One thing I struggle with every single Saturday is getting up and moving. I am up at 4:30 on weekdays, out the door by 5:20 and don't pull into my driveway until a little after 5 pm most evenings. Then it's rush around trying to take care of d... Read more
Stress management and finding time to live life
Once upon a time.....well, what can I say, I was Superwoman. Completed my associates degree, while popping out kids every couple of years and working full-time. Balanced work with kids and all the structured activities that come with that f... Read more
Moving on to exercise...eventually
A few years back a coworker and I were talking about how much we both wanted a kayak. There's just something so peaceful about paddling around a quiet little pond, with camera or pair of binoculars, watching the waterworld wildlife, the waves l... Read more
Food and nutrition goals
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. -- Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C.
"And we have made of ourselves living cesspools, and driven doctors to invent names for Our diseases." Plato
"One-quarter of what you e... Read more
Dancing around the Goal Setting.
I've really struggled with trying to set any goals these past few years. Seemed that for a while the only one I could manage for a year or to was to drag myself out of bed daily, 5 days a week and go to work. And that was about it. And that w... Read more
A Change in my Philosophy
I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis which predisposes me from heart disease and every other metabolic disease known to mankind to a very long list of autoimmune conditions. It took sudden uncontrolled blood pressure that had always been low normal,... Read more
Passing Judgement/Forgotten Baby Syndrome
Today, while I was sitting at a picnic table eating my lunch, I was also scrolling through my facebook feed to see what friends and family had to say. I noticed that my daughter had posted a comment to a news story about yet another father in t... Read more
Signal Has Been lost....
I don't quite know why, but it can sometimes be very difficult to get my gps to work anywhere around my daughter's house. It's all flat land, well populated, has industry, plenty of towers around and yet....
Last year on mother's day, I nee... Read more
Yup, that's what they're calling it. There were no plans to lay off people. Instead they're just being reconsolidated right out of their jobs. Can't call them layoffs, technically, if there are no plans to hire them back.
I work in the he... Read more
It's been over a year....
and what a year it has been. It started with Bob leaving another job...and collecting unemployment until it finally ran out this past March. Yes he has found a new one.
My two oldest grandchildren started school, and are growing up too fast.... Read more
“Grammy?”, said a little voice as a small hand reached out of the darkness to touch my shoulder, “Can I come snuggle with you?”
I rolled over on my side to make room and held the blankets up as that precious tiny body climbed under the cove... Read more
Just 5 Minutes
From time to time at work, I occasionally go in at the start of the day and ask if I might leave early if it’s quiet, and if the coworker doesn’t mind. Sometimes I ask to leave to get a jump start on errands that need to be done. Sometimes it... Read more
and another morning where I stopped on my way to work to enjoy it.
... Read more
"Properly practiced knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." Elizabeth Zimmerman.
I was 5 when my grandmother first stuck a sewing needle, a crochet hook and a set of knitting needles in my ha... Read more
Stopping to smell the roses...
Well, more like pausing to enjoy the Sunrise. It's early yet for roses...or lilacs...or daffodils. Heck, there's still so much snow in my yard that I can't even enjoy my crocuses yet.
I just had a week full of minor annoyances, the most li... Read more