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RIP James Garner
7/20/2014 12:35:10 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Big tears in my eyes this morning. Maverick...Rockford...Murphy's Romance (one of the sweetest movies ever). You will be sorely missed. ...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Halfway through July
7/17/2014 6:28:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just like that, the month is half over and I have some time to myself before the semester starts... now what do i do? I've been a bit of a slac...  Read more

EMMAFLY

Weather or not
7/15/2014 10:09:31 PM,  10 COMMENTS

A tropical front has parked right over us, so it's hot, sticky and just plain miserable. Waiting for things to cool and dry out -- or at least give us...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Saturday drowse
7/12/2014 8:02:38 PM,  14 COMMENTS

This morning I went out to breakfast with my carpool buddy. She had pancakes and eggs, I had chicken fried steak and eggs. Yes, I know I'm woefully pr...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Wrung out
7/11/2014 9:51:22 PM,  16 COMMENTS

I truly don't know why I take days off. We got in so many payments that nobody logged or posted while I was gone that I've spent all four days this we...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Herb infographic
7/5/2014 9:11:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This is a pretty cool herb chart that can offer some ideas when looking at what do do with those glorious herbs you are growing! www.mindbodygre...  Read more

WINE4GIRL

Stray vacation Friday thoughts
7/4/2014 8:57:50 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm watching the "judge" shows like I always do when I'm home on weekdays. Every time I do, at least one woman sues an ex-boyfriend saying, "I was att...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

BRING IT ON, LIFE!
7/3/2014 9:47:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

*cue battle roar* Ok, so the June Challenges have finally been defeated with only one extra day needed. Woohoo! The last week was a bit tougher...  Read more

EMMAFLY

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N
7/2/2014 10:05:14 PM,  20 COMMENTS

(PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one here old enough to remember that song!) I am officially on vacation. Shoes off, enjoying a cold beer and wat...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Monday night
6/30/2014 9:54:08 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Today was month-end, normally the craziest day of the month at work. Surprise -- this month it was the easiest day of all! My boss actually left aroun...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Packing and swim suits
6/30/2014 5:28:32 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Phase one on my packing is complete! I have sorted through all of the possibilities when it comes to my clothes and the kids clothes. Phase two come...  Read more

THINRONNA

a new beginning
6/29/2014 4:31:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today is the first day of Ramadan and I am feeling blessed. I have so much to be thankful for. I have been obsessing over things that aren't worth o...  Read more

JENNGLENN527

Random Sunday stuff
6/29/2014 11:50:52 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Last night I watched a special called Outrageous Wedding Cakes. "Outrageous" doesn't begin to describe it. One cake weighed 820 pounds, served over 10...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Why do I do this?
6/28/2014 1:47:26 PM,  16 COMMENTS

This week has been a (w)itch. Thursday we got an $83,000 check from one insurer. It was complicated and required careful handling more than usual (the...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Only three days to vacation
6/28/2014 12:30:20 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Well, workdays, anyway. But I am SO looking forward to it. Work has been nuts and I'm bled out, emotionally and physically. Maybe it's because it...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Whoo Hoo! Tax money!
6/27/2014 4:56:02 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I was on edge the past few weeks that my tax money would not come before vacation but today mine came! Patrick's came yesterday. Whoo HOO! Norway i...  Read more

THINRONNA

Inspiring!
6/26/2014 9:24:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am no runner and pretty much hate standard exercise. BUT, I can't help but be inspired by these athletes! vimeo.com/95235356 WOW!...  Read more

WINE4GIRL

Yellow article and vacation plans
6/26/2014 5:16:20 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I was surprised to see my yellow article published so fast...and I was surprised to see that I was a woman named Donna from Orange county. But I supp...  Read more

THINRONNA

A good challenge
6/24/2014 9:31:57 AM,  1 COMMENTS

If you haven't guessed by now, I like challenges. The feeling of completing something difficult, outside of a comfort zone or that there are naysayer...  Read more

EMMAFLY

Zucchini Salsa and a bonus recipe!
6/23/2014 7:52:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Zukes are coming in like crazy! Did you know you can sub most other summer squash for zucchini? I made a mixed squash bread, using zucchini, "yellow"...  Read more

