This Journey Is More Than It Seems
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
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
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
"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 it’s quite simple. Of course, ... Read more
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
Father Lou Guntzelman (Cincinnati Enquirer) writes: “Every 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
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.
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"In order to experience fearlessness, it is necessary to experience fear. The essence of cowardice is not acknowledging the reality of fear."
Halloween, whether you choose to dress up, party, trick or treat, or totally i... Read more
It's Not Too Late!!!
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
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 I’m calling you out. I’m calling you an excuse-maker. I’m calling yo... Read more
Thankful Thursday or Thankful For the Wavelength
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
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...
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...
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
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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