Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Ongoing Adventures of Bionic Hip Mom Mom: Week 2

I need a four-wheel drive walker.  The two-wheel drive model that  the hospital gave me is  literally a drag, especially on outings to the lab for coumadin checks.  The rubber thingies on the rear legs scrape along the parking lot, and lifting … Continue reading

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When it’s time for a change

I’m sitting here thinking how lucky I am to be able to look out at such a peaceful sight every morning when I awake and every afternoon, as the sun sets in the west, I am again able to witness one … Continue reading

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Happy belated Peanut Butter Day!

There’s a Day for EVERYTHING… So I hear! I was informed yesterday that I was missing out on a celebration that my taste buds really would have wanted to be in on, if my tummy was feeling up to it.  … Continue reading

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Lauren’s Pumpkin Chili

Have you fallen into a rut of preparing the same old recipe’s each and every week?  You know…spaghetti, grilled cheese sandwiches, baked fish, tacos, casserole of some sort, repeat. We’ve all been there, here are some of my excuses – … Continue reading

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The day I was shot

I noticed a tiny black bump on my leg the other day and when I looked closer, what I thought was a little pimple or the like, turned out to be  a size #10  birdshot!  Wondering how in the world … Continue reading

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My scale is my friend… or is it my enemy?

This week I’m not going with a blog that’s going to share some interesting piece of knowledge that I’ve picked up here or there.  I’m not going to pass along something I’ve researched or share with you some of my … Continue reading

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Healthy Sloppy Joes

Looking for something cheap, easy and healthy to feed your family for dinner tonight?  How about some healthy Sloppy Joes?  This is another great recipe submitted by our very own Michele Wieland.  It’s one she found in the Eating for Life … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Peaches (1993-2012) and Fluffball 3 (May-December)

We are pet-less for the first time since about 1987 when Kristin, age 4 or thereabouts, prayed for a cat.  A cat wandered into our yard; John fed it a hotdog; it adopted us.  When we moved to Maywood in … Continue reading

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Living with and overcoming IBM

The past four or five months that I have been chatting with you via The Zone have been the happiest of my recent life.  I have told you of my family, my background and some of my experiences but there is one … Continue reading

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Five days of eating clean!

I’ve written about “Eating Clean” a number of times before but, if you’re not familiar with clean eating, it’s an amazing diet (meaning lifestyle) that can help get you to your ideal body weight.  As you know, if you’ve read my … Continue reading

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