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Reflections on the Day of My Second Shot
Saturday, February 20, 2021      12 comments

Today’s my day for a second vaccination shot. It feels like I am in line for a school hall pass, or about to take a break from a long siege. It remains to be seen how ‘free’ I can be in the world or how open the world will be, but I am eager t... Read more
Making a Living Quilt Out of Pandemic Days.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020      5 comments

I’m fortunate to be involved in a couple of organizations I value right now. I also love to learn and like to cook. I like to play games—word games and card games. I am in touch with our four children and their families. So my Covid life is ... Read more
Making Days Better During Covid
Thursday, September 17, 2020      14 comments

I took action yesterday to improve my ‘bobbing’ spirits around being shut in for Covid. I say ‘bobbing’ because I’m not always crabby about it, but sometimes I am. Here are three things I did: FINALLY took another yoga class, live, ... Read more
Putting a Stamp on Today
Sunday, August 16, 2020      13 comments

Putting My Stamp on Today This is a blog I wrote, pre-Covid. But as I reviewed it today I realized it still speaks of what I value about an early workout. Enjoy! I drove to the gym this morning at 5:45. It was dark and raining. I f... Read more
Sunday, August 02, 2020      11 comments

On some level I can’t name I feel more settled in with this Covid time. Perhaps it is simply accepting what is for a bit and finding ways to entertain and engage myself. Not that I am on fire by any means, but I am enjoying somewhat the lack o... Read more
Writing about My Life
Sunday, June 14, 2020      11 comments

On the At Goal and Maintaining daily check team thread, our leader, Maree, talked today about writing, particularly writing memoir. It got me thinking about the place of writing in my life and I am sharing here, some of my reflections. If anyo... Read more
Hope and Celebration Video
Thursday, May 14, 2020      8 comments

While we struggle on with our new circumstances colleges all over the country are holding commencements. This is a performance from the College of Wooster in Ohio that gives me hope for our future and college grads everywhere. It also demonstr... Read more
Monday, May 04, 2020      11 comments

I sure miss hugging. I wasn’t raised in a hugging household. There was plenty of affection and love, but in the 50’s such things were less common, saved for moments of extreme grief or—for the littlest of children. In my twenties ... Read more
Reflections on Whining: I Can Do Hard Things
Sunday, May 03, 2020      12 comments

I don’t like myself much when I whine, but I also feel like living with the corona virus restrictions is understandably whine-worthy. I am not sick BUT I feel like I am living the life of a person with a chronic illness. Maybe the closest... Read more
How to Celebrate Small Wins on Way to Big Goals
Thursday, January 30, 2020      7 comments

I found this fun article today and want to share it. It lists some specific ideas about how to celebrate small ‘wins’ on our journeys. All of them are better than a delicious, but defeating, hot fudge sundae! https://thriveglobal.com/sto... Read more
Blog Love
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      12 comments

I picked up this great inspirational poster from Sparker Cindy247 today on the feed. It spoke to me as I begin the new year wanting to shave off some creep weight gathered over the past year. It’s too easy to beat myself up. This poster sugge... Read more
I Want to Feel Full
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      8 comments

Every new year I pick a word as a way of setting an “intention.” There are so many good ones...kindness, gentleness, tenderness, adventure... I have not decided what my 2020 word is yet, but today I am reflecting on the word FULL. I want ... Read more
Reflections on Christmas Morning
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      11 comments

Good morning, and Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah! It’s early and quiet this morning before everyone gets up, including a 6 year old. I asked him yesterday if Santa was bringing him presents and he said, “of course!’ Confident little guy.... Read more
My Expired Baking Supply Pantry
Saturday, December 21, 2019      9 comments

Today I made some banana bread to give to a young grandson who loves it. It was the only holiday baking I’m doing this year because we are traveling to our son’s home where his wife will have plenty of baked holiday treats on hand. But w... Read more
Monday, December 09, 2019      12 comments

This is day 4 of a cold virus and I’m not worse and maybe a touch better. Still. I miss heading out the door for some solid exercise. Alas, this too will pass soon enough. And I just remembered that last year at this time I had a broken leg!... Read more

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