Best Part

What was the best part of your day today? The best part of my day was the nap I took. Yep, it was that kind of day... I made a mess of my weekend. It was Xander's third birthday and a few family members joined us for cake and snacks. The food was just too much of a...

Inspiring

What motivational quote, saying, or song never fails to inspire you? I don't know that the song I have in mind is necessarily inspirational, but it is that sing I can turn on whenever I hit a slump in my workout and it will push me further. It does inspire me to push...

Half Empty

Are you a "glass-half-full" or a "glass-half-empty" kind of person? What are ways you can start to think and act in a more positive way? When it comes to my progress in losing weight I can definitely be a very "half-empty" type of person. I look in the mirror and...

Our Day of Big Savings!

Yesterday was one of those days that made me understand the exhilaration felt by extreme couponers. We have a shopping strategy that centers around finding the best deals... and having all our city's major stores within a couple blocks of each other makes it very...

Your Day

What was the best part of your day today? It's going to sound so completely shallow, but the best part of today was dinner. My mother-in-law and father-in-law brought over a bunch of stuff from their gardens, so we have a bunch of fresh veggies and fruits available. I...

Talents

What's one thing you're really good at? I like to think that I'm good at quite a few things. One of my best skills is knitting. I've been knitting for about 15-some years. I taught myself to knit when I was in my teens and I have been developing my skills since. At...

Accomplishments

Write about one thing you'd like to accomplish in the next week. There are so many things that I would love to get done this week that I can't write about just one! I know SparkPeople encourages a holistic approach to weight loss, so I'll try to think of all aspects...

Changes

Every minute is another chance to turn things around. What will you do to change your life for the better starting today?  There are several areas where my life could use some improvement. I think that's the case with every one of us. Like they say... nobody is...

Inspired

Find a quote that speaks to you, then spread the word. I sort of do this (almost) every Monday with my Motivate Me Monday series, but I never turn down the opportunity to share things that inspire me. That's why I started blogging in the first place! I like this quote...

Excuses

Blog today about the most common excuses that get in the way of your workouts--and plan to counter each excuse to stay on track! Over the years I have come up with many excuses to not work out. It's funny that I do that, because I actually enjoy being physically...

My First 5K!

My friend Gretchen asked me to join her team for a local Walk for Suicide Awareness in our hometown. A few of our team members couldn't make it, so we ended up with Gretchen, her husband, my mom, Xander, and me... team Step Into Love. This year was the fourth-annual...

Our Minty Bathroom Touch-Up

I followed through with my Labor Day plans and dealt with (most) of our bathroom. There's not a lot of extra money, because we are saving up to replace our carpeting... so I mixed together the leftovers of the two shades of minty green used in our office/ playroom...

The Finger

This thing with my skin is so frustrating sometimes. It's just my hands... and in many ways, I'm fortunate for that... but it can be so dang inconvenient! A lot of people act like it's no big deal, but they don't understand the day to day struggle to avoid irritants...

Mugging

We were recently at A&W for lunch with Xander's Nana (my mom). We went often when we were growing up... until A&W began to fade from existence around here. We were really excitedwhen they started t make a comeback. They have the best root beer! It's all about...

{Interviews With the Prince} Colors

Today begins a new segment on Tyrneathem. Much like my Interviews With Myself segment, Interviews With the Prince will include a random get to know you type of question or journal prompt. In this case the response will be typed by the Prince himself. For the record,...

Love Your Body

Name at least one thing that you love about your body. One of my favorite features are my eyes. I know that's what everyone says and a bit of a cop-out, but I love having blue eyes. They change color with my mood... pale when I'm happy and dark when I'm angry or sad....

Fever

We ended up taking Xander into the emergency room last night. He was warm to the touch, despite a normal reading on the thermometer. He was sleeping and we couldn't wake him up. His heart felt like it was beating out of his chest. They ran a half dozen tests that all...

Water Baby

We've been on vacation! It was definitely interesting trying to maintain this blog while I was away. My phone service was really sketchy and I found I had far less time to turn on the computer than I expected... not so much "leisure" time. We visited Wisconsin Dells...

Our Furbaby Is In Surgery

This afternoon, we had to take our younger cat Selune in to the local emergency pet clinic. She had been a bit under the weather for about two days, but I attributed it to a bad case of hairballs. The weather has been crazy and both cats have been shedding up a storm....

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