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That little push


Thursday, July 18, 2013

So much to say, so little time.

Let's start with the recent and go back perhaps.

Yesterday I got a hair cut. My husband and youngest went to Washington and my middle one went to Santa Cruz. I've had the place to myself (and dogs) so I thought I'd treat myself to a hair cut. I was even prepared. I brought a pic and told the gal "I want to look like this, but I'll settle for just the hair"



I knew the moment she touched my hair. I thought "oh man, she's too young to know what I'm talking about and is going to give me one of the old people cuts, I just know it."

Damn Im getting good at reading people.
I look like my mother in law....I don't mean that in a bad way...I really do here.



So, today I'm trying to decide if I want to put it in platinum blonde since it's already "screwed up" in my mind.

I've been keeping busy, scrubbing toilets and canning homemade spaghetti sauce from my garden. My oldest says "Mom, you're getting kind of boring" and my hubby says "sounds great, especially at your pace" which was a compliment meaning, I got my "alone time" LOL

Today I'm going to work in the garden (yes, again) and get some more tips on what to do with certain plants. Maybe go to the nursery and ask about my orange trees. The leaves are curling upwards. A sign of overwatering but the soil is dry...

I think I'm on the last stretch of my school work. I sent hubby to Washington because he was getting extremely antsy and I knew with my need for the computer I'd never hear the end of it. So, I was able to get my research paper done and now all I have is a few discussion boards and of course, the final. I'll be done by the end of the month. Then I will have my AS degree in Natural and Social Science. A useless degree really.....but it's all mine and I actually will have FINISHED something I started!!

Oh I was taking my middle one to get her drivers license (the big 16!!) when who do I run into? My anthropology teacher from last semester. My absolute favorite class and the thing is, I didn't recognize her, she recognized ME and we talked for like a good 20 minutes...She was my favorite class (as some of you remember I'm sure) as that's were I got to do the fieldwork and "discover" bones. Anyhow, she was talking to me and said "did you know one of our top Osteologist in Arizona is totally blind and feels all the bones?" I may have hugged her at that moment for getting me re-excited to perhaps somehow pursue a forensics degree.

Sometimes in life, we all need that. We all need a break and we all need that little push when the break has gone on long enough.

I have to get back into this. It's so easy to lose focus and what's weird is I'm on this site daily .. I just lost momentum I think. Too busy to work out excuse that I know is not an excuse. I've been physically moving is the thing, but I know it's not enough. Mowing the lawn today will NOT be enough. I need to push myself. I need to finish what I start.

I've got my menu set. I've really been enjoying the plant based diet from Happy Herbivore. It really has helped with some of my "embarrassingly personal" medical issues I've been dealing with. Occasionally I will have a "treat day" and indulge in my hubby's best pulled pork & homemade BBQ sauce. It's hard to be vegan with the best bbq'er in the house. LOL But I notice my hand puff up and my problems re-occurring after nearly a day or two of straying from the menu. That's the only push I need there. Strangely, I don't miss the meat/dairy as much as I thought I was going to. I think it helps that I don't deprive myself everyone once in awhile of it too, like weaning it off. LOL

Okay, so today's challenge for me. You know the club house I talk about? the one I've yet to get myself to out of an unnecessary fear? I'm going to go...that's my challenge to myself this week. I will put on work clothes and work it. AND, for my BIG challenge to myself. I will finish something else: my C25. I will do it dang it. Guess I better get on buying my shoes. I'm thinking Asics. they are supposed to have the best cushion out there...but which one? I'll google it...

someone push me.....please.
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MSFRANKI1 7/24/2013 3:22PM

  Congrats on the degree and the hair thing drives me crazy too!! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/24/2013 1:52AM

    emoticon here is your push!

My kids started saying the same thing about me when I was able to start gardening and got interested in preserving. It is the kids' adjustment to being old enough to realize that we DO have interests and a life outside of them....sometimes it comes as a shock to them lol!

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KNITTY_JESS 7/21/2013 9:20PM

    Giving you some serious props. I would not be able to go vegan. I love my protein too much.

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CHANGELIFE2016 7/21/2013 4:27AM

    I think your hair looks good too! I've worn asics for many years. Really like them! I think they are good for wide feet which is what I have.

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RUFFIT 7/20/2013 4:45PM

    Great do!! Hey I have 2 pair of asics. I love my GT-1000's!! Have fun trying them on. We have a local running store. They know their stuff...

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 7/20/2013 1:17AM

    I think the hair cut looks great! Here's me giving you a
......PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSH!
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LIVINGFREE19 7/20/2013 12:29AM

    I like your hair cut, I looks very easy to take care of too!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/18/2013 9:20PM

    You'll love Asics - I've had two pairs and they are by far my favorite shoe.

Maybe try some tofu with the BBQ? It picks up any flavor and the firm might work for you. Just an idea.

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ARW715 7/18/2013 7:35PM

    Love the face in the picture. What did you tell the girl?

Sounds like a good plan, I need to do some "cleansing" too after my recent indulgences. Veggies here I come!

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MANDIETERRIER1 7/18/2013 6:41PM

    I also think it looks cute. It really does.

I wish that my hair stylist could be cloned.

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CHANTENAY 7/18/2013 5:41PM

    I know what you mean - the younger hairstylists have had preconceived notions about what I'm about and want to make me look awful. One time I ended up with sausage curls for bangs. (sigh)

Congrats on getting your degree! Some day I'd like to finish mine but I don't think that will happen. Maybe I'll get back to my violin instead.

I'm also having problems sticking to my vegetarian preferences. I'm almost too embarrassed to track my food.

Princess Diana is my 10th cousin through my mother and my father.

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RABBITART 7/18/2013 5:08PM

    Great Blog! I can so relate to you, I need that push too. Maybe we could give each other the push we need. I have three courses left at school then my program is done.

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KIM22211 7/18/2013 4:09PM

    I think you hair looks cute!

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DIETER27 7/18/2013 4:07PM

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