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Something's gotta give

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      8 comments

I set rather high standards for myself and I tend to be very unforgiving if I don't achieve them. I think I'm ready to admit that I may just have too much on my plate and that means deciding to either let something go or maybe lower my expectat... Read more

A short blog about books

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      7 comments

My husband thinks I am addicted to books. I'm not. I could stop collecting and reading them at any time (perhaps not until after my vision and ability to hear was taken away and maybe not even then). I have 8 books in progress at the momen... Read more

Rainbow Narwhals - a tribe of many colors

Friday, May 08, 2015      2 comments

My 9 year old has this thing for "Rainbow Narwhals". I don't have any idea where the concept came from. He thinks it might be his own. He thinks it was a response to unicorns and rainbows. He likes narwhals and why shouldn't they have rainbo... Read more

Why I haven't been blogging much (all excuses)

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      2 comments

To say I’ve been lax with blogging would be a tiny bit of an understatement. I’ve had a few things going that have impacted setting time aside to write much about what is going on in my life. Truth be told, when things are going spectacula... Read more

A different sort of challenge for me

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      4 comments

There was an article about self talk and how when we start life style change, we're all gung-ho, but after a while, we start talking to ourselves, putting us down because we slip or lose our enthusiasm. My situation is a bit different. I'v... Read more

Not much of a blog

Thursday, March 26, 2015      3 comments

I took a photos of myself today. The swelling is almost completely gone now so this is pretty accurate to the "end result" the surgeon was expecting. I guess it takes some people as long as a year, so I was ahead of the curve. He said I still... Read more

A couple of things occured to me today

Monday, March 23, 2015      6 comments

Three. Three things occurred to me today. 1) I survived my first day back at the gym. Not quite at the level I left at, but I'll get there. I'd thought about adding 2 more days a week to the gym. I might eventually, but not this week. ... Read more

What's that word I'm looking for? Insane?

Sunday, March 22, 2015      7 comments

I know I'm starting to feel better now. I can tell because I'm restless. My mother has episodes of restlessness. They were more intense when she was younger. It's physical for her. She has to escape. She would drive to Provincetown (the ve... Read more

Getting back into a routine while procrastinating

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      4 comments

As of yesterday, I was cleared to start working out again. I've decided to hold off until next week to do so however. My old routine, the one I want to get back, I went to the gym before work on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I don't like sta... Read more

Things I need to remember (post-op)

Saturday, March 07, 2015      4 comments

March 17th is the big day for restrictions being lifted. This is when I can start working out again, lifting, and trying food that requires more chewing effort - sandwiches, chicken, an attempt at steak. I ate some egg salad yesterday and ... Read more

March 1st - reflections on February

Sunday, March 01, 2015      3 comments

February was a kind of big deal for me. We had one snow storm after another with no melting in between. Almost 100 inches of snow all told. I love the snow, but I was worried about it interfering with my scheduled jaw surgery (It didn't) and ... Read more

Wired shut for at least one more week.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      4 comments

It's snowing again. There are leaks in the kitchen and bathroom downstairs. Ice dams on the roof line there. Visited with the surgeon who assisted my DR during surgery. My DR got called out of state for a family emergency. Short versi... Read more

More snow pictures

Monday, February 09, 2015      5 comments

Well, we've gotten a bit more snow. No school for the kid today or tomorrow. More snow coming Thursday and Sunday. With highs in the teens, there won't be much melting. It's unbelievable how much snow there is. Read more

Post-op stuff

Saturday, February 07, 2015      4 comments

Let's start with the snow in the driveway. It's snowing again now and is supposed to go on for a few days, dropping another foot (or more) by Monday. There is no place to put more snow. Read more

Super Bowl Sunday ~ Last day before surgery (and perhaps another snow storm)

Sunday, February 01, 2015      4 comments

This is a quick one today. For those not following my "saga", I am having jaw surgery tomorrow. I've known I've needed this for a while (I've needed the surgery longer than I have not needed it - I was 19 when I found out my jaw wasn't aligned... Read more


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