I have tried to keep a journal going for some time, but I never seem to have my notebook with me when I want to write. The best solution is for me to carry it around in my purse, but I'm afraid I'll lose it and somebody else might find my deepe... Read more
Not a Fan of Sundays and Other Random Thoughts
Sundays are tough for me. I just keep thinking about how I have to go to work the next day and for four days in a row after that. Don't get me wrong, I like my job a lot most of the time, but it's the every day, every week, every year routine ... Read more
Call to Action
I wanted to march today. I actually wanted to go on the DC March. I feel very strongly about human rights, especially now. So why didn't I?
The truth: Because I didn't think I could physically march. Because I was afraid I couldn't even... Read more
It's Tough When You Live with a Chef
I am back at it again! One of these days I'll get this weight-loss thing right.
One of the things that I have read over and over here and elsewhere is that you need to have a good support system. So, silly me I decided to talk to my husba... Read more
My last blog was a while ago so I thought I would give a progress report. My doctor challenged me to lose 35 pounds by my next appointment in August. He was confident that if I did that my bloodwork and my blood pressure would improve enough s... Read more
Is that even a word?
I have been in a slump for quite a while now. No excuses, I just lost my mojo.
I finally had to get a physical. I had managed to outrun the doctor for two years but he finally told me he wasn't going to renew... Read more
Meet "The Defibrillator"
I just heard about the newest concoction being offered at the NYS Fair. It's called "The Defibrillator", and for $10, you can get this: a deep-fried burger patty, topped with deep-fried bacon, and deep fried cheese curds. It's also garnished wi... Read more
Back to Work!
We had a nice long break for the holidays. The office was closed from December 24 until today. Being off was so awesome and it's tough getting back in work mode.
Like most people I spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted 2015 to b... Read more
Tough Week But Good
I can't believe I haven't posted a blog since August. Crazy!
I had to take a few days off from work because my mom had an intestinal blockage and was in the hospital. Nothing like getting a call at 1 a.m. to tell you that your mom is in t... Read more
Hot Diaper Yoga
First thing this morning I woke up and thought, "Yay, TGIF". Then I realized it was only Thursday. Boo!!
It's been a tough few weeks at work. Lots of people have left, so we are all scrambling to get everything done and classes start in ... Read more
My New Best Friends
I am probably the poster middle-aged adult for mindless eating. Yes, I have read Brian Wansink's book and many others on this topic, but I still do it anyway.
I have a desk job. I sit on my butt all day long working on my computer, except... Read more
What's WRONG with me?
I have been feeling kind of lost lately. I don't know why -- I have a lot of nice things in my life, including a beautiful new granddaughter, but still I can't seem to shake this funk I'm in.
I don't feel well, but I don't want to go to th... Read more
Enjoying the Little Things
Not too much is new, except that I look forward to my almost daily photo of my new granddaughter, Ava. Seeing her tiny face just makes me think that everything in the world is OK. Even though we live on the other side of the country, I feel li... Read more
Downs and Ups
I have been Sparking on and off for the last few months, but not blogging. I have so much going on in my head that I can't process anything. I know writing things down helps me organize my thoughts, so here goes.
My dad passed away... Read more
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Most Expensive Holiday Ever?
This Christmas was a disaster, but so much so that it is kind of funny. The "highlights":
1) Driving to my mom's house on the December 20 and stopped at the grocery store on my way out of town to get a couple of things. Got back in the c... Read more