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"The Rest Is Noise"
Saturday, June 23, 2012      2 comments

I'm reading this history of 20th century music. The author is Alex Ross. I am enjoying it and being edified. The book helps to explain why I had trouble appreciating some composers (Berg, Shoenberg, for example) and why others are much more ... Read more
A candle burned on the table....a candle burned
Thursday, June 21, 2012      8 comments

That's Mrs Palmer and her pet pig. I've always tried to figure out what my cats are thinking (and why do they always think in English? ... Read more
Don't get derailed!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      8 comments

Today was my weigh-in day for one of my teams. I had lost a pound. At first I was a tad disappointed but then I realized that if I could lose a pound each week, I'd be thrilled with my progress! I didn't have any superfluous eating yest... Read more
5% Cats in Summer Challenge
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      7 comments

My 5% Cats in Summer Challenge Pledge: -- I will keep track of my mental health and not allow myself to spend too much time wallowing in the slough of despond. -- I will get at least 30 minutes per day of cardio -- I will do ... Read more
Those Winter Sundays
Monday, June 18, 2012      4 comments

Those Winter Sundays By Robert Hayden Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thank... Read more
Poem for dead mothers and fathers
Sunday, June 17, 2012      3 comments

Parents by William Meredith What it must be like to be an angel or a squirrel, we can imagine sooner. The last time we go to bed good, they are there, lying about darkness. They dandle us once too often, these frien... Read more
One pound of body fat (human)
Sunday, June 17, 2012      8 comments

This picture gives me pause. And after pausing, I'm leaping up to go out to the gym and work out.... Read more
I am Greasy Joan! And it feels right
Saturday, June 16, 2012      3 comments

Winter WHEN icicles hang by the wall And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into the hall, And milk comes frozen home in pail; When blood is nipt, and ways be foul, Then nightly sings the star... Read more
Ike
Friday, June 15, 2012      4 comments

I didn't know whether I wanted to quote Henny Youngman or Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower today. I know that at Spark People we try to keep things optimistic and non-combat... Read more
Numbers
Friday, June 15, 2012      2 comments

June 7, 2012: (non-fasting) Trig: 232 HDL: 42 LDL: 76 Total Chol: 164 A1C: 6.2 November 9, 2011: (fasting) Trig: 181 HDL: 37 LDL: 64 Total: 137 VLDL-Calc: 36 A1C: 5.9 Sept. 19, 2011: Trigylceride... Read more
A Wasted Day and THE GREAT GATSBY
Thursday, June 14, 2012      6 comments

Every so often I have a "Lost Weekend" day--a day when I feel so unwell that nothing is accomplished and the following day I feel as if I have had a lost weekend. I don't bounce back as I did in my youth. Tonight we are doing "The Great Ga... Read more
June 12th
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      5 comments

I have been doing quite well with my food, my exercise, with my Sparking. And yet it's all quite exhausting. It seems to consume too much of my life and there's little left. I cannot think what I need more than a 30 or a 35 hour day. I ... Read more
My Weight loss history
Monday, June 11, 2012      6 comments

I had previously put this information in a blog but I want to repeat it so I can consult it more readily: I have been keeping track of my weight most of my life. 1969: 117 (college age) 1974: 161 (9 months pregnant) 1979: 143 (afte... Read more
June 10th: Am I sexy?
Sunday, June 10, 2012      2 comments

I just joined a challenge with one of my spark teams; "Separation of Church and Weight". The mission is to think of a way to become more sexy by July 4th. I don't know if the mission designer is paying tribute to or subverting the traditiona... Read more
My Daily Routine
Saturday, June 09, 2012      2 comments

This is for a day when I am NOT working and hence not urgently needing to get someplace: 1) wake up when I wake up--no alarms 2) stumble out to kitchen, feed cats... Read more

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