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  • December 31, 2010
    So I set forth many goals for 2010 and I'm quite happy with the results. Using my "word" I tried to simplify my life and finding a new passion for running I changed things about my mind and body along the way.  

    December 31, 2009 - not the best picture, but...
    Here I wrote about making changes - 6 changes and I think I did quite well, although there is always room for improvement.
    workout and...

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  • December 27, 2010
    and yet it has come and gone so quickly!
    Still recovering from all the festivities!  Thankful for family and friends and looking forward to the coming new year!


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  • December 26, 2010
     Coming to the end of the year, so here I go in the spirit of marking my favorites of  2010!
    favorite radio station... XM radio McCartney's Band on the run radio, loving it!favorite place to eat... Cheesecake factory (I think I'm addicted!)favorite activity... running (did you think otherwise?)favorite running song - The dog days are over by Florence and the machinefavorite household project......

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  • December 25, 2010
    It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  ~W.T. Ellis

    Merry Christmas to all, have a wonderful day with family and friends

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  • December 23, 2010
     Do you remember Ali Edwards and her one little word?  It's that time again! Have you been thinking about your word?
    I came to my word about a month ago 
    There were many things throughout 2010 that were a challenge for me, and at the end of those challenges I left feeling a better person, a stronger person and so this year I want to challenge myself even more.  Get out of my comfort...

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  • December 21, 2010
    or almost completed...
    Now I'm thinking it needs a granite top?  Going to look into it after Christmas.  Debating whether it will be black or brown?

    the kitchen island before

    making progress, my husband was a bit apprehensive

     My chairs, I got from Spiegel catalog - are they even still around?  painting the chairs was a pain, but so worth it!

    Finished!  Just in time for the...

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  • December 18, 2010
    How is it Christmas is a week away, I've got most of my shopping done and yet it doesn't feel like Christmas?  When does that feeling go away, is it when you're a kid or when your kids are little? It's not that I don't still love Christmas and spending time with family, its just a different feeling? 
    In the meantime Chelsea brought her kitty home who is terrorizing our house and cat to say the...

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  • December 16, 2010
    Last weekend was so busy, its amazing how many things are packed into the month of December, thank goodness for the December daily so we can look back at the month and all the fun things we got to do.

    Chels, Deb and I attended Trish's mother/daughter Gingerbread house party and made our holiday gingerbread house.

    Chels getting started while Trish fills the frosting bag

    Amy and her adorable...

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  • December 15, 2010
    My latest project involves some kitchen chairs our kitchen island and black paint.

    I've had these chairs for 12+ years now and still love them, just thought they could use some updating, as well as my kitchen island.  So I got out the black paint

    I have the wainscot painted black and ready to be installed and I painted the front of the cabinet today... see what happens on snow days!  I love...

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  • December 12, 2010
    Every year my sister hosts a cookie exchange for a bunch of her friends and with December being the busiest month it adds to the fun and craziness of the month!  Besides for the cookies of which you bring a dozen for each participant, there is also optional ornament exchange and 5 $1 gifts. People can be pretty creative with these!

    every year there is a new theme with the table setting, you get...

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