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I've been in my new little rental house for three months today. I moved from a 3400 SF suburban McMansion to a 700 SF alley cottage in a smaller city. I got rid of huge amounts of stuff before my move. Even so, I have found that I moved thing... Read more
Beginning to Feel Better
It's been almost three months since I left my husband and moved away to a different town. The first couple of months, I was an emotional wreck, reacting to everything my ex said and did and wishing that we could repair the damage in our marriag... Read more
Another Reason I Love SparkPeople
I had about three days in a row this week when I could not eat anything close to the number of calories that my body requires. I'm not sure why. I think it may have to do with my being highly motivated to achieve some other successes in my lif... Read more
My Emotional Eating Patterns Are Changing
Yesterday was a tough day in several respects. I had no particular plans with anybody for Easter, and that was very different for me, because I had been married for a long time before recently separating from my husband. And also I had some co... Read more
A Simple Easter
This is my first Easter as a single woman in a very long time, like since my twenties. I already got several nice email Easter cards this morning, plus a text picture of my daughter enjoying her Easter basket with her dad. My plan for today is... Read more
My sister and I took a one-week trip to London. I was so grateful that she and I have both been conscious about our health, weight and exercise, because we were able to walk and walk while we were there. We were very compatible travelers, both... Read more
A New Me
I've been through some rough months since I last blogged about my life. In my last blog, I shared that I gave up my part-time job to concentrate on self-employment. That was late last summer.
My husband pretty much freaked out when I q... Read more
I haven't blogged in a long time. I was really busy wrapping up loose ends at my job during much of August. For 10 years, I worked about half-time, editing a journal for a law school. Then about two years ago, my eBay business really blossome... Read more
Ready for the Art Show!
I have been really busy wearing all of my various hats recently--working mom, eBay seller, mosaic artist, etc. Tonight is the monthly Art Walk in my town, and I have just finished the last of my pieces that will be on display (and for sale!) at... Read more
Busy with Art Activities
I haven't blogged in a while because I have been really busy. I'm going to be in my town's Art Walk this month, so I'm getting a bunch of mosaic pieces finished so I can get them into the gallery next week. It's also been the busiest time of ... Read more
I was at a Benedictine priory this past weekend for a solo retreat. I'm not Catholic, but it didn't matter. The priory offers a hostel-type setting for anyone who wishes to have a little peace and quiet.
I had a really lovely, relaxing,... Read more
Ever since I came home from the Spark Your Life and I Can Do It! Conferences in San Diego, I've been upping my game as a mosaic artist. I've repurposed several rooms in my house so that I have a mosaic studio to work in. I was in my first-ever... Read more
Balance Is Not Always in the Center
As an SP Community Team member, I get occasional blog prompts, suggesting a topic to write about. This week, the suggestion was moderation. In what aspects of my life do I have it or lack it?
Something I heard at the "I Can Do It" confere... Read more
I haven't blogged in a while because I've been really busy accomplishing stuff. I wrote a while back about how I was reconfiguring my house. I turned my stepson's old bedroom into my eBay office. It's big enough for me to do all aspects of my... Read more
I never really thought much about salt before I started using the SparkPeople nutrition tracker more regularly a few months ago.
The only time that I was really aware that salt was a problem for me was once several months ago when I was... Read more