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Beautiful Saturday with dogs
Saturday, February 04, 2012      5 comments

DH and I spent our afternoon at the Great Lakes Pet Expo in Milwaukee. It was a great day - I enjoyed meeting so many wonderful dogs. We ended the day watching "The Puppy Bowl", which melted my heart and made the stress I'm feeling lately just... Read more
TKAM favorite quote
Friday, February 03, 2012      1 comments

DH and I saw the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's production of "To Kill A Mockingbird" last night and I was blown away. If you are in the Milwaukee area in the next month, I highly recommend you see this production. I fell in love with the s... Read more
A necessary evil
Thursday, February 02, 2012      6 comments

"Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success." ~Bo Bennett ... Read more
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      3 comments

My husband of almost 25 years has a birthday today. He just left for work and I'm trying to decide what special thing I can do for him. We do have dinner plans and play tickets tomorrow and today I'm SUPER busy with church volunteering ... Read more
Trying to hustle DH out the door this AM
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      3 comments

I've got a bunch of appointments today and I'd also like to get in a step workout. This means I have to start said workout very soon in order to get that, and a shower in before this morning's first appointment. I like to do this without distr... Read more
The cliff
Monday, January 30, 2012      2 comments

I’ve been on this journey for over a year now, and have passed many tests along the way. I’ve challenged myself many times to think differently and then act differently. It’s not been easy, but I have to admit that once I set my mind different... Read more
Sunday, January 29, 2012      8 comments

"I don't forgive people because I'm weak. I forgive them because I'm strong enough to know people make mistakes." ~ Anonymous ... Read more
The button-pusher
Saturday, January 28, 2012      7 comments

I admire folks who volunteer; those giving souls who help out without monetary gain make the world go 'round, but let's be honest. Some of these folks have a need to make sure that the rest of us are reminded (daily) that nothing would get done... Read more
My friend's surgery went well!
Friday, January 27, 2012      4 comments

I talked to my good friend today, who had surgery on her back on Monday. She sounds like her old self. I think the pain she had all of last year had made her depressed and withdrawn and it was so good to hear her sound like her again. T... Read more
Cerebral quote of the day
Thursday, January 26, 2012      1 comments

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ... Read more
Double workout? I must be nuts!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      10 comments

Today, I had so much energy I did two step workouts and then cleaned the house. Now, I don't make a habit of the double workout, and I'm definitely not addicted to exercise, but it just felt like the thing to do this morning. Let's see ho... Read more
Unmotivated by competition
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      6 comments

I have an amazing group of friends who motivate me to be a better person every day. They are kind and smart and caring and interesting and interested...and I'm a better, happier person for knowing them. We have a book club, which I dearly ... Read more
Nervous energy
Monday, January 23, 2012      12 comments

A very good friend of mine is having spinal surgery today, and I can't stop thinking about her She's in her early 40s. She is beautiful and smart and funny and active and she was one of the motivations for me to get this SP process started... Read more
Climbing mountains, dog hair and otherwise
Sunday, January 22, 2012      10 comments

I have a Dyson vacuum cleaner, which I love. It has a clear dirt canister so I can see the pile of dust and dog hair collecting as I clean. Somehow this motivates me to vacuum more often, even though I HATE vacuuming. I just hate it. So, I t... Read more
My borrowed, short-and-sweet dinner party philosophy
Saturday, January 21, 2012      5 comments

"You don't win friends with salad." ~ Homer Simpson We're hosting a get-together tonight and I have a taste for nachos. I will eat all foods, but in moderation AND I will enjoy the salad one of my friends is bringing! Enjoy your ... Read more

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