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Ah yes, February. One of my favorite months.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016      2 comments

Never been a fan of Valentine's Day. I'm one of those people who is all for a second Halloween. I do really love chocolate though and since that is synonymous with Valentine's, I accept it. ;) I'm doing okay with food and fitness even if ... Read more

Another interesting thing about the grasshopper

Monday, January 25, 2016      3 comments

I am not entirely sure I even got the quote exactly right. It's an oldie from The Secret Policeman's Balls (a fundraising show way back when). The guy on the park bench rattles off a bunch of annoying trivia to a guy who doesn't want any part ... Read more

Self-imposed mourning is over

Monday, January 18, 2016      2 comments

Don't get me wrong. Just because my period of mourning is over does not make me any less sad. It's just time to shift focus. I can write about it if need be. I have actually. A little. Editing to add that I'm starting to get a tad pi... Read more

Depressing blog coming. Nothing to see here. Just rambling.

Sunday, January 17, 2016      4 comments

Death. I'm a little weird about how I handle death at least compared to everyone I know and those I've read about. I'm okay with that. I'm weird. I do a lot of things different than most people I know. David Bowie's death has hit me har... Read more

Week 1, success and failures

Sunday, January 10, 2016      2 comments

One step forward, two steps back. Not really, but that is sometimes how it feels when you backslide. I'm not even sure that is what I did. The week threw some stuff at me that would have made it tough to make all my goals if they were routine... Read more

The first step

Sunday, January 03, 2016      3 comments

I suck at learning foreign languages. They are a lot like math to me in that there is some sort of disconnect between remembering/translating/speaki
ng. I can't seem to get all three steps to work for some reason. That said, I have always ... Read more

First blog for me this year

Saturday, January 02, 2016      2 comments

I actually don't have a ton to say right now. I really need to figure some stuff out. Not trying to be cryptic and there is nothing earth shattering or overly concerning. I would be more specific, but I haven't gotten that far in the process ... Read more

Of NaNoWriMo, 5K's, and life in general

Saturday, November 07, 2015      1 comments

It's November and that means National Novel Writing Month. 50,000 words in 30 days. This year is a little different for me. My writing has really taken a hit of late. I need this. I need to be pushed to write and right now, it doesn't matte... Read more

Freaking zombies

Saturday, October 31, 2015      4 comments

Anyone who knows me even a little, knows I'm a tiny bit afraid of zombies and by a tiny bit I really mean totally freaking horrified by them. Last year, I signed up for the zombie 5K in town mostly because my sister (who runs and I don't ... Read more

The party

Sunday, October 25, 2015      6 comments

I was Lady Macbeth for the annual Carter Halloween party. The plan was to start as a proper Lady, and transition to crazy. Unfortunately, my mother fell off a step ladder and broke her foot about 30 minutes before the party was set to start so... Read more

Hey! It's working!

Friday, October 02, 2015      4 comments

I've been trying not to be so mean to myself - my self talk has never been kind. I Would be horrified if I every heard anyone talk to another human being the way I default to talking to myself. I routinely call myself "idiot" or "stupid girl" ... Read more

Treading water isn't a bad thing

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      3 comments

Treating water means you're not drowning. It's not always about progress. Sometimes the waves get rough and it's just a matter of keeping your head about water. There is no shame in that. For now, we are doing a fair amount of that at my... Read more

Quick updates

Monday, September 28, 2015      1 comments

Trying to remind myself of all the good things in my life. Feeling a bit put out and I have no reason to. Not really. Our last camping trip of the year, and generally the 2nd best one of the 5 we take, isn't going to happen. I'm more t... Read more

It's been a Rainbow Narwhal weekend

Monday, September 14, 2015      8 comments

The Rainbow Narwhals are a team of do-gooders led by my now 10 year old (he was 9 when he came up with the team name). So far we've done a 5k for S... Read more

Moving the boy to Boston

Thursday, September 03, 2015      8 comments

Moving the boy into Boston. We’ll leave out the part that his mother, for several weeks now, has suggested that he do laundry and start to put his stuff back in the footlockers so he’ll be ready to move. Weeks. With increasing frequency. ... Read more


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