Chartreuse Ova

scrambled lamentations, psalms, parables and ramblings of a Christian mommy

Monday, July 12, 2010

Moderation No More Update

Just an update on my "Moderation No More" lifestyle makeover. There is no workbook or video for the program...I'm making it up as I go along.

Some things are going well...purging the house of unneeded items and junk. It has helped that Little Sprout has decided to part with toys she outgrew years ago. And Hubby is finally onboard with decluttering his "treasures" because he wants to move the rest of the way across the country in a few years. (We both lived on the East Coast before we met and married in the Midwest.

Chance is helping by staying out of the way most of the time and making sure to wake me early so I can go for a long walk for my exercise.

And some things are not going as eating habits. Won't go into all the gruesome details but I'm not eating things that are good for me and instead eating those foods (some would question if they are real foods or just chemical experiments) that are definitely not helpful to my body. Some days are better than others and I am not giving up.

Spiritually, my life is a roller coaster. Actually this is an improvement. A few weeks ago things had bottomed out and stayed there. So at least now there is interest. There are some high points of gratitude and hope. And I no longer feel like I want to throw my hands in the air and walk away from church, the Church, and God.

So this morning finds me very grateful for a home, body, and spirit in transition.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hello, Again

I blog.

Days pass.

Weeks pass.

Months pass.

I blog.

So here I am again:

“Moderation? It’s mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It’s the devil’s reasonable deception. It’s the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence sitters of the world afraid to take a stand to live or die. Moderation is lukewarm tea, the devil’s own brew!” --Dan Millman, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

This quote was listed in a book I was reading yesterday afternoon…it struck a nerve. The same nerve that was struck the night before and started me on a mini-rant about news reporting and the institution of medicine. The same nerve struck yesterday morning when I checked the voicemail from my pharmacy notifying me my doctor’s office declined to renew my prescription for insulin because I hadn’t been in for “a long time”.

It’s a nerve that’s been struck thousands of times and usually I flinch or wince. Or reflexively kick. All moderate responses.

Moderation No More!

Today I am starting a program to completely overhaul my lifestyle as well as my spiritual life. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to blog about it more as part of my journaling, but part of the plan is to eliminate TV and severely limit computer/internet use.

On another subject, my personal trainer is settling in well…we’ve lost a few books and other small items and he can get bossy and pushy but at least 23 hours out of each day he is a wonderful dog.

I just remind myself that even the best of us carries some baggage and has some kind of issues. I’m working on his…and mine.

Graphic courtesy of Little Sprout

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Personal Trainer

Meet Chance, my new personal trainer. A Retriever (supposedly Golden???) Keeshond (just look at the tail!) mix; he is just one and a half years old and full of energy.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Mystery

Last month I was browsing photos on the internet. Tuesday I saw a handsome guy on the early morning news. Tuesday night I was playing this song

for my hubby, Kievas. Wednesday, I was all atwitter with excitement over the anticipated date. This afternoon, I gazed into brown eyes and starting falling in love. His name is Chance...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saying Goodbye

I have few words today, only tears. But Kievas has written a lovely tribute here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Half of a Century?

How can that be?

October 25, was a very good day I suspect, although I have no recollection of it.

My birthday gift arrived a few days ago. Just what I wanted (and had been talking about for months). A Needak Rebounder.

Looking forward to bouncing into my fifties and onward.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cookies That Make You Smile

Little Sprout and I just watched this YouTube video and now we're giggling AND hungry.