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Riding the emotional roller coaster and various thoughts...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      9 comments

Days and nights of ups and downs... Refinancing and figuring out what's best is hard when one is not business minded by nature. Changes scare me. We will never burn the mortgage on this house. We had it paid for once and refinanced to put tw... Read more
Friday's stress abates and Saturday brings me peace.
Saturday, June 25, 2016      6 comments

My husband left for work early and left me sitting and worrying about everything that had happened with me and between us on Thursday night. All of my fears and concerns were still causing me mental anguish. I was miserable, unable to eat brea... Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016      3 comments

I saw my psychologist Thursday. It was a rough session for me, but I didn't cry which was a real change from the previous week. I am facing some real challenges with my husband concerning our finances and the ability to pay our bills once he r... Read more
Optimize my exercise!
Thursday, June 09, 2016      6 comments

I'm doing this 30-day Plateau Busting Challenge even though I wasn't really stuck on a plateau, but I figured what the heck let's take a look at this. So I'm a little over half through the challenge and today's thing to do is to write a blog ab... Read more
A New Home for Scout
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday our friend was able to catch our cat Scout and put her in her crate. Then he took her and a big bag of her food to his friend's farm where he opened the crate door inside the barn and watched her scamper up into the hay mow. The farm... Read more
A Day Out with Friends
Monday, May 02, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to go to a quilt show a couple of hours away from my home. I didn't have to drive which was nice. I did ride up front and visited with my friend Marilyn who drove and also two friends, Linda, and Peg who rod... Read more
Trying to get my ducks in a row
Tuesday, April 26, 2016      6 comments

I have a scheduled appointment with an orthopedist for tomorrow to see about knee surgery at the end of May. I have a scheduled appt with my sleep and breathing doctor during the second week of May because I will need surgical clearance, and al... Read more
What's new on TV? Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Thursday, April 21, 2016      4 comments

There's a new TV program on CBS that I find very enlightening. I watched it again last night and was struck by the effectiveness of diplomacy and understanding that can be achieved between cultures and religions if people focus on goals and use... Read more
Planning helps and so does timing.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      2 comments

I discovered that the earlier I get up the more important it is to have breakfast before it's time for a morning snack. Otherwise I get too hungry and will scarf down whatever is in sight. So I had breakfast two and a half hours after I got up... Read more
Defining Me / Who Am I?
Thursday, March 24, 2016      2 comments

A - anxious / angry B - Bold C - cautious / curious / contrary D - Depressed E - effective F - fearful G - Girl Scout / grateful / grieving H - HURT I - Integrity / Indian J - joyful K - L - love ... Read more
Dancing Cheek to Cheek... It's not what you think...
Friday, March 11, 2016      3 comments

This afternoon I was sitting on a chair in the back section of the basement that we use for storage. I was searching through some plastic totes for the spring and Easter decorations I wanted to put out when the chair slid out from under me and ... Read more
Sharing the Journey...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      6 comments

17 degrees here and snowing! We might be at 22 this afternoon... winter... ho hum... emoticon ... Read more
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
Sunday, June 07, 2015      7 comments

This past Monday I completed an 8 week course on MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. "MSBR is an internationally acclaimed stress reduction program based on the process and practice of mindfulness - a mind/body meditative practice that qu... Read more
Be here now...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

I felt so much more in control when I was a young wife and mother. Now that our children are grown with children of their own we have been empty nesters for over 15 years. I'm feeling the effects of aging and facing the mistakes I've made in th... Read more
It's my LIFE! Keeping on this journey...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      7 comments

Back in the late '70s early '80s I was in TOPS and eventually became the leader. I had lost some weight, regained, and lost. What I noticed was when I was leader many people in the group, if not all, lost weight. Me, however, not me! I didn't lo... Read more

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