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What my teenage nieces and nephews call Tommy and my
Monday, December 30, 2019      5 comments

29th anniversary on December 29th. They call it our Golden Anniversary, ha ha. My sweetie and I celebrated with a movie and dinner --"Cats" and steaks at Outback. In spite of the periodic torrential rain, we had a great time. Here ... Read more
Hmmm... maybe a little night music could be a healthy change
Monday, December 02, 2019      0 comments

I want to return to this article:
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November 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019      2 comments

Back again... sitting at the keyboard with a SparkPeople blog entry page in front of me. I peeked back to see when my last SP blog post had been. The date was something like April 6. At that time I had been given hints (if not outright messag... Read more
Counting foot stops as move tree limbs to city curbside pick up
Saturday, April 06, 2019      2 comments

Each trip to the curb, I can get in 100 steps a--n--d clean up a patch of our yard. I am up to 1100 steps so far and its just now 10 am. As I was walking back and forth to the street, I thought of a goal I can add to my Star Chart (our 5% ... Read more
Just joined the Spring 2019 5% Challenge Team
Friday, March 22, 2019      2 comments

...and am doing chores outside while waiting for spouse to return with our bicycles. While doing the yard work, playing a game so-to-speak: tracking footsteps, getting the yard cleaner, soaking up sunshine and vitamin D, getting exercise to... Read more
Trying a mindfulness poem...
Saturday, October 27, 2018      1 comments replace a "tape" that's playing in my head. A short interaction between one of my students and myself continues to play in my head and is pulling me away from productive thoughts. Do instead of thinking about that I need to stop think... Read more
Reflections on SP article "How to ...overcome...weight-loss barriers"
Friday, October 05, 2018      2 comments
.asp?id=2272 I like Ellen Goldman's first of nine suggestions: "The best way to overcome a fear of failure is to experience success. Rather than thinking success means losing 5... Read more
New outlook? Return to healthier and more productive habits?
Thursday, October 04, 2018      0 comments

This is day one of Fall Break for THS, our local city high school. This summer, I accepted a position at THS and am 9 weeks into this new job. A big change from 11 years at a public university. I would like to do better the coming 9 weeks... Read more
Five more weeks of school
Thursday, March 22, 2018      4 comments

I think I had one of the best days of my recent teaching career -- at least in terms of feeling positive, present in the moment, and connected to my students. Overall, I have maintained a pretty good balance the last couple of weeks: some a... Read more
Half way through Spring Break
Thursday, March 08, 2018      1 comments

It has been a fun and productive half week: walking, chair yoga, choir, reading and lots of harp playing. Maybe other educators out there have this quirk like me, though: I anticipate my breaks being over when they are just beginning or maybe h... Read more
Application complete...accepted to program...have a mentor
Monday, March 05, 2018      2 comments

Whoo hoo! I completed the application of which I spoke in an earlier blog post. The twist in the story...with nudgings from a musical friend, I ended up applying to a different program (same goals) along with her. We had to hustle and get... Read more
This trend is more realistic...but I did not take advantage of my earlier momentum
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      0 comments

Top image represents my 6-week progress. Bottom image represents my earlier 4-week progress. Yesterday I weighed myself and then did a co... Read more
Procrastination and progress
Thursday, February 08, 2018      1 comments

Well, I do keep myself busy and, some may say, productive. I read somewhere, however, that some procrastinators find chores that end up making the person feel productive while, in reality, priority tasks and commitments go undone and unmet. ... Read more
Procrastination on an application
Sunday, February 04, 2018      2 comments

I want to become a certified practitioner of harp/music therapy. A couple of years ago I took back up the piano (took lessons) and got to know our music director at church a lot better. She was becoming interested in the harp and her curiosit... Read more
Dipping my toe back in to the yoga waters...
Thursday, February 01, 2018      2 comments

I have pulled out two yoga videos. I have a little more time on Thursday mornings to do chores and activities at home or in town. MWF I have to be on campus earlier for class or office hours. A friend of my very dedicated mom and uncle at... Read more

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