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Disaster preparedness - now's better than never
Friday, March 11, 2011      4 comments

Following the tsunami in Japan, we should perhaps ask ourselves: Am I prepared for an emergency of proportion that affect all utilities and resources in my region? Now's as good a time as any to share a site with solid links: w... Read more
Bullying - not an issue to ignore
Thursday, March 03, 2011      4 comments

Several teenagers in my area have killed themselves during the past year as the direct result of bullying. Suicide is the extreme result of bullying, but bullying exists in every place kids of all ages gather. I have seen and heard it; it is c... Read more
Met most of my February Goals.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      4 comments

At the beginning of February I set goals for each week. Here is a summary of things accomplished as a result of goal-setting. Week 1: Goal: make my new home look more settled. Goal: accomplished! I still have boxes that aren’t ope... Read more
Big exercise decision made; order placed
Sunday, February 27, 2011      4 comments

Yup, I'm still working on my exercise plans. Have been walking aroung my little home to add steps to my day. And am facing the real possibility that at some point I'll be unable to afford continuing the pool therapy that is like a life support... Read more
Once again revisiting my exercise plans
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      2 comments

Right now I'm working my way out of a flare...and my best exercise is at a physical therpist's office, and is a big expense to my budget ...and to my plans to replace my aging car. But health must be the priority, so I bite the bullet and... Read more
FMS Flare + brrrr weather + cabin fever = time to Think Spring!
Sunday, February 20, 2011      1 comments

Bad things just seem to pile up to occur at once and fill the calendar's winter months with dismal events. This year's worse than some. On Christmas morning a dear friend of mine died. It never occurred to me when I last saw him that I'd neve... Read more
Flare...but still working on Week 1 goals
Saturday, February 05, 2011      4 comments

It's been a crazy week. Was away since Monday, helping my folks and doing work that actually is hard for me. Simple cooking and dishes. Nothing strenuous by 'normal' standards, but beyond the limits of what I can do without creating problems... Read more
Thursday, January 27, 2011      3 comments

Sometimes I look at the phone when it rings and debate whether I want to hear what the caller wants to say; I mean, do I REALLY want to answer it and find out??!!!??? Seems that news of the worst sorts has been filling the phone wires and cyber... Read more
Smugly enjoying a non-celebration
Sunday, November 28, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday would have been my 39th wedding anniversary, so I celebrated that it was NOT. emoticon ... Read more
Computer problems
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      2 comments

Getting online here at SP tonight was the culmination of 2 days of pushing buttons, clicking this, checking out that, installing yet another program. I am sure I've also created additional issues with all of my frenzied-from-outrage, uninformed... Read more
"...conceive it...believe it....ACHIEVE it"!!!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      5 comments

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” ............................
.... Jesse Jackson Heartfelt desires to transfer thoughts, ideas, inspirations and aspirations from the mind into fa... Read more
Coach Dean's Motivational Blog Series - the links!
Saturday, October 02, 2010      3 comments

Periodically, I post these links in a team or here on my blog. Dean Anderson stretched these out at the rate of about one a week, giving us lots of time to focus on each one. But here's the whole clickable list for ease of access. Do... Read more
Participating in challenges
Sunday, September 26, 2010      4 comments

Let's start with the challenge I'm committing to accomplish in Coach Toughlove's Motivation Bootcamp: "I, Sam aka Carol aka GrandmaSam will meet and go beyond the following minimums, tough-loving my efforts in a concentrated pre-Halloween c... Read more
Surely Weighing-in CAUSES Weight Gain?
Thursday, September 09, 2010      6 comments

In 30 minutes I will leave for a WW meeting. Last week while I was getting ready my d-in-l called to say she couldn't make it to the luau during the weekend as planned (work), but how about that night? Wow. Ok. I rushed, re-arranged...and...s... Read more
Not just a golden goblet, but one that is full of good things
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      5 comments

On a hot day or even one that is mild, have you ever felt a breeze stir ...and just closed your eyes to feel it? I sometimes do that. Not often, no. But on occasion. A few minutes ago I stepped outside and felt the evening breezes of the tra... Read more

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