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Life is Complicated...
Friday, June 14, 2019      10 comments

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. - Ram Dass Sometimes that path is a little bumpy and all windy through the dark forest. Just keep going,... Read more
Aches and Pains
Sunday, June 09, 2019      12 comments

This blog is about how many aches and pains I am having, so you can skip it if you aren't interested. I am taking 600 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours and it helps. My new hip hurts! It's been in there exactly a year now but it is sore when I ... Read more
Nothing Special
Friday, June 07, 2019      6 comments

I have been busy with work lately. Closing out a school year and starting the process for summertime office work here is pretty tiring. End of the year faculty meetings, the usual lame faculty event, and setting up new hires as veterans go out t... Read more
Same Old
Sunday, June 02, 2019      7 comments

Yesterday was very difficult. My DS and DD both joined me to go to a huge family funeral. Not someone very close but still we were expected as the person is kinda famous. I just deleted a few paragraphs about it all. Better to just say that it w... Read more
Back to the White Pants
Thursday, May 30, 2019      6 comments

Back to the white pants….. OH HECK! I missed something important. My use of the pants as a measure of progress is flawed due to not reading that tiny label correctly. Another DUH in my life. The pants I was so dying to get into ar... Read more
Misc. Issues
Monday, May 27, 2019      5 comments

The house is opened up today, all windows up and clean air at last. A month or so ago I cooked fish in the microwave and it left an odor clinging to my walls. It's mostly gone and today's breezes will blow the rest away. Birds are back and I can... Read more
Good Salad Today
Sunday, May 26, 2019      8 comments

A treat in this week's grocery shopping was to buy two bags of precut salad greens. So I have been really loving using the greens as a base for some great meals. Here is what I just put in a salad and ate with delight! I am sorry I didn't snap a... Read more
Psychological Voo-doo
Friday, May 24, 2019      5 comments

This dieting thing is getting hard. I am hungry all the time! And I know it isn’t “real” hunger. It is that ravenous feeling that comes just before I throw in the towel and quit. I have had some slips at night lately. So far, I haven’t b... Read more
Cook-out Pig-out
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      6 comments

I just ate so much my tummy is stretched. It feels awful! I haven’t eaten like this since late March when I started my diet again. The school had ou... Read more
Another Academic Year Flew BY
Monday, May 20, 2019      1 comments

Saturday I did the commencement for my school. Wow, this is an enormous event and I am the one in charge. Such a mixed blessing! It is fun to be the boss for a day, but then, balance that against all the detail work that goes into making the day... Read more
Grocery Adventure
Sunday, May 19, 2019      8 comments

Today was my big expedition to Aldi’s. It is about 14 miles up the highway, a lot of driving with gas at $3 a gallon, but my dear Sis-in-Law (best buddy) has been telling to go to Aldi’s for a couple of years. It’s in a huge mall, so right away... Read more
Still Gaining After All These Years
Saturday, May 18, 2019      6 comments

There was a gain this morning. How challenging it is to remain calm about it. I could easily chuck the whole endeavor as I often have done, but for a pair of white pants I want to wear, lol. Forget health -- it's always better to look good than ... Read more
Two NSV's
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      5 comments

I had to lay down an ultimatum last night, telling Dear Daughter, DD, that I will support her for one more month and then that’s it. She replied that she would just go live on a campsite, and I said…”It’s on you.” At 42, she can live on the moon... Read more
Calm but Grim
Monday, May 13, 2019      7 comments

Mother’s Day was fairly calm but grim nonetheless. I have two lovely adult children with very uneven gifts. One, at 44, is composed and a success in almost everything he does. The other, 42, suffers with Borderline Personality Disorder, which ma... Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      4 comments

Yesterday was beef day in my dieting world. I took ground beef out of the freezer in the morning for dinner, but they served roast beef at lunch. Ok, fine. My 6 ounces of ground beef will have to wait patiently in the fridge. Instead of coo... Read more

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