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When it rains....
Friday, November 20, 2009      19 comments

I just got an email from my eldest daughter with a medical question; does anyone in the family have a low heart rate? Her husband found her at 3:30 am passed out on the bathroom floor with her eyes open. At the emergency room they found that ... Read more
The day after
Friday, November 20, 2009      10 comments

So today was a better day. I've figured out some changes I want to make to the furniture arrangement that may work. I have a long list of tasks to get the house ready for visitors next week. I taught my class this evening, and the new dan... Read more
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      18 comments

OK, it was bound to happen. I'm having a meltdown day. I'm grumpy, I'm sad, I'm depressed, I'm angry, I'm sick and tired. I got home late so missed hip hop class. The furniture I bought doesn't fit in the room I bought it for, so I have to ... Read more
Just go with the flow
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      10 comments

After getting off to a great start with my challenge team, I'm running into a week where nothing is going as planned. My exercise time is being eaten up with other obligations: committee meetings, home improvements, and drastic cleaning. Wit... Read more
Now what?
Monday, November 16, 2009      9 comments

"Write out your goals and desires. What's your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years from now? Set three-month and weekly goals based on your wellness vision. Goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Action-base... Read more
Sunday, November 15, 2009      9 comments

I just remembered a nightmare I had last night. I was out of town somewhere with my family. I don't know exactly where, but I was staying in a hotel. I discovered my daughter had a high fever, and in fact was likely to die. I got in an elev... Read more
Memories of childhood
Friday, November 13, 2009      7 comments

A weekend challenge reminded me of growing up in Paris and having to explain celebrating Thanksgiving, a holiday unknown to the French at the time. Luckily we had Art Buchwald to turn to, and he didn't fail us. Buchwald's classic 1953 colu... Read more
Back to dancing
Friday, November 13, 2009      5 comments

It was difficult to walk in, but I returned to my dance session this evening. Truth be told, I've been distracted for six months, and while I think I'm still an excellent instructor, my focus wasn't there. Well, I didn't really want to be ... Read more
Up front
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      11 comments

I didn't get to weigh in last week on Wednesday (regular day AND my birthday) so I waited until today to do it. Lo and behold, I saw that goal number - 110. Now, I know as well as anybody that tomorrow it could be up a pound and a half, or... Read more
Set yourself up to succeed
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      7 comments

It's different for everyone, of course. And SparkPeople gives you any number of tools to help you along the way, from trackers to maps, to recipes and even suggestions for maintaining a healthy pantry. I read it all voraciously, though a l... Read more
I just don't wanna
Monday, November 09, 2009      10 comments

I got back home late last night, and I'm feeling numb. I'm not surprised; I remember this from when my father died 14 years ago. I only hope it doesn't last as long - a year is a long time to feel numb! I'm supposed to go to the SO's cous... Read more
Approaching 60
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      24 comments

Edit: my mom passed away this morning. __________________ I wish this were some insightful blog, but my mind is too muddled so it's just going to be some random thoughts. Tomorrow's the big day, and I'm actually excited. I have ... Read more
Odds and ends - the real one
Sunday, November 01, 2009      3 comments

This time change thing is crazy-making. It feels like I'm running late. I went to the Boost class today - I'm out of town so often on weekends that I'm not a regular. One of my older friends comments each time I do show up that she's neve... Read more
Odds and ends
Sunday, November 01, 2009      0 comments

It posted twice - how do I delete this?... Read more
Burning the candle at both ends
Saturday, October 31, 2009      6 comments

I was planning to drive to Dallas for the weekend to attend an Israeli dance workshop. Then I got the email about my mother's rapid decline and the need to get there sooner than planned in order to see her again while still coherent. Being... Read more

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