined SparkPeople, I wanted to lose weight, but I wasn't very committed. I set some goals and that was about it. After gaining more weight this winter and spring, I thought there was something physically wrong. I had no energ... Read more