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The ongoing lesson of letting go
Sunday, April 23, 2017      8 comments

Most of you know about the serenity prayer, I'm assuming. If not, here it is. It's used to close many 12-step meetings. And even if you don't have any -i... Read more
Letting my spark streak lapse
Saturday, April 22, 2017      7 comments

For about 125 days straight, I've logged into Sparkpeople - to track food, exercise, and some days, just to spin the wheel so I'd keep the streak going. Until Thursday. I thought about grabbing my phone and just spinning for points. But I ... Read more
Great yoga = almost as good as a massage
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      5 comments

I've been a bit irritable of late. Probably due to stuff happening with my husband, my mom, and my sister's tumble off of the stairmaster. I think I mentioned that latter one earlier - the manager at her gym is avoiding me and I've called twice.... Read more
Lazy Sunday with a swim thrown in
Monday, April 17, 2017      7 comments

Hello and happy Easter - I was contemplating a hike with the group but decided not to go 1) because I've been tired and didn't want to set the alarm; 2) to keep an eye on KT. ... Read more
A bit Groundhog day-ish
Sunday, April 16, 2017      6 comments

That's how I've been feeling lately. With KT's fourth (?) procedure for stents, and anticipating what will come with my mom, I've been reminded of some things that aren't too pleasant from two years ago. Still trying to balance it as much a... Read more
More hospital time
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      9 comments

Well, spent the last two days in the hospital as KT got 3 more stents. He had been having chest pressure but only told me yesterday morning. I insisted he call his cardiologist; we had to go to the ER. At least there was no one in the waiti... Read more
Not so bad of a day considering the start...
Saturday, April 08, 2017      5 comments

Which was a call from hospice. Since my mom lives in NC, I had a call a 6 a.m. from the nurse to schedule an intake visit. I had to fill out the paperwork last night and was crying the whole time. I know many of you understand. Even after being ... Read more
Updates from me
Thursday, April 06, 2017      5 comments

I'm looking out the window on more rain. It's okay - I'll take it! We had warm days over the weekend as I crewed for the group of gals I've been training with, as they took on the AR25 (American River 25 miler). There's also a 50 miler ... Read more
The just-for-fun 40 things...borrowed from two fellow sparkers
Thursday, March 30, 2017      9 comments

Borrowed from ADAKARA and ONEKIDSMOM: Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. 1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes 2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? No... both parents smoked and hated the s... Read more
Rock and Roll San Francisco - and other stuff
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      11 comments

Hello all -- on Sunday, I "ran" the RNR SF. This was the half marathon I was supposed to run last year but was diagnosed with a stress fracture a few days before the run. So back we went this year to do it for good. KT was not planning on d... Read more
Blog - Please!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      13 comments

Thank you to everyone who came by my page recently and gave me some supportive comments. It is really appreciated and made me realize how important Spark friends have become in my life. Being retired is a new beginning and in some ways, mu... Read more
A few insights
Sunday, March 19, 2017      7 comments

Hello, it's Sunday mid day and I made it back from visiting my mom yesterday. I've been a bit of a negative nelly about the changes to Spark, but now that I've (hopefully) set the default to my friend feed, I might be okay. Because once I did t... Read more
Is there a magic moment?
Monday, March 13, 2017      12 comments

I've been thinking about this a lot. When you read lots of stories about what motivates people to FINALLY start their journey to weight loss, to take that first step, to spur them into action - it's often a defining moment. I'd like to think I w... Read more
A few rocky days
Friday, March 10, 2017      8 comments

The past few days have been hard for me emotionally. I'm planning to go see my mom next week and meet with her doctor on next steps, probably palliative care. Last night, I was trying to trim Trinket's claws and nipped one of her little pad... Read more
Grief is not bound by time
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      12 comments

My mom is out of the hospital and back to her facility. Today, I had to have some calls with the care team about the orders moving forward. I also spoke to her doctor, thank God she knows my mom so well and understands the difficult balance of h... Read more

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