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An Old Dress, A New Hope
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      4 comments

I do a little knitting. So these ads come up on my social media feeds for a website for craft classes. I don't sew, but I saw this ad for a class for sewing these neat looking colorful wallets. I immediately thought of my small stash of vintage ... Read more
Clawing My Way Back
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      6 comments

One step at a time... What happened? Where did she go? A year ago, I went from working very part time to full time plus. I also went from raging sparkpeople four alarm fire to sad little dying ember. So here's me. Trying to claw ... Read more
The Kitchen Sink
Thursday, May 22, 2014      7 comments

Posted below is the blog I wrote today in it’s original form. I wrote it as 1 blog. Clearly it is 8 blogs. For the brave and bored here it is in it’s original massiveness on the off chance you’re interested. If not, I’ve posted them s... Read more
All The Fame And Fortune Has Gone To My Head
Thursday, May 22, 2014      2 comments

I'm going around calling myself a writer. There are many things in life that I’d like to be really good at like playing the piano, playing the harmonica, playing chess, volleyball, cooking fast without recipes, applying makeup… the list is ... Read more
My Own Wacky Little System
Thursday, May 22, 2014      4 comments

I think the thing I like most about spark is that it has SOOOO many tools, yet I can pick and choose what I want to do. I have patched together my own little system. And it’s working. You may be surprised to know, despite my goal of wanting to l... Read more
The Decision
Thursday, May 22, 2014      2 comments

The hubs and I are going through a lot of big changes in our collective situation right now. In terms of my positive health and fitness changes this has meant stepping back from exercise so that I could focus on some important projects. Despite... Read more
Wonder Twin Powers Unite
Thursday, May 22, 2014      2 comments

One of the best things that has happened since my December reboot is the unexpected cheerleaders that have come alongside me in the journey. I have never been much motivated by having “an accountability” partner. It leaves me feeling like I’m “i... Read more
Goals Are Fertile
Thursday, May 22, 2014      1 comments

Make some goals and they will give birth to more goals. Actually they are kinda like unneutered neighborhood cats. You’ll make some, chase after them and then before you know it you’ll make some more. And when you get serious about making speci... Read more
Holy Stabilizer Muscles Batman!
Thursday, May 22, 2014      0 comments

So when I lifted weights today, I did the same amount of weight I was doing when I last lifted 22 days ago. Usually I’d let off some but I decided to “Beast It!” today as my hubs and his friend say. It was an upper body / upper extremity day. I... Read more
I've Got More Than I'm Using
Thursday, May 22, 2014      2 comments

This might be one of my new motivating thoughts. I know every time I dig deep and even when I just scratch the surface a little more vigorously I always seem to find more. Over the fall I was doing this gym routine I called “my morning tri... Read more
Seriously? Another Blog About Clothes?!?!
Thursday, May 22, 2014      2 comments

Seriously. So I’ve written my last 3 blogs about clothes. Okay, so they haven’t been just about clothes, but clothes are playing a major role in each of them. And yet there are still more thoughts and stories surrounding clothes. Um. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Famous Blue Dresses
Sunday, May 11, 2014      112 comments

Back in 2011, I was somewhere just beyond the halfway point in my five year long return-to-school journey and was home visiting my mom when I discovered something disturbing in her closet. My mom had two blue dresses in her closet. They we... Read more
The Antidote
Saturday, May 10, 2014      11 comments

I have a rule for myself on my spark page: Keep it positive. Clearly I broke my rule with my last blog (aka big ol' rant) about my recent run ins with plus sized women's clothing. This blog entry is my antidote. This weekend I discovered a... Read more
I Wasn't Born This Ugly
Thursday, May 08, 2014      10 comments

Warning: This is a rant about plus sized clothing. And maybe also about the lies we believe. And possibly about other things that may emerge as I let my fingers run away from me. There have been many lies I have believed that have negativ... Read more
What Happens When I Write A Blog: A response to ONEKIDSMOM's blog.
Friday, April 25, 2014      18 comments

al.asp?blog_id=5679740 So I was in the process to responding to this blog when I felt like A. My response was getting too long & B. I wanted to answer this question o... Read more

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