ZELLAZM
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A week later
Friday, August 24, 2012      13 comments

...Dad is still hospitalized and I'm still in the States. He is able to walk with assistance and can understand quite a bit, but is still not completely aware of what happened, and has trouble expressing himself verbally. Today he had a feeding ... Read more
Prayers for my Dad
Friday, August 17, 2012      22 comments

Dad fell the night before I was to leave for Germany. In fact, I had already checked in online. It turns out he had a "brain bleed" and he is now recovering in the hospital. He is able to speak but confused and his words are garbled. He is ... Read more
Check-in from Florida
Friday, August 03, 2012      13 comments

Hi folks! Sorry that I haven't been able to keep up on blogs and posts much lately. I'm somewhat settled in here in Florida but my online time is limited. I'm actually enjoying the hiatus: it helps me to be away from email, Facebook, and ev... Read more
Ireland! Germany! USA!
Thursday, July 12, 2012      20 comments

Tomorrow I'm flying to Ireland for 4 days. It will be my first trip there and I'm very excited! I'm more than 1/4 Irish (my dad's mom's maiden name was McGrady) and I've always wanted to go there. This will be a "working vacation" as I've ... Read more
LTGL
Saturday, June 30, 2012      10 comments

***Begin whine*** Couldn't we do the Living the Good Life food tracking challenge in a week OTHER than my birthday week?!?!?!? ***End whine*** This is ACTUALLY a very good thing --- I've learned that how you handle the "special" d... Read more
All's Well
Thursday, June 21, 2012      13 comments

I posted on my status but not here on my blog. Both exams went just fine. I was amazed at the score I got on the written test because I felt like I had run out of time before I got in everything I wanted to say. But I guess I covered everything ... Read more
Testing...1, 2...
Sunday, June 17, 2012      12 comments

Tomorrow is the 2-hour written final for my master's and Tuesday is the oral exam. Just two days of testing, not three! The written test could be on just about anything, so there's really been no way to study. I'm just going to trust that... Read more
Weak - No! - Week Ahead
Sunday, June 10, 2012      6 comments

Wow, after finishing my paper and turning it in, I really felt like a wet noodle, a deflated balloon, an old dish rag, (insert further similes here). I didn't get much sleep last week and then all the tension that had built up over the three w... Read more
Streaker
Saturday, June 09, 2012      11 comments

Today I celebrate two years straight of daily 30 minutes intentional exercise. On some days, it's been just an easy walk, or marching in place in front of the TV. Other days, a run, a long Nordic walking tour, or maybe a session with Jillia... Read more
Hey, Firecrackers!
Thursday, June 07, 2012      5 comments

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Summer 5% Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=56665 I wasn't sure I was going to sign up this time around, because of travel plans, but I... Read more
I don't really have time to be here...
Sunday, June 03, 2012      9 comments

...but I thought I'd check in. It's going to be a push to get this paper done. I have a hefty teaching schedule the next couple of days, so won't have much time to write, just to continue to read and gather my notes. I do have the outline set up... Read more
All is Vanity
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      10 comments

After my last blog...especially after reading some of the comments, I wanted to be sure that I didn't come across as gloating over being a size 6 and aiming for a size 4. We're all where we are in our Spark journey and everyone is doing their be... Read more
Oh, to be 4 again
Sunday, May 27, 2012      9 comments

Size 4 that is. It may have something to do with the fact that I've gotten out the summer clothes and am still the same size I was last year, but my motivation to lose has really increased lately. I remember thinking then that I would need some... Read more
60+ Pages Down
Saturday, May 19, 2012      12 comments

...and another 15 to go! This morning, I finally sent off my final project report to my mentor and to my evaluating prof. It hasn't really sunk in that it's DONE. Of course, it's only one step in the finals process for my master's. On Monday, I ... Read more
Down to the Wire
Sunday, April 29, 2012      20 comments

I've set myself a May 7 deadline for completion of my master's project. It's going to be a stretch but I can do it. I'll probably take a vacation day or two to chain myself to the desk. One thing I've learned through my studies is that it's hard... Read more

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