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January's Progress and Defeats
Sunday, January 31, 2016      7 comments

I made several important "goals" for myself at the beginning of this month and it's time to own up to January's progress and defeats. For the most part I am pleased with what I have accomplished, and I've decided to look at my defeats as learni... Read more
Glorious Snowplows!
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      6 comments

I've lived in this house for going on 34 years. I was 8 months pregnant with twins when my (then) husband & his parents chose this house. His parents were graciously loaning us the money so we didn't have to finance, which is why they had a sa... Read more
I love when the pieces all come together!
Monday, January 25, 2016      6 comments

Every year since 2009 my husband says "we should travel more". January 9, 2009 is when I lost my job of 21 years - about 3 to 5 years earlier than I had planned to retire. The first few years it was hard to justify the cost of traveling becaus... Read more
My February Activity
Thursday, January 21, 2016      5 comments

One of my goals for 2016 is to get myself out of the house and do things - anything that will connect me to humans.... well, maybe animals too! January's activity was to start a Bible Study/Book Club called 'The Treasury of Healthy Eating'... Read more
Checking in with myself
Saturday, January 16, 2016      7 comments

I've had an interesting week - completely out of my normal routine. One of my 2016 goals was to do something NEW at least once a month - this week I've done 2. I signed up for a 12 week book club/bible study called "The Treasury of Healthy... Read more
Celebrating January 11th Day
Monday, January 11, 2016      10 comments

To most of you, January 11th is just another day on the c... Read more
Winter
Sunday, January 10, 2016      7 comments

Winter has finally arrived. I knew it was coming, it always does. But we've been so spoiled with a warm fall that lasted well beyond Christmas. Today I woke to 9 below with a wind chill that I don't even want to think about. Daisy was happy ... Read more
Random thoughts for a Saturday morning
Saturday, January 09, 2016      4 comments

I haven't been quite myself this week and I'm not sure why. It could just be that we're at the beginning of a new year and like every year I expect so much more of myself. It could be that we haven't seen the sun in about a week now. It could... Read more
Good morning, friends!
Friday, January 08, 2016      5 comments

Always believe something wonderful is about to happen! I had a restless night again last night, am having trouble shaking this thing that I'm f... Read more
Letting things go can be a challenge...
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      6 comments

I didn't sleep much last night. My husband had another call from his sister yesterday about his mom... You might wonder what this has to do with me - sometimes I wonder that too. Even after 20+ years of marriage, Tom's mother is not, nor has ... Read more
The secret of being happy
Saturday, January 02, 2016      3 comments

I just got back from my second winter walk with Daisy and I found myself thinking about happiness. Watching Daisy so thoroughly enjoying every seco... Read more
A New Year and A New Me...
Friday, January 01, 2016      6 comments

I love this quote from SparkPeople - I have it in my screen saver photos and see it every so often when I come back to my computer. Today is ... Read more
First winter Daisy walk was a success
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      6 comments

emoticon One of my goals for the new year is to brave the weather and take Daisy for a walk when weather pe... Read more
Starting a new year - today!
Monday, December 28, 2015      7 comments

One year ago today I made a commitment to myself to make some serious changes in my life. I wasn't happy with my life, my health, or my weight. I hadn't found SparkPeople yet - that happened in mid-January. I've had some challenges over the p... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Sunday, December 27, 2015      4 comments

I love coincidences - it's like the Universe is speaking directly to me! I opened SparkPeople this morning and Today's Top Story is '3 Ways to Get Back on Track During an Off Day'. The very thing I needed to read this morning. I haven't e... Read more

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