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Pondering and Pain
Thursday, December 29, 2016      2 comments

I shut down my computer around 6:30 pm tonight, and didn't turn it back on until around 8:45 pm. I sat and pondered things that are going on in the world around us, and in our own personal lives. I am a recovered alcoholic and did dabble in... Read more
Word for 2017: Renewal
Monday, December 26, 2016      3 comments

I've posted a few blogs here over the last week that talked about the trials and tribulations that marred 2016, and the goals and hopes that I have ... Read more
Reflecting on this past year - 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016      7 comments

2016 has been one of the hardest years in my past 48 years. We lost my grandpa in May. In June, I had a hysterectomy, hospitalized for collitis just a week later, the following week my boyfriend ended our relationship, and the final week I had c... Read more
My "Before" Post - 12/22/2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016      7 comments

Today has been another discouraging day getting prepared for my weight loss journey. Due to a herniated disc in my lower back, I cannot workout on traditional workout machines, so I am left with walking laps in the pool at the gym. I had left my... Read more
Kicking 2016 to the curb
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      1 comments

I wrote out a new blog on my personal blog page, and thought I'd share the link to it here. I'm so over this year. www.simplicityclassy.com ... Read more
This can be a good thing...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      6 comments

After yesterday's disappointing news, I'm left wondering what the purpose is for having to live with extreme back pain due to a herniated disc for three more weeks? Then I started thinking about and pondering what is positive about it, and what ... Read more
It Didn't Happen
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      8 comments

First off, I want to thank each and everyone of you who prayed for me these past 24 hours. I hate to say it, but the insurance companies didn't budge, and I won't have my procedure until January 9th. I did request more pain medication (I hate do... Read more
Prayer Request: Spinal Block on 12/22
Monday, December 19, 2016      4 comments

I could use a little prayer. I've been fighting with my health insurance companies (yes, plural) as neither of them are showing me as active, even though I'm *supposedly* covered. I had elected to keep my COBRA coverage until the end of the year... Read more
An Update
Saturday, December 17, 2016      5 comments

Well, Monday I started my first day back at work. It felt good to get back into the groove of things, and I'm feeling very hopeful at what this new adventure has to offer. But my health is a huge concern. I still cannot do much of anything... Read more
Honesty: Why do health insurers hate the obese?
Friday, December 09, 2016      2 comments

I'm going to be honest here. I am overweight, and not by a little. Looking at the number of the scale scares me so much that I now avoid it like the plague. Two years ago I lost over 50 lbs through a lot of hard work. Unfortunately, after starti... Read more
It's been rough...but
Sunday, December 04, 2016      8 comments

I haven't had a real paycheck since 9/30, and here it is 12/4. Bills are starting to pile up and the bank account is running dry. The amount of money you get from unemployment doesn't cover everything, so some things have to take a back seat at ... Read more
Can you say "relief"?
Friday, November 18, 2016      7 comments

Back on 10/1 I fell while making a dive to save my CPAP machine from falling onto the floor off of my nightstand after my little Boston Terror decided to get all tangled up in the hose. Well, shortly after that, I found myself in the ER due to h... Read more
Today is a New Day and a New Beginning
Friday, November 04, 2016      6 comments

As of today, I am unemployed. And guess what? I don't care. I'm actually quite happy about it, as the reality is that my job took away a lot from me, instead of adding to it. So, my boss was really surprised when I told him thank you for laying ... Read more
It's Official: The Time for Change has Come
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      6 comments

Well, it is official. I am unemployed. And I'm...happy about it? Yes, I'm happy to be unemployed, not because I get more time off, but because I am no longer tied to an unhealthy situation. I was let go effective this Friday. It wasn't all ... Read more
A Lot Going On
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      6 comments

Well, as you all know from previous blogs that I have been in the process of preparing for a MAJOR career change from IT to teaching. My BA is actually in English, so to transition into an English teaching role is not too far fetched and easier ... Read more

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