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Ending Office Week

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

This picture may not look that tidy, but it’s an enormous improvement. I filed months’ worth of papers which had been stacked on the desk, the chair, and the floor. I’m left with a stack of books I need to review and some papers I’m actively working on. This side of the room is tidied […]

No Decisions, No Excuses

Friday, October 6th, 2017

I get up at 6:00 and do my 30 minutes/3,000 steps. No excuses. I have a no decision breakfast of high-protein waffles and berries, or a hotel breakfast — scrambled eggs, a roll, fruit. A no decision lunch of fish and salad at 1:00. No snacks — no decisions. That’s what works. Even if I […]

Family Dinner

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

#1 daughter and #1 son brought their families over for dinner. We had Frito Pie (a local delicacy involving chili and salad layered over a handful of corn chips), fruit, and cupcakes with Hallowe’en sprinkles. A kid-friendly meal. I also had carrots and cucumbers, which I forgot to put on the table. We had some […]

I Win!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Wii Fit said, “That’s normal!” to me today, and clapped. After a couple thousand days of “That’s obese” and “That’s overweight,” I have won the Wii Fit game and I am officially no longer overweight. I’m not slender. I met the Art Prof today and he told me he was on a serious diet. “You […]


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Dreamland is an Australian TV program set in the offices of a national planning agency. There are a couple of workers who want to get things built. All around them are people engaged in messaging, launches, websites, media, and whatnot. Also technology that simply doesn’t work. In one episode they are sending emails by writing […]

Pantone Spring 2018

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

My Christmas gift and baby knitting and sewing will clearly make it impossible for me to finish my Spring 2017 SWAP, let alone do one for fall, no matter how much I like the colors. Pantone has released their Spring 2018 palette, so I figure I can plan that, start after the holidays, and be […]

Q4 Reset

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Q3 was filled with excitement.So was Q2, for that matter. Travel, house guests, a new baby in the family, new jobs, and lots of intriguing projects at work. Now it’s October 1st and I’m ready to recommit to good health habits, following a schedule, and using a budget. I enjoyed the changes, spontaneity, and liberty […]


Saturday, September 30th, 2017

We’ve had #1 son’s dog visiting for a couple days. His fur is thick, glossy, and so black that it swallows up the light and makes him look like a shadow. A shadow who is currently chewing on my tape measure. He and I are having a low-key weekend. Lots of knitting and reading. He’s […]

Happy Healthy Life

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

I met with Polymath on the lovely downtown square. She asked me to tell her about my weight loss journey. I have discussed this topic a little bit with my daughters, and of course ad nauseum here at my blog, but this was the first time I’ve actually had this conversation with anyone else. It […]

Master Bath Week

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

It’s Master Bath week on the Holiday Grand Plan. I still need to scrub the bathtub and clear the drawers, but I’ve cleaned all the cupboards and scrubbed at least half of the master bath. I also put away nearly all the little bits and bobs I decorated with when we moved in. I had […]

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