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Kale Konundrum (I know you don't spell it that way!)
Sunday, June 26, 2016      5 comments

A 10 pack of kale was an impulse buy this spring and it looked so healthy in the store that I brought it home to plant in my garden, Never mind that my first experience with kale was to discover that it does get those little green cabbage worms... Read more
Before the Rain
Saturday, June 25, 2016      5 comments

Rain was predicted for today so I got up and was out in the garden by 6:30. I did some weeding and mulching and after a short light rain, went back out again for several more hours and got a lot accomplished. I wear a Fitbit and frankly, garde... Read more
Never Enough Time
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      2 comments

I would spend the entire day outdoors if I could. Today started out as a perfect day with a light breeze, sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. I did get a few things done indoors and even got in some steps on my Fitbit and then headed out to ... Read more
The Stress Eater In Me!
Friday, June 17, 2016      5 comments

As much as I love my grandkids, a day with a pair of active boys trapped indoors because of a thunderstorm does send me into a stress mode and from that to the cookie jar. Of course, i don't usually have cookies in the house considering I can't... Read more
Those Dreaded Pot Lucks
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      1 comments

It is really difficult to resist the food at a pot luck. The ladies at our church are very good cooks and bring their best efforts to the monthly pot luck. I always have a bit of a difficult time resisting eating too much. My plan for today a... Read more
It's the Small Things!
Friday, June 10, 2016      5 comments

I have discovered a number of ways to eat less and burn a few calories. Park away from the store. It adds more steps and usually means your car won't get all those door dings from careless people parking next to you. Put your cart bac... Read more
The Vegetable Garden is Planted!
Sunday, May 29, 2016      3 comments

It has been a busy month with lots of meetings, events and the yard and garden. Today I finally finished planting my garden. I have 6 kinds of potatoes, Yukon Gold, All Blue, Norkota, Russett, Norland and Fingerling. I have 3 kinds of pepp... Read more
Garden Fever
Thursday, May 05, 2016      4 comments

I headed out to the garden the first thing this morning and got the whole thing tilled twice. Then I planted my seed potatoes, 4 varieties not counting a few Russets I had under the sink that were starting to sprout. I planted Fingerling (a ye... Read more
Goodbye to an Old Friend
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      7 comments

Today was a sad one in our house. Our fifteen year old Shih Tzu has been having seizures and today was so lethargic we made the decision to have her put down. I suspect she was having little strokes. In addition, over the last year her eyesig... Read more
Am I The Only One?
Sunday, April 24, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday I went to a workshop on gardening. It was fun and informative which is not the point of this blog. The question I have is "Am I the only one who hates wraps?" I have been to several occasions where lunch was provided and it turned o... Read more
Spring Clean Up
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      1 comments

One of my most satisfying exercises is to clean up my local rural roadside. This morning I walked half a mile and picked up winter trash from along the road. It actually wasn't too bad this year since I only got two bags full. Half of it can ... Read more
And Ten to Go!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      5 comments

I officially have 10 more pounds to go to get to my Weight Watchers goal. It has taken me nearly a year to get this far with a 37 plus pound loss. My average weight loss has been only .7 pound per week but without WW I doubt I would have lost ... Read more
The Birds are Singing, Flowers Blooming!
Saturday, April 16, 2016      0 comments

I love spring. I love gardening which is one reason and I enjoy walking along the road and through the woods to see what is happening. My day is now busy from morning to night with activities outside and the scale is reflecting that. My ... Read more
Slow but Progress Anyway
Monday, April 04, 2016      6 comments

I weighed in at Weight Watchers today and got back to my lowest weight that I have reached there during this last 11 months with the program. The month of March was not a particularly good month for weight loss for me but I hope I learned somet... Read more
Determination
Monday, March 21, 2016      6 comments

After my disheartening weigh in last week when I had a 4 pound weight gain, today was really encouraging. I not only lost that 4 pounds but another 1.6 pound for a total of 5.6 pounds this week. I know it had a lot to do with sodium so I was c... Read more

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