• Oh, my!

    Oh, my cat! I wish there was good news about my weight loss. Truth is, there IS no weight loss. I like eating too much, It’s my greatest pleasure. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, and I don’t run men (or women, for that matter. Eating’s all I have. Except, wait! There are computer games! I have computer games. But computer games are an addiction. That’s not good. At least I’m not eating when I’m playing games.

    Oh, my. What to do? I have two new dresses I can’t wear because they’re about 15 pounds too small, and at this rate, I’ll never be able to wear them. They are supposed to be motivation to lose weight. They’re not working.

    I don’t even want to edit this. I just want to publish it and be done. Will the paragraphs show, or will all of it be written together? Can I even remember how to publish it? Sigh. I need so much help!

  • Reopening the World

    The world is reopening. At least, it is for me. A little. I’m back at work at the antique shop one day a week. It’s a good thing. Now, for a while at least, I’ll have five days a week with nothing on the schedule, and the “routine” thing is still working fine.

    The weight thing, however, is NOT working fine. Seems I have found all the weight I lost before the middle of March’s shutdown. I am not happy about it, but I do nothing to change my bad habits. I need help. I’m NOT helping myself.

    The main purpose of this website/blog is to help me grow up by sharing what I’m experiencing and getting help from others. But, there are no others reading this, apparently. I’m becoming disheartened with this effort. Should I continue with or discontinue this project? I’m asking myself this question and carefully considering the answer. I can’t even figure out how to get paragraphs to show. This looks like one long paragraph. It’s very frustrating. I’m writing and publishing this cold. There was no previous draft and there is no editing. This is my raw, unvarnished thoughts.

    Is anyone out there? How do I at least get paragraphs? Arrgghh!

  • Unusual Time with an Unexpected Benefit

    I was stunned and disappointed when Core Life shut down because of the Coronavirus, after a message that said they’d stay open. Maybe I misunderstood. For the first two weeks after the closing, I was lost. Without direction. I ate everything in sight. Not good.

    Then, EVERYTHING shut down. One can only go to doctors, the post office, the transfer station, multiple drive-thru windows, and a few other “essential” places. This has turned out to be a good thing for me. I have LOTS of time at home to work on a myriad of tasks, as I unclutter my tiny home. Turns out, I’m more of a loner than I thought.

    With so much time, I’m coming up with a “routine” for the days with no destination on the calendar. There have never been so many. This is the third day with the new routine. So far, so good. More info on next post under this category.

    Suggestions and comments are welcome. Requested, even. I wonder if anyone will see this, besides the server. And Tommy and Jean Northam. Please use the “Contact Jetta” thingy. It works now.

  • Getting Healthy

    When I asked my daughter, “What is a character flaw of mine that others can see but I can’t see as clearly?” her instant response was “hypocrisy”. She said I’m a hypocrite. My car tag says, “Be Well”, she said, but I don’t make choices that enable me to be healthier. It was hard to hear, but within a week, I could see she was right.
    For twenty years, I’ve tried to discipline myself and failed to become healthier in any of the ways I need. I’m trying something new now, (actually several things, both old and new), and I feel the need to be accountable to someone other than myself and God. This website will make me accountable to an infinitesimal part of the world. I’m hoping, at least, for the support of friends and family. 
    When most people reach the age of 18, they think they’re “grown up”. By 21, we are sure we are adults. I was thirty years old when I realized I wasn’t done growing up. Now I believe we spend our whole lives learning, growing and growing up. As a retired “senior citizen”, I have time to learn how to “Be Well” in all ways as I continue to grow. Retirement is an unusual adjustment and period of growth.  I don’t believe my situation is unique, and if my struggles/experiences can help one other person, that’s a bonus. 
    The accompanying image is a “before” picture of moi with the logo of one of the new things I’m doing to help me grow in wisdom and wellness. 


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