May 10th, Monday
"They say" that the key to survival is one's ability to adapt to change. And add to that one of my greatest fears is that I might gain the pounds I've lost back. I'm trying to stay focused on my weight loss goal while changes keep occurring in... Read more
April 27th, Tuesday
I'm finding my way through this transition time from what was an empty nest. And mere words do not describe the depth of love I feel for this little girl child, daughter ... Read more
April 12th, Monday
I noticed greater flexibility in last Friday's yoga class. Kim used a back bend at the wall, facing away from the wall, holding on to a block. (about 2-1/2 feet away from the wall on the mat). Bending back to touch the wall with the block, go... Read more
"waking sleeping giants in hamstrings" to take a step there, into the wake of just ahead...
Some of you might remember "Lee Threes." Three mini carrots, three strawberries, and now... three poems....
This one began in a Creative Writing Class by selecting three words from three columns of words: white...window...broken... As it ... Read more
Sharing Another Poem
Thank you, VALERIEMAHA and BRIGHTSPARK7, for encouraging me to share my poetry in a Spark blog. This poem is also published in the Analecta, a student publication, which will make its debute at the English Department Writing Awards ceremony tomo... Read more
Sharing My Poetry
Thank you, VALERIEMAHA, for encouraging me to share my poem in a Spark blog. It is published in the Analecta, a student publication, which will make its debute at the English Department Writing Awards ceremony this coming Saturday evening. M... Read more
April 7th, Wednesday
I went to yesterday's yoga class on my lunch hour with one of my teachers, Kim Sellers of Sagewater Yoga. I walked in a few minutes late to find the class already in Happy Baby pose. Unrolling my "Jade" mat of olive green, I settled back and g... Read more
April 6th, Tuesday
Fourteen years ago, when I began working on this campus after staying home for fourteen years when my children were young, there were residential homes between Northside Hall and the Administration Building. Now there is a green area and fount... Read more
April 5th, Monday
My daughter and I worked out together Easter morning using ChaLEAN Extreme's Burn It Off dvd, followed by yoga and a short 10-minute walk. Her baby daughter, Joscelyn was awake and Grandpa was changing her when we got back. Joscelyn was happie... Read more
April 4th, Sunday
My daughter and I took a walk yesterday morning. Baby Joscelyn went with us in a blue denim front pack, I carried my three children in this "snuggli" pack, I'm glad I saved it. I'm glad Joscelyn likes being carried this way. She listened to t... Read more
April 3rd, Saturday
A new month on the calendar helps motivate me. (I use a wee calendar from the Massachusetts Audubon Society here on my desk, it shows the moon phases and has botanical and bird motifs around the margins in blue this year.) Young robins and appl... Read more
April 2nd - Friday
Isn't it strange that when you commit to stay away from sweets and sugar laden foods, they seem to show up more than before. I walked into work and found a pile of candy o... Read more
April 1st - Thursday
Watched the sun come up this morning, it's further north on the horizon now. My daughter and I tried to workout together, using ChaLEAN Extreme's Burn Circuit 2, but my granddaughter began to cry and we didn't get the chance to complete the wor... Read more
Got a 92 out of 100 on my Math exam, numbers...
Brought the total calories for last week down to 12,352 from 12, 925, but I'm still not at 11,480 which is the high end of my calories' range, numbers...
I ate too many cookies and pretzels las... Read more
Yoga Class this afternoon
Worked on strengthening legs with standing poses on this full moon day. Sitting, started pranayama, asking those who came to set their intention for today's practice. Coming into standing in Tadasana, warmed up with two Surya Namaskars. And t... Read more
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