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Long Overdue Update

Posted October 12, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet This is a very long overdue update. Last I wrote I was in a dark place with my Dad in the hospital, Mom needing a hysterectomy, and not sure what all was going to happen. He had Congestive Heart Failure from a lot of water retention (at least 6 lbs. came off during his […]

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Peter Pan Had The Right Idea

Posted July 20, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet Being a grown up is hard. Hardest part is when you grow older so does everyone around you. This past year it has really hit home that my parents are getting older, and time is limited. Then this past week I have a Mom, who needs surgery (not life threatening), and now a Dad […]

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40 Days Challenge 2015 #40Days

Posted February 17, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetLast year my #40Days Challenge was to exercise every day of Lent. I did with the exception of a day (I think just one) I stomach flu. We had a talk with the kids the other night about Lent, and why we give up things, or try to do things to be better people(like not […]

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Tightening My Belt

Posted February 8, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet I am tightening my belt here. When life becomes busy it is very easy to go for speed and convenience when it comes to eating. Running around taking care of errands, appointments, and meetings makes it very tempting to grab take-out, and that adds up (calorie and moneywise) over a week, month, and year! At […]

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And Then It Was Done

Posted January 25, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetFriday was the end of our Cub Scouting life. We have been in since 1st grade as Tiger Scouts and Friday was our Blue and Gold banquet to celebrate the Webelos II completing scouting and for those crossing over to Boy Scouts. We chose to not cross over. The boy isn’t real big into camping, […]

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New Year, Same Crazy

Posted January 10, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetSo it’s January 10, and most would write about resolutions on January 1st. I don’t “do” resolutions. It doesn’t really matter, because it’s the same each year: Organize something, paint, exercise, eat better, work on my blog (that one has been getting shoved to the side too much).  My “resolutions” happen usually when school is […]

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Back to School is Kicking my Butt!

Posted September 16, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI realized I haven’t written in I don’t know how long, so I thought while I sit here enjoying a Redd’s Apple Ale I would write a little update! So, my son started 5th grade (next year Middle school…Ack!) and my daughter started 1st grade. I am in my last months of being a Cub […]

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Stop Obsessing Over The Scale

Posted August 9, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet I have been trying to lose weight for probably 4 years now. I did great the first time and lost 30 lbs. —-then—-burnout hit and I gained 20 lbs. back very fast. And that began a process of up and down. I have never gotten back to my highest non-pregnancy weight of 190, but […]

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Secrets of Being a Woman with Poise #sponsored

Posted July 18, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Poise Being a woman, having children, and getting older have made me less embarrassed about all the little things that come along with that. You need your girlfriends to talk to about these experiences. It always feels better to know you are not alone. Today I […]

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#40Days, a time to change

Posted March 4, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetTomorrow is the start of Lent. Growing up Catholic, Lent was always about giving up something. One year my Mom and I gave up candy. Now we also had a loop hole, because Lent is 40 days only if you exclude the Sundays. I don’t know if this is a rule, but at home it […]

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