My husband and I almost never go on dates anymore. At least not out of the house. Part of it is financial. We can't afford to get a babysitter usually, so we just don't. My inlaws are great about spending time with our daughter, but they are ag... Read more
For the second time in my adult life, we planted a garden. Last year (our first attempt) was not super successful. We partnered with some friends and the 4 adults (and one little baby) shared the work and the spoils. Theoretically. But since it ... Read more
Back home :)
We spent the last 5 days or so at my in laws. I actually quite like my in laws, and I love how they treat my kid. I feel grateful to have such a close relationship with them, and I like that we get to visit every other month or so.
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My kid has pinkeye. Which is fairly miserable for her. My husband and I are doing everything possible to avoid her reinfecting herself, and avoid getting it ourselves. She's on medication and is theoretically not contagious as of tomorrow at 12... Read more
I had my birthday this week. Generally I have never been one to really make much of a big deal out of birthdays. I find it stressful to have to deal with large groups of people, so I never wanted parties as a kid, and mostly just wanted laid bac... Read more
My city had a half marathon today. And no, I didn't run in it. But a good friend did, so my daughter and I went to see her and cheer her on. The marathon course took her about 1.5 miles from my house, so when we got up we packed a breakfast, go... Read more
Yesterday was a really hard day for me. I openly admit I have a lot going on in my life. My typical day goes something like this 6 am-2:30 PM work job 1, 3:00-7:30 spend time with my toddler, make dinner, get her to bed. 7:30-11:30 PM work job 2... Read more
I find it interesting how great health advice is really great life advice. A few days ago, there was a Spark email about how to say no when people offer you food that you know isn't good for you. I glanced over it, thinking, eh, I'm great at tha... Read more
End of the month
At work, I make sure I track my end of the month stats. I track all sorts of metrics daily, and at the end of each month, I am easily able to see how I did. There are no excuses in numbers, no explanations allowed. Just numbers.
It allows... Read more
Two sizes down!
My clothes have been feeling pretty loose for the past week or so. They looked bulky and way too roomy. So I decided to try on some old clothes this weekend. I tried one size down---still loose. I lost two sizes! It feels great.
I've b... Read more
My daughter is in physical therapy. She's 18 months old, and it was very difficult for me to admit she needed help. She has no actual medical issues, and I am grateful she is typically healthy and developing normally. She just can't do things p... Read more
I often find it interesting how different people respond to stress and food. My husband openly admits to stress eating. When he is stressed, he pretty much eats and sleeps. I have heard other folks talk about stress eating too--just eating becau... Read more
Eyes wide shut
I spent 4 years living in Boston. Loved every minute of it. Except the winter. And the super hot summers. And the high cost of living. But I have great memories there nonetheless, and I left many friends behind.
This past week has been su... Read more
The meeting went great. It ended up going long, but overall they are really happy with our team. It's nice to get recognition for your work. It's a struggle in the non-profit/government world to adequately motivate people, because there is no wa... Read more
Tomorrow I have a very important lunch meeting. My team of 8 has been asked to have lunch with the three directors of our agency. A total of 600ish people work there, and it's really a honor to be asked to lunch. It can be a great opportunity... Read more