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We're Off! - 1st day of the 5% Spring Challenge
Saturday, April 07, 2018      9 comments

A few photos to share from the trip my son Derek, Trixie and I took to the local flea market. Acres of stuff, I found an ice cube tray for making ... Read more
Thursday, July 06, 2017      4 comments

Today is day 9 of my 20 day countdown to being active on Sparkpeople for one full year. (My original intention was to post a blog or photo each day but life got in the way of my plan!) On my morning walk I encountered a red bellied woodpeck... Read more
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      4 comments

Today is day 17 of my 20 day countdown to being active on Sparkpeople for one full year. My plans for the day got derailed to help DH take down the old ceiling fan/ light in the dining room and put up the new fixture we bought over the wee... Read more
Countdown - Day 19
Monday, June 26, 2017      2 comments

Countdown day 19 to being active on Sparkpeople for a full year. Today was DD's Dr. appointment in Orlando. A lot of territory can be called Orlando. The office we were going to was on the far side of downtown Orlando from us. Not want... Read more
20 Day Countdown!
Sunday, June 25, 2017      3 comments

I have now logged on to Sparkpeople for 345 days straight and have 20 more days to make it a full year. Most days I do more than just log in and the support from the 5% Challenges, SparkCoach programs and other Spark Teams/activities have done a... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Saturday, May 20, 2017      4 comments

I posted this to the Starfish team of the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge but wanted to blog it also. So many things have kept me from being as focused as I would like to be during the Spring 5% Challenge. That is not going to change anytime soon ... Read more
The Wedding
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      5 comments

I have been sharing for the past few weeks that our oldest son's wedding was on Sunday. Getting to his wedding was almost as difficult as getting him into this world. I went into labor with him 13 weeks early. Medications were given to stre... Read more
Orchids and Weddings
Sunday, March 19, 2017      6 comments

Despite some cold nights this past week the orchids on my porch are blooming nicely. After a walk and some errands I took advantage of the beautiful day to sit out there to read the paper. ... Read more
Relaxing with the Pelicans and Swans
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      6 comments

Although we have lived in Lakeland for over 10 years and I have often driven by Lake Morton where the City's swans reside I have never taken the time to stop by with my camera and take a few photos. Today was the day ( I hope the first of many).... Read more
Busy Week
Thursday, January 19, 2017      5 comments

Last night I finally got to make one of the Australian recipes I had looked up. I used the Pork Pies with Damper Crust recipe ( substituted ground turkey for the ground pork ). It was quite good and my son also enjoyed it. Damper is a biscuit ty... Read more
Eating Australian - Winter 5% Challenge
Saturday, January 14, 2017      3 comments

As I mentioned in another blog I thought it would be fun to prepare a dish each week from the places we visit during the Winter 5% Challenge. Here are links to some sites I found: History of foods in Australia Read more
Healthy and Vibrant in 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      5 comments

Often in articles and books on living a healthy lifestyle they speak about how words can define us and the importance of choosing those words carefully. In 100 Days of Weight Loss the focus of one chapter was to choose a new word for how yo... Read more
Checking In, Roller Coasters and Goal Setting
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      4 comments

For the record I don't like roller coasters. I don't like heights or not being in control but as fate would have it, I feel like life has been like a roller coaster for the past few months. As I shared a few weeks before Christmas my husban... Read more
My Week
Friday, December 02, 2016      7 comments

It's been a busy but successful week in many ways. Monday - Daughter had an early Dr. appointment she needed to be driven to, then took my MIL to the grocery store, then home to work on a Christmas project I needed to finish by Thursday at... Read more
Christmas Trees With A Side Of Broccoli
Friday, November 18, 2016      5 comments

My husband and I journeyed out today to buy a Christmas tree. Since moving to Florida we have opted for an artificial tree not trusting a cut tree would survive the season with out dropping all of its needles, which is exactly what out 10 year o... Read more

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