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De Agony of De Feet

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      1 comments

Zumba with a different instructor tonight - my butt was thoroughly kicked. But - it was great fun! emoticon Read more

No turning back now

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday my sensei ordered my black belt. It takes about a month as it has to be embroidered and then sewn together. So now it's starting to get serious. I'm doing well with my katas and with teaching a class but I've got to work a lot more on ... Read more

Digging out of the dumps

Saturday, January 22, 2011      3 comments

Last week was much better. I did a few fun things: o Monday: Zumba. This time there was a smaller class, more instruction and a lot more fun. o Tuesday: Sparring. There were only four of us so sensei had us doing teams, except at one poin... Read more

Sick and tired of cruddy weather

Sunday, January 16, 2011      2 comments

I've had it with this winter! We've had hardly any snow but day after day is cold, gloomy and wet. I feel like I'm living in Mordor. And the days are still so short! It's really starting to affect my energy levels. Today I could only manage... Read more

Next stop: the octagon?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday we've started sparring again, after over a year without. In the Nisei style, it's possible to get up to Shodan without sparring, but it's still a useful exercise, and fun. I feel a little guilty for having so much fun hitting people, b... Read more

Update on Kitty - typing around her as she's sitting on my lap

Sunday, January 09, 2011      0 comments

So the new addition has become firmly established in my house. We named her "Rani", Punjabi for "Queen". She had some health problems - pyometra, an upper respiratory infection and on top of everything an ear infection, but she's getting over th... Read more

The Bestest Christmas Present!

Saturday, December 18, 2010      4 comments

I wasn't looking forward to my first Christmas in twenty years without cats. Two days ago somebody posted at work that there's a cat in a shelter who desperately needs a home as she was really depressed and in danger of getting sick. Bad news: s... Read more

Re-booting my program

Sunday, December 12, 2010      1 comments

I've been sitting on a plateau the size of the Canadian Shield for the last three months. Yesterday I decided to reset my goals. Hmm - no wonder; my calorie allotment is quite a bit smaller than what I had been eating. It's actually not bad beca... Read more

Do I look like a mountain goat?

Saturday, December 04, 2010      3 comments

Well, I went and tried indoor rock climbing today. For the first time it wasn't too bad I think, although I only got about 20 minutes of actual climbing in. For one thing I had to learn how to use the equipment, and then I had to get up my nerve... Read more

Slowly feeling human again...

Friday, December 03, 2010      0 comments

Oh man, the jet lag really got me this time. I'm so glad I took another week off work. Normally it doesn't bother me so much, but I think because it's so dark anyway it makes it harder for me to adjust. When I go to Germany in the summertime, I ... Read more

Vacation Summary

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      0 comments

Well, here I am back home and did I do what I had planned to do on my vacation? Let's see: Eat well: I tried, I really tried. And I didn't do too badly but not as well as I had hoped, especially in the fruit and veggie department. At least ... Read more

Duh - Again!

Saturday, November 06, 2010      2 comments

I can't believe as a mental health professional I'm so dense when it comes to my own well-being. Over the past month I've become increasingly bothered by obsessive thoughts of death and was slipping back into unhealthy habits. Yesterday was my f... Read more

Getting Excited...

Monday, November 01, 2010      2 comments

Less than a week now; on Nov. 07 our whole family will be off to Germany. Ir's my mother's 85th birthday. She's especially looking forward to meeting my son's fiancee. Carmel also has family in Germany so they'll be taking a side trip of a few d... Read more

Pay the Piper

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      2 comments

When I was a teenager, me and my friends used to get the giggles for no reason. Even though I haven't been a teenager in a long time this still happens to me now and then. This morning I walked into the kitchen and my husband gasped, grabbe... Read more

It feels so weird...

Sunday, October 17, 2010      2 comments

Tonight my old cat joined his sister at the Rainbow Bridge. He went very peacefully and I'm glad about that, but the house feels very empty now, even though there are three humans and a big dog still living in it. For the first time in twenty ye... Read more


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