It's all about me (I'm number one)
I've come to realize that I have to change my attitude about my own importance, if I'm going to succeed at my goals.
So from now on, I'm number one.
For years, I've found it easier to be self-sacrificing than to stand up for myself. It... Read more
New Year's Day
We had a great party last night, just visiting with friends, talking and laughing. We turned on the TV just in time to watch the ball drop, then turned it off and went back to socializing. People were really engaged, not texting or taking calls.... Read more
Happy New Year--and the big resolution
Wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year. May 2013 be filled with joy and success.
Now, I am going to "nail my colors to the mast" and proclaim a long-term resolution. I am turning 55 this year, which feels pretty significant. I've d... Read more
The ABCs of me
A - Available or married: Married
B - Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
C - Cake or pie: Cake
D - Drink of choice: Milk
E - Essential item: Computer
F - Favorite color: Purple
G - Game to play or watch: Apples to Apples ... Read more
Why, yes, you CAN search my bag
Top tip: when your carryon luggage includes a novelty clock that features a long metal wire and, you know, a CLOCK, expect that TSA will want to take a closer look at it.
In other words, D'oh!... Read more
Looking back; looking forward
Christmas Day is, in some ways, the last day of the old year. Yes, there is another week left of the year, but it is a fallow time in which we finish up the last bits of the dying year and begin to look at and plan for the coming year. Some say ... Read more
I'm packing to head for my mother-in-law's, our traditional California Christmas trip. The last time I was on a plane was a year ago for this same trip. It makes me reflect on the changes since then.
I'm 50 pounds lighter. I don't think I w... Read more
It's...smiling at me!
A lighted, wire-frame deer is currently standing on my kitchen counter, waving its upturned nose back and forth. Hubby was good enough to put it together while I was out for the evening.
He has expressed a fond desire for it to remain where... Read more
The best laid plans
DD and I planned a trip to the gym this morning, prior to me dropping her at work for a very important work day. We both got up on time, but instead of the gym I ended up running to the 24-hour drug store to get her Imodium. Poor kid, she is not... Read more
My new wallpaper
I can't remember where I got this picture, but it's now my wallpaper, to remind me of what I'm doing this for:
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I've got plenty to be thankful for
One of my teams has a thread about looking back at 2012. And in writing up my reply, I realized that it's been a pretty good year.
My older daughter's engagement broke off and she had to come home to live, but she has a job now, is building... Read more
I am not a runner. I have resisted running most of my life. When I've tried it, it's usually ended in injury and misery.
But if I want to do triathlons next year, I have to become a runner again.
This year I signed up for my first ever... Read more
Disappearing for a while
I just realized that I have a HUGE project due two weeks sooner than I realized, so I'm not going to be around very much for the rest of the month. I will try to keep up the Sparking, I just won't have time for Spark People. Will be thinking abo... Read more
It's my life
Something I said in a comment today, but I need to have it here to remind me:
It's important to stop thinking about a "finish line" and instead concentrate on the journey. Every day I eat better and work out is a day that I am healthier, an... Read more
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Allergic to candy??
My allergies have been particularly hideous the last couple days. No amount of antihistamine has been enough to stop my left eye from feeling itchy and sore.
This happened last month, too. Right after I'd eaten a bunch of those silly Brach... Read more