It's 11:30pm and I have to work tomorrow but I refused to crash and burn on Day freakin' 2. So, 3 mile wog done. Humid but breezy. Walked into a zillion spiderwebs. What is up with that?
I decided to update my long neglected blogroll and it ended up being cut by over half. Many of the old faithful have stopped blogging and their spaces are just hanging out in cyberspace. It makes me sad in a way but I know there are tons of writers out there and when I find... Continue Reading →
Here we are, in the throes of summer. It's been a whirlwind so far. Austin with our friends was fantastic and I should share pics but I always say that and then never do it. Bad bad blogger. I had a solo work trip to the ATL which was alright as far as work trips... Continue Reading →
A friend was over today and while our kids played together, we chatted as moms do. Friend said that her young daughter had come home from school one day and told her that she had a crush on a boy. The mom then said to me that this boy was "black". She didn't say the... Continue Reading →
CUBICLE NATION: The following was written a couple of days ago and I was in a mood...since then I've had two good days as a resident of Cubicle Nation in which I have been given some new projects and have had lovely interactions with coworkers. So there you have it. I'm moody and many times... Continue Reading →
Up. Weird dreams. Have to pee. Stressed. Grants are stupid.
It's late and I should be in bed but I'm up stress eating fig newtons instead. This does not bode well for my weigh-in tomorrow morning. Whatever. I've logged over 8 miles of wogging and 10 miles of biking the past three days so I don't feel too bad about it. Current worry: Kiddo got... Continue Reading →
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 →
The only reason I got out of bed this morning was to get my kid to school and then pick her up again this afternoon. Then I collapsed back under the blankets and willed my bed to swallow me whole. While meditation, yoga, therapy, and medication have dramatically decreased the frequency of the "episodes" I... Continue Reading →
My personal meditation practice has thus far been one of ebbs and flows; in a definite ebb the past few weeks. One of my “recharging” strategies is a monthly meditation class at the yoga studio that I like so much. Meditation with a group vs meditation alone is such a different experience. Both are beneficial... Continue Reading →
I used to really like shopping. When the right mood struck I'd take a few hours to myself and hit up my favorite retail havens to try on this and that and curse dressing room lighting and my hips. Because that's loads o' fun, right? Over the past couple of years though, I'm finding myself... Continue Reading →
I think of a jillion things to write about here during the day or when I'm in the shower or otherwise not at the keyboard. Then when I sit down to write, my mind goes blank and all I can think of is what I ate for lunch or what I did at work today.... Continue Reading →
First post from iPad app, just to see what the interface and new editor look like. So far, so good. And I should really post more. Test complete. Ciao for now.
Subject line because it popped in my head and I've always liked Fozzie bear. And because February has been a bit of a crazy month and wocka is a crazy word. Work has gotten wild with new projects. This is a good thing mind you, although the stress level has also increased with the new... Continue Reading →
What do you do with hundreds of extra race t-shirts? Make tote bags from them of course! A local non-profit held a 5k that essentially got rained out and lots of racers didn't show. Result? Gazillions of extra shirts sitting in boxes in a back office. I was looking for a volunteer project for January... Continue Reading →
REVERSE LIVING Life is tough. It takes a lot of your time, all your weekends, and what do you get at the end of it? Death, a great reward. I think that the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live twenty years in an... Continue Reading →
I haven't yet made meditation a daily habit, which is my goal, but I have incorporated it into my life on a semi-regular basis and even that is pretty amazing so far. I've been doing a ton of reading and listening to talks but there's no substitute for the actual doing. In a way, I... Continue Reading →
Sup internet? I'm finally feeling better and minus a kinda gross cough, am back to normal. And officially on Christmas vacation for a couple of weeks, so that's a nice feeling. It will be busy, as this time of year always is but I always feel like its a good time to reset myself in... Continue Reading →
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 →
So, I turned 39 today. I'm trying to feel positive about this and embrace the moment and all that jazz, but Ima keep it real and just say that it kind of sucks. I have a case of the birthday blues and feel pretty stupid and petty about it. And if anyone says "its better... Continue Reading →
I'm trying this recipe today. I chopped up the ingredients last night and so it was a quick throw into the crock pot this morning. Hopefully our dinner will be tasty and veggie filled. Minestrone Soup UPDATE: Delicious! And colorful. Because that's important.
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 →
I fell asleep at 7:30 with the kiddo, and just woke up after much tossing and turning at 10:30 and put her in her own bed. I would have just let her stay but I noticed a work email on my phone and needed to log on to email to check something. Plus, this kid... Continue Reading →