Thursday, April 15, 2010      5 comments

I've been in my new little rental house for three months today. I moved from a 3400 SF suburban McMansion to a 700 SF alley cottage in a smaller city. I got rid of huge amounts of stuff before my move. Even so, I have found that I moved thing... Read more
Beginning to Feel Better
Saturday, April 10, 2010      1 comments

It's been almost three months since I left my husband and moved away to a different town. The first couple of months, I was an emotional wreck, reacting to everything my ex said and did and wishing that we could repair the damage in our marriag... Read more
Another Reason I Love SparkPeople
Friday, April 09, 2010      4 comments

I had about three days in a row this week when I could not eat anything close to the number of calories that my body requires. I'm not sure why. I think it may have to do with my being highly motivated to achieve some other successes in my lif... Read more
My Emotional Eating Patterns Are Changing
Monday, April 05, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday was a tough day in several respects. I had no particular plans with anybody for Easter, and that was very different for me, because I had been married for a long time before recently separating from my husband. And also I had some co... Read more
A Simple Easter
Sunday, April 04, 2010      1 comments

This is my first Easter as a single woman in a very long time, like since my twenties. I already got several nice email Easter cards this morning, plus a text picture of my daughter enjoying her Easter basket with her dad. My plan for today is... Read more
Friday, April 02, 2010      2 comments

My sister and I took a one-week trip to London. I was so grateful that she and I have both been conscious about our health, weight and exercise, because we were able to walk and walk while we were there. We were very compatible travelers, both... Read more
A New Me
Thursday, March 18, 2010      3 comments

I've been through some rough months since I last blogged about my life. In my last blog, I shared that I gave up my part-time job to concentrate on self-employment. That was late last summer. My husband pretty much freaked out when I q... Read more
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      8 comments

I haven't blogged in a long time. I was really busy wrapping up loose ends at my job during much of August. For 10 years, I worked about half-time, editing a journal for a law school. Then about two years ago, my eBay business really blossome... Read more
Ready for the Art Show!
Thursday, July 16, 2009      1 comments

I have been really busy wearing all of my various hats recently--working mom, eBay seller, mosaic artist, etc. Tonight is the monthly Art Walk in my town, and I have just finished the last of my pieces that will be on display (and for sale!) at... Read more
Busy with Art Activities
Sunday, July 05, 2009      4 comments

I haven't blogged in a while because I have been really busy. I'm going to be in my town's Art Walk this month, so I'm getting a bunch of mosaic pieces finished so I can get them into the gallery next week. It's also been the busiest time of ... Read more
Weekend Retreat
Monday, June 22, 2009      2 comments

I was at a Benedictine priory this past weekend for a solo retreat. I'm not Catholic, but it didn't matter. The priory offers a hostel-type setting for anyone who wishes to have a little peace and quiet. I had a really lovely, relaxing,... Read more
Mosaic Pieces
Tuesday, June 16, 2009      5 comments

Ever since I came home from the Spark Your Life and I Can Do It! Conferences in San Diego, I've been upping my game as a mosaic artist. I've repurposed several rooms in my house so that I have a mosaic studio to work in. I was in my first-ever... Read more
Balance Is Not Always in the Center
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      5 comments

As an SP Community Team member, I get occasional blog prompts, suggesting a topic to write about. This week, the suggestion was moderation. In what aspects of my life do I have it or lack it? Something I heard at the "I Can Do It" confere... Read more
Mosaic Studio
Sunday, May 31, 2009      7 comments

I haven't blogged in a while because I've been really busy accomplishing stuff. I wrote a while back about how I was reconfiguring my house. I turned my stepson's old bedroom into my eBay office. It's big enough for me to do all aspects of my... Read more
Reducing Salt
Monday, May 18, 2009      4 comments

I never really thought much about salt before I started using the SparkPeople nutrition tracker more regularly a few months ago. The only time that I was really aware that salt was a problem for me was once several months ago when I was... Read more

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