Our Tenant Is Moving In [Pictures of our Rental House]
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      12 comments

Not the best timing for her because we're having a huge rainstorm today but our new tenant is moving into the rental house we've spent the last 6 weeks renovating - she really liked the place and specifically mentioned all the little details I c... Read more
Got to the gym - finally!!
Monday, October 03, 2011      5 comments

Between vacations and work on the rental house, I have not been a 'regular' at my gym but did make it there this morning and got a chance to see all of my friends - it's nice to know they missed me!! My trainer was teasing me by 'introducing' he... Read more
I pre-ordered the SparkPeople Cookbook!
Sunday, October 02, 2011      7 comments

It's funny because I have a ton of cookbooks and never use any of them - I have my basic cooking skills and play the rest by ear, making up recipes based on some sort of idea like 'gee, I bet this would taste good if it was combined with that' -... Read more
Home again - for now!
Saturday, October 01, 2011      5 comments

After several days of rather intense landscaping, cleaning and other activities - and sleeping on an air mattress on the floor - I decided to come home so I could sleep in my own bed for a change - we got a lot of interest in the house today and... Read more
Landscaping Pics - Before and After
Friday, September 30, 2011      24 comments

For more than a month, we've been working on a rental house that had been occupied by our former tenants for 20 yrs. They really left a big mess and the more we work on it, the more we have discovered just how big of a mess - it was filthy, tras... Read more
Big project but getting near the end!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      8 comments

If you've been reading my blogs, you already know I've been working on a rental house about 80 miles from my home for more than a month. It's been a huge job but the results are really nice and I'm very pleased with the transformation - We finis... Read more
Dealing with Aches & Pains
Monday, September 26, 2011      8 comments

I've been doing a lot of work on a rental house for the past several weeks - this involves a lot of bending over, carrying things, stretching, lifting, gardening, painting, cleaning and so forth. To add to the 'aches and pains' department, we li... Read more
Last Day to Vote for Coach Nicole!!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      3 comments Let's help her out!... Read more
Vote if you like SparkPeople - make us #1 in Fitness!!
Monday, September 19, 2011      6 comments

Sorry, the poll closed - but you can still vote for Coach Nicole on another poll ... Read more
Perception vs Reality
Sunday, September 18, 2011      7 comments

I've been doing some reflecting lately about perception vs reality - maybe because there is so much political/election news being broadcast, maybe because I teach marketing and business, maybe because of other factors such as a blog my SparkFrie... Read more
Twenty-Two Years - A Love Story!
Saturday, September 17, 2011      19 comments

On April 9, 1989, I met a guy named Tom through my hiking club - although I felt some attraction for him, he was dating someone else and so was I so that was the end of that. We did discover, however, that we both owned condos in the same comple... Read more
Cheap decorating trick [pictures]
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      15 comments

As some of you know, I've been working on renovating a rental house DH co-owns with his best friend from college, who lives in Germany. The tenants had lived here for 20 yrs and let a lot of things go, although to tell the truth it's not any mor... Read more
How time flies!!
Friday, September 09, 2011      6 comments

I've been MIA for awhile now, managing to log into SparkPeople occasionally and doing a tiny little bit of sparking here and there but mostly I've just been working - yikes!! Classes started and so far there have been quite a few technical ... Read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      9 comments

Yep, that about sums it up - stressed, overloaded with too many things going on, making bonehead mistakes because I'm trying to do too much without enough time. Fortunately, this too shall pass - just thought I'd drop in and post a little n... Read more
Still here
Thursday, August 25, 2011      10 comments

Just in case anyone was thinking I fell off the face of the earth, wanted to let you know I'm still here - just sooooooo, so busy lately! 1) School has started so all the back-to-school Fall Semester stuff going on - students are checking i... Read more

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