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What is it about seismic shifts that we never see them coming?   They just sorta happen- willy nilly, when we’re least expecting them. You feel something moving underfoot but you don’t quite lose your balance. Yes, there are objects tipped on their side but maybe there’s a reasonable explanation. You think “I’ll keep an […]

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  • Carla - And simply reading this made my day brighter and me smile.
    <3 <3ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - ANd ‘heart’ you back Carla! You just made mine.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - Yay for you! You’ve inspired me to change some bad, deep-seated habits – it CAN be done!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’ve got plenty more bad habits but ya gotta start somewhere-non, Sheryl?ReplyCancel

  • Krista Williams - I loved the flow of this post! Congratulations – how incredible and amazing!

    It’s so true, that small habits make your life and who you are – I think this is a great reminder. I love it.

    • Cheryl - Thank you Krista! The coolest thing about this is that I didn’t think I could do it— and I am!!!ReplyCancel

  • Steena Hammer - Good for you! Making the change isn’t always the hard part – sticking it out past the one week mark is. With 16 days in, you’ve got this!! Can’t wait to see you in that dress!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And I WILL post photo’s! God help me but I will. Thanks for stopping by Steena. Much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - I get it. I do. Similar things are going on in my world, My doc, “mean mommy” gave me a stern lecture. My now dead friend, gave me advice. It all worked. It IS working. Still. Yes, girl, rock on!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh, I KNOW you ‘get it’. I think you ‘get’ me as a matter of fact. Loved your post today btw. You’re an interesting woman Carol. Very interesting….ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski - Sounds wonderful and congratulations on your upcoming event.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - Cheers! I’m so happy for you that good and positive avalanches have come your way — and your hard work is paying off. Keep it up, my friend!

    (I was scared at first you were going to write about BAD things that have snowballed, life changes that hurt and harm. Thankful that’s not the case!)ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I saw that that might be the way people might anticipate the post going but I really wanted to begin with the power of motion, and I tend to be d-r-a-m-a-t-i-c so there you have it! And here you have it again. Dear Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - WOW, how very inspiring! I’m excited to read what diet you are on. So happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Jones - It’s so empowering to take what sometimes are baby steps toward a goal…but then you see RESULTS! Congratulations on making such progress!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - How fabulous! You have inspired me. Bad habits are hard to break. Nothing like an event to help motivate us. You GO GIRL!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanie Killion Tamburini - This is great- so happy to discover your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Aishwarya S - Sometimes that one habit is the reason where we are going wrong. I’m glad you got it under control. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And now people around me are changing their habits! Amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Steffanci Sikorski - Oh do I feel ya’ sister. My daughter’s wedding is in 3 weeks and I’ve been behaving since last August. What amazes me is that even at our age, change can work. AND, I’ve influenced many people around me who have embraced eating cleaner and exercising. It was not my intent, but isn’t that a nice by-product?! Congrats, I’m sure you will look and better yet, FEEL amazing on the big day!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Raimondo Warren - Super post! I was LOL throught it. I hear you and once we embrace change we can accomplish so much more:) Thanks for your honesty,ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Good for you. Yes, if you are overweight, diet and exercise work wonders. So do correct meds. The knee is also better because of the weight loss. Enjoy the reconstructed you.ReplyCancel

  • Carollynn - Congrats on your shifts… Can’t wait to see the changes – I’m sure you’ll be as amazing and gorgeous as ever.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’m feelin’ pretty good! Look out World! XXOOReplyCancel

  • Daniela Vaughan - Good for you!! It’s amazing the changes that can occur when you alter one habit, change one recurring thought in your head, set one new intention. The world is a wonderful place if we SHOW UP for it!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne Joyce - Awesome, Cheryl! I have no doubt that you will rock that dress!ReplyCancel

  Here’s how I started my day: naked, with a cat wrapped around my neck like a mink stole (because that’s how I sleep roll).     I shook the tail end of a dream off (That began with being seduced by Tom Selleck but ended with parking his car-WTF?) and took note of the […]

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  • Roshni - Comfort before style is my personal style too!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Comfort in the home! ps: LOVE the new pic!ReplyCancel

  • Connie McLeod - Sounds like a typical winter day in south Louisiana!ReplyCancel

  • Connie McLeod - Sounds like a typical winter day in south Louisiana!ReplyCancel

  • Connie McLeod - Sounds like a typical winter day in south Louisiana!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Exactly Connie. Bi-polar weather. I think our winter is over though.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - That cat. I mean. That cat. Not that I didn’t enjoy this peek into your hole-in-the-ass wardrobe. I did. But that cat.ReplyCancel

  • Tam Warner Minton - I LOVE that cat. Would love to see a photo of you with him around your neck….ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - I admire your abition. I got dressed at 5:30 am. I’ve been in yoga pants all day. I’m having company for dinner. Hmmm. Will I change?ReplyCancel

