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#473: So Tired and Confused
Friday, March 25, 2011      17 comments

We've all had one of "those" days, haven't we, when everything goes wrong, everyone we come into contact with is angry or rude and, well, you get the picture. My day today was luckily not one of those but was an OFS one -- Overwhelming Fati... Read more
#472: Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Thursday, March 24, 2011      13 comments

Saw a sign outside a car wash that wanted to promote that it doesn't use those strip things that slap against the cars. The sign: "Hand Wash $10." My thought when seeing it? I can wash my own hands at home and save 10 bucks. D'oh. ***** I... Read more
#471: One Picture and a Week of Doubt
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      16 comments

Since last September 16th I have lost 45 pounds, down from a high of 290.4 to 245.4 through last Friday. I know I have done well but I thought I was finally looking slim and trim. Until this past Sunday when I saw a photo of me taken with a... Read more
#470: Spring's Flowers
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      12 comments

Wanted to share pictures of the yard's first spring flowers: Aren't they an astonishing color? They are actually a brilliant orange. ... Read more
#469: "Have" To Versus "Want" To
Monday, March 21, 2011      15 comments

It's no secret that there have been a whole lot of leaves to rake from the yards again this year. But now the grass is covered with a thick layer of golden green mold pollen. That's what I was raking until a few minutes ago. Keeping up with... Read more
#468: Can You Make a Decision?
Sunday, March 20, 2011      16 comments

Every day we make dozens, maybe hundreds of decisions. Some we make by rote -- the time to set the alarm, what time to leave work, whether to pick up the kids at their activities and on and on -- while other decisions require us to choose betwee... Read more
#467: There Are No Quick Fixes
Saturday, March 19, 2011      9 comments

Today I saw three totally unbelievable sights. First was a house that had the foundation slab poured. When it dried, the entire house suddenly appeared, completely finished and decorated. ... Read more
#466: Remember the Daisies
Friday, March 18, 2011      14 comments

This afternoon I was raking leaves in the back yard. The 50-year-old oak trees don't to want to part with them all at once so the raking often feels like a never-ending task. But I noticed a profusion of brilliant white and sun-glow yellow ... Read more
#465: Make Every Day a "Good" One
Thursday, March 17, 2011      10 comments

This evening's moon is shining bright with twinkling stars joining it in the night sky. There is a cool refreshing breeze. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. A fitting end to another wonderful day. I've read several blogs this week abo... Read more
#464: I Treasure My Spark Friends
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      12 comments

One of the great things about SparkPeople is the connection we make with others. I was scrolling through my friends' list again tonight, checking in on people and as I did I realized how blessed I am from knowing all of you, or as is often said ... Read more
#463: Random Thoughts About SP
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      12 comments

SparkPeople is valuable site for anyone who wants to lose weight and make new friends. In no particular order here are other random thoughts about SP. with which you may or may not agree: * I am grateful this site is free to use and I do un... Read more
#462: A Positive Start to the Week
Monday, March 14, 2011      9 comments

Have you had a good day recently? One that is not spectacular or necessarily exciting but simply nice? I did. Today. After the past couple of days fighting the veil of darkness, I had a pleasant time today. We had a board meeting of the cou... Read more
#461: A Positive Attitude Fights a Veil of Darkness
Sunday, March 13, 2011      21 comments

For days I have debated writing this story but after reading of others in a similar situation I decided exposing something I deal with may help someone else. I suffer from depression. Some studies claim this is a brain disorder, others clai... Read more
#460: Remaking Ourselves One Step at a Time
Thursday, March 03, 2011      21 comments

Today, I ran across these two quotes: "Greatness lies not in remaking the world but in remaking ourselves." - Mahatma Gandhi “Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Dr. Ma... Read more
#459: So Very Tired
Saturday, February 26, 2011      20 comments

Lately, I have read many blogs and status updates from people who say they are tired. This is something that hits me from time to time, like this past week when all I had energy for was to rake a bag of leaves or put the trash out. The rest of t... Read more

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