Back to basics....

My many remakings are remarkable in their own way. Each, to varying degrees, includes body, mind, and spirit. Each requires being proactive, rather than reactive.

Running always provides the necessary rubric. Running enables me to: regroup; renew; rework; reorganize; remember; and reenergize.

Running is not static; it requires constant movement. So too do I. Running is my restorative.

Monday, June 2, 2014

It's time....

Time for something, though I am not sure what.  I have been busy.  I am living the expression, life is what happens when you're making other planes.  I intended for my 50th year to be for me, which was a great intention that lasted for less than a month.

Presently, I am settling into a new focus - remaking myself, yet again.  One of my stepsons died suddenly, and we placed my Mom in a long term care facility.  As part of that, I broke down her condominium.  The emotions associated with those events have been overwhelming.

I will spend this month trying to sort everything out.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mind murmur

It's easier to keep track of spending when I don't do any.  

My birthday week has begun....

Work was busy today, but I gave myself a gift; I had to.  I ran outside.  It was tough, but it felt good.  The fresh air nurtured me.  Even now my body knows that it was used lovingly today. 

During my cool down, I walked by the reservoir where my puppy and I regularly traversed.  I sadly recalled that it was 2 months ago today that we had to put Hunter down.  I miss him terribly.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Looking forward to fifty....

This month is spent setting myself up for fabulouse fifty, as I turn 50 at the end of the month.  I am looking forward to being fifty and to my 50s in general.  It will be a decade of delight.

I think extensivly about past decades.

My 20s were spent developing -- college, law school, career, weddding, house, and entertaining.  What I developed did not bloom, but busted.

During my 30s, things fell apart, and I rebuilt.  I sold a house, and bought a house.  I sold that house, and bought another.  My career was altered, as was everything else.  I got divorced, and got married again.  I got a dog.  My 30s ended with a dream come true -- I gave birth to my Son just over 1 month before my 40th birthday.

My life settled down some during my 40s.  I kept the same house, the same husband, and the same job.  I was busy growing my Son, and managing life as much as possible.  Quite often, my life happened when I was making oher plans.  Most significantly, my 40s ended with the death of my dog at the end of November; it happened when I was totally planning and doing so much else.

I am not sure how to sum up money and exercise during each decade.  For now, I will not try.  For each, I am not totally where I would like to be, but I try to focus on the positive aspects of both.  Each could be in worse shape.  Overall, I am healthy, both objectively and subjectively.  On that I will focus and rejoice.  I'm probably worse in some ways, but I choose to think that I am better in more ways....  

For sure, things will happend and change during my 50s, but I will be as prepared as possible.  I am strong.  I am determined.  I am just about ready....

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sandwich Sunday Super Start

I am determined....  This first Sandwich Sunday of the year will be better because I am at the gym to begin.  With some activity completed, I will be more confident and competent for what promises to be a busy day.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

devoted to the day

Today, I focused on today and what needed to get done today.  I did not look back or forward.  I did not think of what didn't get done, and what's left to do.  Rather, I simply acted.

Today was a success.  In furtherance of my #birthdayMonth, today's gift to myself was 1 hour at the gym -- what a wonderful hour it was....  

The M.I.N.E. pursuit was successful.  I Nurtured my home and me.  I Exercised, and was active -- I got my 10,000 STEPS.  On the Money front, I was smart about my grocery shopping.  Finally, the Ideas were flowing fervently.  I enjoy having ideas,  It's great to have them, but I need them to lead somewhere.  They will because I am determined.  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New year / new approach - bringing balance

A new year begins today.  It's a big year; I turn 50 at the end of this month.  Though my birthday is one day, I will extend the celebration throughout the month, and beyond....

Overall, I strive to bring balance.  Rather than getting overwhelmed, however, I will focus on each day.  Successful days will produce.  

For now, I am excited to focus on M - I - N - E , or:


If each day includes each of these, then the day will be a success.  I can and will do this!

Day 1 of M.I.N.E. was a huge success; I'll take it!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Over time....

things change.  This year's tree has been quite a work in progress.  We bought it three days ago.  We put it in the stand yesterday.  Tonight, we added lights and four ornaments.  It will be done soon, but in the meantime....

When I was younger, the tree had to be perfect.  One year, I went to at least three places, and spent hours in pursuit of the ideal tree.  This year, it was one location, and five minutes - done.  Dave put the tree in the stand and it's not straight.  Rather than start over, I rotated the tree so it's leaning forward, rather than sideways.  It was always white or colored lights.  This year, Connor wanted both mixed together - done.  He also wanted to help add the lights, which I let him do.

Each of us hung one ornament.  The last ornament is in honor of Hunter, our puppy dog, who died 18 days ago.  He's now an angel watching over us as we bungle through the days.

Presently, it's time to unwind after another hectic week.  The one coming up is the last full one before Christmas.  There's lots to do.  Somehow it will get done.  The most important thing is that I STAY -- strong, rested, calm, grateful, and productive.  I can and will do it.  Oh yeah, I also have to figure out how to enjoy the moments, maintaining a balance between the forest and the tree.