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My daughter has ADHD.

Monday, January 07, 2013      16 comments

Well, I feel like a rank newbie all over again. I learn things. I'm a digger, a researcher, a doer; but this is new for me. Oh, I have some peripheral knowledge about the disorder. I have dear friends who have it, and I have two nieces who also ... Read more

Challenging weekend

Saturday, January 05, 2013      8 comments

So it's not really over, but this has been an odd, rather challenging weekend. We went to my MIL's house yesterday, because we're making preparations to move out there (my FIL is giving us 4.5 acres of land... we're buying a double-wide ma... Read more

I'm not talking to my scale today

Thursday, January 03, 2013      11 comments

I've been trying to kick-start my rededication to weight loss by weighing myself more frequently. Not to try and lose weight day-by-day (I know that isn't possible; I only "count" one week's actual weight, on Friday.) but more to track how my fo... Read more

I almost got in a fight today

Monday, December 31, 2012      12 comments

I thought I was going to have to get in a fight today. Over _face painting._ See, I went to our town's new year's celebration. They had a kids' time, with bouncy stuff, face painting, and special fireworks at 9 PM. Well, the line for... Read more

Down and out on Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012      12 comments

So if you saw my recent status update, you know things have been a bit out of control. I was doing well with getting back into exercise, about to start week 2 of Zombies, Run! 5k training, and then blam... my ankle. Sigh. It's slow h... Read more

Ow, ow, ow.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012      14 comments

Okay, so I hurt myself today. I can't even say it was doing something productive, like working out. I was walking to the car, while my husband opened the gate, so we could do a little Christmas shopping, then go for tea and to watch the Ho... Read more

They were just babies.

Monday, December 17, 2012      9 comments

While driving this morning, they announced the names of the victims. They were first graders. Elisabeth is a first grader. I don't pretend to understand the mindset that can do such a thing, that can look into the eyes of 6 and 7 year old babies... Read more

Running and Orthotics

Sunday, December 09, 2012      9 comments

Okay, so if you read my last blog post, you know that I was procrastinating running a bit, but had determined to go again anyway. Well, I'm pleased to report that I DID run! I'm so proud of myself. I took the dog with me, and did a 1.78 mile wa... Read more

Haven't run... yet.

Friday, December 07, 2012      6 comments

So this morning I was too tired to run. I had planned on doing week 1, day 3 in Zombies, Run! 5k training, but I just didn't have the energy. But! The day is not over. I'm not going to let a little late start derail me. After Dr. Phil (it'... Read more

Learn a new language with me!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      11 comments

Okay, I haven't talked about my latest project much. This is because... well... it's only been my project for two days! However, I'm really excited about it. Today's a rest day, and I've been spending it wisely. I've always wanted to learn... Read more

Began training for my first 5k!

Monday, December 03, 2012      7 comments

Technically it's not my first... I've walked two. However, I just snagged a copy of Zombies, Run! 5k training app, and it combines my two favorite things: Exercise and the apocalypse! The premise is you're training to "get faster" with the... Read more

Done and done!

Sunday, December 02, 2012      4 comments

NaNoWriMo 2012 is OVER. Thank goodness. It was a tumultuous month; I had some minor crises at home, was dealing with an anxious, depressed husband and a busier-than-usual November, and even lost my motivation for writing halfway through th... Read more

Miss me?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      15 comments

This has been SUCH a hard two months for me. I've been inactive, completely off my diet, and just unmotivated in general. Novembers are so hard; NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and in spite of my best efforts, I end up working 12+ hours a day. Since... Read more

Feels so nice to be healthy

Saturday, September 29, 2012      12 comments

Today I attended a family day at my husband's lodge. I felt so good in my skin. My butt looks fantastic in these jeans, which doesn't hurt. All of the women there are overweight (myself included.) I made sure to compliment one friend who ... Read more

Yay money!

Monday, September 24, 2012      9 comments

Yesterday I made a budget. Not just a half-hearted attempt at rounding up my expenditures after half-way collecting receipts for a week or so. A real, grown-up budget, with breakdowns by week. It feels GOOD to have power over my money. ... Read more


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