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One score down
Monday, August 03, 2015      7 comments

This week the hub and I will mark our 20th anniversary. We're not big on celebrations - we don't do gifts, but we usually will have dinner out with the kids. The kids have decided we are going to our favorite Chinese restaurant, and I am alrea... Read more
Curiosity and these cats
Sunday, August 02, 2015      5 comments

I have a weakness for crunchy salty greasy things. And every summer Lay's does something irresistible to me - it brings out 4 test flavors and I can't help trying some of them out. Last year they brought out a ginger wasabi kettle-cooked c... Read more
Banished from hearth and home
Saturday, August 01, 2015      4 comments

Our kid's new soccer season starts in earnest this coming week, so she asked to have a sleepover tonight while she still has free time. She has three friends over, and the theme is horror films. Which means teen girls shrieking deep into the n... Read more
Time warp
Friday, July 31, 2015      3 comments

The son told us last night that he'll be moving back into his dorm in two weeks - wow, already? I don't know how our summer with him passed by so quickly. He's hoping to land an out-of-town internship next summer, so I'm going to make every da... Read more
Fast casual for the win
Thursday, July 30, 2015      2 comments

We dragged the kid to work today, and for lunch walked down the street to a new fast casual restaurant. It's Japanese themed, with made-to-order sushi and teriyaki rice/noodle bowls. We shared two build-your-own sushi rolls and had 3 teriyaki ... Read more
A difference of opinion
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      4 comments

A few months ago, the kid noticed a bump on the top of my foot. Apparently I passed on my worrywart gene to her, because she immediately jumped to the conclusion that it must be a tumor. Well, after seeing a podiatrist and having X-rays and ul... Read more
I am a pusher
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      7 comments

When I went to bed last night, there were 5 pieces of cake and a container of bite-sized nuggets of leftover marshmallow fondant in the fridge. I recklessly bragged that sweets are easier for me to resist than salty munchies, and while that is ... Read more
My sweet spot
Monday, July 27, 2015      8 comments

In general I can resist sweets more easily than crunchy salty things. Unless it is something made by one of our kids, and then I can't resist at all. The most dangerous is when our daughter decides to bake something. She has so much fun d... Read more
Nightmare or fantasy
Sunday, July 26, 2015      5 comments

Last night I had a dream that I was dressing for school (high school?!?) and was going through my closet trying on outfits to try to impress a guy. And I put on a couple of outfits which fit but didn't look good on me because I was super-thin, ... Read more
One day down
Saturday, July 25, 2015      4 comments

First day of no unhealthy night-time snacking in a long while - it's a start! Work picnic/bbq was full of burgers and dogs, which I managed to stay away from. I had a salmon patty without the bun, a deviled egg (can never resist those!), a... Read more
Too much of a good thing
Friday, July 24, 2015      4 comments

We have a work potluck bbq/picnic tomorrow. So the hub spent a few hours tonight making a *vat* of his amazing chili. He doesn't cook often, but what he does make is really tasty. His chili has beef and bacon, at least half a dozen different ... Read more
Time to buckle down
Thursday, July 23, 2015      6 comments

Well, I survived the scale and didn't end up throwing a tantrum after all. I am up 3 lbs in about 3 weeks - not good, but not a disaster. It's nearly bedtime, so I will start tomorrow with a renewed resolve to get back to healthy habits. I ca... Read more
Hiding from the scale
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      5 comments

For months I stepped on the scale every morning - it was my routine, after getting out of the shower. For better or worse, I faced reality head on first thing in the morning. Sometimes it resulted in a grimace of disappointment, sometimes a re... Read more
Something fishy
Tuesday, July 21, 2015      5 comments

We spent a quiet weekend away fishing; between the hub, his visiting brother, and the two sets of kids, over 25 fish were caught. We fished from shore, and all the fish were released after the appropriate squealing, congratulations, and picture... Read more
Pretzel parry
Monday, July 20, 2015      3 comments

I opened a bag of pretzel sticks today and ate only an ounce. It was salty and crispy, which should mean that I will inhale a bag without even thinking about it. But I stopped at one serving easily. I think it may be that pretzels are low... Read more

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