Breakfast of Champions

A tiny serving of apple crispto start my morning off today. Okay, not really.I told myself (and you, I think) that I was going to get back on that primal horse and whip my nae-nae back into shape before the hip surgery.Well, that hasn't happened. Probably because I don't have an actual date for the hip surgery.I work better on deadline ....more

Time for a reset

I've announced the intention out loud and in writing to a few people that I need to do another Whole 30.Intending and doing aren't exactly the same thing.I have a big dinner to go to tomorrow night. I'm not sure what's on the menu – in fact, I'm not even sure I'll get to eat. As my county's Democrat of the Year, I'll be in a long line for a long time, waiting to be introduced ....more

The week that was

So it's been a week now, and I'm still vacillating between mad and sad. Progressive Organized Women PAC (POW-PAC) paperwork has been filed with the WV Secretary of State. The checking account is ready to accept donations ....more

As weekends go, this certainly was one

I don't think I've written anything about the election that happened here in WV over the weekend. It took place at the state convention for the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women (WVFDW). My county Democratic women's chapter was the host ....more

What I've been doing with my time

Now that I'm not spending a couple hours a day walking (see previous post if you're not keeping up with my medical history), how am...more


Considering that I'll be 65 next spring, perhaps I am...more

I got a raise!

Everyone lives on a fixed income.Seriously.People who leave their homes and go to work at a "real" job, unless they are in a position where they get bonuses and commissions based on production/performance, meet their needs with the same resources month after month. They get small raises, just like Social Security recipients do, and manage to make it on their fixed incomes, just as SS-ers do.One of the best ways to create more money coming in is to reduce the amount of money going out. And that's what I did this week ....more

Opening a door

Thank you for reading that last post. And commenting! I love comments!Gingerzingi's last comment, about new opportunities, deserves another post.I know I will get there ....more

30 days

I just took a look at my Daily Mile dashboard, and I last recorded a walk 30 days ago. I had no idea it had been so long. I've been telling myself a couple of weeks ....more

A writing prompt I can actually use

I subscribe to a daily e-mail that offers ideas for blog posts. My posts are always fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, spur-of-the-moment drivel. Even in the old days, when I did a quote on Fridays, I searched for and wrote about the quote on Friday, usually 15 minutes before I hit the Publish button.So I largely ignore the prompts that land in my inbox every morning ....more