Category Archives: Unchained Observations

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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Silver Bells For Nine Red Birds

I always postpone taking my birdbaths down until the very last moment.  But, in the middle of December, with snow and ice finally predicted, I couldn’t wait any longer and take the chance my beautiful bowls would crack from the … Continue reading

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How To Gain 9.4 Pounds in 13 Days. Really.

Let’s get right to it: 1.  Go on vacation to somewhere like… sunny, carefree Florida.  2.  Pack only drawstring or elastic-waisted baggy shorts.  And flip-flops.                                            Loosen up–literally. 

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Remind Me Not To Eat 5 Brownies… Again.

It’s almost noon and I’ve already walked 7.9 miles, moved fifty-one bricks to different locations, and done three loads of laundry which entails traversing many, many stairs. So why am I not losing weight?  It might be all the food … Continue reading

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We’re back (to reality)… or How walking 10 miles a day on a beach is different than walking 10 miles a day at home…

Whenever I return from a vacation break, lots of feelings and thoughts flood my mind.  One, I’m re-invigorated to jump back into my life and wipe the slate clean.  I mean really clean.  After spending two weeks in an easy breezy condo … Continue reading

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Ringing My Bell On Valentine’s Day: The Morning After

  For moi?   Valentine’s Day has always been my favorite holiday.  Some years it’s been high and some years it’s been low.  I still remember the shoeboxes I decorated with paper doilies and red construction paper in grade school … Continue reading

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The Best Thing I Liked About Zumba Was My Instructor’s Outfit.

  Seriously, her clothes were really cool.   My instructor could have been this example!  If only I could swivel my body and look anything like her… wow. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I sailed into a trial Zumba class … Continue reading

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