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Oh, Yummy! NOT!
Sunday, August 05, 2018      4 comments

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with diverticulosis, which is basically where you have little pockets or pouches in your colon. I pretty much live life normally, but every now and then it flares up and the not so fun ensues. After doing e... Read more
What does 100 lbs look like?
Friday, August 03, 2018      8 comments

As I've been recovering from my yellow jacket incident and kidney stones, I've had a lot of time to just "think", and one of the things that I've really thought about is "how much does 100 lbs weigh"? I mean, think about it. I cannot actually j... Read more
Am I Really 50? When Did That Happen?
Friday, July 27, 2018      12 comments

I was born July 28, 1968 to a 16 year old mom and an 18 year old dad who had just been drafted into the Army and was about to be shipped off to Vietnam. ... Read more
My Vision Statement To Start The Next Half Century
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      9 comments

I'm turning 50 on Saturday, so I thought I'd sit down and redo my vision statement. It's always good to sit down and re-evaluate where we are in our lives and look over the map of what's next. So, here is what I've mapped out for now... Vis... Read more
Now that has "passed", time to move on
Tuesday, July 24, 2018      7 comments

Okay, now that the stone is gone, it is time to move forward. Last Wednesday, while waiting to be seen by the chiropractor, I was sitting on a wobble seat doing my "stretches". Yes, the chiropractor has us sitting on these doing 3 basic ex... Read more
Just Stop
Monday, July 23, 2018      14 comments

Okay. I'm done. Really, I am. On July 11th, I was viciously attacked by yellow jackets and had a severe allergic reaction. On July 18th, I star... Read more
I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Back Up Again
Thursday, July 19, 2018      6 comments

Last Wednesday night, I decided I wanted to do a little landscaping work in my front yard. I had been planning it out and finally had the energy to do it. I had setup my tools by the area I planned to work, and had already moved a lot of the sto... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's a Monday
Monday, June 25, 2018      40 comments

It seems like Mondays are always a headache, and what a way to start a week than with an actual headache. Ugh. But I'm not going to let that stop me. I've got to break this cycle of just sitting up here in this self-pity state and get rid ... Read more
Feeling a Little Better
Monday, June 18, 2018      9 comments

My new job has me working from home, so my desk that I spend my day, slaving away, looks out at into my side yard at my fence between my yard and my neighbor's yard. A lot better than sitting in a cubicle. Besides, Boots enjoys sleeping under th... Read more
Two Different Mindsets
Sunday, June 17, 2018      8 comments

It is strange to think that yesterday, my mind went into two different realms. As I swam with my family during the day, I felt wonderful, free, and euphoric, as I was free from pain, and finally able to move freely in the water and have fun with... Read more
Surprises Along the Way
Monday, June 11, 2018      10 comments

All along the way, and even after, the road I had to travel, I kept thinking about how messed my life had really become. I had really screwed up and how I was never going to recover. But I was amazed at the people I encountered along the way who... Read more
Taking Time for Me, Myself, and I
Sunday, June 10, 2018      6 comments

While I am finding that I am getting my "mojo" back, I am still finding that my energy reserves still feel "depleted" and I just "can't". So, I have to find ways to do "self-care" now to ensure that I don't wind up where I was just a few months ... Read more
Apologies and Hope
Saturday, June 09, 2018      11 comments

I'm sorry I had to drop off the site for awhile. I'm sorry I had to abandon my team, the leaders, and teammates. I'm sorry to let people down. My only reasoning: life came to a screeching halt. Finances were no longer available. My depressi... Read more
Thinking Only Positive
Thursday, April 19, 2018      12 comments

After being stuck in a rut for so long, I feel like maybe, just maybe, my life MIGHT be turning around. Ever since the injury on October 1, 2016, my life has just hit rock bottom. From not being able to work for a year, to struggling mentally, e... Read more
My Thoughts On the 5% Challenges
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      5 comments

One of the overall leaders of the 5% challenges has challenged us to write out our thoughts in blog form today. So, I'm taking up that challenge. First off, I should explain what the 5% challenges are for those who are not familiar with th... Read more

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