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My Birthday, my new beginnng #1

Sunday, January 05, 2014      3 comments

Happy Birthday, me. It's always a challenge having a birthday this time of the year. The joys of Christmas, the beginning of the New Year and then my own personal new year with a birthday. I look and see what I left behind many many months ... Read more

Just like a river

Thursday, June 13, 2013      0 comments

You know when you have that kind of day. Things are up in the air, you're worried about someone and how things may be progressing. It's that gut wrenching, awful sense of stress that just feels awful. I may be getting older, or wiser :) but... Read more

Blogging...vulnerability?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      3 comments

I'm reading a new book called, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. In the chapter today she talks about vulnerability. How we think that being vulnerable makes look like we're weak, and yet it makes us courageous. I guess that's what happens whe... Read more

The body remembers...I re-membered

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday I really had a hard day. I was down right lazy. I was so wanting comfort food and gave in to ordering Chinese for dinner. I was rather frustrated with myself. Today as I looked at the calendar I remembered the date, June 10th. 20 ... Read more

Just a few words today: Day 42

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      2 comments

Excited Packed Tired Happy Ready to Celebrate Good night... Read more

Sisters' time ahead: Day 41

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      1 comments

It's been an exciting week, my sister is in from Denver for work, and my sister from Chicago will be coming here tomorrow...then all three of us will be leaving on Thursday for Denver. Time to celebrate. My middle sister will have a big bi... Read more

Sunshine, water, exercise...wow! Day 40

Monday, May 20, 2013      2 comments

Water aerobics in the pool. I've been enjoying my three days of water aerobics since April 1st, but today it was the outside pool. Now that might not mean much to those that live in different temperature zones, but water aerobics outside in a po... Read more

Memory makers and choices: Day 39

Sunday, May 19, 2013      1 comments

It's Sunday, a day to begin anew. I think that's great. Just like every morning, we have a choice of how to live, how to love, how to choose our moments. It's been an amazing week. I found a friend, a real friend from over 10 years ago, ri... Read more

Progress not perfection: Day 38

Thursday, May 16, 2013      3 comments

I've been reading a book called, 8 to Great, it's been an amazing motivational book after my journaling. She talked about the thought of "progress not perfection". I use that same metaphor as I teach information resources to my adult studen... Read more

Move your body-Move your life: Day 37

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      1 comments

I know that when I make the decision to move my body, I'm also making the decision to move my life. I think it's really about caring enough about me, spending time taking care of me, that allows new things into my life. I've been on this we... Read more

Little changes have made a difference: Day 36

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      7 comments

I started April 1st (no fooling) deciding that the time had come to get serious about my constant weight watching. I'm a WW member and they put a 6 week activity challenge to it. It came at a perfect time for me. So the six weeks is over and I l... Read more

Mother's Day: Day 35

Sunday, May 12, 2013      2 comments

I really think "mother" is a verb rather than a noun. I have been blessed to BE a mother for 33 years to two absolutely wonderful young men. I was blessed to have my mother in my life 39 years. But I have been "mothered" every day of my 62 years... Read more

Dressed and ready for travel: Day 34

Saturday, May 11, 2013      3 comments

I was thinking today, now that we're all getting on that jet plane, that it's not unlike when I travel for business. We do quite a lot of it and so getting ready has become pretty standard. I wear the same jogging outfit so I have loose pan... Read more

A casual traveler: Day 33

Friday, May 10, 2013      5 comments

I've joined the 5% Spring Challenge, Casual Traveler group. I'm excited to be participating in this. I've not done one before. I'm a people person, I'm a challenge person and so this seems like it could work for me. I won't be treating this... Read more

Homemade salad is a work of art, beautiful: Day 32

Thursday, May 09, 2013      3 comments

I was making my favorite salad tonight for dinner. Tomatoes, basil, lettuce, little olive oil...my my my...how delicious is that! But today I really took a look at th... Read more


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