Category Archives: commitment

my to-do list is ridiculous

If you’ve spent much time with me, perhaps you know that my weekends are managed by my to-do list. Every Saturday morning I rise, and put pen to paper, creating my weekend. Sort of. The Important and the Urgent compete for time … Continue reading

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Transformation 2012: Day 5

If you visited yesterday’s post, you’ll see an image of the dining area wall at the end of the day (i.e. the start of the day today). To the uninitiated, it might not look that bad. I dared to feel … Continue reading

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Sorry about that

Dear Jaguar-owner, Sorry about your car. I sliced the 17th hole. Finally found the damned ball on your hood. At 7 under par for the course, had to take the shot. I hope you understand. Sincerely, A little birdie For … Continue reading

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Never without you

Benny shuffled into the kitchen, knees stiff, shoulders hunched, feeling every minute of his ninety years. Mornings were like that. His age seemed to settle on him like a heavy blanket in the night, draining his energy and leaving him … Continue reading

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A new adventure

As of this afternoon we’ve taken one more step toward ownership of a house that we intend to flip. We’ve had this idea in mind for a while, and we’ve been trying to find a good candidate. We made an … Continue reading

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and I thought self-editing was hard!

No matter how hard the challenge, tall the mountain or rough the course, I seem to be willing to grit my teeth, grunt, sweat and otherwise behave in a manner unbecoming a lady. I’m not sure what I am becoming … Continue reading

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Chronic comparing, the road to insanity and perhaps, eventually, death

Klout is going to make me crazy, I can tell already.Well, crazier. It’s like going on a diet and stepping on the scale 3 times a day (yes, I’ve done that). Worse, it lends itself to comparison with others, which … Continue reading

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Huge mistake or the best thing I’ve ever done?

Time will tell if yesterday’s mad dash to the finish line was worth it, or if the product of that “victory” will be a lesson on what not to do. The mad dash? I finished another round of self-editing on … Continue reading

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Editing, editing, editing

Tom Petty says that the Waiting is the hardest part, and God knows I’m not good at waiting (and that is not part of the process I’m looking forward to). Thus far, from where I’ve spent my day sitting, at … Continue reading

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Practice, practice, practice…and the benefits of regular exercise

If you’ve followed my exercise saga you know that last year I transitioned from Richard Simmons to Wii Fit Plus to power-walking/jogging/running and ultimately to the P90X workout regimen. Then, in September, an injury and subsequent tumble off the exercise-wagon … Continue reading

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