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  • Through the Looking Glass

    10/17/2016 2:12:36 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I feel like this place is some alternate universe I've fallen into. The CNA who usually takes care of me in the morning complains constantly abou... Read more

  • How and why

    10/16/2016 9:06:35 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Some people have asked how I got here. It's a long story. A year ago April I had a mental and emotional breakdown. This resulted in my losin... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/15/2016 1:40:05 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Today is National I Love Yarn Day. Just saying... I'm going to finish the current shawl today or tomorrow. Next one -- hmmm -- the complicat... Read more

  • Rainy Friday

    10/14/2016 2:24:03 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Heavy rain, coffee and my knitting. It would be an enjoyable morning if my roommate wasn't in full complaint mode since six A.M. She doesn't like... Read more

  • Drifting along

    10/11/2016 6:15:13 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I finished the sea green shawl and I'm knitting a new one in a multi-color yarn in jewel tones of blue and purple. I've wondered if I really need... Read more

  • Thursday Thankfulness

    10/6/2016 8:44:07 AM, by ANGIECOUNTER

    Yesterday was so much better. I didn't feel 100%, ... Read more

  • This, that and the other thing

    10/5/2016 6:38:23 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm trying to figure out why they pureed the "roast beef" at lunch today. Most of us still have teeth. Today the ombudsman came around. I di... Read more

  • A Bad Day: I pressed through it

    10/5/2016 7:36:16 AM, by ANGIECOUNTER

    Yesterday was one of those days you just wonder why... Read more

  • It's Okay To Start Over

    10/4/2016 8:43:52 AM, by ANGIECOUNTER

    I was doing so good after the first of the year. I... Read more

  • I'm okay, just sad

    10/3/2016 5:54:03 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Thanks for all the help and support. I'm not in a position to hurt myself, but I wouldn't even if I could. Maybe I'm just tired of living he... Read more

  • The actual team challenge

    10/1/2016 8:09:30 PM, by BLESSEDBEING

    I started a new discussion thread titled "4th Quarter Challenge" on the 3 teams I lead/co-lead. But I'm happy to let Sparkers on other teams bor... Read more

  • 4th Quarter Challenge

    9/30/2016 11:26:10 PM, by BLESSEDBEING

    While journaling this morning, I was musing about how the year is 3/4 gone now, just 3 months left. I realized it would help me to start plannin... Read more

  • Feeling low

    9/30/2016 2:23:29 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I don't tell anyone, but I feel like I have a lump of lead inside. I can't even cry any more. It feels like I'm disappearing. ... Read more

  • Strength Training

    9/28/2016 12:57:11 AM, by RUNAMOKQT

    I read that if an untrained person works out for 3-6 m... Read more

  • Pep talk to self/selves

    9/27/2016 11:00:39 PM, by BLESSEDBEING

    This was my status update last night: Rats! I had this vision of rearranging some things in the living room to have what I use most often easy t... Read more

  • Consistency

    9/25/2016 8:28:38 PM, by RUNAMOKQT

    I suck at sticking to this everyday, I think the probl... Read more

  • Thoughts and stuff

    9/25/2016 2:13:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Friday night my dear friend Sacha came to visit (and brought fish & chips for dinner -- yum!). During dinner as we talked, I told her something I... Read more

  • This and that

    9/23/2016 12:11:51 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I just sent a thank you message to the designer of the shawl I'm knitting. With her help I was able to get past the obstacle and now the shawl is... Read more

  • And then there's that

    9/22/2016 1:48:25 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I was able to get my yarn, and I got three different ones so that I'll be set for awhile. I restarted a shawl I had a lot of trouble with before.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/21/2016 4:31:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    At least I was able to get some decent sleep last night. This morning I finished the blue cotton shawl. I'm pleased with how it turned out. ... Read more

  • Discouraged

    9/20/2016 4:32:26 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm a mess today. Last night my roommate had insomnia, so of course I did too. And we're voting opposite sides this election, and she loves to wa... Read more

