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  • Vicarious Thrill

    1/6/2013 12:46:05 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I don't care much for pro football, but I love college football..... and... As far removed as I am from my college days, I still get a thrill whe... Read more

  • Update on the Ice Cream

    1/4/2013 10:12:18 PM, by MCJULIEO

    As related to yesterday's discovery of ice cream in the freezer (I know, who DOESN'T KNOW how much ice cream is in the freezer???).... I hav... Read more

  • Finders Weepers

    1/3/2013 10:43:36 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Was cleaning out the freezer to make vegetable soup, and since it is my practice to put dibs and dabs of leftover vegetables in the freezer in li... Read more

  • Small Victories

    1/2/2013 10:37:42 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'll claim the small victories in spite of some colossal trip-ups. Threw away the leftovers rather than scarfing them down myself. Have... Read more

  • Resolution Finder

    1/1/2013 11:54:43 PM, by MCJULIEO

    While I find myself ambivalent about the new year, and reluctant to make New Years resolutions, I DID find this marvelous link that will suggest ... Read more

  • More Company!

    12/31/2012 10:48:56 PM, by MCJULIEO

    How great is it that just when I thought the holidays were completely over, I got a call from one of the kids who wanted to come down and celebra... Read more

  • Eventful Year

    12/31/2012 12:09:33 AM, by MCJULIEO

    What a year! My DH tells me that I am a real blessing to him... Sometimes I'm a blessing in disguise, he says.... This year has been fu... Read more

  • Time Flies

    12/30/2012 12:52:54 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Not just the evening, but the whole year has flown! I'm going to have the dickens of the time adjusting to writing 2013 on my checks!... Read more

  • Holding On to Christmas

    12/27/2012 5:34:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It's December 27, and I've already seen a denuded discarded Christmas tree out for the trash men to pick up.... that was fast. I am going to... Read more

  • Almost Feeling Empty

    12/26/2012 5:49:05 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Part of the family has gone home, as of this afternoon, and I'm feeling bereft.... others have arrived for a short visit but part of my heart wen... Read more

  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    12/25/2012 12:34:31 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Twas the night before Christmas and I'm looking at a plate full of goodies given by a dear friend, and munching a Jonagold apple... normally I ha... Read more

  • Universal Truths

    12/23/2012 9:28:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Jane Austen's opening line of Pride and Prejudice reads, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good for... Read more

  • I Love Austin, Texas!

    12/22/2012 10:53:02 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We visited our kids in Austin today, and just enjoyed the city itself, as well as the family. The city has a reputation for being a haven fo... Read more

  • We're On a Roll!

    12/21/2012 11:56:45 PM, by MCJULIEO

    TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW! We had carolers come to the door again tonight, and I have not the vaguest idea who they were, except MAYBE it was the ... Read more

  • Nice Surprise

    12/21/2012 12:04:34 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Attended a memorial service for a friend late this afternoon....she was a godly, beautiful 99 year old, and had blessed many lives over a long an... Read more

  • The Elves Did It!

    12/20/2012 12:08:09 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I came back from a long day, and this is what I found in my living room. My ... Read more

  • Reminder to Myself

    12/18/2012 10:08:24 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I pledge to stress less, enjoy more, eat less , savor more. spend less, give more, slow down, ease up and embrace the joy in each m... Read more

  • Oh What A Day

    12/17/2012 11:00:29 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The grandchildren are here & I'm discovering what it's like to have picky eaters around. They like broccoli and green beans and raw carrots. Thei... Read more

  • Doesn't Do It Justice

    12/17/2012 12:55:19 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Saw the most beautiful sunset. Snapped a photo. Was MUCH better in real life. Read more

  • Days Are AFlyin'

    12/15/2012 11:39:56 PM, by MCJULIEO

    How did this day go so quickly?!?? It must be Christmas season!... Read more

  • How Can It Be December 14 Already????!!!

