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"The Self Improvement Trap"
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      3 comments

I know we're all still just steaming along on the holiday train and New Year's is far awayOH! WAIT! New Year's is right around the corner! ... Read more
Want to understand the tax "reform" proposal?
Sunday, November 26, 2017      9 comments

The "101" version. First, how much money do you stand to get if this passes? Here's a simplified version (the percentage is the percentage of tax cut = note how uneven it still is): Single, No kids $30,000 income = $188. ... Read more
Health Insurance Open Enrollment Time!
Saturday, November 04, 2017      4 comments

Well, the administration has cut the advertising budget for healthcare.gov, and cut the enrollment window for the PPACA, so it's up to the grassroots to make sure that people know that IT'S TIME TO ENROLL, FOLKS! ... Read more
Time to call your Senators
Thursday, September 21, 2017      4 comments

The latest iteration of Trumpcare (Graham-Cassidy) is terrible news for senior Americans. According to a report by AARP, millions of seniors nationwide will see their health care premiums and out-of-pocket costs skyrocket if the bill becomes law... Read more
2017 Plans
Monday, January 02, 2017      17 comments

I have pretty modest goals in general, so there's nothing earth-shaking here, I just want to set a few things out as reminders to myself. WEIGHT: I don't weigh myself often, so I'm not going to put a number goal here. By the end of 2017 I'd... Read more
A little project for my son
Monday, July 18, 2016      13 comments

My husband found this little worktable project online and I just HAD to reproduce it for Kyle. He's a tinkerer and has been relegated to a dingy corner of the basement. Maybe having an awesome workspace will get him motivated to get more project... Read more
FlyLady Routines 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      9 comments

Sorry to bore you all, but I just wanted a place to post my new FlyLady routines. My old routine is actually more of a rut, and it's time to streamline the Weekly Home Blessing once again. Saturday: ~ Thoroughly clean/disinfect the bat... Read more
Unexpected Snow Day
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      12 comments

I was on my way to work this morning, and DH had warned me about the slushy conditions of the driveway, but it was much worse than even I expected. So here's my poor little Subaru, wedged sideways on the driveway of doom. ... Read more
Carbs in the Diet Increase Saturated Fat In the Blood
Monday, February 01, 2016      8 comments

I thought this was pretty blog-worthy: lowcarbdiets.about.com/o
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Raspberry Zinger
Sunday, November 01, 2015      14 comments

Why didn't I think of this sooner?!?! When I was pregnant and trying to refrain from caffeine and alcohol I used to LOVE this stuff. It was expensive, though, so once the kids arrived I stopped buying it again. Thank goodness we're inc... Read more
My bedroom remodel
Monday, October 19, 2015      12 comments

Well, I'm about 85% done now! I have one wall section (behind the armoire) that still needs papering, the armoire itself needs to be reinforced and put back together (the base is still in the sunporch downstairs), the trim needs a finish coat o... Read more
Petition about trans fats
Saturday, August 15, 2015      12 comments

"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took action to prevent thousands of heart attacks each year by forcing food manufacturers to phase out dangerous trans fats from processed foods.* "But now the Grocery Manufacturers Associati... Read more
My Big Blog about Sleep
Sunday, July 26, 2015      11 comments

Sleep. It's now the single remaining block that's missing from my healthy foundation. Not getting enough of it is: ~ Making me tired the next day, which makes me eat too much to try to recoup some energy, and also makes me relucta... Read more
5K in Azeroth
Sunday, April 19, 2015      13 comments

I did my annual 5K walk yesterday. Had my itty bitty old iPod Shuffle which is only loaded with music from World of Warcraft. Always makes me smile when I see "places" from Azeroth on my walk! Is it the starting line in Economy Park? ... Read more
Going to blog my Saturday
Friday, March 13, 2015      7 comments

It's Friday evening. I'm really tired and not in the mood to be productive. Tomorrow's Saturday, when I generally want to relax, but since I'm going to be busy all day Sunday, I HAVE to get a bunch of things done on Saturday. So bear w... Read more

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