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Is it Fall yet?
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      4 comments

Gosh I am ready for cooler weather. I do not mind the heat here after living in the south for many years, but I'm a bit done. It was 100 degrees here. I got out of the house after going for a run/walk because my hubby is sick and I feel bad sayi... Read more
Mindful walking - scents and smells
Monday, September 26, 2016      3 comments

I have been working on several topics off line, with the 30 day blog challenge as well as the Fall 2016 5% -- but both challenges have topics that I want to spend a bit of time with, so haven't posted them yet. So I"m here right after my morning... Read more
Blog Challenge Day 3 - Who I am Closest To
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      3 comments

I'm fortunate that I have a good marriage and good friends in my life. I find that how close I am to each of them varies with the ebbs and flows of life. Right now, I'm very close to my husband because we spend a lot of time together now t... Read more
2016 Fall 5% Community Challenge - 10 reasons (Motivation Topic)
Saturday, September 17, 2016      5 comments

Today's assignment is to list 10 reasons you want to lose weight. I have more than 10 and may add to this, but wanted it here so I can reference it as the challenge progresses. ... Read more
Behind already! But here's day 2 - Dream Profession
Saturday, September 17, 2016      3 comments

I've joined the Fall 5% challenge and also the 31 day blogging challenge....and am already behind! I've worked out every day this week so far and am hoping for a long walk tomorrow. I woke up really tired today and didn't feel great but went to ... Read more
Blog Challenge! 1st day for me - 10 Facts about me
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      6 comments

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday I discovered a 31 day blog challenge and decided to join in - even though I'm late to the party... Here are the 30 topics: Day 1: Write Ten Facts About Yourself. (You cannot do simple facts such as "I li... Read more
Random Acts of Sparkgoodies
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      5 comments

I find it a bit hard to keep up with the different teams I'm on, and also try and check in with Sparkfriends. But one thing that has been fun is giving "goodies" to people. Periodically, I will give something to someone who has posted that... Read more
Sunday, September 11, 2016      3 comments

emoticon I have come to think of September 11 as the date that many of my generation remember the way our parent... Read more
Thoughts on self-care and boundaries
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      5 comments

"If people are used to us taking care of their responsibilities, feeling, and problems, they may give us flack when we stop."-- The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie I've been a big caretaker for most of my life. I am still in the proc... Read more
Friday, September 02, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday when I did Zumba, there was a part during the class called "Freestyle." You basically do anything you want. I tried not to look like a complete idiot. There are mirrors everywhere. So a lot of freestyle random thoughts. One of my ... Read more
Thanks for the support
Thursday, September 01, 2016      2 comments

I really appreciate this community and the support for the last few days. My husband had his follow up with his cardiologist today. We'll see....I'm not a big fan of this doc. We are pushing diplomatically to have things reviewed with the head o... Read more
Monday, August 29, 2016      4 comments

I got to walk today so that felt good. Four days of sitting around the hospital with just walking to/from the car or to lunch...not enough! By the time I got home each day, I was wiped out and had to take care of stuff here. I now understa... Read more
Again. Discouraging..
Saturday, August 27, 2016      15 comments

My husband had a heart attack on Thursday. He was having chest pain after being at the gym, I was volunteering at the library. So he calls me....I told him to call 911!!!!! He did, and was rushed to the hospital. One cardiac cath and additional ... Read more
Out of my comfort zone
Thursday, August 18, 2016      4 comments

So I have been in a bit of a funk this week; not really sure what's going on but had the opportunity to process a bit with my therapist. As a result, I realized that this retirement thing is a bit more challenging than I thought....and that I'm ... Read more
Off Kilter
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      5 comments

Hello....been a weird couple of days. I met a friend for lunch on Sunday, and felt like things were a bit off between us. I couldn't really figure out why and am deciding not to take it personally. Just felt like said person was distracted and p... Read more

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