Connected believing

I just came from the gym and am sitting here sweating, writing this down. You see, I listen to loud music when exercising, and the song that came on today was Amanda Marshall's "I Believe in You".The song never fails to make me cry. Usually I am a total weeping wreck when I hear it.…

Feelings, whoa whoa whoa

I'm lolling in bed today. It's something like -22 outside and the thought of heading out to go swimming is horrible to contemplate. I'd rather curl up in my cozy flannel sheets and sleep til spring. But then I remember the feeling of the water, flowing past me as I do my laps. The feeling…

Loving and the tummy

Okay. I'm round. I've always been round, pretty much. I've just varied in terms of degree. It's depressing, in one way - people judge me based on my weight and decide I am stupid, or lazy, or desperate for love, or have low self-esteem. None of those is true. I merely enjoy life, and all…

Prioritizing

Lately I've felt like the old sailor who had so much to do he didn't do anything at all. I feel distracted by my many tasks and goals and can't focus on one thing at a time. It's foolish, because I just finished the excellent training for "living well" and if I'd paid attention I'd…

Prying myself out of bed

It's a cold sunny morning, perfect for fall. I'm due to get up, face the day, head for the gym, sort out my week. And I'm dawdling. Lately I've been fighting fatigue, struggling with a MS generated slowness and pain. But that's no excuse. When I was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I was Sooo…

Sometimes, I need the sea…

Okay, as Nanowrimo procrastination, I've wandered about the internet, looking for houses on Nova Scotia's Southern Shore. It is true madness, but all it took was me seeing that there is a Ukulele ceilidh happening there every two years to make me wish to live in Liverpool. Well, that and the view of a multi-coloured…