"Child, you never know what's comin' for you," the old lady said. It wasn't a lament really. It seemed more like a statement of fact (as much as opinion) as she nears her 80th birthday with a husband ill and dying, having buried two of her thr... Read more
I'm wondering about doubt. I'm wondering about the ways we sabotage ourselves, psych ourselves up or wear ourselves out. I'm wondering about the ways we doubt ourselves when it comes to diets, relationships, work, life.
I'm wondering abou... Read more
New Job. New routines. New faces. New expectations. New acquaintences. New challenges. New responsibilities. New potential friends. New ways to make a difference. New fears. New faith. New way of life. New exercise regime. New sleep p... Read more
DJS-Debbie posted a blog today that brought me to tears.
Granted, I've been living in that territory lately. Still, I'm thankful she so honestly shared herself with us. That's one of the many amazing things about Spark. It's as if someon... Read more
I can't write about life now.
I can't put it into words.
I can't seem to wrap my mind or heart around the lessons of letting go.
I can't put much effort into things that held my rapt attention before.
I can't help my son with... Read more
found a picture
I found a picture this morning that took me back to June 2009. When the phone rang on that bright summer morning, the last thing I expected was the emergency room. "This is so&so from the hospital. Your son has been in an accident, he's in th... Read more
diabetes and a bit more
Hmmm... I'm having trouble trusting the medical system. Specifically my doctor. When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in mid July, I asked for a month to make lifestyle changes before considering medication. He reluctantly agreed, but I i... Read more
Time for revision.
I am interested in losing 5 pounds in November. That's five pounds I won't need to lug around. And, that's a reasonable goal given my shuffling the same pounds around all October. I did lose 5. I could've lost more, b... Read more
Pearl of a day
OK, so I survived Halloween candy free by burying my head in a basket of fried oysters.
No regrets. At least not yet. Let me explain...
Bill and I spent a perfectly wonderful day down in Charleston, on the water, worn bricks, moss dr... Read more
Note to self: stay focused on the beacon
I was looking at that spark of sunshine streaming through the hands of someone... reminding me to look for the beacon of light in life -- not the bacon.
... Read more
questions with the number 4
I read these questions on the blog of a friend. I've never done the question things, but thought I'd give it a shot... Please play along by posting your own answers if you have time:)
4 places you've lived?
Pawleys Island, SC
Nashville,... Read more
Three. It started with three twizzlers. In less than 3 months, I told myself, I've lost almost 30 pounds. I can have 3 twizzlers.
Then I added 3 extra teaspoons of butter to a recipe I was making for family... That would make it better... Read more
just knowing you
So, here's the thing about honesty: it amazes me.
Is it just me, or does it seem like there's often a facade to life? We think everyone else is living this magical, happy, healthy, wonderful life. Then, like one of my favorite movies ... Read more
not just yet
I've been sick.
Fighting off a bug that drove my temp up over 101 for a week. Feeling feverish, disoriented, sick, weak. Then working like a trojan in the shop and having a relapse. Again, up and at 'em. I am nothing if not resilient. ... Read more
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part of the lesson
I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- Spark is the closest thing to Alanon in terms of direct, loving, life experience, little judgement and tools, when used, that absolutely lead toward the construction of a healthier life. When I coul... Read more