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Nothing but Complaints Here. Sorry.
Thursday, February 20, 2014      13 comments

Harumph!!! It's 6:30 and I'm still at work. The electrician is still installing some much needed lights. It's my turn to be the grown up and to stay while he and his helper finish up. They were going to be done in a half hour about 60 minut... Read more
The Lenny-free Work Out
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      11 comments

Today was Day #1 of a 3-day site monitoring visit from the state. It's a huge ordeal and has been months in the making with us sending documents back and forth through the mail and email, writing up evaluations, scheduling meetings and on and on... Read more
Where a SparkFriend Keeps Me On Track and I Defend Lenny
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      10 comments

It's been a day. All whiny work stuff that ordinarily would be just run of the mill every day stuff, but I had a wicked bad case of insomnia last night. My sleep pattern was: 1 1/2 hours fretful sleep; awake and anxious for 2 1/2 hours (I read o... Read more
Retreat Update, Lenny Torture, Compliance Question
Monday, February 17, 2014      9 comments

My retreat was wonderful. I have been going every year since 1999 with the same group of women (we change a little over the years: new friends join, old friends die, a very few leave the group.) It is for my Focolare community. www.focola... Read more
Going on Retreat Soon - Short Break & I'll Miss You Guys
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      12 comments

I'm going to have a brief respite from Lenny, but not from my work outs. 50 Shades of Sore is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the option for Saturday. However, I go on my annual retreat this Thursday through Monday, and I have to work late ... Read more
Lenny Ups the Ante
Monday, February 10, 2014      11 comments

Quick blog tonight, Sparkalinis. Work was a day that made me want to chew on glass, so I was looking forward to 50 Shades of Sore. Last week I didn't feel that challenged and figured that maybe I'd finally reached the point where I wouldn'... Read more
Day 37 Mentally Fit
Sunday, February 09, 2014      14 comments

Third time's the charm? This is my third go-round on writing a blog today. I intentionally deleted the first one. I unintentionally deleted the second one. Maybe the blog gods are telling me to be more succinct. Today is the 37th day ... Read more
Life is Like That
Saturday, February 08, 2014      12 comments

Back in December, a friend invited me to try a Pilates Reformer class. She really gave me the hard sell: it's super challenging; it gives you a real work out; she is sore for two days afterwards, etc etc etc. Plus it is something fun we can do t... Read more
Let Them Eat Cake, or They Can Have My Piece
Friday, February 07, 2014      14 comments

I made it through yet another day of 100% compliance. I wasn't even tempted by this: It had all the trappings that I love. Icing. Sticky sweet, way too much, l... Read more
Mental Toughness Redux
Thursday, February 06, 2014      10 comments

One of my co-workers is a Sparker (SPERRIN2012). We've had a few conversations about my 100% compliant for 90 days goal. Those conversations have been helpful in solidifying in my little brain why I'm doing it and they come back to me when I'm t... Read more
The News from My Fair City
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      10 comments

Snow, snow and more snow. I like snow. I love following weather maps and going to the National Weather Service web site. But it's getting a little old. We close work when the state tells non-essential employees to stay home. That's happened 4 ti... Read more
Check Off "kick my own butt" from the To-Do List
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      9 comments

One of the "Goal Motivators" that I listed in the "Goal Board Check In" section of my Start Page is: I like to kick my own butt. Today was one of those days. I took a personal day today. I went to the Y around 11:00. It's Tuesday, and ... Read more
10 Things I Love About My Body
Monday, February 03, 2014      6 comments

I snagged this idea for a blog from someone a while ago. I can't remember who. Maybe ONEKIDSMOM. Maybe not. I have given this no thought. At this moment, my mind is blank. I'm realizing that I'm not sure I love my body. But I know that isn'... Read more
What? A Morning Work Out?
Sunday, February 02, 2014      11 comments

I knew today was going to be a full day so I convinced myself to go to the Y before church this morning. I know. Weird. You know what's even weirder? I decided to swim. The pool opened at 7:15. I was in it at 7:20. I shared a lane with a g... Read more
Alea iacta est *
Saturday, February 01, 2014      15 comments

Alea iacta est - Latin for "the die is cast". (It is attributed to Julius Caesar. More on that later.) I did something today that I've been thinking about for months - perhaps even a year. I can't believe I actually did it. You know how you... Read more

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