Manicures and Pedicures
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      3 comments

My mother-in-law treated me to a manicure/pedicure last Saturday. We're going to a ritzy wedding in Boston, and this treat was both to prepare for that and to celebrate my birthday (which is in the fall, but not this month. It was very dear of... Read more
Thursday done. . . so glad it's Friday!
Friday, September 12, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday was co-op. We went to the orthodontist for my daughter first. On the way home, I stopped for breath mints at the store (so if anyone had really bad breath in choir, I'd have something on hand!!) My four-year-old proceeded to make an... Read more
Another full day!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      1 comments

Good walk/jog with kids. 3 miles. Less fussing from non- runners toward end of route. I think we're almost ready for Boston and the Freedom Trail! Must try suits on boys in a.m. So if they don't fit I can bum a different size off a frien... Read more
Sweet Tooth
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      1 comments

Here are my thoughts from Week 4 of the Sweet Tooth Challenge: When I log my intake, I tend to be moderate. When I don't log, I binge. (Is logging a life-time sustainable habit?). (Yes probably, if I cut back on some other aspects of Spar... Read more
Anger Busting Challenge
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      1 comments

Today is day 2 of my resolution to lay aside anger permanently. I backed off on some goals in order to have more realistic expectations of myself, my husband and my children. Sweet success! Praise The Lord!... Read more
SparkCoach Update
Sunday, September 07, 2014      2 comments

Well, I must say that my Spark Coach trial ran out and I no longer have access to SparkCoach. They must give a certain number of uses, not just a certain number of days. It was fun while it lasted, but I don't think it will be worth the money ... Read more
Full Saturday, Funky Sunday
Sunday, September 07, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday was very full. I did the following: --my usual cooking duties --finalize music for the choir syllabus, fall semester --find semi-formal attire for 2 of my boys and 2 of my girls (this was HARD WORK!!!) --give all of my "men... Read more
SparkCoach and SparkPoints
Friday, September 05, 2014      4 comments

I'm so glad to see that some of SparkCoach's features remain free after the trial period. I'm not so interested in the videos, as I've said before. But I really like the visualization exercises. Also, my daughter would like to buy me my f... Read more
Ups and Downs
Thursday, September 04, 2014      0 comments

3 of 6 kids lost their supper at the table tonight. Wow! That was a low point! Also forgot to take my allergy medicine this a.m. No wonder I was dripping like a leaky faucet all day! Made impromptu shoes from cardboard, masking tape & a... Read more
Soup in summer? Again?
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      0 comments

The kids and I ate the last of the ice cream from the weekend. I think that's the end of the sugar in the house. It's back to sugar-free pudding tomorrow. If the kids do well in school tomorrow a.m., we have a field trip for the rest of the d... Read more
Never do what when you're hungry?
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      0 comments

Never shop when you're hungry. Never shop with a friend with a sweet tooth when you're hungry. Never go to a restaurant when you're really, really hungry. Eat first! Never think "it will be easier to decide what to eat in a little while" ... Read more
Eating Dessert
Sunday, August 31, 2014      0 comments

I really like the ideas Liz Noelcke gives in her article Healthier Ways to Eat Dessert. I, myself, love dessert. And my kids do, too. This weekend we had friends over, and they brought a pan of Pecan Turtle bars. I was doomed! And even thou... Read more
Good exercise!
Friday, August 29, 2014      0 comments

Cleaning house for weekend company. Such good exercise! Listening to old LPs with the kids. Anybody like Pink Panther? Oh, yeah!... Read more
Spark Coach?
Thursday, August 28, 2014      0 comments

I started my 14-day free trial of Spark Coach today. I expect it won't be my style, since I hate watching videos of material I could read much more quickly. But it reminded me of those things I had forgotten in the past years: fast-break, main... Read more
Joggin' in the rain
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      0 comments

Time to get consistent and drop that baby weight (again!). I wonder how many times I'll end up losing this Same Thirty Pounds!!! Just barely missed a down pour while out with the kids. So fun to watch them bike together!... Read more

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