Why do I make the choice to stay active on Sparkpeople?
I am in maintenance after all. I know the WHAT and the HOW of getting and staying healthy. I have read the articles, the books, the recipes, and watched the videos... so what do I get out of staying active on Sparkpeople.com? I guess I get to... Read more
I have some stuff to sort out in my mind. In the meantime I am doing my best to stay on track with my diet and exercise. It is important. That has been reinforced. I will tell you about it another time... I have to get it straight in my own ... Read more
A big clean and sort day... impromptu
I did not set out to do much today, but the dog and I were up at 7am, so we went out for a 90 minute walk, then made a quick trip to the grocery store and the Tim Horton's drive thru for a coffee, When we got home and I had put the groceries aw... Read more
Lunch with dad... and more discoveries
There is a certain sameness to my Saturday lunches with dad these late three weeks. But he doesn't mind. He eats the same thing for breakfast 5 days a week, and then on the weekends it alters ... but he eats the same different thing both days.... Read more
Rainy days and the blues
I let a lot of things slide yesterday. Some days are like that though. Today was a bit more on target, but the weather was off and on rainy, so my mood sort of reflected that. I also have had a migraine for the past two days. Not as severe a... Read more
Let it go
I spent part of the morning with Dad, sorting more of Mom's stuff. She kept some odd things. I am sure they had some meaning for her, but without context... they are paper recycling, or donation items mostly. A few things have family historic... Read more
bits and pieces of family history...
So, we had a big family dinner for Easter (without mom... these firsts hurt), and dad brought a box of jewelry and a box of photos and family papers for us to sort through and take if we wanted. I already mailed some of mom's jewelry to my niec... Read more
So I went to my parents' house this morning for breakfast/coffee and a walk. We usually pass my dad on his walk, and I stop the car, and Cooper leaps into dad's arms and they walk, while I go park the car at the house, then walk back and meet t... Read more
I took a day for myself today. I slept in a little, and when I woke up I didn't rush out of bed, but lay there with the dog giving him belly rubs. He lay there, four paws in the air, totally blissed out, grinning, for nearly 30 minutes. He sm... Read more
Fake friends and gossip
My family has pretty much been fairly low drama (this month notwithstanding), and my dad is normally the epitome of stoic, and things have always been straight forward... you say what you mean, and don't make a promise unless you mean to keep it... Read more
So, I went to the neurologist yesterday for my quarterly Botox injections. My BFF, Jen, had an appointment an hour after mine for trigger point injections, so she drove. I went back to an exam room right on time, and was seen right away, and w... Read more
Something my mom wrote...
On Death and spirit (ca. the late 90s)
We are all growing, all the time. Sometimes we linger awhile at one point in our path, more intensely experiencing that step. Other times we zip onward, anxious to try the new experiences further on.
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Ups and downs
Yesterday was pretty good (if you discount my annoying noisy downstairs neighbors... but they stuck to making noise during daylight hours, so it could have been worse...), and the snow was all gone, and the sun was out. I took the day for mysel... Read more
Dad and I agreed that we would continue the tradition that mom and I started of me going out to their house on Saturdays and making lunch. There are things in the freezer that dad would eat, but he probably won't prepare for himself, so it will... Read more
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Tears and laughter
The condolence cards are rolling in at my parent's house, and the sweet messages make my dad cry. But some of them contain stories that also make him laugh. It is such a strange dichotomy, this grief. My mom is gone so suddenly that it is a s... Read more