Monthly Archives: December 2010

Heating the great outdoors…

If there is one thing I am always harping on my children about it is closing the doors. For whatever reason they seem to constantly be forgetting to close doors after themselves. I have signs up on virtually every door … Continue reading

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Finally sleeping…

For the last few weeks I have been FINALLY sleeping without taking a sleeping pill at night. For several years I have been taking either a sleeping pill or an antihistamine in order to sleep at night. I really had … Continue reading

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Two gifts.

I am a simple girl and don’t have many things that I really feel I want or need. When my in-laws asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year I could only think of two things. I know many … Continue reading

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We survived.

Yesterday was the big gathering we have for Christmas with my family. Usually we have this event at my parent’s house each and every holiday. In a weird turn of events my parent’s asked if I would host dinner at … Continue reading

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Getting nowhere.

I have been walking about 3.5 miles a day for the last couple of months. My workout usually lasts 60 minutes and I walk at a pretty fast clip. I have cut back on my calories and would love to … Continue reading

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Don’t stand so close.

I am happy to report that I have finished my Christmas shopping. I had to go out this morning to get a few final things but am now to the point where I am calling it complete. Most of my … Continue reading

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Realistic expectations.

Each year at Christmas our children are asked by several relatives to make lists of gifts they might like to find beneath the tree. I always find these lists interesting because I feel it gives us some insight into how … Continue reading

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Comfy birds…

We have a chicken coop built into the corner of our garage. When we debated about the best place to locate a coop for our four chickens a number of possible locations were considered. After weighing the options it seemed … Continue reading

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A layout that works.

Since moving into our house two years ago our living room has driven me nuts. I simply could not come up with a way to arrange the furniture that I liked. We have fairly new modern furniture and our house … Continue reading

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Protein bars.

Over time I have come to realize that I am a person who should be following a low carb diet. What I know I should be doing and what I end up doing are two different things. It is hard … Continue reading

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Not missing it…

It has been about 6 months since we got rid of our dishwasher. When we made the decision to get rid of our dishwasher it was based on a number of issues. Our dishwasher was very old and used a … Continue reading

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No impact.

For the last month I have been working out for 60-70 minutes a day. I have been watching what I eat and limiting my calories to a modest amount. My goal has been to loose about 2 pounds a week. … Continue reading

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Almost done shopping.

This year I have cut back fairly dramatically on the amount of Christmas shopping that I am doing. The children get so many presents at Christmas from our extended family that they become overwhelmed. I had most of my shopping … Continue reading

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Asparagus…

This is the time of year when I begin daydreaming about next summer. I enjoy the quiet time that winter affords but I really look forward to getting my hands into the soil next year. I have already placed a … Continue reading

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Classic movies…

This weekend I was messing around with our Roku and found a bunch of free channels that I could add to our lineup. One of the channels I added featured classic movies. One of the categories of movies was old … Continue reading

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Sitting back…

Each year I try very hard to get my Christmas shopping done as early as possible. For the most part this goes really well and I am able to sit back and enjoy the holidays without any last minute rushes. … Continue reading

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Little Mister Independent.

My children have very different personalities. My older son is fairly cautious and considers things before acting. My younger son is a risk taker and wants to test his abilities as much as possible. I try to encourage his independence … Continue reading

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Look ma no hands…

Yesterday I learned a discouraging fact about walking on the treadmill. I have always held onto the sides or front railing of my treadmill when walking. I don’t have a great sense of balance or depth perception and holding on … Continue reading

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Not focused at all.

I don’t know what it is about having had a few days off from school but my kids are entirely distracted. I cannot get them to focus on their school work for the life of me. It almost feels like … Continue reading

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Broke down…

I don’t go to the doctor except on a rare occasion. I suppose there are a handful of reasons for this that sound good in my mind but not so good when I write them down. I play a number … Continue reading

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