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August 1, 2020 - Glad to start a brand new month
Saturday, August 01, 2020      4 comments

I feel a little stuck with my weight...gained 3 pounds during the home confinement days and while I have lost 3 pounds during the 5% Challenge - I am right back to being 5 pounds over my challenge commitment to lose and 7-8 pounds over my ideal ... Read more
July 31, 2020 - Thinking about my Dad
Friday, July 31, 2020      6 comments

This would have been his 111th birthday. We were together on his 95th ... brunching at a local restaurant. He had been in a convalescent care center awaiting a room in the local Bethany Home which had various levels of care and where he would ha... Read more
July 30, 2020 - I did it
Thursday, July 30, 2020      5 comments

Awoke at 1:30am and had trouble getting back to sleep, so I wrote in my journal and eventually did get back to sleep around 3:30 or so. It meant I slept in a little, but was not going to fall into my 'task trap'. ... Read more
July 29, 2020 - Figured something out
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      9 comments

I guess it has taken me waking up with 'foreboding' to stop and analyze my feelings. And I now realize I have been creating a rut of 'tasks that HAVE to be done" but I really 'don't WANT to do'. Of course we all have things we don't really want ... Read more
July 27, 2020 - Was going to post lots of angst today...but I got this instead.
Monday, July 27, 2020      12 comments

_QZ-N611SUaCSsEKk_sFg I believe this to be a model of a life well-lived, with credit going to healthy diet, good exe... Read more
July 24, 2020 - Nearing the end of Climate Reality Project Leadership Training
Friday, July 24, 2020      8 comments

This has been an intensive week of live and on-demand online sessions with some homework and certainly communing with other people concerned. Met this very interesting man in my table group and wanted to share 'his story'. Not surprised to know ... Read more
July 21, 2020 - Bad Habits of the 'staying at home'
Tuesday, July 21, 2020      9 comments

I already have developed some 'poor habits' since leaving a regular job. So I am concentrating on addressing now before I succumb to the conditions that these habits wreck upon my body and my wellness. 1) Staying in my nightgown till 11 - ... Read more
July 20, 2020 - Sometimes I just don't get it.
Monday, July 20, 2020      11 comments

I signed up for the 5% Challenge and after 2+ weeks have lost a few pounds. Call me happy emoticon But I h... Read more
July 15, 2020 - Finding a new reality, a new normal
Wednesday, July 15, 2020      14 comments

I cratered yesterday. So many plans thwarted by the pandemic and new stresses added to my life. I need to sit down and sort out what I have control of and what I can't control. Then I need to chart my course in a positive and grateful way...and ... Read more
July 13, 2020 - Moody Monday Blues
Monday, July 13, 2020      10 comments

Joined the Fall 2020 5% Challenge (Shooting Stars is my team) and have struggled to understand the rules. Have been frustrated but with 'a little help from my SparkFriends' I think I am straight. Took me a week+, how did I grow so dense? I am as... Read more
July 7, 2020 - Invasion of the 'handy men'
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      8 comments

Sorted through the files of the family corporation, I think we owe the feds $4K and the state $0. More work needs to be done today in setting up the management of the software program. Maybe I will get to it...maybe not since I believe tech supp... Read more
July 6, 2020 - Time to tackle my new job
Monday, July 06, 2020      14 comments

I have been basking in not having 'a schedule', though I have signed up for a couple of volunteer opportunities. The first is to sign up for training (10 days online for 2 hours a day) to become a advocacy leader in the Climate Reality Project. ... Read more
July 5, 2020 - Don't confuse greatness with goodness (Post 4th of July)
Sunday, July 05, 2020      7 comments

An excellent article in my local paper on Katherine Lee Bates who wrote the poem / words to "America the Beautiful". Interestingly she revised those words at least once..."And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea". Thy GOOD. ... Read more
July 4, 2020 - At a friends suggestion and in response to my personal outrage....
Saturday, July 04, 2020      8 comments

In our chaotic world and in response to my Christian teaching I learned - living an abundant life all about cultivating relationships with God and my fellow human beings. I for my part today offer up a different kind of celebration of the ... Read more
July 4, 2020 - Kick off 5% Challenge
Saturday, July 04, 2020      7 comments

Not sure what I am doing on this 3rd day of Retirement and the kickoff of the challenge. All I can do is try to follow the rules (both the challenges and the documentation of the journey). I am starting with a 2 pound weight gain from my Wellnes... Read more

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