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Check out my new background picture!! Yes, it is time for a change!!
Sunday, August 09, 2009      18 comments

I had already been thinking about this for a while but had not really felt the motivation to act on this thought. But then a dear Spark friend (CJROMB) suggested it was time to find a happier background picture. Yes, we are still at a sna... Read more
First time ever I felt self conscious about my weight!! Did not like the feeling!!
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      12 comments

For most of my life, no matter the weight, I have usually been rather comfortable in my skin. Sure I have wished I was prettier, taller, thinner, and various other trivial what-nots that really do not amount to a whole lot. The point is that mos... Read more
Knee is still a wreck!!! And now both hurt!!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009      11 comments

I was so excited about a month ago when I got back the results of the MRI. No ligament or tendon damage in my right knee. Meniscus is also good so stop pampering your knee and get back to working out!! And I did!! For about a week or so. I slowl... Read more
I can see my ankles again! And my cholesterol is under 200!!! Woo Hoo!!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      14 comments

Thanks to the agonizing and extreme stress of last week, my body fought back hard by making me feel icky and swelling my ankles!! The tremendous pressure and pain sent me to the doctor who explained that my body was overloaded with cortisol, the... Read more
Teenage boys!! Fleas!! Mice!! Is there enough Calgon in the world for me??
Friday, July 24, 2009      8 comments

What a week I have endured!! It has been pretty rough at times!! First things first so I will get you caught up on the charges my son faces and then how things went when my son turned himself in. My son faces a misdemeanor pot possession charge,... Read more
Gotta get thru this afternoon!!! It won't be easy at all!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009      8 comments

OK time for a quick catching up on what has been going on over here. First off, our weekend was rather tough!! Hunny and I tried to take time to enjoy our time away from work but that was easier said than done. I have been afraid to show any emo... Read more
Update on now "Wanted" son
Friday, July 17, 2009      13 comments

What a miserable past day and a half I have endured!! So here are the details of what is going on with my son. It turns out the pot violation occurred on June 6th, not June 9th. The arraignment for the June 6th pot charge was yesterday morn... Read more
Benefit of the doubt just got chucked out the window!! Grrrrrr!
Thursday, July 16, 2009      13 comments

Ok, before you get too bewildered about what I am writing about, let me take you back to the weekend of the family reunion at the end of June. A few days prior to the reunion, my son tells me he has decided he wants to move from Virginia to Cali... Read more
Good news and Hmmm news on my right knee!
Thursday, July 09, 2009      6 comments

So the good news from the MRI is that the major players inside my right knee are doing just fine. My ACL, MCL, tendons, other ligaments, meniscus, as well as any other pieces-parts are doing just fine. There is a small cyst inside the knee but t... Read more
Chink in the armor or maybe Eloise Hawking was right!!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      7 comments

OK, first time ever pity party going on over here. I know I shouldn't but I am. Hey, I think after everything I have endured, once every now and then is acceptable; especially considering this is my first!! After all, there was no pity party dur... Read more
Family is where you get your hugs!!
Friday, June 26, 2009      7 comments

Tomorrow morning we leave for an almost 4 hour car trip to a family reunion. Funny thing, not a person in my house is biologically related to anyone hosting the reunion. So why are we invited and why would there be a major blowout if we chose no... Read more
Happiness and weight loss! Expect anything different?? Nope!
Saturday, June 20, 2009      3 comments

One of my teams has challenged us this week to write a blog about postponing happiness until achieving that "perfect" weight. Maybe it is because my perspective on life is a little warped as a result of my life experiences or it is just my perso... Read more
Butterfinger day!! Help!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009      7 comments

Ok, so this is not one of those stories where I have a lofty point at the very end. In fact, this is just one of those stories where it just helps to stand back and …. Laugh! So this morning when I got to my office, I put down my purse, my ... Read more
Am I a bad mom if I am apathetic about my son graduating HS in a few days??
Thursday, June 11, 2009      9 comments

I really hate to admit this. I have been such a devoted mother over the years to the children. When they were little, I specifically worked part time so I could be home while still contributing to the family budget. Sometimes, our budget got rea... Read more
Musings in my little corner of the world! Ups and Downs!!
Friday, June 05, 2009      8 comments

This week has been a little different but that is OK. First, I am still resting my right knee. Aches and pains are nothing new as I am a retired NCAA gymnast. You cannot compete all those years thru high school and college and expect to come out... Read more

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