Category Archives: fun

Our Emergency Fund and Practical Decisions

Back in late 2013 I made the decision to purchase a reliable vehicle that would be strong enough to pull a travel trailer. After considering many options I decided that since my track record with Hyundai pretty much perfect I … Continue reading

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Being human is being human

Whole 30 Day #19 and my blood sugar has balanced out at and average of 89 mg/dl for the last three days. Yes folks, I have once again cured type II diabetes through diet and exercise. Well not really cured, but … Continue reading

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The Right things to eat at Easter Dinner

The table was spread with food as our family sat down to share an incredible dinner which my wife prepared for Easter Dinner and I feasted and filled my belly with these delicious treats. Yes, I went overboard and ate … Continue reading

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Sometimes we have to get back to simply being human

After just 14 days of changing my diet according to the Whole 30 standards and starting a workout program I have been able to reduce my morning blood sugars to under 100 mg/dl. That’s right! This mornings reading was 98 mg/dl. This … Continue reading

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Finding my way back once again

Today is the fourth morning I have pushed myself out into the garage and gotten on the treadmill. While I am just doing 10 minute walks I have to say that I can already feel the difference. I will slowly … Continue reading

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Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

I know that I’ve been doing a lot more picture posting than writing lately, but there is just so much to see here in Palm Springs and I am trying not to miss a thing. Our hike through Tahquitz Canyon … Continue reading

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A Quiet Walk along the Avenues of Palm Springs

Overcast skies and the threat of rain left us local to our hotel as we simply took in some of the culture with simple walks down the avenues of Palm Springs. The days on the avenues are built for people … Continue reading

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Have a Green Christmas

One of the reason’s I shop at Trader Joe’s is paying fair prices for quality food products and I have another. Inexpensive wrapping paper! As most supermarket chains don’t carry paper bags anymore I found reason to utilize these paper … Continue reading

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This is the Next Best Thing

I am still here in New Jersey two days after my daughter’s wedding, which by the way was incredible. I am not here to write about the wedding as I believe that these family matters should be shared amongst family … Continue reading

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Acceptance

I call myself a minimalist but there are yet times where I just want to buy something. I don’t need it, I can certainly do without it but there is just that urge. I have been guilty of this a … Continue reading

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