SHAKINGTHETREE
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Just... DOOO IT
Thursday, January 19, 2017      1 comments

GO GET IT TODAY, SPARKPEEPS! ... Read more
Happy Sparkaverary to meeee!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      5 comments

Six years! Hard to believe! There have been a lot of ups and downs, but I'm absolutely sure that those ups and downs would have much more difficult to navigate if I hadn't had Spark in my life. So - thanks, you guys! Some of you have... Read more
Eventful few weeks...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      3 comments

Can't really go into details why, but let's just say that stuff is in flux, my friends... and when stuff is in flux, my best strategy consists of three things: 1) Staying alert and light on my feet; 2) Keeping a sense of humor and gr... Read more
Had to punt!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      5 comments

Ohhhhh this morning. I got myself all prepped to work out this morning, and as I was suiting up to work out, Hannah stared me down with insistent eyes and a gurgly belly. She'd just eaten, and I could tell that it wasn't agreeing with her.... Read more
Epic fight
Thursday, December 22, 2016      2 comments

What a struggle to get out of bed and work out this morning... I almost punked out. That would have been bad, because I have tons of stuff to do after work today and I almost certainly would have weaseled out of working out tonight, too. I got... Read more
Yule Blessings!
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      3 comments

Today is the solstice - yaaaaay! After today, the days get longer! So glad... getting dark at 4:30 pm is pretty tiresome. I kiiiinda fell off the wagon a little, but really, all things considered, I'm doing okay this holiday season in ter... Read more
Update on the Mojo Room
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      0 comments

I am painting my Mojo Room PURPLE!! :) :) :) The guy at the Home Depot actually tried to talk me out of it. He said, "I can't let you paint a bedroom this color."To which I said, "If it’s not a color that something should be painted, then B... Read more
A little off-the-rails - but back on track
Monday, December 12, 2016      1 comments

I completely bagged on exercise this weekend - ugh. But I'm going to get right back to it this week. I like the way it makes me feel, and I owe it to myself to do things that make me feel good. Did a LOT of running around and doing stuff,... Read more
RIP Coffee Maker
Friday, December 09, 2016      4 comments

I think I've finally approached the point of frustration with my coffee maker. When I got it seven years ago, it was not great... it was a refurbed Krupps that I got on the cheap. Here is a list of how it offends me: • Sometimes t... Read more
Quickity blog
Thursday, December 08, 2016      2 comments

I will be tested today... Here are today's challenges: 1) It's going to be a LONG day for me. I have work, and then I have rehearsal... I will be on the fly today, and making healthy eating choices on the fly is always a challenge. ... Read more
One week in
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      0 comments

So I've managed to keep this up for a week. It's been a long time since I've done that! I feel great. I've now fallen into a little routine, and it feels good. As much as we humans love variety, we also love structure. Yesterday, I ... Read more
No Whammies, no Whammies...
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      3 comments

Does anyone remember the game show "Press Your Luck?" It had a game board that shuffled around and you could win piles of money incrementally depending on where it landed... unless you landed on a little red guy called a Whammy. ... Read more
Working on those habits...!
Monday, December 05, 2016      0 comments

Lately, when I'm having a mental struggle (to eat something not on my plan, to want to stay in bed and blow off my workout), it's helping me to remind myself to strengthen the good habit instead of the bad one. To accede to the bad habit only g... Read more
Tonight!
Friday, December 02, 2016      4 comments

Tonight is my first band gig! So excited! And definitely nervous. I was really fighting my lip last night at rehearsal, but my fellow tuba peeps are really cool and supportive, and while the band is focused on musical excellence, they also ha... Read more
Deep breath...
Thursday, December 01, 2016      2 comments

So, I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a rough year, yes? On pretty much every level of my life, I am in the process of restructuring... in some cases, taking it down to the ground and starting all over again. As far as my hea... Read more

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