I can't say it's been a busy day, but it has been productive. I started by putting away or at least organizing everything I had previously unpacked, then unpacked the last box that the movers packed, and got everything put away. I still have a f... Read more
I went to the Farmers Market this morning to pick up the organic, pastured pork fat (to make lard) that I'd ordered, but the farmer forgot to bring it. I picked up some things for Mom, but nothing for me. Then I went to the U-Pick place and pick... Read more
Yesterday I installed the sewing machine in cabinet. Today I actually used it! Which shouldn't be a big deal - I remember sewing a dress for myself in grade school, and sewed quite a few clothes when I got out of college. For some reason I quit ... Read more
Wednesday Challenges and Successes
Today was a better day than yesterday. My attitude was better than it was yesterday afternoon and evening and that makes a huge difference.
Got up about 7 and worked in my yard, showered and then went to Mom's house to gather dead leaves fo... Read more
Tuesday - One challenge is over, another begun
Today was the last day of my Spend No Money on Food Challenge. Piece of cake. I am prone to stocking way up on food, and I've done the same here.
I'm starting a new Spend No Money on Food Challenge, this one until the end of the month. Wit... Read more
Just one more day of my Buy No Food Challenge! Though I'll probably extend it through Friday. There's nothing that I need, and last Wednesday's ads are only good through Tuesday, so can't get anything from them, and Sunday's ads will be good thr... Read more
Sunday - Busy morning, lazy afternoon and evening
Got up this morning rarin' to go! After bragging everywhere I could think of about the scale, I decided to weed eat the dead weeds left after spraying. Somehow along the way I decided to move around the furniture in the office, so I did - and th... Read more
Down EIGHT POUNDS since last Sunday!
Down FOUR POUNDS "officially" - that's last week's average weight minus this week's average weight. Down just over FIFTY POUNDS in just under five months.
That's why I'm posting this everywhere I can think of posting it. Losing eight pound... Read more
Saturday's Challenges - Not!
No particular challenges today. Nothing new, nothing special attempted, nothing special learned, just a nice ordinary day. Got quite a bit accomplished, but nothing special. Just stuff.
Didn't buy any food (I even skipped the Farmers Marke... Read more
A strange day. But then, aren't most of them?
Nothing special this morning, but when I went to take a shower after lunch the water was only lukewarm. I assumed it was because the guy left it turned too low when he showed me how to change t... Read more
Where'd they go?
The 50+ pounds I've lost since March 15, that is. Wherever they are, they can darn well stay there! And take some more with them, too, please.... Read more
Stayed out of the stores - didn't buy any food. Mom gave me a bottle of half and half that she got for bridge (no one wanted any) and I picked some cherry tomatoes from "my" plants at her house.
I'm trying something new - making lard in the... Read more
As I've mentioned before, I'm still trying to define exactly what my 15 minute challenge is. Somethings obviously qualify - trying something new, learning something, doing something that I wouldn't have done if it weren't for the challenge, thin... Read more
I've decided to go for a week without buying any food. Kind of gutsy since I just moved in three days ago! I know I have lots of meat and lots of veggies and a few eggs and condiments and cream, so I can't think why I should need to buy anything... Read more
I need to come up with a name for these daily challenges. Something shorter than "Do something new or learn something or try something or do something you wouldn't otherwise do" challenge. Any ideas?
A bit of a mixed bag again today, though... Read more
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