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Under the weather
Friday, December 12, 2014      5 comments

My dental work had issues and I ended up on antibiotics Tuesday. I had a serious adverse reaction with blinding headaches, fever and body aches. No fun and I even stayed home from work. It will take a few days to get this out of my system. ... Read more
New beginings
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      7 comments

I've been quietly holding my breath and will continue in my pessimistic way for a few more hours. As I write there is a young man in the airport who left his country to spend the rest of his life with my daughter. They had a chance meeting a... Read more
Now it's time for some new family pictures
Sunday, December 07, 2014      7 comments

My DD wanted to have pictures for her Christmas cards. You all get the previews AND the more interesting shots! We couldn't pry the bagels out of the kids hands so you get to see Pop Pop's favorite treat! ... Read more
Celebrating life
Saturday, December 06, 2014      12 comments

Some of my Spark friends have held funerals in the past weeks. It's a tough time of year to lose a loved one. I hope their memories help them in dark times and they allow themselves to grieve when they need to. Those memories help me celebrate t... Read more
With the works. A tale of cheese, steak, bread and seeking comfort.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      11 comments

6 months ago you would not have recognized my plate. Measured veggies, little meat protein or dairy. No grains. I was not hungry. I was not needy. I was in control. Last night I walked through the door; in from the rain and my very ... Read more
Back to normal?
Saturday, November 29, 2014      8 comments

I'm not sure what normal is anymore in this very dysfunctional household. However for the first time in four years I put up a Christmas tree. Totally decorated and done. Now it's mine to care for. I'm trying to feel festive. ... Read more
Friday, November 28, 2014      9 comments

I did not overstuff. SIL carves the bird. Playing hard Watching football ... Read more
Last minute recipe for cranberry salsa if you have the ingredients
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      7 comments

Bag of cranberries frozen orange juice concentrate about 1/2 container 1 jalapeno sugar 1 orange (tangerine will do) cilantro scallions Place less than 1 cup of water in a saucepan, boil. It should be just enough to immerse the ... Read more
Morning thoughts-with coffee
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      11 comments

This 4am I was determined to get a good cup of coffee from the brewer DH bought me a few years ago. I didn't want one due to excessive packaging waste and I continued using my 4 cup Mr. Coffee. Perfect every time. He "surprised" me with th... Read more
A trip to Cabela's was a strange adventure
Sunday, November 23, 2014      15 comments

Neither of us is a hunting buff. Our shooting targets are paper. We heard this store was huge, needed to take a road trip before weather socks us in so off we went 2 hours into the heart of Pennsylvania. Geeze, Louise! Huge is not the word. ... Read more
OMG was that fun!
Saturday, November 22, 2014      12 comments

I don't think I'll be able to hear for a week. I was one of 2 blondes in the room. And I wore sparkles. I'm not sure anyone got a picture of me but I know I was on video. Dancing. Bollywood dancing. Dancing to Indian techno music. Da... Read more
Good intentions
Saturday, November 22, 2014      8 comments

I've traveled back in time this morning to previous blogs where I've had successes and failures. I've had a recent uptick in weight but still have a net loss from the beginning of the year and I have vowed to maintain THAT and make it my new st... Read more
Stone soup
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      12 comments

All this winter soup talk from my Spark friends reminded me of a book read by my kids class one year. Second or third grade. The kids made the soup. And since I can't sleep, you get the story from me if you haven't read it. I cannot credit the a... Read more
If you can't beat 'em, give in? Has my strategy been incorrect?
Saturday, November 15, 2014      10 comments

I've been fighting an uphill battle for a long, long time. The man still sits there with his hands folded in his lap and gingerly asks "So, what's for supper?" I swore I'd never cook 2 separate meals. Would rather go out than give in to mak... Read more
Thursday, November 13, 2014      9 comments

Perhaps that's my problem. con·tem·pla·tion (kntm-plshn) n. 1. The act or state of contemplating. 2. Thoughtful observation or study. 3. Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion. 4. Intention or expe... Read more

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