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Home again, home again, jiggity jig.
Monday, April 18, 2016      13 comments

To market, to market to buy a .... Low fat yogurt, fruit, paper towels, laundry soap. I had a blast. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to catch OKM while she was here on my side of the country. The DAWG and I have met a few times, she ... Read more
How to get exercise, motivation and have a darned good time. Meet up with Spark Buds!
Sunday, April 17, 2016      20 comments

Short and sweet because I'm getting back on the road, again. emoticon Find a walking buddy. ... Read more
Traveling with DH. Those kid years left behind have returned.
Saturday, April 16, 2016      13 comments

First I must say he generously offered to do his best so I could make this trip. Thank you. It starts with the realization I am packing for two and carrying for two. And the two is acting like a five year old. No, you can't take that, i... Read more
Spreading my "Mom" wings to a friend then realizing we don't have it so bad.
Thursday, April 14, 2016      14 comments

There had been a student in my lab who showed promise; she merited my personal attention. She got it! She was smart and funny and starting a second career. She had a Master's in very special education and wanted to go into the sciences. When she... Read more
The "accepting disability and retirement" discussion.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      17 comments

I don't think he wants to ACCEPT his disability but I think DH has realized he will no longer be able to hold a job. It's been hard to take his avoidance of discussing the inevitable, but I know my man has pride and a real big stubborn streak. I... Read more
Following directions.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      11 comments

In my professional world, I would cite someone for not following manufacturer's directions. I haven't followed those principles in my personal life and the consequences are unhealthiness. I recently have paid great attention to serving sizes. O... Read more
Little miss misbehaving! Added up those bits and bobs.
Monday, April 11, 2016      11 comments

WOW! I admit I'm a ketchup freak. I was great in the Regan years. It's a vegetable? Right on! I guestimated the squirt I put on my meat loaf. 4-5 tablespoons, 100 calories. Then I documented the snack. Since I dug the peanut butter o... Read more
Miss behaving.
Monday, April 11, 2016      10 comments

Peanut butter should be placed in a separate container by measured amounts to use for a snack. On a few crackers. That did not occur. I see where I misbehave. It's the measurements. Too much ketchup on the meatloaf. I finally had a ... Read more
Saturday musings. Friday's road trip.
Saturday, April 09, 2016      13 comments

I am supposed to be watching the snow fall later today. It's April 9! Will be cooking something to keep me from eating other things. Maybe a kid visit will do to keep away the munchies. OMG, I had to give DH another "what for" when I go... Read more
No time like the present.
Friday, April 08, 2016      16 comments

Clocks in my house don't tick anymore so I don't notice the rhythm of the passage of time. I see it in red-lit chunks on the TV gizmo box. The last time I looked, it was 5:25. Why is it 6:24? I need to get my butt in gear out to the pool bef... Read more
Behaving like I should. Trying to help my new goal.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      14 comments

My newest goal is "Behaving" in 30 days. There are lots of thing I can do to behave. 1. Make better choices at the store. That's going rather well asn shopping healthy is my new stress reliever. 2. Make better choices when I open the refri... Read more
Well preserved for an old(er) age or; Can I have nitrates for $200, please?
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      10 comments

Most of you know my vocation is in laboratories. In the early years, I was literally immersed in formalin, formaldehyde, xylene and any chemicals on the planet (Janet from another planet, FIFI). We weighed and measured our own chemicals for test... Read more
Shopping healthy. Am I healthier?
Monday, April 04, 2016      10 comments

I read a few blogs this morning and picked up on a theme. Many of us are shopping healthy where we didn't in the past. Nice. My grocery metamorphosis started a few years ago. The abundance of vegetables in my refrigerator is notable for the... Read more
Behaving. A short goal for a short term memory.
Sunday, April 03, 2016      11 comments

I'm using this "good old mom" word as my latest goal. My last short goal was to do some extra exercises but my joints didn't cooperate. Since all the aches and pains are limiting my motions. I thought I'd work on the thinking muscle. Behave... Read more
Little miracles.
Saturday, April 02, 2016      16 comments

I was standing in the kitchen yesterday, engrossed in putting away groceries, when I noticed a "change in the force". My Spidey sense was tingling. The Bat Signal was on the ceiling. It was eerily quiet and I had no warning. The kitchen ... Read more

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