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Mourning and Moving
I know I will miss Miss Wrisley for the rest of my life. I called her that for many years and, as our friendship deepened, she asked me to call her by her nickname Winnie (short for Winifred, the only woman I've ever known with that name).
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Rest in peace, Winnie! I love you!
I am heartbroken, devastated and beyond tears. I learned today that Miss Wrisley died in November. I had known her for nearly 40 years. She taught music at the boarding school and when we met, I was an immature teen in great need. She taught... Read more
Perfection Is Not The Goal
I joined the 28 day challenge with high hopes and great ambition only to be laid low by the worst cold I have had in 3 years. I have yet to do one day of the video exercises or much else on the challenge. In the past, that would have been enou... Read more
Please Pray for My SparkFriend Jhadzia
The light dawned late. On Saturday, I took a decongestant pill and a swig of cough syrup in an effort to beat this cold into submission. Generally, I take half of a normal dosage for even over the counter drugs such as these were. I had no su... Read more
Not Safe to Drive
This cold is a doozy. I cannot walk straight, cannot think straight. I think the combination of the cold meds are not doing me any favors. I have taken nothing today and my head is still quite foggy. We had errands to do today, but I don't f... Read more
One Week Into the Year
As I write this, the Jets have just beat the Colts and the Saints lost to the Seahawks earlier today. I feel like a jinx - the teams I like are losing! Actually, having lived in Alaska, the Seahawks are one of my teams, too, but I was rooting f... Read more
Making Today a Success
"Making Today a Success" is my current status. When I posted that this morning, it was a comment of determination, not yet a statement of fact. This cold has really wrecked the beginning of the year for me. I hated taking 2 sick days in the f... Read more
Cold = No Appetite
I stayed home sick again today. I slept a lot and did not do much else. A coworker emailed me with the news that a manager has been let go. She was not well liked, but I hate to see anyone lose their job. Of course, I don't know the details ... Read more
A Sad Day
Today was a long day...I made it through the day at work and got some good work done, but am drained as I type this. My head cold is centered on my throat and I am tired.
I ate lightly and got in over 8K steps. Not much strength trainin... Read more
Another Wasted Day!
Yesterday's HVAC failure at work meant everyone was cold. I woke up with swollen glands and swollen tonsils so I stayed home and slept a lot. Another day of no exercise. Tomorrow I will go back to work and get some steps in...I am really unha... Read more
Ouch and Brrr!
A few days ago, I really overdid it housekeeping and hurt myself in some weird spots. My left arm hurts if I move it or attempt to carry anything of any weight. Today, I was glad to get back to walking at work, forgetting that the cafe was clo... Read more
A friend of mine gave me some money for Christmas and I used it at Ross Dress for Less when I found the Fit and Fresh food containers. Tomorrow is the first day of work for the new year, so I prepared my breakfast and lunch tonight (partially).... Read more
Instead of Resolutions, Commitments
01/27/10 was the day I finally signed up on SparkPeople. I had found it the week before, poked around and thought about it. Even after signing up, I still did not know much about the journey ahead, all I knew was what had failed or worked only... Read more
Freezing Cold Today!
I am feeling better today, but had absolutely zero energy. I did not move. No exercise at all. The fever has broken, I think and the cough is almost gone.
I accidentally figured out why my broadband access card was not working, It is ... Read more
Fitness Buddy Circle & Other Thoughts
December 29, 2010
The 3rd anniversary of my cousin Kirsti's sudden death
Day 4 of my 28 day challenge
Day 1 of the new team "Fitness Buddy Circle"
I was a total couch potato today. When I got up this mornin... Read more