This morning, I went to Kaiser for what turned out to be 5 appointments. I have never before been able to schedule everything on the same day, let alone all on the morning. First was the fasting blood test. I have terrible veins that collapse... Read more
I Talked to Mom Angell Today!
What a day! The Oakland Athletics clinched the division, so my hopes for an OAK-SF World Series are still intact.
A friend loaned me some money and insisted on buying lunch out. I went with her thinking I knew what I was going to have, b... Read more
A Better Day
Thank you, Spark Family, for your support! You made the difference today! At certain times of the day, it was almost as if you were with me, talking with me, helping me think before I made a food choice. My attitude is what is better today.
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I am a Wreck! First Step of Twelve
The rent bill arrived Friday night. When I did my forecast of funds for the next two weeks, I was stunned to see that, after all of the bills are paid, I will be in the hole about $16. No groceries for two weeks, no nothing else. My finances ... Read more
I got to see Shuttle Endeavor fly over Moffett Field!
Last night, on TV, I saw Shuttle Endeavor fly low over Phoenix so former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her astronaut husband could see her overhead. It was an inspiring clip! She also flew over White Sands, NM (one of my favorite places) which was an... Read more
Mom Angell Moves to Hospice Care Tomorrow
One of the twins posted a note on her facebook page that Mom Angell is returning to the convalescent home, to the high care wing where she will be getting hospice care. The twin is
flying there next week.
I've never been in this situatio... Read more
Mom Angell & Other Developments
I have not heard any more news about Mom, but I did learn that the girls do not expect that I will be able to fly out there to see her before, as one said, Mom transitions, but they will have the service in the town where she lives in MO. Then ... Read more
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