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Giving myself a Free Pass (or how to still try without beating myself up)
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      22 comments

Some of my nice Spark friends continue to tell me to give myself a free pass. I have decided to take up the offer. ... Read more
Give kids baked goods, icing and sprinkles. Let them go, let them go....
Monday, December 14, 2015      17 comments

I made a batch of gingerbread for my grandkids to decorate. Just before we started, Santa came by as he does every year He tossed candy canes which c... Read more
Family Christmas party 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015      25 comments

We are getting large and were minus a few kids. None the less we were about 30 strong! The rental cabin seems smaller, the food goes quicker. So does time! This is all DH's side with our kids, his siblings kids and all our grandchildren. ... Read more
Living for today, and trying to be happier about all the tomorrows.
Saturday, December 12, 2015      13 comments

I keep a copy of Regina Brett's column on my drive. I haven't read her books or followed her career. What she wrote then helps me just fine! http://blog.cleveland.com/pd
s_45_life_lessons.html I save... Read more
Simple pleasure that put a smile in my heart even though it adds to the stress.
Thursday, December 10, 2015      20 comments

I sat for about an hour yesterday chatting with DD1. A fight on the phone with her sister prompted the visit. She'd gotten her weekly hormone shot to keep contractions at bay. She was having a moment of panic, sadness, hormones, sorry for hersel... Read more
It isn't easy. Trying to find the power to eat right.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      15 comments

Perhaps I should go and buy the darned book. As all of you condense, expound the virtues, explain and masticate Beck, I get more interested. I haven't had the heart to make the effort to try to get, let alone read the book . FIFIFRIZZL... Read more
Getting my grip or getting my groove on!
Sunday, December 06, 2015      17 comments

I've been making great moves in the pool and am noticing some abdominal muscles I forgot I had. I've got to become exceedingly strong! I am following some wise advice from my Spark friends and am tracking my food again. It will help. I g... Read more
What I saw on my morning constitutional.
Friday, December 04, 2015      16 comments

There is nothing I can say... ... Read more
Bandwagon moments
Thursday, December 03, 2015      21 comments

I stood on the side of the weight road and jumped back on the passing bandwagon. I took FIFI's Beck advice and got on the scale. I gained 8 pounds since my life was turned upside down. ... Read more
Water exercises: explained
Monday, November 30, 2015      6 comments

Not sure if this link works. https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=1jCA8ZzHe_U The tools are from Aqualogix. I'm not endorsing them and all those other things we are supposed to say but this is what I've been using. Not cheap and definit... Read more
Keeping active through my pool workouts. I have become exceedingly strong.
Monday, November 30, 2015      17 comments

I had to take ibuprofen at 2 am. Not for headaches which I am surely entitled to have. I bumped up my resistance fins and gear in the pool yesterday and all my muscles are either applauding or screaming. The Aqua Kinetics class I take as wel... Read more
Watching him fade away and needing to "vent".
Saturday, November 28, 2015      23 comments

No one said life was easy. I didn't think it would be this hard. I've been down this road too many times, never this close. I can't say I don't know what to do. I don't want to do it but I have to. He's giving up, little by little. The latest ... Read more
Maintaining my focus. My latest challenge and I think I fell short by 4 days!
Saturday, November 28, 2015      9 comments

According to my ticker, I have 2 more days to maintain my focus. Friends, I think I lost it a few days ago. ... Read more
Indulged in Thanksgiving diner. No regrets!
Friday, November 27, 2015      14 comments

We managed smiles and fun yesterday. The grandkids and parents stopped by on the way to SILs family dinner-we alternate years. GS2 took all the toast from the plate. He is in the "It's all mine," stage. ... Read more
You cannot substitute habaneros for jalapenos. Just puttin it out there!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      8 comments

I made my infamous cranberry dressing this morning. I must have been Mayan or Aztec in another life or secretly have Latin roots as I need heat in my food (and I have chocolate in my soul!). ... Read more

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