  • Alana Mautone - Well, working in an office, I have to get dressed in work type clothes. At 6:30 am I am dressing with my eyes glued shut. Then, some days when I walk after work, I’m exercising in that same outfit. If only. Sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - lol cute and adorable cat too! When I’m home working it’s always sweats and long sleeve tee…how borning but warm and toasty!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - The temperature is half-way decent here, but that wind is so cold that I have complained all day long. I want warm. You would appreciate the tanturm.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Now that’s a wardrobe I can understand! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - You and that cat are both adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - Is parking Tom Selleck’s car a euphemism? It got me thinking about how I’d like to leave my car in Jennifer Aniston’s garage!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Maybe we could both change their oil?ReplyCancel

      Yesterday was ‘interesting’: It almost killed me.     First, I found out that my cholesterol levels are so screwed-up that my blood probably makes concrete look like wine. Lovely. The wine part.   Secondly, my thyroid gland is almost kaput. No wonder I haven’t been able to lose much weight, which […]

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  • Carol Cassara - Girl, that is the definition of a bad day, for sure. Take a deep breath and, well, I think a bit of wine is so in order. Wishing the best for everyone….and you.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I feel shell shocked. My whole body aches.ReplyCancel

  • kymberlyfunfit - Isn’t there some way to blame all this on your husband? At least you might be able to get out of having to send a wedding and baby gift. Hope tomorrow goes a LOT better!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Brilliant. I must create a fiction by where he takes all the blame and supplies the cooperation for an extended trip to Europe- by myself!ReplyCancel

  • Carollynn - Oh my lord, your day trumps the coming snow-apocalypse the NE is about to experience. All I can say is congrats on your newest family member…and be kind to your self.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’m feeling murderous- like I could whip that storm into submission.ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Jones - A shit-storm day, for sure. But what really matters (IMO)? Your health (get that chest pain checked out!), and being there for your friend who’s been diagnosed with lymphoma. Nothing else is (potentially) life-threatening, just aggravating as hell.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I would have used your glorious term Shit Storm but Facebook would have bumped the post. Just another thing that’s pissing me off today! But yes- I’m taking care of the medical issues and in touch with my friend. Thanks for the well wishes Roxanne.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Graham - I certainly have had my share of days like yours BUT the secret is to keep laughing – which you are doing so I applaud you. I trust tomorrow will be better for youReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - If I couldn’t find the absurd hilarity in all of this I WOULD be having a heart attack! Thanks for stopping by Carol. Appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Hill - Are we living the same life?

    Keep on keeping on and remember to breathe.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Ohhhh. Say it ain’t so Nancy. I don’t wish this on you. We’ll both breath- deal?ReplyCancel

  • Carpool Goddess - Oh vey! That would have nearly killed me too. At least you haven’t lost your sense of humor! I hope tomorrow is a better day.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s the only thing that hasn’t left me.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer McLaimtaig - Totally different list but similar sounding struggles in my life too! Hang in there 🙂 Jen from BMCReplyCancel

  • Bonnie K. Frogma - Oh my goodness. Good luck. Splurge a little on the wine, sounds like you’ve earned something a few steps up from E&J!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Ambrose - I think you win. I can’t compete with that!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Topperman - Wow! I can’t speak to everything but with regards to 1 & 2, I have been struggling with them for the past two years and I can say that you can lose weight and that your cholesterol will go down (and so will the triglycerides) and you will get into that dress!

  • Lois Alter Mark - Some days you just need to get back into bed and start fresh the next day. I hope everything works out in every single area 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Calm down, and take care of yourself! Please follow recommendations on the throid. I’m one of the lucky ones. Kelp works for me, but I found that before the thyroid was almost destroyed. If I don’t take the kelp tablets, I gain two pounds a week. Thrilling. Go light on the wine. Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Ehlers - oh my! If you get the right amount of thyroid replacement medication and wash it down with a nice cabernet, I believe you will find the energy to accomplish the tasks you have to do and the calmness to forget the ones you don’t want to do!ReplyCancel

  • Paul D. Brads - At least there is a silver lining.ReplyCancel

            I am writing this post partially in response to a request from dozens thousands of people who will be attending our son’s wedding here in New Orleans, this March.     The statement usually goes something like this:     “What should we do/see/eat/drink/while we’re there? I know-Ask Cheryl!”   […]

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  • Ellen Dolgen - I have printed this! I have not been to New Orleans! It is def on my bucket list. Thanks for the great tips.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - If you EVER show up and do not call me I will ….ReplyCancel

  • Haralee - Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. I love NOLA and I don’t drink and still have a blast whenever I am there ! It truly is “Laissez les bon temps roulez”!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Let The Good Times Roll! Thanks Haralee!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tam Warner Minton - my favorite thing to do in New Orleans is go to Harrah’s casino and gamble!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh shit. I forgot to mention Harrah’s. Try New Year’s Eve there! What a blast!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Oh darlin. I just had to Pin this so that i can refer to it before our next trip. I know I keep threatening but…soon, soon…I can’t wait to come back!ReplyCancel

  • Helene Cohen Bludman - Much to my regret I have not been to your fair city. But I’m saving your post because I know I will get there!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And when you come I’ll be there to give you the Platinum tour!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - I’ve yet to get there, but I will! And I’ll have vampire tours and off-kilter museums on the must-see/do list, thanks to you!

