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Mad? Sad? No place to vent but here!

Saturday, April 11, 2009      6 comments

OK...another crisis with Mom. 3 weeks ago she fell and fractured a vertibrae requiring neurosurgery to put a pin in place. After a week in hospital and a week in rehab, she made it home last week - really a miraculous physical recovery! Howe... Read more

I did it!

Monday, January 26, 2009      4 comments

As a new runner, I set a goal for competing in a 1/2 marathon about 5 months ago. This may sound like a simplistic goal, but believe me, there was plenty of angst in deciding to take my onagain/offagain hobby to a different level (ie register... Read more

Trying to be green

Friday, January 23, 2009      0 comments

I'm worse than I thought about leaving lights on and things running. Caught/corrected myself around 12x yesterday. Let's see if today is better.... Read more

Making my corner of the world a little bit better

Wednesday, January 21, 2009      1 comments

Trying to do something extraordinary each day seems like a gargantuan effort, but I've decided to take baby steps to make my corner of the world a little better. While I've always been into recycling, today I took another green step - unplugge... Read more

Saying what I mean/meaning what I say

Sunday, January 18, 2009      4 comments

As per my 2009 NY resolution: Coping with my mother's Alzheimer's Disease has been very difficult for every family member involved. My father, God bless him, at age 85 is her primary caregiver. He does virtually everything for her. Latel... Read more

Beauty All Around

Sunday, June 17, 2007      3 comments

In keeping with a recent SparkJew challenge, I took the time to notice gifts of nature along a regualr walking path. I saw iguanas, cows and variety of other flora and fauna because I took the time to actually "see" them. What a difference whe... Read more

Action is empowering

Sunday, May 20, 2007      1 comments

Action, whether it is about making a decision or actually doing something, is empowering. I believe that our actions are based on the social structure of the our lives - a function of timing and environment - it is as much as our culture and so... Read more

Sharing your spark

Saturday, April 28, 2007      0 comments

Never realized how important sharing oneself was until SP. Chatting with others online has helped me be more open and upfront, not only in cyberspace, but with my family and friends. I've been having so much fun growing as a person.... Read more

Showing gratitude

Tuesday, April 03, 2007      0 comments

As a mother of five, I know what it's like to be taken for granted. However, I'd like to break out of that mold and show my appreciation for others efforts on my behalf. Positive reinforcement is a wonderful thing.... Read more

Suzieqw, PhD

Wednesday, March 28, 2007      1 comments

Got my PhD today. Whew - never thought I'd see this day, even though I've worked very hard to get here.... Read more

New experience

Wednesday, January 03, 2007      0 comments

I've entered a couple of thoughts on the journal page before, but I thought I'd try to take the blog page more seriously. I got 1 lb. away from my first goal ((I've since changed it to lose another 7 lbs) just before taking a cruise in Dec. 200... Read more

Wednesday, November 08, 2006      0 comments

doing the right thing...postponing a vaction so that your child can take a chem final...paying for car damage caused by me.... Read more

Thursday, September 14, 2006      0 comments

Good morning and mean it! What a lovely thought.... Read more


Wednesday, September 06, 2006      0 comments

It's so hard, especially for women, to ask for things. I think we are trained that way early in life - to nurture others before ourselves. However, to get what one wants and needs, whether it's a promotion,love, or simply recognition for things... Read more

My Blessings

Sunday, September 03, 2006      0 comments

How true, those of us with computers are so very blessed, but this amazing technology is so taken for granted. It has changed my life in so many ways. I communicate on it daily with people around the country and globe, I teach with it, I'm rea... Read more