Today is Working Parents Day
Sunday, September 16, 2012      5 comments

Today, a Sunday of all days this year, we celebrate Working Parents. It's another one of those unique holidays shared today with National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day, National Play Doh Day and Step Family Day, among others. Like most working... Read more
So Glad I Do Not Celebrate National Cream-filled Donut Day
Friday, September 14, 2012      6 comments

Today, September 14th, is National Cream-filled Donut Day. There are no other recognized unusual holidays today. It sits all by itself this date on the calendar, a square just for praise of the ooey gooey mess of cream-filled fried cakes. ... Read more
National Peanut Day
Thursday, September 13, 2012      6 comments

Today is National Peanut Day. For my afternoon snack, I'm enjoying Granny Smith wedges dipped into organic PB. Last night I whipped up a batch of brownies for my family and included peanut butter nuggets in the mix. That's our desser... Read more
God is Good
Sunday, September 09, 2012      7 comments

Sharing GOOD NEWS and Prayers of Thanksgiving... This week we learned that my DH receives a State of Missouri unemployment benefits, thus granting him permission to attend the C.A.I.T. program at Washington University in St. Louis without p... Read more
To Busy to Care
Thursday, August 30, 2012      10 comments

These past couple of weeks have been pretty trying on my emotions and waist line. I should have never brought into the house those FREE snack bags: chips, crackers, scoops, etc. They are my downfall and NO ON CAN EAT JUST ONE! So, next... Read more
Lesson Learned: Keep Exercising to Avoid the Pains of Old Age
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      6 comments

This weekend we were cleaning out the garage. I moved slightly to the left while simultaneously picking up something off the floor. Well, my body didn't like that juxtaposition and I pulled a muscle in my lower back. Had I kept up with my ... Read more
Good News on Jeff's Job Search
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      11 comments

Today Jeff got word that he's been accepted into an education program through CAIT at Washington University in St. Louis. The best thing is that it may be completely FREE OF CHARGE, including books and parking. ... Read more
Nutrition Lesson
Thursday, August 23, 2012      7 comments

Today I didn't follow my three meals and two snacks at the regularly scheduled times. Now I'm regretting that decision. I should have made myself stop and eat instead of plugging along with my hectic day. Now I have a headache and my last m... Read more
Vision Board
Monday, August 20, 2012      3 comments

These last couple days I've been accumulating the items I wish to add to my SparkPeople Vision Board. This is not my first experience with creating such a thing. In my direct sales leader days, this was called a DREAM BOARD. I created one ... Read more
Job Search Update -- Me and My Guy
Sunday, August 19, 2012      6 comments

Some of you read my earlier post from the first of the month sharing the recent disappointment that my DS lost his job. Well, the situation has gotten a bit sadder as we try to sustain our happy home with little income from my p/t job. Jef... Read more
Full Day of Accomplishments
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      6 comments

Some days I have more energy to do the necessary tasks and then some. Today was one of those days. It started with accomplishing chores long overlooked. Then we went to the polls as a family to cast our votes. Next, I found lots... Read more
When One Door Closes...
Thursday, August 02, 2012      10 comments

...another one opens! These past couple days have been really trying. Yesterday my DH lost his job. A job he really enjoyed for the past 6 years. We have been scrambling to plan for the short-term with what meager savings and the mini... Read more
Wii Fit Trick - Changing Your Goal Midway
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      4 comments

For whatever reason this weekend when I changed my Wii Fit Goal, it ADDED weight instead of decreasing the weight on my 2-week goal. When I couldn't find how to adjust that on the Wii Fit menus, I went to the web and found this information from ... Read more
Let the Games Begin!
Saturday, July 28, 2012      5 comments

Tonight I watched the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. I'm so excited to watch the games. There are several favorites that I'll try to catch all the action. Volleyball is on top of my list. Then there's swimming, soccer and sand ... Read more
Volleyball is Still FUN for me!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      8 comments

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