Monthly Archives: April 2014

10,000 steps a day challenge

10,000 steps a day challenge

I averaged 3-3.5 miles per day last week.

And I did an hour of pilates Thursday night.

I took Easter Sunday off–I was a bit stiff and sore.

But I managed another three miles in steps today.

I’m getting there!

Idaho students to get copies of Sherman Alexie novel banned from curriculum – Strange Bedfellows — Politics News

Idaho students to get copies of Sherman Alexie novel banned from curriculum – Strange Bedfellows — Politics News.

I love this!

When an Idaho school board banned Sherman Alexie’s book “The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian,” hundreds of high school students signed a petition to protest this action.

And now two Washington women have raised enough money to make sure every student who signed the petition gets a copy of the banned book.

Cowabunga!

I loathe book banners, and love students who protest banned books.

NO ONE tells me what I can and cannot read.

And I feel young people should make up their own minds about books and the printed word.

People who ban books should spend more time in the schoolyard listening to the conversations that are happening.

Curse words and references to masturbation are tame compared to what I’ve heard in the schoolyard!

Kudo’s to the protesting students and the women who raised money for the books!

A new project: 10,000 steps a day

My doctor has recommended that I try to walk 10,000 steps a day.

Did you know there’s an app for this?

Not surprising, I guess–there’s an app for everything.

So I downloaded Pacer, and have been working my way to 10,000.

Today’s count: 6,719!

I’ve completed 67% of my 10,000 step goal,and have achieved an “active” status.

Here’s some information about 10,000 steps:

The Walking Site

Live Science

The 20% Boost Program

I will keep you posted–meeting my goal is the first step.

Maintaining my level of activity is the next!

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Password exhaustion, retirement news, and the weekend

So tomorrow it will be 79 days until I retire.

Cowabunga.

And holy shite.

It’s a new world for me.

I was thinking the other day, about how many times I’ve had a plot shift in my life!

Change is always scary for me, but it’s also a chance to try new things, and to intentionally scare the willies out of myself by taking chances, by trying out a different path for my life.

I will keep you all updated with gut-wrenching detail about my latest life shift.

And then there’s the heartbleed bug, which has me changing all of my passwords. It’s exhausting, and a real pain in the glutes.

But hey, it’s Friday night and the start of the weekend, so I’m going to quit moaning and start enjoying my weekend.

If you hear a loud annoying noise, it’s my snoring!

May y’all do the same!

the word, and Friday blessings

REVIEW by Beth: The Junior Officer by Judith Boswell (@bunnybet​ha)

REVIEW by Beth: The Junior Officer by Judith Boswell (@bunnybet​ha).

via REVIEW by Beth: The Junior Officer by Judith Boswell (@bunnybet​ha).

RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Beth: The Other Eight by Joseph Lallo (@jrlallo , @bunnybeth​a)

RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Beth: The Other Eight by Joseph Lallo (@jrlallo , @bunnybeth​a).

via RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Beth: The Other Eight by Joseph Lallo (@jrlallo , @bunnybeth​a).

The retirement debate

Well, I’ve been round and round on this issue for over a year.

Retire?

Or keep working?

If my Daddy was alive, he would have said to me, “Girl, you’re floppin’ around like a fart in a mitten. Make a decision and stick with it.”

So I’ve decided.

It’s retirement.

My last day at my job is July 15; I will take some time off and then look around for a part-time job.

I’m excited.

And scared.

It’s a new life for me, in 105 days.

Stay tuned for my journey.

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