Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Cooking Fool

Our house guests arrived last night and we had a wonderful pot roast dinner. I probably drank one too many beers as we all sat around the table afterwards and shared stories of our lives. Flying from the East Coast … Continue reading

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“Essentialism” by Greg McKeown

“The way of the Essentialist means living by design, not by default. Instead of making choices reactively, the Essentialist deliberately distinguishes the vital few from the trivial many, eliminates the nonessentials, and then removes obstacles so the essential things have … Continue reading

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The PC Battle Continues…

The PC is still driving me crazy as I am still attempting to upgrade from Windows 8.0 to 8.1. I made it down to 6 updates from 191 where I started and I can’t seem to get the system to … Continue reading

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Resistance Exercises do increase Inflammation

So after a morning of light weight lifting yesterday I am noticing that both my blood sugar and body weight has increased. This I am learning seems to be a normal state of affairs and I will wait once again … Continue reading

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A1c = 5.4

The test result are in and once again my A1c brought a huge smile to my face when I opened the letter last night. It came in at a 5.4 and proves to me that everything I have been doing … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Love my Mac

Another day yesterday of getting things done. The yard is once again manicured and the two guest rooms and bathroom are spotless and ready for guests. Another productive weekend. In the mean time I did something crazy. I decided to … Continue reading

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A Day of Decluttering

It was a positive day in the world of minimalism as I managed to fill two more boxes of stuff for the upcoming yard sale. I anticipate filling many more before I feel that we will be ready to have … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Today is day #7 of taking probiotics in the form of a product called Align and the results have been incredible. I have had no bathroom problems, my body weight has been fluctuating but is coming down and my blood … Continue reading

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Remembering the Day

Fourteen years ago today I remember it was my day off and I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up medication for my child. I waited in line to get up to the counter where I could let … Continue reading

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More Computer Talk and Positive Numbers

After working with MoneyDance for Mac most of the day yesterday I finally managed to get my bank accounts set up. I have to admit that it was a huge pain in the ass as it really is a learning … Continue reading

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