30 Jun, 2011  |  Written by  |  under Life

(Note: This diet only works for men, because I’m told that men lose weight so unfairly easily. I have no idea what it takes for a woman to lose weight. Sorry!)

The problem was the smaller belt. I’d bought it about a year ago after losing 30 pounds, and was happy to have a 34″ instead of a 36″ belt. In my new “skinny” waist size, the end of the belt tucked nicely into the belt loop to the left of the buckle and all was well.

Then I started eating like in the old days. And before I knew it, some pants seemed to require me to use the next “larger” (i.e. “fatter”) belt hole. This caused the end of the belt to no longer quite reach the belt loop, so it flapped around like a constant reminder that Fried Food Makes You Fat. The straw that broke this camel’s back was when my scale had a highly offensive number on it one morning after eating way too much the night before.

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23 May, 2011  |  Written by  |  under Life

There are thousands of people who were really impacted by the Joplin tornadoes. I’m not one of them. To help them, the Red Cross is a great option. They like cash and blood and we all have more of both than we really need!

Cousin Dave warned us we might run into weather.

Ben (10) and Elizabeth (7) were sitting in the back of the ol’ minivan, headed home from Granny’s house in Oklahoma. They were occupied with tormenting each other, playing Minecraft, reading books, all that stuff. As we drove along I-44 into Missouri, it was clear we’d have some serious rain ahead, so I took a peek on the i-Phone. Indeed it was quite a storm system.

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