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Blog posts May 2010

50 by Fifty: Busy Days

May 24, 2010
Yep, it's been a busy week to be sure...I blew right past 50 by Fifty "Friday", although, I am happy to report that I am back on track and have lost 2 more pounds this past week for a total of 9.1 pounds in 8 weeks! All I can attribute the loss to is simply sticking with writing down what I eat and …

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50 by Fifty: Familiar Territory

May 15, 2010

Yep, I've been here before - a bit stuck, a tad discouraged. No gain, no loss...exact same weight as last week. It's been 7 weeks, and I'm at 7.1 pounds lost. I know that is right on track for one pound per week for a year, but it still feels like I'm not really progressing...

I'm OK though...I'm not…

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Illustration Friday: Fearless

May 12, 2010
Fearless
This little mouse is indeed fearless...scroll down to see why...
She has put her trust completely in the Lord, not in her own strength...

"Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place…

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Interview with Illustrator Sandra Boynton

May 11, 2010
The second you see the critters Sandra Boynton creates, you'll say, "Oh yeah, I LOVE her cards (books, etc)!!!" This is a lovely, fascinating interview from CBS Sunday Morning...Sandra Boynton is a hoot!! Thanks to Paula Becker, who tweeted about this on Sunday...I would have never seen it otherwi…

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Mom & Me

May 9, 2010

Genetics....yep, no doubt we're related...



Similar attitudes, habits, mannerisms...



Similar tastes, similar experiences...


Similar insecurities, desires, fears, joys...


Generational bonds...

Yes, Mom and I are related in most every way that two people can be related...but the single greatest gift...the h…

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50 by Fifty: Adjustments

May 8, 2010

Just a quick (and late) 50 by Fifty update...I had a small gain this week - .5 pounds...  I'm at a total of 7.1 pounds lost since March 27th, 2010.

I know from experience that there will be weeks where there is a gain, and it can have one of two effects on you - you can either get discouraged and st…

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Shopkeeping: Smaller Can be Better

May 4, 2010
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Hello friends - I hope you'll join me as I take you on a tour of our new smaller (but in my opinion better) space at Whispering Willow Gifts & Antiques...the photo above was taken as you walk in from the front of the shop...

...turn to your left and here's what you see...

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50 by Fifty: No Sweat

April 30, 2010

This week was a blur as we have been working pretty much non-stop to downsize our space at the shop. (by the way, our new space is looking  pretty darn cute - I can't wait to take photos to share!) It was, however, still a pretty good week for weight loss - I lost another 1.1 pounds for a total of 7…

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