My Own Spa Day
One of my goals this week was to get an extra swim in as part of my exercise for the week so I got to the pool yesterday late morning. It was BEAUTIFUL out yesterday -- warming up again here in Sacramento with a bit of a breeze. ... Read more
Depression, Diets and Drama - Letter D, Part I
Who knew so many words come to mine for the letter D? I could easily think of a few more, but I'll stop there.
Depression. I'm someone who has suffered from depression as well as anxiety. I've mentioned it a couple of times and am leaving a... Read more
Interrupting the alphabet series - Mother's Day Weekend
Happy mother's day to all of the moms - of humans, cats, dogs, and other fur kids. I'm not a big fan of Mother's Day as I've mentioned, because like many things, there is a lot of emphasis on something that I'm not a part of and because it feels... Read more
As much as I try to avoid it, I compare myself to others. Someone is always thinner, prettier, smarter, has better skin. Better teeth. A better runn... Read more
B is for Baby Blanket
My sisters and I all had baby blankets when we were little. I'm not sure how we acquired them; if my parents bought them or they were a gift from friends or family.
We each had a different color. Mine was a kind of blue-green. They were wi... Read more
A is for Adulting
I've been having trouble finding a focus for blogging so am starting down the road with the alphabet. Although I also thought I could easily do a couple more "A" blogs---anxiety, Anne (my sister). But let's start here.
Adulting. I see this ... Read more
End of the Weekend
Funny how weekends feel the same, even when you are retired.
I slept LATE today and have been tired all day. Depsite that, I did go for a swim ... Read more
Perspective and Acknowledgement Helps
I was finally able to connect with the attorney, give that info to my sister, and let it go. I've offered my sister help if she needs it but it has to be her decision.
After that, I did about 3 hours of volunteer work scanning books for the... Read more
A few good things
Sometimes it's the little things. I was reminded of this yesterday when I "found" a pair of Merrell sandals that I'd been looking for. They're perfect for wearing when I swim as they're a hard plastic material. I was making myself nuts trying to... Read more
The ongoing lesson of letting go
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
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
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
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
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
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More hospital time
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