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Day 18: Practicing Repose
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      6 comments

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. -Barbara De Angelis Today was one of the bee-in-the-hive days. You know where you're kind of buzzing away, doing this, going there, c... Read more
Day 17: How I Came to Live in England (with More Explanation Than 'On a 767')
Monday, January 17, 2011      36 comments

A couple people have asked how I ended up in the UK. I think I've told some of this in bits and pieces - I may've told some of you the whole story, in which case you're excused from further reading and can have some free time. Once upon a t... Read more
Day 16: 'E' is for EXCELLENCE
Sunday, January 16, 2011      6 comments

Another in the continuing series, Kasey's Instruction Manual for Life... 'Strive for excellence, not perfection.' --H. Jackson Brown, Jr. It's so easy to get caught up in a spiral of perfectionism. 'That isn't good enough' leads on to ... Read more
Day 15: An Alert from Lee-2011 About HEART HEALTH
Saturday, January 15, 2011      11 comments

I was heading toward an entirely different topic for this blog, but I was browsing through some of the team updates and came across Lee's blog from yesterday. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=392... Read more
Day 14: Tuesday's Trip to Liverpool
Friday, January 14, 2011      12 comments

You might remember last Tuesday I posted we were heading for Liverpool. I like Liverpool, in some ways more than Manchester. No, it's not that Beatle-connection, though that does have its appeal. There's more to see, more museums and art galleri... Read more
Day 13: Odds 'n' Ends
Thursday, January 13, 2011      10 comments

SP keeps requiring me to log in. Dunno what the problem is, whether it's their site or my 'net connection or what, but I figured I'd better get this in while the gettin's good. Today was the second (out of six) diabetes-education classes. I... Read more
Day 12: Another Sparkler...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      12 comments

...posed an interesting question in her blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=3913776 Andi asked 'If I met you, what would surprise me the most?' I thought of two things. One... Read more
Day 11: 'D' is for DETERMINED
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      13 comments

'A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.' --Robert Hughes Confession: I was once an academic snob. In my salad days I worked at a very upscale privat... Read more
Day 10: Thought(s) for the Day
Monday, January 10, 2011      11 comments

I strive (maybe most people do) toward self-improvement. While I suppose it's been true for the better part of my life, the last few years feel as though I've had a heightened awareness of it. I've put more effort into this 'quest,' tried to lea... Read more
Day 9: Update
Sunday, January 09, 2011      12 comments

For those of you who sent goodies, advice, suggestions, tea & sympathy, words of understanding and kindness - thank you! I can sit at the computer longer now, whereas for the last few days it's been a struggle. (And I don't have a laptop, e... Read more
Day 8: WARNING - Gripes and Grumbles Ahead
Saturday, January 08, 2011      19 comments

Both my parents came from farming backgrounds. The women worked as hard as the men, if not harder. Several of my great-grandparents lived to be well-up into their 90s; one of my grandmothers was nearly 100 when she died, living in the house she ... Read more
Day 7: 'C' is for COMMITMENT
Friday, January 07, 2011      13 comments

There's no abiding success without commitment. --Anthony Robbins Instead of making a list of resolutions or goals for the new year - what if you made a list of commitments to yourself? a list of promises, to honor and keep? Would that chang... Read more
Day 6: Catching Up...
Thursday, January 06, 2011      10 comments

No, it's not 'C' even tho it looks like it, lol... Today was the first of six 'Advanced Diabetes Management' classes in the NHS Healthy Lifestyle program. I was, shall we say, less than impressed. First, there was supposed to be a 30-m... Read more
Day 5: 'B' is for BEHAVIOR
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      11 comments

be-hav-ior, n. The manner in which something functions or operates: the faulty behavior of a computer program; the behavior of dying stars. Do you move through your day at a steady pace, humming along, engaged in Life? Or are you a fits-and... Read more
Day 4: Kate's Meme
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      9 comments

I know, I know - I keep saying I won't do anymore of these, at least not for a while. But my daughter sent me this one, and how can I say no? I indulge my children, lol... 1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before? Went... Read more

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