Monthly Archives: December 2012

Thanks Judy!

  Today’s post is a “thank you” post, and it’s aimed at Judy, who encouraged me with a reminder to apply “mind over matter” – I really appreciate it. Your words are helping me zero in on what’s going right, instead of the obstacles in my way. With that in mind, I challenged myself today […]

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Craving cookies… (and balance).

There is one cookie left: And I am determined not to eat it. Why not, you ask? Of course it would taste DEEEE-LISH with my coffee. But if I ate it, a couple of things would happen: 1) I would be the girl who ate the entire plate of cookies all by herself without sharing. If I […]

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Eggnog and rum balls and poker – oh my!

Welcome to Diane and Wendy’s… the home of the coziest Christmas Eve gathering in recent memory. We headed out to their place around 2 yesterday afternoon – the first to arrive, and the last to leave. 🙂 Di had awesome music –  a great variety that kept the mood perfectly warm, happy and just… right.  I wanted […]

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Inspired by every-day angels

Do you ever have the feeling that you’re exactly where you need to be, at exactly the right point in time? That’s how I felt in the moments that led me to write this post. Yesterday when I was at work, a young woman approached me with a request for help. I’ll spare the details, but […]

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We get by with a little help from our friends.

Well, I promised a picture of the tree if we ended up with decorations before Christmas. So… here it is! It’s nothing fancy… but it’s a lot better than a mess of bare branches mocking our laziness day in and day out. Thank you Haley and Gail for helping us get it together! (And for […]

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Restrictions lifted!!

Woooo0-hooooooooooooo! Christmas came early!!!!!!!!!! What am I talking about? Don’t you know? December 19 is the day I’ve been anxiously awaiting for SIX WHOLE WEEKS! Today marks 6 weeks since my discharge from the hospital, which means, the end of the restrictions on physical activity. I’ve been doing some jogging, some walking, a tiny bit […]

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The time I put the cookie back.

I know, it sounds more like myth or legend, but it really happened. After enjoying a lovely dinner of salmon, steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes, I grabbed two cookies for dessert. But I only ate one, and proceeded to put the other back. It’s true. I have a witness. 🙂 I also discovered in this […]

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Ho ho ho…. Happy Holidays, and all that jazz.

Here we are, another Monday… with only a week until Christmas. Hawea and I have been a little slow to catch the holiday spirit this year. Our tree is up (lit, but naked).   We’ve actually discussed the idea of leaving it bare because at this point, we’ll just have to turn around and take everything […]

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Thoughts on Vulnerability

I’ve been thinking about vulnerability a lot lately. By definition, vulnerability is 1) “to be capable of or susceptible to being hurt, as by a weapon”  or “open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc“. Why am I writing about this? Well, after sharing some of the more personal aspects of my life lately with all […]

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A french fries and donuts kind of day

I admit it. I purposely sought out more donuts loaded with bacon… and ate them. 🙂 My “reason” is that I had an all day training to attend. What better way to deal with boredom and fatigue than to eat random crap? Well, now that it’s over and I have a sugar high, I can […]

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