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So, I turned 40 and the world continued to spin on its axis.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

It only took me a moment to pick myself up and dust myself off after falling to the floor in initial shock that things seemed so...dare I say it...NORMAL when I awoke t... Read more
Tie it all together
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      3 comments

I've figured out a few things over the past several months of quiet reflection (like quiet can be found in a loud mind). First, the old adage is 100% true: You can't really take care of others until you've cared for yourself. Caring for one... Read more
Merry Christmas, Spark Friends!
Saturday, December 24, 2011      2 comments

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. There have been so many big changes in my life over the last few months that I thought I'd wait until the changes slowed before blogging again to update you all. It seems the changes... Read more
Top Excuses People Use to Not Exercise
Saturday, December 24, 2011      1 comments
9062342.htm This is written by my friend Kisar who is a personal trainer in Portland, OR.... Read more
Stop the Roller Coaster. I Want To Get Off ('s a long blog)
Sunday, October 30, 2011      3 comments

So...October is nearly over and I still can't quite reach the box of Halloween decorations on the far side of our garage. The kids ask daily when we're going to decorate, and it's surprised me how quickly we seem to have run out of time. Yes, ... Read more
What a difference a week makes!
Saturday, October 15, 2011      5 comments

I challenged myself this week in a few different ways. First and foremost, I added a protein shake (thank you Bob!) to my first-thing-in-the-morning routine and another one post-workout. I found that with the early morning shake, I had mor... Read more
Spark seems to be fizzling
Saturday, October 08, 2011      7 comments

So, after two weeks of Bikram Yoga (3 days last week, 4 this week), my shoulder and back are feeling so much better AND I'm sleeping so much more soundly that I'm making plans to keep the hot yoga up indefinitely. The only rub is this: I have ... Read more
The Ballerina Cowgirl (part 1: The Love)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      3 comments

When I was five or six years old, my parents let me choose my Halloween costume All By My Self. I'd been dancing ballet and tap for a couple of years by then, and had a GREAT costume from my dance recital from the end of the school year that ha... Read more
Feeling Like A Hot Mess...may as well go to Hot Yoga
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      2 comments

I've given myself a lot of latitude over the past week. I've rested. I've read. I've enjoyed more cheese than I otherwise would 'normally' have allowed myself. I've been on one short (less than a mile) walk since my surgery on the 13th, and I'... Read more
I'm Not Deaf. I'm Ignoring You.
Thursday, September 22, 2011      4 comments

As I suspected, I can't seem to help but check on my buddies these days. Even though I'm not commenting, I'm still stopping by your pages and thinking of you. Sparkpeople calls to me. I have to remind myself that the nurses told me it takes a... Read more
Bikram (a.k.a. HOT) Yoga, A Blog (by popular demand)
Saturday, September 10, 2011      3 comments says this (and much more) about Bikram Yoga: Often referred to as hot yoga because it's practiced in a heated room, Bikram yoga is a sequence of 26 Hatha yoga postures designed to develop strength and flexibility along with prov... Read more
Count-down (BTW: Tetanus Shots SUCK)
Friday, September 09, 2011      4 comments

I had an appointment today with my internal medicine doctor. She told me she'd also had the surgery I am having on Tuesday (oh my GOD! Tuesday?!? Already?). She said she was glad she had it and was able to regain her life because of it. I took ... Read more
And They're Off (but where are they going?)...
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      4 comments

Well, although I got us all up in plenty of time to get through the morning routine with extra padding for the potential 'first-day-of-school' surprises, we still started the new school year with me yelling "There goes your bus...RUNNNNNNNNN!" ... Read more
Goodbye Summer...I'm REALLY Going To Miss You!
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      4 comments

I enjoyed EVERY MINUTE of this weekend. I was NOT a gluttonous fool...I did NOT walk Saturday OR Sunday but instead spent the whole weekend reconnecting with friends and their families. Best of all, we got our boat into the water today and shu... Read more
A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss...And Baby, You've Got A Lot of Moss"
Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

This summer, part of my staying up way too late has been enabled by Netflix. Specifically, I've been watching the series Nip/Tuck, which I thought I'd never enjoy. Yet, here I am...quoting a line from a recent episode. I think even the bes... Read more

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