A nice little break

And not much to write about today.Because I was visiting family, and because I seldom write about my family (other than Hershey the dog), there's not much to say.It was very...more

Whole 30 DONE!

Aren't you glad? Heh.I'm not sure why this one went so well. The previous two I've tried were abandoned mid-stream, and the only successful Whole 30 under my belt was the first, in April 2013.I was so desperate when I started that one ....more

3 + 3 = DONE

Three more miles will get me to 122, which is what I need to reach 400, or 100/month for the year.Three more Whole 30-compliant meals will get me to the end of the 30th day of this Whole 30.Do you get the idea that I'll be excited to complete this Whole 30? WELL, YOU'RE RIGHT! Not that anything on my plate is going to change all that much, but it does...more

The penultimate day

Today.Tomorrow.That's it! Whole 30 will be done and dusted Thursday night, just in time for me to head out for a short trip on Friday.Why would I want to change what I've been doing, since it works so well? The answer is, I don't ....more

Almost there

Three more days, counting today, and I will have – I hope – accomplished two goals: Logged 122 miles for April, bringing my yearly total to 400, and...more

Sometimes social media sucks

So this popped up in my Facebook newsfeed yesterday: I have a Twitter account, which I use to post pretty pictures from my almost-daily walks. I've probably been snarky on Twitter before, but not often and not to the extent that "#1 Tony Miano" was when he tweeted his opinion about the tragedy in Nepal. Miano describes himself as an "open-air preacher, author, conference speaker, retired 20-year LE veteran (LASD), and unashamed member of #The15....more

Yesterday's gone

And with it, my walking streak. I'd walked at least one mile, and more often four miles, every day since March 28.Yesterday morning I was on the road by 7:30, arrived at a conference center for a day of workshops and meetings at 9:30, and returned home last evening at 7. The extent of my walking was from my chair to a podium a couple of times, along with a trip through the line at the lunch buffet (that word again!).I was really...more

It's the little things

Our house project is winding down. The carpenter needs to come back one more time to finish repairing and painting a bathroom ceiling that was damaged by a small leak in the roof, and to install the front entrance screen door.And, of course, there's still a lot of painting to do, which is my job and which I'm not doing very efficiently. Things get in the way ....more

Paint-free. Again.

It's SO EASY to not paint after everything's been cleaned up and tucked out of sight. I didn't do any painting at all yesterday, mostly because the design project was sosososoclose to being finished that I concentrated on that. Corrections/revisions this morning, final proof, and then it's off to the printer.The walking happened, because it always does (unless there's lightning ....more

Wonder of wonders …

My original plan to finish painting and get our little TV room put back together by yesterday actually happened. It took very little time to roll paint on the walls, and I only needed to do one coat. Yesterday was lovely, for the most part, so I aired out the drapes on the clothesline while I finished up the painting, washed the sliding glass doors and replaced the furniture ....more