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  • Yes...

    2/21/2020 11:59:12 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am ready for the weekend! Keep moving forward! — Kohl... Read more

  • So Tired…

    2/20/2020 9:32:39 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Ever been very tired after a long day of busyness and realize that you want to exercise but you want to go to sleep twice as much. That’s where I’m at right now. I will choose exercise because I know it will help me do sleep so much better. Here is goes… Keep moving forward! — Kohl... Read more

  • Home Life…

    2/19/2020 10:56:42 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Today was chemistry lab day at our house. While D15 and her friend worked on the experiment at hand I worked on math corrections with D13. I also talked to my friend who is the mother of D15’s chem partner. She has two children but one is already in his twenties. She finds it amazing that I can swit... Read more

  • A List of Fitness Videos Here On Sparkpeople

    2/19/2020 11:06:44 AM, by SHERILIEGH1969

    I came across a great resource while looking for a specific video today that I thought I would share with all of you. It lists a wide variety of fitness videos from Sparkpeople. I don't know if it is only available to Premium Members or if it is available to all members, but I thought I would shar... Read more

  • Taken By Surprise…

    2/18/2020 10:46:26 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Dealing with some hard things today. Cried quite a bit. Sleep is my usual go to when I have to come to terms with life issues but today I determined to walk rather than sleep….took 13000+ steps. I think I’m going to cry a bit more and then sleep ever so soundly. Keep moving forward! — Kohl ... Read more

  • Two Naps...

    2/17/2020 9:57:20 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Been dealing with symptoms of a slight cold for a few days now but this morning it came on like a vengeance. Felt extremely fatigued throughout my morning commute to drop my older two daughters off at work and college so upon returning home I touched base with my two younger daughters about homescho... Read more

  • What To Do On A Holiday Monday

    2/17/2020 1:17:09 PM, by SHERILIEGH1969

    I never know what to do with myself on holidays. Living alone can create a challenge sometimes. But I think I have decided to stick with my regular routine. Oh, it is Family Day in the Province of Ontario today. Whether people actually spend it with family or not is unclear but that is what they... Read more

  • Pizza With Friends...

    2/16/2020 11:57:49 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My friend owns a pizza shop. Her family invited our family to have pizza with them above the pizza shop tonight in their abode and to play some games. The pizza was so good! Lots of fun for a few hours. Keep moving forward! — Kohl ... Read more

  • Working Out at the JCC

    2/16/2020 9:38:19 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    When I got back from Peru last year, my friend Carol told me about the local Jewish Community Center to which she belonged, where she made use of the pool. After taking the tour, I decided to join too, for $50 a month. My first day, I went in the pool with Carol. After that, I... Read more

  • Simple Yet Tasty…

    2/15/2020 7:53:14 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I often find success when using the Pioneer Woman’s recipes. I really like the simpleness yet pizazz of so many of them.Tonight I made two of my favorites from her website: pan-fried pork chops (https://thepioneerwoman.com/c
    rk-chops/) and oven-roasted asparagus (htt... Read more

  • Take It As It Comes...

    2/14/2020 11:57:09 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    This morning I hopped in the car with all four daughters with these goals in mind: drop D23 off at work, take D21 to counseling and then to class, head to my parents' house with the youngest two to have D15 complete a "back then" assignment for her finance co-op class, and pick D23 up from her morni... Read more

  • Valentine's Day

    2/14/2020 9:56:27 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    On February 13, 2011, my first husband passed away in his sleep. We were planning to go to a favorite restaurant for Valentine's Day, one that serves Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine. Meanwhile, one of my old high school buddies had just experienced a bad breakup after 13 years, disc... Read more

  • Christian Crafters

    2/14/2020 7:03:48 AM, by SHERILIEGH1969

    I'm both a Christian and a crafter. I grew up going to church and gave my heart to Jesus when I was 13 years old. It's a decision I have never regretted. When I was 11 my mom got me into crafts. She taught me to sew, knit, crochet and I learned more about other homemaking things at school in hom... Read more

  • It's Bedtime Already?

    2/13/2020 10:52:26 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Working on getting to bed at a decent hour. Thought I’d start with 11:00pm tonight and work toward an earlier time at a later date if needed. I have everything done except the shower and it’s ten til. I’ve cut it close tonight but at least it’s a start. Progress not perfection. Keep moving forw... Read more

  • Let It Snow...

    2/12/2020 11:10:43 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    It had been snowing since 4:00pm but it turned to rain at 10:00pm. It's now 11:00pm and the flakes are falling again. They are predicting it will stay snow but I will believe that when I wake up to snow and not puddles like on Monday. February is proving to be a great mix of weather. Keep movin... Read more

  • Bittersweet...

