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Morphing into a normal person
Thursday, December 03, 2009      4 comments

Oh blessed scale, I adore you...today. Here's your very own red velevet cushion, a crown for your head. If you keep being good to mama, you will go far. Nice change from the prosaic, "Oh, well..." on weigh in. We are moving in the right dire... Read more
The reluctant writer
Thursday, November 26, 2009      2 comments

I am a writer, a procrastinating writer, adrift. It is not a good place to be. As someone reminded me last year: Writers write. Even though everything has already been sa... Read more
A blessed ordinary day
Monday, November 23, 2009      4 comments

We usually mark our lives by the extraordinary days, but thank God for the ordinary days when life goes along in an uneventful way. We got a late start this morning. We... Read more
the value of a human
Monday, November 16, 2009      4 comments

First, an addendum to my Nov 11 blog about happiness: I agree with you, Mary. Happiness does not always mean joy. I personally feel the pursuit of happiness is overrated. There are so many things in life that I would place a higher priority ... Read more
It's not insomnia
Friday, November 13, 2009      1 comments

"6 Ways to Beat Insomnia Sleep is a cornerstone to living healthy. If snoozing isn't an easy task for you, here are a few tips, without the sheep..." This was on my Start Page today under My Content. No link to take me to the article, a... Read more
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      1 comments

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln. Is happiness a choice? Does living healthy make us happy? Why are we not consistently doing the things that lead to happiness on this journey... Read more
A time to be content
Friday, November 06, 2009      1 comments

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 A time to be content. A moment when all is well with my world. A gift to cherish. A memory to store away, to take out later and bathe myself... Read more
5 weeks progress report
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      4 comments

Today marks 5 weeks since my surgery. I am making good progress. EXERCISING I am doing the exercises set up by the visiting physical therapist. He adds new ones every time he comes. He is teaching me things I haven't been able to do in... Read more
IN or Out: No in-between with commitment
Monday, October 12, 2009      1 comments

There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between. - Pat Riley, basketball coach I've read two blogs today that started with this quote. www.sparkpeop... Read more
This train is bound for glory
Sunday, October 11, 2009      3 comments

This train is bound for glory, this train. My train is on the right track, moving slowly. Each time I reinforce a healthy behavior, my train picks up a little more speed. It... Read more
Thank your body for all the things it does for you
Saturday, October 10, 2009      3 comments

Am I getting a work out or what? We take for granted basic every day movements...until our bodies slow us down and we have to think before we move. Before I settle in the recliner, do I have the cordless phone, cell phone, tv remote, lapto... Read more
Random playoff thoughts
Friday, October 09, 2009      2 comments

I've been watching the MLB playoffs. Yep, all of them. Tonight I watched a game go to extra innings. Lots of excitement, opportunities, razzle dazzle. In the 10th, the pitcher gave up 3 singles in a row. After the manager replaced him, the camer... Read more
Night songs
Thursday, October 08, 2009      2 comments

I am thinking of a song that Debra Talley sings so poignantly: You turn the key Then close the door behind you Drop your bags on the floor You reach for the light But there's darkness deep inside And you can't take it anymore ... Read more
A day in our lives
Friday, October 02, 2009      2 comments

In the nearby village the funeral home has been owned by the same family for generations. It's a gracious white two-story house. Time and again it has been part of our histo... Read more
Recovery from surgery
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      6 comments

Another bit of progress to full recovery today. I was able to get into the bed without using aids or assistance for the first time since surgery. Still not comfortable enough to try for the night, and I don't want to wake everyone once they're a... Read more

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