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scenes from my daily walk
Sunday, August 04, 2013      15 comments

I thought I would share with you some of the things I see when I go out for my 5K walk/run about 4 times per week. I hope you enjoy these... ... Read more
Living Art...that's what I'd like to be
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      10 comments

I found some pictures of people who I consider to be living art. This is what I would like to be if I can just find the courage to go for it. I'm coming out of my shell each day, a little bit at a time. Here are some of the pictures but... Read more
Life's Canvas
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      7 comments

I stumbled on a quote that I really like and want to embrace, so i thought I'd share it with you... This really appeals to the artist and composer in me. Maybe I'll p... Read more
a turn for the better
Thursday, July 18, 2013      8 comments

I finally gave up trying to handle Fibromyalgia on my own and resorted to getting a prescription to help with the pain, fatigue, and depression it causes. What a difference! I feel better already and the constant pain in my legs and glutes... Read more
further observations of a breakdown
Sunday, July 07, 2013      9 comments

Blah... that's how I feel most of the time this week. My the muscles in my legs and glutes hurt constantly, even when lying down, and the death of my son-in-law's father has hit me harder than I expected. I was really fond of that man.... Read more
thank you for your prayers
Friday, July 05, 2013      6 comments

Thank you, everyone, who prayed for my son-in-law's father. He gained his freedom on Independence Day when he passed away peacefully last night. I appreciate all the prayers that were lifted for him and his family. ~josie... Read more
observing a breakdown
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      15 comments

Edit: (Note: Some sentences of this blog are written in all capital letters. This is not for the purpose of yelling. It is for the purpose of emphasis since we do not have the ability to embolden or underline text.) ... Read more
update on my son-in-law's father
Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

Thank you all for your kind thoughts, positive energy, and prayers. The Lord is being kind to my son-in-law's father as he passes away. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, is still in a coma, and is slipping away. His wife is not doing ... Read more
need prayers
Sunday, June 30, 2013      10 comments

My daughter, who just had the baby, is suddenly facing the unexpected and imminent death of her father-in-law due to complications from a stroke. The doctors have given him 24 hours (well, it is less than that now). I am praying for life an... Read more
This place makes me smile! (pictures)
Friday, June 28, 2013      8 comments

There is a Mennonite community not too far from my home where I love to go whenever I can. Secretly, I wish I could live there, away from a lot of people, the internet, radios, and television. The Mennonites only get news of what is happening in... Read more
I'm such a loser
Thursday, June 27, 2013      8 comments

I'm such a loser! Thanks to the LORD! HE is making me stronger. This is more of a note to self than anything else. I need to remember this, but at the same time, I want to give Him public praise for helping me to overcome things I neve... Read more
Exhausted, but some good things are going on, too.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      3 comments

I'm trying to figure out what is going on with my body. Today I went out for my walk/run and I felt depleted from the very beginning. I made the entire 3.4 miles, with some running, but I was very slow...about 20 min/mile...and I had to stop alo... Read more
Yipee! It's working!
Monday, June 24, 2013      9 comments

I have been jogging (which I like to call running) in intervals during my walks each day and keeping a log of my mileage, time, and pace. This morning I discovered that I improved my minutes per mile over last Wednesday by nearly 2 minutes!... Read more
taking a moment to reflect
Sunday, June 23, 2013      4 comments

I have gotten off track since I went out of town for my grandson's birth. Why? I need to take time to reflect on how I got here, why I came to SparkPeople in the first place, and what it is that I say to myself that makes it "ok" to ac... Read more
self-control in Walmart parking lot
Sunday, June 23, 2013      11 comments

Yesterday I had to go to Walmart to pick up something. On the way out of the store, as I was walking to my car, I suddenly just wanted to run to my car, but since I'm pretty sure I look really bad when I run, I held myself back and just walke... Read more

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