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Spring fever!

70 degree temps today sure got the kids ready to play! I think spring fever has sprung. I didn’t even realize that Easter is less than 2 weeks away, and the bulbs are coming out (of which many I didn’t plant and I will have to wait for next fall). Already bought some new bulbs to plant now for fall blooming. I can’t believe it’s coming so quick – seems we just finished Christmas (and we won’t talk about the Christmas tree that really isn’t still up in the basement fully decorated, a little table top tree in the corner that I haven’t had time to put away – we won’t talk about that —-)

We both have a lot of work which is a blessing! I just got invited to test at some new places for transcription which should leave me a very well rounded list of contractors to work for, especially next year when Ryan starts full-day kindergarten. I plan to work about four days a week then – maybe 4-5 hours a day – maybe. And Rog is being offered more opportunities with Sunlark.

Getting in the mood to do yard work AND spring cleaning. So much to do! We need to get contractors to finish more work on the basement from damage we had from the flood last summer. And washing windows and walls would be nice!

Happy spring, everyone!



slow but sure!

The previous two weeks I’d not lost much weight so was so happy to hit 172.5 today! Securely in stage 2 now and getting to eat homemade oatmeal, wheat pasta, rye bread, etc., YUM! I HAVE “cheated” a few times – had chocolate cake on my birthday (1 piece, then no more) and have had about 4 pieces of pizza with lots of veggies, and had a few teaspoons of mashed potatoes 2x. I eat dark chocolate EVERY day and am drinking various kinds of diet pop. (Cherry Coke Zero, and this new Jazz diet Pepsi Caramel Cream are my favorites).

Us having Mr. Chicken was challenging but I ate like 2 big pieces of chicken and took most of the breading off and had just 2 teas. or so of the potatoes. No biscuit, and a HUGE pile of cole slaw.

My measurements are going down more to what they were 1 1/2 years ago (October, November, December of 05) when we moved here but I have a ways to go. My weight is still about 7 pounds higher than then.

First goal to go from 180-165 which is where I was that 1 1/2 years ago.


(2020 – so why did I stop this?  I don’t remember this diet. I remember doing South Beach in 04 and 05 and each time losing 20 pounds, then I just remember mostly ’12-’15 when I started counting calories and went from 200 down to 165!  Now I’m about 170 and need to get back on SOMETHING!

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What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak “Standard English straight out of the dictionary” but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like “Are you from Wisconsin?” or “Are you from Chicago?” Chances are you call carbonated drinks “pop.”

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What American accent do you have?
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You are 70%ohioan

GOOD JOB! I am so excited you know your stuff. If you live in SA you and I can play some Euchre sometime!

Are You a True OHIOan?
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