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23 Days ’til 40: My Bike and I (AKA Exercise Relationships)

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Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.              ~ Albert Einstein

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40 Days ’til 40: Keep Walking

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We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. ~ C.S. Lewis

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. ~ Steven Wright

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.  She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way. ~ Lady Gaga Read the rest of this entry »

 

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41 Days ’til 40: Snow Photos!

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Yesterday I spoke of the uncertainty of weather predictions, so today I have to follow-up with photos I took in the snow today! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Inspiration, mental health, Weather

 

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42 Days ’til 40: Illusions of Control

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Almost every person I know has a weatherman story.  You know it, don’t you?  The story of the weatherman who could not predict a sunny day even when they were out in the hot sun getting dehydrated.  This is how myself and my colleagues have felt this week.  We had a prediction for snow.  We did not have a gentle prediction, we had a strong declaration from all the local news sources that there was going to be a “major snow event” in our city.  Over 100 snowplows were on standby, as was my entire staff and our families. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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62 Days ’til 40: Edible Snowman

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Tis the season!  I thought I would pause today and share an adorable treat that both my daughters received today from classmates of theirs – an edible snowman.  How cute!  Now I want to be invited to a holiday party just so I have an excuse to make and bring these!

Happy holidays!

~400daystil40

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Children

 

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355 Days ’til 40: Jerusalem Snow!

Sometimes in life words are not necessary!

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395 Days ’til 40: Snow and Hope

Today it seems that a few of the local news stations were trying to get our hopes up for snow.  Yes, they were creating an incredibly false hope that we would be blessed with white flakes falling from the sky.

Our city only tends to get snow once every few years, so when it does snow it is a big deal that brings our entire city to a sudden halt – but let’s to the math (or actually, the science).  The temperature today was 6 degrees celsius, the forecasted temperature for tonight is 5 degrees celsius.  Now all of you who paid attention in science class, what temperature does water freeze at?  Yes, the correct answer is ZERO.

Please tell me why the city is getting out snow plows….

Yes, we all want to see snow, and a random snow day is always nice for our students and their teachers…. but please, please, PLEASE do NOT torture us with these news stories (yes, it made the news!) of false hope.

Hope is a good thing and there are times when you want to hold on to hope, even when it does not exist.  When a loved one is ill, when you wonder where your next paycheck will come from or how your rent will be paid.  When you are desperate for love and connection.  These are times when we need to hold on to hope as hope is what allows us to survive, to hold on for one more day, one more moment, one more breath.

But for snow tonight, well I might as well hope that I win the lottery….  I think there is about an equal chance, and I did not buy a ticket.

It’s cold, it’s wet and it is staying that way…..

400daystil40

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Inspiration, Rants

 

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