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Thursday Triumphs
Thursday, January 08, 2015      9 comments

I packed up most the books in one of the bookcases in the office yesterday, leaving a few to be decor items for staging. Moving all those heavy boxes gave me a good extra strength workout after my regular morning routine. Today I'll finish packi... Read more
Wednesday and Feeling Better!
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      9 comments

I have turned the corner with this cold. I was happy to lay low yesterday after doing my workout, but felt better when I walked the dogs in the afternoon. I took a diphenhydramine (aka Benadryl) last night to help keep me from waking up with my ... Read more
Revealing myself - part 2
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      14 comments

It has been a month since I posted some photos of me in all my "glory." I took new pictures this morning. I can definitely see progress! I'm down about 8 pounds, and feel and look better. I know that nothing happens overnight, but seeing positiv... Read more
Pushing Through Monday
Monday, January 05, 2015      5 comments

I'm still not feeling great, but will be pushing through today. Lots to do now that we're back home, and I can't let a stuffy head get in the way. Stella, our little black dog, isn't feeling well either. I wish there were a magical cure that wou... Read more
Sunday Sniffles
Sunday, January 04, 2015      6 comments

We had a delightful dinner last night at Alex and Slava's home. Slava fixed a dish that's traditional in Ukrainian cooking: rice with grated carrot and chopped onion. I think it's cooked with chicken broth too. It's so delicious and flavorful. A... Read more
Saturday Friend Day
Saturday, January 03, 2015      4 comments

Today is our last full day here at the lake. We have had such a good time here, with the New Year's Eve dinner and New Year's Day breakfast being the big highlights. We will spend a good bit of time today cleaning the house and getting started w... Read more
I resolve to...
Friday, January 02, 2015      8 comments

I've never been a big New Year's Resolution person. The idea of making promises that you know you won't keep seemed like a dumb idea. SparkPeople has shown me that resolutions don't have to be broken, as long as you make them reasonable, achieva... Read more
The start of something new
Thursday, January 01, 2015      4 comments

I used to hate New Year's, almost as much as Halloween. Seeing the year change to a new number was a reminder of time passing, and the fear of the unknown that comes with it. I also had an irrational fear of death, and New Year's represented tha... Read more
New Year's Eve
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      4 comments

It's hard to imagine a year more full of ups and downs as 2014 has been. Just over 5 months in, I had a major accident that resulted in a week and a few days in the hospital, 3 surgeries, a metal plate and 6 screws in my pelvis, and the result w... Read more
Tuesday Travels
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      5 comments

We took a drive to Santa Rosa this morning to go to Home Depot and Costco. One of the drawbacks of living in such a small town is that the big box stores are a fair distance away, and sometimes you just have to shop there. It's a fun drive, but ... Read more
Monday Fun
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      5 comments

We met with a sales rep for a local solar company this morning. It was energizing (pun intended)! He has a lot of connections in the city, and I think he'll be someone we'll be glad to know even if we don't do business with him (we are going to ... Read more
Sunday, Happy Sunday
Sunday, December 28, 2014      2 comments

I am at my happiest up here at the lake. It could be just the sense of freedom from responsibility (although there are always projects to do) or the fact that I can spend 5 minutes lookout out at the water and feel completely tranquil. ... Read more
At the lake
Friday, December 26, 2014      3 comments

We arrived here about 12:30pm at our lake house for a great week of relaxing, hiking, playing with the dogs, and doing some more maintenance projects. I see lots of sleep in my future! Still making careful food choices and making sure I work out... Read more
Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 25, 2014      4 comments

Spending time with my grandniece = best Christmas ever.... Read more
The Anticipation is Greater than the Realization
Wednesday, December 24, 2014      5 comments

When I was growing up, my mother had an expression she would use often as Christmas approached. "The anticipation is greater than the realization." As a young boy, I had no idea what she was talking about. Those were some awfully big w... Read more

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