“What is possible for us to become only truly changes when we are willing to see what is impossible for us to continue being.”

– Finley

IF n Me

Most of this year has been a bit challenging for me fitness-wise, irresponsible eating combined with several ailments have made most workouts extremely challenging resulting in the obvious, physical deterioration along with the accompanying mental stress.   When my friend Christina Russell at Body Rebooted kicked off a core challenge the final 30 days leading to her birthday (I won’t say the number, not sure she would appreciate that!) that was a combination of daily core workouts and intermittent fasting, I decided to give it a try; well, the fasting part at least. Continue reading “IF n Me”

Fireplace DIY

This past weekend’s DIY.  We can’t go back but I have two questions –

1) Love, Like, Dislike, Hate, or Indifferent?

2) Debating on whether to add another coat to make the white more solid. Thoughts?



Book Review: Pour Your Heart Into It

Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a TimePour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time” by Howard Schultz has been one of the more exciting books I’ve read in quite some time. It is a bit dated, published in 1997, yet current and relevant with Schultz retiring from Starbuck’s last month. Continue reading “Book Review: Pour Your Heart Into It”

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.”

– Emerson

No High School Musical Tyranny

I semi-grudgingly filled one of my parental responsibilities earlier today by joining my two preteen daughters and the Queen B in seeing HSM3.  Now, for those of you who are not part of the hip crowd; who don’t have anyone living at home under the age of 16 and therefore may be immune to the Disney marketing megalith; or have been traveling alone through the rain forests of South America, HSM3 stands for High School Musical 3.   This is the third in the immensely popular, and I will admit entertaining, movie franchise about a half dozen or so high school students finding their way through high school – competing in basketball, performing in theater, challenging themselves and each other, to find their true selves.

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Remembrance and Thanks

It was a quiet day today – inside.  Outside was much like any other, busy, brisk, filled.  Inside was very different, inside my head and heart. There were not many things I looked at, touched, smelled, tasted that didn’t remind me of last year’s tragedy.  I wore my Hokie pin on my du-bok while I was assisting at the do-jahng.  Several of the children noticed and asked about it.

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