Category: Beauty

Big girl panties and bootstrap mentality


So, yesterday sucked.  But today is a new day.  Instead of letting yesterday drive today, I took charge of my emotional barometer.  Rather than laze around feeling gloomy, I forced myself out of bed  at 5:30 a.m. and made sure I worked out.  YEAH!  Get your blood pumping first thing in the morning, that banishes…

Appreciation


Yesterday was just one of those days that I felt productive, satisfied and appreciative. And so I woke up today with a smile and a stretch.  Sleeping on a lumpy, bumpy hot pink, third hand futon is a test for my body’s restorative powers, lol! I am so thankful for the opportunity to come back…

New friends and new places


It is so nice when you finally put a face to an online acquaintance, especially when you share similar interests.  I got do to do that today.  I also got to eat more terrible-for-me food, including dessert!  Good thing vacation ends tomorrow or I might have to double my exercise activities for a month.  I…

Bittersweetness on my tongue


I. Am. Home. But it’s not home any more.  It’s the shadow home, the home that would-have-been.  It fits around my heart like home, but like all things, it was just temporary.  It was I that made the mistake of calling it ‘my forever home.’  Nothing is forever except the time that flows past us…

It’s Complicated


Have you noticed lately how complicated life has become?   I’ve been giving this a lot of thought recently.  From my perspective, it is a confluence of multiple factors that is sucking the life out of people and complicating their thoughts,  leading to a pervasive malaise which hangs like a gossamer  curtain over our  consciousness.…

Saying Good-bye to ‘the Chapel’


I’m switching from ‘night’ mode into ‘day’ mode for the next nine days, which always takes a concentrated effort. I have to short myself sleep after Thursday’s shift, so that I am tired early Friday night; that usually means that I am up around 4-5 a.m. on Shabbat, and today was no different. But I…