Almost There

Alright - major life happening number two is this Saturday. Woot. Once that's out of the way, I'll take maybe another week or so to re-spawn as they say in Nerd Fitness. I've got to figure out the new plan as I will no longer be an "I" but a part of a "we".  There's … Continue reading Almost There

Quickie

Found a really nice place to move to. Made all of the arrangements. Will have spent $1900 to move in (not counting upcoming utility deposits, if any and the purchase of household goods), and now the doubt is creeping in despite the Universe having shown me great favor thus far. For which I am soul-filled … Continue reading Quickie

Random Bits & Pieces

Happy Birthday I am now officially involved in counting down to my 50th birthday. I've got a list of activities I'm going to shoot for enjoying in the next 12 months, all culminating in the biggest birthday celebration I've had to date. Activities appear in no set order; those with specific dates are in bold: … Continue reading Random Bits & Pieces

Let’s Try This Again.

So, my first four week fitness / life challenge comes to a close this evening. I called it The Force Awakens (yeah, I thought it was cute at the time; definitely proved to be overly optimistic, not to mention wildly out of order). Anyway, about mid-way through, The Empire struck Back and I lost my … Continue reading Let’s Try This Again.

Sweat. WTF

In my youth, the only time I remember sweating in any way, shape or form, was when I was outside, playing with wild abandon, in temperatures that were in the high seventies and above (that's Fahrenheit).  As I got a little older, I'd feel a little moist if I were outside or in a car, when … Continue reading Sweat. WTF

Tale of Two Scales

So, the Weight Watcher's scale which is the one I've been using for about a year and some change reports my weight and body fat as: 5/1 - 208.1 lbs, 38.3% body fat 5/8 - 207 lbs., 36.8% body fat 5/15 - 207 lbs., 38% body fat 5/22 - 205.3 lbs., 37.4% body fat 5/30 … Continue reading Tale of Two Scales

Speaking of Starving Artists

Hi everyone.  My name is Dana Ellington, and I'm a Starving Artist.  (*sits down with a sigh*) Yes my friends, despite having a steady nine to five, I am a Starving Artist.  Much to my shame / embarrassment / guilt, it's time to be completely honest and admit I don't know how to run a business. … Continue reading Speaking of Starving Artists

“I Pity the Fool.”

I'm sure you've heard that saying before, lol.  Ha...man, the 80's were a trip.  Anyway, that saying comes to mind because I've been enjoying this week's pity party. That's right, I've been allowing myself to feel pitiful all week. A full on "woe is me - all I want to do is crawl under my … Continue reading “I Pity the Fool.”

Mother Truckin’ Sons of Biscuits!

Warning - may be unsuitable if you're highly empathetic, or already having a bad day. One of the rabbit holes turned out to have some poisonous mushrooms. What follows is me stumbling around in the dark, trying to clear the toxins from my system.    Another 3 AM deal only this time, no easing back … Continue reading Mother Truckin’ Sons of Biscuits!

What if this is the fantasy…

and in my real life, I'm everything I want to be.   Sort of turned my mind sideways on the drive in to work yesterday morning. The idea that all this hustle and what not to do more, get more, BE more, isn't reality. Instead, we're living the dream, it's our real lives that we're truly longing … Continue reading What if this is the fantasy…