Deb – and JD (John Denver)

Sunshine on Shimano Makes Me Happy


Sunshine In My Eyes Can Make Me Cry


Sunshine On the Raleighs Looks So Loveleeeeey


Sunshine Almost Always Makes Me High

If I had a day that I could give you

I’d give to you a day just like today

If I had a song that I could sing for you

I’d sing a song to make you feel this way.

The Glory Days


My not-so-young litter have fallen from the nest,

Their warm soft down is rippled by the cool breeze.

With pride in my soul, encouragement on my tongue, I watch as they float away.

Already I realize the ache of missing them; and how I cannot call them back. 

As my babes grow into themselves, I know the days of my feathered nest are numbered,

But hazy dreams of summer turn into lives of purpose, character, and infinite love and laughter.

I must cheer on, YOU CAN DO IT!  And in the end I am saved for birds of a feather flock together.



Amber — checking in *shudder*

Oh moving week.  Why did you have to correspond with violent PMS week?  Le sigh.  There are three things I know for certain right now:

1.  I am retaining water.

2.  I haven’t been to yoga for over a week and my body is angry about that.

3.  I need a pedicure.

I am very happy and proud of myself about one thing in particular — I have my bike and I’ve been riding it everywhere!  No more bus passes for this city chick.  To bike or to walk?  That is the question!

I’m pretty sure I’m back at 178 ish.  Haven’t weighed myself because I’m in the midst of my “monthly” and the results are always inaccurate.   The Vancouver Folk Festival is next weekend, and I’ll be there as a volunteer.  My goal is to be down to 170 by then!  One week of yoga daily and riding my bike to and fro and watching what I eat.  I’ll update with my progress around that time.

Having moved into my own place, I now have this sense of “home” that I think will really help me get even more focused and plugged into weight loss.  My roommate, known on this blog as SAWB, is a very motivational and supportive person in that regard, as she herself has recently gotten healthy and managed to lose 30 lb in just a few months.  Yes.  Yes.  She is the envy of the weight loss town!  As for me.  I have sort of…plateaued, and I know the only way to get out of a plateau is to work extra hard and do something new.  So that’s the plan.

I made a veggie curry last night at 1 am for lunches over the next couple of days.  Yay me!