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Musings on the economy...and a list of store closings
Friday, November 28, 2008      4 comments

(Edit: I received an email from Catherines about the email going around, calling it a hoax. It said their closings are just a matter of business and they will honor their gi... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27, 2008      1 comments

How much do you remember about the first Thanksgiving? 1. Who celebrated the first Thanksgiving? 2. Who made the first Thanksgiving proclamation? What year? 3.... Read more
Keep paddling
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      3 comments

One step forward, two steps back. How can someone who lost 10 pounds a month earlier this year be struggling to be consistent now? It’s elementary, my dear Watson. She is... Read more
But Auntie Mame, it's one week from Thanksgiving Day now...
Thursday, November 13, 2008      5 comments

Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling. - Edna Ferber (from the Dec 08 issue of Ladies Home Journal) Mame: Haul out the holly; Put up the tree before my spirit fall... Read more
A series of new beginnings
Wednesday, November 12, 2008      7 comments

Sunday our Pastor said that the victorious Christian life is a series of new beginnings. I've been thinking how our journey here is a series of new beginnings, too. Very few of us are 100% consistent from the day we start. I'm at that "starting ... Read more
I'm so excited!
Thursday, October 30, 2008      9 comments

Great balls of fire! I'm so excited. I've had a spectacular piano class. For the most part, my training has been of a classical nature. For years I've wanted to add razzmatazz, the stuff that's not written in the score. This class is showing us ... Read more
If at first you don't succeed...
Monday, October 27, 2008      5 comments

"If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried." Ha! I chuckled when I read the above quote today in the Dining on a Dime cookbook. We expect the famous quote that we learned as children, "If at first you don't ... Read more
Sweet golden days of Autumn
Thursday, October 23, 2008      10 comments

"It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life." - P. D. James Ah, the sweet golden days of Autumn. Can anything be more lovely? The dancing leaves, blue skies and cool breezes, wh... Read more
Where I'm at this week
Saturday, October 18, 2008      3 comments

Staying on plan has not been a smashing success this week. Each day started well with a healthy breakfast, and gradually deteriorated. No bingeing, but there were a couple episodes of late night unhealthy munching. Planning and preparation... Read more
It Couldn't Be Done...but he did it.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008      8 comments

It Couldn't Be Done by Edgar Guest Somebody said that it couldn't be done, But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace... Read more
Five timeless principles of a winning team
Monday, October 13, 2008      6 comments

So many blogs in my head that never make it here or get hijacked by the cyber gremlins. Sunday afternoon I had written a blog, and lost it when the computer froze up while trying to download a picture here. Now everyone's asleep and I have time ... Read more
Vacation... in more ways than one
Saturday, October 11, 2008      5 comments

Vacations are wonderful but the break in routine can make staying on plan difficult, especially when we are not in control of the menu. We make the best choices we can...sometimes. We can also go on vacation from our motivation and com... Read more
Wednesday, October 08, 2008      5 comments

Believe. The impossible is possible. Follow the path to the promised land. No more standing outside the gate looking in. The path is long. Sometimes the path is difficult. Sometimes the path is rocky an... Read more
Another Tuesday winding down
Tuesday, September 30, 2008      7 comments

We tried to keep flowers in the house for mother. Even when her eye sight was failing, she loved the bright colors. After she passed away I could not bring myself to visit flower shops because of the memories. My sister brought me flowers this... Read more
F O R T Y pounds going, going, gone
Thursday, September 25, 2008      9 comments

It's not official until weigh in on Monday, but I am celebrating now! 40 pounds gone. Hooray for mini goals. I've lost 40 pounds a zillion times before, but thanks to Spark People, I know I will keep them off this time. Love you, Spark fam... Read more

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