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Family ties, sun, sand, and tennis

Friday, December 28, 2012      6 comments

Home. The smell of Tide and Coppertone. The waves making their little slurping sounds as they lap against our dock, the whooshing of their ocean counterparts farther away. Kitchen time with Mom and Nonna. Library time with Dad and Granpa. R... Read more

Thank you, and cookies

Friday, December 14, 2012      1 comments

Thank you, everyone who commented on my blog. You've made my day and given me the strength to get through this last workday. Thank you, love, for trying to make soup even though it ruined one of my pots and I'm going to do it myself right a... Read more

Confusion and miscommunication

Thursday, December 13, 2012      6 comments

I'll be the first to admit I'm not thinking clearly at the moment- lack of quality sleep and persistent dehydration coupled with some pretty serious medication has impacted my judgment probably more than I can even imagine. I'm so glad I ha... Read more

In sickness

Thursday, December 13, 2012      3 comments

Poor BF doesn't get that I don't like to be touched AT ALL when I'm sick. I'll come to you if I want my head petted, thank you very much. He compares me to a cat often enough, he really should get this. Everything just hurts, from my chest ... Read more

Who do you need me to be tonight?

Sunday, December 02, 2012      0 comments

My parents used to do this, whenever an official engagement came up. My Mom is extremely smart, and assertive, and she's a scientist, but she's female and pretty delicate in stature (she used to dance ballet). She's also just 5'5". So, whe... Read more

Dork and the city

Saturday, December 01, 2012      0 comments

I was the dorkiest teen you can imagine. No, really. I grew up surrounded by books, and I read voraciously, but they were "good" books (I think there are very few bad books out there today, but that's another topic for another day), so they... Read more

Holding on to...

Thursday, November 29, 2012      0 comments

When it's cold, and everything hurts, and especially with the virus, I wished I could just beam home. I miss my family so much- most days it's just a dull ache, but when I'm ill and hurting it's an open wound throbbing with the lack of arm... Read more

Chuckles with the Europeans

Thursday, November 29, 2012      0 comments

Oldie but goodie- it got me again today because I had to try and reason with a French company (I'm sure there are just as many lovely and reasonable people in France as there are elsewhere, I just haven't met them yet!): In heaven - The Bri... Read more

Fun and games

Thursday, November 08, 2012      0 comments

... are coming to town on the weekend and are staying for a month. And I have to go on a business trip. Meh. To Munich of all places! And on crutches. And not able to nip out and sightsee on a whim. MEH! Did I mention the crutches? They're here ... Read more

Feeling safer

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      0 comments

As an educated, working, independent woman I definitely feel a lot safer now. My ability to choose and self-determinate is safer than it was a few hours ago. I'll get a few hours of sleep after all. *phew* I'll gladly pay higher taxes ... Read more

The downside of being a competitive athlete

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      0 comments

My RehabNazi, who is overseeing my pt with iron fists and even more iron weights managed to look up at me struggling with lifting my leg a few inches off the floor with just a 1lb weight attached to the ankle and saw that I was in enough physica... Read more

Injuries suck.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      0 comments

My bionic leg doesn't work with the protectors we wear at volleyball, and I can't move fast enough or jump high enough or extend my body enough for the sport with it on. I can't wear it and be the best I can be for my team, so I'm not wearing it... Read more

Banging against the glass ceiling

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      0 comments

There is a glass ceiling- people like to pretend it's otherwise, but it's there, especially in a profession that's basically an extension of the Old Boys' Club. No matter how good you are, no matter where you come from or how far you've come, if... Read more

Deceptively difficult

Saturday, October 20, 2012      0 comments

I don't know, this is the third time I'm doing C25K and I'm still amazed how, at the end of every week, the program that seemed undoable at the beginning is easy and fun. Next week's going to be the hardest, I remember. Going from 3 to 5 mi... Read more

44:47

Friday, October 19, 2012      0 comments

That's my new personal best for C25K. So glad I went running today- it re-confirmed my suspicion that I just can't have anything at all to eat before training/doing sports or I'll get nauseous. Don't know why, just remember that's the way it's a... Read more


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