    2/11/2020 3:55:46 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My youngest is thirteen today. She's been acting like a teen since her 11th birthday but the day has actually arrived. I did convince her to go to the carousel with D23 and me in a bit for a few rides. That is as close to playing I think she will come. All of her sisters were going to go but it seem... Read more

  • I Heart FaceTime...

    2/10/2020 11:14:20 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Just got done chatting with my son. He called and I accepted the call even though I needed to go out and buy one last birthday present for my darling daughter who will no longer be a child tomorrow...she will be a teenager! I also needed to grade a chemistry lab report before bed. I wanted to take 2... Read more

  • Good Day...

    2/9/2020 11:57:37 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Acts 9 gave us Paul’s example of what our simple but profound message to the world should be as we changed from sinner to saved sinner: Jesus is the son of God. That was church in a nutshell. Extremely tired so I took a nap for a few hours. After a spaghetti dinner all of us (except D21 wh... Read more

  • Giving Thanks

    2/9/2020 8:35:42 AM, by SHERILIEGH1969

    There are so many things to give thanks for and about. It's not just something we should share at Thanksgiving or Christmas and other special times of the year. I think we should make a point of giving thanks for our blessings every day of the year. Some people may not remember to give thanks ... Read more

  • Symphony Orchestra Tonight…

    2/8/2020 7:01:52 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My husband and I are going to the Revolutions concert of the symphony this evening. D23 gets two free tickets per show as a perk for working at the theatre. She cannot go tonight as she is running the box office solo since the girl she usually works with is out sick. D21 is coming with us…this will ... Read more

  • Taming Of The Shrew...

    2/7/2020 11:41:49 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Watching Kiss Me, Kate with D23, D15, and D12. We are enjoying it more than we expected. Couldn’t wake up my husband who has been sleeping since his dinner at 6:30. D21 is coding and couldn’t be pulled away for anything. Hoping it’s a healthy creative streak for her. Keep moving forward! - Kohl... Read more

  • Napping...

    2/6/2020 11:54:29 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Homeschooled a bit in the morning, Got to a place where the girls could both work independently in the afternoon and then I took a much needed nap. I’m getting to bed by midnight every night and staying there until 8am but am I light sleeper…wake up if any one in the house makes a noise…coughing, go... Read more

  • Nodding…

    2/5/2020 10:24:30 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My head keeps nodding. I’ve no concentration left to grade papers for tomorrow. Heading to bed and hoping that the freezing rain will subside before tomorrow noon. I need to head out before 9am so I hope the hourly weather forecast is wrongo. Will listen to the girls sing their audition pieces one m... Read more

  • Let's Do This!

    2/5/2020 3:01:31 PM, by CHERI*ANN7

    I am on a roll! I do not like the fact that my joints are always so sore from sitting! DH retired and he wants to "just rest" until Spring-translation is to sit on the couch and watch TV. That is not acceptable in the amounts he is doing it! I have been consistent in my exercise for the last 3... Read more

  • A Wonderful Time Yesterday

    2/5/2020 7:13:01 AM, by SHERILIEGH1969

    First, it has to be understood that I was never able to have children of my own. Yesterday a little knock came to my door. It was my neighbour from just down the hall. She has 3 little boys under 10 and because there was a teacher's strike, they were all home. Well, the one is only 5 weeks old s... Read more

  • A Regular Sort Of Day…

    2/4/2020 11:53:53 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Took a walk first thing this morning before the rain started. Drove my daughters to and from their respective places: work, college, co-op, and library. Also made guacamole and burritos, did a few 100-200 piece online jigsaw puzzles, bought sheet music for auditions, and tidied up the checkbook by e... Read more

  • Trying to Get Motivated

    2/4/2020 7:30:29 AM, by SHERILIEGH1969

    I was sick for 5 weeks and unable to exercise. Now I am trying to get motivated again. I've seen a bunch of motivation images and quotes, but they are not helping. I just need to sit down and do the Chair Yoga that I know I enjoy and get a work out from. I've been organizing my apartment and th... Read more

  • 1st Blog...ever!

    2/4/2020 3:49:34 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    I've never done a blog before, but shall give this a try. I just joined Spark Premium and am finding it very informative and helpful. My exercising has to be modified after falling yesterday and cracking 2 ribs and getting a mild concussion! The positive side is that I stayed on my calorie count... Read more

  • Choosing Audition Music...

    2/3/2020 11:27:37 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Spent the afternoon with D23, D15, and D12 trying to zone in on the best audition pieces. D12 chose City of Stars from La La Land and it seems a near perfect fit for her. D15 hasn’t decided yet but has at least four up her sleeve that she could do well. Hopefully she’ll make a decision tomorrow so w... Read more

  • Theatre Stuff...