WINE4GIRL

Working on balance
6/22/2014 7:33:30 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Hi. I've been gone awhile huh? It is true. I have been just "all up in it" for the past several months since I started my little freelance business...  Read more

THINRONNA

Oh. My. Goodness.
6/21/2014 10:20:58 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Bobby Flay is following me on Twitter!...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Saturday muddle
6/21/2014 1:37:37 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Today would be my 39th wedding anniversary. But ex and I separated 23 years ago. Totally NOT what a good Catholic girl expected from marriage. Oh well...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

If it's Tuesday...
6/17/2014 9:42:44 PM,  13 COMMENTS

...then it's sadly not Friday. Actually, today got off to a great start. I'm a regular on both Facebook and Twitter. This morning no other than B...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

contentment
6/17/2014 11:28:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

my day is going fantastic. i woke up this morning to see hisham, my 1 year old grandson sitting in his father's arms. i asked him if he wanted to co...  Read more

JENNGLENN527

loving me
6/16/2014 5:28:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

i have been concentrating so hard on losing weight that i forgot something vital to success. somewhere along the way i forgot to love myself. i don'...  Read more

JENNGLENN527

RIP Casey Kasem
6/15/2014 12:43:22 PM,  21 COMMENTS

You'll never know how much of my life you colored, or of how many others. ...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Maybe I shouldn't talk about this
6/14/2014 8:59:26 PM,  19 COMMENTS

My father emotionally abused and physically battered me from toddlerhood until I cut contact with him. At sixty-one I'm still battling the scars. ...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

A different approach
6/13/2014 1:01:39 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I just realized I have been approaching my situation in the wrong manner. When I first began sparkpeople my main focus was on eating healthier and p...  Read more

JENNGLENN527

And the hits just keep coming
6/11/2014 10:19:52 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Terrible night last night. I just started to walk out of my kitchen, lost my balance and fell on the floor. I couldn't get up and had to call the fire...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Sweaty Monday
6/9/2014 10:23:19 PM,  11 COMMENTS

The weather here in Sonoma County keeps jumping between summer and winter with absolutely no stop for spring. We're in summer mode right now and it's...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

Long, unfocused food blog
6/8/2014 10:29:17 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Thinking a LOT about food today. Following Food Network Star right now. Last week they did a Hollywood premiere and had to present to a crowd. I...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

starting over
6/7/2014 5:56:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

sunday i am headed back to my daughter kelly's house to help out with my grandchildren. i must confess, i miss them so much. i also miss alana, my h...  Read more

JENNGLENN527

Slowpoke Saturday
6/7/2014 1:31:58 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Bacon and French toast for breakfast this morning. I don't know if it's just a California brand or if it's national, but Alvarado Street Bakery makes...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

The more things change...
6/6/2014 9:41:06 PM,  11 COMMENTS

...the more confused I get. My office got a pricey new imaging system recently. The upper-ups were in a big hurry to get us all to have it instal...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

41 Truly Powerhouse Fruits and Veggies
6/6/2014 8:44:04 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I just read this awesome article from the Washington Post on 41 super foods based on "nutrient density". While I disagree with iceberg lettuce, the bi...  Read more

WINE4GIRL

the wrong approach
6/5/2014 5:47:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

after much soul searching, i have discovered that i am approaching this weight loss business all wrong. i am putting so much emphasis on losing weigh...  Read more

JENNGLENN527

A well-stocked pantry
6/5/2014 9:46:38 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Just a heads up of all the places I get the myriad ingredients I put in my food to make it taste better-- see if you have something like it near you!...  Read more

EMMAFLY

A flurry of curry!
6/4/2014 8:00:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I had a slightly panicky moment today... but through the power of teamwork, good knife skills and a well-stocked pantry and spice drawer, it was...  Read more

EMMAFLY

Monday muddle
6/2/2014 9:29:09 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Today was okay at work, but I'm tired out and not in a great place. My big toes have been bugging me since I got my new shoes, particularly the...  Read more

LADYIRISH317

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