Weight Loss Challenges

OK… I admit that I am back to being about 5 pounds less than when I first started in January.  That means that I’ve gained weight after all that hard work.  (Things have been so busy that I haven’t actually been consistently weighing myself.)  This is SOOOOO frustrating.   I’ve tried all different kinds of things. …

In Seven Words Only… Plus Some

I found a sight called Luminosity that helps you develop your brain, regardless of age.  I’ve found it to be quite helpful, actually.  It’s fun to see rather dramatic improvement as you take 10 minutes a day to work on it.  The following is a Facebook quote from Luminosity and I thought it might be a great start to…

Pizza Last Night – Cinnamon Rolls This Morning

Yesterday I posted a blog entry that talked about our family night and homemade pizza.  It was so good. I complain a lot about my camera, but I have to make do for now.  Below are pictures on the final results.  The color is off on one (with orange tones) even though all three pictures were taken…

Family Night Tonight!

Friday nights are Family Night at our house.   Tonight we’re having homemade pizza. We live in the country outside a small Southern town.  When I say small, no it’s not a one-light town, but it is small.  (The membership of the church I used to attend on the West Coast was about the same size as the population…

Super Foods For Weight Loss

As of today I should have lost a total of 23.1 pounds.  I’m way behind.  It’s time for a new perspective on foods and dieting. When I decided that I wouldn’t do any more fad diets because all I do is lose and then gain it all back (plus some) every time I try, I…

Traveling From Home – France (part 1)

Last week was rather busy so I didn’t get a chance to work all of the stuff we wanted to study about France into our homeschool schedule.  Today’s report will be very short.  I’ll continue on Friday with the fun, unusual and interesting things that we’ve learned about France.  And, to be honest, we’ll only be…

Uh Oh! I’ve Done It To Myself!

Since we’re homeschooling, I want to make sure that my youngest son has plenty of opportunity to play with other kids. Well…  It’s Spring.  The County Parks & Recreation Department has all kinds of fun things lined up for which we can sign up, pay, and then play.  The insidious part of the plan is to…

Learning to Be a Country Girl

I married a “Good “Ol’ Country Boy”.  He’s not a farmer or a rancher, but he certainly loves being outdoors working, fishing, hunting and just enjoying nature.  He loves living in the country and would most certainly spend the majority of his time outdoors if he could.  And that’s great. But, there’s a problem.  I came from a big…

Content With My Life

Too often people are in the habit of looking at the grass on the other side of the fence.  It ALWAYS looks greener… until you get to the other side, that is.  What does that do?  It breeds discontentment and dissatisfaction.  There’s always something better out there than what I have… always some relationship that is…

At Least I Haven’t Gained…

It’s Monday.  I’m supposed to be reporting on my weight loss.  But, once again, there is nothing to report. Have you ever been at the place where you’re completely frustrated… and aggravated?  Maybe that’s a good thing.  Maybe that will be the impetus to do something drastic to get over this plateau.  My conundrum is…