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Saturday Spectacle
Saturday, January 24, 2015      6 comments

It's a beautiful morning in Clearlake. I'm installing new light fixtures, both post lamps and wall sconces in the same style. We have some vintage string lights, but I don't know if we'll have time to hang them. We are swapping the washer and d... Read more
Friday Follies
Friday, January 23, 2015      8 comments

We picked up the UHaul truck up this morning a little after 8am, and by 12:45 we were on the road to Clearlake. The truck got unloaded much more quickly, but did it wear us out! Tomorrow we will swap the washer and dryer and install new lights o... Read more
Thursday Themes
Thursday, January 22, 2015      9 comments

My last week's weigh-in showed just a .2 pound decrease, nothing to write home about. It must have been one of those days where I was carrying some extra weight in fluid or energy storage, because I weighed myself this morning and was down a ful... Read more
Wednesday Wonders
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      8 comments

I get a lot of positive comments from folks about my blog, and for that I'm extremely grateful. I sometimes wonder, though, if I should have some kind of theme to follow. I'm not one of those who puts a lot of images in my writing, because I see... Read more
Tuesday Treasures
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      8 comments

I had another great Power90 cardio workout this morning, but I thought I wasn't as out of breath as I normally am until I got to the ab workout at the end. I think it's time to kick it up a notch. I'm doing almost all of the moves as intensely a... Read more
Monday, Monday
Monday, January 19, 2015      10 comments

One of my favorite groups from the 60s is The Mamas and the Papas. Their harmonies and sense of family were a great comfort for a young boy like me struggling to figure out how he fit in with the world. I love their song "Monday, Monday" because... Read more
Sunday Smiles
Monday, January 19, 2015      12 comments

We had a good turnout for church today. I sing in the praise choir at our contemporary service, and it's always a lot of fun. There were some new faces in the congregation today, and I welcomed a couple on their first visit. Steve made two ... Read more
Saturday Scatterings
Saturday, January 17, 2015      6 comments

We have a number of things on our to-do list to get the house ready to put on the market. Yesterday we made a tentative schedule of what was going to be done when. So much for that. Painting our guest room upstairs was supposed to happen the fir... Read more
Busy Busy Friday
Friday, January 16, 2015      9 comments

Steve is off on Fridays, and he usually has a pretty rigorous schedule for what he wants to get done. Today was no exception. We had sold a Mission-style bedroom set on Craigslist last week, and the people who bought it are coming by today ... Read more
Time for bed!
Friday, January 16, 2015      7 comments

A quick late night post before bedtime. You know when you're getting more fit? When you don't jiggle as much during your workout as you did when you started! And that....is a GOOD thing! Nighty-night!... Read more
Wednesday Wisdom
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      8 comments

So I went out to do some shopping, hoping to find some great deals on fitness equipment. I want to get one of those chin-up bars that hang in the doorway so that I can start doing the P90X workouts. I had seen them a couple weeks ago at Bed Bath... Read more
The Bucket List
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      9 comments

A few of you have asked what's on my bucket list. This isn't the whole thing, but it's a few of the items that I keep at the front of my mind for right now to stay focused on my goals. I've also included a couple of the completed items, so you c... Read more
Monday Musings
Monday, January 12, 2015      9 comments

There's something about a death in the family that makes me very introspective. I've been thinking a lot about mortality and bucket lists - wanting to make sure my life is what I want it to be before I shuffle off this mortal coil. I know t... Read more
Sunday Thanks
Sunday, January 11, 2015      5 comments

Thanks to everyone who posted such kind comments about my Uncle Don. That means a lot. Not much else to post today. Feeling a little down, so I'm trying to take it easy, but our friends Joseph and Tim are coming over for dinner and TV (the ... Read more
Uncle Don
Saturday, January 10, 2015      11 comments

My dad's younger brother by 2 years, Don Wylie, was larger than life. He was energetic, vivacious, the uncle who would sleep until 10 because he'd partied the night before, but ask to store his 1960's Karmann Ghia in your garage for the summer b... Read more

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