Since You’ve Been Gone

I can breathe for the first time...Just kidding. After about a year's absence I kinda just have to start over here. Here are the major highlights: I started a new job! 🙂 Our dog died. 😦 I restarted and then quit grad school. Again. 😦 I've gained about 20 pounds. 😦 One out of four... Continue Reading →

when your friends have cancer

My friends are sick. Two of them, from completely different circles in my life. I am what they have in common. That, and cancer. Bone cancer, breast cancer. They want to take my friend's jaw completely off. They've already taken part of my friend's breast. A singer's jaw. A mother's breast. Life is full of... Continue Reading →

2016 so far

...has already had quite a few ups and downs. The Ups My dad's store moved to a new location and it is pretty amazing. Nicer and newer with better parking and facilities. It's been a stressful time for him but I think things are finally settling down and falling into place. Hubs had some big/positive... Continue Reading →

Hello

I have that Adele song stuck on repeat in my head. It's 4:00 am and I've been up for a bit. Kiddo has a cold and is snot breathing and gritting her teeth. As she is in my bed tonight, you can understand why I'm not sleeping well. Poor kid though. I know she feels... Continue Reading →

Days 3, 4, 5, and 6

I've obviously missed a few days of posting so am just going to combine things here to catch up. Never fear for I am still on track y'all. Day 3 was a cross training day so I did some weights and hopped on the bike at the gym. Day 4 was a rest day and... Continue Reading →

yo yo, etc

Good news. I got a killer haircut and color today. Also, I'm back to my normal level of crazy vs. bedridden crazy. The darkness ran its course and is in the background until next time. That's just the nature of it. My entire body is sore though and I feel stiff and creaky. I think... Continue Reading →

miscellany

Sick. I really wish someone would bring me some warm gooey chocolate chip cookies today. I'm home sick with a fever, cough, etc etc and I say screw the chicken noodle soup, cookies are where its at. Anyway, mutter mutter growl. At least I should be over it in plenty of time to enjoy the... Continue Reading →

breathe momma breathe

Being a parent is THE most stressful thing. And I have it easy. One kid. No major health issues. Normal behavior. Easy peasy. Yet still THE most stressful thing. I must be a complete wuss or something. Kiddo had a tummy bug a couple of weekends ago. She recovered in a couple of days but... Continue Reading →

Sunday, 11/09/14

The work-week ended on a pretty positive note. The two meetings giving me ants in mah pants both turned out well enough. I went to an information session for Doctors Without Borders on Thursday. That was eye-opening and a great perspective check. They do such amazing work and shared many photos and stories from different... Continue Reading →

being kind to self

The question of the day is why is it easier to be kind to others (to an extent, ha-ha) but more difficult to treat yourself as kindly? My therapist has used the example of comparing how I talk to my child vs. how I talk to myself. I can't fault her point because I would... Continue Reading →

mah friday

Today's doctor visit was very, anticlimactic, to say the least. I got a lot of "hmmm"s and "I see"s. And then he gave me some random sample meds to try, said "good luck with that" and sent me on my way. Thank you Dr. Decisive. I got a nice nap in today and then took... Continue Reading →

food is not my friend

So this eating thing is not going so well. Since Friday night (that's approximately 4 and a half days ago) I have had one can of Chicken Noodle Soup, a handful of pretzels and saltines, part of a frozen Smart Ones, and a portion of a Zaxby's combo meal. That is it. I am living... Continue Reading →

i should be sleeping

Its after midnight and I should be sleeping. But its a full blue moon and my brain is whirling. Today was busy and somewhat annoying but it ended better than it began I guess. I started off weepy and weird and missing a friend and worrying about some very serious family health issues. I'm still... Continue Reading →

sad sick panda

Maybe its the rainy dreary weather but I woke up this morning feeling defeated before I even got out of bed. My throat is feeling sore and I have that "about to get sick" feeling. Impeccable timing as we have a babysitter all weekend and The Accountant and I are staying in the big city... Continue Reading →

Hiya August

I'm not going to say "time flies" because I hate it when people say that. It doesn't fly, it passes at a constant rate. Its your perception of events within that time that make it seem to "fly". But whatever. So, August 1. Like most other days, although made much nicer by lunch at a... Continue Reading →

dud of a run

So, we entered Pathetic Town on the run today. It didn't start off well, nor did it end well either. I had downloaded my intervals onto the Garmin, got dressed, grabbed my gear, got to the greenway and realized that I'd forgotten....the Garmin. No biggie, I have Runkeeper on my phone. Yay for backup plans.... Continue Reading →

body betrayed

I've rested my foot for the past three days. Two of those days I rested completely and cross-trained on the other one. Today it was time to get back out there. I walked the dog first and got in a 1.4 mile warm up. Then ran/walked 3.4 more miles. It wasn't pretty. I got through... Continue Reading →

bodies break

So far so good on the 1/2 training. Mostly. I was pumped to run outside last night but by the time I was free to do so, it was pouring rain and lightning. I will run in the rain no problem, but lightning is another bear. So to the gym I went and got in... Continue Reading →

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