Category Archives: Motivation

Ode To My Friend

I miss my friend. As the memories come tumbling back, in no particular order, they play out as scenes from yesterday. From fifth grade on, we rode the bus to school and away games, we pedaled our bikes down dusty … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Halloween – How to Avoid Becoming a Zombie.

So what’s my plan? How do I protect myself? Paul did a frightfully good job carving this pumpkin one year.   Step 1. Remember the good times when there were no Zombies in sight. Over the years, I’ve had some really … Continue reading

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Honey, I’m home!

I am now officially retired. Yippee! Just a girl and her dog, and some buckeyes. My work-from-home husband is likewise “officially” happy, yet at the same time I sense he’s a bit terrified/concerned/cautious that I might rock his world. (Yes, … Continue reading

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It’s Time.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. In fact, it was December 4, 2016. I’ve missed sharing my observations, so I decided it’s time to return with an updated perspective. What is life like when you retire in the midst of … Continue reading

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Are Your Feed Dogs Running Right?

Let’s face it; I didn’t know I had feed dogs…
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It’s been awhile…

First off, let me say how well my husband is doing almost a year and a half after his major bicycle accident.  He’s recovered so well, I’d like to call it a mishap, but when you are technically almost internally decapitated, it … Continue reading

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My Husband is a Koala Bear.

Not just because he’s cute and hug-able. Did you know Koala bears sleep 18-22 hours a day?  Since his accident, Paul has taken naps.  Lots of naps. He’s trying to do more and more things, but for every effort, he has … Continue reading

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Sometimes I feel like a nut; sometimes…

I still feel like a nut.  Most of all I feel thankful. Yesterday I saw my doctor for the final evaluation to discuss test results.  (This post is a follow up to I never said I was Popeye.) In a nutshell … Continue reading

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I never said I was Popeye.

At least I don’t think I did. Sure, I’ve been showing off with all my triathlons.  I mean, wouldn’t you if you did five triathlons and got four medals?  (Even if they were basically for showing up because there’s almost … Continue reading

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I Can’t Get His Voice Out of My Head…

This is an e-mail I received on Friday, January 4, 2013: Gayla  — The alarm rang at 4:45 AM. I fell asleep at 12:30 AM, but if you’d asked me if I got any sleep, I could have passed any polygraph. … Continue reading

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