Yesterday (August 6) was Dad's birthday. Were he alive, he would have been 76. I was so fortunate to have been able to plan and attend his 70th birthday party. That year, I saw him twice. For that party and, in October, we met in Las Vegas w... Read more
Training Class & Exam
I spent all day in a training class followed by an exam. This was for renewal of my notary public commission. The toughest part of the day is fighting to stay focused as the afternoon wears on. I am afraid I did not pass the test. I'll find ... Read more
On My Way Back
First day more or less back after a week of wrenching pain. Ruby's funeral was yesterday. I ate too much at the buffet following the funeral but I did not care. I gave a lot of thought over this week because I have been through something like... Read more
Ruby's Visitation Tonight
Facebook took down the tribute page I created. I did not know that, by using my email address to set it up, they would see it as a duplicate. I created another page with a secondary email address, but it had some functionaliry issues. Ruby's ... Read more
Remembering Ruby, A Rainbow and a Primal Scream
When the news came, I did not believe it. I still don't believe it. At first, I did not want to even speak the words. I am starting to realize that not saying the words perpetuates the harm and prevents healing. This may force me to look at ... Read more
Remembering Ruby, Full of Tears and Regrets
Thank you, Sparkfriends, for your comments, for your goodies, for your compassion. I am in tears now, both because cogent thought is tough but also because you have touched me deeply.
The scale says I lost 2 lbs this week, even with 3 days... Read more
Remembering Ruby (This One Really Hurts)
Why is the sun shining? Why is it a gorgeous day? It should be raining, it should be cold and gloomy outside, just as my heart is. The roads and streets should be full of cracking ice, cracking as if glass. My heart feels shattered like ice or... Read more
Thanks, VERNEJORDAN! (Another Story About SparkPeople Helping Each Other!)
Back on my virtual journey. I was surprised to learn it had been more than 30 days since I had calculated my distance. This means I walked past Eureka, CA on July 15 and did not even know it! I'm not getting in as much mileage thanks to the te... Read more
A Virtual Vacation
I've been watching "Most Extreme Airports" on the History Channel as I've been sparking. The #1 most extreme airport is Lukla in Nepal. The airport is actually named for Sir Edmund Hilary and his sherpa guide, but they call it Lukla. The prog... Read more
The Call, 10 Calories et al
I spent a couple of hours getting ready for The Call. Norma, our top lawyer (senior VP) wanted me in on the call with the requesting attorney to discuss the progress we've made in responding to his subpoena. I was very aware that this could ma... Read more
Carbo Load, Walking Wounded Little Girl and Admitting I Need Help
I did not blog yesterday. I did not have much to say and I was so tired, I could hardly keep my eyes open. I didn't want to go to sleep, but I had zero energy.
We had pizza last night from Little Caesars. I ate four pieces, yes, four! It wa... Read more
It Probably Was Emotional Eating
I was over on calories by about 200. This evening, after work, BF and I went to test drive a newer used car. I liked the car but did not love it. Then, when it got to talking numbers, turns out I could not afford this car if I want to keep my... Read more
I'm not really progressing. More or less on target with food, not enough exercise but I'm trying to keep the tendonitis at bay. I completely forgot about yoga class today! Monday is the day I get to meet with the requesting attorney and my sup... Read more
Mostly on Track Today and Bug Thoughts
I ended the day on track nutritionally except for being very low in fat. Go figure. Must be because I skipped the chance to have a Reese's Dark...!
I got over 7K steps, still moving gingerly not because the tendonitis is bad but because I... Read more
Please Pray for Michael
Yesterday's headline about a workplace shooting in Albuquerque did not generate a call, so I know Larry is ok. Thank you, Lord!
I don't spend much time on Facebook, but I went on there tonight and found, to my shock, that the son of a clos... Read more