I’ve been sweating the half-marathon I signed up for in October. I mean, really, who the heck do I think I am? Jim Fixx? Mark Remy? HALF MARATHON, am I NUTS??????
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What an absolute, unbelievable joy! After over five years I was back in the pool.
I slipped into the water, wrapped it around me like a robe, kicked off the wall, and became alive.
There is nothing in this world like the feel of water s... Read more
Feelin' Groovy (with pic!)
So Friday I ran into the store to pick up a few things and saw a rack with dresses on it. I had a high school graduation to attend and it was hotter than hot so I thought, eh, what the heck? I’ll try one on.
I, of course, picked out the Med... Read more
No More Sad Songs
10 May 2012
This morning I wrote a blog about not singing any more sad songs. That it was time to look up and face life and look on the sunny side of life. I hadn’t posted it because I was at work and it was time to start working, and I hadn’t... Read more
You know, the seed heads that dot our parks and yards. As kids, and even adults, we have picked these, given them a blow, and watched as the seeds scatter in the wind.
I feel like one of those seeds right now : drifting on the wind alone. M... Read more
Treat? Or trick?
Yes, yes, Soxy has a calendar! It has an adorable blue-merle Border Collie sniffing a dandelion on it, and it says, er, it says March! Hang on. Okay, let’s try this again!
Yes, yes, Soxy has a calendar! It has a beautiful black & white Bor... Read more
The Fork Tattoo
It came to me as I sat in the hospital waiting room. It was definitely the old saying : Stick a Fork in Me, Because I Am DONE that brought it to mind. A tattoo of a fork in my right butt cheek. (My tattoo artist is actually very excited about t... Read more
Way back in July of last year I wrote about the “Joys of Buying a Bra.” Of course, part of the problem then was that I had been so fat, I was embarrassed to have someone help me fit a bra.
Even after losing tons of weight and slipping int... Read more
Life's a joke, but I ain't laughin'
I’ve been working at the same place for nearly 8 years. The place I work has three separate funding systems. Yesterday, six of our people from one of the funding areas were told that if they aren’t absorbed by somewhere else, they will be out of... Read more
Love & Hate, Thick & Thin
I read an article on SparkPeople about loving yourself thick or thin, and it brought up a lot of emotions. I agree, you have to have some love for yourself in order to change yourself, and I will allow that if you hate yourself fat, there may be... Read more
Great Honor (with pic)
For the past three and a half years I have been working on Taiji. I know a lot of people do Tai Chi as relaxation, which is great; However, I am fortunate enough to be learning Taiji as the Martial Art it originally was designed to be. My Sifu (... Read more
I don’t do it often.
Now, I’m not like a few of my friends who spend most of the day, every day at the gym, but I do get my workouts in. I am a lot more conscious of how long I’m sitting at work and get up to run up the stairs or get more ... Read more
There's a treadmill in my basement!
There’s a treadmill in my basement! Woo Hoo!
It’s not shiny and glossy and new; it’s one that someone else has used and loved and moved on from. At least I like to think they’ve moved up to a better machine. Maybe they just moved. It IS an... Read more
They told me, and it’s not that I didn’t believe them. I guess I hoped it wouldn’t be the same for me.
Maybe it’s because it happened near the holidays? Maybe it’s because it happened when the weather got colder? Maybe because it’s when da... Read more
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They are driving me insane.
But I have been working on Qigong and am having the same troubles I’ve always had with any form of meditation. My Sifu calls them Mind Monkeys, and I’m beginning to think that’s a perfect description!
Focu... Read more