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Sugar is not Love
Thursday, February 25, 2021      16 comments

Over the years as we have dealt with aging parent issues intensifying, I have come to realize just how dysfunctional my family is and how love was confusing to me growing up. I always knew my parents loved me, but there was so much discord, pres... Read more
Reflections on Recent Weightloss
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      17 comments

Well since I announced that after losing the pandemic weight I am on the road to a normal BMI, I have lost 1-3.5 more pounds depending on the day and how I contort myself on the scale. So given that I am now clearly a weightloss expert, I shall ... Read more
The Road to 25...
Sunday, January 24, 2021      18 comments

While I lost any pounds that came creeping up, I still am technically overweight. My BMI is 26 or at least a number that rounds down to 26! I am tall and even my doctor who doesn't mince words said she though I weighed less based on how I carry ... Read more
Losing It
Thursday, January 14, 2021      21 comments

I lost the pounds that came creeping up. I owned them and was fully accountable. I had stopped tracking and did more snacking. So how did I lose it? 1.) Track it all. I had to track every weightwatchers point and stop deluding myself abou... Read more
Dreaming of Peace and Unity
Thursday, January 07, 2021      11 comments

My hope for my country is that out of the literal and figurative ashes and/or destruction left by the unpatriotic and destructive mobs yesterday on the Capitol and left by those BLM protesters who chose to destroy businesses of innocent people a... Read more
Just Keep it Healthy, track and weigh!
Thursday, December 31, 2020      11 comments

It's that cold time of year when once again, I suspect I am descended from bears, whales and sloths. I have an instinctive need to bulk up and rest. So I have decided I need to at least choose healthy foods. I also must keep myself accountable b... Read more
Perspective and Humor
Saturday, December 26, 2020      14 comments

After visiting my elderly mother outside from a distance, I started to think more about perspective and humor as my survival tools. Part of the reason I have adjusted to pandemic life and can find joy is because I know if we didn't have a pandem... Read more
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      15 comments

Once upon a time...a month ago...I brought my hanging pothos plant, Contessa, inside in preparation for winter. Well Contessa was not happy with her new surroundings. Her lush green leaves kept turning yellow, then brown before they dried up and... Read more
My Holiday Season Brain
Thursday, December 03, 2020      10 comments

I am offering a rare glimpse into the ongoing dialogue among the gremlins in my brain during the holidays season. Brain: It's getting colder and it gets dark so early...you know what would make this season festive? COOKIES???? Eggnog...yeah... Read more
Surviving and Finding Joy
Friday, November 20, 2020      19 comments

I was going to a post about how evolved I am and how I've moved on towards acceptance of the situation with my difficult elderly mother, but then I woke up with waves of panic this morning and realized who am I kidding? Perhaps the better word i... Read more
Never Going Back to School
Saturday, November 14, 2020      14 comments

Trying to keep coping with humor. Covid cases are rising here, just like most places and yet our school board is trying to plan back to school in person. We will stick with distance learning and I suspect these poor SB members are wasting their ... Read more
What a Poem!
Tuesday, November 10, 2020      13 comments

This is one Biden used in an ad and read at the DNC. In case you missed it, here is an exerpt: The Cure at Troy (parts of the poem) by Seamus Heaney Human beings suffer They torture one another, They get hurt and get ... Read more
Some Election Thoughts & Humor
Friday, November 06, 2020      15 comments

Thought I'd share a little humor as we await results. You will detect some bias here. I normally try to be diplomatic, but when it comes to this election I feel strongly how it should go. That said, It seems like this election is getting ... Read more
I Still Chose Hope
Sunday, November 01, 2020      15 comments

Langston Hughes wrote such insightful words. I am also reminded of the words of Anne Frank when she was hiding from the Nazi's and didn't know wh... Read more
Messy Life
Sunday, October 25, 2020      12 comments

It's all a mess for so many of us and I have decided I need to accept my mess, make the best of it and find any silliness I can in this mess. Since this pandemic started we've had health scares and emergencies, virtual learning meltdowns, sandwi... Read more

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