Kana's drawing. It makes me happy!
Another Kana drawing--she likes hyenas
BUTTONPOPPER1 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I want to lose weight and become more healthy! AND I want to have fun with all the wonderful friends I've made here on SparkPeople. I love my Spark neighborhood. Thanks, guys, for helping me love my life!
My main goal is to be healthy in body and spirit so that I can live the right kind of life.
Eat properly. Forget about food at the end of every meal. Weigh once a week. Do not obsess. Do not limit life in any way because of body size.
I'm from a tiny town in Georgia (with no traffic lights), but now I live in Kobe, Japan. I'm married to a Japanese and have three bilingual, bicultural children--a son, 26, a daughter, 24, and a daughter, 19. I teach English to Japanese company workers, 99% of whom are men. I like my job.
I love reading. One of my favorite books is Fred Chappell's novel "Brighten the Corner Where You Are." And if I could state my philosophy, the title of that book would be IT!
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Hi BP. Thanks so much for your message. I have "liked" myself by accident, too (more than once!). It is a little bit embarrassing, but I sort of figure no one is going to click to see WHO liked my check-in, and if they do, I won't know it, heh!
Re: the falls... yeah, lifting feet higher helps. I don't know about your area, but there is no end of uneven pavement here, rocks and even gravel, holes, pools of water hiding hazards beneath, etc. It's pretty dangerous! Something I am better about doing is carrying a flashlight even if I don't plan to be out after dark. The sun sets here at 6:30 pm or so, most of the year and it's easy to be out a little bit later than planned. There is no street lighting to speak of, and if I do happen to be out in the dark without a light, I definitely am a high stepper! I don't have marvelous night vision (never have) and local people here seem to have great night vision, so I must look sort of nutty. But as a coworker of mine reminds me, we as foreigners here are so odd that we might as well feel free to to whatever, as we can't really make it much worse!
I'm glad you're feeling happy. I am feeling happier than yesterday (grumpy day) which is something!
7 hours ago
Glad you are feeling happy!! Enjoy! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday and upcoming week!
9 hours ago
Me too Carolyn, I am so pleased that we have a real nice relationship for Lucy. I am so relieved to know where I stand, it is all good.
So do tell, what is new with you? How is life in Japan? Are the winters there that terrible that you tend to hibernate or is it just ongoing and you do what you do and not feel you need to be indoors for the months...I know so little about Japan, I don't know anyone local there except you. I have never visited, and I am not sure if I will ever do...But what I have read and seen in photos, movies, it is a truly beautiful place and the people there are so sweet and polite, yes? I do love the food. We have a lovely Japanese center in San Francisco that offers wonderful restaurants and very cute boutiques. I haven't gone there in a very long time, but they do have their cherry blossom festivals and a magnificent hotel that brings in lots and lots of tourist. Will you have a Thanksgiving dinner of sorts in your home?
10 hours ago
LOL...You and I are on the same train...straight ahead...right to a good Sunday! No politics!
Wanted to tell you I had a comment on my page from Susan, incase you didn't see it! I was so pleased she said Ryan is doing great, very little pain and ready to go home! That's amazing! I do believe she will bounce back after given some time to rest and get back to a semi normal routine...she has a house full with her Grandson, Ryan and another dog! LOL
So good to hear from you, Carolyn!
11 hours ago
Just thought of you as I read Susan's first blog and wanted to stop to say Hello!
How was your Saturday...which I know is over for you, and your Sunday soon to begin!
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Things going somewhat better with my DH, it had been a bit up and down! An increase in his one medicine to be started today! How's your DD?
Love and Hugs,
16 hours ago