Twenty-three and a half hours. . .
Thursday, December 29, 2011      6 comments

This is a very good video of a doctor explaining what one thing we can do to maintain better health. It is soooo much simpler than we think!! youtu.be/aUaInS6HIGo So it turns out that the relatively simple act of exercising... Read more
the correct way to weigh in. . .
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      8 comments

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How do you stay healthy on the road??
Sunday, September 25, 2011      3 comments

Fall is definitely here. As is typical in Western Wisconsin, we went straight from summer to fall with no transition. One day it was 87 and muggy, the next we had frost and changing leaves. DH and I leave for our trip to Louisiana in exact... Read more
A reason to believe. . .
Friday, September 09, 2011      4 comments

I cried this morning when they sang this song on Morning Joe. youtu.be/QExBIdJDvOA My sister in law died Wednesday after years of battling cancer. I keep remembering her as she was when we were both young and raising our b... Read more
Volunteering for change. . .
Thursday, September 08, 2011      3 comments

I spent the last three days attending a murder trial in order to provide support for the victim's family. I am always fascinated by the way our courts work, and I love hearing the legal arguments and watching the witnesses. I've known and ... Read more
Sunday, September 04, 2011      4 comments

I took my son grocery shopping yesterday, and while standing in the produce aisle trying to persuade him to add more freggies to his diet, a display of little black plums caught my eye. I bought a couple of pounds of the little lovelies and made... Read more
Life. . .and death, too.
Sunday, September 04, 2011      4 comments

A cousin of my husband's drops in to see us every few months--he lives across the state and is in our area a few times a year to visit. I always look forward to seeing him because he is such a caring man, the kind who makes every person he talks... Read more
Alternative Exercise
Monday, August 29, 2011      5 comments

So the pool at my YMCA is closed for cleaning this week. I always hate seeing that week come, because I really rely on the pool for my main exercise. I could drive to Chippewa and use their pool, or the public pool is open, I think, but I decide... Read more
Weekends are for . . .
Saturday, August 27, 2011      3 comments

canning?? Really? I got up early this morning and went to the farmers market. I wanted to get my walk in and pick up the cucumbers I need for pickles. I did that and got some of those great little baby potatoes and green beans and cabbage and on... Read more
Late Summer Blues
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      2 comments

I generally love this time of year, and I do this year, too. The harvest is starting, the vegetables are coming in from the garden, there are still projects to complete, and the track students from the nearby high school are jogging past the hou... Read more
Fat is a Feminist Issue
Thursday, August 11, 2011      5 comments

Today I'm having lunch with a group of women who were dear friends of my MIL. I feel honored to be invited, and they are such a fun group to be with. They call themselves the FIFI's. The story is that back in the 70's a radical approach to diet ... Read more
Thursday, August 04, 2011      2 comments

I woke up with my legs in agony this morning!! It has gotten a little better after I got up and moved around (and took some tylenol.) But still sore and cramping. Here's what I want to know--how can bending over to pull weeds create such h... Read more
Shaking off an awful week. . .
Saturday, July 30, 2011      4 comments

I had oral surgery this week to remove a tooth that should have been removed thirty years ago, and to correct a few other dental problems. (I won't bore anyone with that story) But the after-instructions were no vigorous exercise and no vibrati... Read more
Pleasant weekend in Western Wisconsin
Saturday, July 09, 2011      0 comments

Last night my husband and I went to see a nice little play at a local dinner theater. I managed to choose dinner wisely (fish and veggies) but I couldn't resist the cheese curds and a dessert, too. Both were lovely and decadent, but for the rest... Read more
I need tips . . .
Monday, June 27, 2011      3 comments

I'm going to do the summer 5% challenge. This will be my first challenge, and I have about two weeks to get ready. I really believe my biggest problem is going to be consistency--as it is, I'm pretty terrible at recording and tracking every day.... Read more

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