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Sunday, September 20, 2020      9 comments

The word "grace" was thrown around so much at school board and superintendent meetings that people created a bingo card and a drinking game for buzzwords like "grace." When I finally stopped cringing and twitching at the over-use of this word, I... Read more
Sometimes I Just Need to Tread Water
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      11 comments

So burned out so I'll just try to keep meme-ing my way out of it. I could have sworn I saw a headline that said something like...America is burning and drowning! Who doesn't need a little more horror when a pandemic is going on? The good news is... Read more
Pandemic Life Blues...
Saturday, September 12, 2020      13 comments

I am officially burned out and trying to meme and laugh away my cares as a coping mechanism. Humans by nature want to interact and be near each... Read more
(Online) School Has STARTED!!
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      11 comments

Oh glory be...the kids are back at school.....online (*sad trombone*). I do have to say these teachers are doing an outstanding job of trying to engage the students with music, games and a positive attitude. The world may be a mess, but the teac... Read more
You Have no Idea how Life-Changing you Can Be!
Sunday, September 06, 2020      12 comments

When life kicks me in the gut and I get writing in my gratitude journal, I realize how so many small and large acts of kindness help me dust myself off and get back up. On here, I have gotten so many wise words of support. I have read blogs that... Read more
Back to School Daze
Tuesday, August 25, 2020      17 comments

I notice some weight starting to creep back on as I carb-load...uh, I mean mentally prepare for back to school. Besides tracking my food, especially carb intake more carefully, I figure I should also use one of my favorite coping techniques- sar... Read more
Thursday, August 13, 2020      17 comments

Back when I was more overweight than I care to admit, I was a chronic and miserable people pleaser. I looked outward for my self worth and happiness. If I made you happy, I was allowed to be happy. The problem is too often the target of my peopl... Read more
School Daze Won't Make Me Eat Cookies!
Saturday, August 08, 2020      10 comments

It is truly amazing I haven't run off into the sunset with a plate of warm chocolate chips cookies and some brookies. Somehow I chose to walk and do exercise videos and eat healthy food instead instead! The virtual conferences continue with... Read more
Livin' La Vida Corona
Friday, July 31, 2020      17 comments

I am proud of the fact I haven't run crying into the comforting arms of a warm chocolate chip cookie. I try to just spend my time with veggies, healthy proteins and whole grain carbs since they seem to be better for my mental and physical health... Read more
Thoughts on School Choice for 2020-21
Sunday, July 19, 2020      18 comments

I never thought I would have attended hours and hours of online meetings about the start of school just so I could decide if I want to send my child in person, but I did just that. Meetings were held by:school board, PTA, principal, Head of Scho... Read more
Sunday, July 12, 2020      18 comments

Every time I think I have faced enough, a new challenge presents itself. I have a choice. I can say "why me?" or I can find ways to count my blessings. Even in the darkest of times, there are so many things to be grateful for if we look for it. ... Read more
Thoughts on 2020
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      14 comments

Thought I would share some memes that express my feelings on 2020 which has brought me one challenge and adversity after another with the pandemic on top like a spoiled horrid smelling topping on a rancid banana split. That said, I am eating hea... Read more
Back to Basics
Sunday, June 21, 2020      13 comments

"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics … am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise every day?"–Edward Albert Rather tha... Read more
Thinking my Way to Freedom
Friday, June 12, 2020      14 comments

I have so much more control than I realize when it comes to managing life stressors. I always loved the Cognitive behavioral therapy self-help idea that changing your thoughts can change your feelings, but I realize actually applying this well i... Read more
A Tad Hungry
Friday, May 29, 2020      14 comments

I think this too shall pass, but in all honesty, as I am ultra strict with documenting ww points to lose my Covid6 or was it 7 or 8 weightgain, I find that hunger is often there to some degree if I am stressed because emotion and hunger can be i... Read more

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