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"If hunger is not the problem...

..food is not the answer.” I have this quote on the bulletin board in front of me. Surprisingly, recalling it has actually helped recently.

Since the day I rejoined Weight Watchers in mid-June, I’ve only been to Starbucks once. I’m not a coffee drinker, so that part is easy (thank you, Jesus). The problem is their Double Chocolate Brownie. In case you don’t know what one of those creatures looks like:


And here’s what I learned when I was foolish enough to ask for the nutrition info. Now you see why I haven’t been back.

Calories 410
Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 75mg
Total Carbs 46
Fiber 3g
Sugar 30g
Protein 6g (there goes lunch)

Red Dirt = Red Water

A friend asked recently if the water in the creeks around here is actually red or if it was just the dirt. Well, seeing is believing.


The other amazing thing about creeks here is that they run from south to north, unlike most creeks in the world that run north to south.

Invite your audience carefully...

Invite your audience carefully. Not everyone is healthy enough to have front row seats in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of, or at least minimize, your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships and friendships.

Observe the relationships around you. PAY ATTENTION! Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones are going downhill? When you leave certain people, do you feel better or worse? Which ones always have drama or don’t really understand, know or appreciate you?

The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.

You cannot change the people around you, so change the people you are around.

~Courtesy of a friend

The Polygamist Brahman Next Door

Here he is, just as I suspected - the humpy gray one in the center along with his wives and many, many children.


Brah·man[brah-muhn]  –noun any of several breeds of Indian cattle, esp. a grayish, heat-resistant American breed raised chiefly in the Gulf States. –noun, plural -mans. Hinduism . 1.Also, Brahmin. a member of the highest, or priestly, classamong the Hindus. Compare KshatriyaShudraVaisya. 2.Also, Brahma. the impersonal supreme being, the primalsource and ultimate goal of all beings, with which Atman,when enlightened, knows itself to be identical. Origin:  1475–85;  < Skt brāhmaṇa ( def. 1 ) , brahman ( def. 2 )

The Polygamist Next Door

Shortly after I moved here, I suspected the guy next door had more than one wife and many, many children. Since there was a scandalous news report about one of those compounds out this way that made the national news a couple of years ago, I decided I should keep a close eye on the goings on.

After all, even Oprah made a visit to that compound near San Angelo (a mere 90 miles from here).

I will report back and let you know what I’ve found. I’ll even try to take a photo or two.

Welcome

Welcome to Lost Marbles. A little bit crazy but a place you can smile.

This will be a light-hearted and loving look at what happens when a girl with red dirt in her veins returns to her West Texas hometown after a brief (45 years) interlude in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.