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Hangin' with the REAL athletes

Sunday, July 17, 2011      3 comments

I was privileged to spend this weekend with 2400 of the most amazing athletes I've ever encountered. I came away in awe--more inspired by and enthusiastic over these special people than any athletes I've ever even heard of. Their guts, determina... Read more

Leaving a Bad Relationship

Monday, September 20, 2010      20 comments

I'll tell you the problem with having Oreos in the house--they're so dang noisy! No matter what room I'm in, I can hear their siren song: "Come to me, baby! You know you want me. I'm here for you; I know exactly how you like it," and all sorts... Read more

Quote of the Day

Monday, September 06, 2010      5 comments

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ---MLK... Read more

I've Had Better Days

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      13 comments

Hai K'nai, the cat who adopted us last October, came home yesterday morning with a bloody and mangled throat where he had been attacked by another animal. (The vet said that it was probably another cat. Whew! I was afraid that it was one of t... Read more

I am such a klutz

Wednesday, June 23, 2010      13 comments

Yesterday, I finally tackled the lawn mowing after a very long time of rain and rain and rain. We have one section that goes out to the street that's at an extremely steep angle and almost impossible to mow with a mower unless you have the uppe... Read more

A month alone

Friday, June 04, 2010      14 comments

My husband left a couple of days ago to visit his family in North Dakota. His mother--who is in her 80's--is in the hospital with pneumonia and had a heart attack, so the husband has no idea how long he'll be gone but figures on about a month o... Read more

I define myself by what I'm NOT.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      13 comments

I've been described by many terms over the years--many of them perjorative and more than a few so colorful that I can't use them on Spark. I'm okay with a lot of the descriptors, wish some of them weren't quite so true, and just roll my eyes at... Read more

Growing Up

Sunday, May 23, 2010      6 comments

We weren't able to go to the gym yesterday because we had company in the morning and then the oldest granddaughter showed up (with her overnight bag packed just in case we'd let her spend the night. Of course she spent the night.) Kynzi is... Read more

The Battle of Good vs. Evil (in my intestinal tract)

Thursday, May 20, 2010      10 comments

I woke up at a little after 1 a.m. yesterday after a bad dream. (I was on a capsized boat that was going under water--not a good way to wake up.) When I woke, my heart was pounding and my head was spinning and I felt like hammered dog doo. ... Read more

An unexpected benefit to weight loss

Wednesday, May 05, 2010      9 comments

A little over a year ago, we had a family tragedy and I started gaining weight like crazy. I've recently started reversing that and am fitting into clothes that I haven't fit into in a year. Today I pulled out a stack of jeans that have be... Read more

The day held such promise--and then I wasted it on drugs. And in the dentist chair.

Monday, May 03, 2010      6 comments

I started the day at 7 a.m. by going to yoga. It went well and I walked out feeling invigorated. I came home and had a blueberry and yogurt smoothie and then had to go to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. No big deal, right? When I go... Read more

What a Great Kid!

Friday, April 23, 2010      9 comments

I've been bringing my 10-year-old granddaughter to the local Earth Day celebration every year since she was four years old. She's just now getting old enough for a lot of it to sink in. Last night, she called to wish us a Happy Earth Day a... Read more

Improvements

Friday, April 16, 2010      5 comments

I've been going to yoga three times a week for the last three weeks. When I first started, I was TERRIBLE. (No, I'm not being modest with that term; I'm being rather easy on myself.) I fell over at least once a session, (sometimes with a "spla... Read more

Change is hard

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      5 comments

I've finally decided to get rid of my computer and move on in to the 21st century. There's nothing wrong with the computer I have, mind you--technology has just passed us by. You see, I've had the same computer since 1997. That's right--s... Read more

Pure decadence

Monday, March 01, 2010      3 comments

I found a link to yogurt making on the Daily Spark and decided to try my hand at it. crockpot365.blogspot.com
/2008/10/you-can-make-yogu
rt-in-your-crockpot.html It's easy and it turned out beautifully! Then--s... Read more


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