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You are worth it!
Friday, May 28, 2010      2 comments

Please in the next week, schedule something outrageously decadent to do for yourself. You deserve to feel the way I do right now.... everyone does. I just came from having a facial and a manicure. The facial including a foot scrub, an upper b... Read more
Delayed Rewards
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      1 comments

I will bet anyone just starting to read this thinks it's about dieting, losing weight or some such thing. Nope! It's about being a teacher. I retired 2 years ago after 20 years in the classroom and library. I didn't get paid a whole lot for h... Read more
New Grandnephew
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      2 comments

Finally got down to St. Louis to see new grandnephew - born May 4th. Mom and Dad are still nervous, over-protective first-time parents. I asked to hold him and was asked to wash my hands first. No problem, but I hope they relax a little bit m... Read more
Busy Month
Sunday, May 23, 2010      1 comments

I'm not sure what day of the week it is, haven't logged in nutrition tracker for two days, have helped our daughter pack a trailer, driven to St. Louis, unpacked the trailer, oohed and aahed over our new grandnephew, did a great yoga class, read... Read more
Friday, May 21, 2010      2 comments

I had no idea how used to have a regular activity schedule had become to me until yesterday. I have been having trouble recently with a sore hamstring muscle. Finally it got to the point where i was in pain all the time. Went to walk-in clini... Read more
Key to communication.
Thursday, May 20, 2010      1 comments

I am in a yoga class series now which is focusing on taking our yoga off the mat... in other words taking the philosophy behind yoga practice into our daily lives. This past week, Mary, the class leader, challenged us. She asked us to consider... Read more
A Precious Human Life - Dalai Lama
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      0 comments

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve e... Read more
Overwhelmed will write more tomorrow
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      2 comments

It is 10:45 PM and I have been home 2 1/2 hours since last Wed. Thursday through Monday were spent celebrating with daughter, her friends and their families... law school is over and now they all start studying for a bar exam next week. Got ho... Read more
Eating and celebrating
Monday, May 17, 2010      6 comments

We managed to make a one-day graduation ceremony last for four days... Thursday to get ready and have celebratory meal at an outstanding restaurant, Friday the day of graduation - a celebration at the grads favorite's bar/bar food, Saturday - w... Read more
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      3 comments

Somehow when you make one appointment at a time, you seem to forget they add up and I didn't count on the dentist taking from 9:30 -11:45 this morning... just starting to hurt now at 9:00 PM. Therapist at 1, Massage at 2, teach yoga from 3:30-4... Read more
The celebrating begins...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      3 comments

Tonight we had dinner at a place called the Feedlot which specializes in great prime rib... my favorite beef. There was also a grilled lemon pepper chicken which was good and I ate every bite of my baked potato, skin and all. (Stayed within goa... Read more
Surprise for Mother's Day
Sunday, May 09, 2010      6 comments

I had expected to spend a quiet Mother's Day at home. Our son lives in D.C. and we live in the Midwest. Our daughter lives 2 hours a way, but is in her last week of law school and in a conversation last night, said, "Oh, Happy Mother's Day." ... Read more
Celebrate Cindy
Friday, May 07, 2010      5 comments

I want to celebrate Cindy today. She is a shining example that once you set goals, you can accomplish anything you want. I first met Cindy when she was 15, angry, addicted (alcohol), ready to drop out of school as soon as she turned sixteen. ... Read more
My Scale and Me
Thursday, May 06, 2010      1 comments

I have read many articles and many blogs about the relationship we have with the one measuring device that we often elevate to the status of the final judge of our success. I do use other measures ... how my clothes fit, what my energy level is... Read more
A Dentist Story (and BTW another picture of Miles)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      4 comments

This morning i had a 2 hour appointment at the dentist. A friend recommended i take my IPod and listen to some humor. Instead I listened to 3 different entries I had downloaded before i had surgery last November. There were an guided meditati... Read more

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