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Sleep, per chance to dream...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      4 comments

When I was little, my grandmother (and consequently my mother) worried about how much I slept. I could sleep forever. The pediatrician wasn't worried, but what I'm getting at is that I was wicked good at sleeping. This in spite of being afrai... Read more
The 5K (April 29th)
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      6 comments

On Saturday, I participated in a 5k/walk for a group called School on Wheels (the Massachusetts branch called SOWMA). This is a group that serves homeless students in a variety of ways. In some situations, it's a backpack full of school suppli... Read more
The plan
Saturday, April 22, 2017      3 comments

I stepped on the scale at work and found I'm 3.6 pounds above my maintenance range. I'm going to still say I'm in maintenance I've decided. I did debate starting all over again, but 3.6 pounds is something I can get back on track fairly quickl... Read more
Quick blog before camping
Thursday, April 13, 2017      3 comments

It's a holiday weekend here in my state. I don't mean Easter. Boston Marathon Day weekend (Patriot's Day). So a camping we will go. Heading north tomorrow morning. A friend here on spark asked me a question about a status (or whatever w... Read more
Boston
Friday, February 24, 2017      4 comments

The city and I have a love hate thing. I'm not one for crowds or noise so it ca be a tad overwhelming to me. But I do so love the green spaces and all the architecture - the good and the hideous. The museums - Science, Fine Arts, the li... Read more
Starting a new chapter of life tomorrow
Monday, February 13, 2017      7 comments

Ah yes. The sandwich generation. I know so many people who are already in the role of both care taker for the children and the parents. I've lived in a two family home upstairs from my parents for a very long time with this stage in mind. My... Read more
It's been a stressful time
Saturday, February 04, 2017      4 comments

The state of the world certainly isn't helping matters. I think my faith in a higher power (even my non-denominational pagan faith) has evaporated. I have faith in two things. 1) People. Good or bad, people have the greatest influence on the wor... Read more
Should I confess how poorly coordinated I am?
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      2 comments

Oh, what the heck. I mean, if I can make someone smile with little more than a bruised ego, why not? I go to the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. My routine is pretty much the same. I start with the treadmill (doing a modified ve... Read more
Today's writing will have to be journaling
Friday, January 20, 2017      4 comments

I'm not writing this as a political post. I'm not looking for sympathy or even advice. I'm just processing my feelings on paper, so to speak. I am really struggling today. Depression can lurk even on the best and brightest days. Somet... Read more
First blog of the year
Sunday, January 01, 2017      2 comments

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. I only make them if they are completely ridiculous. I made a huge list one year. To give you an idea of what was on it: Give the servants Boxing Day off. The next one was: Find servants before Boxin... Read more
highlights of 25th anniversary weekend
Sunday, November 06, 2016      2 comments

In pictures! Because a picture is worth 1,000 words. The chess board outside of the manor we stayed in. Those mountains... that was the view from... Read more
Back to reality?
Sunday, November 06, 2016      3 comments

I feel like I'm walking on the edge of something. If I were Catholic, maybe I would call it purgatory. I'm just back from a weekend away with my husband. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. It was very good. The years have... Read more
Reboot
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      3 comments

I think what I am dealing with, is in fact depression. It isn’t for the first time. I come from a long line of people who wrestle with it. I know the signs. Add a handful of anxiety to the mix and you’ve got yourself quite a recipe for somet... Read more
Why I ran yesterday
Sunday, March 27, 2016      2 comments

http://www.livelikecam.org/ Short version - Three years ago a 19 year old college student died because of his food allergy to peanuts. This 5K was in his memory. The funds go towards scholarships in his name and food allergy awareness. ... Read more
5K's are like Childbirth, except there isn't that pleasant afterglow
Saturday, March 05, 2016      5 comments

I've done walk-a-thons as fundraisers since I was a kid when we did a March of Dimes walk on a track somewhere. I was 7 or 8 years old. This is one of the ways I try to pay it forward from before the term was common. These events have g... Read more

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