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January bootcamp + biggest loser
Sunday, January 06, 2013      6 comments

I am doing the January Jumpstart Workout Challenge along with doing the Biggest Loser challenge. I did the first cardio video today and there is a lot of jumping, hopping and "jogging" Well I am VERY LARGE busted and I have the sturdiest high ... Read more
A Cross stitch finish for 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013      4 comments

I have really gotten back into doing my cross stitch and I am so happy doing so. I feel more relaxed and content just stitching. I know it's not something everyone can do but I feel more at peace. I started this project on December 31 and fi... Read more
January 1- 2013 goals?
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      4 comments

I don't make resolutions, I don't say I WILL do this, I can only hope. I know if I did make resolutions and force myself to do things then it would happen, but one doesn't know what will happen day to day to throw things off schedule. Yes I kn... Read more
Happy Boxing Day! Happy Kwanzaa!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      2 comments

Happy Boxing to all my friends in the UK, Canada, Australia and to those who celebrate/observe the day! Happy Kwanzaa to those who celebrate/observe the day! December 25 kind of sucked here, since it was not on a Thursday or Friday, my DH... Read more
I have a new Great Niece!
Sunday, December 23, 2012      6 comments

Miss Emily entered this world at 12:26AM December 23. She is my parents' 4th GREAT-Grandchild and 1st GREAT-Grand Daughter. I'm sure she will be a little princess! I can't wait to see pictures. I was texting back and forth with my sister whe... Read more
Cross Stitch finishes
Thursday, December 20, 2012      5 comments

These are just a few of the cross stitch projects I finished this month so far This is my latest finish, Silent Night by Little House Needleworks on 32 count Waterlily evenweave with DMC floss ... Read more
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      4 comments

As part of the Biggest Loser challenge we are supposed to post about stress and how we cope over the holidays. I don't have holiday stress or every day stress. I don't have kids, I don't work, we don't have any holiday parties or dinners becau... Read more
Happy 13th Birthday to my Grandson
Saturday, December 15, 2012      2 comments

I probably shouldn't post a happy post today in light of what happened in Connecticut but today my grandson officially becomes a teenager. It just doesn't seem possible, I was there when he was born at 2:55AM but since I live overseas, I've onl... Read more
A finished Cross stitch project
Saturday, December 08, 2012      4 comments

This one I started and finished in 35 minutes! I stitched on an unknown count of silver metallic fabric with ProFilo floss and DMC metallic thread. It is a Sanman Originals pattern. It sure felt good to stitch today and I may just stitch agai... Read more
28 years ago.........
Thursday, December 06, 2012      3 comments

28 years ago today I began my Expat journey. It was a cold, sub zero day, with a horrible winter blizzard that had most airports on the East coast closed, including JFK, where I was headed. With passports, plane tickets in hand, my 6 year old da... Read more
At months end
Friday, November 30, 2012      3 comments

Lose a pound, gain a pound, that's what I did in November. No more or no less exercise, did my best to eat healthy and I did fairly well. A couple of days I managed to gag down 8 cups of water but it is difficult for me, then I get up 2-3 time... Read more
An Americans' Thanksgiving in Saudi Arabia
Thursday, November 22, 2012      10 comments

For those of you who know me and know that I live in Saudi Arabia and followed my sob story about not being able to find a turkey until last week, here are pictures of our Thanksgiving dinner. I really missed my cooking supervisor who used to s... Read more
So hurt and broken hearted
Sunday, November 18, 2012      8 comments

I am so hurt, devastated, broken hearted and empty. We had to send our Spot baby over Rainbow Bridge tonight, (put to sleep) he had end stage renal failure and liver failure and would never be the same. The vet was so shook up as well, she was... Read more
5 years SMOKE FREE & sister update
Thursday, November 15, 2012      5 comments

Today marks my 5 years SMOKE FREE anniversary and I am damn proud! I quit on one of the Great American Smokeout days and used that Chantix pill. Then I gained 20 pounds, got thyroid problems, diabetes, gout and high blood pressure. Go figure,... Read more
My Sunday + sister update
Friday, November 09, 2012      2 comments

Today is Friday in the real world but here it is Sunday, my day to go grocery shopping, doing laundry and catching up on a little cleaning. I"m also trying to put together a menu plan for Thanksgiving without turkey. Don't know why there aren'... Read more

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