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Sparks of knowledge...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      2 comments

Sometimes it's a light bulb that goes off spontaneously in your head. Other times, it's the subtle curve of a smile in your direction that makes you blush. Often, if you are not truly observant, it is subtle enough to bypass your sensibilities c... Read more
New Day, New Efforts to Move Forward
Thursday, April 14, 2016      4 comments

When life throws me curve balls, I either have to scramble to catch them or watch them sail in their quixotic arcs and try to duck as they attempt to take my head off my shoulders. As a general rule, I am a pretty effective catcher (especially g... Read more
You Take It As It Comes
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      3 comments

It is always interesting coming back from a week's vacation. Even though it is buttressed by 2 full weekends, that week off never seems quite long enough (or, for some reason, the time-space continuum alters for those 9 days that makes it just s... Read more
Time and Tide...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      2 comments

There are so many things going on in this crazy, confused world. Between political shenanigans, terrorist atrocities, and aggravated corporate ignorance, it is so hard to stay positive! All I can do is take care of myself and those around me for... Read more
Monday, March 07, 2016      2 comments

Living in the vast beauty that is the Pacific Northwest (the Western Washington area, the Kitsap Peninsula specifically), I am continually blessed with dynamic views and extraordinary nature encounters. This morning's feast for the eyes included... Read more
Valentines Thoughts
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      4 comments

Valentine's Day always brings me pause for a multitude of reasons. Primarily, it reminds me how incredibly blessed I was for 19 years to be married to the most amazing man, loyal best friend, incredibly giving lover, and consummate healer a woma... Read more
Gratitude is a forever thing...
Monday, April 06, 2015      3 comments

Reflecting on many things today. On this journey that is my life, I have always been given the strength to face the seemingly insurmountable with the grace and assistance of people who were placed in my life. There are so many to whom I am grate... Read more
Thanks to You I Am Still on the Band Wagon
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      5 comments

It is the end of the school year and things are in hurricane mode. Today is the last day for Seniors to present their culminating projects, graduation luncheon-rehearsal-ceremonies are Friday (which all happen after I teach from 7:45 until noon)... Read more
New Personal Best
Saturday, May 17, 2014      6 comments

Yesterday, at my session with my personal trainer, I did something I haven't done since I was a child. I did box jumps! Granted, the box was only 6 inches tall, but , for a person who hasn't been able to jump on anything for 30+ years! a 6" box ... Read more
Relinquishing Control So I Can Grow
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      3 comments

I find I reach points in my life where I catch myself being an observer rather and being a true participant. These times are usually infrequent and are generally characterized by a general level of subdued behavior, less inclination to laugh or ... Read more
Sinus Blues
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      4 comments

For the last week I have had a flaming sinus infection. I finally caved and went to my doctor and got the antibiotics I need to kill this dizzying monster. I had forgotten how debilitating a sinus infection could be. Given the nature of the anti... Read more
Saturday, April 19, 2014      2 comments

Sometimes life sneaks up on you and snacks you very hard in the face. It takes you by surprise, it makes you reel, and it comes out of nowhere! Memories are like that sometimes. Especially flashbacks of a time in your life that maybe wasn't so p... Read more
Growth Points are a Blessing
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      2 comments

I am blessed to be learning something new every day, whether it be by way of meeting new people or by experiencing new situations. I have learned over time that, regardless of the nature of the learning (be it happy accident, sorrowful happensta... Read more
Bringing it home!
Sunday, April 13, 2014      4 comments

Me before SparkPeople Next week it will be a year and 4 months that I began Deep Water Fitness Class and the one year anniversary of working once a week with my personal t... Read more
Wow, it has been a long time...
Monday, March 24, 2014      3 comments

I checked the mirror this morning and found the face of a perplexed woman staring back at me. I saw that I looked a wee bit confused and had to ask myself what was causing that look. Glancing down at my body, I noted that I was not carrying myse... Read more

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