Forty-Seven

It is 82 degrees outside and my elderly neighbor, Bill, is sitting outside in his lawn chair, shirtless, with his firepit blazing?? He is on the phone with someone. His radio is loud with 80’s music. He is shouting over the radio into his phone. And I am sitting in my room just giggling every…

Forty-six

Easter is coming. The celebration this year seems very downplayed as COVID restrictions are still in place. Many are vaccinated but many are not. So we must still be careful. In all honesty, Resurrection Sunday is best celebrated in your heart anyway. It is of greater impact if it involves a one-on-one encounter with the…

Forty-Five

It is a sunny afternoon here in a land that the sun misses more that not. I an mot sure why this happens, but overcast is the normal way of things. So to see the sun shine brightly all day is a smile-inducing phenomenon!! The temp is hovering near warm, but not quite warm enough…

Forty-four

It has been only days since the time changes and we pushed our clocks forward an hour between Saturday and Sunday. I feel like I have been run over by a truck. I cannot fall asleep at night, mainly because I am not able to set the alarm for the regular time and get up…

Forty-three

Here sits a vaccinated human being. It was quite the unpleasant ordeal, where the second shot was concerned. But it is over. And now I hear that the incidences of COVID are rising again, particularly those newer strains. I honestly have had to wonder lately if it is ever going to subside to the level…

Forty-Two

Lent is a season in the Liturgical calendar that calls for personal mourning; individual groaning for all that is not as it should be in the world. Some people participate in Lent by giving up an earthly “love” in order to join with Christ in his suffering, but in oh-such-a-small way. I was searching out…

Forty-one

I am getting tired of so many things. Tired of not eating out with friends. Tired of not interacting much with anyone outside of work. Tired of not disliking some things I really should dislike. Like church from home. I loved church mornings best of all the days of the week before COVID struck, but…

Forty

It is a sunny, cold day where I am. The sun makes it look deceptively warm, which it is not. We are in store for a few more inches of snow over the weekend. I love the winter wonderland of fresh fallen snow. And this has not been a disappointing winter for sure. Yet I…

Thirty-nine

I’ve circled around to that glorious week off again. I am excited for what stretches ahead! I am planning a trip to Trader Joe’s. It is about an hour from my house but it is near a Whole Foods, which I also enjoy walking through. I still have my eating window with my intermittent fasting…

Thirty-Eight

I am feeling pretty secure in my delve into all things intermittent fasting (IF). I will weigh in one day early this week to make sure progress is happening. I had lost 10.4 pounds total the last time I weighed in. I have stayed consistent with my eating window from 11-3 each day; except one…