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Friday, October 25, 2013      3 comments

This has really been one crazy week for me. Our household is a well-oiled machine that runs on two people's efforts. Oh, okay, I know, I know. It's not so well-oiled that it doesn't squeak a little. And every once in a while something goes ... Read more
It Is Written
Thursday, October 24, 2013      6 comments

I sit here with the word "DENTIST" written on my hand in eyeliner pen. Yes, last night as I wiped off the little bit of makeup I wear, I had a sudden fear that with all the infinitesimal things I have to remember (Thursday is garbage day) I... Read more
New Moves at the Gym
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      3 comments

Well, I wish I could say I was all fired up and enthusiastic, but the truth of the matter is it's been cold and rainy and DH is away travelling on business, so you won't find much passion, verve, zeal, or gusto here. I am getting by, though... Read more
Imaginary Problem
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      2 comments

I wore my lucky socks to Step class today. I also wore a grey tennis skirt, an orange top, and my Skechers shoes with the pink and orange laces. I surprised myself today. I wanted to save my knees so I grabbed the old "baby bench". Cou... Read more
Clothes Don't Lie!
Monday, October 21, 2013      4 comments

Well, after sitting for so long in what I thought was maintenance, I started to see the scale go down. I never thought anything of it, really. I had changed the batteries in the scale, and when DH said his weight was down a bit too, my initial e... Read more
I Got Lucky!
Sunday, October 20, 2013      5 comments

Lucky socks, that is. A good friend and fellow Sparker went on vacation and brought me back the gift of kneesocks. "Lucky" kneesocks -- in that they have the word LUC... Read more
Shawl Pins
Saturday, October 19, 2013      3 comments

So today I went to a local Fleece Festival. I thought I would have the opportunity to get some lovely new yarn, but -- since I am chock full of wool at home already -- I was looking for bargains or unusual finds. I particularly love a good hands... Read more
Down Down Duvet
Thursday, October 17, 2013      4 comments

Well, I had great intentions of going to the 6:00 PM Step class tonight, but decided that, after my overly ambitious day yesterday, I should probably spare my knees, so I didn't go. That decision was helped by the fact that I came up with a... Read more
Don't Sic Your Mini-Monkeys on Me (And Other Tales of Tai Chi)
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      3 comments

Today was my busy day. This morning I had my appointment with my trainer. We worked on upper body today. Form is everything. I did deadlifts, but I had to maintain the "pervert pose" -- which means I pose for perverts looking at me, n... Read more
I Must Be a Few Cards Short of a Deck
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      6 comments

I had a bad case of insomnia last night (which doesn't happen very often, thankfully) so I didn't fall asleep until after 2:00 AM. It's not that I wasn't trying to fall asleep. It's just that I was lying in bed wide awake, coughing occasionally.... Read more
Motivation, Past and Present
Sunday, October 13, 2013      3 comments

Today we had a combined family celebration of both Canadian Thanksgiving and my father's birthday. We had a wonderful buffet brunch and there was so much exquisite food I had to pick and choose which delicacies I really wanted because I was not ... Read more
Off Kilter
Friday, October 11, 2013      4 comments

Sometimes the social part of SparkPeople can be mentally exhausting. Actually, I guess the social part of anything is mentally exhausting for an introvert. And yet, isolation is not the answer so I just keep plugging away, adapting to the c... Read more
Blackberry Punch
Thursday, October 10, 2013      4 comments

Last night I went to Tai Chi and I carried a tiger to the mountain. It's a bit like grasping a bird's tail, actually. In fact, once you put the tiger down, I think it morphs into a bird and in a vain attempt to rescue the situation, you rea... Read more
Testing Perceived Limits
Wednesday, October 09, 2013      4 comments

Today was a day for new things. I've done some things today -- successfully -- that I (almost) thought I'd never do again. As simple a little thing as grapevine step. That's walking sideways, crossing your leading foot in front and beh... Read more
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      5 comments

Well, I made it to Step class this morning, and as promised Dan the Man wore his knee socks and posed for another photo, since last week's didn't turn out. Then he made me pose with him, so we got this picture: ... Read more

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