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Day 205 Part 2 - The Video of the Father's Day Solo
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      8 comments

Because I was singing in the courtyard of the church, I didn't have a microphone. The keyboard was amplified, and so it drowns out the vocals more than we would have wanted. This is the only video we captured, so it will have to do. ... Read more
Day 205 - Dramatic Monday
Monday, June 22, 2015      10 comments

The senseless killings in Charleston, South Carolina, have me stewing more than I usually do. There were a few elements of this particular act of violence that made me angry. The killer, Dylann Roof, sat in on a bible study with members of ... Read more
Day 204 - Sunday Gratitude - Father's Day Edition
Sunday, June 21, 2015      12 comments

There is so much to be thankful for today. First of all, thank you for all the fathers, including my own, who were involved in their children's lives and had an impact as their children became adults. I see too many examples of damaged peo... Read more
Day 203 - Showings and Showings
Saturday, June 20, 2015      9 comments

The 10am people looking at my parents' home came to the house about 9:45, before we were all packed up. Sherman and Stella gave them a rousing welcome! We were able to get out quickly, though, and left them to look at the house. We went over to ... Read more
Day 202 - The Folks
Saturday, June 20, 2015      8 comments

We got to my parents' house about 8:30 this evening. We had a great visit, and now is time for bed. Tomorrow we go visit their new apartment while potential buyers tour their house at 10am. It is going to be an awesome weekend! Keep Sparki... Read more
Day 201 - A New Day
Thursday, June 18, 2015      10 comments

I've been trying to treat today as if it's the first day all over again. I'm focusing on healthy eating, taking full advantage of the summer fruits and vegetables that are starting to turn up. My boss brought in a bag full of plums from his tree... Read more
Day 200 - The Streak Continues
Wednesday, June 17, 2015      11 comments

So I hit my 200-day streak of logging into SP and exercising for at least 10 minutes. It feels good to have gotten this far, and I am really proud of what I've accomplished (including all the friendships I've made along the way). However, I... Read more
Day 199 - Tasty Treats
Wednesday, June 17, 2015      8 comments

Last weekend I bought some preserved lemons from Trader Joe's. Tonight, I sauteed some chicken breasts and added some chopped preserved lemon with kalamata olives, and served them with a whole grain and mixed vegetable medley (also from TJs). ... Read more
Day 198 - Monday Mission
Monday, June 15, 2015      7 comments

A quick recap of the weekend: we had a gathering of guys for a "movie night" here at our house. We smoked a pork shoulder (aka Boston Butt) on the smoker for about 8 hours. It should have gone about 10 hours, but we ran out of time. We had 4 dif... Read more
Day 197 - Sleeping In with Gratitude
Sunday, June 14, 2015      5 comments

I fell asleep a little before 1am after a terrific evening with new friends. So my blog post from last night didn't count for yesterday. Oh, well. I will still post my Sunday gratitude list for the week. This week I'm grateful for... .... Read more
Day 196 - Late Night
Sunday, June 14, 2015      6 comments

I hope this post counts toward my Saturday points, not Sunday... it was a later night than we are used to....... We had a group of guys over for a potluck, and the conversation was festive and fun. We drank a lot of wine and enjoyed a slic... Read more
Day 195 - Loving 48 Years Later
Friday, June 12, 2015      11 comments

I don't usually post a political blog, but today seems like a significant day that needs to be remembered. Because 48 years ago today, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that marriage between a man and a woman, regardless of their r... Read more
Day 194 - Getting Fit While It's Hot
Thursday, June 11, 2015      6 comments

It is warming up here in Clearlake, and it is getting harder to feel motivated to work out when it's warm outside. Most of the days, our mornings are cool (low 60s), but some days, you can start to feel the heat even at 7am when I usually start ... Read more
Day 193 - Coasting? or Maintaining?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      11 comments

I had my weigh-in today. I am exactly the same weight I've been for the past 4 weeks: 170.6. My original goal was 173, but I dropped a little lower and have stayed there. I think I'm adding some muscle though, because my body fat percentage drop... Read more
Day 192 - Ummm, Really???
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday our roofer took our old roof off, and the new shingles were delivered today. The inspector will come to check on the tear-off, and then the new roof will be installed. Good, right? So tonight, a freak (for us) storm came rolling t... Read more

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