Learning to think....Outside the box...Kraft box, cereal box, bread box, etc.
I have to learn to think, especially when I am tired. I have to learn to think outside of the box. A lot of really crappy foods come in a box. Macaroni and cheese. Sugary cereals. I don't eat most of the foods that come out of a box but, at the... Read more
Naked with a man who isn't my husband...
I was naked with Pascual. Wow.He was great. French. An earthy wine-drinking, hands- on French male. We did it by candlelight. Soft music in the background. And I paid for it. "Harder?", he asked. "Yes please", I groaned. So he kneaded me, like ... Read more
Tear. Cut. Rip.Shred.Grind. Saw...the root of the problem
Today I was happy to TEAR, CUT, RIP, SHRED, GRIND AND SAW all of the INVASIVE weeds/trees/plants in my yard. I also took a whack at the invasive weeds in my life. I took out Holly trees, blackberry vines, laurels, ivy, etc.. It feels amazingly... Read more
The Cheerleaders inside of my head...and the wildest horseback ride ever!
I was in the pool this morning, doing my regular lapswim when I heard a voice, "Rock on Katrina! You go girl! You are strong...healthy...keep it up". Uh oh... where was the voice that usually coaches/chides me? The one that berates me for oozing... Read more
Four pounds in a month and a half, so I am NOT the world's biggest loser
Four pounds in a month in a half might not seem like much. Some people lose that much in a week. I am NOT the world's biggest loser! Ok. Take it another way. I AM NOT THE WORLD'S BIGGEST LOSER!!!! I hear it now. I am not what I have pegged mysel... Read more
Ever tried playing Scrabble with a Nuclear Physicist, a Doctor, a Writer....?
I just returned from a week in Mexico with the "girls"from the neighborhood. There were eleven or twelve of us altogether. Active group of women. We hiked, kayaked, whale watched, zumba'd , worked out, drank tequila, danced, etc.. All great fun,... Read more
Oh Great Energizer Bunny. Where for art thou?
I didn't have it. Plain and simple. I went through the motions. Pulled on my swimsuit. Walked down the hall. Rinsed off. Said hello to the lifeguard and jumped into the pool. Stroke. Stroke. Stroke. I started my laps. Absolutely no energy, so I ... Read more
Some like it hot......I know I do
Some like it hot. I do. But not in the morning. I can wait. Gotta let those endorphins kick in. A good workout usually does the trick. I'm usually alone but I don't mind if a small audience gathers to watch and to beg. Cause I do, afterall, like... Read more
Bloody Hell. I'm stuck on the roundabout.
Bloody Hell. I weighed myself this morning and I seem to be stuck on the roundabout. I was looking for the " I weigh less! Exit" but after circling until I was dizzy, I got off at the "Bugger! You did it again! Exit". I had to move my ticker ba... Read more
Bloody Hell". A great expression from across the pond and other excellent but naughty words
I called my British friend at 10:30 a.m. this morning Pacific Standard Time to ask if everything was ok. We were supposed to meet at a local coffee shop and she was AWOL. "Bloody Hell" she said, "I'm at the wrong shop!". And I giggled. The Opr... Read more
Something to make you cheer! Watch this from Britain's Got Talent
Holy Cow! What a talented group of kids. This made my day. Rah! Rah! Rah! These are Spark People!!!... Read more
The moon is out and so am I. My son had a tutoring session this evening and my husband asked if I wanted to go out for a margarita. Asked? Suggested? Encouraged?" Why Yes" , I answered in my wife of 20+ years voice. Who am I to say no?One hour a... Read more
Jillian Michaels just kicked my butt.... and it is still jiggling!
I think Jillian Michaels is not a nice person. I mean, how can she be? Surrounded by whiners like me all day. Ouch! That hurts. But I'm tired! Are we done yet?/She has heard it all. Even worse is that she has "been there and done that" (in her c... Read more
Breach of Spark Etiquette...sorry
I think I may have breached Spark etiquette because of my ineptitude with computers. To everybody who has added me as a friend but I have not reciprocated...Oops! my faux pas. I am still trying to figure out how to maneuver around the site ... Read more
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Is it going to hurt? If so, how much?
I don't like pain and I want to know if it is going to hurt. How much? I have a pretty high pain threshold but is this going to make me cry? On Monday, I am going to step on the scale. I don't normally weigh myself. I go by how I feel. But toda... Read more