Dealing with the "stuff"....
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      6 comments

Today I am working on my taxes and then heading out to deal with the "stuff" my father in law left behind. A lot of it is unmentionable and has already been pitched, now we have the furniture and collections to deal with. I don't really have ... Read more
The Health Club
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      3 comments

Swam last night with my daughter and husband...felt great. Only had time for a half hour. Going to try Zumba today. Without an income the membership seems like a luxury, but to me it is a necessity! Mentally and physically it is helping me. ... Read more
Non exercise or fitness related....the funeral.
Monday, February 21, 2011      2 comments

The longest weekend ever! Actually went swimming on Friday night for 10 minutes before the chaos of the weekend. We had the funeral service for my father in law on Saturday, and I was stressed big time. My biggest fear was that we woul... Read more
Woo Hoo! Spring is Here! And I ran!
Thursday, February 17, 2011      3 comments

OK, not really, but it is so warm my Smart Phone is confused. I decided to go for a 10 minute walk for my I put on my running shorts and a t-shirt and headed out...that's right, in Chicago, in February! Since I was out an... Read more
Totally failing on exercise...but managing to cope with "stuff"
Thursday, February 17, 2011      1 comments

How to Plan your Funeral on next to next book. Really wish I were spending the money on my daughter's 18th birthday party instead of the funeral for my father in law...but that is just the way life is sometimes. Not sleep... Read more
Third attempt....
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      3 comments

So much has happened in two days it would be difficult to describe, so I won't even try. Cleaned out my father in law's apartment, or at least started. This might be a long ordeal...lot's of unusual items. Enough said. Talked about g... Read more
Letting go
Saturday, February 12, 2011      5 comments

Letting go of the stress, just for today. Going to focus and work on my taxes and our finances, shoring them up for what may be a long, or short, stretch of unemployment and self employment. Going to the club tonight when it is empty, an... Read more
P O O L T I M E....
Friday, February 11, 2011      5 comments

P Pool time is personal, it is for me! It is also the only place I am not "connected" to people by phone or internet. O Optimism is the direct result of my pool time. I gain hope with each lap. O outlook improves the mor... Read more
it's so cold my wet clothes froze in the dryer...that's cold.
Thursday, February 10, 2011      3 comments

It is so cold out that the wet clothes in the dryer froze! Outside work out is not happening. Hoping to take my workout buddy to the club tonight to work out there! My husband and I are both job hunting and stress is in the air...... Read more
I did it, I did it!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      3 comments

Got my resume and cover letter out on time for a job I really want. I also confirmed a balloon sale...booked a face painting and balloon twisting party...and networked on linked in. Was encouraged by Spark People since I crossed over t... Read more
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      1 comments

Worked out for an hour at the pool with my husband. Had fun swimming laps together and enjoyed the whirlpool. Good thing we did because afterward we got some bad news...and working out makes bad news easier to take. We were blessed as w... Read more
Coach Kern
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      2 comments

First day with husband home. Tonight we are going to see running coach Charlie Kern, the nicest guy and one of the fastest and most modest men his age in the world. He coached cross country and still coaches track at York Community High School... Read more
Hello Monday!
Monday, February 07, 2011      4 comments

Today is my husband's last day at he is doing all the last day at work stuff. I am applying for a job in my field of abroad. Hoping I get it! I would start March 1st which would work out with all that I have to... Read more
Emotional Eating
Sunday, February 06, 2011      2 comments

Not very original, but very true. They scale has been creeping up as the stress piles on... New puppy (my father in law's that passed) Death. Job loss. Loss of insurance. Bills. Then today I put on pants that f... Read more
Not going to let stress get in the way of Sparking!
Saturday, February 05, 2011      2 comments

Had a great dinner with my son at his little apartment in Chicago. He made a fantastic meal in the crock pot and we worked on a salad together. He even bought my favorite wine. It was fun seeing him in his new element. I have tickets to... Read more

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