Dear Runkeeper,

Thank you for sending me this. However, I am in fact, NOT “bored with my routine”, as you so helpfully suggested. You see, I no longer have a routine, unless you count lots of sleeping, cupcakes, and mentally tripping the senders of these relentless running emails as they walk down stairs. So by all means, please, I insist, have a handful of Whoppers and some … Continue reading Dear Runkeeper,

Last night

Tomorrow is my last day in Boston. I really like this town but I’m ready to see my family. The time away has been good for me though, on both a personal level and career wise. I’m not quite as buried in mental mire as before. I guess a good description for how I’m feeling now is “resigned”. And about as attractive as a feed … Continue reading Last night

the day

Today was nice. We had our first parent-teacher conference ever. Who knew they do those for day care? Turns out, my kid is smart, sweet and socially adept. As if I didn’t already know that but its nice to hear it confirmed by an outside party. Then I picked up The Mayor and we headed to lunch and a viewing of The Hunger Games. A … Continue reading the day

sad panda goes to the doctor

Verdict: gained 10 pounds in a matter of weeks, change in meds, follow-up visit in a month, encouraged to seek therapy. Hello mid-life crisis. The next one that comes around I’m just going to buy a red sports car and be done with it. It sucks to know that the real you is so broken and messed up that it takes outside assistance to right … Continue reading sad panda goes to the doctor

I didn’t want my picture…

I didn’t want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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weather madness

Today has been interesting and its supposed to get more so later this afternoon and tonight.  Impending storms, tornadoes, crazy winds, flooding…Armageddon basically, if you listen to the Weather Channel. Not that I’m not taking it very seriously. We don’t play when it comes to tornadoes down here. I have our “safe room” ready (although pretty basic supplies, and yes that is a helmet for … Continue reading weather madness