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Hiking on a Saturday Morning at Fernwood
Sunday, September 06, 2020      6 comments

I planned a hike at Fernwood in Buchanon, Michigan with my best friend, IUSBDEB. We were on the trail for more than 2 hours yesterday. ... Read more
Salsa from my garden
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      4 comments

The tomatoes are finally ripening this summer! I took this photo last evening. ... Read more
S.M.A.R.T. decisions
Thursday, August 27, 2020      10 comments

My idea of moving my garden (from way out back by the country road) closer to my patio and the outside faucet has proven to be an excellent and smar... Read more
Letting Go of the Cane in Recovery
Monday, November 21, 2016      12 comments

Friday morning, November 18th (16 days after knee replacement surgery): I ventured out alone and carried my cane with me, but not using it for weight bearing. The weather was so nice that I took my jacket off and carried it. Pushed myself by ... Read more
A Juice Blend from the gifts of friends
Sunday, November 13, 2016      4 comments

1 sweet potato - that was gifted to me from my brother's wife, my sister-in-law last Monday evening (11/07/16) when she came to visit me in my recovery from knee replacement surgery (11/02/16) She brought other vegetables as well which include... Read more
Grocery Shopping Early to Follow Through on my Meal Plan
Sunday, September 11, 2016      6 comments

DH and I went shopping yesterday after I taught my 75 minute yoga class. It was no surprise and to my delight that a young couple from Wakarusa returned to my class after they were in my thoughts and conversation this past week. I love it when... Read more
Sadness in my Heart
Saturday, September 10, 2016      17 comments

Yesterday afternoon, I attended the funeral service and burial of my son's baby who was not carried to term. In my role as grandmother of this little girl child named Evelyn Colette, I carried flowers and tears as I was offered and accepted to ... Read more
"...a heart wide open to all this beauty..."
Wednesday, November 25, 2015      8 comments

"This food is the gift of the whole universe—the earth, the sky, and much hard work. May we live in a way that makes us worthy to receive it. May we transform our unskillful states of mind, especially our greed. May we take only foods t... Read more
Thursday, September 24, 2015      9 comments

I've been thinking about a poem I wrote a year ago entitled "Overspray" and relating it to how we are affected by energy. Recently I have been pondering energy and the many energy exchanges I encounter throughout my days. Being the sensitive ... Read more
Letting Go of the Larger Sizes
Monday, July 06, 2015      10 comments

My desire to weigh less than 165.9 is fulfilled from my true self. My desire to weigh less than 165.9 has the power to manifest. Recently I found a little black velvet long sleeve dress, it cost me $1 at a garage sale. I brought it... Read more
"the lines run deep, you know," (samskaras)
Sunday, June 14, 2015      8 comments

A poem I wrote on Friday: remember the day we walked the coolness under the tall pines you pointed to a red-headed woodpecker sitting on top of a pole and I chose to steer through the gates the lines run deep you know..... Read more
A Critical Place in my Weight Loss
Sunday, May 31, 2015      10 comments

"The light is critical: of me, of this long-dreamed, involuntary landing on the arm of an inland sea." (from Adrienne Rich's poem, "Integrity") I am aware that I am moving through a "critical" passage in my journey. How is it best to des... Read more
Poetry Reading
Friday, April 17, 2015      6 comments

The Dean of the Schurz Library, Vicki Bloom asked me to read some of my poetry at an event on campus yesterday afternoon. This event included recognition of the month of April as National Poetry Month. Being acknowledged as a poet means so muc... Read more
Making More Progress
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      5 comments

weight: 172.3 (a loss of -1.1 pounds) 01/14/15 193.8 01/21/15 191.3 (-2.5 pounds in the first week) 01/28/15 188.2 (-3.1 pounds in the second week for a challenge total of -5.6) 02/04/15 186.1 (-2.1 pounds in the third week for a chal... Read more
Making Progress
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      4 comments

weight: 178.7 (I am so very thankful for this progress toward my desire for weight loss!!!) 01/14/15 193.8 01/21/15 191.3 (-2.5 pounds in the first week) 01/28/15 188.2 (-3.1 pounds in the second week for a challenge total of -5.6) 02... Read more

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