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School Daze Won't Make Me Eat Cookies!
Saturday, August 08, 2020      9 comments

It is truly amazing I haven't run off into the sunset with a plate of warm chocolate chips cookies and some brookies. Somehow I chose to walk and do exercise videos and eat healthy food instead instead! The virtual conferences continue with... Read more
Livin' La Vida Corona
Friday, July 31, 2020      16 comments

I am proud of the fact I haven't run crying into the comforting arms of a warm chocolate chip cookie. I try to just spend my time with veggies, healthy proteins and whole grain carbs since they seem to be better for my mental and physical health... Read more
Thoughts on School Choice for 2020-21
Sunday, July 19, 2020      18 comments

I never thought I would have attended hours and hours of online meetings about the start of school just so I could decide if I want to send my child in person, but I did just that. Meetings were held by:school board, PTA, principal, Head of Scho... Read more
Sunday, July 12, 2020      18 comments

Every time I think I have faced enough, a new challenge presents itself. I have a choice. I can say "why me?" or I can find ways to count my blessings. Even in the darkest of times, there are so many things to be grateful for if we look for it. ... Read more
Thoughts on 2020
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      14 comments

Thought I would share some memes that express my feelings on 2020 which has brought me one challenge and adversity after another with the pandemic on top like a spoiled horrid smelling topping on a rancid banana split. That said, I am eating hea... Read more
Back to Basics
Sunday, June 21, 2020      13 comments

"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics … am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise every day?"–Edward Albert Rather tha... Read more
Thinking my Way to Freedom
Friday, June 12, 2020      14 comments

I have so much more control than I realize when it comes to managing life stressors. I always loved the Cognitive behavioral therapy self-help idea that changing your thoughts can change your feelings, but I realize actually applying this well i... Read more
A Tad Hungry
Friday, May 29, 2020      14 comments

I think this too shall pass, but in all honesty, as I am ultra strict with documenting ww points to lose my Covid6 or was it 7 or 8 weightgain, I find that hunger is often there to some degree if I am stressed because emotion and hunger can be i... Read more
Oh Happy Day!
Saturday, May 16, 2020      15 comments

emoticon So far it has been a day of simple pleasures. We took a long stroll through many neighborhoods wearing our hats, sunglasses and s... Read more
Bread Baking =Binge Battle for me
Saturday, May 09, 2020      18 comments

I decided to briefly join in this whole quarantine bread baking trend and it didn't go well for my waistline. I tend to eat quite healthy foods, it's the quantity that isn't always healthy. So, knowing how I love bread, even gluten-free bread an... Read more
Trying to be Grateful not Grumpy
Friday, May 01, 2020      18 comments

I haven't lost the Covid-6 pounds I gained, but I haven't gained any more pounds! Plus I am getting in exercise almost every day and varying my routines. I am looking pretty scary these days and wondering how I ever used to make myself look pres... Read more
Veggies, I need you!
Friday, April 24, 2020      14 comments

I thought the photo below best captures how I look and feel after a week of trying to balance work, my kids' failed attempt to enter distance learning classrooms, helping my kids navigate a deluge of emails and assignments from teachers and mana... Read more
Enduring the Flops of Life
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      22 comments

It is truly amazing I haven't run off with a hot chocolate chip cookie or 12 and let myself indulge with abandon. I've only thought about it 98 times today. Of course it may help that I have no ingredients in the house to make them and no secret... Read more
Monday, April 06, 2020      18 comments

I guess by now we are all adapting to the new normal. As animals, we are programmed to find ways to adapt to changes in our environment, so I chose adaptation as opposed to stubborn rigidity, my first inclination. ... Read more
I Have to Believe Something Good Will Come...
Saturday, April 04, 2020      10 comments

I have to force myself to believe this. I have to believe that all this pain, suffering and death will not be nothing. I have to believe we will grow as people, neighbors, countries and global communities. I force myself to have hope. I push mys... Read more

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