    Fun, fun, fun!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And I hope to steer you in the best direction.ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - I have never been to New Orleans. (Gasp!) Thanks for the tips. I would love to take a ghost and/or vampire tour. That would be really fun. All my best to the bride and groom and their family members and friends on their big day. What a great venue.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Montgomery - I was just in NOLA last week! If only I’d had your address then I could have popped in! Thanks for a great list for my next trip.
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  • Chloe Jeffreys - You left out meeting you for lunch and a private tour of areas off the beaten track. Truly a highlight of my trip to New Orleans!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Michelson - This is great! My daughter is at Tulane and I am visiting in the next month or so.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Chester - I wish I knew you when we were in NOLA pre Katrina. We had a great time and never had a bad meal and found tons to do. We brought our (then) young son and he learned a thing or two on Bourbon Street!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Sigh, this post makes me sorry we are not related. That way I could be there. Have a wonderful time everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - This so makes me want to go back and spend time in New Orleans! I loved it the one time I was there but I need to follow all your tips now!ReplyCancel

  • Estelle - There is no better tour guide than a native. I’ve been to a lot of these places, and they are wonderful. Add in where to eat crayfish please. I forgot where I did that.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Crayfish is usually added to dishes in a restaurant. If you want to attend a crayfish boil- that’s more of a family matter done at someones home. We have on every year! You’re invited.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - I have never been to New Orleans but it’s on my list of places to go for sure! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos – how exciting! I’ll keep this post handy for when I do go for sure.ReplyCancel

  • abby@Midlifecrisisnut.com - Thank you for the invitation Cheryl! Best of luck to you and your love birds! And wow- what a tour! I will make sure to pay you a visit when I’m in New Orleans:) xx AbbyReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You’d better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XXOOReplyCancel

  • Lynn Hogue Paige - Great ideas. I’m so excited for the week. Thank you. Lots of loveReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - I am so in love with New Orleans! It is at the top of my bucket list to visit. Hmmm . . . maybe March 17 would be a good time! 🙂ReplyCancel

    What is it about resolutions that’s so infuriating?   Probably that we believe that making a ‘promise’ to ourselves, and having that ‘promise’ begin on the first day of a new year will somehow s-o-m-e-h-o-w increase our odds at winning the lack of commitment lotto we will all certainly fall prey to.   […]

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  • abby@Midlifecrisisnut.com - And she’s back! Great post Cheryl! I would fortify no 3 by Grand Marnier and the list is complete for me:) Happy New Year to you and your family! xx AbbyReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - This past holiday season was a whopper and we had house guests between the main events, so I’ve been a little lack. Happy New Year to you and yours as well my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Today’s post, like so many of yours? Totally refreshing! I hear you, sister. I hear you.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Peace Out baby cakes. I knew you’d ‘get’ it.ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - I totally concur! How does promising something on Dec 31st increase your chances of succeeding if you haven’t been able to keep your promise any time else?!ReplyCancel

  • Tam Warner Minton - Ha! I love your attitude! Like we keep our “serious” resolutions, anyway, right?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - So self-delusional. I prefer full-on acceptance of all my failures.ReplyCancel

  • Elin Stebbins Waldal - hahaha! This really is great, Cheryl. Refreshing in the midst of the New Year barrage of resolutions that abound on social media. Throw more parties indeed!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Bucking the trends ( which are usually bs anyways) is my THING Elin. I have a saddle hanging in my closet.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - LOL love each and evey one of them. I think these are my resolutions now too.ReplyCancel

  • Rosalind Warren - Fabulous!
    A terrific idea, and beautifully carried out.
    Tweeting and Sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - You are my hero! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your resolutions! Many of these, I am successfully acomplishing already! Love realistic goals like this.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Realistic goals I can get behind! I especially love the ‘eat what I want to’ resolution. My house for chocolate later . . .?ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Ooh, I like your resolutions, my friend. I might actually be able to keep all of those.ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - LOL Those non-resolutions should be easy enough to follow. I’m not sure I like the read less. How do I convince you to read Earthbound then? Merlot should help the brain cells though.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Montgomery - You’ve just made my year so much simplier! Now, can you take care of my closet??
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  • Stephanie - Lol this is awesome. I’m with you with all what you said. I don’t ever make New Years resolutions just because a.) I’ll never commit to it the entire year and b.) like you said any day is the first day of the rest of your life. If I wanna commit to start working out more, I’m not going to wait until January 1st to do so, Imma do it today, right now!

    Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday Linky party!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You’re so welcome Stephanie! Your LINK party was fun!!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne Joyce - Your list is perfect!!! I’m happy to help you keep them!ReplyCancel

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