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The Price of Tonnage

Monday, September 10, 2012      7 comments

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

Sunday, September 09, 2012      10 comments

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!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      9 comments

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!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      10 comments

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


Monday, September 03, 2012      6 comments

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      5 comments

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      7 comments

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

Sunday, August 19, 2012      8 comments

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!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      7 comments

emoticon , 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

Monday, August 06, 2012      11 comments

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

Mental Overload

Thursday, August 02, 2012      3 comments

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

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      3 comments

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!)

Monday, July 30, 2012      5 comments

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


Sunday, July 29, 2012      4 comments

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

I Hurt & Angered Someone -

Saturday, July 28, 2012      6 comments

I blogged recently about a communication with another SP member that went completely in a different direction from what I intended or even dreamed was possible. She had done a huge amount of research on the Paleo diet and posted a wonderful blo... Read more

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