Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mercury Retrograde, I presume...

Some people think this Mercury Retrograde thing is a crock of shit. I do not. I have tracked it. There's something to it. Astrologers call Mercury the trickster, because during the retrograde phase all sorts of crap goes down. Literally. Like your computer. Or your tire. Flat as a pancake. I know 3 people who got flat tires last week. Coincidence you say? Maybe...It does sort of feel like a poltergeist is living with you. The other day, I lost an entire stack of mail that I had set down on my desk. One minute there...the next minute gone. I have no idea where it is. Kinda annoying ya know?

This one seems to be a particularly bad one. Mercury rules communication, so communication right now is all icky. I can't complete a full conversation before my cell phone starts acting up. Okay...that's a common occurrence whether it's Retrograde or not, but still...

The worst thing that has happened so far is my mom took a spill. A pretty bad one, I must say. She broke her shoulder and fractured her pelvis and now she's laid up for who knows how long. And making sure she gets the attention she deserves in this facility she's in....well....for the past week I've been feeling like I'm in the Twilight Zone. It feels like such a fight to get these people to help her. Once they do, they're very nice about it...but getting them to do it? OY VEY!

I'm blaming all of the shenanigans that has been going on lately on this retrograde. Maybe that's not entirely fair...good things happen during retrogrades too, so I'm told. Like reuniting with old friends...which I have (hey Jeff!) and finishing up projects that had been started awhile ago (yay me!) But truth be told, I will be very happy when Mercury is sailing along in its right direction again. This should happen around May 30th, so we've got a little over a week to go.

If my life feels less sluggish, my mom starts healing more quickly, and my cell phone actually gets reception I will let you know. Of course...that might just be me waiting for a miracle. But I won't rule that out either!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Smith & Kraus Website

Check out my publisher's website at www.smithkraus.com Lots of cool books, including my own! Yes, that was a shameless plug....hahahahaha!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5 Articles in one week. I hope people read them. I hope I can continue to be this prolific. Anyway, here's the latest:

The Battle of the Yo-Yo Dieter
The reasons why some people have a tendency to regain lost weight, and how they can stop the cycle of yo-yo dieting.
New article, ladies and gents. Enjoy...

My Secret Salt Addiction
Admitting to overly using salt to flavor certain food items. Weighing the health options of too much salt use.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Running uphill...

So, today was a day full of minor disappointments. Two projects I was hoping to come through, did not. I take a breath and start again. But I am wheezing a little bit, so breathing in itself is a little difficult these days. Ahhhhh... it's called LIFE, folks. No one said it would be easy, right? Right? Can I hear an "Amen?"

Good news is, I got another article published on the web today. This one is about my beloved Spin class. Best workout ever. I love spinning. So, I've got a few more articles pending...hopefully, they'll be published soon.

Today felt bumpy though...creativity was a bit elusive. I realized a long time ago, that you can't wait for inspiration, but it sure does make life and writing easier when the muse appears. Dollface...where are you?? Muse of my heart...don't leave me now! Ok...gotta stop...I've been in front of this screen all day and only slightly productive. It's quittin' time folks and I'm yearning for an adult beverage....see ya on the flip side...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Orange County Coffeehouses for the Bohemian at Heart
A review of three distinctive coffeehouses located in South Orange County, California.

1st Saturday in May...

A gray morning, but I like it. When the weather gets hot I get cranky. And the pressure to put on a pair of shorts and a sleeveless shirt starts the anxiety rolling. But I'm working out. Not as much as the contestants on the Biggest Loser, but I'm doing it. Just got back from Spinning class. How come, after all these years of doing it, it never gets easier? How come? If you have the answer to that question, please let me know!

I know I need to change it up...the workout I mean. There is so much information floating around in my head about working out and dieting and metabolic heart rate and yada yada yada, I am DIZZY! I just wanna go and do my thing and eat whatever I want and look amazing. Is that too much to ask for? I don't think so.

I thought I saw the beginning of definition in my triceps today. But I wasn't wearing my glasses, and I think that particular mirror in the gym is warped, so I'm not sure. But maybe...it's not the arms so much, but the belly that concerns me. I will not say I hate my belly, because then the Universe will believe me and there will be reasons to hate it. No, I don't hate my belly, but I would like to see a vast improvement. Hello Universe? Did you hear that? A little flatter please, if you wouldn't mind? I know all those crunches aren't going to do it...I know I gotta lay off the chocolate and the ice cream and the occasional (I SAID OCCASIONAL PEOPLE!) potato chips...ahhhhh....I know what I gotta do. I just gotta do it. Famous last words, right? And speaking of last words, these are mine for now...gotta go hit the shower and get on with my Saturday! Until the next time...