It makes me crazy to hear people complain about the government and then hear them say that they don't bother to vote!
If you don't vote...you don't get to complain! You had a chance to make a difference and chose to ignore it. Voting is y... Read more
A coworker went to the US last week and was kind enough to offer to go shopping for me, for those items I can't get here in France (or at least in my area of France).
Today he's back and brought me my goodies, 2 of each :
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Captain Klutz strikes again!
The very first time I went down the stairs from the back deck I said to myself (and out loud) that they were an accident just waiting to happen. The stairs are kind of narrow and a little steep, more so than wh... Read more
My son chose to stay in the US when I moved. So now he lives with his father. Thursday was his birthday, he is now 17 years old. And this is the first birthday I was not there.
I am not all broken up, it was going to happen eventually. ... Read more
It has been bothering me that I am "behind" in miles according to my training plan. Mostly because that is an arbitrary assessment. My training plan calls for 30 minute runs on Tuesday & Thursday and an "easy walk" on Fridays. The only day it... Read more
This is by far my least favorite day of the week. Just because.
One summer the company I worked for went to four 10-hour work days. 90% of employees worked Monday-Thursday but because our customers were still on a 5 day schedule the rest ... Read more
I've just finished week 6 of marathon training and I'm 5.4 miles behind where I should be. I skipped an entire weeks and then skipped 3 of the weekly short runs (1 each the past 3 weeks). It's still early enough that missing those runs shouldn... Read more
My cat Gandalf is the happiest cat I've ever seen. He is my rescue, having been a homeless kitten for an unknown period of time. He has thrilled when I finally let him in the house instead of having to stay in the garage and just loves to make... Read more
For September I have added a new goal since as of today the Paris Marathon is a mere 190 days away : Marathon training.
I found a training plan to start. I think it is a Galloway plan, not sure, and I am not doing the run/walk thing. No o... Read more
OK, it was totally my fault I left my iPad on the plane when we arrived in Paris. I was stressed and jet lagged and stressed...and I just forgot I had put it in the seat back. My fault.
As soon as I realized what I had done some several h... Read more