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Can I Get a BOOYAH for My Daughter in Army Basic Training?

Sunday, January 31, 2016      2 comments

Ivygirl decided at the ripe old age of 23 she was going to join the Army. She's in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and is due to graduate the end of February. She will be going to Fort Sam Houston to train as a medic. Despite ... Read more

No semicolons

Wednesday, August 05, 2015      2 comments

I find my life mundane and meaningless. I cannot seem to get traction in my job search. I am stuck in a job with no growth potential. My MBA was huge waste of time and money. Since my husband is disabled, I have to be the sole breadwinne... Read more

Every day is New Years Day!

Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

I believe the idea that the new year is a time to make changes is trite. Why wait for an arbitrary date on a calendar? I found Sparkpeople in April 2008. Did I wait nine months to sign up and begin working toward a better me? Nope. When... Read more

Surgery on Wednesday

Monday, September 01, 2014      1 comments

About a year ago, I started bleeding. Considering it had been about five years since the chemo put me into early menopause, I knew this was cause for concern. I saw my primary doctor, who thought my Tamoxifen dosage might need to be adjusted, ... Read more

What I've Learned from 25 Years of Marriage

Sunday, January 05, 2014      6 comments

25 years ago today my husband and I were married. We have officially been together for more than half our lives. I've been asked the secret to a long marriage. I think the true question is "What's the secret to a happy marriage?" People can ... Read more

Maybe I've been looking in the wrong place...

Friday, November 22, 2013      4 comments

I've talked about my desire to find a new career. I've been applying for jobs, searching on LinkedIn, networking. But nothing. HOWEVER: I've had two opportunities come my way through friends at Toastmasters. One is to handle PR for ... Read more

Baby steps

Sunday, October 27, 2013      2 comments

We went to Gatlinburg and Nashville for a vacation (and a friend's wedding) and I found I really missed my Body Pump class. We got back home on a Wed night and 5 am on Friday I was up and getting ready to go to the gym. I believe I will be abl... Read more

A Sneaky Thing happened at the gym

Sunday, September 08, 2013      5 comments

Let's set aside the fact that I REALLY enjoy Body Pump and the changes I'm noticing. I'm getting more toned! Recently my gym switched up their fitness classes, and my Wed evening Body Pump class has been replaced with something called Triple F... Read more

Still plugging along

Sunday, August 18, 2013      2 comments

Nothing really new to report. The job search is rather stalled right now. We're taking a vacation in October and I don't want to get offered a job only to have to tell them I'm taking a trip to a friend's wedding out of state and will need two... Read more

I'm gaining weight, but...

Saturday, June 15, 2013      2 comments

I think it's okay. I've been doing Body Pump twice a week, which is an hour long weight lifting class. It's fast paced for both strength and endurance, and Ivylad has noticed more definition in my arms and in my butt. I've noticed when I pull... Read more

SparkRadio Interview

Friday, April 26, 2013      6 comments

I had a lovely interview with the SparkRadio gals, Lily and Karen, last week. The podcast is available if you search "SparkRadio" on the site. I had a lot of fun and they are a wonderful couple of ladies.... Read more

Vitamins? Really?

Sunday, March 17, 2013      5 comments

I am afraid I was rather blue there for a while. As in, my life is pointless and I have a large life insurance policy blue. My adult son has gotten himself into some legal trouble and although he is dealing with it as well as can be expected, ... Read more

February already!

Saturday, February 09, 2013      2 comments

I took a week off work and two of those days were spent overnight in a hotel near my university. I attended an information session for Siemens, then attended a career expo the following day. (Walking around in heels on a concrete floor for 2.5... Read more

Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      4 comments

I'm starting out 2013 rather bummed and discouraged. I'm having some issues with my adult children that are upsetting me. I didn't get the job I was interviewing for last month. I'm kind of okay with it, since it was a 100% commission job and... Read more

Second interview!

Saturday, December 01, 2012      5 comments

I had my second interview yesterday with a nationally known financial services firm. At first I was rather nervous, as it's a 100% commission job. But in talking with the folks at the firm, as well as a friend of mine (shout out, TIA) who work... Read more

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