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Hidden Clues
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      5 comments

Funny thing about blogs. I sometimes find that what I don't put in them, is just as revealing and illuminating as what is written. I recently wrote a love letter to myself. I wrote it spontaneously and from the heart with no pre-meditation of th... Read more
Love Letter to Myself
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      11 comments

The challenge for February for the Love Your Body, Love Yourself Team was to write a love letter to yourself. If this was a decade or so ago I would say I had trouble putting pen to paper. I guess now it is finger to key. First, the challenge fo... Read more
Dem Bones
Saturday, February 02, 2013      9 comments

When I met my husband more than 30 years ago he was pretty much a bone rack. He was 6ft. and a half and weighed about 132 pounds. The first time he hugged me I was crunched by all those bones. I told him he was lucky I had so much padding to hug... Read more
Goals or Hurdles
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      6 comments

emoticon I don't know if anyone else on Spark experiences this, but when it comes to my goals they have to be KIS... Read more
Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Friday, January 25, 2013      4 comments

I am reading a very intriguing book by Aimee Bender called "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake." This quirky piece of fiction tells the story of a young girl Rose who has a gift or maybe a curse of being able to feel the emotions of the person... Read more
Calling people with Osteoarthritis in the hip - help!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      3 comments

I have moderately severe osteoarthritis in my right hip. I find managing the pain and doing exercise kind of a quandary. Do I ignore my constantly barking hip and keep exercising?The pain never fully leaves. So, you can't say don't exercise when... Read more
Spousal Support
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      8 comments

This morning I was complaining to my husband that I have gained 7 pounds. Without judgement, or responding negatively or positively to my statement he said, "That's it! Tonight we are going for a walk." To which I said, "No, because all my favou... Read more
In Trouble
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      5 comments

As of this morning I am 7 pounds up in weight from my lowest point. I want to get these 7 pounds off and more before I go on a cruise in mid-March. Yesterday, I went to a Chinese noodle house with my boys and loaded up on carbs. It seemed to sen... Read more
Nursing an Owie
Friday, January 18, 2013      6 comments

On Monday, it was very frosty and slippery and instead of wearing boots, I had on running shoes. I was on the way to the gym. I pulled, and pulled on my car door which had frozen shut but I was standing too close to it and I hit myself in the fa... Read more
Off Balance
Monday, January 14, 2013      5 comments

Ever have a time in your life where you are a bit off kilter? This has happened to me now for two days running. First, I misread my passport thinking it was coming up for renewal in February of 2014. Luckily, my son had just returned to Canada f... Read more
Dressing for Comfort not Comments
Saturday, January 12, 2013      14 comments

Yesterday, I had lunch with about 20 or so retirees that I used to work with at the library. Actually, none of us like the word "retiree" it sounds tired or like a retread. We are thinking of renaming ourselves. How does "freebarian" sound? ... Read more
Saving Myself
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      11 comments

This will sound strange to most, because I have made a very small change in the New Year and yet, I feel like I have stretched out my own hand to save myself from drowning. Although I never lost my focus on physical exercise this holiday season,... Read more
Gates of Wisdom?
Sunday, January 06, 2013      6 comments

I couldn't resist passing this one on for all of us tech lovers out there: LIFE IS SHORT REMEMBER TO LIVE ALOHA Windows vs. Ford Motor Co. For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have e... Read more
Off track
Saturday, January 05, 2013      9 comments

I must hang on to the memory of how I feel today. I must not get temporary amnesia again. Today, after going on a road trip I feel really crummy. I ate a bunch of no good for you snacks using my trip as an excuse. Now instead of having a couple ... Read more
Fashion Advice Part II
Monday, December 31, 2012      7 comments

When my son Gavin was trying to convince me that my year old top was hanging on me, I was pretty incredulous. "Oh no, it is a knit and is fashionably loose." He left the room and came back several minutes later with his cell phone. He showed me ... Read more

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