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Taking care of myself
Sunday, October 10, 2010      0 comments

Friday was 4 weeks from the date of my surgery and on Tuesday the doctor gave me the okay to do anything I wanted physically. Yesterday we had a wonderfully busy day.... an 90 minute bike ride in the morning (first time on my bike in 5 weeks),... Read more
Yoga, religion and self-care
Friday, October 08, 2010      3 comments

There was are article in the front section of our newspaper that reported a Baptist minister had written an essay on line indicating that Christians should not do yoga, that the exercise and meditation was not a way to God and that yoga was a re... Read more
Vacations can be healthy
Thursday, October 07, 2010      0 comments

Good afternoon. I missed Spark the two days i was away from my computer, mostly I wished all of you could have been along. We had lovely weather (low to mid 70's, bright sunshine and cloudless sky.) The B & B we stayed at was lovely...she had ... Read more
Hurray, Yoga again.
Monday, October 04, 2010      3 comments

First I have to admit, I am not a good patient. I don't seen my surgeon until tomorrow for my 3-4 week follow up to my tummy tuck. But all the stuff I read both from the doctor and from the web said I could start "normal" activities after 3 to... Read more
Absence from Spark worries
Sunday, October 03, 2010      7 comments

I have been worried because I am going to miss a couple days on Spark this week. We decided yesterday to go on a Fall Color tour in Northeast Iowa on Tuesday and Wednesday. While we are staying at a B & B with Wi-Fi, I have decided this trip ... Read more
Change to weight ticker
Saturday, October 02, 2010      4 comments

I reached that weight of 125 once last summer. Most of the time I waver between 128 and 127. With my tummy tuck I have weighed in at 126. DH and I have quite a discussion about weight when I shared that number with him He has loved the weigh... Read more
Lack of Patience
Friday, October 01, 2010      5 comments

It has been exactly three weeks since my tummy tuck. I think that my tummy looks really good, but I still can't do anything physical but walk. I know walking on a beautiful fall day should be inspiring, but all I could think about what I could... Read more
A Rare Day
Thursday, September 30, 2010      1 comments

My Dad always used to quote from James Russel Lowell's "The Vision of Sir Launfal" in the spring ... "and what is so rare as a day in June." Well, I would like to alter that. What is so rare as a perfect fall day. We had one here today and w... Read more
Bosnian Restaurant
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      2 comments

Oops. Found a new restaurant and ate some delicious lamb shank. Of course, I kept telling myself the meat was rich and that's why it was so shiny. Even splitting a lemon meringue dessert with DH managed to just stay within limits for the day.... Read more
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      0 comments

Today I was responding to posts and looking at Spark pages when I came across the page of a member who spent an evening with my favorite poet, Mary Oliver. She responded to my post suggesting another poet I might like. I followed her suggestio... Read more
Just for Fun: Pets and a view from the pot
Monday, September 27, 2010      5 comments

We have 4 animals that live with us. Two dogs (9 years old each) a German short-hair pointer and a Vizula. We also have two small cats - Guzel (means pretty in Turkish) who is 8.5 lbs, and often arches her back like a Halloween cat. We also ha... Read more
Commentary on Change
Sunday, September 26, 2010      3 comments

I used to hate change. All I was looking for was a destination, forgetting that the destination is the end and it's the journey that life is about. This time of year is one for noticing change and instead of evaluating it, just noting it. ... Read more
Light and Weight
Saturday, September 25, 2010      3 comments

This evening DH and I went to a concert of a folk singer. (Yes, we are that old.) He played a guitar and sang his own songs about being part of a whole world. In one song he had us sing the the chorus. He had written the song about this time... Read more
Get Skype!
Friday, September 24, 2010      2 comments

This is really not a commercial because the product I am talking about is a free computer application. If your computer has sound and/or sound and a camera, you can talk to anyone in the world for free and see them. My DH's sister lives in Ge... Read more
Walking and Meditating
Thursday, September 23, 2010      1 comments

I have an MP3 loaded on my IPod that is a series of affirmations about recovering from serious surgery. It is about 20 minutes long. I used it during my solitary walk to a nearby park. It is the longest walk I have taken since my surgery almo... Read more

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