I am back home now after having my sleeve surgery and I am doing well. On my way with this new tool and new way of nourishing my body. ... Read more
Counting down to a new tool
Eight more days and I will have bariatric surgery-the sleeve. I am doing my pre-op prep now. As I write this my stomach is growling but I am motivated to a new way of nourishing my body-eating to live, not living to eat. I didn't bother with ... Read more
Another day to give thanks...everyday in my household is Thanksgiving. I do not need a special holiday to be grateful to move in my right mind, flex my muscles, exercise and use my God given talents and just appreciate life and all those around.... Read more
Veterans Day 2016
Today was a nice day to honor Veterans-including myself for the service to our country. Gotta love the good old USA-we are sometimes like a dysfunctional family, so full of ourselves, forgetting those who fought the fight before us, leaving a c... Read more
So glad this process is going to be over and counting begins in a couple hours. This has been a stressful election year and very eyeopening. It is unfortunate that subtle racism still exists. I have an union negotiated day off and I really do... Read more
Day after Mom's new birthday
Day one of going into eight years of Moma having a new address. I played "A Song for Mama" a lot yesterday, worked and got frustrated with folks and just smiled and sighed when I thought of Moma throughout my "new" normal.
When I settle ... Read more
Moma's New Birthday
The day I dread and rejoice the most...my Mom's new birthday. I played the Moma song by Boyz to Men on the way home from work. It doesn't get any easier, her presence is felt deep in my heart. I no longer enjoy fall's arrival, just trying to ... Read more
Fall's gentle arrival
Thanking God for the lower humidity and finally finishing up September. It was a growing month. Buried my father in law and now hubby and I are just learning to live in our new normal. Is there such a thing? Time will tell.
I was happ... Read more
Fifth day of the month, getting ready to return to work tomorrow and I was able to reflect on this Labor Day how far I have come, where I want to go and making a plan to get there.
I am thankful for the message in yesterday sermon that re... Read more
I am returning back from Minnesota from the burial of my father-in-law. Another Dad gone, that is both of our dads in an eight month time span. August was by far the hottest, most trying month for me this year. It was just grueling and as I s... Read more
Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet and say a prayer and keep it moving. I am just forging on. Had some tough revelations in the past few days with my family and it hurt some members to the core. I had to process it, step back, ... Read more
Day of Revelation
Some days are better than others and I realize now what use to be is not always going to be, I have to get over it, suck it up and move on.
The sad realization that my hero is not my hero and man will disappoint, but thankfully so, God wi... Read more
Ending July hot and strong..
This has been one hot long month, even with me only working half of it, I am beat and drained
I am hoping ... Read more
Did something different today
Today before work, I got my hiney up at 5:15 am, squeezed into my fat bathing suit and went did 45 minutes lazy river water walking. My back, hips, legs are sore, but I feel accomplished, I had intention and I was just like Nike and did it. An... Read more
Dog days of summer
It has been one long, hot, long and very hot summer...Even though I had the first part of July off, the chaotic shape the world is in with all the cop killings, minority killings has made me paranoid to the point I just do not want to face anybo... Read more