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Brody bits in which he is learning to "wait"
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      9 comments

Not a lot of progress on my healthy goals. Frankly, I'm dithering, going in circles, self-indulgent, going the easy route- take your pick. I need to learn the lessons I'm trying to teach my Brody. We're just finishing up what will probabl... Read more
Progress: making better choices
Friday, April 21, 2017      12 comments

Since recognizing my perfectionist tendencies a few weeks ago (after all these years... seriously or maybe they've just gone past the healthy range in recent years !?!?) I have been reflecting on the causes of frustrations which trigger me to t... Read more
Brody bits in which Brody watches the SP spinner
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      9 comments

The boys and I have developed a very "bad" habit and it goes like this: After our morning walk around the block and then breakfast, we sit together while I drink my coffee and check in on all things Sparkly etc. on my laptop. Now when I sa... Read more
Brody bits in which Riley is very naughty
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      10 comments

Friday was a beautiful, sunny day. The boys and I, armed with a carrier full of coffees from our fav drive-thru donut/coffee chain, headed out to my DS's to spend the morning with my niece, 15mo great-niece, and nephew. My great-niece li... Read more
Saturday, April 08, 2017      17 comments

Mom was taken to the hospital Thursday night after following her doctor's very specific orders at her Wed appt. regarding her need/use of nitroglycerin tablets. After three tablets call 911 which they did. I missed the "excitement" and numerou... Read more
A perfectionist? Me?? You??
Monday, April 03, 2017      18 comments

To pick up where I left off a blog or two ago... for years, I had laughingly said that food is my drug of choice. So when I saw a book called “Food: the good girl’s drug” by Gold mentioned here on SP, I was drawn to it. It isn’t the first art... Read more
Brody bits in which he came home from the groomers... well, naked.
Saturday, April 01, 2017      11 comments

No April Fool's joke here and no photo either. I won't humiliate Brody by documenting how he looks today. But take my word for it... he's almost hairless except for his cute little face and ears. So why did my wonderful groomer shave him... Read more
Brody bits in which he gets a glowing reference from his doctor
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      9 comments

My two dogs - whom you have probably met through my blogs or at least seen by my name here on SP - continue to bring a great deal of joy into my life. Pet owners "get it." Sometimes others don't. I have a family member who doesn't. And someh... Read more
Pondering perfection
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      10 comments

Haven't had a lot to say lately. But my mind has been going full speed pondering some major issues. One of which is perfection. Right off the bat, let me say I know it isn't humanly possible. But I'm afraid that some of us internalized it so... Read more
As long as i've got my friend feed - I'm happy
Saturday, March 11, 2017      19 comments

Yeah, change is hard. Harder for some than others. SP is a great resource, web site, community. Everyone should be civil no exceptions. The filter "People I follow" on the community feed does not give the same results as the dr... Read more
Brody bits in which there is a new game and a mystery
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      10 comments

It's been a little tough for 4yo Riley to have to share the limelight with a puppy. Rather surprisingly, Brody has taken the dominant role. Of course, I think it's safe to assume Brody didn't get many social skills growing up in a cage so he i... Read more
Switching tracks
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      13 comments

Some days, my life, specifically my journey to better health, looks like this: And some days, it looks more like this: ... Read more
Brody bits in which his winning personality wows another crowd
Monday, March 06, 2017      14 comments

Yesterday started off rather rocky for me but I got myself turned around by the time Brody and I needed to set off for our latest adventure in dog (and his human) training. I had snagged the last open spot in "Therapy dog training class" with a... Read more
Life is short - go out and play
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      11 comments

Lots has been posted about weather this winter across the U.S. My thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by last night's tornadoes. In my community there is a very popular sentiment - we may have to endure a longer and snowier winter tha... Read more
Make your own weather
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      19 comments

Saw this little message somewhere a few weeks ago and tucked it aside to think about for a while. Many of us comment on the weather around us espec... Read more

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