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And So It Begins...
The new school year is in full bloom and the paperwork faerie has urped on my desk. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining! I love what I do and thoroughly appreciate the students with whom I work. Each is such a unique being with his or her o... Read more
Preparing for the Unknown
Okay, I admit it... I am worried about the surgical procedure I have to have tomorrow. The thought of having things growing inside me, no matter how small, is terrifying in itself. The fact that they are outside of my immediate control certainl... Read more
Where did the time go?
I was reading a member's blog and congratulating her on her 500th day on SparkPeople and acknowledging the lessons she has learned when the question popped into my mind, "Just how long have you been on SP now?" I did some research and found a du... Read more
Letting Myself Start to Love Again...
I'll be honest. Dating in your 50's is not exactly a bed of roses. As a matter of fact, I think it should require a helmet (for the number of times you'll want to slam your head into the wall over the audacity and sense of entitlement displayed ... Read more
Sparks of knowledge...
Sometimes it's a light bulb that goes off spontaneously in your head. Other times, it's the subtle curve of a smile in your direction that makes you blush. Often, if you are not truly observant, it is subtle enough to bypass your sensibilities c... Read more
New Day, New Efforts to Move Forward
When life throws me curve balls, I either have to scramble to catch them or watch them sail in their quixotic arcs and try to duck as they attempt to take my head off my shoulders. As a general rule, I am a pretty effective catcher (especially g... Read more
You Take It As It Comes
It is always interesting coming back from a week's vacation. Even though it is buttressed by 2 full weekends, that week off never seems quite long enough (or, for some reason, the time-space continuum alters for those 9 days that makes it just s... Read more
Time and Tide...
There are so many things going on in this crazy, confused world. Between political shenanigans, terrorist atrocities, and aggravated corporate ignorance, it is so hard to stay positive! All I can do is take care of myself and those around me for... Read more
Living in the vast beauty that is the Pacific Northwest (the Western Washington area, the Kitsap Peninsula specifically), I am continually blessed with dynamic views and extraordinary nature encounters. This morning's feast for the eyes included... Read more
Valentine's Day always brings me pause for a multitude of reasons. Primarily, it reminds me how incredibly blessed I was for 19 years to be married to the most amazing man, loyal best friend, incredibly giving lover, and consummate healer a woma... Read more
Gratitude is a forever thing...
Reflecting on many things today. On this journey that is my life, I have always been given the strength to face the seemingly insurmountable with the grace and assistance of people who were placed in my life. There are so many to whom I am grate... Read more
Thanks to You I Am Still on the Band Wagon
It is the end of the school year and things are in hurricane mode. Today is the last day for Seniors to present their culminating projects, graduation luncheon-rehearsal-ceremonies are Friday (which all happen after I teach from 7:45 until noon)... Read more
New Personal Best
Yesterday, at my session with my personal trainer, I did something I haven't done since I was a child. I did box jumps! Granted, the box was only 6 inches tall, but , for a person who hasn't been able to jump on anything for 30+ years! a 6" box ... Read more
Relinquishing Control So I Can Grow
I find I reach points in my life where I catch myself being an observer rather and being a true participant. These times are usually infrequent and are generally characterized by a general level of subdued behavior, less inclination to laugh or ... Read more
For the last week I have had a flaming sinus infection. I finally caved and went to my doctor and got the antibiotics I need to kill this dizzying monster. I had forgotten how debilitating a sinus infection could be. Given the nature of the anti... Read more