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Home gym
Friday, August 14, 2020      11 comments

Welcome to my home gym! Even before the virus closed my gym, I had wanted a weight bench at home. Some days it was hard to get a weight bench and/... Read more
One step closer
Thursday, May 14, 2020      13 comments

This is my parent's house. My brother's and I have been working hard to get it ready to sell. And today it was listed. So many feelings rush... Read more
03/02/2020 I voted!
Monday, March 02, 2020      6 comments

What does one do while the quinoa cooks? Why blog, of course! emoticon Election day is tomorrow. Cal... Read more
Blog week at the 5% challenge!
Monday, March 02, 2020      6 comments

It is blog week at the 5% Challenge. So what is the 5% Challenge. It's an 8 week challenge that encourages participants to try to lose 5% of their current weight in the 8 weeks of the challenge. For me, it's a good way to engage with ... Read more
Thursday, February 06, 2020      9 comments

Who do you think you are? By that I mean, when you think of who you are, what are the bits and pieces that come to mind? Are you a parent, a sibling, a friend? Are you the job you do? How about your hobbies? Is that who you are? I ... Read more
It is boutique season
Saturday, October 19, 2019      8 comments

It was boutique day at church. I did a number of various things but this year I did some fall arrangements and wall hangings. The picture above is... Read more
This week's goals
Monday, October 07, 2019      8 comments

I'm going for 12.5 pounds this challenge. That would be a true 5% challenge for me. If I can do that then I'll be knocking really loudly on the door of 100 pounds lost since joining Spark People. Pele has committed to blogging everyday fo... Read more
All is well.
Saturday, July 27, 2019      6 comments

You are a work in progress – this is you now. You are carving a new you out of all that is the old you. Parts of you will have to go, but the best parts will remain. Don’t be afraid. You are strong and fierce and you WILL transform yourself. ... Read more
My walking buddy
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      7 comments

Some of you have asked about my adopted dog, so let me introduce Valentina. She is my walking buddy. We recently adopted her from the animal shelt... Read more
Two years as a Spark People!
Saturday, April 06, 2019      13 comments

Two years in and down 70 pounds. Not at goal, but I'm not where I was when I began either. This is my "before" picture. Here is my most recen... Read more
Me and the garden
Saturday, March 23, 2019      5 comments

It started out simply enough. All I wanted to do was to spray the weed killer to keep the weeds from completely taking over. I mean, weeds were growing in my artificial grass! That's how bad it was. I should have known what would happen.... Read more
My not so sublte support system!
Thursday, January 24, 2019      10 comments

I've been sick since the middle of last week. Cold and congestion and coughing. Mostly I've just felt tired and like I've been in a fog. Added to that, it's been pretty cold (ok, not cold like Diane in Maine!) and windy here, so between ... Read more
Chasing dust bunnies and dog fur-a NSV story
Sunday, November 25, 2018      6 comments

This handsome fellow is Artie. He owns my heart. He's a professional shedder. He's really good at his job. He plies his trade at my house. In the ... Read more
Any crafters out there? Here's what I've been up to.
Saturday, October 20, 2018      14 comments

My church's women's group has a boutique in the fall. It is a fund raiser to raise money for missions work with women and children. The boutique is tomorrow and today I finished the last of my contributions. I've been busy crafting away a... Read more
Meet my little friend!
Saturday, August 25, 2018      14 comments

I've got a new friendship developing and I want to introduce you to my little friend: So, let's concentrate on the little bump on the top of my ar... Read more

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