“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


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    Life as I Know It

    Have You Lost Your Marbles?

    The end of summer is chasing us here in the Midwest, and my son and I are trying to cram in as much fun as possible before the first day of school, August 16. Yikes! When I say it out loud that sounds really early! Does anyone remember when we started school after Labor Day and still got out way before June? Anyway, in the name of summer fun we headed to the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, Kansas, yesterday. We arrived just in time to watch the artisan and owner of Moon Marble transform a few pieces of raw glass into a shiny, smooth and very cool marble.…

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    Chapter 6: Gooooooooooooal!

    It took almost seven full months, but I finally reached my Weight Watchers official goal weight! Yay! Sure, I wished it had been a shorter journey; but let me tell you, summer has been a little tougher than I first imagined. With multiple vacations, VBS preparations and a general summertime mentality I have found it much more difficult to meal plan, eat right and stay the course. There has been a lot of ups and downs on the scale, but I think my secret weapon was perseverance. Even when I fell off the wagon food truck, I picked up my sad little self, wiped off the road rash, jumped back…

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    Life as I Know It

    Chapter 5: Another Weight Watchers Milestone or Two

    Last night I reached two milestones in my weight loss journey and I have some new bling to show for it! I officially (as in according to the big Weight Watchers digital scale I step on once a week) crossed the 25 pound weight loss mark! Yay!! Throw some confetti and toot some horns, because this mama is knockin’ down the pounds and buying new clothes. Okay, so “knockin’ down” may be an exaggeration because I’ve been at this since January, but I’m going to take this victory and keep heading for the finish line (in the cute shorts I bought this weekend that are two sizes smaller than when I…