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Someone, fix my life
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      5 comments

I would have used the show title "Iyanla, Fix My Life" as the name of my blog, but wasn't sure if that was against SP law. The plumbers have been h... Read more
Waaah, I don't wanna
Saturday, June 13, 2020      8 comments

Five days off because our company is requiring all employees to take at least that many days of vacation before the end of June. I've been working alternate days in the office (by myself) and the other days remotely. My coworker is doing the s... Read more
Bad case of the I-don't-want-to's
Saturday, April 04, 2020      5 comments

I don't know if it's human nature, or just my nature, but whenever I have wonderful blocks of free time where I can exercise, stretch, tackle a project, connect, read something enlightening ... I DON'T WANT TO. There's a g-zillion articles on S... Read more
A better ending
Monday, December 30, 2019      8 comments

DH just went to work and I'm off until Thursday. I've been reading blogs and comments about plans for new beginnings. They are all encouraging and inspiring. While pondering some of these, I realized that I'm grateful for a better ending. No... Read more
Which direction am I going?
Thursday, December 05, 2019      6 comments

It's been slow, (like years) but I’m down 108 pounds and have kept it off. 27 of those pounds came this year. I’m not there yet. I still have more short, mid and long-term goals to accomplish in the weight loss department. I’ve been dow... Read more
Thanksgiving 2019 and SP
Thursday, November 28, 2019      3 comments

Sitting here alone on Thanksgiving Day, thinking of Thanksgivings past. My Daddy had eight brothers and sisters. Thanksgiving was always a wonderful affair at his mother’s, my Grandma Taylor. She entered heaven at 98-years-old, long outliving... Read more
My favorite things about Christmas
Friday, November 22, 2019      3 comments

I do love Christmas. Of course, what it means to me has evolved over my lifetime. I don't buy a single gift. Nothing to wrap or fret over. Well, we get our forty-something kids gift cards. They live in 3 different states and all are unmarri... Read more
Crossing the goal line
Saturday, September 21, 2019      2 comments

Watching the Arkansas Razorback football team tonight NOT crossing the goal line got me thinking about my goal lines. I want so badly to get below 200 lbs. Although I've lost over a hundred lbs already, I can't seem to make the push over the n... Read more
Whiny babies
Friday, August 09, 2019      3 comments

I haven't been highly motivated lately. Don't know why, but this is not unusual for me. Fact is, it happens periodically and I'm always a little puzzled. I really think I spend too much time pondering the "why" (which just distracts me from ... Read more
Cry me a river, or was it drink me a river?
Thursday, May 24, 2018      7 comments

I keep making forays into being a water drinker. Not that I don't like water, but getting to a good amount on a daily basis feels as insurmountable as, well, drinking a river. As a work buddy would say, "Geez, oh, Pete!" I've seen recom... Read more
It's the big one, Elizabeth
Saturday, September 16, 2017      6 comments

Showing my age here, but I always got a chuckle out of Redd Foxx in Sanford and Son when he would fake heart attacks to try and get his way. He would clutch his chest and say different variations of "It's the big one, Elizabeth. I'm coming," t... Read more
Triple D - NOT Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Thursday, August 17, 2017      8 comments

I love watching all cooking shows, including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Today's Triple D is not about the show, however. It's Doctor Day Dread. My six-month check-up. The lab has already posted my test results and everything looks great...... Read more
Honesty is the best policy
Saturday, August 12, 2017      5 comments

I had a great year in 2016 with a healthy lifestyle and weight loss. Finally cracked the 110lbs lost and had added the SP award to my signature. Then came Thanksgiving. I've always had a habit of giving myself a food vacation beginning in Nov... Read more
A little bit goes a long way
Saturday, September 17, 2016      6 comments

I've had a terrible time consistently drinking enough water. I've tried flavored water, adding flavor to my tap water, insulated drink cups, bottled water, ice water... I'm busy at work and let it get warm or I drink part of it and can't m... Read more
Made it to 100! Now what?
Saturday, September 10, 2016      11 comments

Had my weekly weigh-in Friday and finally made it to the hallowed 100 (pounds lost). I was pleased, of course, but since then I've had a vague uneasy sense of something I can't quite put my finger on. It's like slowly wandering through a room ... Read more

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