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Working on the Trim
Monday, September 22, 2014      4 comments

Last summer, I baby-stepped and stutter-stepped into Trim Healthy Mama. My sister gifted me with the book and got me started. I told my friends and family all about my new plan, but added the disclaimer that I would let them know after 6 mont... Read more
Happy Sunny Sunday!
Sunday, May 19, 2013      3 comments

We had a beautifully sunny Sunday here. We went for a long walk downtown and back and enjoyed coffee in the garden with some friends. I was planning to fail today, but didn't anyhow! Ha! I woke up this morning and tracked my breakfast. T... Read more
Weeds be gone!
Friday, May 17, 2013      5 comments

I spent a large part of the morning pulling weeds and edging flower beds. My strawberry plants are looking really good! I am so excited. I tripled our strawberry beds last fall. yummers! I can hardly wait. They should be ripe in about 4 we... Read more
Thursday, May 16, 2013      8 comments

We walked through the gates of Babylon, climbed the stairs at Pergamon, listened to the bells of the Hugonots, went underground, marched under the arch at Brandenburg, picnicked on the Spree, strolled Unter den Linden, dunked a donut, stormed pa... Read more
Root canal surgery anyone?
Monday, May 13, 2013      6 comments

I got in to the dentist this morning and sure enough, it was as bad as I had feared. I have been babying a tooth for a few years now, but this head-cold, sinus infection that I have, did it in. My weakened immune system allowed the infection ... Read more
Lilacs, lilacs everywhere
Monday, May 13, 2013      10 comments

I love lilacs! It was an extra special gift for me this year to have the lilacs bloom for Mother's Day here. Often they are already gone, but since we had such a late spring,... Read more
Portion Control
Saturday, April 27, 2013      9 comments

I saw this portion control gadget on the internet yesterday and thought I would try to make one. So, I took an old plastic measuring cup ( from my bridal shower 21 years ago ) and cut the bottom out of it. I used it today for portioning out 1/... Read more
Spring, spring, where is spring?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      8 comments

I have been feeling a lot like the weather outside, and am hoping for spring. I am looking forward to the sun coming out and the flowers coming back to life again. I long to have the spring back in my step and the hope of summer in my song.... Read more
It's cooking time again!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      6 comments

Tonight's cooking class was Salad Redesigned! Ziegenkäase Saltim Bocca Goat cheese wraps on salad ... Read more
Bloomin' Crazy
Friday, July 13, 2012      11 comments

I am going crazy for gardening this year. So, lookin' forward to school break. Here are some clips that my daughter took a few days ago. ... Read more
Inching Along
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      7 comments

First I have to share with you the bake sale contribution that my dd and I whippped up for her 2nd grade class: The eyes are put on with a tube of icing from the stor... Read more
It's melon season!
Thursday, July 05, 2012      13 comments

When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.” Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) It was time for our monthly cooking class and our theme tonight was melons. Every dish was new for me and I like all of them except one. ... Read more
Not as planned
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      7 comments

Well, things aren't exactly going as planned. Lots of good things have happened. *dd3 ran in the UNICEF race and won 1st place for her age group *dd1's stolen bike was found by the police and returned to us *Princess Arwen won 3rd p... Read more
A visit in the garden
Thursday, June 28, 2012      12 comments

I have been a little busy in the garden lately. Today, we finished picking the last of the cherry trees. I am so thankful that they come ripe at different times. Suppe... Read more
I'm baaack!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      10 comments

I'm back at it! The fitness wheel is turning. The water is flowing, and flowing, and flowing, and . . . well, you get the picture. Meal planning is in place, with a homerun tonight. We had the Mediterranian Tuna Wraps from Woman's Da... Read more

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