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Day 146 - Friday Friendships
Saturday, April 25, 2015      7 comments

There's something about Friday, after a week of work, that makes us want to hang out with friends. It starts the weekend off on the right foot, and makes you feel good too. I told Steve I wanted to go out for dinner tonight, and why didn't ... Read more
Day 145 - Winning
Friday, April 24, 2015      12 comments

Our extra queen bed, with the brass and white wrought-iron frame, has found a new home. One of my construction guys, who is struggling financially, took it for his little 4-year-old daughter. We gave them the bed, sheets, down comforter, electri... Read more
Day 144 - Making Connections
Thursday, April 23, 2015      10 comments

I attended a luncheon today hosted by an Interior Designer based in Lakeport, about a half hour west of my office. He uses it as an opportunity to get various business people connected to help each other, as well as his own business. He's an ene... Read more
Day 143 - Measurements
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      11 comments

I've mentioned before, I think, that Steve and I have very different body shapes. He carries all of his weight in his belly. He can gain weight and still have the skinniest legs and arms on the planet, and even 20 or 25 pounds heavier, still wea... Read more
Day 142 - Hanging It Up
Tuesday, April 21, 2015      10 comments

Not in the sense of giving up! We hung a bunch of pictures today in the guest bedroom. We have a TON of framed prints and paintings, many antique, that we really love. There something about having beautiful pictures on the wall that make a... Read more
Day 141 - Thankfulness
Monday, April 20, 2015      8 comments

Today I'm grateful for veterinarians that have Sunday appointments. I'm thankful for dogs that forgive us when we take then to those appointments, and they get shots in their back leg that hurt. I'm grateful for spring vegetables tha... Read more
Day 140 - Moving Along
Saturday, April 18, 2015      8 comments

It's moving day, so this will be short and sweet. Thank you all for the positive comments and encouragement. We are closing one chapter in our lives, so we can focus on the new chapter that we started a couple weeks ago. I'll be getting my ... Read more
Day 139 - Making the Move
Friday, April 17, 2015      9 comments

It's almost done! We are finalizing the escrow on the sale of the Sacramento house, and tomorrow we will rent a UHaul truck to bring the remaining furniture and the fridge in the garage up to the lake. It has certainly been an adventure! I... Read more
Day 138 - Amping It Up
Thursday, April 16, 2015      8 comments

After reading some posts from SparkFolks who are hitting plateaus, I knew it was time for me to reassess my own fitness efforts. I was getting comfortable with my workouts, and that's a sure sign that something needs to change. So I took al... Read more
Day 137 - Discoveries
Thursday, April 16, 2015      7 comments

I found out that my phone doesn't store all the information correctly that SparkPeople needs to display images purposely. That's why sometimes my photos turn sideways when they should be vertical. I was blaming SP when it was really the Samsung ... Read more
Day 136 - Uplifting Moments
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      7 comments

Reading the comments from my post yesterday and all the love and support that was pouring out turned a dark day into one that was barely dim. I cannot thank you all enough. Today was better, although there are still some challenges ahead as... Read more
Day 135 - Monday Madness
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      9 comments

Now that our Dish Network is happily installed at the lake house, we decided to return the cable boxes to our cable company, keeping just one box (instead of 3) and the Internet service. We hoped to be able to save money. By reducing our channel... Read more
Day 134 - Grateful Sunday
Monday, April 13, 2015      8 comments

It's Sunday, so it must be time for my weekly gratitude post. Of course I'm grateful for all the regular things - shelter, family, a great job. I try to go above and beyond the normal stuff once a week, as a reminder that that are bigger things ... Read more
Day 133 - Feeling Great
Sunday, April 12, 2015      7 comments

We got the house packed up for the move tomorrow. It is definitely starting to feel less like "home." We sold one bed (including mattress and box springs) and the sofa and loveseat from the family room. The rest of the furniture will be donated ... Read more
Day 132 - Enjoying the Weekend
Friday, April 10, 2015      9 comments

I had another good day at work. Great conversations with the boss, some information from our plumber that helped clarify my relationship with my two in-the-field workers. I still have some bridge building to do, but that's my specialty! We ... Read more

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