Monday, November 23, 2015


Oh happy day y'all!

The volume of my life has gotten incrementally louder in the past few days.

The possibilities for "new and/or different" that have come into focus recently are... interesting.

Nothing that needs deciding right now but eventually I'll need to make a few choices.

I'm thankful for the opportunities.

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Moving right along, my modified carb plan has resulted in a better fit for one of my favorite skirts.

Here is the "before" photo (taken in late April 2015):

Here is the "after" photo, taken this morning (about 15 pounds lighter):

It will be a challenge to keep it off and lose more with cold weather creeping in but I'm up for it. Thank goodness for exercise DVDs and YouTube.

Here's to fighting the good fight!


Monday, November 16, 2015



Been awake for at least 22 hours straight.

Time for a serious snooze.

There's a date scheduled for 2 p.m. but I might not make it.

Que sera, sera...

Hitting the pillows in five.

I shall sleep well.

More later.


Friday, November 13, 2015


A day out with the girls on Veteran's Day morphed into an all-day affair.

We had lunch, shopped, walked, shared girl talk and giggles, and ended with beverages on the boardwalk in the big city down the road.

We had a fantastic time.

Tomorrow I'll be joining one of the ladies for another evening of sisterhood. She's a recent addition to our group and already feels like family.

On Sunday several of us are meeting for jazz brunch at a new N'awlins restaurant down in the big city.

I might be exhausted come Monday but God knows I wouldn't want to do without my sista-friends. I'm so thankful to have these ladies in my life.


Sunday, November 8, 2015


Second date went well for the most part.

We caught a movie, a good one. Better than I thought it would be.

He's such a gentleman. We held hands during the movie and kissed after the credits rolled.

It was an almost chaste kiss that had the potential for more but the lights came on, the staff came in to clean, and we were forced to abandon the maneuver.

After the movie we headed off for another stroll at another nearby mall.

The date ended with conversation about seeing each other one evening this week, to talk (his words).

Hmmm... Okay...

On another note, this Daylight Savings Time sure has me in a tizzy.

Can y'all say "exhausted"?