Category Archives: Trying something new

“Ohhhhmmmmmm—wait, did I lock my keys in the car?”

I signed up for Deepak Chopra’s 21-day Meditation Challenge. Today is Day 1. I’m not very good at it, unless wondering whether I put soap in the dishwasher and how I can watch the new season of Breaking Bad (since DISH … Continue reading

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Have playground slides always been this narrow?

My painting time was cut short yesterday by the insensitivities of the art industry to neophytes. My husband said it was time to go to the airport, so I had to stop. Right now, my masterpiece is a field of blue … Continue reading

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Not your daughter’s hula hoop

I don’t usually wake up the morning after a workout with a sore ear and a bruised waist. And yet that’s exactly what I did after my first hula hoop class. I’d heard that hula hooping builds core strength and … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels 2

I did another Meals on Wheels run. No one told me I was beautiful this time, but the lady who did beamed at me like I was her favorite person in the world. I just want to hug that woman! … Continue reading

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Why should I be immune to weight-loss resolutions?

I have a weight problem. I’ve blogged about it before. It’s been a struggle for about 17 years. I am sick of it. I think I am more tired of thinking about my weight issue than I am of actually being … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels

When I was a teenager, I worked in a retirement home. The residents were in pretty good health and didn’t need the care provided by the nursing home across the street. I loved working there. It was a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Twelve for twelve

Virginia over at Kiss Chronicles celebrated 11/11/11 with 11 positive actions and liked it so much she decided to celebrate 12/12 with 12 positive actions. She invited other bloggers to join her, so I did! Disclaimer: I had a sick … Continue reading

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Dory tries tandoori

For a few years of my childhood, I refused to eat anything white or yellow. No dairy, no bananas, not even marshmallows. Green foods weren’t high on my list either. Most foods made me uneasy unless they tasted like chocolate. … Continue reading

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Excuses, excuses

I’m having a hard time getting back into the blogging habit. I’m still trying to make up for lost time from last week’s power outage, plus I’ve had computer problems, blah, blah, blah, excuses, excuses. At least I can say … Continue reading

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Kickboxing, a day late

I intended to post an account of my kickboxing experience yesterday. Alas, a freak Halloween snowstorm knocked out our power, leaving me helplessly offline. So yesterday’s post is below. As for today, well, telling my kids that we couldn’t go … Continue reading

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