Please Pray for Mom Angell and All the Family
I just learned that Mom Angell has been in a convalescent home for two months, was moved to the hospital (another stroke is suspected, and I did not know this was not the first) and may be moved to hospice care tomorrow. The girls think this ma... Read more
The Price of Tonnage
I've gained a few pounds recently. I don't need a scale to tell me that. My joints feel it, the change in my center of gravity reminds me of it and the increased lack of balance underscores it.
My clothes don't hide it, my short sleeves d... Read more
A Blog I Have Been Avoiding
I have not wanted to share what's going on, or what's not going on, in my SP journey. But, one of the tenets of my SP family is that we do reach out. As I said in my status this morning, I have read many wonderful and inspirational blogs today... Read more
A Stressful Day and a Small Victory!
I am absolutely overwhelmed at work, but that is nothing new. That stress is becoming routine.
One of my students confronted me about a workload adjustment I did last week, accused me of disrespecting her and then cut the conversation short v... Read more
I walked today at lunch and almost every step hurt, but I did it!
I walked today at lunch. It was not a long walk in distance or in step count. Nearly every step hurt because of my weight gain and bursitis. But I did it. I thought about walking again this evening, but sat down, turned on the news and that ... Read more
I decided I was going to start walking every day.
Yesterday - zero steps
A sinus infection has wiped me out.
Today was not a lot better.
I even started the Spark Coach free trial in the hopes that it would reignite my Spark. All I h... Read more
Churn but Mantra is Intact
Yvonne reached out to me today. I am still at fault for destroying our friendship, but she has forgiven me, so she says. I broke the trust so she says. She wants to try to rebuild the friendship (but it seems I must do all the work - she does... Read more
Act as if until it is
A light bulb flickered today. I read something on SP about loving my body, which I don't. But...just as I did decades ago, when I was so afraid of everyone, I acted confident until I became so.
So - my new mantra (if I can remember it!) i... Read more
Cilantro Still Purrs
Cilantro is still with us! She seems to have found more energy. Still, BF is thinking it will be soon and is also talking about getting another cat or kitten so Juneau won't be lonely.
Thank you for all of your support. She will cross the... Read more
Proba bly Going Silent, but So Thankful!
, Sparkfriends, for all of your comments, words of encouragement and goddies. Cilantro is still with us a... Read more
Cilantro's Purr Will Soon Be Silenced
In the spring of 1996, a coworker told me that she had rescued a feral cat. The cat gave birth to five kittens and she was looking for homes. There were two black and white boys and 1 fluffy grey boy and two fluffy grey girls. I told her I wo... Read more
My crashed hard drive did not leave yet. I thought it would be back tomorrow and I'd have my files. Now, it sounds as if I might get only the one for the subpoena and that all the other "stuff", 6.5 years worth, is gone. I guess I'll find out... Read more
Sad Day with Good News (Maybe) & an Uplifting Afternoon
Today, I said goodby with lots of hugs to my first boss at my present employer. Mary is one of the people who was recently laid off. she is such a "mom". Warm, nurturing and fabulous. She is also a nuclear scientist. I learned so much from ... Read more
A New Response to Stress! (Making Progress!)
Late Friday afternoon, my hard drive on my work PC crashed. Died. Dead. Data lost? Yes. I came in to work today to find I have a new computer, new monitor, new mouse and new keyboard. I had been on the list for replacement months before we m... Read more
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I've been on SP for more than 2 years. Sometimes, I have been more involved than I am now. Sometimes my Spark has flamed brightly, flickered happily or softened to a barely discernable ember. That is reflective of my choices as are my statist... Read more