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Friday, October 18, 2013      6 comments

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched... Read more
Please notice
Thursday, October 17, 2013      14 comments

“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country... Read more
Oscar the non-grouch
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      11 comments

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." ~Oscar Wilde ... Read more
Learning friendship
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      10 comments

Until the last few years of my life, I never really 'got the hang" of how to be a friend. I always had companions as a child, but felt vulnerable to them and could not really trust people. I grew up in an emotionally abusive household,... Read more
More than polite dinner conversation
Monday, October 14, 2013      17 comments

I'm feeling pretty emotionally vulnerable today, but in a good way. DH and I went out for supper with my brother and SIL last night. At the table, my brother and I had the best conversation of our lives (I know that this sounds sort of Pollyan... Read more
One of my favorite quotes
Sunday, October 13, 2013      11 comments

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." ~ Earl Nightingale... Read more
Art studio tour
Saturday, October 12, 2013      9 comments

We went out with a group of friends to a series of art studios today, which was inspiring and a lot of fun. We ended the day with a chili supper and lots of laughs at one couple's house. One of those days that you want to remember for ... Read more
CAN you work out today? Lucky me! I can!
Friday, October 11, 2013      8 comments

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Short, sweet and true
Thursday, October 10, 2013      9 comments

"All know the way; few actually walk it." ~ Bodhidharma Even though I thought I knew "how to lose weight" in my younger days, Sparkpeople has helped me learn many things and reinforce the better habits. A better attitude has been my... Read more
You never fail until you stop trying
Wednesday, October 09, 2013      5 comments

I read a ONEKIDSMOM's wonderful blog post this morning and thought I'd share a link to it: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5507700 In my past, I thought (actually, no actual though... Read more
Gorgeous October day
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      6 comments

I made the best of my day today. Mowed two lawns (we're flipping the house through the back yard from us and this has become my job) and did some garden clean-up. October is one of my favorite months and I tried to breathe deep, live in the mo... Read more
Feel the pain
Monday, October 07, 2013      8 comments

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire... Read more
She began...
Sunday, October 06, 2013      11 comments

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Thought for the day
Saturday, October 05, 2013      10 comments

“The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh... Read more
Self-congratulations Friday
Friday, October 04, 2013      4 comments

On most days, I do aerobic weight training (aka FIRM-style workouts) and the other "work days" I do some form of aerobics (I love step training). I also move around a lot more than I used to. Even though my BMI is still considered in the obese... Read more

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