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Archive for January, 2013

Cause and Effect

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

I gained a pound, bringing my total weight lost this month back to a tidy 10. Here’s how I did it: I got sick and quit working out for a week. I ate three restaurant meals in two days. I had a cupcake. I think it’s okay. I’m back on track. I’m feeling better, too, […]

Valentine’s Day Books

Monday, January 28th, 2013

I write for a website that specializes in books, especially chick lit and romances, though I also include a lot of mysteries — girlie, cozy types rather than anything cerebral, at least. Each month I write a newsletter with a bunch of holiday-themed book reviews, so I am of course currently reading Valentine’s Day novels. […]


Sunday, January 27th, 2013

I’ve read a lot this weekend, and worked very little, and I am coughing less and feeling better. I’m still rather weak, but I feel sure that continued enforced lying around will do the trick. I did manage to grade a bunch of papers, update some pages, and get at least a little bit caught […]

Norfolk Roses

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

I’ve succumbed to some illness. Coughing, sore throat, headache, dizziness, sneezing, and general malaise. I came down with it on Wednesday, spent most of Thursday in bed, had to get up and work yesterday, and am going back to bed today. I figure if I spend the day in bed reading, I’ll be better by […]

6.5 Hours?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I read this morning, while looking for a study I knew I saw somewhere about pets and wellbeing, that we need 6.5 total hours per day of interaction with other people. Coincidentally, I had at least 6.5 hours of human interaction today: 1.5 hours with a client discussing their design mockup Skype with #2 daughter […]

Thoughts on Food and Hedonism

Monday, January 21st, 2013

I read an interesting article at Daily Burn. They explained that the object of Ignite is to give you fewer, less yummy food choices. This naturally causes you to eat fewer calories, because — well, what’s the point? This struck me as way more convincing than the “detox” story. It required a little mental shake, […]

49ers Are Going to the Super Bowl

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

While it is true that I don’t care about football, I do like it when the 49ers go to the Super Bowl. I remember the first time this happened (or the first time I noticed it). I had season tickets to the ballet, and had gone into the Opera House with a friend under perfectly […]

Saturday: Doing It Wrong

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

  I got up early this morning to finish the blog from last night which didn’t get done because I was helping my husband figure out the Roku. I did a Daily Burn workout also on the Roku. I continued to work for several hours, adding extensive links to a website while watching “Bunheads” on […]


Friday, January 18th, 2013

When my husband was visiting his brother in California over the holidays, he discovered Roku. His brother had one, and was able to watch TV in his native language. I bought one of these marvels for my husband, and it arrived today. My husband has been watching the Lao shopping channel. The Lao karaoke channel. […]


Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

#2 daughter thinks that I should reignite again, but I think perhaps I will never get out of the Ignite stage if I actually reignite every time I fall into temptation. I have noticed some changes in the way I respond to some foods. Oh, not in the way I respond to the Ignite foods. […]

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