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Something strange and a happy ending
Friday, July 05, 2013      11 comments

Tonight I was at Walmart and have a story to tell. I got my cart and was heading into the store when I saw a little girl crying and she was looking like she was lost. So I asked her what was wrong and she said she lost her mom. So I said I'd tak... Read more
A walk is more than a walk
Sunday, May 20, 2012      13 comments

My husband and I like to walk and here in NW Iowa we have many trails that we can choose from. Today we went out of town north and this trail goes past fields and water areas. We were almost to our turn around point and on the side of the trai... Read more
Looks like we made it!
Saturday, April 14, 2012      7 comments

My kids gave me tickets to a Barry Manilow concert this weekend. So I took a day off from school on Friday. We started the day with a good breakfast at a pa and ma restaurant. Then we drove 3 1/2 hours to hubby's sister's house. We went to he... Read more
Sunday the 15th
Sunday, January 15, 2012      6 comments

I had a great weekend! I love being home on the weekends. We had been in Omaha last weekend to see our son, which was a great time. But then coming back and working all week made me feel behind before the week began. So being home this weekend... Read more
Saturday, January 14, 2012      9 comments

Being on a team that has weekly challenges has been great for me. I have challenged myself to do things that move me out of my comfort zone. And this week is no different; we have been challenged to do a daily blog. I have done some blogging ... Read more
My personal best!
Thursday, December 29, 2011      9 comments

2011 will go down as my personal best when it comes to fitness minutes. I have done over 10,000 minutes this year with over 5,000 of those coming in the last 5 months. There was a time I couldn't/wouldn't move. Couldn't walk 1 mile, didn't ca... Read more
Heaven? No Iowa!
Thursday, June 16, 2011      5 comments

Today is the most perfect day! You couldn't ask for a better day as far as weather is concerned; low 80s, NO WIND (which doesn't happen very often) and the sun is shining. Then I have been cleaning the office and throwing a lot of stuff away a... Read more
A game I play
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      6 comments

I live in a resort area of Iowa and during the summers I work at a book store. June is usually pretty slow for tourists coming to the area. Yesterday I decided to challenge myself for the 6 hours I was there. After having the store in order,... Read more
Yummy! The garden is producing!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      4 comments

I have spent a lot of time in my garden this summer and now it's starting to pay off. Tonight I took sweet corn and cut it off the cob, sweet potatoes that I just dug, a fresh green pepper and sautéed this all together. I added a little salt/pep... Read more
I've been a fake!
Sunday, May 16, 2010      21 comments

This morning I woke up and realized what a fake I have been with you guys. And I'm sorry. I have logged on everyday, I have made comments when I felt like commenting, I have tried to encourage you to do get healthy. BUT I haven't been followi... Read more
I didn't recognize you!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      12 comments

I was at Walmart on Sunday and someone called out my name. Here it was a former student who I hadn't seen for a while. He was just amazed that I looked so different from the last time we had seen each other. He just couldn't get over the chang... Read more
New school year-new goals
Monday, August 17, 2009      5 comments

Ok, the summer was great until the last few weeks. Then I gained some pounds and feel awful. I'm surprised at how bloated I feel, so I'm really going to work at this weight loss again. Today I got out and walked to town, and I feel so much mor... Read more
August goals:
Sunday, August 02, 2009      5 comments

I'm paying myself for reaching my goals: eating food only at table, not at counter- 5 cents using scale 1x/week- 5 cents exercise daily for 30 minutes-5 cents and each additional minute-1 cent post blog-5 cents no candy-5 cents pos... Read more
What does spoiled mean to a 5 year old?
Sunday, July 19, 2009      7 comments

My grandaughter was telling her mom that grandma spoils her. So I asked her what it means to be spoiled. According to her it means she's lucky- she's lucky because she has a grandma and grandpa who do things with her. And I tell you we did t... Read more
Summer fun
Friday, July 10, 2009      3 comments

Oh summer fun! I love having my grandaughter! Then we had a girls weekend at Red Wing MN, this is Lake Pepin.... Read more

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