Month: July 2014

Go big or go home? Not so much when it comes to high school athletics…

Yes, i know, it’s been awhile since I’ve written…spingtime/early summer is a very busy time for our family. One of the topics we often discussed in the car rides to and from practices/games was about high school (my son is just about there) and which is better to attend…smaller or bigger schools in reference to athletics? […]

Summer Sizzle III

It’s almost the end of July already. How’s your summer been? Busy? No time to spend with your favorite person? That’s not good, is it? Because if ever a season was meant for hanging out with a loved one, kicking back with nothing to do but enjoying their company, it’s summer. So, change it up […]

Saturday at Sauvie’s Island

My summer adventures continued with the scent of lavender, wheat fields, beautiful flowers, wildlife, bridges, bodies of water some vast, some not and mountain tops. There’s so much to be seen here in the great Pacific Northwest. You don’t have to travel far or be loaded with cash. You only have, to have a heart […]


We picked Blueberries today! Thank goodness the Blueberry season is a long one (compared to other fruits) because we were out of town when they first came on, so we were happy to get some today. But frankly, there are so many varieties of blueberries that some farms extend their season into September, so there […]

Summer Heat II

One of my favorite summer treats is cold soup. I have recipes for fruit soup, cold potato and leek soup (vichyssoise), cucumber and lime soup, gazpacho. I love them all. And you might just see a couple more of them show up here in August, who knows. But for today, I’m going with cucumber and […]

Free Cat Spay/Neuter at OHS

The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland serves Clark, Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Throughout the month of July, the Oregon Humane Society (an ASAP shelter partner), will be offering all their spay and neuter surgeries for free. Follow this link to learn more about the qualifications for this program. To schedule an appointment, call: 800-345-SPAY.   […]

Saturday at The Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge has it all — majestic views, fruit orchards, wineries, water falls, mountains, clean air, and on this particular Saturday — warm temperatures and sunshine.        Oooo la la.        Chrisetta MosleyI am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. As a child, my family always told […]

Well, Hello There

Happy Day!! Up and at ‘em early. Rode my bike to and from the pool, swimming a mile in between. It dawned on me, it’s been weeks since I’ve posted anything! I guess it’s taken some time to acclimate to having 3 kiddos {elementry, middle school and high school ages} home with me full time. […]

Baby, It’s Hot Outside

Of course it’s hot. What do we expect? It’s summer. And summer brings heat. It also brings memories of all those warm July and August evenings driving around in convertibles. Going to the fair, riding the Ferris wheel, hoping you’ll get stuck at the top with the person you’re with so you can kiss a […]

Mouthwatering Munchies for Teens: Camas Public Library

I had a blast today at the Camas Public Library hosting Mouthwatering Munchies for teens. It’s always a good time showing them how simple and fun cooking can be. I have the coolest “job” ever! We whipped up delicious snacks using whole foods: – Blueberry Kale Banana Smoothies – Oat Energy Bars – Brown Bag […]

Farewell Fatso! Celebrates 4 years

July 2010: I began penning my lifetime battle with obesity in a blog, Farewell Fatso! I never imagined all the places blogging would take me. Nor the doors of opportunity that would be opened for me because of my willingness to share my story and take chances on myself. To all of you who have […]


Remember these lyrics? “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.” Buffalo Springfield made them famous back in 1967. They came to mind last week as the Mass Media tried to convert the opening of Vancouver’s first reefer joint in “quaint” Uptown Village into a transcendental event, even equating it with the end […]

Thorns win big at home 7-1

The Thorns have added a 4th goal against FC Kansas City at home.  Portland lead 3-1 at half on goals from Vero Boquette, Alex Morgan, and Ally Long. watch the game live on Ally long earned her second of the day in the second half bringing her season total to 8. The introduction of Amber […]

August ACT Event – Massage and TTouch

Do you work or volunteer in the animal field? Would you like to learn more about massage and TTouch for animals? On August 23rd, at 2pm, we will be hearing from Rubi Sullivan of Heal Animal Massage and Lauren McCall of The Integrated Animal. If you would like to join us, please RSVP using this form or […]

Summer Time Tips

I hope everyone has been enjoying our Pacific Northwest summer! I have been a busy bee out in our yard; trimming, planting, digging. I love walking outside to the chicken coop in the mornings in flip-flops and getting some of the wetness of the grass on my feet. Little things like that make me happy. […]

Pacific Northwest Heatwave Likely

  The Pacific Northwest is going to feel the heat for the next week as mother nature opens up the oven door in what has the potential to be the longest stretch of hot weather in several years. Models are coming into agreement today that a strong ridge of high pressure will build across the region Friday and hold through most of next week. Low level winds at […]


I DON’T LIKE BIRDS ANYMORE. See, my boss “let me go” the other day. He explained that “tweets” have rendered me expendable. You know, those 140-character text messages on Twitter, an on-line micro-blogging network which is exemplified by a blue sparrow. Or is it a swallow? The rationale cited was, Why should we pay you […]

Thorns give up 2 late goals and drop 2 pts

Today looked to be the day that the Thorns put things back on track at home, but the Chicago Red Stars had other plans. Portland went ahead 2-0 on goals from forward Jessica McDonald and defender Sarah Huffman, and looked likely to finish out the game and collect 3 important points.  For McDonald, this makes […]

Thorns early 11 am kickoff at home against Chicago

Its the fourth of July in Portland and both of our professional soccer teams are in action.  Tonight the Timbers will be on the road against LA, but first, Thorns FC will play host to the Chicago Red Stars for an 11 am kickoff at Providence Park. Link to watch todays game on youtube Todays […]

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