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My Thursday morning
Friday, October 16, 2020      6 comments

It's been a strange a lot of ways. My folks flew out to Montana from KC today, so I took them to the airport. I asked for a gate pass to help them get through security, to the gate, etc. A wonderful young woman came and helped us, a... Read more
A new phase of life
Saturday, June 20, 2020      3 comments

A new phase of my life has begun. A few weeks ago we moved my Dad and his new wife in with us. Dad is 90 and Carolyn is only 75, but in kind of frail health. My husband is also 75, and his health isn't good at all. I am glad do it. But it h... Read more
Best Advice I've Read in a Long Time
Monday, January 30, 2017      2 comments

Acknowledge the Stress Connection "Stress causes many women to lose motivation", says Lisa Hocking, registered holistic nutritionist. If you're working all day, then rushing home to take the kids to soccer practice while also trying to main... Read more
Is it too late to get into shape???
Sunday, October 30, 2016      2 comments

We will be renewing our wedding vows next year, November of 2017. I will be 63...erg, how did that happen!?! I'm wondering if there are older bridal couples or people doing vow renewals that are interested in a Team. I started a Team called "... Read more
What I learned today on the treadmill
Saturday, May 07, 2011      7 comments

Early today, I was doing my “old lady fast walk” on the treadmill at the fitness center, watching mindless television which I never do at home—“Say Yes to the Dress” I think it was... I was moving, going fast, perspiring nicely. There was nobo... Read more
Regarding the National Anthem
Sunday, February 06, 2011      11 comments

This comes in response to the degrading way our National Anthem was rendered at Super Bowl XLV. We don't need a law regarding this, but I would encourage everyone to contact the people who make decisions regarding the performance of the Nationa... Read more
I thought I was busy before!
Friday, August 20, 2010      5 comments

Hello Everyone. It's been a long time since I put up a blog post, and I have missed it! Progress has been achingly slow, but at least there has been some! The recession has clobbered our piano teaching business, which is our only income. ... Read more
Vacations are hard work!
Monday, June 07, 2010      5 comments

We just had a week off from teaching, which has been delightful. We didn't get everything done we had hoped to...actually, we didn't get anything done we had hoped to! But, we always make big plans and then do whatever strikes our fancy at the... Read more
My Thimble is Falling Off!
Saturday, June 05, 2010      7 comments

Some time ago I posted a blog about my rings falling off. That was a great feeling, to "under-grow" my jewelry. With the help of something called "ring snuggies", they stay on now. I don't wear them very often, as the snuggie is a little unco... Read more
What Did You Do?
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      5 comments

A few days ago I wrote about a wonderful friend and the eight words he said to me: “You’ve lost weight and I like your hairstyle.” It was priceless. I’m stilled cheered up by that. Last evening I was at another concert. (You will think... Read more
Eight Words
Thursday, April 29, 2010      4 comments

As I’ve lost weight, people often say wonderful things to me, things I will never forget. Some are witty, some are moving, and some are absolutely charming. Also, I recently had about 20 inches of my hair cut off, feeling it was time for a cha... Read more
How Did You Do It, 3
Monday, April 12, 2010      3 comments

I’ve written about the basics of how I got started. I wanted to write about what I call “coping strategies”. What about snacking, what about munchies, what about when you just have to have something to eat? Two things about snacking and... Read more
How did you do it, 2
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      8 comments

When I started this blog series to answer the question, “How did you do it?”, I didn’t realize it was going to cause me to reflect so much! But, it has, and that is good. There is so much I want to write about. The biggest question for me is ... Read more
"How did you do it?" 1
Monday, March 29, 2010      7 comments

This is my most frequently heard question these days. Honestly, I don't know how to answer people. I decided to start blogging about what I did, and send people my page. It's a simple, and at the same time, complicated answer. What I did mig... Read more
100 pounds
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      7 comments

It would be very hard to accurately describe how it was to step on the scale and see that I had lost 100 pounds. I have to tell you, I stepped on and off the scale three times last Friday morning just to make sure I was reading it right. Sure ... Read more

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