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Just when you thought it was safe...

Sunday, September 06, 2009      5 comments

I've been under a lot of stress lately, I think that has been clear. Thursday night/Friday morning, everything got ratcheted to overload. My daughter was threatening to commit suicide and we had to have her committed. It's a long stor... Read more

Still waiting... but working on getting Army Strong...

Monday, August 31, 2009      3 comments

I've gotten myself to a solid 10 minute mile. My shortest so far was 9 minutes. I also can do 15 push ups. I haven't counted sit ups for awhile... but I will this weeks. I walked about 12 miles yesterday just walking and talking with fri... Read more

Waiting is...

Saturday, August 29, 2009      0 comments

...still no orders from the Army and the 45 days is Monday. I'm sure my recruiter is as antsy as I am. So we continue to wait. The drama as settled out some... it's mostly a hum in the background of my existence. I can at least live with... Read more

Drama Llamas have me all twisted in knots...

Thursday, August 20, 2009      4 comments

It's a crazy thing. This year has been like someone sitting in Imelda Marcos' closet merrily pelting me with shoes (as in... waiting for another shoe to drop). I thought the dram... Read more

Mostly a good weekend...

Monday, August 10, 2009      2 comments

Friday was Mr A's birthday... it was very nice. He wanted grilled salmon and steak, so we just bought some good stuff from the meat case and had a feast. He wanted software for his birthday, so he downloaded that and was happy. Saturday, w... Read more

Today's e-mail quote...

Thursday, August 06, 2009      3 comments

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing. - Hindu Proverb That one struck me this morning. I have a co-worker who just annoys the snot out of me. She is greedy and hypocritical and yet puts on a nicey-nice mas... Read more

11 months + 2 days in MaintenanceVille.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009      1 comments

I actually meant to blog the milestone on Sunday... but was busy getting lessons sent in ridiculous packaging... good ones, but my brain was kinda 'splodey. I ran a 10 minute mile on Sunday, so that is going well. I also did 30 day shred l... Read more

Getting back up on my really good horse... and awaiting orders.

Friday, July 31, 2009      2 comments

Well, I am working my way back to the vigorous exercise routine I had a few months ago, I slacked off for a few months, and while it's easier to restart from where I am now, it's still hard to reestablish those good habits. However I have no ch... Read more

I can't believe I didn't blog this...

Monday, July 20, 2009      4 comments

Friday was the big day. I was sworn into the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant & nurse. I have a 3 year commitment. I will get orders in 4-6 weeks to report to my Reserve unit and then I will drill locally until I go to officer basic in late Ja... Read more

Finally got the word...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      3 comments

...this has been a year of "ups" for me, as in life hanging not lefts or rights, but ups... things that take you by surprise and make you reevaluate your life... Some of my "ups" have been very personal and intense, some have been with my ... Read more

Almost a month since my last entry... whew!

Thursday, July 02, 2009      2 comments

Well, I luckily haven't gained any weight beyond a typical 1-2 lb fluctuation in the last month... especially since I have been routinely wandering off the reservation regarding my eating (which I'm now trying to reign in) and falling off the wa... Read more

Can I have ear infections for $100, Alex?

Saturday, June 06, 2009      2 comments

I'm 99% sure that is what I have. I ran it through the Web MD symptom checker and that was consistently top of the list. So I have been home treating with nasal rinses, echinacea & goldenseal herbs and rest. The fever finally broke over... Read more

Not a good week for exercise...

Friday, June 05, 2009      3 comments

Well life has totally caught up with me this week... the night I'd planned to take off, Tuesday due to having a friend over for dinner was fine. I just didn't plan to get sick with whatever I'm sick with... I'm dizzy, have a fever and feel fati... Read more

Emotionally all over the map... and maintaining in the midst of it...

Wednesday, June 03, 2009      0 comments

I have been on an emotional roller coaster for sorts for the past few weeks... great one day, bad the next, great the next... it is very hard to explain. I have had the chance to really reconnect with one of my oldest, dearest friends recen... Read more

Body Image Issues: They don't go away, they just change...

Saturday, May 16, 2009      1 comments

During my jog this morning, I had a comment by my good friend Jessica pop into my head... we had been talking the other week and she was being concerned with being overweight and I said that I had my own body image issues (saggies, stretch marks... Read more


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