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Ninja Gingerbread Men explained
Saturday, December 07, 2019      14 comments

Here's the full tray I found this kit in one of our treks to Cabela's and had to buy it. My intent was to give it to the ninja loving kids' mom b... Read more
Kids growing up, offer on house accepted!
Friday, December 06, 2019      10 comments

And so it begins. Living through the ups and downs of buying a home. At least I'm not the only one warning them how mind-numbing the process is. 130 year old home. Updated plumbing, new heater, water heater, windows and appliances. BUUUUUUT... Read more
Thursday, December 05, 2019      9 comments

I've not been dishonest. I simply didn't update at my weekly weigh-in for a while. Yep, up 6 pounds. They could be gone in a few weeks or hang around for months. Insert shoulder shrug here... It was all me. The purchase of some foods I ... Read more
Soul searching about me and my eating habits and my blogging. Where to go from here?
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      11 comments

I don't think this is the death knell of my presence here on Spark, but it is an honest contemplation of what I've been looking for versus what I've accomplished. I came here, soon 11 years ago, to find assistance in taking off those pounds... Read more
bonus blog: the house verdict
Sunday, December 01, 2019      11 comments

Tiny, tiny, tiny. Lovely location. Small river, well flood-controlled behind. Massive park on one side so only 1 neighbor next door. 2 additions over time; one well done, the other...meh. Pitch on both levels shows the foundation sunk a lon... Read more
When your kid asks...
Sunday, December 01, 2019      14 comments

"Mom and Dad, we want you to look at this house. Today." emoticon OK, there is supposed to be an ice/snow sto... Read more
Friday, November 29, 2019      13 comments

I chose enough leftovers to keep me happy but not overwhelmed. My SIL2 grinned at the weight of the bag and DD2 swears he'll have it all gone by Sunday. The grands were shepherded over by their parents on the way to their feast at another r... Read more
The cooking begins
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      17 comments

You'd think I'm preparing for 40 people when it's only 4 of us plus the 9 pound dog who eats no people food. I don't want to spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen so I am cooking ahead! I know a lot of you do too so have fun. When it's all... Read more
Healthy fun
Monday, November 25, 2019      9 comments

I had a blast a few weeks ago watching the little one while the rest of her family went to a Rangers game. What to do with a 3.5 year old? We made cookies. Watched shows, played games and colored pictures I printed off the internet as I had no... Read more
In the mental (dental) chair.
Saturday, November 23, 2019      11 comments

I recently had new crown made as the tooth next to my shiny $$$ implant suffered the effects of some "crowding" due to the fit, causing some pain. I thought I had great hygiene. I haven't had cavities in YEARS! I brush well, or so I thought. I ... Read more
End of PT and beginning of working out smarter.
Friday, November 22, 2019      10 comments

Today is my last therapy session for these danged, overused and abused hamstrings, IT ligaments and inflamed bursas. I now get up in the morning without hamstring pain and have learned how to keep more limber. I'm stuck with the inflamed gr... Read more
The gift horse of sleep
Wednesday, November 20, 2019      14 comments

I'm so confused! emoticon I went to bed at 10 last night and got up at 6. I GOT 8 HOURS OF UNINTERRUPTED ... Read more
I highly recommend physical therapy for many reasons
Saturday, November 16, 2019      12 comments

Who knew at the ripe age of 65 I'd find I was moving incorrectly? I noticed I was starting to sway when I walked. My hips and hamstrings were hurting and some of my exercises were suspect in these aches. My therapist worked with me to chang... Read more
Introspection on weight loss and maintenance of many kinds
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      11 comments

"To every season, turn, turn, turn" has taken on a new meaning for me this year. There IS a time for everything. My therapist and a PT student accompanied me into the gym yesterday as I have less pain in my hamstrings and am learning bette... Read more
Thinking again, this time about "too".
Saturday, November 09, 2019      15 comments

I've been behind the scenes brewing about intuitive eating, intermittent fasting and various other methodologies to apply to my quest for being healthier. I've mentioned before that I've conquered the physicality of my quest. I exercise, too muc... Read more

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