2009's goals reviewed

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” ~Voltaire Regarding New Years Resolutions, Mark Twain said this on a January 2nd years ago. "Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community." That is good for a smile isn't it? It's the clean slate time of year again. A new beginning. Since I started my new job, I've not been quite on top of things and have felt thick-headed for a couple of months. I'm pulling out of the mully-grubs and think I'll be more energetic soon. Christmas is a glorious time of year in our family. I love love love it. This year was wonderful. Even with my lower energy, it was a beautiful time. Today is the day where I review my 2009 goals. They are listed below, with the status of... Read more →

slowly getting fitter

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." ~~ Mother Teresa Another snippet of wisdom from Mother Teresa: When asked how many people she had helped on the streets of Calcutta she guessed 30,000. She deflected the reporter's praise with, "I could never have carried the 30,000th if I hadn't carried the first." Another common phrase: Don't despise small beginnings. I've said before that my mantra has become "Baby steps, baby steps." (Anyone who has seen What About Bob gets the picture of a paranoid, obsessive compulsive man chanting "Baby steps. Baby steps." I love that movie.) Three years ago I was a sedentary person. I hated that about myself. I wanted to be like the women I saw who were active. I envied the women I'd pass who were jogging. (I have enormous respect for the women who jog with their babies in... Read more →