About 20 years after injuring both of my knees, one in aerobics and one twisted over a rock, I've decided I'd like to know exactly what's wrong with them. They've been achey for years now, and I just assumed that I'd developed some arthritis whe... Read more
low on gas
I don't know if it's my age or the pollen count, but after a more than usually action-packed four days - including the painting-and-too-much-coffee marathon on Thursday, my daughter coming for the weekend, a family get-together and all that hiki... Read more
104 flights of stairs today
Yesterday the Appalachian Trail, today we went back to the Maryland Heights overlook at Harper's Ferry. Here's my daughter on the rocks.
She took photos of me but I'm appalled at how fat I still look and will not post them. Will I ever loo... Read more
What I did today
Drove down to the DC suburb where I grew up and started this portrait of my best friend Judy from childhood and her 95-year-old mom, who was kind of my second mom growing up. Judy lives in France and was just in town visiting, it was so neat to ... Read more
Yesterday I did something I never do. I knew by late afternoon I was going to go over my range, even with the generous 1700 I've upped it to, but I went ahead and tracked everything I ate. Normally I just give up on tracking for the day once I s... Read more
Interesting thoughts on motivation
I found this link on a message board to a Spark article I've never noticed before. It talks about some things that I've thought but never articulated as well.
For one t... Read more
games we play
Going for my second attempt at finding a doctor today, after trying out a nurse practitioner three months ago who didn't believe I could tell when I had a urinary tract infection. I've had the labs done that she ordered - was supposed to come ba... Read more
So here I am, still stalled in the bottom half of the 150's, losing and gaining the same few pounds over and over, and the excuse of it being harder in the winter is gone.
I keep thinking back to last summer, when I moved to Columbus, got ... Read more
A ring on your left ring finger says you are married or engaged. No ring indicates you are not taken. This ring says: Not married but doing just fine on my own, thank you very much!
This is just costume jewelry I found the other day at Penn... Read more
A little bit
Was talking to my friend back in Ohio yesterday and after we'd discussed everything else she asked "So, are you divorced now?" and I said "It's all done except for him signing the paperwork and it being filed with the court. I'm only a little bi... Read more
I did it!
Back in late February I attempted to climb the Maryland Heights trail, a steep ascent to some big cliffs overlooking Harper's Ferry. I was discouraged to find I couldn't make it all the way, but I vowed to come back. Well, today I made it to the... Read more
This day can only improve
I woke at 4 am and was lying there and it crossed my mind how I keep forgetting to water my patio greens in the morning. So I decided to go get the plastic watering can from under my indoor plants in the livingroom and put it out where I'd see i... Read more
TWEETIBEAR turned me on to this, you can find it in Spark recipes, and then by googling it I discovered it's all over the internet and has been for months. Some people are claiming it was originally an Atkins Diet recipe under another name.
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Success, sort of
The good part: I made it through the eight miles and 1600 feet of elevation in one piece, and when climbing I wasn't the last person. I was back behind the main group, but there were two people behind me. And my lungs didn't hurt this time when ... Read more
Hike Number Two
Hike Number One this week, on Thursday morning, I chose as kind of a warm-up. It was six or seven miles but not much elevation gain - one hill 500 feet with switchbacks, and some smaller uphill parts. They walked at a good pace but everyone slow... Read more
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