My Family Needs Help
Friday, October 18, 2013      0 comments

I am pregnant with my third. I lost my job in September, and my unemployment claim has been denied (trying to appeal). I struggle with mental illness and a personality disorder. Add being pregnant, and finding work has gotten really difficult. ... Read more
Interesting Nutrition Research
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      0 comments
-recipe-for-disaster-part-2.aspx Regarding fats, cholesterol, vitamin D and calcium. A very interesting read. Thought it might be good to sha... Read more
To Everything There is a Season
Monday, November 14, 2011      1 comments

I started last night with a dinner full of veggies: a healthier take on squash casserole, potatoes, carrots and mushrooms with the entree, steamed fresh green beans. There was also a lean meat, and no extra carbs in the form of breads. I allo... Read more
Where to Start? - Start Over
Saturday, November 12, 2011      1 comments

I finished training as a CNA. After 14 months of nothing, I have found and secured employment. Its not a permanent gig, but it is good experience for being brand new in the medical field. When this private, indeterminate contract runs out, I sho... Read more
quick update
Friday, August 26, 2011      2 comments

I'm still alive. School has devoured any semblance of a life I might have had. Its going well, and there are only two weeks left (then a month intervening before our state certification exam). So far at my new gym, I've done a Zumba class and a... Read more
New Poem
Sunday, August 14, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday, I posted a new poem in my poetry blog entitled 'Nefarious'. You can find my blog at Writing is often therapeutic for me. One of my personal goals is to publish at least one new poem per week to my blog... Read more
To-Do List (tm) Weekend Edition
Saturday, August 13, 2011      1 comments

This is mostly for my own purposes: - Return library books - Study Chapters 11-20 for Monday's exam - Practice re-positioning using proper body mechanics - Practice putting on and removing PPE - Spend at least 1.25 hr. on the treadmill... Read more
Back to School
Saturday, August 06, 2011      3 comments

My son still has a week of summer vacation. However, I'm back in class - Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. After a full year of being unemployed, I am changing tack. This last week has been so strange; adjusting to having to be awake at... Read more
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      2 comments

emoticon We shall call yesterday (7/12/11) my one-month Spark*versary. Yes, I've been a member since 2009, a... Read more
Ten Million Joys
Sunday, July 10, 2011      1 comments

Ten Million Joys Just today, I blew 10 million bubbles and jumped in a pile of 10 million leaves and when it rained, I splashed in 10 million puddles and when I played, I skinned 10 million knees Just today, I sang 10 million jubila... Read more
Smoke Free
Sunday, July 03, 2011      3 comments

On January 3, 2011, I put on a patch. Reflecting back over the last 6 months, I'm pretty convinced this time will be the time it sticks. I've quit smoking several times before, with varied success. Sometimes, as few as only a couple of weeks pas... Read more
Aria Asylum - Entanglement Theory
Saturday, July 02, 2011      0 comments

I have a blog dedicated to my poetry. I have been striving for one new poem per week, as part of my "special/other" goals. It is something I do that reminds me of my intrinsic value. It is something I have that I do not need a mirror to remind m... Read more
Recovery & Relapse
Sunday, June 26, 2011      2 comments

You see, the one can be extremely detrimental to the other if either happens to be off kilter...but there is no hope of perfection. I must remember to celebrate every victory, to forgive every transgression, to maintain my power of choice,... Read more
Collecting Thoughts
Saturday, June 25, 2011      0 comments

I suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Disordered Eating and Body Dysmorphia. Right now, the depression, anxiety and insomnia are well controlled, and I am taking steps and working hard on BPD. ... Read more
Conversation on Conditions
Saturday, June 25, 2011      0 comments

This is a revealing conversation I had with a friend this morning: Me: poke. you up early...and without my world-famous wake-up call! Friend: Good morning! Yeah, I really am. Too early, actually. Haha, I remember the wake-up calls! How ar... Read more

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