She was the most amazing friend. She was my nearly constant companion. She got up with me no matter the time or the weather because there was work to be done. She worked for the joy of it and was never swayed by treats. She would chase a tennis ... Read more
I feel like crap. I want to scream and rant and rave but it just seems like too much trouble. I want to go to one of my groups for help but people there have REAL problems so I feel like I'm whinging.
I'm only about waist deep in this quagmir... Read more
I get the feeling, when I blog, that I am spewing forth the same diatribe over and over and over and...well, you get the picture.
In a way it's true. I mean, reinforcement, right? But in a way it feels like spinning wheels.
So while r... Read more
My nutrition has been all over the place the past two years or so and has resulted in my putting back on 25 of the 115 pounds I had lost. I get frustrated that I have had such a difficult time getting that back under control.
The past few mont... Read more
Did you get a chance to see the Super Moon?
It was amazing.
But what makes it super?
Two things need to be in place. First, the moon has to be at its closest point to the Earth, and it has to be full. I mean, if the moon is new and clos... Read more
Peace, Love, and Pushing Through
Wow! You want to talk about positive? Our gym is closing just before Christmas. Our gym is not just a building with equipment and sweat but one of the longest-running gyms in the area, and has become a community in itself for so many of us in th... Read more
There is nothing in this world quite like an October sky during the new moon. I am so fortunate to live in a river valley away from much light pollution.
This morning after feeding my animals I turned off my flashlight and just stopped and dr... Read more
So the challenge is to describe how I find or define health in ways other than weight. One is muscle! I love that when I shower my shoulders feel muscular and firm rather than squishy and soft. My clothes fit better and I can do more. Getting th... Read more
This weekend is the local big run. One of the church groups here puts on a half-marathon, with a 10K that Saturday (yesterday) and a 5K on Friday night.
This year I did the 5k at an average speed of 6 MPH, garnering a 2nd in my age group.
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Ouch! I read this yesterday and it really hit me :
“Was it a bad day? Or was it a bad 5 minutes that you milked all day?”
Yeah. It can be so easy to hold onto every slight, every frustration, every complaint; but who does that serve? ... Read more
I wanted to make a work area that bred positivity. Not the sparkling rainbows and unicorn positivity, but an area with a free & open exchange of ideas. Where everyone shared the load so the load was light for everyone. Where kindness was encoura... Read more
This weekend I spent time with my daughter and eldest grandchild.
This weekend I ran a 5k for the first time in AGES!
This weekend I watched by Sox win and my Sox lose.
This weekend I took a long, hot, Epsom Salt bath (did I mention is was... Read more
Last year the Colombian Congress signed a peace accord with the Rebel faction known as FARC.
The accord has been a hard pill for many people in Colombia to swallow. The fighting had been intense, had lasted for generations, and had ended with ... Read more
Kindness matters. It really does. In nearly every interaction of every day we live on the precipice of choice : to be kind or not.
I will admit that my first reaction to a person or how that person acts or makes me feel is not always with kin... Read more
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Grabbing the ring
Balboa Park has a truly phenomenal carousel. Besides the requisite horses, this gem that sits near the San Diego Zoo, has tigers, ostriches, giraffes, roosters, sleighs and a lion.
As a young child I was content to sit on any animal with m... Read more