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  • Health Issues

    4/1/2018 12:14:40 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I realized that I am so sleep deprived that I forgot to talk about what's going on healthwise in yesterday's blog. Background: I have PLMS (... Read more

  • Out Like a Lamb

    3/31/2018 4:43:49 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Wow, it's been a crazy couple of weeks since I last blogged. I got some truly awful news about an ex-resident and watched a current resident go o... Read more

  • Digital Play

    3/19/2018 10:12:54 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Just a quickie dashboard I made for my planner. ... Read more

  • Catching Up Pt. 3

    3/18/2018 6:13:16 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I meant to do this last week, but I've been having some problems with my laptop. I ended up buying a new one and just finished getting it set up ... Read more

  • Catching Up Part 2

    3/10/2018 8:30:36 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I took a class on digital art journaling while I was sick. I've actually done this for years, but I still learned things. Here are some of the pi... Read more

  • Catching Up

    3/10/2018 12:55:28 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    ]It's almost like February didn't happen. I was sick for so much of it, and I'm still not feeling very well. But life actually did go on, and so ... Read more

  • Fantastic week!

    2/4/2018 5:22:49 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    The week started out with Weird Science. I gave my residents some packing materials and they had to keep eggs from breaking when dropped. We didn... Read more

  • Taking a deep breath and resting

    1/27/2018 2:59:31 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    The last couple of weeks have been crazy. Two weeks ago, I was trying to regain my energy after the flu the week before. I started some probiotic... Read more

  • Dropped from the Team

    1/15/2018 7:05:13 PM, by GRACEINAZ

    Just beginning my 9th season with team, and the man who wanted to spend the rest of his life with me suddenly died. In my shock, I got dates mix... Read more

  • What a crappy week! But things get better...

    1/13/2018 2:11:10 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I haven't felt well since Monday. I pushed through work on Monday, but at the end of the day I was shocked I hadn't fainted onto my desk. Tuesday... Read more

  • First week of 2018

    1/6/2018 10:55:53 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I had a really good week. I lost 2 pounds and my eating was more under control. I started using a quick yes/no body test to figure out my stress ... Read more

  • Rounding out the year

    12/31/2017 8:11:24 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    2017 was quite a year. There were ups. There were downs. I came back to Spark People and this time decided to work it. Even so, I'm still challen... Read more

  • The week of Christmas

    12/26/2017 5:54:01 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I had a headache all week. I couldn't find a pillow in my stash of 7 different pillows that would work for me. It got worse all week. I finally o... Read more

  • One Little Word

    12/17/2017 1:13:26 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Do you do One Little Word or Word of the Year? I've been doing it for a while, and I really enjoy it. My word for 2017 was Intuition, and I've le... Read more

  • Weekly Round Up

    12/9/2017 9:36:04 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I had so much fun cooking and canning last weekend, but that meant I went into Monday really tired. There was a big hullabaloo as soon as I got t... Read more

  • Did it!

    12/5/2017 8:45:46 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Pretty stressful at work yesterday, including a police call. I had a huge lunch full of veggies from Saturday. I was so full I don't think I coul... Read more

  • Week in review

    12/3/2017 12:19:18 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Here's a little week in review. I got my new Kindle Fire on Monday. It's the big one. I hate admitting it, but my eyes aren't as young as they on... Read more

  • So Much to be Thankful For

    11/24/2017 7:40:38 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I had a really nice Thanksgiving with my parents. We went out to Black Angus and had steaks, then off to a park for a walk in the beautiful weath... Read more

  • Expressing Gratitude

    11/18/2017 9:19:28 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I'm still in a funk from yesterday, but I really do have a lot to be grateful for. I'm hoping that by expressing it, I can shift my energy. ... Read more

  • Life is precious

    11/18/2017 1:07:20 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    "I don't talk about this much, but at one point in my life I was very depressed and considered suicide. I am so grateful today that I had friends... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/11/2017 8:36:30 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I am having a lot of fun with my planner. It is definitely helping me stay on track with my To Dos and I've gotten some good journaling in about ... Read more

  • What a week!