  • Afternoon

    9/18/2016 3:57:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm having a cup of after-lunch coffee and watching tv while I surf the web. I'm also nearing the finish of the blue shawl I'm knitting. Awh... Read more

  • Thoughts

    9/17/2016 11:57:54 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    If I ever have my own home again, I'm going to USE my belongings. I have new-looking cookware that's a couple of years old, shelves of pristine c... Read more

  • La Triviata

    9/14/2016 5:18:24 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm convinced that hospital lab people are vampires. Not only do they take your blood, but you never see them after dawn. This morning the l... Read more

  • Fluff and nonsense

    9/13/2016 6:45:55 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The cough is abating, though not fast enough (of course). This morning the RN brought my medicine, and she was coughing and sniffling. I said, "S... Read more

  • Afternoon

    9/11/2016 4:15:42 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    This miserable cough has kept me awake the last couple of nights. They're giving me Robitussin for it but it isn't doing a lot. The other da... Read more

  • Day 38: Body Shame & Birthing Babies

    9/8/2016 10:25:58 PM, by SNOWYJADE

    Every single day at work for a very long time now, I walk into the bathroom where there is a giant mirror and my eyes instantly go to my belly. I... Read more

  • Here we go again

    9/6/2016 2:52:47 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have my second cold and sore throat in less than a month. Phooey... I'm tired and grumpy today. It gets noisy in the hall at night so I st... Read more

  • Some kind of Sunday

    9/4/2016 1:06:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    During the night I heard water trickling but didn't pay much attention because there are all kinds of sounds around here. We woke up this morning... Read more

  • Randomness

    9/3/2016 4:54:51 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday I caved and ordered three kits for pairs of socks. I tried to resist, but they were substantially marked down. But now I have projects ... Read more

  • Bad/sad day

    9/2/2016 1:26:42 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Two years ago today my best friend and unofficially adopted sister Lynda passed away (my profile picture). Not a day goes by I don't miss her and... Read more

  • I am more than "Just Adequate"

    9/2/2016 12:40:25 AM, by SALAM4545

    I got an evaluation at work today that sort of left my head spinning, and my cravings for sugar were very active. Please understand, I didn't kno... Read more

  • Day 31: And it has begun...

    9/1/2016 9:16:46 AM, by SNOWYJADE

    ...The kids are beginning to go back to school. I love them, but I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am. I don't know if it's their age... Read more

  • Okay, well...

    8/30/2016 5:40:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Recently I started a light blue shawl but this morning I put it aside. At a certain point in the pattern, despite a dozen tries, I kept coming up... Read more

  • Bad mood

    8/27/2016 5:06:21 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm in a terrible mood today, although the knee has quit hurting. There's a CNA here who is seriously bugging me. Last week he came to my ro... Read more

  • Friday thoughts

    8/26/2016 4:37:20 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My left knee is giving me grief today. I've had trouble with it for years but since yesterday it's hurt worse than usual I've asked for pain medi... Read more

  • Stuff and (some) nonsense

    8/24/2016 5:12:00 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    As much as the last year has generally sucked, it occurs to me that I'm probably better off without my old landlord (overbearing and overpriced).... Read more

  • Weight Loss Struggles

    8/24/2016 11:35:05 AM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    Well here I am again I got over that plateau but find myself stuck again but looking at it as a positive way and not as a frustration Depression ... Read more

  • New Plan

    8/20/2016 5:50:08 PM, by RUNAMOKQT

    I've posted a log on my closet door of my 5 main goals; exercise: body weight exercise and walking, log meals (which is the only thing that reall... Read more

  • What makes you Happy? I'm Tired of Stuffing my Feelings

    8/20/2016 1:33:01 PM, by SALAM4545

    I think that a lot of people who are prone to obeisity are emotional eaters, people who care too much about too many and deal with their feeling ... Read more

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