Death and taxes
Sorry so morbid. But that's what I've been doing -- working on my mom's taxes and it is hard to look through all of the paperwork marked as "DECED" for decedent or the months of social security that only go through June. Which, by the way, they ... Read more
Not as bad as I thought
-- getting through a busy workout weekend. On Saturday, I had a hike in the morning, and ended up with 8 hilly miles. I'm glad that I'm no longer doing the long mileage as even that much had my ankle hurting.
I headed home, had lunch, then... Read more
When I think of Valentine's Day
Of course it's a day for me and Ken, but also the other people I love or have loved in my life.
I often think of a time when I was in graduate school and lived near my parents. I would often go over to have dinner with them (good excuse to ... Read more
This and that
I have been alternating between cranky and sad lately. I’m not sure why; I have a few ideas.
1 – a neighbor is having a new roof installed. That is noisy enough, but the roofers are blaring loud music while they work. I can hear it INS... Read more
What happened to winter?
It has been over 70 deg for the past few days and will be until the end of the week. I can hear a few frogs croaking outside the window (which is open) and earlier sat outside and listened to birds chirping. A few trees are already blooming, all... Read more
The fine line between shame and self love
One of my goals is to do new things, try new things. This week, I went to a concert, Katy Perry to be exact.
I haven’t gone to a concert in a long time. I can’t even remember when. Especially a big one like this. But we have a new venue in ... Read more
As soon as I wrote that I thought of the recording artist of the same name, though I believe he spells it Weeknd. Hmm. Digressing already.
I passed on a 10k run in Granite Bay to rest the ankle - which meant swimming. I missed a bald eagle ... Read more
A few days away in SF
A major benefit of being retired (thinking of ONEKIDSMOM) ! - is you can do things during the week, like take a quick little trip. Which is what my hubby and I did this week.
We headed west to San Francisco, which is not far, mile-wise fr... Read more
The little voice that says "what if"
I heard that little voice in my head this morning after my weigh in. I'm down a bit, been up and down for the past month (and actually lost weight, a tiny bit, over the holidays). And that little voice began imagining again what it would be like... Read more
Friday Rest day before busy Saturday
Today I didn't exercise, partly because I had a meeting first thing this morning for my library volunteer gig. Partly because I have a 12 miler planned tomorrow AND a swim clinic. A little scary.
My husband was so sweet, he got me flowers ... Read more
One little experience
...can almost ruin your day. But it didn't.
I woke up tired. Like I had been really active during sleep, and I kind of felt like there had been a journey or trip of sorts while dreaming. But couldn't remember it.
I decided to cancel PT... Read more
Tracking - LTGL challenge struggle
This one is both necessary and hard for me. I find that I resist doing it; like I don't WANT to know how much I am eating. So I am struggling with this, knowing that not being consistent with what I know will help, will ultimately lead me to reg... Read more
When the blog disappears..
I started a blog on Friday and was about halfway through and it magically disappeared. I've heard that happen to others and I wasn't motivated to try again! Oh well.
So updates from the last few days: I went to a track workout Thursday nigh... Read more
To the gym, to the gym
Okay, I wasn't going to let a morning appointment and rain deter me today. Two days without exercise -- enough. So I made a point of getting to the gym and doing elliptical for 35 minutes, then doing some weights. Since I'm not doing chair exerc... Read more
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The rain arrives in CA
..which meant that I didn't do much for two days. That usually isn't an excuse, but I also had things scheduled and with the way things go for me since being retired, I didn't factor exercise in.
We had a good day Sunday, I took Ken out to... Read more