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Stopped short in my tracks

Sunday, November 01, 2015      9 comments

Well. The course was great,surgery was a success and my hearing was restored, however an unforseen complication has left me unable to sit or stand unassisted, walking only tiny bits with a cane and losi g optimism quickly. I'm sick many times a ... Read more

Planning for insanity

Thursday, October 15, 2015      6 comments

I feel a need to plan my week for accountability (ok, and maybe a little sympathy) Here goes: - Had a good run Tuesday! - Today (Wednesday) was a full 7am to 10pm day, so a 'rest' day for me. - Tomorrow is a packed day, but I... Read more

*tap tap. *Is this thing on?

Monday, August 31, 2015      7 comments

So I suppose the more things change, the more they stay the same. I still have four jobs. They're different jobs: research assistant, Personal Support Worker, teaching assistant and respite worker. Still very physical work, too many hours (... Read more

Crazy bizzy but ready to reignite my Spark (which never REALLY went out!)

Friday, September 07, 2012      7 comments

My did I have a great summer! Also, a very TOUGH summer! Juggling several jobs, active kids and hubby's bumpy first months out in the culinary world all while trying to live on NO money has tested my patience, creativity and resilience. I'm happ... Read more

Blessed beyond imagination

Thursday, May 17, 2012      9 comments

I love it when a plan starts to come together.... I moved my family here about 10 months ago - full of ideas that were hazy, hopes that were a little thin and very little idea what it would take to really get settled in a new place. It's be... Read more

Looking for your best advice about overcoming fear

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      9 comments

Hi gang! I'm looking for tips about how to beat my fear of public speaking! I know, ironic that someone with this fear would choose to teach public workshops... I'm having a lot of anxiety about getting up in front of the large groups I'm t... Read more

Success and goals for crazy weeks

Friday, April 27, 2012      5 comments

Hi gang! I've missed you this week! It's hard to believe I had an exam on Monday, and now it's only Friday. Wow, it seems like this week was a month long. I know, it's hard to get a job in this economy - but it depends on what you want to d... Read more

The view from here

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      7 comments

I keep saying that, if a person HAS to run on a dreadmill, I have the best one there is - and I've been meaning to post a picture of my view from it. Finally got the technology together (and up off my butt), so here it is: Read more

Brain, why can't we be friends?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      8 comments

I so often feel like I'm battling with my brain. Battling negative thoughts, moods, the tendency to think that EVERYthing is falling apart when one thing goes wrong... (catastrophic thinking - I'm looking to write a research thesis on this in th... Read more

insert a witty 'I'm getting back on the wagon' blog title here. Tis the season!

Thursday, February 02, 2012      9 comments

I've been finding my posts getting a little long winded lately, so I thought I'd deposit some of that nonsense in a blog entry instead. Now I can be INSANELY long winded! My feet are feeling much better and my 5 week xray looked fine so I h... Read more

Choice child moments

Thursday, February 02, 2012      4 comments

Mom. I think your legs are too muscular for that bathing suit. (time to get back to *Sparking*)... Read more

Stress and learning

Monday, October 24, 2011      2 comments

So I wanted to share something about this weekend. I completed my training to be a First Aid Instructor for the Red Cross - woo hoo! I'm so glad I got it done, and so proud of myself for doing it. It was hard for me! I've seen so many people cra... Read more

Birthday fitness test!

Monday, October 03, 2011      7 comments

As I have done on other birthdays and will likely continue to do in years to come, I gave myself a little fitness test - ran as far as I could ;o) I've been feeling pretty crummy on my runs these days. I've speculated that it might be all the hi... Read more

parent musing

Sunday, September 18, 2011      14 comments

So, I went canoeing with my 8-y/o yesterday - how fun! A very crisp Fall morning (we even had our toques on!) It was my first time in a canoe since my first wedding anniversary! It took me a little while to get the hang of it again - turning was... Read more

September 11-17 Fitness and insanity* (*not the workout!) plan

Sunday, September 11, 2011      10 comments

**edit*** So, after some very astute and much appreciated comments, I realize I need to revise my schedule to include a bit of REST (revolutionary concept!), some better study planning and some FUN! ***Monday - switching it up again! REal... Read more

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