Cleaning House

No, this isn’t about me checking out French Maid costumes for halloween… Yesterday was my birthday – I celebrated the 13th anniversary of my 30th year. 🙂 I’m not sharing this tidbit for attention seeking purposes (though you /know/ I’m more than happy to get well wishes to extend my b-day celebration for as long […]

Thoughts for Thursday: Crockpotting in a Microwave World

“The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can be.” – Max Depree I’ve alluded to the roughness of this past year, especially the last half, several times. I won’t go into all the gory details at this point, because […]

More Basics: Unapologetic Change

Basic: [bey-sik] –adjective. Something that is fundamental or basic; an essential ingredient, principle, procedure, etc. —Synonyms1. elementary, essential, key, primary; basal; underlying. Back in my SCA days, at any event, around any firepit, a story or three would be shared that invariably would start out, “No *bleep*, there I was…” That’s how my life feels […]

Being Brilliant with the Basics

That’s what I ‘dubbed’ the theme for 2010… Last year I declared it to be the year I got comfortable with discomfort… and right now is the time I’m asking myself “How’s that working out for me?” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my journey, about it’s start, where it’s taken me, the hills […]

Thoughts for Thursday: The hardest step

Motivation…it’s a fickle thing. Sometimes your goal is burning brightly in your brain and your heart, making you so excited you can hardly sleep. You have no trouble sticking to the plan because you are soooo motivated to keep moving forward. Other times… not so much. But you have to take that first step. These […]

Friday Follies: Non Scale Victories

Looove me my NSV’s! You know what they are – if you’ve been in the health and fitness* realm for any amount of time you hear about it. When you hit a ‘plateau’, that’s when the NSV advice comes out of the woodwork, usually under the title, “Other Measures of Success.” These are hints and […]