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Spring Break?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      1 comments

Today I took two different sons to two different doctors, miles away from each other, for two very different problems. I am doctored out! And it wasn't a very auspicious beginning to spring break, especially when one considers that I don't at ... Read more
Pit Bull
Sunday, March 10, 2013      4 comments

One of our neighbors, with whom we share a portion of our back fence, likes pit bulls. Actually, I understand that they can be fabulous pets, if they are raised properly. However, I don't think that these people are raising them to be great fa... Read more
Food related gastrointestinal symptoms???
Saturday, March 09, 2013      3 comments

My poor little Danny has got digestive troubles, and I am beside myself trying to figure out what to do. For more than three weeks he has been vomiting off and on...initially every three or four days, then more recently every day or two, and th... Read more
Spring Cleaning
Friday, March 08, 2013      1 comments

Today was my day to tackle the garage - and, not even the entire garage - just the section (maybe 1/4) containing all the piles of our camping equipment. Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, cot, camp chairs, cook stoves, all piled every which way,... Read more
How Far I've Come
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      1 comments

Often I get discouraged because I have only lost a small amount of weight, and I seem to have been stuck at the same weight forever (well, at least a year). But when I read someone's blog today, I got a much more positive perspective. She ... Read more
Annoying Nutrition Labelling
Monday, March 04, 2013      1 comments

I consider myself to be pretty savvy when it comes to reading and understanding nutrition labels. I also know that lots of companies put ridiculously small serving sizes so as to make their products appear to be less fat- and calorie-laden than... Read more
Chores I Hate Part I
Friday, February 22, 2013      3 comments

Of all the Chores I Hate, high on the list is Cleaning The Refrigerator. In fact, to put it Quite Bluntly, I would far rather have my wisdom teeth extracted than face my fridge in a Dirty Condition. Well, however, long I put off Things To Be A... Read more
McDonald's experience of the decade...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      6 comments

I stopped at the counter to get an unsweet iced tea because I was thirsty, and asked for a large cup. The nice young man told me that they were out of large cups and only had small and medium. I was debating whether to pay the same price for a s... Read more
Danny's Birthday
Saturday, February 16, 2013      1 comments

Danny is really honing his smart aleck skills lately. At the risk of sounding like one of those annoying mothers who does nothing but brag about her kids, I have to tell another story. (I knew such a mother when we lived in North Dakota, and s... Read more
OK, let the deprivation begin!
Friday, February 15, 2013      0 comments

Since my oncologist told me that the cause of my stomach pain is digestive in nature, and that the two most likely culprits are gluten and dairy, I decided I really needed to figure out if she is right. I don't ever like to deprive myself, and ... Read more
My Smart Aleck Son
Monday, February 11, 2013      2 comments

So, today I was correcting Danny's math. I looked at a problem multiplying fractions. The denominator was correct, but the numerator, which should have been the product of 25 by 4, was written as 240. I looked at this in some irritation. I s... Read more
A Visit with my Oncologist
Thursday, February 07, 2013      4 comments

You know, it's not really a desirable thing to have an oncologist. I was just thinking about that. I like my oncologist very much - she is a genuinely nice person, she treats me with respect rather than patronizing me, and she is a great belie... Read more
My sister's birthday
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      3 comments

Today is my sister's birthday. I am so grateful to have a sister whom I can also call a friend. We are really pretty close - which is kind of odd because we disagree on all sorts of fundamental issues. But we just - by tacit understanding - ... Read more
Success!
Thursday, January 31, 2013      2 comments

No, not weight loss success, unfortunately. But significant success nonetheless. Success in making 'someday' really happen. I mentioned in my last blog that I had promised myself over and over that I would NOT let the lawn turn into a nightma... Read more
Lawn Mowing in January
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      2 comments

Every year I have promised myself that I would mow the lawn over the winter so I wouldn't be faced with three-foot high nasty weeds when spring came. And every year so far I have made excuses and rationalized my way out of it, so that, come the... Read more

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