If you read my blog from April 11th you will find a piece my mom wrote on Death and Spirit which talks about Spirit... likening us to butterflies, bursting out of our chrysalis to a new existence as Spirit when we pass from this life. My brothe... Read more
Life's curveballs... and facing reality
So, someone keyed the rental car between the time we parked it and the time the first rental agency employees arrived the next day. Thank goodness I paid for the insurance coverage... but still... why do people feel the need to damage things? ... Read more
Sorry for the silence... family stuff happened
So my niece ended up stranded in Toronto (yes, in Canada) without her passport or ANY form of ID, after her purse got lifted this past weekend. After some fussing and finagling, and armed with the police report, and other pertinent information ... Read more
I had a thin-skinned sort of day today... they happen
Things happened today that were irritating, but normally I could write them off and move on. For some reason today I was having trouble doing that. Well, I know one reason was because I had a migraine this morning... triggered from the copious... Read more
I continue making strides on overhauling my apartment. I keep finding nooks and crannies that I tucked "stuff" into. Some of it is very useful stuff, or has sentimental value, but I wonder at times why I chose to put "that"... over "there"... ... Read more
Reminding myself to be grateful for what I CAN do... some firsts I had forgotten
I mentioned in yesterday's blog that it has been a hard few months for my entire family. Pretty much starting with the sudden death of my Mother on April first, and just rolling onward non-stop since then. There have been joyous moments. Cont... Read more
Accepting my body... becoming more body aware
When I was a pre-teen and young teenager I was a dancer (ballet, tap, jazz... you name it I at least tried a class), and even joined a competitive troupe for a while. For some reason that changed. Not sure if it was hormones, a growth spurt th... Read more
Enjoying small pleasures
I treated myself to a hair touch up, as my last few weeks have been so crazy. It turned out really pretty. The sun bleached out the purple, so all that was left was the sapphire and teal, and that had faded in places to kind of a silvery sheen... Read more
Take a breath...
So, today was my birthday. One member of my family acknowledged it, and I spent a good bit of the afternoon at the vet's office with my dog.Maybe not the best birthday ever, especially since it is the first I am celebrating without my Mother...... Read more
Remembering a Sparkstreak... Why is it all worth it?
I was reading the email from Sparkguy this evening, and the connected blog, and I was reminded of what kept me motivated and moving with my fitness program in such a consistent and dedicated fashion. It was those "silly" Sparkstreaks. I starte... Read more
I have almost reached the end of what there is to be sort, rearranged, donated, tossed, or otherwise purged in my apartment. I have done a clothes closet purge fairly regularly since I started noticeably losing weight, but I have just absent-mi... Read more
Taking the risk to be vulnerable can be rewarding...
I took a risk yesterday communicating with my best friend... and it could have gone badly, but the result was beautiful. She understood what I was attempting to say, and acknowledged the care and respect from which it was said, and that I expre... Read more
Finally, my annual wellness exam...
So, I had my annual doctor exam this morning... the one that was originally scheduled at the beginning of March, but the doctor kept canceling. I had given up on him and scheduled it with the PA. I like her. Of course, since it had been so fr... Read more
Okay, this is a rant (but I have been told by a number of people I am not paranoid)
So, I can only speak from my own experience, but I have been thinking about the change in the attitude of the medical professionals I deal with since I dropped the majority of my weight, and made lifestyle changes that helped get and keep me men... Read more
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Changing my perspective on things
So I have been moving from crisis to crisis for the last ten days or so (well, really, since April First, when Mom passed)... and while I deal with it by feeling the frustration and acknowledging that I am frazzled... and then finding the humor ... Read more