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Turn toward the light

Friday, August 13, 2010      4 comments

I read a snip somewhere recently that caused me to think: "When you turn toward the light, the shadow falls behind you." In this photo, taken on a solitary hike this past Tues... Read more

Won't know until Monday

Thursday, August 12, 2010      5 comments

Well, I called my doc's office right at opening time this morning. I told the receptionist that I'd had an u/s last Thursday and had called to find out if I needed to have a follow-up appointment or if that was it (i.e., everything was okay, ple... Read more

A special gift

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      1 comments

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

Gall bladder?

Monday, August 02, 2010      3 comments

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

Thursday, July 29, 2010      3 comments

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


Wednesday, July 21, 2010      3 comments

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?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      5 comments

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

Thursday, July 01, 2010      7 comments

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

Monday, June 21, 2010      3 comments

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?

Sunday, June 20, 2010      5 comments

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

Thursday, June 17, 2010      3 comments

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

Thursday, June 17, 2010      5 comments

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

Friday, June 04, 2010      4 comments

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

Thursday, June 03, 2010      3 comments

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

Airplane wisdom

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      2 comments

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

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