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Weekend stretch - Friday
Saturday, December 19, 2009      6 comments

At the start of an otherwise hectic weekend, I took time last night to have dinner with a new friend, a dancer who showed up at my Thursday night session two months ago, turned his nose up at our poor attendance, but continued to show up notwith... Read more
The joys of home
Saturday, December 19, 2009      9 comments

...getting up early to take the dog to be groomed, running off to the gym to get that strength training done, strapping on those running shoes to give it another try, doing two weeks accumulated laundry, scrubbing those filthy floors the daughte... Read more
Wool gathering
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      4 comments

One of the pleasures of early morning is reading the mail from SparkPeople. Sometimes the mailers highlight articles I've already read, but frequently I get to see older articles I missed because I wasn't here when they were first published. ... Read more
Running out of time
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      10 comments

So I'm supposed to do the 6 minute butt workout several times a day, plan and track my meals, drink water, forgo coffee, sleep 8 hours, do 30 minutes of cardio, QuickFire throughout the day, journal or blog, de-clutter, and......I'm sure I've fo... Read more
Back in the saddle
Monday, December 14, 2009      8 comments

Just a quick note to say I'm back and ready to rock and roll! I've been away for a week: business trip followed by trip to my mom's house to see what needs to be done there. Both my brothers joined me there for a short time, and the predicta... Read more
Monday, December 07, 2009      10 comments

OK, I'm a believer now. I haven't lost a whole lot of weight, but seven pounds on my frame makes a real difference. I'm not focused on weight loss at this point, but getting fit. This morning I put on a pair of pants I hadn't worn since e... Read more
A fun evening
Sunday, December 06, 2009      7 comments

I'm in St. Louis visiting my eldest daughter and her family. She celebrated a birthday Friday, and Saturday night we went to a gala organized by her congregation. The senior rabbi position is opening up, and my daughter will likely apply, ... Read more
It begins
Saturday, December 05, 2009      13 comments

I'm the executor of my mother's estate. I had hoped the process could be handled without acrimony. I still have memories of the feud between my mother and her sisters after my grandmother's death. Well, yesterday was filled with worried e... Read more
So you think you can run?
Friday, December 04, 2009      10 comments

One of the dangers of reading blogs is being inspired and thinking you can do it all. I kept reading all these blogs about the Couch to 5k program, and I wondered if I could do that. Folks seemed to be burning a lot of calories and succeeding ... Read more
Warning: More random thoughts and ramblings
Thursday, December 03, 2009      9 comments

Driving home from the airport yesterday, I was thinking that I was glad I'd cut back on the water earlier in the afternoon as I was stuck in traffic and needed a bathroom break. And this led me to thinking about my last diet soda, and I don't e... Read more
Next - redux
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      7 comments

First and foremost, thank you to my Spark friends for their thoughtful comments. Each and every one of you gave me something to think about. And as I read each one's thoughts, I realize again why you ARE my friends. I don't need to make a... Read more
Monday, November 30, 2009      10 comments

When I returned to dating after many years of being married, I had no idea how to start or where to meet someone. So I turned to online dating, and I have to say that it's been a good experience. I have met a lot of lovely people - men and wom... Read more
The quiet after the storm
Saturday, November 28, 2009      11 comments

My house is much too empty. After a couple of days of total mayhem, it's back to just us chickens. One daughter, one dog, one cat, five rats, and the SO who is here until Wednesday. (just deleted the rest of this blog.....) No whining!... Read more
Emotionally charged
Monday, November 23, 2009      8 comments

I'm quite the yoyo emotionally these days. I have a great day, and then find myself very fragile emotionally. Interesting dreams last night - the traditional grieving issues. I love that I let myself know what's going on through dreams. On... Read more
Everything's copacetic
Sunday, November 22, 2009      11 comments

I wasn't feeling too great this morning, but dragged myself off to the gym anyway since there's a 9 am Boost class I wanted to attend. It's billed as strength training, but on any given Sunday it could also kick butt from a cardio standpoint. ... Read more

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