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That Sacred Rite of Spring--Cleaning
Monday, March 21, 2011      4 comments

Here it is, the sacred sabbat, the Spring Equinox, the cross-quarter festival of Ostara, among other names, and a full moon besides. I feel I should be spiritual and profound, and all I can think of is Spring Cleaning. In this season of ne... Read more
Babystepping My Way to Glory
Saturday, February 26, 2011      7 comments

That phrase, babystepping my way to Glory, came to me while speedwalking yesterday on my afternoon break, as I gazed towards a golden sun in a sparkling blue sky that was reflecting off the still white patches from our last snowfall. I had been... Read more
Bad Days
Thursday, February 24, 2011      6 comments

I really know I'm making progress now. Work was OK, but it's been a rough evening at home. Frustration and disappointment over vacation planning issues, with more frustration and disappointment over the failure of the new resistance cord DVD t... Read more
Surviving is not enough!
Sunday, February 13, 2011      3 comments

This is the comment I wrote (minus the emoticons) in response to a blog by a Spark Friend who has had a lot of stuff from her past coming up recently: "I *so* want to wrap you up in a hug, dear sister. I hadn't realized you are another sur... Read more
Celebrating our words
Thursday, February 10, 2011      3 comments

I told my 3Bs (Babystep Brigade Buddies) this morning that "I feel a blog coming on" but would have to wait until after work to write it. So here it is. I've gotten in the habit of scanning all the huddles on each team's huddle wall when I... Read more
Babystepping Organizer--That's Me!
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      7 comments

This is what I changed my status to yesterday, and before changing it this morning (like this Spark Points Junkie would pass up the chance to add another point to her total--HA!) I wanted to immortalize this development, which for me is somewhat... Read more
Exchange your To Do List for a DID List
Monday, February 07, 2011      3 comments

If you're feeling overwhelmed and you can't seem to accomplish much, you might try something I came up with after my mom died, and I was looking at a house full of 30 years worth of packrat accumulation--while grieving this sudden, unexpected lo... Read more
Conquer Clutter Campaign--Entry 3
Sunday, February 06, 2011      2 comments

Actually, my last few blogs, while not "officially" part of the CCC series, have touched on my campaign--which took an unexpected turn when I decided to create a new team: the Babysteps Brigade, which launched 2/2/11. ... Read more
A Team Is Born
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      3 comments

I did it! The Babysteps Brigade launched this morning. (I'm taking my personal holiday off from work.) So far I'm the only member, but I joined all 5 team goals. I had planned for 6, but there's a limit, so I created an extra challenge and e... Read more
Oops--My Bad! (wrong definition)
Monday, January 31, 2011      1 comments

It turns out, as I reread Barbara Ardinger's introduction "Time in the Goddess" (which precedes the chapters on the growing light, bright light, growing dark and deep dark), that I've had it wrong for years! So to correct my booboo in yesterday... Read more
Sunday, January 30, 2011      0 comments

Wow! At the end of my last blog, I mentioned a possible date to launch my new BB team. I appreciate symbolism and connections, but had missed out on the New Year as a time to begin (heck, I didn't even get involved with teams until 1/6 or 1/7!... Read more
Conquer Clutter Campaign--Entry 2
Saturday, January 29, 2011      1 comments

When I saw my therapist yesterday, I spent almost the entire time talking about SparkPeople! She was delighted by my animation and excitement, my progress, and how this is meeting my need to lessen isolation and connect more with others. I was... Read more
The Conquer Clutter Campaign--Entry 1
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      6 comments

I'm more ashamed of how I live than how I look; more ashamed of my home than my body; more ashamed of my clutter than my fat. I've been seriously Sparking for 3 months, and I'm right at the point of hitting 20 pounds lost. I finally dropped be... Read more
My three things--in my own style!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      1 comments

I read a Spark Friend's list on her blog, and couldn't help wondering how I would answer--though knowing (as usual) that I wouldn't just answer straight out or simply. As is my habit, I'll be revising and tweaking, just like in school when I wo... Read more
Support Revisited: Thank you all!
Saturday, January 22, 2011      3 comments

My own experience has proved the truth of the sentiments in my previous blog on support being a gift that blesses. Within a week of writing those words, I hit a low point brought on by largely by pain--increasingly frequent back pain and burns ... Read more

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