Behold the Kir Lives!

People have been wondering if I am still out here. I am and doing well. I had knee surgery on the 22nd of January and I am doing really good. I was on crutches for three days and back at work in a week. I have been up walking around and I have only minor limitations I have to not plant my foot and pivot, no lunges and no squats for 6 weeks and if it hurts don’t do it. I have been enjoying my life. I discovered a best friend who loves me just for being me.


I am still at the same job and learning to build my life outside of work so that all the stress from it doesn’t care over into my everything. I have been eating right and I have now lost 114lbs and retired my entire wardrobe. I am letting my short hair grow out and dyed it red today. I still am limiting my time online but I do read your LJ’s entries often although I don’t comment. I also check facebook on a regular basis. If you haven’t found me there contact me and I will get you the details.


I hope that you all try and find the happiness that you all deserve. 


Love You All


  • Current Mood
    happy happy

The Edge Of The World

No I haven’t fallen off the edge of the earth just walked to the edge and took a good look around.  


I am continuing to do really well out here in the real world. I have taken time away from the internet not that I don’t think about you all often. I wanted to change my life and that meant giving up on things that I thought defined me. 


One of the lessons that I have learned is it isn’t things that should define you. It is the actions that you do and the people you choose to surround yourself with. 


I also wanted to spend time going out discovering the world around me while the weather holds in Oregon. I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world it is shame that it has taken me so long to go out discover that.


I am sorry that my journey has taken me out of contact with many of you but this is something was very necessary for me. I hope that you all are well and find your own road to happiness.


I can’t promise to update my journal as often as I like but no that I am happy and well. 


Still Here

I want to let you all know that I am still out here and doing well. I haven’t been online much lately. I do check my flist often so I have been keeping up with you all. One of these days when I slow down I will write an update.

In Which Kir Gets A Life

First of all I have been reading my F-list quite frequently even though I may not have responded hugs to you all.
I have been joking with a lot of people that I have been busying getting a life. I have been doing a lot of activities that have pulled me away from the computer and being home. I am doing really well, eating health, exercising and overall very happy. I ran into my Aunt out shopping today and she said. “You look really good and happy” She has no idea what I have been up to but it is working. Instead of going into the gory details about everything I have been doing I will make a list. (I kind like lists)
  • Air Show
  • Exercising 4-5 times a week
  • Eating right
  • Eating Mexican Food
  • Stopped drinking soft drinks except once a week as treat
  • Cutting down on salt
  • Clearance shopping 8 new shirts for $30 bucks
  • Working on the yard
  • The back deck got built
  • We inherited a salt water fish tank
  • Washing the car
  • Spent 2 hours cleaning out the car
  • Organized the shoes
  • Tore my room apart and dusted
  • Met my mom for lunch
  • Went to the top of a mountain
  • Walked down a different mountain
  • Bike ride
  • Made someone cry of joy because I gave them a guitar
  • Made the person parent’s cry because I gave that person said guitar
  • Played Basketball
  • Lifted weights
  • Went out with friends several times
  • Work
  • Laughing a lot
  • Oh I bought new perfume today!
I haven’t been watching much TV either except BSG and Ghost Hunters.
I am sure there is much more that I am forgetting about and now to my famous picture show

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Airshow pictures this week!
  • Current Music
    Dear Life by Anthony Hamilton

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A little of what I have been doing.
Friday = Learning how to operate a telescope.
Saturday = Recycling cans, washing the car inside and out,
Sunday = much yard work taking up most of the morning. Afternoon shopping for groceries and then guest for dinner.
Monday: = early morning bike ride then work.
Tuesday = work then to the gym.
This Saturday = The Blue Angels Air Show!
My trip to San Diego Comic Con is approaching soon! WOOHOO!
Make sure that you tell the people you care about (in some form) what they mean to you this week. 

