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Growing up
Saturday, October 27, 2012      10 comments

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
My new car
Thursday, October 25, 2012      10 comments

I about 3 weeks I should be the proud owner of my very first new car, a Nissan Juke : Well, not actually an owner, I'm leasing for 3 years so I won't have to worry ab... Read more
Updated my training plan
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      7 comments

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
Moanday, Moanday
Monday, October 22, 2012      6 comments

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
A little bit of this & that
Sunday, October 21, 2012      7 comments

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
September Goal Results
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      6 comments

1) Maintain my weight at +5 / -14 pounds emoticon Finally back in maintenance range! 3) Do some sort of ... Read more
Mr. Happy & the Grumpys
Monday, September 24, 2012      7 comments

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
New Goal
Sunday, September 23, 2012      7 comments

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
Air France sucks!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      16 comments

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
June / July / August Goal Results
Thursday, September 13, 2012      15 comments

Better late than never! 1) Maintain my weight at +5 / -14 pounds emoticon ... Read more
Inaugural run
Sunday, September 09, 2012      14 comments

I went for my first run here in France this evening (not counting the runs from when I was visiting, now it's real.) I broke in my new shoes with a just over 5 mile run out and back down a country road. I found a grocery store closer than the ... Read more
New Goal
Friday, September 07, 2012      11 comments

I am a very goal oriented person (sharing mind space with a world class procrastinator which creates some interesting discussions with myself!). Now that I've earned my black belt I want a new major goal to work for. I don't need it now, b... Read more
Monday, September 03, 2012      13 comments

We arrived in France yesterday, 9/2. Got the house keys & deposited the cats and spent the night in a hotel since we don't have beds or furniture for a month yet (when my shipment arrives). Today we'll go get air mattresses and some basic ... Read more
I'm on the "List"
Monday, August 27, 2012      12 comments

The Kitty Sh!t List that is. Prepping for the move I have subjected them to gross indignities: *Being transported in carriers *several vet visits *shots *packed their favorite litter box away so they have to use the less desirabl... Read more
Taking a few minutes
Friday, August 24, 2012      6 comments sit and read and get caught up. I'm having a moving sale today & tomorrow to see what I can sell before Purple Heart comes next week. I opened at 9 and so far have made my fortune...all $3 worth. I've never had much luck with garage sal... Read more

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