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TheBrains Take A Look At December
Sunday, November 29, 2020      11 comments

I have been looking around at 2021 planners for a few weeks, even though I wasn't all that sure there was any point in buying one till we're released from covid crack-down. But the truth about Me and Planners is that - for the most part I use t... Read more
That Second Portrait
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      20 comments

I was at a good stopping point on the second commission and had the two sweaters to finish - as in - sew up the loose threads and knit a button band on each of them so the plan was to knit this week between bouts of housecleaning. Only. Yeah. a... Read more
TheBrains Report Back
Sunday, November 22, 2020      20 comments

emoticon So? So? How did we do last week? ... Read more
Time for TheBrains to Step In
Sunday, November 15, 2020      18 comments

Funny thing about weight. It often fluctuates for no reason at all - and it sometimes fluctuates some time after a craving collapse. It doesn't surprise me that those golden oreos didn't show up on the scale last Sunday and it doesn't surprise ... Read more
Falling Flat On My Face
Sunday, November 08, 2020      19 comments

What is it about a craving - why does it pop up out of nowhere? And what is missing in my life - or diet, more likely - that would leave me so vulnerable to a craving. For me it's been a specific craving within a particular food type. COOK... Read more
What I Have Been Working On
Tuesday, November 03, 2020      23 comments

I went all year without seeking a single commission. Instead I concentrated on honing my watercolor skills. In the fall I was asked, and felt confident enough to accept 2 commissions and here is the first one - Kati and Sophi ... Read more
Another Pound Gone
Sunday, November 01, 2020      19 comments

I'll start with my progress chart first today, largely because I am so happy over the weight loss progress. Days at points limit: __1_ 2_2_2_3_3 Weeks within total points:__0_1_0_0_0_1 Days with adequate water:__6_ 5_6_5_7_7 Days walk... Read more
One Week Left
Sunday, October 25, 2020      10 comments

One week left of October and then we're deep into autumn around here. Not that you'd be able to tell it by the weather. If you close your eyes, shutting out the golden flames of fall colors, you'd only notice the warm weather - shorts and t-shir... Read more
Second Half of The Month
Sunday, October 18, 2020      14 comments

We're on the downhill slide into NO MORE STINKIN' DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME! LOL - I know. So many people, especially working people love it - they're so glad it's still light out when they leave their office. But for the larks among us... Read more
Well Into October
Sunday, October 11, 2020      16 comments

The nicest thing my mama ever did for me was bring home a Real Live Baby in the middle of October. I mean it - the Real Thing. I was in love. I spent long stretches of time, for a 4 year old, at least, in the dim bedroom beside the bassinette si... Read more
Glorious October Check-in with Recipe
Sunday, October 04, 2020      12 comments

Whooee - have we had the most glorious October so far. It's only the 4th? well - 4 glorious days then - and the weather dot com guys say we've got another one coming up. Nights in the high 40's or low 50's and days in the 70's. With blue blue s... Read more
Fitbit or Not to Fitbit
Sunday, September 27, 2020      12 comments

I've had a fitbit for 5 years - or rather - over the past 5 years I've had a number of them. The first was a closeout that had a defective wristband that broke within the warranty so the second, free one, came in as an upgrade. That one stopped ... Read more
Swimming at the Ocean in September
Saturday, September 26, 2020      12 comments

We've been trying to get to the ocean for weeks now - just so we could say we'd gone from Sea to Shining Sea in one year. We picked Thursday of this past week to go - because for days and days the weather dot com guys had been promising us 80 d... Read more
Birthday Eve Blog
Sunday, September 20, 2020      17 comments

Not that I'm about to wax eloquent about my birthday - though I am feeling that tingle of happiness that it's tomorrow. This blog will be the one I might ought to have written - that's a rural tense still common among country folk 'round here -... Read more
Looking at a Week of Tracking
Sunday, September 06, 2020      16 comments

Actually I have been tracking water for 3 weeks and exercise for 2 but last week I used the nutrition tracker here on SP. I have to admit - it felt kinda good. As I thought it would - the very act of tracking made me eat less most days. I... Read more

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