    11/10/2017 8:41:02 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Working with veterans means that the weeks surrounding Veterans' Day is like a major holiday. I'm so busy and tired, that I could sleep standing ... Read more

  • Lunch with the Folks

    11/6/2017 10:51:30 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I had lunch today with my folks. My dad is still working on learning how to hear with his cochlear implant. We ate al fresco so we were outside t... Read more

  • Dead Tired and Very Happy

    11/5/2017 4:53:01 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I didn't win the contest, but I had a blast. It was fun. I saw a lot of old friends. Got a nice compliment from a World Champion of Public Speaki... Read more

  • Big day! Tired!

    11/4/2017 12:50:27 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    The Veteran recognition event went off without a hitch. I had SO MANY volunteers. Such a blessing! The food was great. The stress level was relat... Read more

  • In the garden November 2, 2017

    11/2/2017 10:08:21 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    The sunflower microgreens at 84 hours. Read more

  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

    11/2/2017 12:48:46 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Here I am (with the wrong trophy) celebrating my win ... Read more

  • Just when you least expect it, a miracle. But first...

    10/28/2017 12:07:32 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Today just did not cooperate. My residents bailed on the hike this morning, which was really disappointing. The weather was perfect! It was hard ... Read more

  • More sadness but also good

    10/26/2017 12:18:05 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Yesterday I played Elvira. First off, why is it ALWAYS the hottest day of October when we have Spooky Tales. It's nearly November. The weather ha... Read more

  • I'm a dingbat!

    10/21/2017 2:34:19 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    So, the Keith Urban album isn't new. It must be new to Amazon music or something, but it's from last year. Doesn't matter! Great mus... Read more

  • Added some great new music to my exercise playlist

    10/19/2017 11:35:16 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I listened to Keith Urban's new album on Amazon music. Let me say up front, I normally don't listen to country and I don't recall ever hearing a ... Read more

  • The Sheep Tank!

    10/15/2017 12:25:10 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I finally got a sheep tank. That's a 4' x 2' x 1' tank for sheep to drink out of. Great size for a raised bed. I'm having a little struggle with ... Read more

  • Fantastic Opportunity

    10/5/2017 9:08:14 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I'm going to share this with you as if it were news, but I have known for some time. Just had to wait until others were notified. There is a... Read more

  • A Note from the Universe

    10/2/2017 12:27:47 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Do you get the tut.com emails? I love them. Here's one for you: To empower another, is to empower yourself. To celebrate another, is t... Read more

  • I got them!

    9/29/2017 10:08:27 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I've been saving using an app called Qapital for a few months now. Every time I do a work out of 30 minutes or more (and remember to track it wit... Read more

  • Practice Speech - Done

    9/27/2017 12:47:46 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Got some great feedback from my club to make the speech even better. I'm ready for the main event tomorrow night. Area contest here I come! ... Read more

  • Busy Day

    9/25/2017 3:02:33 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I'm supposed to be practicing for the speech contest Wednesday, but I'm not. LOL Here's my day so far. I planted seeds for fennel, alyssum, ... Read more

  • Lovely Lunch Today

    9/24/2017 11:56:49 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I don't eat enough fish, so I decided to try this recipe today. https://www.100daysofrea
    lfood.com/asian-glazed-fish/ It... Read more

  • Wow!

    9/24/2017 12:32:51 AM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    Tapping last night was on "the world is too dangerous - I'll never be safe." I started at a 9 out of 10 on the distress scale. I was expecting te... Read more

  • Tapping Round 2

    9/22/2017 10:47:35 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    My body finally told me it was ready for round 2. So much easier than round 1. In the first round, I was 10 out of 10 on the SUDS scale (that's a... Read more

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