hodge podge

Is a word that describes a confused or disorderly mass or collection of things…that is what this post is…

I am not sure why I found today to be such a struggle…but it was. I think maybe I just don’t feel good, I feel run down.  Seasons changing?  I have not slept well the past few nights( very large bed and I am on 8 inches of it while two 20 lbs schnauzers take up the other 10ft)  and I think my body is staging it’s own private protest against all the healthy food it is getting. I thought briefly that what I might need is just a little cake…but luckily my big girl voice spoke up and said “shut it” to that little voice we all have sitting quietly waiting for just the wrong moment to speak up.You will be pleased to know that I did not have any cake…oatmeal rather with some cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. It was not cake, but it was also not cabbage soup…so I am grateful. It’s all perspective really.

I think I felt a rib yesterday. That is big news for me, some might think that is silly talk and while I KNOW they are there, I don’t really have a close relationship with them, we just kinda co-exist in the same body together so I kinda feel like I am getting to know a new neighbor. Now don’t get excited it’s not sticking out or anything, I could just feel it under there after a little poking around.

I am dreading the time change, okay I am fearing the time change. Dark when I wake up and dark when I walk out of work. I find it very depressing. I am going to swim 3 nights at the gym and maybe do a dance class and I am hoping the walking group can sustain itself through most of the winter. I am thinking of taking guitar lessons. I need something to do that is not related to food. Winter is hard, I am part polar bear I like to hibernate and eat and those are two things that simply CAN NOT happen this winter.

Doing the best I can and sometimes it does not seem like enough but it is. I watched Oprah tonight and she said so…we all know Oprah knows everything 🙂






  1. John S. says:

    I loved “Hodge Podge”. It served to remind us of the changes you are experiencing and your daily challenges. Keeps us in the moment with you. Love you!

    • dogl2324 says:

      Sometimes I worry that the day to day is not so exciting to read but thank you for reminding me that is important to try to capture what happens in the moment!

  2. Debbie Rasnick says:

    What I want to know is how you manage to get eight inches from Tully and Maggie!!! Pete and Daisy, who weigh 9 and 12 lbs, don’t give me that much room!!!

    Feeling any body part you haven’t felt in years is a great thing. I can remember when I’d lost some weight and found I really did still have kneecaps!!!

    I’m proud of you Lori, hoping your courage will inspire me soon. I need to get back into the fight but lack the courage right now to do so…..

    • dogl2324 says:

      Lol…I can’t wait till Tristan get the courage to face the stairs…I might as well get a rollaway bed to put next to my bed! 🙂
      Thank you for being proud for being encouraging, for walking and for posting, it all means so much. Right here when your ready to walk with you on your journey.

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