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Friday, January 20, 2012      3 comments

So, after DS and DD left to drive her back to college, I sat down and had a wave of sadness wash over me. It was so nice to have her home for the month, and I'll really miss her. I don't have food to rely on anymore in these times of disco... Read more
Thursday, January 19, 2012      3 comments

Oh my!!!! It's cold out there, with more snow predicted for tomorrow. Looks like I'll be doing more shoveling for cardio as well. ... Read more
Spending the day with DD
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      3 comments

DD is going back to college on Friday, and so I'm taking time and opportunity to hang out with her today. Just hanging around the house, talking, tidying, packing. I'm sad she's going, but happy that she's doing so well in college and so h... Read more
Everyday I'm shovelin', shovelin'...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      8 comments

Today, I'm up to 2+ hours and with the blowing and drifting, there's no end in sight. At least: ~ I can track it as cardio! ~ I can DO 2 hours of shoveling without falling over (yet). ~ I can laugh about it. Have a great day eve... Read more
All you need is love
Monday, January 16, 2012      1 comments

"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives." ~C. S. Lewis ... Read more
Half of dinner for lunch
Sunday, January 15, 2012      6 comments

I ate dinner at Red Lobster last night with my family. Not an ideal choice, but DD really wanted to go there for her birthday dinner and who am I to be the killjoy? I planned for the extra calories and made sure that I did some cardio (yes... Read more
Saturday, January 14, 2012      6 comments

I was raised by parents who are crazy-frugal. emoticonLike "add water to the last bit of ketchup in the bottle t... Read more
2.5 hours of shoveling this morning...
Friday, January 13, 2012      5 comments

has made me search for a quote that sums up how I feel about snow: "A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water." ~Carl Reiner At least I got to count those minutes as cardio. It was an intense ... Read more
Recording my special meal
Thursday, January 12, 2012      7 comments

DD is home for the Winter break, and one of her favorite places to eat is Fuddrucker's. If you're not familiar with this establishment, here's the deal... They make the most delicious hamburgers, which are cooked to order. They also have... Read more
Happiness is...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      2 comments

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." ~Mahatma Gandhi ... Read more
What a great day for a walk!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      2 comments

I walked with a new friend today. We are having amazingly balmy weather here in SE Wisconsin (55 today), and it felt wonderful to get out in the sunshine and talk and laugh and move. We're planning on a regular walk schedule and I'm also p... Read more
The Big Waste
Monday, January 09, 2012      4 comments

I'm watching a show called "The Big Waste" on Food Network. The premise is that there is a disturbing amount of food wasted in this country for a variety of reasons: ~American consumers demand produce that looks blemish-free and perfec... Read more
Sunny Sunday and plans
Sunday, January 08, 2012      0 comments

I'm Sparking and planning my day. I was up early to make sure I got all of the Sparking in this morning as the rest of the day is busy. We have church this AM and then a special meeting to approve buying a new building for our church - ver... Read more
Tough workout today (and clean steps)
Saturday, January 07, 2012      3 comments

Whew! I did an hour-long interval training and ST workout this morning. It was tough - brutal really. But I got through it. Huffing and puffing. (OK - swearing under my breath a little). I did the whole hour, without taking a br... Read more
Feeling out of sorts today
Friday, January 06, 2012      5 comments

Don't know why. Saw friends. Took an hour-long walk. Had yummy salad for lunch. Took dog to vet for ear infection. Just feeling anxious and cranky. Overate by a bit - wrote it all down. Not feeling guilty. Watching N... Read more

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