My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

It’s Time to Do the Work

Grandmother Clock Face

Ever since I turned… oh, perhaps 55… I’ve felt a weird sense of urgency.

“Urgency” as in “time is running out”.

I feel as if I have these things I want to do during my life, but I’m stalled… and I’m running out of time.

Do you ever feel like that?

Setting Big Goals for October

Statue of Lucette, Paul Bunyan's Girlfriend

“Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Today is the last day of September. There are 92 days left of this year (2014).

I set some goals at the beginning of the year. Small goals… and I didn’t carry out any of them.

With time a-wasting, I’ve been thinking about goals this week. What keeps me from reaching them?

In a Pig’s Eye… or Perhaps at Hogeye

During the past 24 hours, I’ve added a new twist to my training plan… Another goal to my list.

It looks like I’ll be running a half marathon in March. The Hogeye Marathon in Fayetteville, Arkansas. March 29, 2015.

Say WHAT???

It isn’t as radical of a goal as it might sound.

On second thought…

Enough Friction to Start a Fire


If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. ~ Lao Tzu It all began when I realized my thighs were rubbing together. Walking through the house in my undies, I felt enough friction to start a fire. Definitely enough friction to light a fire under me to do something about […]

Early to Rise: Day 11 (Be the Change!)

“Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” ~ Psalm 30:5 (NCV) This morning I got out of bed over an hour earlier than I intended to wake up — 3:13 a.m. This is NOT a good thing, because I didn’t go to bed until after 10. I also didn’t sleep very […]