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Iced Tea and goals...
I am feeling tired and discouraged. It seems as though the route to many of my goals follows the pattern of - one step forward, two steps back - which doesn't get me very far forward in the end. However! I am going to assume that things will ... Read more
Odds and Ends
I signed up to participate in a research study, working with researchers I have worked with several times before, and whom I like. One of them is a former professional basketball player and such a nice guy. These studies don't pay very much, b... Read more
I had such a wonderful time at my recent trip to California for a wedding/vacation/family reunion. The weather was just wonderful in Monterey - pleasantly warm during the days, cool at night. What a break from the Texas weather of day after da... Read more
Am I Out of Shape, or What?
So yesterday I was at the airport, ditzing around, thinking I had plenty of time to get to the gate, when I heard an announcement that it was the very last call for the Las Vegas flight...and I saw the flight number they called on my boarding pa... Read more
Peaches, peaches, peaches...
OK, usually my peach trees, which I overwhelm with total neglect, do produce peaches...but usually every single peach has one or more nasty little white worms, and usually most of the peaches have bad spots, etc. And even then I have too many, ... Read more
A Better Day
Today I got to spend time with some really fantastic people whom I am proud to call my friends. Somehow spending time with friends, listening to their struggles and telling them about mine, really brightens my life, even if our respective situa... Read more
When I was in graduate school many years ago, one of my fellow grad students used to refer to life as 'this sadness.' I never really thought of life as a 'sadness' then, nor later. I have always found life to be generally full of blessings and... Read more
My son returned from a semester abroad (in Rome, to be exact), and he returned with gifts. The honest truth is that most of his gifts were in the form of chocolate candy. Now I have the world's worst sweet tooth. And he gave me five of my ver... Read more
Slower than the Slowest
Well, I have lost ten pounds, give or take. Since I am not exactly sure of what my highest weight was, I suspect the actual total might be closer to twelve or thirteen pounds, but I would rather use the smaller number.
Here is the rub: I ... Read more
More on Mowing
I hate mowing the lawn. I really do. I didn't use to, back in the day. When I was in high school, I would mow the lawn for my mother. I saw it as exercise, and although I had some trouble motivating myself to get out the door and get started... Read more
Exercise of any kind is very painful for me, in particular anything involving running or even walking, because of arthritis in my right hip. (Ow!) Add to that the fact that I hate, hate, hate exercising and always have. Even back in the day wh... Read more