31 January 2019

See Ya, January!


Happy to see January come to an end!


It's been a chilly January here in the 

Valley of the Sun -- but nothing like the rest

of the US has it! 

I've been working hard at being good

to myself

with healthy food choices and 

some added exercise each day.

My phone app rates my "nutrient score"

when I log foods, my goal each day

is 85 out of 100.  I achieved that twice

this week!  Today was only 74, but 

I had to fast through breakfast 

for a blood work update.  

Exercise goals include more flexible muscles

but as this photo shows, I can no longer get

my chest to the floor!  lol 

Isn't getting older just awesome??

21 January 2019

Mondays!?!






How many Mondays

have come and gone

since you said

"I'll start next week!"  ??

Take action -- start today!!











Time to start on some kind of plan.

I don't like to think of it as

"diet and exercise" because it implies

things that aren't true!

For me, it's enough to concentrate

on being the healthiest version of me

that I can be. 

I made this resolve the day after

I had pizza and a beer for dinner. lol

It's a balmy 68 degrees, just perfect

for being outdoors!

17 January 2019

Shades of Orange


The sky takes on shades of orange 

during sunrise and sunset, 

the color that gives you hope 

that the sun will set only to rise again.

-Ram Charan



After a frenetic week

full of work, making appointments,

and trying to get things caught up

this band of orange light from sunset

came streaming in my window.

I dropped everything to create a photo - 

because light is everything in a photograph.

When I was 10, I got to choose the colors

for my bedroom, including my carpet.

I chose shades of orange for the room.

I often wonder if it was part of who 

I was to become that made me 

enjoy those sunset oranges?

15 January 2019

Lovin' Hats



A chilly weekend

with rain and clouds

and very little sun

makes it a good weekend

to get over a cold -

but lousy for photo ops!

A crazy mad hatter hat

for this crazy hat lovin' gal!


13 January 2019

The Mad Hatter


I knew who I was this morning, 

but I've changed a few times since then.

~From Alice in Wonderland


Here I am sporting a crazy hat

I found for a dollar.

There's just something about a hat .....

Otherwise, ignore how peaked I look

as I've come down with a cold and

have spent nearly the entire weekend

in bed.

and not in *that* way.  lol


06 January 2019

Hello 2019!


Do not try to be the best

Just do your best.

~Sadhguru

A new year,

a new beginning.

I'm not a resolutions maker

but more of the kind who evaluates 

what was, to see how to be better.

I allowed my focus this past year

to be on things that didn't enrich

the creative side of me.

It is my hope, and my goal,

to be better with my creative side.

What are your wishes for the New Year, my friend?