Archive for the ‘creations’ Category

Books and Writing

Posted by Vicki on May 25th, 2015 under aspirations, creations, friends & family, inspiration, Lifestyle, philosophy, projects, stress management
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Everyone in my fam is a lover of books and reading. We also like to write. Many folks like to write. Most are unpublished. But even without being published, writing has its advantages. For me, it is restorative, cathartic, reflective, and sometimes creates a repository of memories. It lets me play with and (try to […]

On a Cat, a Quilt and a Book

Posted by Vicki on November 9th, 2014 under cats, creations, Exercise, inspiration, love, stress management
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I know my Catja is a sentient being. By that I do not only mean that she feels things, but also that she is aware of things. I think she knows who she is – has self-awareness – what she wants, and how to get what she wants. I think she loves and loves being […]

Identity Theft

Posted by Vicki on July 13th, 2014 under creations, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Fashion, Healthy eating
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If you do not have an account with a store, they want you to sign up so they give you these big sale incentives, like the one at Nordstrom’s yesterday. I usually do not like credit cards because you get millions of bills every month instead of just one and you have to keep track […]

Missed The Rubber Ducky

Posted by Vicki on September 29th, 2013 under aspirations, creations, Exercise, Healthy eating, stress management, Wellness
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Sorry about not writing yesterday. Beauty sleep before race day, you know. After 9 could not keep eyes open as I have been “running” short in sleep, lately. The BodyChangers PrepAbility class – our first one – was a resounding success. Jeff and I were planning to be innocent bystanders, in the helping mode, because […]

Decisions, Decisions

Posted by Vicki on February 19th, 2013 under Attitude, creations, Eating Behavior, Nutrition
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This will be a short one, because in 15 minutes I have to head off to work. I got up extra early today and raced home from the gym, showered and dressed, all in less than half an hour, and that was with lots of red lights on the way home. Why the rush? I […]


Posted by Vicki on February 3rd, 2013 under Attitude, craziness, creations, fond memories, food!, Funny things, gluttony, Healthy eating, inspiration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye, weight, Weight Gain, weight management, Wellness
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There is very little as luxurious and indulgent as taking an afternoon nap. We are meant to nap in the afternoon, but there is rarely the time to do so, here in the frenetic US. Unlike Mexico, whose citizens customarily enjoy a several hour long afternoon siesta. All things being equal, though, I do prefer […]


Posted by Vicki on May 28th, 2012 under Big FAT Bunnies, creations
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We are home again!  Got home a few hours ago.  The ride seemed long today for some reason but there was no Memorial Day Traffic.  Celebration of Mom’s 87th birthday was not totally relaxing, of course, because each time I see her, she is in a further state of decline.  She is at the point […]

FaceTime P.S. and Ex Ad: Part III

Posted by Vicki on May 27th, 2012 under Bunnies, creations, friends & family, generosity
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Postscript to FaceTime post: I was regaled with the following tale: my four yittoo mice were shopping at Macy’s in the White Plains Galleria ( the lesser mall) yesterday. Cb, Woody and Max were shoe-shopping. They thought it was time since they had noticed a few days before that their only ( respective) pairs of […]

Excellent Adventure: Episode II

Posted by Vicki on May 26th, 2012 under Big FAT Bunnies, Bunnies, cats, compassion, creations, dilemma horns, Funny things, inspiration, Lifestyle
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Julia and Madie (mbeezoo’s BFF from childhood) paid us a visit a few weeks ago. Julia is one of my BFFs, and my initial inspiration for triathloning. She has done quite a few, including I believe at least one full, “Olympic” triathlon. We plan to participate together, which will be my first attempt, near Ligonier […]


Posted by Vicki on May 17th, 2012 under creations, fitness, inspiration, Lifestyle, projects, strength, Wellness
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It happened. I finally did it! This morning, at about 6:35 a.m., I said to Molly G., my personal trainer, “Let’s start with the pullups today.”. I was ready, for the first time, to try an unassisted pullup at the gym. I had done a few unassisteds at home, but these start with my feet […]