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Lawyers are good people
Monday, September 20, 2010      2 comments

Today my DH and I had the privilege of watching over 200 people take an oath to become lawyers and officers of the court in the state of Iowa. The main speaker listed 10 commandments of being a good lawyer. He summarized the first three as the... Read more
Sadness, resignation and acceptance
Sunday, September 19, 2010      1 comments

I think some of those words in my title are stages of grief. It is a grief I am anticipating rather than in the middle of. My DH's wonderful uncle has decided he is ready to "be with Nancy" his wife who died a few years ago. His 90th birthday... Read more
Unexpected Rewards
Saturday, September 18, 2010      8 comments

I had a very emotional 3 hours this afternoon and I am still processing it. I retired 2 years ago after 19 years of teaching at risk teens. I love every minute (almost) I taught and fell in love with so many of the kids who were heroes to me f... Read more
Being Realistic
Friday, September 17, 2010      2 comments

This morning I took a lovely 20 minute walk around our neighborhood while I listened to positive affirmations about recovery from surgery. It was a lovely day, low 70's, achingly blue sky with a few puffy clouds, just a hint of color to a few l... Read more
DD's email
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      3 comments

I can't resist posting this copy of the email DD sent after passing the bar exam: Also, I passed the bar. Also, it is the best feeling in the world!!!! Also, I passed the bar. Also, Matthew (her older brother who is an attorn... Read more
Hurrah!!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      1 comments

My DD just heard that she passed the bar exam in Missouri. She is now a full-fledged lawyer!!!!! WOOO HOOOO! I could even hear her dancing over the phone. Her best friends passed as well and we will be "stand-in" parents next week when they ... Read more
Patience in not in my vocabulary
Monday, September 13, 2010      5 comments

Looking back, I wish I could remember the patience that allowed me to be happy with 1-2 lb losses per week, with slowly increasing the time and resistance on the recumbent bike, but I can't seem to gather that memory and put it into play. Okay,... Read more
Sedentary life sucks!
Sunday, September 12, 2010      0 comments

Okay, it's only been two days since my tummy tuck and my longest walk to date has been down the driveway and abou 100 ft. up the block and back. Everything I do exhausts me... which I should take a clue to slow down. In addition I have to walk... Read more
Tummy Tuck Day
Friday, September 10, 2010      6 comments

Okay, I have had the tummy tuck, but have no idea what anything looks like as I am covered with a big bandage and a wide elastic band. I have to walk shaped with a C for at least 5 days. The doc said once everything heals I will get my exerc... Read more
Tomorrow is the day!
Thursday, September 09, 2010      4 comments

I have thought about it, researched it, posted about it, exchanged information about it, meet with 3 doctors about it and decided I am worth it. Early tomorrow morning, I am having elective surgery... a tummy tuck. After five years of maintai... Read more
As close to a perfect day...
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

This morning, DH was praised by his physical therapist for his progress as he recovers from rotator cuff surgery. He then graciously helped me get my bike on the rack on the car. I met a good friend who is enjoying her new retirement as I am e... Read more
Did meditation make a difference?
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      1 comments

FIfteen days ago, I started an on-line meditation course. It has been a challenge to discipline myself, even when we were out of town, to spend the 15 or so minutes listening to the information and meditating. However, I think it made a huge d... Read more
Cardio and Strength Training without equipment
Monday, September 06, 2010      6 comments

We are spending the long weekend with family in St. Louis. Part of the purpose was to help our DD move from my SIL where she has been staying the summer (as she prepared for and took the Missouri bar exam) to the house she will be sharing with ... Read more
Meditation is making a difference
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      3 comments

I have decided to meditate every day for 10 minutes in the morning shortly after getting up and 15 minutes before I go to bed at night. I have a "streak" of nine days going and I am beginning to see a difference in my demeanor, my attitudes and... Read more
Emotional Eating Resource
Monday, August 30, 2010      0 comments

http://www.emotionaleatingsecr
ets.com/how-to-stop-eating
-when-youre-full/ This site has three scientific reasons supporting a way to "eat" through your emotional eating...it is titled "How to stop eating when you are full." Check it ... Read more

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