Thursday, November 8, 2012


I've been taking the stairs this week. Trying to be good and get in a little exercise whenever I can.

I work on the 3rd floor and never realized how often I travel vertically throughout the day :)

I had to get over myself. There is no hiding the heavy breathing... But at least I'm trying.

I was on my way up the stairs and passed Edna on her way down the stairs. She is super sweet and paused to ask if I was feeling okay because I was walking funny.

LOL! I told her that's just how I have to walk the stairs. Wish I'd taken a video.

She knows I fall a lot (a lot!) and was glad I hadn't taken a tumble recently.

So now I'm a stair master and it gets easier every time!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I work with great peeps. Today we were having so many technical problems getting ready for a big meeting... while we were waiting for the techs to fix shiz Michael stepped up to the mic and gave us a little comedy show.

After each joke he pressed this button... hi-larious!

My FAVORITE joke was:

What did the green grape say to the purple grape?


I love it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

When I'm 40

Today I started weight watchers (again.) I plan on keeping it all off this time... For so many reasons.

I had a painful anxiety attack a couple hours after the meeting. There was such a piercing pain I thought I might be having a heart attack. But I've had this pain before and knew it wasn't life threatening.

Tonight I also happened to have my counseling session with Vera. We tapped... and I was able to identify how scared I am of letting food be nutrition instead of medication. The old "eating your feelings" saying is real to me.

I was thinking about sharing my weight on today's post, but today has been to... threatening... already, so maybe I'll share another day. I will say I have to lose half of my body.

We will take it one day at a time. And be positive!

I was thinking about something that I'd like to be able to do... To be healthy enough to do. I want to dance. All dances, but specifically I'd like to take Irish dancing lessons. I tried to get the girlies interested and live through them, but it wasn't their "thing"... But it can be my thing.

My goal is to sign up for Irish dance class by the time I'm 40.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012


This weekend has been very cultural for the Medina girlies, Nasher yesterday and the Irving Art Center today.

Siobain has a monthly paper due about a live performance for theater. So today we saw Rough Crossing, a zany comedy about two playwrights, a composer, and two actors setting sail for New York... With four days to get their play ready.

It was fun. A little pricey at $20 a ticket. It had a nice set and the acting was surprisingly good.

But the best part? I was the second youngest person in the audience, the only person younger was my 13-year-old daughter. We stood out from in crowd :)

They also have a small sculpture garden and Siobain had some really insightful comments on the subjectivity of what makes a piece "museum" worthy.

I enjoyed Dwelling by Larry Whiteley.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sculpture Scavenger

First Saturday free at the Nasher. I woke up at 7:30 am and decided it would be fun to get out there with the girlies today.

This was the first time we arrived as the doors were opening. Liked it so much more in the morning quiet.

First we hit the art project... A sculpture garden diorama. Caitlin suggested we combine the two to make a big one. Great idea but I felt a little bad for the families around us who's much younger kids wanted to copy Caitlin. We caused a mini riot :)

Next we checked out the Artist at Work. Michael O'Keefe was really great with all the kids. He sculpts human form heads from plaster and paint. It was totally cool (and he is totally cute!)

The current exhibits are really cool... I didn't get to see/read much because there were a couple of nude male sculptures in the rooms and Caitlin was going to have a meltdown!

When we went into the garden for the scavenger hunt, Caitlin's favorite part, I was really sad to learn that the skyroom, Tending (Blue) by James Turrell, is closed forever. James has declared the work destroyed because of the recently built skyscraper. So sad. This is one of the instillations I really love on days when there aren't many people. I'll try to find a video if the experience.

On to the hunt we went. Caitlin found all the right sculptures and it was a really nice, quiet time with my girlies.