Back at it
It's been a while - I really had to stop doing anything but teaching and finishing my dissertation for a few weeks (a month? - I have no idea, because I really did not look up). In fact there were days and days when I stayed in my nightie all da... Read more
Absolutely awesome, and it's all his fault.
Four-ish years ago, my friend, partner, and now (as of a year ago) husband moved in with me. The day he did, I went vegan, figuring it couldn't hurt, and would probably help. At least, we could save on groceries.
Plus, you know, I had been... Read more
Happy First Anniversary to my favorite husband!
Mike and I are both fairly stressed out right now, and I've had limited time to do much of anything. He's finishing up his 2nd Master's while simultaneously doing all cooking and cleaning (and running to the store, etc.) while I'm closing out th... Read more
When we married in May
We'd had our rings custom made. The gold is reclaimed, and the design is a vine, because we thought it was beautiful. The rings are traditional and modern.
We had to have them sized up a bit (the jeweler lives elsewhere) to fit. Mike has b... Read more
Unexpected joy: a milestone
Saturday I had a meeting with students (I teach completely online, so this is an unusual thing - happens twice a semester). I love the opportunity to meet face-to-face and this time thought to bring a camera. I am in several of the pics, and thi... Read more
Self? How was that run today?
Why, thank you kindly for asking! The run was one of those where you forget the cement-legged awkward toddle push-pushing toward a finish line, with the main reward being the burn of an acceptable number of calories. In this day's run I left beh... Read more
It's been a challenge lately to try to get it all done, which is why I've been sort of MIA. While continuing to track every bite, I've cut back my trips to the park for my run in favor of shorter jogs in my neighborhood, daily.
At the same... Read more
I am a woman who ran in the rain
Yesterday I ran in the rain. Not pouring rain, but nonetheless, I ran. I had awakened feeling stiff and sore, and my first thought was that a short run would help. Resisting the urge to resist the urge, I committed to action by telling Mike. And... Read more
a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid
And now I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire --
It is... Read more
The role of food: sustenance, comfort, sharing
Mike and I are packing a box to send to my folks. In it are some goodies he made, including cookies, his awesome marinara, our favorite pasta, naan, a curry, and a few other things. I should say that Mom, who is 80, has been laid up and told by ... Read more
two roads did not diverge, there was no wood...
Frost was wrong. Aside from a singsongy rhyme scheme, his well loved work aims but misses. Because in truth, we have so often gone down one road far enough (or too far) that we are convinced to diverge from its path. And in truth, there are man... Read more
From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed (Wordsworth)
To this, I'd add: To the commission of deeds that lead to guilt, a thousand precedents do lead.
In blogs and postings this morning, I am reading messages from many who slipped and fell through the holidays, and now whip themselves, planning... Read more
The best present is what we are to one another
For some years now, my husband and I have encouraged each other to improve our lives. It's the healthiest possible relationship that has led to so many changes! I wish all people could have this sort of mutual support. World peace is a worthy go... Read more
I decided to ignore the markers
I decided to ignore the markers on the park path we use for our walk/runs. I decided that I'd just run (to hell with my pace; this was about just lifting one foot and then the other). I noticed the markers in a sort of, 'oh right, another 1/8th ... Read more
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Fire in the fireplace
Dinner in my belly. 3 cats, in various stages of repose, Mike beside me. Phone calls made to family - wishing we were with them, but equally, fine with being here, just us, with our space and warm proximity, the sound of the postmeal dishwasher,... Read more