    12/14/2012 11:10:25 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The bumper sticker is particularly appropriate "CAUTION: Dates on Calendar are Closer Than They Appear" No decorations up. No presents w... Read more

  • Forgive Me For I Have Sinned...

    12/13/2012 5:54:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Went to Church Ladies' Cookie Swap today..... we each brought 4 dozen to swap... You can see where this is going, can't you.? No... Read more

  • Frost!

    12/12/2012 4:07:12 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Drat! After lovely warm days and days well after our usual expected first freeze, It frosted last night, and my beautiful tomato plants took a hi... Read more

  • When Worlds Collide

    12/11/2012 2:06:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It's so easy keeping parts of our lives separate, even though we don't try... but sometimes they just intersect... I've posted before about ... Read more

  • Getting Cold in the Underworld

    12/11/2012 12:33:28 AM, by MCJULIEO

    In the "Hell Freezes Over" category: An Aggie won the Heisman trophy! Johnny Manziel, the thrilling quarterback for the surprising SEC ... Read more

  • Oh Deer!

    12/9/2012 11:53:26 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We live near undeveloped hill country, and the deer are thick... the Texas White Tail Deer is small in stature but well acclimated to less than ... Read more

  • Blessings

    12/9/2012 12:40:35 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's late and I need to go to bed, but I' m overcome with the awareness of all my blessings...the Psalmist wrote: "My soul doth magnify the Lord,... Read more

  • Right Hand, Meet Left Hand...

    12/7/2012 5:54:17 PM, by MCJULIEO

    A preacher was completing a temperance sermon. With great expression he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and throw it into ... Read more

  • Feeling Encouraged

    12/6/2012 10:16:40 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Where there happens to be a lot of chaos going on around me, what with the visiting grandchildren and all, it's a good kind of chaos, almost ENER... Read more

  • Little goals achieved build passion

    12/5/2012 10:04:07 PM, by SIMMONSCORNER

    I am starting over and even though I had small goals, I did not let go my old goals. I said my new goal was 10 minutes on a stationary bike, but ... Read more

  • Birthday Trepidation

    12/5/2012 10:05:11 AM, by MCJULIEO

    My grown children want to bless me by fixing a surprise birthday meal... I will not be in control... All I know is: There will be Blue Bel... Read more

  • Fairy Dust and Little Girls

    12/4/2012 5:37:49 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I just noticed an overabundance of Fairy Dust around our house, and I just figured out where it came from: Little girls' clothes! Sparkley s... Read more

  • Change Can Be Unsettling

    12/3/2012 9:59:16 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I don't like change... when It is imposed upon me... but it doesn't bother me so much when it's my idea. I guess we all want to be in charg... Read more

  • Ready for the Holidays?

    12/2/2012 6:19:31 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Seen on a bumper sticker " CAUTION: Dates on calendar are closer than they appear" My next wave of company ar... Read more

  • Week vs Weak

    12/1/2012 4:17:44 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Seven days without prayer makes one weak. ... Read more

  • On Track Again?

    11/30/2012 9:39:41 AM, by MCJULIEO

    My! How this illness lingers! Though it's been almost 6 days since the worst of the GI distress, I'm still feeling a little puny, moving slo... Read more

  • Planning for Rest

    11/29/2012 8:19:40 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I may have overextended myself yesterday... hardly got any sleep at all last night, and got up early to get the visiting brother-in-law off to th... Read more

  • Much Better

    11/28/2012 9:59:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Thank you all so much for all your kind words and thoughts as I have been concentrating on recuperating from this GI malady. Felt much bette... Read more

  • Don't Get Sick!

    11/27/2012 1:47:02 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Am somewhat better, but still not well.... I feel lousy but am not outwardly embarrassing myself by running from the room clutching a garbag... Read more

  • Frailty

    11/26/2012 12:22:08 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I don't seem to be throwing up anymore. Yesterday I drank a gatorade, and ate 6 crackers. The last time my GI tract was this empty was ... Read more

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