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The Fallen

Sunday, August 12, 2012      6 comments

I did a run yesterday in honor of the Fallen. The Sgt. Major who gave the speech before the race could barely finish, he was so choked up, and one family there who had recently lost their Soldier son had tears just flowing and flowing from... Read more

Centers and teachers and logistics, oh my!

Friday, August 03, 2012      7 comments

Melancholy. Thereís just no other word for how Iíve been feeling lately, but donít worry. This isnít another poor me blog. Itís just that as I try to get back into living more mindfully these thoughts sometime assail me. I donít know WHY Iíve ... Read more


Friday, July 13, 2012      7 comments

Anybody looking at my SparkTeams, or who has read any of my posts knows that, now Iíve met my weight-loss goal, Iím working on a few things a bit more internal here. Iím trying to build a more positive life. Iím trying to find a path tha... Read more

A Pleasant Sunday (Photo Essay)

Sunday, July 01, 2012      9 comments

This is really just a continuation of the picking blackberries blog, I guess. The blackberries are gone, scorched by the relentless sunshine. This morning I noticed that the birds were enjoying them, though, so itís not all bad. I had my share, ... Read more

Picking blackberries

Monday, June 25, 2012      5 comments

We have not had a lot of rain in the Show-Me State this year. Yet, somehow, we have the plumpest, sweetest blackberries ever. While picking a basketful of berries last night I thought about that. How sometimes the things we think will happ... Read more


Saturday, June 16, 2012      6 comments

Iíve 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?????? Read more

Being alive

Monday, June 04, 2012      3 comments

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!)

Monday, May 28, 2012      13 comments

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? Iíll try one on. I, of course, picked out the Med... Read more

No More Sad Songs

Friday, May 11, 2012      6 comments

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 hadnít posted it because I was at work and it was time to start working, and I hadnít... Read more

Dandelion Fluff

Saturday, April 28, 2012      4 comments

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?

Sunday, April 15, 2012      2 comments

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, letís try this again! Yes, yes, Soxy has a calendar! It has a beautiful black & white Bor... Read more

The Fork Tattoo

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      9 comments

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


Sunday, March 11, 2012      8 comments

Way back in July of last year I wrote about the ďJoys of Buying a Bra.Ē 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'

Thursday, March 08, 2012      5 comments

Iíve 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 arenít absorbed by somewhere else, they will be out of... Read more

Love & Hate, Thick & Thin

Thursday, February 23, 2012      5 comments

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

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