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The Big Sleep... and Insomnia Attack!

Hi, It's 1:10 a.m. and I cannot sleep. The side effect of this medicine is insomnia. Well, at least I can catch up on my neglected blog. I sip on warm soymilk and watch Java and Latte torment one another. Jack, sprawled on the table, observes the whole thing. I slept for most of the day, with nurse Jack at my side or on my feet, occasionally licking my arm or nibbling on my nose to make sure I am still breathing. The last two weeks have been hectic. We've been short-staffed at my work and then I get sick. Not a mild case of sinusitis that I can live with and work through, but a knock-myself-off-my-kiester-and-on- the-couch infection. Add in a ripe case of UTI, and I am in hell. There's nothing like tinkling in technicolor. That's the meds at work. TMI, you say. But at least the backache is gone. And the worst thing, is that I wanted to go in today, but knew I won't make it through the day. And the guilt that follows that. (Sigh) A person I care about lost her …

Happy Friday

Hi, there-- It's weird with Steve at G-Fest. He's been adequately (but not unkindly) tormented for his enthusiasm for the con. I'm not sure I like the run of the house so much, even though the laptop, the television remote, and the upstairs bathroom are always free. Nope. Don't like it at all. I do hope he's having a good time and gets his G-Fest self back home ASAP! Taekwondo was fun last night. We worked on nunchakus and bow staff forms. I need to start focusing on brown belt. That's my next belt. My journey is going quickly. I'm reading a New English Version of Tao Te Ching. Lao-tzu was an insightful person. Translated by Stephen Mitchell, I leave you with a passage: Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.Keep sharpening your knifeand it will blunt.Chase after money and securityand your heart will never unclench.Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.Do your work, then step back.The only path to serenity. Ouc…

Happy Sunday Night

Hello, Hope you are well! I'm gearing up for RetroFest, which is on the 25th from 1-5p.m. I need more time! Eek! Actually, it'll be just fine. We'll be celebrating the 1950's this year. This weekend flew by quickly. I had coffee talk with a friend and played library most of the weekend. I also attended a fabulous church service this morning. Pastor Miller rocks. Afterwards, I nibbled on lunch and visited my favorite garden store. I purchased black-eyed susans, coneflowers, and three raspberry bushes. There were some raspberries still on the bushes. Mmm. I would love to plant a vegetable garden next year. Even if I have a hairy garden, at least it will be herb and veggie producing. Red tomatos still grow on the vine. I'll definitely have more next year. Fresh food is so expensive! Bookwise, I finished Facets by Barbara Delinsky. An interesting read about a family business, and in this particular case, the dysfunction and drama that goes with it. Add in a few …

Happy Friday

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I survived the first week back from vacation. I enjoyed a smooth week, actually, thanks to my wonderful staff. They re-arranged my office so I couldn't get in the normal door. They placed puppets all over my desk. The kicker was the wrapped present... when I opened it, I received junk mail inside. Nice. I'll try that on someone for a gag.



I purchased a pedometer at a local CVS pharmacy. Since I consumed all this fantastic cuisine on our vacation, I'm trying to work it off. So, my goal is 10,000 steps + a day. So far, so good--except when I leave the damn thing on the coffee table at home instead of placing it on my belt.

I also read The Best Life Diet by Bob Greene. In fact, I purchased the book. Poor Steve cringed as I marked sentences with my pencil in the book. Hey, it's not a 1st edition antique or anything! I'm in Step One: weighing myself once, then hiding the scale for 4 weeks. Increase my exercise and stop eating two hours before bedtime. I'll find out h…