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'Twas the night before. Pretty quiet in my house. Cinnamon buns are made for tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      11 comments

The dog is snuggled on couch pillows. I'm enjoying some quiet Christmas music and red wine. DH is out doing what he does best. 11'th hour shopping. ... Read more
Keeping the season upbeat and trying not to eat my way out of it
Sunday, December 22, 2019      13 comments

Yup, I bought stuff I shouldn't. Ate it. Done with it. Same old thing. Find, succumb, stop and repeat. The stockings are hung here at home. It will be quiet without my DD2 and her spouse, but I have their dog! Did I say he was really cut... Read more
Inspecting bones: the kid's house and myself.
Saturday, December 21, 2019      8 comments

Since the kids went to the UK for Christmas, we were their stand-ins for the home inspection. emoticon Nothing... Read more
Lessons in a visit
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      16 comments

My indirect experiment visiting my keto-loving cousin was an eye opener. She has lost weight and kept it off. She has no snacks in her house. ... Read more
Going from 78 to 34 degrees is not fun
Monday, December 16, 2019      18 comments

I'm home! Here's what cousin fun looks like in your 60's! A cool time on Jupiter Island ... Read more
Warm rain in Florida
Thursday, December 12, 2019      14 comments

I'll be stopping by here but maybe not much for a few days. I'm visiting my keto-living cousin and will eat well (actually much better) for a few days. She has no treats that I would nosh mindlessly. Rain is expected most days I'm there b... Read more
Back to business.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      10 comments

I've had a migraine for a few days. Haven't had one in a while. I get the "aura" of sparkles and temporarily lose my vision. Not a horrible headache but just enough to keep me trapped in a non-functional state. I had my first headache like this ... Read more
Family Christmas party 2019
Saturday, December 07, 2019      12 comments

Here we are again, all growing up. This is our 10th year renting the cabin for the day. Missing one nephew and his family this year so minus 3. ... Read more
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

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