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First Day in Texas

Monday, October 11, 2010      7 comments

The drive here took 8 hours and went by really fast. I checked out some books on CD and "read" one and a half books while driving. Good thing my car cd player holds 6 cds at a time. I was tempted to stop at the Dairy Queen we used to always g... Read more

A Little Scare

Thursday, October 07, 2010      12 comments

I went to an Advanced Step Class (my 4th) today. They don't have a basic step class so this is my only option right now and I have really been enjoying it. I really felt like I was getting it today. Moving with the music and the rest of the c... Read more

Catch up

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      6 comments

I haven't written a blog for a while so here's a little catch up. I had a wonderful weekend at the cabin. I just love the fall in the mountains. Its been sunny and bright for about 5 or 6 weeks now. I just can't get enough. I did a lot of w... Read more

Cooking Class, Etc

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      3 comments

I made a "fried rice" dish for supper tonight. It was my favorite from the cooking class so far. It was spicy and crisp and healthful --242 calores with 7 grams of fat. It is so much fun to experiment with low fat recipes and have fun with fo... Read more


Sunday, September 26, 2010      7 comments

I just came back from a glorious fall weekend in the mountains - 4 days in Paradise in the Rockies. I feel so blessed to live where I do and have the opportunities I have. I feel double blessed that I am fit and active and getting to a healthi... Read more

Changing up Routine

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      6 comments

I'm still going to the gym daily but I don't have to go as early any more. After I work out on M W F DH and I do ST together. I shower then spend a couple of hours on job web sites. After lunch I usually bike. I do errands or read. In the ... Read more

Much More Comfortable Now

Friday, September 17, 2010      8 comments

The first week of my unemployment was very uncomfortable. Yes I was ready to stop working but not right then. I had several episodes of anxiety and a little depression. It was like I felt "They don't need me. What do I do now?" But now I am... Read more

Chicken a La King

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      2 comments

Today was my first cooking class. I made chicken a la king and put it on top of spaghetti squash. Mmm mmm good. DH actually had 2 servings. I had fun shopping for the ingredients - cumin, 4 peppercorn pepper in its own grinder, green ... Read more

First Bike Errand!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      12 comments

I'm 63 and I feel like a kid this morning. I just bought panniers for my bike on a kind of a whim. Well, now that I'm out of work I decided to use them. I rode 3 1/2 miles to the library and got some books. I just started riding a few months... Read more

Fall in the Mountains

Monday, September 13, 2010      11 comments

The trees which just had a tinge of yellow last weekend have golden tops this weekend. The smell of smoke from fireplaces is in the air. We need to change our summer comforter for our winter one. The porch thermometer read 30 degrees when we ... Read more

New Work Day

Thursday, September 09, 2010      5 comments

I spent most of the day online looking at job postings and applying for the requisite 5 jobs a week. I applied for 5 positions because I had to but only 2 of them really appealed to me -- one as a clinical nurse specialist the other as a staff... Read more

Busy Day

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      5 comments

Got back from the cabin last night because I had appointments today. Went to the gym for a short treadmill workout and strength Training on the equipment this morning. Thank goodness the Rec Center is open...last week it was closed for yearly ... Read more

Settling In

Friday, September 03, 2010      9 comments

This is my first day out of work. I had a very mixed day yesterday (my last day at work). I finished training my replacement--it went well. I went and said goodbye to the people I care about at work --great feelings but some sadness. Went ou... Read more

The Day After

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      5 comments

The shock of being laid off has dissipated and today was a much better day. I am actually looking forward to having time to do some of the things I've been wanting to do. We had the 2nd part of our carpeting installed today and it looks beauti... Read more

Layoff or Early Retirement?

Monday, August 30, 2010      13 comments

Many of you know that I have been planning to retire on November 11th. Actually looking forward to it. Well today that plan hit a glitch. I was laid off. Wow! What a shock. I am not unhappy about stopping work. I am ready to retire. But ... Read more

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