*tap tap. *Is this thing on?
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!)
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
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
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
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
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:
Brain, why can't we be friends?
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!
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
Mom. I think your legs are too
for that bathing suit.
(time to get back to *Sparking*)... Read more
Stress and learning
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!
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
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
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
S'More challenge!! GO AZURE GIRLS!!!
***edit: I'm AMAZED that I haven't been eating all my freggies. I think I get those in great quantities every day, but somehow my perception wasn't accurate. Hmmm... food for thought!
Sweat - 5 pts for each 15 minutes... Read more
Some random thoughts about stress, anxiety and BLC
Gee whiz, I haven't blogged in awhile! Amazing, with all the changes going on in my life, you'd think I'd want to blurb it out a bit more. eeeeenyhoooo..
First week of school and first week of BLC - what a hit! It's been challenging trying ... Read more
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