    2/2/2020 11:49:32 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Went to the last performance of Annie Get Your Gun this afternoon with a friend. After strike I helped serve fruit to the cast of 60 at the on site cast party. Then I chatted with other theatre moms while the cast ate pizza+. When we returned home we went through the makeup kit and threw out it... Read more

  • Annie Get Your Gun...

    2/1/2020 11:01:49 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Tonight was opening night for the girls. D12 played the porter and D15 was one of Frank Butler’s former high society flings. A best friend of theirs was a singer at the ball. A friend of this best friend played Annie and boy did she sing purty. A great performance of a great show! One night to go! ... Read more

  • How’s The Weight Coming?…

    1/31/2020 11:07:21 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    January Open: 217.0 (Jan 1st) Close: 213.4 (Jan 31st) High: 217.8 (Jan 5th) Low: 213.4 (Jan 31st) Average 215.78 It's a start. My goal for February is to stay below 115.78 for daily weigh-ins. I would also hope to lose an average of 0.5 each week. Keep moving forwa... Read more

  • Working Puzzles, Making Friends...

    1/30/2020 3:51:33 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    This was a fun one and it's finally done! I enjoy working on puzzles at the library and meeting others who enjoy the same (although I've found that some people sit at the puzzle table simply because they want to meet people and that's fine by me). Doing a puzzle at our public library does ha... Read more

  • My Day...

    1/29/2020 11:59:27 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Struggled through adding positive and negative numbers with my youngest daughter while her sister reviewed for tomorrow’s chemistry test. Then we did bit of history before I left to take another daughter to college. It’s an hour roundtrip. While I was gone they both showered and fixed some lunch. ... Read more

  • Living With Just One Piece Of Cake…

    1/28/2020 11:26:52 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Just now my husband cut himself a piece of birthday cake and asked if I would like one. No, thank you. I had one yesterday to celebrate his birthday. I planned ahead so I could fit it into my daily calorie range without having my macros suffer significantly. I find this is getting easier with practi... Read more

  • A Birthday Is Here...

    1/27/2020 3:42:06 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Homeschooling is done for the day! This morning my husband's birthday cake was baked and the presents were decided upon and purchased. Time to wrap the presents and do a little straightening up and cleaning in the living room so we can have pizza delivered and eat by the fire. D21 will frost and dec... Read more

  • Almost Done My Organizing

    1/27/2020 6:12:27 AM, by SHERILIEGH1969

    Things are almost done here now. I can't do much here now until the bedbug oven is removed from my apartment. It takes up a lot of space - about 3 feet by 3 feet of space. It is not going until Tuesday afternoon sometime. Also, I have some donations of stuffed toys and clothing I don't wear read... Read more

  • I Planned Tomorrow's Menu...

    1/26/2020 11:33:49 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Tomorrow is my husband's birthday. I do so want to stay in my calorie range and he is expecting pizza 480 AND cake 475 so I entered all that I expect to eat tomorrow into the tracker including the cake recipe with whippy frosting. I made sure that everything other than the cake and pizza is nutrie... Read more

  • It’s The 25th Already…

    1/25/2020 10:45:46 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Started taking down the Christmas tree today. Sounds crazy but one year we waited until January 27th which is my husband’s birthday. Well the decorations are in the boxes. Hoping tomorrow to pack up the lights and drag the tree out of the front door. Soon enough that groundhog will be making a pr... Read more

  • 7 Day Study Day 5

    1/25/2020 10:34:45 AM, by ROSE-OF-SHARON

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  • Take 5...

    1/24/2020 11:55:07 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Our homeschooling friends (Mom, daughter, and son) informed us earlier this week that they had just gotten back from their cruise and would be leaving in a week for a month long vacation. I invited my two youngest daughters and myself over to their house to play a game and to chat this afternoon. Th... Read more

  • Making Headway!! I See Progress!!! :D

    1/24/2020 5:15:30 AM, by SHERILIEGH1969

    So I've been putting my belongings away and as I've been doing that I've been evaluating what I really need to keep and what I can toss. I won't donate it simply because it was from a bedbug infested apartment. Better to toss it out than spread the darn pests to others. I'm pleased with the pr... Read more

  • Weight Loss Tip #29

    1/24/2020 12:57:42 AM, by 7CINNAMONIE7

    9 9 9 9 Do your own healthy program yourself for life, never do diet stuff temporarily Cinnamonie's note: I really regret going back to old habits that caused me to gain weight again after NutriSystem success...not worthy...that why 252 and SP rocks! It allows me to take care of my ow... Read more

  • Chemistry Vs. Math, Theatre, And No Perfect Present...

    1/23/2020 11:35:17 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    This morning D15 and a friend from co-op did an acid/base titration in the kitchen while in the living room I tried to help D12 figure out how to add parentheses to equations to balance them. I think the girls in the kitchen had the harder task but for some reason they were able to finish before we ... Read more