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the last two years... a short summary

Monday, August 19, 2013      5 comments

This is a copy of the letter I sent to the Admissions Department of NIU... I thought I would share it here because I think it sums up succinctly what the last two years have been like... I began the Fall 2011 semester with a 3.893 cumulativ... Read more

Checking in - 08.17.13

Saturday, August 17, 2013      4 comments

August 17th, 2013 -- I keep resetting my weight tracker higher as I struggle to get the momentum required to return to logging my food. Even watching what I eat is becoming di... Read more

What I can't do on my own... my return to discipline

Monday, June 24, 2013      4 comments

June 24th 2013 ~~ After months of trying to do this on my own, only checking in to SparkPeople for some sense of accountability I find myself heavier than I have been in almost 5 years. SIGH. I know what to do and I also know what I am NOT doi... Read more

2012 – The Year the World Didn’t End

Saturday, December 29, 2012      2 comments

It’s ten-after-three in the afternoon, December 29th, 2012 and I am contemplating the conclusion of another year. So much has happened in just the last few months that it almost seems like the first part of the year didn't happen. All this yea... Read more


Saturday, December 29, 2012      1 comments

It’s snowy and frosty outside… the quintessential White Christmas. Right now the house is quiet, neither man nor dog yet roused from their slumber. I am reflective maybe even melancholy as I gather my thoughts to write this. Last year this h... Read more

AUGUST 22nd 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012      1 comments

In just a little under a week I will begin school again... the summer has gone by quicker than I had thought possible, but it was full and productive. Now in these last few days I turn my attention once more to my education – I have started to ... Read more

UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE … July 31st 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      0 comments

I have made real progress these last few weeks, checking items off my to-do list with regularity. I was scheduled to see my therapist today however she postponed our session until next Tuesday to take care of other matters. That leaves me to m... Read more


Wednesday, July 11, 2012      2 comments

I don't normally share the contents of my therapy sessions, but since little else in my life really feels normal anyway, I have decided to open my thought processes up to a little observation in the hopes of more accurately communicating just wh... Read more

Coming To Terms With My C+ Life

Thursday, March 01, 2012      1 comments

March 1st, 2012 -- I took a long drive this afternoon... and did a lot of thinking and re-evaluating of my entire present-day situation. Depressed, angry, completely ready to quit everything and just hide in a cave, I knew I needed to get away ... Read more


Monday, January 02, 2012      0 comments

The road not traveled 'til looked behind, to see the distance covered blind... the story of a year – two-thousand-eleven We begin each new year hoping it will be eventful and full of new experiences. Obviously we also hope those event... Read more


Sunday, December 04, 2011      0 comments

My body aches from a weekend spent diligently working to clear the dining room table and living room of stuff in order to ready the house for Christmas decorations. Even parts of the basement are neat and organized. I am proud, but tired. Int... Read more


Wednesday, November 16, 2011      2 comments

It had been a month since Erhard, my beloved husband of thirty years, suddenly passed away after a massive stroke. The past month had been trying... there was all the minutiae and detail required of filing a dozen different forms and writing co... Read more

In the Blink of an Eye…

Sunday, October 16, 2011      4 comments

There are few things in life as capricious as life itself. This can make life an adventure or fill it with dread depending on what kind of surprise it bestows. This weekend life handed me both. Yesterday, a gloriously sunny and cool Saturday ... Read more

October 1st 2011

Saturday, October 01, 2011      4 comments

9:30am... I have weighed myself on both the mechanical scale in the bathroom and the digital scale from the front room that I brought into the bathroom. They are 14.5 pounds apart. The mechanical scale reads 185 pounds. The digital scale displ... Read more

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011      3 comments

Here it is the second-to-the-last day of September and I haven't posted a blog in almost 6 weeks. I can tell I have been busy with school. Had a wonderful 54th birthday on the 9th of September... I am currently getting all A's in my classe... Read more

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