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Weight Loss Maintenance

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My husband spoke to me about my weight again. “I need to say something to you,” he started, with great seriousness. “Okay,” I wittily riposted. “Are you still eating diet foods?” he asked. This is about the 4th time he […]

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Spending

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I’ve been doing quite well, since finishing my Thanksgiving travels and Christmas shopping, at spending very little and putting lots into debt payoff. I had a spendy weekend, though. I took my little granddaughtesr to the bookstore and bought a […]

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Eat More Vegetables

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Ronny Chieng spilled the beans about special DNA-fueled nutritional recommendations. “If you’re Irish, eat more vegetables. If you’re from China, eat more vegetables. If you are 2% from Africa and 98% Swedish, eat more vegetables.” That’s true. I ate no […]

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Colorwork

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I discovered a LOT of Prism yarn in my stash. Enough in color way Peony to make an entire sweater, as well as the sweater’s worth of blue (but in two different shades) I already knew about. Plus two skeins […]

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Virus Not Yet Vanquished

I’ve got a virus of some kind, “virus” being my term for upper respiratory stuff that doesn’t seem set to kill me. I’ve been working but otherwise drugging myself with NyQuil and sleeping. I believe in sleeping through illnesses as […]

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Goals to Habits to Goals

Once you have your goals for the year, the essential next step is to identify the habits that will get you to your goals. De Bono’s Simplicity makes the point that our brains seek simple routines to run through. Maintaining […]

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Next Project?

I really have no business talking about next projects. I have so many WIPs: The mosaic knitting scarf The green triangular Leaves and Flowers shawl The Damsel shawl 2 pairs of baby pants 2 baby outfit kits from La Droguerie […]

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Mosaic Knitting

My son gave me a kit from Lambspun in Ft. Collins. It included Prism, one of my favorite yarns, and a simple pattern for a skinny scarf knitted in the mosaic stitch called “Cable.” “Cable” is from Barbara Walker’s book […]

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Fiscal Fitness

I went through my records and made a budget with a large investment in paying off debt. While I paid off quite a bit last year without any special efforts at frugality, I think that this year I can follow […]