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Stupid K-Cups and a neat DIY way to solve my conundrum.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      9 comments

Just a random blurb for those of you who have one of those thingies. I purchased a couple of refillable coffee cups to be environmentally friendly and most importantly, I was able to keep up on my passion for Peets Coffee. See, last year th... Read more
Whole 30? 45? What am I doing wrong?
Monday, July 01, 2013      16 comments

I'm on day 45 of what was supposed to be a 30 day food challenge called Whole 30. Eating extremely well, but also eating strict. It IS doable, but one just needs to commit to it like a new love (or a new pair of shoes? New workout clothes? New h... Read more
I don't want to be the experiment I want to be the success story...(it's long, sorry!)
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      15 comments

"I'm Mikey and I'll be taking you to your room from the recovery area. Don't forget my name, ok?" he said with a smile as he wheeled my gurney to the C wing of Stanford Hospital. The nurses hooked me up to various machines as Mikey started to... Read more
Prepping for Surgery with Paul Newman
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      25 comments

Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. Such a classic. Have you seen it? Well if you remember the scene where Luke (Paul Newman) is trying to break free from the chain-gang whil... Read more
I enter the hospital as a patient and exit a spoon thief?
Friday, April 26, 2013      24 comments

I was feeling REALLY messed up yesterday. A bad mixture/cocktail/pharmaceutica
l blend if you will. One of those drugs sent me into a series of weird moments with my cool pain doctor saying 'Bren! Bren! Can you open your eyes for a minute?!' ... Read more
I'm at the crossroads right now as I type...
Thursday, April 11, 2013      17 comments

*Warning* Venting and food porn! But also in dire need of encouragement. I brought the medical bills to work since its easier to call and figure out the current $ due with a live person on the line, right? The amount due was much higher t... Read more
A little frost in your day can be a neat thing!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      6 comments

Benefits of cold weather (from someone who must be in cold temps at all times!) Doctors claim that cold weather boosts your metabolism in your body's effort to stay warm, so people tend to lose more weight in cold weather. Hmmmm? I Like it... Read more
Dark chocolate covered inspiration?
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      10 comments

Were you assaulted by marshmallow peeps or that danged Cadbury Egg? I'm pretty sure I consumed both. Blech. I won't say I blew it this holiday weekend, but I certainly didn't fare well. I DID have an 'aha' moment last night though, and I ... Read more
Elvis has left the building
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      18 comments

I have used this phrase in reference to my hands and feet often, but this time I am referring to my nails.  They seem to be leaving the building. As in, 'Elvis has left the building'. I've noticed that I dwell on this recent occurrence mo... Read more
Pig Pen Response
Friday, August 24, 2012      13 comments

I am now referring to my frenzied stuff-face behavior as the 'Pig Pen response' (remember that kid from Peanuts?).  I know I am not alone here. Have you ever felt like you just have a whirlwind of items on that to-do list, truly envelopin... Read more
Check out time is 12:00PM right?
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      19 comments

Does that apply for hospitals? For this trip I've been a 'guest' in the hospital for over 2 weeks. I've gotten the best care by truly talented people. Initially I was admitted into the hospital via the E.R. over the 4th of July weekend, and ... Read more
Plumbing and bladder problems at the hospital. One in the same?
Sunday, July 15, 2012      30 comments

The hospital I am currently a guest in is under construction. Yesterday the nurse came into my room and told us that we could not use the sinks, toilets or even drink the drinking water. They were not sure when the problem would be resolved a... Read more
Oopsies. Perhaps my plan for the week has only been in my head so far
Friday, July 06, 2012      20 comments

And here it's Friday already. Sorry. I've been fighting the pain monster all week it seems and still trying to keep my brain focused on my goals which are (finally) posted below: My goal for this week was to to do some type of workout (ev... Read more
OK Bahama Mamas, so this is where I'm at.
Friday, June 29, 2012      9 comments

Hey Team, Well, I have to be honest, I did not meet or even come close to my weight goals at all for this challenge, ut I have also been assaulted with health problems lately, which have literally prevented me from doing cardio or working out... Read more
I Would Be Rain...
Friday, June 08, 2012      27 comments

If you could be something entirely different, just for a moment in time, what would you be? I would be rain.  Calming and welcoming.  Tickling the flower petals in the garden until they wiggle in reply. Starting a domino effect as tre... Read more

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