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Hips Don’t Lie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUT5rEU6pqM My work decided to start a weight loss challenge to begin 2019. Last year, they decided to have teams. This year the original intent was to have teams but some people were not going to participate if they were part of a team. So it's now individuals instead. We had to come up with… Continue reading Hips Don’t Lie

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Mom, What’s For Dinner? – December 31, 2018

The weight fell off of me with no hard work. Everyone was telling me how much better I was looking. But I was feeling worn down with no appetite. Even though I was looking better, my health was failing so the weight gradually found its way back onto my body. As the new year begins,… Continue reading Mom, What’s For Dinner? – December 31, 2018

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25 pounds of rice – Disney College Program Memories

When I arrived at Vista Way for my Disney College Program, I was randomly placed into an apartment with Internationals and one other American. The Internationals were on different time tables when they would arrive or leave from when my American roommate and I arrived and left the Disney College Program. In December of my… Continue reading 25 pounds of rice – Disney College Program Memories

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Christmas “Crack” Pretzels

I had bought some wreath shaped pretzels to use for my Rolo Turtles not realizing the Rolos would fall through the wreath. I used one bag of the wreath pretzels for my cinnamon sugar pretzels. Since I had another bag to use up, I found this recipe. Hubby had leftover popcorn oil from an event… Continue reading Christmas “Crack” Pretzels

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If I Could Go Any Where for the Holidays

If I had all of the money in the world, I would love to go down to Walt Disney World for Christmas. I would not want to visit on Christmas Day because it would be way too busy but I would love to visit at some point in December. Why would I want to go… Continue reading If I Could Go Any Where for the Holidays

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The Broken Phone | Walt Disney College Program Memories

Back in 1995, you either used the apartment phone for local calls or the pay phone for long distant calls.  There was a pay phone directly outside my apartment.   This story is not about the pay phone.  That might be another blog post. My apartment had apartment dwellers in and out so no one knew… Continue reading The Broken Phone | Walt Disney College Program Memories

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Columbus Zoo – October 20, 2018 – Part 5

Part 4 After we finished at the educational building, we went to North America and then the Heart of Africa.  We were fortunate the Heart of Africa was open because they are only open in the fall, winter, and spring during better weather. The brown bear was up and about pacing around his exhibit.  Since… Continue reading Columbus Zoo – October 20, 2018 – Part 5

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Columbus Zoo – October 20, 2018 – Part 4

Part 3 After we finished with the Islands and Australia, we went to the aquarium.  Since it was Boo at the Zoo, they had skeleton divers which was neat to see.   It was very crowded in the aquarium since everyone wanted to see the diver. After we left the aquarium, we hopped over to manatee… Continue reading Columbus Zoo – October 20, 2018 – Part 4

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Columbus Zoo – October 20, 2018 – Part 3

Part 2 Sorry I've been missing.  There is nothing like an elementary teacher tired in December.  I've been exhausted. Anyway after we left the Congo area, we went over to Australia and the Islands.  The gibbons were active and outside when we got there.  We especially enjoyed watching the baby gibbon.  He would climb up… Continue reading Columbus Zoo – October 20, 2018 – Part 3

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Columbus Zoo – October 20, 2018 – Part 2

Columbus Zoo - October 20, 2018 - Part 1 After we finished with watching the penguins, we first went to the food court by the Congo area of the zoo.  Since nothing was open yet, we decided to first visit the Congo area and then eat lunch. The black and white colobuses.  I love them.… Continue reading Columbus Zoo – October 20, 2018 – Part 2