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.—Anonymous
If you want to make friends, go out of your way to do things for other people--things that require time, energy, unselfishness, and thoughtfulness.--Lawrence G. Lovasik (The Hidden Power of Kindness)

Lyrics For I Don't Ever Give Up by Patty Griffin

I'm no kid in a kid's game
I did what I did, I've got no one to blame
But I don't give up, no, I don't ever give up
It's all I've got, it's my claim to fame

I'm no fighter but I'm fighting
This whole world seems uninviting
But I don't give up, no, I don't ever give up
I fall down sometimes, sometimes I come back flying

Liars are lying, airplanes are flying
Love isn't here, love isn't here
But it's somewhere
Time to forget me, but something won't let me
Love isn't here, love isn't here
But it's somewhere

And I cleaned and I washed up
This dream I don't ever give up
I don't ever give up, I don't ever give up
No, I don't ever give up, no, I don't ever give up
No, I don't ever give up, I don't ever give up
  • Current Mood
    tired Gym Tired
Geek on

The Art Of Kindness

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions--the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.--Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.--C. Neil Strait 

Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.--Isaac Bashevis Singer 

Now that you have thought about how to leave kindness behind. Try and do one kind thing tonight or tomorrow that no one will know that you have done it.
  • Leave a hand full of change somewhere for someone to find
  • Leave change in the vending machine
  • Pay for the person coffee behind you in line
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    shocked uh huhed!

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If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path.--Mary Webb (Precious Bane)

Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on!
'Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on!
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
'Till in Heaven the deed appears--
Pass it on!--Henry Burton

There is a great power that you hold in your heart. A power that can change terribly circumstances within a few seconds. It can sooth over the harshest of words cast toward you by uncaring strangers. When you wield this great power it will change you and others. Send KINDNESS before you and great things will come to you in time. The greatest way to use this power is to use and never see the results.
What kindness have you bestow to others this day?

  • Current Mood
    ecstatic ecstatic

Small Little Victories

 Little Victories by Matt Nathanson

This time, I'll be sailing
No more bailing boats for me
I'll be out there on the sea
Just my confidence and me

And I'll be awful sometimes
Weakened to my knees
But I'll learn to get by
On little victories

This time, I'll have no fear
I'll be standing strong and tall
Turn my back towards them all

And I'll be awful sometimes
Weakened to my knees
I'll learn to get by
And I'll learn to get by
On the little victories
And if the world decides to catch up with me
Still little victories

I have made a commitment tomorrow to go the gym and not just any gym mind you. I am going to the Air Base with some of my friends to work out. OMG WHAT HAVE DONE!!! Kidding. I think it will be fine besides I am pretty sure if I need assistance to everyone have anyone …..um………er… misplaced off the face of the either it is good to know that I can call my f-list.
Helpful hints for those on the same road as me.
  • Never say “I just have to quit eating”
Um…. Good luck with that.
  • Never say. “Well I will never eat anything bad again”
Then you will fail. Life is about enjoying the good things that includes eating good food but do in good company.
  • Never say. “This is the last piece of chocolate that I will ever eat”
Um… are you INSANE! 
Good ideas
  • Set realistic goals.
  • Focus on benefits
  • Reward yourself with something besides food. (I have 24 pairs of shoes ;) )
  • Crash diets are going to cause YOU to crash and burn
  • Still go out with you friends/family for dinner/meals but make wise choices.
  • Learn to like yourself. Then learn to love yourself.
  • Don’t tell people you are dieting or eating right. It has been my experience when I do that more junk is shoved in my face than any other time.
  • Find someone who is in the same boat as you.
  • Try different things.
  • Have fun for god sakes.
  • Don’t wait to do things because of your weight.
  • Find what works for you. What works for someone won’t work for you.
  • If you don’t like how it tastes DON’T EAT It. Hello Fat Free Salad Dressing you and I are so over!
  • And Number 1.1 There are people who love no matter what.

  • Current Music
    Matt Nathanson -Little Victories