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Mobilizing the Troops
Thursday, December 09, 2010      12 comments

I'm still dealing with Cap'n Kidney Stone and will go today for ultrasounds (one for kidney, one for gallbladder) and tomorrow I will meet with a urologist. I thought Mother Nature was being a little b*tchy when she sent me "shark week" th... Read more
Just What the Doctor Ordered
Friday, December 03, 2010      13 comments

Ring, Ring. Pick up telephone. Nurse calling from the Doctor's office. We got your blood work back. Do you have diabetes? "no." Response: Oh yeah,...you do. I did a good job of not going "aaaaaah" into the ph... Read more
Back in Step
Thursday, December 02, 2010      14 comments

Recent news made me take a minute to pull myself together, but I am there now. I unloaded it in my last blog and now I am ready to move on. Sure, there will be challenges, and adjustments, and in some cases, just acceptance, but that does ... Read more
ignorance is bliss (or is it?)
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      15 comments

I'm not going to lie to you Sparkies. I don't like going to the doc's. In fact, I stopped going last time the doc mentioned WLS and then she conveniently went on Maternity leave, and I didn't go back until this Monday. Since then I learned:... Read more
The Body Talks Back
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      14 comments

Last week I was talking to my body - and now, my body is talking to me. I wasn't up long yesterday when I started to feel something between a pinch and a side stitch, and nauseous. I finally broke down and made a doc's appt. I had last been... Read more
Talking to my body
Saturday, November 20, 2010      13 comments

A few years ago, I was in the hospital and they finally said I could leave,after they got the IV out of my arm. Weirdly, something had kind of seized up and they had a really hard time removing it. I really wanted to go home. At one p... Read more
Finding my Stride
Thursday, November 18, 2010      9 comments

There's something to be said for challenging moments. They can help you make the best of a situation, and then find the silver lining. Wearing that attitude of gratitude makes everyone around you feel a little better too. There was an artic... Read more
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      14 comments

I've just about been logging in and not much else these past few days on SP. I hope to be back to "normal" in that regard later this week. The wrap-up: My Dad had a mild heart attack on Sunday. He didn't know it. He had an angio... Read more
Today's goals 11/11/10
Thursday, November 11, 2010      12 comments

I need to break things down for myself so I am headed in the right direction, step by step. Today's goals are: 1) Practice staying calm or walking away from a situation as needed (read: yesterday I almost blew a gasket ... Read more
Top 10 Ways to Save Yourself
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      18 comments

1. Stop trying (and expecting) to be perfect. It's exhausting. 2. Stop treating treats like they are one of the food groups. 3. Move around. More. Often. 4. Surround yourself with Sparkies. (check) 5. Have an attitude of grat... Read more
Bittersweet, part 2
Saturday, November 06, 2010      11 comments

Thank you for all for your support. On a previous blog I wrote about some job issues, and someone commented how quickly they would change places with me, etc.... I was just not down for dealing with that, this time. As for the young man in... Read more
Friday, November 05, 2010      8 comments

I've been dreading today, even though I generally love Fridays. I felt in a funk from minute one. I knew I would be firing someone today and it is just not fun. It is someone (a student) I had given many chances in the past. He had a... Read more
When you cannot fail
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      13 comments

When you believe it in your heart, you can conquer the fear. When you step forward with authority, you are making it happen. When you keep moving toward your goal, you build momentum. When you trip over an obstacle, you can get ... Read more
Don't Make me Angry, Mr. McGee
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      9 comments

By all accounts, I am a happy, cheery person,...but don't tick me off. One of my colleagues did something stupid today, and I called him on it. I did not add to the problem. I just called up and expressed my irritation and told him it was ... Read more
Under My Own Power
Sunday, October 31, 2010      7 comments

SUPER stoked. I cooked several meals to have throughout the week. I made 2 sparkrecipes (or close facsimiles of them) and a chicken stir fry. I am finishing up my second load of laundry, cleaned the house a bit, and took a nice long nap today. ... Read more

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