BHAY Blog: O What a Difference a Month Makes

It’s been about a month since I’ve been focusing on improving my health through reducing both my weight and my waist line.  How’s it coming?  Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to pay attention to results in order to hold myself accountable but for sanity’s sake, I’m gong to commit to theContinue reading “BHAY Blog: O What a Difference a Month Makes”

BHAY Blog Post: March-ing On, Part 2 —Finding the US in LocUSts

I have added a new habit to my day: listening to and participating in the morning services of prayer and  reflection shared by Washington National Cathedral. Those fifteen minutes are a blessing to me, and often a source of new insights into matters of faith, life, and in one service, locusts.   The Rev. DanaContinue reading “BHAY Blog Post: March-ing On, Part 2 —Finding the US in LocUSts”

BHAY: Putting the Big in my Big Hairy Audacious Year

In order to discern my path to reach my goals for this year, I need to know my starting point. So I got on the bathroom scale to write my current weight in my planner.  I also wrapped a measuring tape around my waist so I could my starting number in my planner. The numbers are recorded, and I know now my starting point.  Later that night , while waiting for sleep it occurred to me to find out my BMI, the Body Mass Index.  So, I found my height on the chart, and then traced the path of the weights listed until I came to the one that was closest to what the scale registered.  Turns out: it’s going to be a daunting journey to get ready to climb that hill on Iona.   I think the phrase “Morbidly obese” is inaccurate. I may be obese, but I’m not morbid, I’m cheerful, resilient, generally optimistic and hopeful. I know, I know the phrase “morbidly obese” refers to the impact the excess weight is having on my health. I was just messingContinue reading “BHAY: Putting the Big in my Big Hairy Audacious Year”

My Big Hairy Audacious Day 7

Three more objects are finished – more low-hanging fruit as no stitching was required. I have four projects left to finish by December 5: one requires a little stitching, one will be done once I glue on a special cute little button to cover a blotch of hot glue, one needs about 300 more tinyContinue reading “My Big Hairy Audacious Day 7”

Life’s a (Morning Glory) Beach

I have a cross stitch project that has been stuck in “Unfinishedville” for over 20 years.. The picture on the cover of the kit that shows the finished project is beautiful. I love beach scenes, I have an optimistic spirit so stitching a picture with 140 x 160 stitches (22,400) seemed like a fabulous idea.Continue reading “Life’s a (Morning Glory) Beach”