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This Journey Is More Than It Seems

Monday, November 09, 2009      11 comments

The journey at the beginning was about losing weight. A simple, yet complex enough goal. However, after a few months of really putting forth the effort, I'm finding that it's more than what it seems. I'm feeling dissatisfied with myself tod... Read more

27,000 Steps!

Friday, November 06, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday was long-really long. I'm not bragging about 27,000 steps in one day; in fact, you might say I'm complaining. By the time I turned in last night, I was exhausted, both mentally and physically (see yesterday's blog if you need more... Read more

Thankful Thursday or Thankful For That Bench

Thursday, November 05, 2009      2 comments

8 o'clock and it was the first time I'd sat down to relax all day. I'm thankful for that bench at the Kroger pharmacy. A typical workday, compounded with a trip to Children's Hospital with my son to see the ENT. He has to have surgery next... Read more

Keep it Simple to be Successful

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      4 comments

"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you're doing. Love what you're doing. And believe in what you're doing. " ~ Will Rogers We try to make good health so complicated, but sometimes itís quite simple. Of course, ... Read more

Layoffs-Why Speculate?

Tuesday, November 03, 2009      3 comments

After a weekend of minor irritations (and the time change to boot), I've settled on asking you, dear Sparkers, how to handle a situation. Have you been subjected to a layoff? Or more specifically, have you ever been in a situation where the... Read more

Saints and...

Friday, October 30, 2009      1 comments

Father Lou Guntzelman (Cincinnati Enquirer) writes: ďEvery ordinary human personality can be depicted as having an inner teeter-totter. Piled on one end are the vices, selfishness, evil tendencies and darkness of that person's life. Stacked... Read more

Thankful Thursday or Thankful For the Weather

Thursday, October 29, 2009      2 comments

Thankful for the weather? Yes. It's a beautiful day here in Cincinnati. Walked home from the library this morning. It gave me a chance to exercise, get some sun, and enjoy the beauty of the leaves. There was a slight breeze and it felt good. ... Read more


Wednesday, October 28, 2009      3 comments

"In order to experience fearlessness, it is necessary to experience fear. The essence of cowardice is not acknowledging the reality of fear." Chogyam Trungpa Halloween, whether you choose to dress up, party, trick or treat, or totally i... Read more

It's Not Too Late!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009      3 comments

Is anyone else saying, OMG! Where did October go? Anybody else saying OMG! Where did 2009 go? Now is the time of year when retrospection kicks in with me. Like most people, I tend to look at the year as having a marked beginning and an end.... Read more

Why Wait?

Friday, October 23, 2009      4 comments

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything. ~Win Borden Call me brusque. Call me rude. Call me not-very-nice. But Iím calling you out. Iím calling you an excuse-maker. Iím calling yo... Read more

Thankful Thursday or Thankful For the Wavelength

Thursday, October 22, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday's blog was about a disagreement with my DH. However, after more than 25 years of knowing the man, I'd say that it's par for the course. Not everyday is sunshine and lollipops...lesson to young folks: you can disagree, or agree to disag... Read more

Fathers and Sons

Wednesday, October 21, 2009      3 comments

What is it about the relationship between fathers and sons? I swear, after 20+ years, it still eludes me... Last night, I had a difference of opinion with my husband about our younger son. Since my son was sitting in the room as I was on th... Read more

In need of Pedometer Advice...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009      4 comments

A love/hate relationship! Ok, for the "holidays" challenge for the Just Do It! team I decided that I needed to dust off the pedometer and get to steppin'. I'm not starting the new year with another "this is my year to get in shape" resoluti... Read more

Closing in on bedtime...

Monday, October 19, 2009      3 comments

What a busy weekend. But lots of fun. Saturday was Senior Day for my son. He's on the football team. Is it corny to say that I've always wanted to walk out on the field with my kid and be introduced? It was so much fun. The moms got to wear... Read more


Friday, October 16, 2009      3 comments

This quote caught my attention today: "He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress." Anwar Sadat I think (and write) a lot about this subject of cont... Read more

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