Stressed but not Stuffing My Face (Yet!)
My 2000 New Beetle is in the shop. Don't know what's wrong except that it sounds, smells and feels funny and almost all of the dash lights are on. Sounds expensive and I will be renting a car for far too long. It may be time to replace the ca... Read more
"Does Not Play Well With Others" and Other No Longer True Litanies
Those of you who've followed my story recently know that my first grade teacher died earlier this year at the age of 97! We have known each other for nearly 50 years. This past weekend was my cousin's birthday, the same cousin who died 3 years ... Read more
Partial Personnel Review Today
My new haircut elicited 99% positive feedback, which was fun. I had not realized how much of an ego boost the haircut would be - not the compliments - they were gravy, but that knowledge inside that I looked good.
As it happened, I did not... Read more
Last night, I read a blog on SparkPeople written by a member I'd never interacted with. She said some great things including that one of her daily goals is to show love. She also does something loving for herself.
That got me thinking. I... Read more
St Patrick's Day Thoughts
I was craving a Rueben sandwich today and was thrilled to see Chef Meg's revised version of it today. But, I did not have one.
After an unreal amount of sleep over the last two days, I feel much better. My fever broke, the sore throat and... Read more
I Am So Out of Shape and Other Saturday Thoughts
I had some errands to do this morning, including stopping at the eye doctor's to get an replacement receipt from my visit in December that I need to fax in to my flexpay provider before the end of the month or I might have to pay the IRS for it.... Read more
How a Compliment and SparkPeople Impacted My Choices This Evening
I had not planned to put in OT today, but had to given the challenges that arose today. When I finished work, I did not want to face traffic, so I started doing SP stuff. When I took a break and walked down the hall, someone asked me if I were... Read more
March is For Me!
I started an introspective blog and it disappeared. I am yawning, so life is conspiring to tell me it's time for "light's out".
Today was productive and yet not on track - sort of sum of my SP journey! I'll come back to those introspective... Read more
Continuing My Informal Series
I am finally back online! My home internet connection died on Monday evening and I FINALLY got it back up yesterday evening. My internet provider could not solve my problem and I got different info each time I called. Finally, I did some pokin... Read more
Seeking Equilibrium and Zest!
Here it is nearly 2 weeks since my last blog. When I first joined SP, I was much more regular about sharing my thoughts. Lately, I have kept things more to myself. The outward evidence of that is not a surprise: no weight loss, very little i... Read more
Mrs. Stapleton in Memoriam (A Salute to Teachers)
Mrs. Stapleton died yesterday. At 97, it was not unexpected, but it breaks my heart no less.
I thought she had died in July 2010 when my Paralegal Studies graduation announcement was returned. I was destroyed and my heart hurts as badly ... Read more
Humbled = Attitude Adjustment
I've been having a bad attitude for a while now about looming stress at work. My friend and coworker Yvonne is going on two vacations - one this Friday to Mexico to photograph monarch butterflies and next month to Canada to photograph the harp ... Read more
A Hug that May Save My Life
I have pretty much floundered for the past year for a variety of reasons and a collection of excuses. A few months ago, I joined the at work WW program, more to be the last person they needed in order to go than because I thought I would benefi... Read more
41 years and 2 years
Today is my older brother's birthday. It is his 41st birthday in heaven. He died saving another boy's life. In death, the world saw he was a hero, but he was and is my hero in life. I thought about eating out for dinner, but traffic was too m... Read more
Head's Up on New SP Feature (Sharing Blogs)
The leader of one of my teams emailed me the following:
Some of you may not be aware of a new SP feature recently added before members were advised.
There now is a new share bar added to our blogs that allows other members who "like" the... Read more