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Getting better
Sunday, May 28, 2017      1 comments

Nineteen days ago I shared my frustrations and you guys gave me some positive feedback and reassurance -- and it was and is much appreciated. I've decided to weigh just once a week. It was too nerve wracking to watch the scale fluctuate. I'm ... Read more
Thursday, May 25, 2017      2 comments

It's cold outside. May 25 and 48 degrees when I got up @ 0700. Ugh! I don't like cold weather -- it makes my joints ache. Cold weather also makes me want to hibernate LOL. Not happening with a rottweiler/lab pup. We go on walks 3-4x a day. So... Read more
Stressful but manageable
Thursday, May 11, 2017      1 comments

Yesterday I didn't track anything. I didn't even wear my fitbit. I taught portions of a homemade explosives class (which I love) but some of the attendees work for a Fire department where a former co-worker went after he and others conspired to ... Read more
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      4 comments

I've been eating right, staying well within my calorie range. Exercising every day -- either walking or riding the recumbent bike or strength training. The frustrating part is the lack of movement on the scale. And I know what the problem is, ... Read more
Sooo Frustrated
Friday, July 29, 2016      6 comments

I work. I work hard. I've worked hard for everything I've had. Several years ago, I bought a brand new minivan. My husband (at the time) insisted on driving it home even though it was mine and in less than 2 hours time had burnt a ho... Read more
Uh . . maybe not
Monday, November 02, 2015      1 comments

I've had the cough and respiratory crud for several days now. Yesterday I was feeling better and I thought to myself, I'll get some things done tomorrow! Not so much. I've been on the couch with Dayquil, Kleenex and water as my constant co... Read more
Sunday, August 17, 2014      2 comments

So I had my surgery this past Friday. The surgery last 39 minutes, but I ended up in the recovery room for over 5 hours with a nasty reaction to the antibiotic the gave me pre-operatively. Even by the time I came home, I was still sick and the... Read more
I love summer
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      1 comments

Canning, preserving, mowing, gardening, swimming, hanging clothes outside, yardwork . . . These are all things I love about summer and add to my activity. Of course, it helps that I love the heat and the humidity and did I mention ... Read more
Monday, July 28, 2014      2 comments

Two weeks ago, my kids and I went camping with a friend of mine from work, Miss Trish. Trish has three children of her own, all with varying degrees of autism. It was such a delightful weekend for my Sam to meet kids much older than him with s... Read more
Good news and bad news
Thursday, July 24, 2014      2 comments

I prefer good news so that's what I will share first . . . 1) I finished school and received my Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science May 15. I knew I was maintaining a 4.0 (and worked hard to get and keep it) but what I didn't realize until ... Read more
Moving on with life
Friday, May 02, 2014      0 comments

Sooooo, the relationship went south He needed time to "think" and moved out lock, stock, and barrel with not a word of goodbye. Hard to understand myself, let alone trying to explain it to an 8- and 6-year old. With the 6-year-old ... Read more
A capital idea
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      3 comments

Here we are in Jefferson City and it's looking a wee bit glum out there. but inside the hotel we are going to have fun. We plan on playing in the pool and hitting the exercise room today while Ryan is at class and (probably) taking a nap since ... Read more
Ideas and Inspiration
Saturday, March 29, 2014      2 comments

I love going to home and garden shows. I've always been in love with renovating homes, especially homes that are old and sad and need some TLC to make them beautiful again. My daughter and granddaughter joined us at the local Home and Garden s... Read more
Laughing at stress
Thursday, March 27, 2014      1 comments

Got a phone call from my attorney last week that she was sending me some paperwork to which I needed to respond. We were headed to Tulsa at the time with no computer. That was Wednesday. We got back late Thursday night. I worked Friday, Satu... Read more
A little laughter, a little good news
Monday, March 24, 2014      0 comments

Okay, so I have the results of the MRI but I haven't had a chance to blog. The blip in my head (also known as a glioblastoma) is still there (no brainer, pardon the pun) but it is smaller. I get a three month break from any treatments and ... Read more

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