A special gift
My sister died 20 years ago this year. She left two sons, one 23 and one 19. I wasn't super close to either one because they lived very far away and I was a struggling single mom of a 10 year old with my own problems. Over the years I have tried... Read more
I know that Annie has just gone through this. When I went for my annual check up in May, the doc ordered the usual blood tests. And the results showed that I had something off with a liver enzyme and really low vitamin D3 levels. So she told me ... Read more
As easy as falling off a log
One of the worst things about gym when I was in high school--apart from those ugly bloomers we had to wear--was the balance beam. I hated the balance beam. I feared the balance beam. Even the one that was only 6 inches off the floor. We had this... Read more
Thanks to MONGO2SEVEN for this idea!!
Just copy, paste (erase my answers) and tell us a little about you!
A - Age: 58
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the top of my stove! Always ends up streaky
D - Dog... Read more
Where did the time go?
Oh golly it's 10:30 already and I had so many things I want(ed) to get done this morning. Here I am a "retired" person, you would think time would be lying heavy on my hands. But, nope, time runs through my hands like water.
Anyway, it's be... Read more
July 1st hmmm
It's 9:15 a.m. I am carless today so want to focus on doing things around the house. I was interested to read the various hints for de-stressing that are on the July SP Calendar. Two caught my eye especially--on July 5th, "Organize your life. De... Read more
Isn't it nice to be able to start again
Now, let's see, if there are 365 days in a year and about once every other week--26 times--I slip up and binge, then that makes 339 days that I am doing pretty darn well nutritionwise. And if I have exercised at least 4 times a week. . .well, yo... Read more
What am I all about?
Having my cat put to sleep on Thursday was awful. The vet did a bad job of it and I stayed in the room. Horrible, horrible, horrible. I wanted to grab my cat and run out the door but it was too late. When I came out into the waiting room the fri... Read more
Sugar addiction - confronting it once again
These past few days I have eaten every single sugary thing I could find in the house. I could say--and it would be true--that it's because of stress. Because of the cat, because dgd has gone home, because dh is being his usual depressed self and... Read more
End of another chapter
Tonight I wanted to write about taking Nia classes. How great they are. How exhilarating it was to dance to Loreena McKennit. I have wanted to dance to her music (Celtic) for years and years.
But tonight all that is in my mind is that tomo... Read more
Back to the elliptical
I did 30 minutes on the elliptical this morning. As usual, the first 10 minutes were really difficult. My legs felt like lead and I was breathing hard. But after 10 minutes my body settled into it and I completed the whole session. Dripping with... Read more
First day of summer holidays
I slept in until 8 a.m. this morning. Ahhh, how lovely to be able to roll over and sleep longer. Still, I have a lot I want to accomplish today. I have set my priorities:
1. Scripture reading -- already done.
2. Send a long-overdue e-mail to... Read more
From someone who has a very deep fear of flying but who does it anyway, I realized this morning a piece of wise advice I hear every time I fly: before you take care of anyone else if cabin pressure drops, put your own oxygen mask on.
I thou... Read more
The Important Things in Life
I am sitting at Tucson Airport waiting for a plane back to Albuqueque for the second time this month. I flew in on Friday night, went to dgd's ballet recital last night. And we are coming back next weekend--driving this time--for dsil's 30th bir... Read more
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I am still here!
I sat down to write a nice blog this morning at 6:15 a.m. (the only time I seem to get on the computer lately) and then suddenly remembered a bill that needed to be paid. By the time I located it, located the address, wrote the cheque, found a s... Read more