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Things that scare you
Public speaking is one of those things. I am not a public speaker. I am a quiet person. I do not seek out the spotlight. I'd rather work away behind the scenes. Every now and then I find my self in the spotlight. Saturday was that day.
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It was - one of THOSE weeks!
It started off with a friend's dad passing and then I got a call from another friend, his dad also passed the same day! Which meant one funeral service and one memorial service, both two hours from my home. Toss in organizing and hosting the k... Read more
How do you dream?
One day I woke up and discovered my body is fat. My doctor confirmed it, obese category 2 on her weight charts. OK, it didn't just happen over night - but I lived in denial for a long time. I quit looking in mirrors below my neck, hid from cam... Read more
First day of the 5% fall challenge
How committed are you Barb?
I started the 5% fall challenge. The very first day I was going to be out of town. I vowed with this challenge to put my all into making progress - with my eating, exercise and weight loss. I truly want to see... Read more
National Dog Day!
I have a big, black, hairy dog. He is a newfoundland/lab/retriever mix that I got at a neighboring county's shelter. I really didn't intend to bring him home. I was just going to "look" and thought I would schedule an appointment with my daug... Read more
Like sands through the hour glass so are.....
the days of our lives. The opening line of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Not sure what brought that to my mind this morning, but it just popped up in my head. Sometimes things do that.
I got out of the shower. Ahhh, the days of ou... Read more
Hot hot hot!
No, I don't like it hot, hot, hot!!! The heat and humidity is contributing to my feeling like a wet rag! Saturday I took refuge at the beach for a few hours. Yesterday it rained and only added to the humidity. It is pretty miserable out.
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Captain's Log: Day 9
Spark Date: June 10, 2016. Unfamiliar territory.
The fireworks and drama at work have run their course and a less stressful, peaceful environment is being restored. The dog's digestive system has returned to normal and there have been no... Read more
Day 7 the path challenges
So yesterday (Day 6) was a totally challenging day for me. I overslept. I got to work later than normal. I arrived to some furniture installers who were here to install furniture in an office. The scheduling department called the day before ... Read more
Day 5... I feel good!
Day 3 - I cleaned out the refrigerator. I haven't tackled the freezer - but everything came out of the refrigerator, I washed it down. The things that went back in? The farm fresh eggs from my daughter's chickens, the butter and spreadable bu... Read more
Yesterday I decided it was time to step up my game here. Midway through the day. Not tomorrow, not later - but right then. I had my granddaughter's 8th grade graduation ceremony at her school. I had just enough time to get home, let the dog ... Read more
Somebody push me off the ledge....please?
About 15 years ago a group of us decided to get our adrenaline rush and jump out of an airplane. It was a static line jump. It sounded like no big deal. It sounded pretty fool proof. Step out of the plane, the chute opens, you land on the gr... Read more
Onward to Scotland!
Saturday I finished the GR20 trail in Corsica on my virtual walk. It was quite the hike. Funny, I got sucked in by the quaint old church they showed in one of the photos and thought it'd be this hike through the old European countryside. Ha! ... Read more
It's a beautiful sunny day here in Michigan! I am hoping to sneak in a short walk on my lunch hour. I am going to a play in a neighboring town tonight so there won't be a walk with the dog on my agenda. Want to get my steps in to check out th... Read more
Life - on life's terms
Life is good. I just got back from a mini vacation. I had a great time. I enjoyed some great things I love and came home feeling rejuvenated. I have some great little things planned for this summer... concerts, ball games, road trips, family... Read more