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Wilkins Macawber's good financial advice
Monday, April 14, 2014      9 comments

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and si... Read more
Couture? Alexander McQueen? How did that happen?
Saturday, April 05, 2014      8 comments

Spark People (and many other websites) have targeted ads. I am familiar with getting pop-up ads for fairly low-budget clothing for plus-sized women. Sometimes if I loo... Read more
I Don't Want Them!
Friday, April 04, 2014      11 comments

Yesterday I briefly---very briefly--toyed with the idea of eating some sweets. And I spent the rest of the day feeling very good that I had ignored the impulse. And ... Read more
"We Don't Want You"
Thursday, April 03, 2014      19 comments

I'm looking forward to a break from work. I'm excited about having some free time and I was thinking of ways to nourish my soul and my mind (in addition to all the ways I ... Read more
Red Fruits are the way to go
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      10 comments

Tomorrow is the weigh-in day for the Biggest Loser Challenge and my subversive little mind is fixating on salty white carbs........ Read more
"The Journey"
Monday, March 31, 2014      12 comments

The Journey by Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at ... Read more
Wintry Mix and Spring-like emotions
Sunday, March 30, 2014      9 comments

Winter refuses to leave but I am still feeling good. I've made some emotional progress and that has helped. I am gearing up to step up a notch or two or three--both emot... Read more
I understand my passive-aggressive inspired binge
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      14 comments

Yesterday I had a brush with a passive-aggressive person. The scenario is that I say something about the world in general and what puzzles me or what I think. And the p... Read more
The North and the Sun
Wednesday, March 19, 2014      11 comments

I am thinking about August. I decided---perhaps a little madly---that I longed for the North (this was before our long winter started). It's really costly to go to... Read more
What do you want to do with the rest of your life??
Monday, March 17, 2014      8 comments

I am asking myself that question. I am still thinking about it. Some things are obvious, but others are not so clear.... Read more
Marcus Aurelius
Sunday, March 16, 2014      7 comments

from Book One of MEDITATIONS by Marcus Aurelius From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and ... Read more
Mid March Meditation
Thursday, March 13, 2014      16 comments

Just to get this out here: I have gone a long time without white carbs -- it's been almost a month. During the first week I lost a few pounds quickly. But then the we... Read more
Nicely organized citrus fruits
Sunday, March 09, 2014      13 comments

I've been working on my Pinterest collection. I started it only recently. After a computer died (suddenly) I realized that I really wanted to have a permanent place to ... Read more
A good picture
Friday, March 07, 2014      12 comments

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See words 1 and 2
Thursday, March 06, 2014      11 comments

1. Kummerspeck (German) Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon. 2. Shemomedjamo (Georgian) You know when you’re really full, but your meal is just so delicious, you can’t stop eating it? The Georgians fee... Read more

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