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Best Day at Work EVER!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      7 comments

I returned to work yesterday. It was really great! I know I've said before that I love the people I work with and I love that the work I do makes a substantive difference in people's lives. (Yes, IRISHF, I am in social work!) Well, yesterday pro... Read more
Work Release
Monday, February 27, 2012      4 comments

Well. I've been released to return to work. Cons: The Icky Situation has not been resolved. Because the Icky Situation still exists, I am still at risk of triggering all those nasty anxiety-related problems. However, not having enough mone... Read more
Getting a good "mad" on = good run time
Sunday, February 26, 2012      1 comments

I had a really good run today. I was totally and completely irritated. Really angry at something that I can't control. So, even though I'd resolved to be a slug today, I pulled on my outdoor running clothes, amped up the music and out I went. ... Read more
Spring Cleaning
Thursday, February 23, 2012      2 comments

I should probably make a rule. No posting blogs at 4:00 in the morning! I managed to fall back asleep until the Hubster got up for work at 5:30. I got out of bed and helped him get out the door. Then I went back to sleep until 9:00. I ... Read more
Hello Darkness, my old friend
Thursday, February 23, 2012      3 comments

Cue Simon and Garfunkel singing "Sounds of Silence". I have been awake since 2:00 AM. It's now almost 4:00. Ugh. I just deleted a long whine. Here is the summary. I got some frustrating news regarding the Icky Situation yesterday after... Read more
Who Let the DogLady Out?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      3 comments

The DogLady has been out. First I went to visit a friend in Ohio and was gone for four full, fun days. I returned home for three very busy days and then left again for four days of retreat. I returned home yesterday afternoon. Today I was beat a... Read more
Victory over Satan's Pasta
Thursday, February 09, 2012      6 comments

My #1 trigger food is semolina pasta. It's a gateway drug for me. I eat semolina pasta and I want more and then I eat more. I eat semolina pasta and I crave cake and then I eat cake. I eat semolina pasta and I crave cookies and then I eat cookie... Read more
Getting to Be the Person I Want to Be
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      2 comments

Recently I came across a blog where the writer was really critical of herself. It surprised me to see that here. Spark People is such an affirming site, that someone calling herself mean names seemed out of place. I was pleased that a number of ... Read more
The Real Motivation
Monday, February 06, 2012      5 comments

Motivation. There seems to be more than the usual number of articles and blog posts on Motivation lately. Having it. Finding it. Keeping it. Maybe it's the time of the year. We're entering Week 6 of 2012. Mighty Oaths may be wearing thin. ... Read more
Exercising When I Don't Wanna
Saturday, February 04, 2012      7 comments

All day I planned to go to the gym. It was just Something I Was Going To Do. At 2:45 I felt tremendously sleepy. I knew the Hubster would be home soon, so I curled up on the sofa and rested. (No napping yet. My sleep patterns haven't improved th... Read more
Friday, February 03, 2012      4 comments

Last night I was sleepy. Not tired. Sleepy. There is a difference. At least there is for me. I haven't been sleepy in months. I was in my pajamas early and it was 9:18 as I rolled over to go to sleep. I woke up at 7:00! That is almost 10 ho... Read more
Incorporating Maraschino Cherries in a well-balanced diet
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      4 comments

Let us consider the maraschino cherry. It plays a vital role in many culinary projects. emoticon An ice cream... Read more
After more than a year, I broke the plateau!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      7 comments

That, my dear friends, is official proof that I have broken that dang plateaux. It is also proof that my feet are heinous. And that's the good foot. You should see the oth... Read more
Vegetable Meals
Monday, January 30, 2012      2 comments

Today may be the worst day of my life for eating fruits and vegetables. Today I ate one, count it, one small fiorelle pear. It was delicious, but it was small. I'm not going to beat myself up over it. It was a hectic day: 10 AM doctor appoi... Read more
Listening to Body and Soul
Sunday, January 29, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday's episode in deep depression scared me. Thank God, today I feel like the DogLady that I am: friendly, happy, out-going and I love life! Lesson learned: listen to your body. It's talking to you all the time. My body and soul ... Read more

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