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African goat stew
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      3 comments

is delicious. We went for dinner to a restaurant called Jambo in Santa Fe. It was quite busy for a Tuesday night, but the servers worked extra hard to make sure that we got a table quickly. I'd never tried goat before, and I was surprise... Read more
I could not be a cave dweller
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      2 comments

Went to Bandelier National Park today and saw the giant cliffs in which people once lived in. It was amazing to stand there and see the petroglyphs (pictures carved in the rock walls). What was immensely gratifying was that now that I'm... Read more
Charming, serene Santa Fe
Sunday, May 15, 2011      2 comments

We spent our first full day here in Santa Fe, and I can't begin to describe how beautiful and serene it is here. There is a laid-back feeling that permeates the atmosphere everywhere you go. The air is fresh-smelling, cool and dry, which is bo... Read more
Slow computer
Saturday, May 14, 2011      1 comments

Obviously, I need a visit from DS, so I can cook him a nice dinner and he can take a look at this lumbering dinosaur of a laptop. SLOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!! Ugh!... Read more
DD is home for the summer
Friday, May 13, 2011      1 comments

Here's hoping that DD wants to take some walks, play some Wii and Just Dance this summer. (In between working at the movie theater and hanging out with her friends. Happy Summer!... Read more
Sister time
Thursday, May 12, 2011      0 comments

Spent the day with my younger sister puttering around at thrift stores today. Had lots of laughs, which felt therapeutic. I can be honest with her, and that is a huge gift. I'm grateful for her friendship.... Read more
Headaches are no fun
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      3 comments

I think I overdid the gardening yesterday. Bending down and looking up (typical weeding position) gets it's revenge the following day - I woke up with a headache that kept me down for most of the morning. I felt dreadful, just dreadful.... Read more
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      6 comments

I'm almost afraid to post this...it feels risky. People are starting to notice my weight loss and asking "how did you do it?" I've found that they don't really want to know - they want the Ty Pennington "move that bus" treatment, where I s... Read more
Guess the mood and win a prize!
Monday, May 09, 2011      1 comments

I’ve been blessed with calm most days since I started this journey back in January. Today, not so much. For some reason, I am crabby and don’t want to do any of the things on my to-do list. Let’s think about this for just a moment and maybe s... Read more
Handmade Mother's Day card from 19 year-old..priceless
Sunday, May 08, 2011      6 comments

I always loved that my daughter expressed herself well on paper, and all kids' artwork is precious. Since my kids are 22 and 19, it's been a long time since I got a handmade card from either of them. Today, when we picked up some of her th... Read more
Communication is a frustrating thing
Saturday, May 07, 2011      3 comments

After 26 years together, DH and I have to work pretty hard on communicating effectively. The goal, as I see it, is that each person feels heard and understood. This is sometimes (like this morning) quite a lofty goal, and I often settle for le... Read more
Going out for dinner
Friday, May 06, 2011      2 comments

I now know about 1 oz. of tortilla chips looks like, as well as a half-cup of refried beans and I can eat them, in those proportions. And I will write it all down, period. This will happen so that I can both enjoy my life and become a healthie... Read more
Happy Cinco de Mayo
Thursday, May 05, 2011      0 comments

I celebrated by making plans for Mexican food with my sister tomorrow night. Mmmm....salsa!... Read more
To Zumba or not to Zumba...
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      4 comments

This coming Saturday, I'm invited to a Zumbathon at the local YMCA with a bunch of my book club friends. Many of them have been working out for more than a year. While I have made pretty amazing fitness progress in the last three months, I'm s... Read more
The golden rule of pink elephants
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      4 comments

I consider this community a safe, friendly place of mutual support. Yesterday I posted a blog entry about how I felt when my book club friends did not mention my weight loss. I am working very diligently to overcome emotional eating and bl... Read more

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