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  • A New AddictionI think I am addicted to cream cheese. Is that possible? Whenever I start eating it, I cannot stop until either I am gorged or it is finished. That is the sign of an addict. Right?Before I took my Christmas vacation, I bought two bricks of cream chee...
  • continued... 7 pounds
    on Mar 24, 2016 in diet personal stories weight loss
    I was sitting in my favorite lunch restaurant, munching on a cheeseburger and fries, my diet completely abandoned. I was almost done when my friend, Mary, passed by my table. I could have ignored her but I caught her attention. I wanted to say someth...
  • 7 pounds
    on Mar 21, 2016 in diet personal stories weight gain
    One thing that invariably happens while vacationing is unwanted weight gain. Being sedentary instead of exercise, dining out instead of in, casually munching calorie laden morsels with friends (and more often than usual) all contribute to the inevita...
  • Dining with a LeprechaunA leprechaun serverDid you know that "Saint Patrick" is not a saint? That's right. He was never canonized, meaning he is NOT an "official" Catholic saint (though he does have a feast day, March 17, and many Catholic churches are named after him). Whe...
  • Lunch with a LeprechaunLunchA leprechaun serverDid you know that "Saint Patrick" is not a saint? That's right. He was never canonized, meaning he is NOT an "official" Catholic saint (though he does have a feast day, March 17, and many Catholic churches are named after him)...
  • The Death and Resurrection of my PrizeIf you have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember my excitement to have finally gotten an avocado seed to sprout after roughly 20 years of trying. Here is the link in case you don't remember: http://awritersblot.blogspot.com/2013/09...
  • The Resurrection and Death of my PrizeIf you have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember my excitement to have finally gotten an avocado seed to sprout after roughly 20 years of trying. Here is the link in case you don't remember: http://awritersblot.blogspot.com/2013/09...
  • 4 Ways Smart Vacationers Save Money on Travel
    on Feb 29, 2016 in budget save money travel
    1. Drive instead of fly. This is true for long distances if two or more people are traveling together, if time is not a consideration, if you have multiple stops along your route and/or if you need transportation while you are at your destination. So...
  • Surprise!A few weeks before I was to depart on my Texcursion, my mom asked me to locate a general contractor near my home and get an estimate for him to install a new shower stall in my bathroom. I knew she and Dad would be coming while I was gone to install...
  • Princesses for a Day
    on Feb 22, 2016 in dining family personal stories travel
    I grew up visiting New Orleans. My grandparents' house was in uptown and we visited them about once a year, usually for about a week in the heat of August. When we visited, Dad always took us down to Jackson Square and usually also to +Cafe du Monde.
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