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7.17.2015 It's good to be back home again

Friday, July 17, 2015      4 comments

I returned home a week ago. It feels so good to be here. Power was restored Thursday before, landline phone on Saturday, and temporary cable splice done yesterday for internet (until burnt utility poles can be replaced). Between here and the thr... Read more


Thursday, July 09, 2015      4 comments

1:17 a.m. Brain in overdrive tonight. I've been lying awake for 2 hours, thoughts tumbling over each other like unruly children. Might as well let them play outside, then maybe a little welcome rest will follow. Wednesday was day four af... Read more

Fire evacuation

Monday, July 06, 2015      3 comments

What a day. We'd been gone enjoying a morning out with friends 30 miles north. On our way back as we neared our town, thick clouds of smoke rose from the direction of our neighborhood at the end of the road and bordering national forest. O... Read more

Today's thought

Monday, June 29, 2015      3 comments

When other things weigh me down, nature is the one I count on, my constant, my church. It can be found even in crowded cities, in the flight of birds, in the chatter of squirrels, in a weed growing through a crack in a sidewalk. When I really ne... Read more

Journal day 4.10.15

Friday, April 10, 2015      3 comments

Another busy week. Took the car for service last Friday. A replacement switch for the passenger side window was ordered, and we returned on Monday. That was a crazy day. When we left the house around 7:30 a.m., light snow was falling. By the tim... Read more

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.”

Thursday, February 19, 2015      4 comments

This quotation has been attributed to psychotherapist Rollo May and to columnist/activist Jim Hightower. (HIghtower added, "even a dead fish can go with the flow"). Regardless of who said it first, it's food for thought.... Read more

Healthy portable high protein snacks

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      4 comments

When looking for high protein, low sodium snack ideas, I found this link.
-protein-snacks-portable When I'm out and about running errands I like to take healthy choices along to keep me fro... Read more

Monday, Monday; Spark Progress & Tips

Monday, November 24, 2014      2 comments

Not feeling so good at the moment but otherwise it's a beautiful Monday. Let's see, if I tell myself I feel great, will I? It's worked before. I feel great, I feel great, I feel great! Just reading those words makes me smile, unclench and ... Read more

Substituting negative thoughts with positive

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      5 comments

I tried something recently with surprising results. I easily get sick when I'm run down. Twice last month I felt crummy, had sniffles, sore throat, aches. When I'm sick I think things like "I'm exhausted, I feel crappy, my throat hurts," etc. ... Read more

Spinning my wheels & dreams come true

Thursday, July 11, 2013      8 comments

Last fall, I took my beautiful turquoise mountain bike out of the cellar where it languished for 15 years. I cleaned and lubed it, pumped up the tires, rode a few short min... Read more

Be kind to yourself & focus on progress

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      4 comments

You've probably heard this or something like it before: If a friend falls behind or trips, you would help her or him catch up and get up; you wouldn't be mean. Be as kind to yourself on your journey as you would be to a friend. Treat yourself wi... Read more

Eating Mindfully

Monday, May 20, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday while reading at the table, I began munching mindlessly on some "healthy" crackers. After a time, I realized I had no idea how many I'd eaten. This morning during 5-15 minutes of daily inspirational reading, the next section I'd b... Read more