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Day 131 - Challenging Assumptions
Friday, April 10, 2015      9 comments

I took a chance after I got home from work. I got on the scale! Normally, I wouldn't weigh myself in the afternoon (I like to get on the scale right after getting out of bed in the morning). But I felt like it was important to get on the scale t... Read more
Day 130 - Being Content
Thursday, April 09, 2015      5 comments

I had my weigh-in this morning, and the 3 pounds I lost last week came back, plus an extra 8 ounces for good measure. I don't know whether last week was a fluke or I was a lot worse than I thought I was over the past 7 days. Whichever, I'm not g... Read more
Day 129 - Connecting to the Community
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      8 comments

One of the joys (and tribulations) of living in a small community is that it seems like everyone knows everyone else. That can be a bad thing if you're new to the area, but it can also be an opportunity to make new connections and establish a be... Read more
Day 128 - Monday Musing
Monday, April 06, 2015      6 comments

Does the process of moving to a new house/community get more complicated as we get older? Maybe because over the years we've accumulated a lot of stuff, but it seems like the move to the lake house has been fraught with a little more turmoil tha... Read more
Day 127 - Easter Gratitude
Monday, April 06, 2015      4 comments

The busy day yesterday didn't leave me much time to write my daily blog. Because it was Easter, I thought it was important to still post my gratitude list. Presbyterians aren't usually the type of Christian to talk a lot about "our Jesus," ... Read more
Day 126 - Friendships
Sunday, April 05, 2015      8 comments

We moved our patio furniture up to the lake today, spending 6+ hours in a vehicle. We know those roads so well now. This evening we had a wonderful conversation with our friend Jen, who is incredibly wise even though her life is pretty crazy. I ... Read more
Day 125 - Friday Fun
Friday, April 03, 2015      7 comments

We finally finished the closet organizer in the guest bedroom walk-in closet. I've been trying to post a photo of it, but SP wants to rotate the photo so that it's sideways. I will try again in this blog post to see if it's any better. ... Read more
Day 124 - Smiling
Friday, April 03, 2015      6 comments

Today at the office, one of our newest homeowners and his wife came in to meet with our treasurer and a volunteer in the accounting office who specializes in budgeting and financial stability. They gave the new owners a great education in how to... Read more
Day 123 - Fooling Around
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      8 comments

I had the most wonderful lunch today, courtesy of my boss! He had a meal catered in to the office staff - all 4 of us! We had: * Prime rib * Maine lobster tail with drawn butter * Loaded baked potato * Salad with bleu cheese dres... Read more
Day 122 - Fixing Things
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      4 comments

My cell phone died yesterday. It consumed my thoughts for most of the evening, and kept me from getting a good night's sleep. It's my clock and alarm, and I stayed awake half the night worrying that I wouldn't wake up on time. Thankfully, I... Read more
Day 121 - Making a Difference
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      7 comments

A quick post tonight. My boss and I visited with a client today who had a leg amputated just below the knee back in December. Talk about putting my life in perspective! This guy has a lot going on - COPD, recent amputation, and carpal tunnel syn... Read more
Day 120 - Giving Thanks
Sunday, March 29, 2015      7 comments

It's Sunday, so it must be gratitude day! Since it's Palm Sunday, this day has special significance. I'm grateful for a terrific worship service this morning. We had a good crowd, and it was soooo wonderful to sing with the praise band this... Read more
Day 119 - Shopping Fun
Sunday, March 29, 2015      5 comments

We had great fun today. We spent part of the morning shopping at our newest garden center, a growing local business with 4 locations now. The new store is amazing - they had a patio umbrella that was probably 14 feet by 18 feet. It was enormous!... Read more
Day 118 - Making It
Saturday, March 28, 2015      6 comments

Even though I didn't feel great about my food choices today,, I still stayed within my limits for the day. Pretty remarkable! I guess I'm conditioning myself to think correctly about food even when I don't try. Between a full day at work and the... Read more
Day 117 - Breaking Even
Thursday, March 26, 2015      6 comments

I made a discovery today about the SparkPeople fitness tracker. If you add the calories you expend through your fitness activities to your daily allowance, SP will adjust you maximum calories for the day, but it does not change your carbohydrate... Read more

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