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22 to forever
Saturday, March 07, 2020      4 comments

Today, I reflect on the fact that my husband and I have been married 22 years. There are times when it feels like yesterday and times it feels like a lifetime. I don’t think anyone ever really knows what they are getting into when they say “I Do... Read more
Sunday Night Blues
Sunday, March 01, 2020      4 comments

I am educator by trade. The only thing worse than Sunday night panic is the last day of Summer vacation. But here I sit with a different kind of Sunday Night blues. Tomorrow my DH goes in for surgery that will have him out of commission for 8 we... Read more
Still Stressing . . .
Saturday, November 02, 2013      6 comments

On Tuesday evening, My dad went back into the hospital. My mom took him via ER as he was having chest pains. By Friday, they had decided to go and do a heart procedure on him. By the end of the procedure, they were very confident about what t... Read more
Update - Part II
Friday, October 18, 2013      8 comments

emoticon Dad is back at home now. By yesterday afternoon, the medicine had been regulated to the point where all ... Read more
UPDATE
Thursday, October 17, 2013      7 comments

Many have been asking about an update on my dad. I don't have a great deal of news yet. He is still in the hospital. They have to read the results of some of the testing from yesterday. He is also being seen by a neurologist as well about ner... Read more
Thanks TEAM!!!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      7 comments

It is refreshing after a day of working and then rushing to the hospital to see dad, to know that so many people who do not really know me are willing to pray for my dad. I have always said that prayer will take me where God needs me to go. It ... Read more
Tough Day
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      22 comments

I had a surprising day yesterday. As I was driving home from the gym, my sister called to share that my dad had been rushed to the hospital for heart issues. I grew up in a small town, so in serious conditions, they have to send patients to a ... Read more
What's in it for Me?????
Sunday, October 06, 2013      2 comments

As part of the 5% Challenge, I need to articulate my motivation. Why do I want to participate? why do I want to Lose weight? Why do I want to get healthy? Why do I want to get fit? I want to be a better form of myself. For years, I wan... Read more
Pre-Challenge Pep Rally
Monday, September 30, 2013      1 comments

As I mentioned before, this is the first Challenge that I have everdone. I am excited and nervous that I will not hold my own on the team. But that, my friends, isn't the way to START a challenge, now is it? I love the fact that I need to ... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge
Sunday, September 29, 2013      1 comments

I am going to do it. I am joining a challenge. I am beginning the Fall 5% challenge. This is the first time I have tried a challenge. Although a bit nervous, I feel that I need this kind of motivation and accountability. Here is my exercise ... Read more
It will be a great week!
Monday, September 23, 2013      2 comments

I can usually judge my week by the way Monday starts out. This is true of waking the kids in the morning, getting the weeks menu off and running, setting the pace for the day. I went into today knowing that if I wanted this to be a good week, ... Read more
Half empty . . . Half Full!
Friday, September 20, 2013      1 comments

As a High School counselor, it is my job to help students see the big picture. I talk about the importance of positive self-talk. I talk about finding your successes and dwelling on them. I also share the importance of acknowledging your fail... Read more
Great Start!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      2 comments

Sometimes the start is more important than the end result. I would venture to say that the direct correlation exists. Whatever your goal, if you start on a bad note, you never feel like you have achieved as much, succeeded as much, or pushed a... Read more
Just starting over . . . AGAIN!!!
Monday, September 09, 2013      6 comments

This is becoming a mantra. Not one that I am very proud of. However, I always come back. Why???? Because in the grand scheme of things, I want this. I want to be healthy. I want to feel good about myself. Or, maybe I just haven't hit my lo... Read more

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