Day 48: Wotta Day
Well, I have been on the go all day, doing everything except Spark. At least, that's how it feels.
Groceries, then nothing but cleaning, vacuuming, sorting, dusting... And I feel as though I haven't made a dent. Back at it tomorrow.
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Day 47: This 'n' That
It has been - or at least has felt like - a long day. Getting up an hour earlier than usual is no doubt what makes it seem like that, but truth is, I'll be glad to get to bed tonight. I'm tired, and I've been draggin' butt all day.
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Day 46: Just Another Day
In Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' the character of Emily asks the Stage Manager (narrator) "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it - every, every minute?" To which he replies, ""No. Saints and poets maybe... they do, some."
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Day 45: Valentine's Day
For a fair number of years I was an academic secretary at a college. In '77 they started a sort of 'singing telegram' program for Valentine's Day: you could hire a trio of singers from the Music Department, and for $5 they would sing your pick o... Read more
Day 44: Day is Done
"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." --JFK
I've had a headache all day - woke up with it. That ol' Sinus Season. *sigh*
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Remember the show 'Truth or Consequences'? (Could still be on television, in an upd... Read more
Day 43: Lincoln's Birthday
"I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go."
A couple of weeks ago, I came across some interesting information.*
At 22, he lost his first important job.
At 23, he failed in... Read more
Day 42: 'I' is for INTENTION
Intention: An aim or purpose that guides your planned actions; an objective.
I felt like Diogenes, with his 'lantern in the daylight,' except I wasn't searching for an honest man, I was searching for a plan, a guideline, some answers, to im... Read more
Day 41: Day is Done...
You know those scenes in movies or television programs, where the main character is in a busy place, and all the other people are just sort of frozen? Even commercials sometimes feature this effect. One person is walking around, while the rest a... Read more
Day 40: Updates
Hitting midweek doesn't energize me - there's no 'midweek stride' here. It's more like 'slump' day instead of 'hump' day, lol... Couple of things:
1) Tomorrow is the last diabetes class. Yes, I'm mindful (!) of what I said yesterday, but ev... Read more
Day 39: 'Break a Leg' and Have Good Luck - or Not?
Just about ten years ago, in spring 2001, a friend of mine fell and broke her wrist. It wasn't an especially bad break; a relatively simple fracture, trip to the ER, x-ray, cast, appointment in a week and another in six weeks, cast off, done 'n'... Read more
Day 38: 'H' is for HABIT
"To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior." --Maxwell Maltz
I Googled whether it really takes '21 Days To Form New Habits.' I wanted to know if the oft-repeated advice is true, so I went looking to see if ... Read more
Day 37: the lesson of the moth
"i was talking to a moth
the other evening..." --from 'the lesson of the moth,' by Don Marquis
Thus begins one of my favorite poems.
This was going to be the 'H' blog, it having been a while since I've worked on my alphabet-of-instru... Read more
Day 36: What I Want
"The first step to sanity? Figuring out what you want." --Unattributed
I was reading through some things on the computer, bookmarks and files and whatnot, with the idea of sorting some of the 'keeps' into categories and deleting the ones I ... Read more
Day 35: Reflecting on Reflection
"Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow." --Mahatma Gandhi
A few days ago I wrote a blog ('Making Today Count') in which I considered starting a journal, one with a format of asking a few quest... Read more
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Day 34: Class Day
You know that class I've been talking about, the 'Diabetes Lifestyle' class? Once a week for six weeks; today was Week 5.
1) It has a very disorganized 'feel' to it, as if there's no real plan beyond a vague Week 1 will cover cau... Read more