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this new normal
Thursday, April 16, 2020      29 comments

We are in such a rare season of time in this world, aren't we? I guess you don't need me to tell you that. Like you, I have so many emotions around it. I am afraid, I have financial and health concerns that can't be addressed right now, I miss h... Read more
Fight for your life
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      28 comments

Were you one of those little kids, like me, who went on a road trip with Mommy and Daddy and kept asking, "Are we there yet?" I feel like that little girl all over again. Are we there yet? Have we reached the pandemic curve we all wan... Read more
finding joy in every day
Wednesday, March 25, 2020      28 comments

If you were to see me sitting here, you would see my dual intentions for the day. Waist down: yoga pants, socks, tied sneakers. Waist up: bathrobe, LOL. We will see later, who wins. Exercise, or just lazing around. Or maybe some of both! ... Read more
"go bang your head against the wall"
Thursday, March 19, 2020      33 comments

I remember when I was a very young girl and I would tell my mom that I was bored, she would tell me that her father used to tell her to "go bang her head against the wall" LOL. I've also heard the very wise, "go play in traffic" LOL. As an... Read more
social distancing..a regular weekend for me, lol
Sunday, March 15, 2020      28 comments

It takes everything not to get caught up in the panic of a nation, doesn't it? Especially when you go to the grocery store and shelf upon shelf has been emptied of its merchandise. People are scared. Maybe being scared will offer protection t... Read more
the binge eater who fell in love with food again
Saturday, March 07, 2020      37 comments

It is so much work, but it is just so exciting to me! A new way of eating. I had been a binge eater for over 45 years. It was the longest and hardest struggle of my life... which shows you I've had a pretty good life, huh? I had been overw... Read more
my journey into the Mediterranean... diet
Sunday, March 01, 2020      31 comments

Hi friends~ So when I went to the rheumatologist and got back my bloodwork, she said that the inflammation in my body was incredibly high. Where a range of 0-3 is within limits, my number is 216. (impressive, huh? LOL) Honestly, I have t... Read more
feeling unimaginably blessed by another Sparker
Friday, February 21, 2020      40 comments

I started talking to Brenda ( BEDA65) just last month. She's a sweet woman, we are just getting to know one another. I haven't even been a very good friend since I have been so distracted by my RA symptoms, to be honest. She asked if she could s... Read more
and the beat goes on....
Monday, February 10, 2020      43 comments

I have had my world rocked with an initial diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. It is not like "regular" arthritis. It is usually progressive. It can affect other organs like the heart and lungs. It is scary if I let it be. Because my hus... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Behind Those Hazel Eyes
Friday, January 24, 2020      45 comments

I went with my husband to the eye doctor today, DMV wants an eye test for the renewal of his driver's license. All went well! While I was wa... Read more
feelings, nothing more than feelings
Monday, January 06, 2020      35 comments

Change is possible! True, everlasting, looking back thinking, "wow, look how far I've come," change. Change that happens on almost a cellular level, you become this new creation by just taking step after step after step.... It is with great... Read more
Resolving NOT to have resolutions
Sunday, December 29, 2019      30 comments

I am sitting here listening to the sweet buzz of the heating system (thank you for a warm home, God) and having some solitude while hubby sleeps (thank you for him, Lord) and a cup of coffee..well, my third cup of coffee. I'm debating about new ... Read more
lessons learned from Mary and Joseph
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      24 comments

The story of the birth of Jesus is a magical one. A 14 year old child (and some concordances say as young as 12) who is a virgin. Her husband, who t... Read more
That first moment of pleasure
Saturday, December 21, 2019      26 comments

Did your heart slow a beat, just reading that? I know mine did. It's that moment where you pick up that chocolate, where you pour that first glass of wine. That moment, even, where you snap at your spouse or your kids because they have gotten ... Read more
pre-holiday blues
Sunday, December 15, 2019      25 comments

I've already started two previous blogs, and they are such downers that I deleted them. Here's the truth: where your focus goes, energy flows. ... Read more

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