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Sunday, May 22, 2016      4 comments

Twice a year, I'm responsible for most of the registration details for an event at work with 300 women. One of those events was this weekend. Whew, I'm glad it's over. I worked really hard on the details and it came off pretty well. The main... Read more
Exile the Chocolate?
Monday, May 16, 2016      6 comments

In response to my last blog, a couple people intonated that the issue might be sugar instead of chocolate. So I did the only truly logical thing that a chocolate lover can do. I went to the neighborhood chocolate cafe. I got a really high qua... Read more
Exile the Chocolate
Sunday, May 15, 2016      4 comments

I love chocolate. I usually eat it every day. I've lost 33 pounds using Spark People, without removing chocolate from my diet. I'm at a healthy BMI. I look great. So why exile the chocolate? My body has decided to enter the realm of pe... Read more
In Search of Center
Thursday, May 12, 2016      7 comments

The pace of life has been moving faster... and faster. The plate of life has been getting fuller... and fuller. For awhile it was ok, but I've hit my "too much" zone. I'm struggling a bit with food. Yesterday it was too much chocolate.... Read more
A Touch of Asia
Saturday, May 07, 2016      5 comments

All of the hard work this week was so worth it! I was so very touched by time with old friends. We had great conversation, even though they struggle with English and I don't even know one word of Japanese. The weather was beyond perfect... Read more
Maintaining Under Strain
Friday, May 06, 2016      6 comments

I'm so grateful to have internet again. It's been out for several days. I feel like God comforted me in the night. Everything's going to be ok with my parents. I don't have to know the details to be assured that we're going to get thro... Read more
Better Stress Strategy
Friday, April 29, 2016      4 comments

This is a big day. We check in about 300 women today. The new girl was coordinating the details, so I do not expect it to be smooth. I see myself changing. Last night instead of stressing, I was meditating through making a piece of art... Read more
Monday, April 25, 2016      9 comments

Life took the oddest turn. I feel good... like awesome, actually. Rarely in pain... far more energy than normal... wake up feeling spunky. I'm not sure what happened, but I'll take it!... Read more
Why I Stopped; Where to From Here?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      6 comments

I stopped... I stopped logging in to Spark for a week... I stopped tracking food... I cut way back on exercise... Why? Grief: My mom fell... inflamed arthritis in her spine... went from active to painfully using a walker... long p... Read more
Photo Blog
Sunday, April 10, 2016      9 comments

I would like to begin by saying Happy Birthday to Jewels. She turns 5 years old today, and has been one of the greatest blessings of my entire ... Read more
Perfect Day Off
Friday, April 08, 2016      7 comments

Today was about as perfect as a day can be. Slept in. Took a slow start. Shredded papers to free up a file box. Started a file system for my repurposed art. For a long time I have loved to figure out how to make beauty out of what oth... Read more
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      7 comments

Today I am thankful for... ...sunshine ...a beautiful jog on the beach ...when i slipped in the dead blue sea animals, I didn't fall into them ...progress on taxes ...progress at home ...Jewels liking her new kitty litter ...peace ... Read more
Awesome Vacation; Glad to be home
Sunday, April 03, 2016      5 comments

Vacation was really good. I had enough contemplative time to come to peace with my world. I had enough people time to really enjoy them, without anybody getting on my nerves. It was just such a treat to stay at a nice hotel and relax. ... Read more
Happy Shock and Things Coming Together
Friday, March 25, 2016      2 comments

A couple of wonderful things happened yesterday. I knew that I was training someone to eventually replace me in stress-land at work. To my shock, I got my April schedule and discovered that I was not scheduled for any future shifts there. I f... Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      4 comments

For the first time in awhile, I have a little energy today. I trained someone all day at work. In between, I still had strength for a load of laundry. I threw in another after work tonight and started packing. I decided not to tackle the hou... Read more

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