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  • New week.......

    6/29/2015 5:51:40 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Checked my calendar - bad news: no significant employment-related meetings (so far) 39 ...... good news: no significant social issues to deal with (or, obviously turn down)........ 224 Had a modest breakfast, including some fresh fruit (haven't been all that good about that, and now I have a... Read more

  • "Plan of attack" for today - and going forward........

    6/28/2015 7:28:29 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    I probably ate a bit more than I needed to yesterday, but there are no more "triggering" foods in the house, so on that ground the overall quality of my eating was somewhat better - will need to improve a bit, though - so that's one plan....... Had some heavy rain which caused me to decide to s... Read more

  • OK! This downward spiral STOPS! NOW!

    6/27/2015 5:11:06 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    TODAY: I will be more vigilant about what I eat! This week started well, but the ongoing life stress blew that out of the water - the amount and poor quality of inappropriate food I consumed was nothing short of scarily obscene!!!!!! 198 THIS. DOWNWARD. SPIRAL. STOPS!!!!!! N... Read more

  • :(

    6/26/2015 6:48:58 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    :( - just another blog for points (since this has been a stingy day I'll take whatever I can get)......... Read more


    6/25/2015 8:51:26 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Feeling crummy AGAIN - in more ways than one! Can't even enjoy life because I'M! AT! HOME! %#!#!#@ (Don't get too used to this page - it's likely to darken up again.......)... Read more

  • Who Couldn't Love A City Like This?

    6/25/2015 8:34:16 AM, by DDOORN

    Who can't love noodling about on one's bike through a city as gorgeous as this? That little girl's brother was oogling my bike and I said "do you have a bike?" "Yes." "They're a lot of fun aren't they?" Sister scoots up and chimes "I have a bike too!" I replied, "I LOV... Read more

  • The "Hump Day" Report........

    6/24/2015 2:23:05 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Slept *much* better last night .......... not sure I'll really totally figure why I had such a bad time the previous night (guess it'll be yet another "mystery for the ages")....... Still crossing fingers on a few issues..........and enjoying the time to myself to get things done........ ... Read more

  • $#!#

    6/23/2015 4:36:56 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    BEEN UP SINCE *M I D N I G H T*!!!!!!! $#!@#!^*!&& 28 Can't get back to sleep no matter what, sooooooo - I'm Sparkin' and doing my usual computer routines - got contacts from the offsite folks.......they apparently got to their destination OK, and I'm glad for that, but I'd prefer t... Read more

  • May Your Life Be As a Song

    6/22/2015 8:01:54 AM, by DDOORN

    Just had to share the simple, laugh-out-loud joy of my morning bicycle ride to work this morning! The streets so quiet, the birds so raucous and sweet. The few children out walking to school or waiting for the bus. Feeling so free from the turn of the ignition switch! Here's t... Read more

  • And awaaaaaay we go!

    6/22/2015 6:04:37 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Looks like this dizzy spell has finally cleared - I am, however, checking my ears and clearing wax (I tend to develop a lot of that stuff) - between that and the sinus issue, it's no wonder I've suffered a bit..........however, yesterday I was able to get my *full* extended workout done with NO issu... Read more

  • OK!

    6/21/2015 6:02:14 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Yesterday's early activity went well - sinuses were well-behaved (save the brief rest in the vehicle to allow the OTC meds to kick in nicely) - I was high-functioning and in a calm, neutral mood (which, for me, is a mighty fine thing!)........... Looks to be a very wet day ahead (thanks to TS B... Read more

  • Crossing fingers......

    6/20/2015 6:48:52 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    ......on a number of fronts - won't give out too much detail as I don't want to jinx things (I'm normally not superstitious, but in this I think I'll lay low on the sharin')........ We could be in for some flooding rain tomorrow - but we could probably use it as well....... Enjoy the rest ... Read more

  • Another busy day!

    6/19/2015 6:19:26 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Soooooo - now I'll kick back for a bit! Can't wait to have the house to myself next week (that is a benefit that more than makes up for any drawbacks)! Had a late end to the sparkin' today - needed to rest a bit before resuming (sinus is still acting up)....... TTFN! 213... Read more

  • Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour: Cheating the Bluffs!

