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Truer than I'd Like!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013




I have managed all of the above at least once in the previous week, and this week is no better it seems....

No matter what I do right now, I seem to be a day early, or a day late.

My Divine Miss O started school last week... twice... the first time we were a day early. Everything is GREAT on that front... fabulous new teacher, and my girl seems to have found her stride and health... no pre-school jitters or anxiety... she took to it like and old pro... no insomnia and catastrophising leading up to, and only excitement each day when she gets home... no social anxiety in evidence.

Dance started this past weekend (for the Divine Miss O)... a tough adjustment as we added a class - she takes one ballet class and we added a jazz class - and, as the schedules run, it messes up our whole weekend (but I can't say no to something that has such a positive impact on her). SIGH. I almost registered for a class of my own - Bollywood - only to discover I was too OLD... it's only being offered this year to the upper level dance students at the school. I even whined (after I tried charming)... no luck. Seriously, I would love to do this. I hope there is a class next year... if I can get out from under this cold I may look for a community association class.

We managed to not miss soccer registration this year, so no penalty fee. YEAH!!!

I'm SICK... again... another terrible cold has its hooks in me (did I mention AGAIN?)... the third in the last two months.

I was also fed gluten this weekend, by people who knew I couldn't eat it, and was told of its presence only after I'd consumed most of my portion (an absolutely delicious piece of freshly caught halibut). I have been in gastrointestinal distress for the last 48 plus hours (plus headache, swollen joints, and insomnia... oh and I look like a raccoon with the dark circles around my eyes).

Everything around me is moving too fast, and is too loud.

...But my fingernails are gorgeous, LOL! I have chewed my nails ragged and beyond the quick for my whole life long (I've always had at least one nail bleeding). One of the first things I noticed as my gut began to heal is that my inclination to bite them began to diminish... no struggle involved. My nails didn't look at all nice, though... weak, white spots, ridges, mishapen, but THERE. I did a bit of research about supplements (in conjunction with my hair issues), started taking high doses of gelatin each a day and WOWZA! If my hands didn't look ten years older than the rest of me, and my fingers weren't ridiculously double jointed and crooked, I could do nail polish ads! (...and my hair is growing back in, and stopped breaking off.)

In response to the on-going badgering and heckling, I wrote a detailed explanation, with references, to our families and friends a week ago regarding why we have chosen to fuel our bodies as we do... the silence in response is deafening. Actually, I may post it in case anyone here may find it useful. Anyone interested?

OH! And my computer remains infected with this stupid malware problem for which I have not the energy or focus right now. It seriously messes with my ability to navigate this site, and with my emails... so if you're wondering why I'm so quiet, this would be why. Bear with me, please!

I'm am actually going back to bed now. I can't breathe, can't see for eyes running, and I think I may be going deaf, too. Just thought I should let y'all know where I've got to.

I pray all is well in your corner of the world!

Dear SPARKlings, may today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May you find peace within and all around you. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith and desire... a desire which even itself issues from God. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May you answer your call and use those gifts that you have received to pass on the love that has been given to you. May the presence of God settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love beyond your wildest imagination. May you be overwhelmed by the grace of God as it simply "overtakes" you moment by moment... rather than being overwhelmed by the cares of life!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
Ramona








...Because no matter what life is throwing at you, YOU deserve the best you can do for yourself!

JUST DO IT.

UNTIL.





UNTIL. (My 'Just Do It' blog)
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'BEFORE' Pictures (May 31, 2009 - September, 2011) & Continuing PROGRESS (February 2012)! Next pictures SEPTEMBER 2013!
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(I'm now keeping these right under my nose... in addition to being part of every blog I post, they are printed off and taped to my bedroom mirror... and I update whenever I feel the need - likely early September, 2013... to either see for myself what feel like significant changes, or to encourage myself to keep the faith when I feel no change at all despite my efforts)


Measurements, Musings & Motivation to MOVE!
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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(UPDATED/rewritten: JUNE, 2012)


I've Reached My Goal Weight!!!!!!!
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NOTE: My weight tracker is NOT a truthful representation of my weight. Instead, I am using it as a tool to help me visualize my goal as though it's already been achieved!
(Tom Venuto)


DONE Girl Love...
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(the footsteps into which I place my own feet)


Leaving NORMAL... In Pursuit of Happiness
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Why I'm STILL here... my SparkJourney Saga
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(quote by CHRISTINE MASON MILLER)
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Words CAN Be Enough... page 3
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Paleo... Do you really know what you're talking about?
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Comparison Chart: Primal/Paleo/Ancestral, etc.
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Sweeteners - Take a Closer Look!
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PDF Comparison Chart of 300 Sweeteners
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Breakfast is Served! (RECIPES)
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Focus on LUNCHES... for school and YOU!
(& parent resources regarding nutrition for children)
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BLONDEE53 9/12/2013 11:23AM

    Love your blogs Ramona!
Even when things are ragged and rough, you bless us with your, presence, prayers and are an encourager. I pray you feel much better, very quickly!
Brenda

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NORWOODGIRL 9/11/2013 8:52PM

    Please get well soon! I don't like the sound of all those summer colds emoticon
I would like to hear what you told your family about your eating choices.
Miss O - you Divine Girl! Continue to enjoy school and all your other activities!

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JUNEAU2010 9/11/2013 8:18PM

    My nails tear very easily. They can tear if I run my hands through my hair. I also tear them while in meetings........I wish there were a fix for that!

Thanks for the update on Divine Miss O! Thrilled that she's loving school and her activities.

Feel better soon! I SO know what that feels like! emoticon

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KNH771 9/11/2013 6:35PM

    You've certainly had a lot on your plate! Hang in there! I'm glad that school is going well for Miss O!

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NEW-CAZ 9/10/2013 3:50PM

    emoticon Ramona. shame about the Bollywood class not being available to you- maybe somewhere else does them??
Hope Miss O does well! emoticon

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BERRY4 9/10/2013 2:09PM

    Remembering to pray... Sorry for the deluge of "stuff"...

* Maybe you've added the sport of stand up paddle boarding and didn't know it!?! Trying to find your balance, eh!!? LOL

Hope you feel better real soon! emoticon

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