Archive for March, 2013

A Very Forgiving Cat

Posted by Vicki on March 31st, 2013 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, Unbridled Eating, weight, Weight Gain
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Catja and I were very happy to see each other. She loved seeing her Daddy, her Mommy and her sister. Now, as I blog, she is curled up contentedly at the foot of the bed, grooming her paws. I think she has lost the regained weight already. I am very proud of her, not only […]

Passing Over

Posted by Vicki on March 31st, 2013 under friends & family
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The Thursday before Good Friday is a perfect day to travel — very little traffic. Most folks probably get on the road on Good Friday or after work on Thursday, at least those who celebrate Easter. We do not celebrate Easter, although this hear it overlaps with Passover, which we also did not celebrate. Seders […]

A less calorie burning day, a more calorie consuming day, and a good visit

Posted by Vicki on March 31st, 2013 under Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, fond memories, food!, friends & family
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Had Mom’s copier not been out of ink yesterday when I needed to copy some tax stuff for her files, I never would have seen Dad’s photograph at Clearwater. That is the rehab/nursing home portion of the Kendal retirement community where Mom lives. Clearwater is the last place Dad resided before he died, and also […]


Posted by Vicki on March 29th, 2013 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, love, stress management
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The blog publication process is procrastinating again & I do not know why. The big procrastination has to do with home improvement, which starts with decluttering. I figure we might stay in our current house as long as we can navigate the stairs, possibly -hopefully – another 20 years, so I do not have that […]


Posted by Vicki on March 27th, 2013 under Uncategorized
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Over the past few days, I have gotten to do some stuff, but nowhere near what I had planned. I definitely wanted to finish packing before lunch, blogging before lunch, getting Mollie enrolled in a variety of things before lunch, getting Jenna’s birthday card out before lunch, stopping at drugstore. Actually Woody stopped at Drug […]

Sweet Yittoo Sixteen

Posted by Vicki on March 26th, 2013 under friends & family, love
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Today is a very special day, because sixteen years ago today, my angel from heaven was sent to me, and although we have had the grace of her presence on earth, and she has been on this earth for all these sixteen years, she retains every bit of her sweetness. A while ago, when I […]

Imagine My Surprise

Posted by Vicki on March 25th, 2013 under Attitude, philosophy
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Imagine my surprise when: I heard the sound of shoveling outside this morning after last night’s unwelcome snowstorm, and found that the sound came from our own sidewalk and that it was Woody, unbidden, at the control end of the shovel (he didn’t think I would notice that he was wearing my cloche-style hat, the […]


Posted by Vicki on March 23rd, 2013 under BodyChangers, fitness
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Here we are, sitting in the basement of the Children’s Museum on The North Side, way in the back, the very last table set out for the vendors of the Magee Family Health Fair, but at least we have a table of our own, and the banner looks really excellent! And the trade-off ks more […]

Why Bother?

Posted by Vicki on March 21st, 2013 under stress management, unmitigated frustration, weight management
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Can’t put in a new category right now due to being “offline,” but I wanted to put in time management, and also brain management as new categories because I am sorely deficient in both. Oh, and also house management. Everything seems to be falling apart! I need a huge garbage bin to make room for […]

a short, short post

Posted by Vicki on March 19th, 2013 under craziness, friends & family, love
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Some, but not me, could fit in daily blogs, a fourteen hour workday, exercise with half-marathon training, quality fun time with family and friends, Weight watchers meetings, keeping house sparkling, bright, uncluttered and state of the art in both appliances and design, keep adolescent on track with room neatness and gpa, extracurricular activities, take care […]