    6/19/2015 9:43:14 AM, by DDOORN

    This past weekend was our bike club's annual Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour:
    gflbt2015/ Things began with a BANG on Friday night during our short, 18-mile Fire Tower loop. There was a storm predicted for later that evening, however it rolled in MUCH mor... Read more

  • EXTREME ups and downs!

    6/18/2015 5:41:11 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Got rejected on two fronts - but the *non-job related* turndown was what REALLY hurt, since this was for something that I strongly believe in doing, and have done for *many* years........looks like I'll be keeping THAT specialty TO MYSELF for a $#!@#uva LONG TIME - that'll show ya, judgmental world!... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/17/2015 5:05:40 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Got a fair amount of work done - had an interesting meeting re: DD and her vocational support project........nothing earth-shattering in a negative sense (the one area that didn't test well was not a surprise to me as she did express some discomfort with one person she worked with, which I suspect p... Read more

  • Another week begins.....

    6/15/2015 8:05:45 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Am *trying* to watch the eating, but I'm already being challenged - there's a picnic planned for this afternoon, but the weather is iffy, so I'm not sure - I think there's a covered area but I don't know if that had to be reserved ahead of time.........oh, well........another week begins, with some ... Read more

  • Horrible night......

    6/14/2015 5:23:54 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Sleep was next to *impossible* last night - I held my ground and did NOT use any sleep aids (I try to avoid them as much as humanly possible and can be quite stubborn on the issue) - it was rough, though.........will make the plan of the day one that focuses on rest (especially since the upcoming we... Read more

  • Not much going on for a while......

    6/13/2015 8:38:13 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    ......and I'm not totally comfortable with that - I like to make at least one online application every day (even weekends), and I didn't see anything that quite fit me this morning 39 - I did, however, make *more* than the minimum required contacts per week (not counting contacts that were initiate... Read more

  • End of week.....

    6/12/2015 5:21:45 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Did NOT eat well :( - but had enough activity in the day to stave off a potential low mood........just need to keep that up, one day at a time, until something desirable is achieved........ Read more

  • meh......

    6/11/2015 8:26:29 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Some of these contacts I've been getting and leads I've been checking out have had some CRUEL TWISTS - WTH? People need WORK - they do NOT need to be SUBJECTED TO CRUELTY! No WONDER the world (at least the US) is FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS! 28 On a somewhat more pleasant note, the one... Read more

  • Yet more ups and downs, and another hectic day ahead!

    6/10/2015 6:52:33 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    A few activities yesterday were either called off or found to be quite disappointing or off-putting........ 39 Have another full day ahead - I just hope the morning session I'm in on won't turn out to be an extreme hassle (I'm really trying to keep a simple lifestyle with as little grief and a... Read more

  • Intense week so far.....

    6/9/2015 12:06:44 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    ........with a lot of ups and downs....... Ups: got a full social day in yesterday, chock-full of info (also got some needed rain) several contacts, some promising, some not-so-much........ Downs: having to cast aside the not-so-promising items........and continued stingy point/s... Read more

  • New week and new plans........

    6/8/2015 5:23:05 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Have to prepare for a mid-week meeting that is making me a bit uneasy 234 DD has an evaluation meeting tomorrow (her b-day, as it turns out) - since I'm now free ...... sigh ....... I may just come along to see what happens - hopefully there will be a helpful and positive result as the gal re... Read more

  • Plugging along........

    6/7/2015 7:07:28 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Making plans for the upcoming week - looks like Wednesday will be soooooooo jam-packed with activity that I'll need to prepare a lunch AND dinner to travel - and that's fine, though a bit hectic..........I should be able to pull it off if I play my cards right and play things smart! Decided NOT... Read more

  • Backing off the intense activity.......

    6/6/2015 3:32:41 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    .........but still keeping fairly active and engaged....... Need to do something this coming week that will have me a bit unsettled and feeling insecure (the *last* thing I need to feel, though on an intellectual and practical level I see why this is being requested).......... This morning... Read more