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Tradition!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      2 comments

Tradition! I don’t know if you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof, but for Tevye, tradition is what keeps their lives safe and balanced. “Without our traditions,” he explains, “our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof.” Through the play or... Read more
Tradition!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      0 comments

Tradition! I don’t know if you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof, but for Tevye, tradition is what keeps their lives safe and balanced. “Without our traditions,” he explains, “our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof.” Through the play or... Read more
Dead Stars
Friday, January 10, 2020      1 comments

The poet Ada Limón was on PBS Newshour over the holidays and was speaking to the need for poetry. She quoted from her poem Dead Stars and this line really struck me : “Look, we are not unspectacular things.” Let that soak in. ‘We are NOT UNs... Read more
Hiraeth
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      1 comments

So. Positivity. I do try to find the positive in things. Look, my purple-hearted, white clematis is blooming from earth to sky, My strawberries are starting to set! I finally saw Paw-Paw blossoms! But sometimes one feeling reigns supr... Read more
Streaks
Tuesday, August 28, 2018      4 comments

Okay, so this may have just happened : (It's hard to see, but on the right it shows I've logged into Spark People for only one day. The days ... Read more
Two days on, Six days off!
Saturday, June 30, 2018      2 comments

It's just SO HOT! and what should have been a half hour drive home from seeing Mom took an hour due to bridge work. 500 million degrees out there, everyone else with their AC Blaring, me in my little Soul, windows down, radio blaring and singing... Read more
Heavy heart
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      13 comments

She was the most amazing friend. She was my nearly constant companion. She got up with me no matter the time or the weather because there was work to be done. She worked for the joy of it and was never swayed by treats. She would chase a tennis ... Read more
Apathy
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      4 comments

I feel like crap. I want to scream and rant and rave but it just seems like too much trouble. I want to go to one of my groups for help but people there have REAL problems so I feel like I'm whinging. I'm only about waist deep in this quagmir... Read more
Randomish thoughts
Monday, January 01, 2018      1 comments

I get the feeling, when I blog, that I am spewing forth the same diatribe over and over and over and...well, you get the picture. In a way it's true. I mean, reinforcement, right? But in a way it feels like spinning wheels. So while r... Read more
Timing
Friday, December 15, 2017      2 comments

My nutrition has been all over the place the past two years or so and has resulted in my putting back on 25 of the 115 pounds I had lost. I get frustrated that I have had such a difficult time getting that back under control. The past few mont... Read more
Patterns
Monday, December 04, 2017      3 comments

Did you get a chance to see the Super Moon? It was amazing. But what makes it super? Two things need to be in place. First, the moon has to be at its closest point to the Earth, and it has to be full. I mean, if the moon is new and clos... Read more
Peace, Love, and Pushing Through
Sunday, November 05, 2017      2 comments

Wow! You want to talk about positive? Our gym is closing just before Christmas. Our gym is not just a building with equipment and sweat but one of the longest-running gyms in the area, and has become a community in itself for so many of us in th... Read more
Seeing Stars
Thursday, October 19, 2017      4 comments

There is nothing in this world quite like an October sky during the new moon. I am so fortunate to live in a river valley away from much light pollution. This morning after feeding my animals I turned off my flashlight and just stopped and dr... Read more
Feeling healthy
Monday, October 09, 2017      2 comments

So the challenge is to describe how I find or define health in ways other than weight. One is muscle! I love that when I shower my shoulders feel muscular and firm rather than squishy and soft. My clothes fit better and I can do more. Getting th... Read more
Running Free
Sunday, October 08, 2017      2 comments

This weekend is the local big run. One of the church groups here puts on a half-marathon, with a 10K that Saturday (yesterday) and a 5K on Friday night. This year I did the 5k at an average speed of 6 MPH, garnering a 2nd in my age group. ... Read more

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