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Have you ever noticed....
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      10 comments

That you always get an itch when you are up to your elbows in soapsuds? Or have wet hands from chopping vegetables? Why do I always get an itch when my hands are wet?... Read more
Black Gram Recipe
Saturday, November 25, 2017      9 comments

A couple of you responded to my Thanksgiving blog by asking what black gram is. It's also known as "urid dal", split and peeled black gram. It's a favorite at my house. Black Gram in Spicy Sauce: 9 oz urid dal soaked at least 8 hours... Read more
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23, 2017      12 comments

I'm taking a break. I am the cook, there will be 17 of us: Mom, my brother, one of his sons, my sister, her son, her husband, three of my sons, two with wives and kids, my husband and me. It's a fairly small house with a small kitchen, but I ... Read more
My father died 16 years ago today
Saturday, November 11, 2017      18 comments

I remember it like it was yesterday. I don't know how it happened, but all three of us kids were there with Mom that day, the old family of 5 we grew up with. He died on 11/11. We all thought that was God's will, the house we grew up in and t... Read more
My friend is dying.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      27 comments

I hear yesterday. She is 73 years old and still working because she says she can't afford to retire. She has had to bail her husband out of major debt twice, and they are both still working to have enough money to retire. Her biggest fear in ... Read more
But those pictures look so GOOD!
Friday, August 25, 2017      21 comments

I got the flyer for promotions at Sam's Club, and the cover photo looked so colorful, so festive! It was a picnic with all the food you can buy at Sam's. Upon closer examination, I couldn't eat any of it, or at least not at the same picnic... Read more
I moved to this town 42 years ago today.
Sunday, August 20, 2017      16 comments

When we moved here, I was 26, and my kids were 5, 3 1/2 and 6 months. They are long married with kids of their own now. And I am now one of those old-timers who "remembers when". I remember when there was only one road in and out, and... Read more
I'm 68 Years Old Today
Friday, June 16, 2017      39 comments

Where did the years go? June is a wonderful month for a birthday, the long warm days make it extra special. I had a peaceful, ordinary day. My husband remembered when his son reminded him, my mother hasn't mentioned it. She has dementia,... Read more
Choices Choices!
Sunday, April 02, 2017      24 comments

I am making my usual weekly meal plan, using my friends, my many WW cookbooks. I am amazed at the number of dessert recipes in WW cookbooks. I haven't made very many of them over the years. Now that I am at goal, you'd think I can now add... Read more
Today I have 40 Years of Continuous Sobriety
Saturday, February 25, 2017      32 comments

40 years!! I am amazed myself. It has only been possible by the Grace of a loving God, and the support of an amazing fellowship. I had lost my weight on WW 6 years before, so you'd think I understood something about addiction, but I didn'... Read more
Stabbing Over French Fries??
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      21 comments

It seems that a woman in England was so upset that her boyfriend ate all the french fries, that she got a knife, slapped him, then stabbed him in the shoulder. The boyfriend is OK, fortunately. It happened at a friend's house, so I guess they ... Read more
Merry Christmas!!
Sunday, December 25, 2016      20 comments

Today is the day toward which we have been working so hard!! May we all have the Best Christmas Day Ever!!... Read more
Crappy Bonus Points are Depressing!
Monday, December 05, 2016      19 comments

I shouldn't start my day with spinning for points on Spark. Of all the stupid things that get me down, it's crappy points. Which falls squarely in the category of Things I Can Do Nothing About. Let's see if I can counterbalance the low spi... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving To You All!!
Thursday, November 24, 2016      13 comments

It's just one turkey dinner! I can do this!! With a Redskins game for dessert, though I fear that won't turn out as well as the dinner. A great, happy day to you all!!... Read more
My Father Died 15 years Ago Today.
Friday, November 11, 2016      23 comments

He died on 11/11, Veteran's Day, 2001. I remember at the funeral home, I was with Mom and my brother, and when the man asked the date of death, we said "11/11", which was the street address of the house we kids grew up in. It seemed an omen. ... Read more

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