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Facing a Crossroads
Today it hit me. I'm at another one of those crossroads life tosses into the path. I've realized that I've settled into a pattern that gets me from one day to the next but really isn't much of a life. I work, I meet my responsibilities, I try no... Read more
Sometimes Good Enough is an Excellent Choice
It's early. I'm up. The day stands before me asking what I want from her. She wonders whether I'll choose to push through the massive and impossible number of "shoulds" on my to-do list and find balance between work and play. She wonders if I'll... Read more
The View from Temptation Island
Ah, Christmas. Because of my faith, it's a very special time for me. I also love the twinklikng lights and the decorations and giving special gifts. I have to admit, however, that I am struggling with all the food that surrounds me. I am out of ... Read more
The Hardest Thing for an Educator
Last night, there was yet another funeral for a young man who died too young. Chris was driving, without wearing his seatbelt, and was in a head-on collision. His body didn't survive. I say it that way b/c I believe that everything that is Chris... Read more
Wow. Life has been crazy- good but crazy- the past couple of months. I am so into my new job! It's as if everything I've ever done professionally and the struggles I've experienced personally have all been pointing to this work. So, you ask, "Wh... Read more
How many times?????
How many times to I have to remind myself how vital the connection is between working out and eating clean? I'm a bit frustrated with myself. I have started a new job and during this period of adjusting to new demands, my routine has been off ki... Read more
I just got back from a quick trip to the beach. Oh, how I do love the ocean. In fact, I'd love to live there. As I ran/walked along the beach, I saw many couples walking side by side, some of them hand in hand, most of them decades older than me... Read more
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Wow. What a difficult few weeks it has been. I am finally feeling like "myself" again. Grief issues have had me slammed against the wall and I'm starting to feel the healing taking place. It used to be that EVERY emotion sent me to the food. Now... Read more
Peeking out of the Crater - The Week of the Vegetable
I've declared the coming week to be "The Week of the Vegetable." From experience, I know that eating the way I "want to want" to eat hinges on finding interesting things to do with vegetables. I get bored easily and need interesting, healthy opt... Read more
Catching up with Myself
Spent a couple hours ironing and prepping clothes to take to consignment. Today, they took 23 of the clothing items and 1 pair of shoes! I also picked up $42 from clothes that have sold.
Thinking of having a garage sale next weekend. Max, ... Read more
Tomorrow is a long, big day.....
Thinking about tomorrow is making me tired already. Tomorrow is parent/teacher conference night and I have to work late, very late. I'm also supposed to hear tomorrow about a new position for which I have applied. I had my interview today and th... Read more
The Craterville Gazette - More Musings from the Hole
I'm off sugar again and off white flour products again and have lowered my sodium again. I feel better physically which is a relief. It's hard to climb out of the hole when you are battling so many things at once. Getting the food "right" will a... Read more
Musings from the Crater a.k.a. The View from Down Here
Well, I've dug myself a mini-crater. Ok. A hole. (If you can't be a little dramatic on your blog, then where can you be dramatic?!) My friend STELLAR185 reminded me that if you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. Her ... Read more
Mwewhahahaha! Anti-frustration goal - MET! - Part One
I just love a good goal that gets MET! Today, I set out on an anti-frustration campaign. Do you ever get to that point where you realize you are putting up with things that you don't have to put up with? (I think I've even blogged about it befo... Read more
Idea: The Self-cleaning House
Ok. So, we're in the 21st century, right? We have the technology to go to other planets. We have the technology to put 1000's of pieces of data on a tiny microchip and then access it from our phones. We have the technology to do laser surgery on... Read more