After a rough autumn-into-winter, things are looking up. Had a basically wonderful holiday vacation with the whole family, with time in the sun, so that was nice. January still WAY too calm: I feel like I've been marking time for over a year now... Read more
Yes, I know, Sparkies...it has been a VERY long time! Not that I've forgotten about Project ME!!, but had some bumps and bruises along the way. To catch you up...
Had a lovely summer vacation with my family in France, and I was sad to see i... Read more
I know, I know...I am beyond blessed! As part of my 50th birthday celebration one of my gifts to myself (with hubby's support) is a two week stay in a Paris apartment. Half by myself, half with family members passing through (daughter, husband, ... Read more
Nothing big or exciting to report in my little corner of the world. Life here is pretty calm, which is a good thing, I know! But don't get me wrong, things are happening...
Hubby had a little accident kite-surfing a few weeks ago (I can't r... Read more
Hard to believe it's been a full year since I made the decision to take my life, and my health, into a higher gear. I've learned so much about myself that it's hard to even describe, but some of the details will clarify the matter, for myself an... Read more
Nothing much exciting to write about; I'm back in my pre-vacation routine, which is actually kinda nice. Same ups and downs with choosing healthy foods, but, as usual, am choosing more healthy than not-healthy. Same resistance to activity, but, ... Read more
Not that I ever really stopped, even on vacation, but it is vacation, after all, no? So while I didn't eat when I wasn't hungry, I DID eat, and while I was careful with my food choices, I DID have french fries and desserts and sugar and all the ... Read more
We invited my in-laws to visit for the long Easter weekend. They have been here for 2 full days, although it seems like more...but the visit is actually going very well. As long as I focus on preparing decent meals (which they expect from the wo... Read more
Not to keep you in suspense, the good news is that the orthopedist doesn't think the meniscus in my right knee is torn, so I don't need the operation to repair it! Yay me!
The bad news? The cartilage damage from osteoarthritis is what is ca... Read more
Thank you again to my lovely Sparkfriends for all the birthday wishes! I was feeling a bit down on that day, due mainly to some unwelcome news from the doctor the day before...
No worries, nothing horrible, but I went to the rheumatologist ... Read more
So I borrowed this idea from Sparkie LAROSEBAUGH at www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge.asp?id=LAROSEBAUGH , and thought it would make for a nice light post, for a change! Let me know what you think, and post your own A - Z of you... ... Read more
Have had an interesting couple of weeks, with my eating being all over the place, and my exercise going from almost nothing some weeks, to overdoing it (for me) the next week. Plus the going back to learning Dutch...I'm feeling like I'm in a whi... Read more
So the spring-like weather here in Holland is definitely helping chase the blahs away...amazing what some warmer temps and a little blue sky can do! My workouts are going well, I'm back to walking more regularly outside, and I finally had the ap... Read more
While there are many advantages to the expat lifestyle (discovering new places, always learning to adapt to new cultures), being far away from family and friends is sometimes just plain HARD.
I know this would happen whether I was in a for... Read more
Epiphany time again! Yesterday, my hair looked horrible, and I knew it was because I had taken a shower on Saturday afternoon, and by the time I was going to blow dry my hair, it was already 2/3 dry, so I decided to skip it. Big mistake! My hair... Read more