Monthly Archives: January 2013

I hereby confess to a lip balm addiction.

Wow!!! Is the weekend over already? You know what that means…..MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!!! Yes, I know this is a Starbucks cup, but I’m a full spectrum coffee consumer. I’ve been checking out local businesses lately and discovered a neat little hole in the wall that fits the bill a couple of times a week. I […]

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Charlie got a makeover!

Hi guys 🙂 I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend as much as I am! Charlie had her first appointment with the groomer and -all I can say is wow! She went in looking like a wild child… a  shaggy little ragamuffin… With Aunty Johnnie at Shear Magic Pet Salon And emerged a pretty, pretty princess […]

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TGIF…. Thank Goodness I’m Fabulous! :)

If I’m not mistaken, I’m overdue for a wacky post. Since I don’t have anything deep and insightful to talk about, I’ll share some pictures from my day instead. Introducing Irma: Irma came to me by way of US Postal Service, courtesy of my mom. (If you know my mom, this random gift makes perfect […]

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Trust the Hours

In November, I bought a serenity circle engraved with the word “Trust”. It was a product of Gems of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting cancer patients. That little circle was an anchor – a simple reminder that things will work out. Then, as quickly as I acquired it, I passed it on – to […]

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Hmmm…. I think I wanna try the kettlebells

This was a day of mostly healthy eats, and some good ol’ Jillian time ( Level 1 of Ripped in 30 and a 20 minute Kickbox fast fix). Both were fun, but I enjoyed the kickboxing one the most. 🙂 I squeezed in a trip to Wal-Mart and Sports Authority to check out kettlebells. If anyone has […]

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Reality check!

Today I ran into someone I haven’t seen in a few months. She commented that I looked different. My assumption was that I looked like a giant whale- but that wasn’t it at all. She hadn’t seen me often enough in the past 6 months to be aware of the fluctuation of 30 pounds (in both directions). […]

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A return to fresh food

Here we are, halfway through January already! Right about the time that resolutions start to fizzle and fade (if they haven’t already). One of my goals was to keep posting pictures of my food – to support better snack / meal choices. Today was a pretty good day: Not pictured: the 4 pm trip through Taco […]

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Just a good day

The emotional roller coaster continues! Today was a “good” day. I managed to make somewhat healthier food choices and opted for a run outdoors instead of the treadmill. It was refreshing to spend time outdoors in the sunshine! Other good moments included a couple of conversations with others which reminded me that we all have our challenges and what’s important is not that […]

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Wisdom from Caroline Myss

Expectations are usually predicated on the idea that the everyday things that happen to ordinary people shouldn’t happen to you. People hold the idea of being ordinary in absolute contempt, so when they face an illness, poverty, or any kind of catastrophe, they say, “I can’t believe this happened to me.” And who did you […]

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I was attentive today…

Presenting one of my favorite quotes:  “The present moment is full of joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” I think it’s particularly relevant since I went back to Gastroenterology Associates today for a reading of the TB skin test. Same doctor’s office that I was bitching about on Monday. Same […]

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