The Sun has Dimmed Today
A few minutes ago, my eldest sister Mary sent me a message that one of our other sisters, Jenny, died yesterday. I know no more than that. The last time I saw Jenny was in June of 1971 when Mother sent me to live with my dad. Two weeks later,... Read more
Grieving heart, stuck scale and a bad taste in my mouth
For months, I have been dismayed by the hateful words and hateful actions that fill news reports. This week's events just deepen that sadness. This is not the place for me to say all that is on my heart about it, but I will briefly comment tha... Read more
Fourth of July Musings
2016 has, so far, been a year of no leftover brain power. By the time I get home and can log on to SparkPeople, I donít have much energy for interacting, much less blogging updates. Here we are just past the halfway point of the year and I see... Read more
2016: Day 27 Day of Remembrance, Prayer and Caution
Today: 8,244 steps and 3.11 miles. Under goal, but I may need to adjust my goal. Increasingly tired every day and fatigue makes falling ever more a possibility. I left work exhausted and decided not to try to make the 10K steps.
But, li... Read more
2016: Day 26 - Missing the Mark
8427 steps, 3.2 miles both below goal but far better than I used to do.
I have not yet solved the reasons for my inability to walk and the intermittent problems that prevent me from walking, moving with confidence.
I am tired. I can't... Read more
2016: Day 25 - My Family is Safe & I am Back on Track
I took yesterday off and was, apart from errands, a couch potato. I also found out that my family in Virginia is ok. They are snowed in, but everyone is warm and safe. Very thankful!
I am still having anxiety about walking and am not con... Read more
2016: Day 23 - I Made it, Sort Of
I did not meet my goals, but the fact that I did anything is progress.
Over 6K steps and 2.27 miles. Water goal met, I think, but not sure. I switched containers in midday and lost track.
I wore coffee today. Good thing I sit in an off... Read more
2016: Day 22 - The Good, the Bad (or Neutral) and the Ugly
A tip of the hat to Clint Eastwood with my blog title. Today is a friend's birthday so, every time I wrote the date, I thought good thought about him. I also learned I get to mentor one of our students starting next week on a very long project... Read more
2016: Day 21 - Discouragement Turns to Gratitude
I am still having trouble walking. The trouble is not physical, at least not my legs or feet. It may be something between the inner ear sense of balance, the eyes and the brain or it could be just vision issues. Not at all sure. I can walk i... Read more
2016: Day 20 - Not Quite With it Today
Water 6 glasses so far
Not feeling great but not terrible.
I did not have to use the cane all day, but did rely on it some. I feel unsafe outside so I wonder if something else is going on.
My cousin's ... Read more
2016: Day 19 - Yawning as I Write
Today was nonstop busy, but not physically busy, mentally busy. It was the kind of day when you are so busy and you look at the clock and are amazed that it is already lunch time. I missed my midmorning walk, had a short lunchtime walk and a s... Read more
2016: Day 18 - Progress Continues in Spite of it All
I met my water goal by lunch time. I can't remember the last time that happened!
My Fitbit says 11,211 steps and 4.23 miles.
I am having trouble walking but I am not letting that stop me. I am starting to like adding the steps and miles... Read more
2016: Day 17 - Yesterday and Today
I did not get online to blog yesterday. I worked all day, cut out early and went to the hockey game last night. The Sharks beat the Stars, winning in overtime! We had great seats and could see the entire rink. The food was ok and there was no... Read more
2016: Day 15 - "You Put the Wrong Stuff Back!" I Wanted to Scream!
I will meet my water goal of 8.5 glasses. I exceeded, but only slightly, both my step and my mileage goal (10675 and 4.03 respectively). When I got home, I studied for a few minutes, ate something and eventually decided to take a short walk. ... Read more
2016: Day 14 - Cane and Consistency
The inner ear balance troubles caught me again. I had not needed my cane since about 12/3/2015. It hit me in the middle of day. Despite that, I did 3.98 miles and 9515 steps. I will also meet my water goal.... Read more