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Biggest fear
Tuesday, October 08, 2019      5 comments

I have a dry, scaly spot on the side of my nose near the tip that won't go away. It's itchy and bleeds easily. At first I thought it was a pimple, because it showed up as a small red bump about a month ago, but then it flattened out, scaled ov... Read more
8 things we eat too much of
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      10 comments

Had a conversation with my Dad a few months back and he started talking about foods we eat too much of. I'm not sure I recall all of them that he mentioned but I will list the ones I remember. None of these come as a surprise, but it's just go... Read more
Wellness Day
Saturday, September 21, 2019      8 comments

At work we have Wellness Days about 4 times a year. We partner with the nearby pharmacy and offer free health screenings for the public as well as fun give-aways for the whole family. Of all my coworkers, my boss always selects me to run them.... Read more
It will never be the same without her
Tuesday, September 17, 2019      8 comments

So our sweet girl is gone. I have nothing but regret. I know her entire back end had given out and she couldn't reliably stand to walk on her own any more, and I know she was in pain to the point where she'd chewed off most of the hair on her ... Read more
This is her last day
Friday, September 13, 2019      14 comments

Our dear 16 year old family dog has declined in health sharply. She trips and falls over everything in her path (her vision is seemingly gone) and gets stuck just laying on the ground where she lands until someone comes and picks her up. Witho... Read more
Aaaaand it's over
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      9 comments

So my plan was short lived. A short life is better than no life when it comes to dieting. Every day of eating healthy is better than a day of not eating healthy...even if it is only for 3 days! On the bright side, I found a new Keurig f... Read more
Day 3, not so easy
Saturday, September 07, 2019      5 comments

The easy way is rarely the right way and today was a prime example of that! DH brought home donuts yesterday and they were waiting temptingly on the counter top this morning as I made my coffee. When I'm not eating healthy it has been my habit... Read more
Day 2, nothing new
Friday, September 06, 2019      4 comments

Today was a replica of yesterday with minor changes to the menu. Oatmeal, 2 HB eggs, peaches, fish, salad and 48 oz H2O. Black coffee PRN. Another mile behind me. Still not skinny!... Read more
Day 1 (again)
Thursday, September 05, 2019      3 comments

So I've decided to go the quick and easy route. I'm not tracking my food. I'm recording my intake via daily blog. My apologies in advance to anyone who is, ever has been or has ever hoped to be entertained by my blogs in the slightest. They ... Read more
Here I go again
Thursday, September 05, 2019      6 comments

So it is time. The pants told me so. They are at max capacity. My commitment is to log on daily and record my eatings. As time consuming and mind numbing as it is, it does seem to be effective. 1200 calories a day max. Oh the drudgery. Th... Read more
Yurt's so good!
Monday, September 02, 2019      5 comments

We had a lovely stay at our yurt. It was peaceful and pretty just as we hoped it would be with many trails through the woods and a big river to explore. I felt like I made the right call upgrading to the yurt with the full surround deck as the... Read more
Yurt Alert!
Saturday, August 31, 2019      8 comments

Tomorrow I'll be packing to go stay in a yurt overlooking a lush green meadow with a river for the Labor Day weekend. This will be my first time ever in a yurt. The one I've reserved has a full wrap around deck and is built into a hillside and... Read more
Sunday, August 18, 2019      8 comments

Monday my garden finally made me enough ripe tomatoes to make salsa. The recipe called for 10 cups so it took a while. I enlisted my oldest in dicing them as well as advising me on what he thought the "membrane" of a jalapeno was. (The recipe... Read more
Tomatoes, (dog) Tornados and Mosquitoes, oh my!
Thursday, August 08, 2019      11 comments

Finally I harvested my first tomatoes of the season! They were sweet, juicy and delicious in the way that only home grown can be. The family enjoyed BLTs and everyone seemed quite satisfied. I would have had tomatoes much earlier, but m... Read more
Shaken, not stirred.
Sunday, July 14, 2019      8 comments

At about 3 am a couple of mornings ago we had a little earthquake. It woke me up. I just laid there though, and rolled with it. What else can you do? I was fully aware of exactly what was happening as I've been through a few earthquakes and ... Read more

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