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Totally stupid

Wednesday, August 07, 2013      5 comments

Oh my gosh...what a time this has been. I don't know if you have ever had someone you loved and trusted more than life yourself go through a horrible change of situations...wait! I know many have been through that as I mentally scroll through th... Read more

So very scared...in need of support!

Saturday, January 05, 2013      14 comments

Not again.....another new job. This is a good thing it really is but I am so scared. And tired and resistant and just plain scared. As I have mentioned repeatedly it seems we move alot for my husband's work and that's great for the most part but... Read more

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2012      1 comments

Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy, healthy, and delightful holiday season. We are traveling and enjoying our time off. We started the holiday with family and are now cozied up in a cabin in the mountains of West Virginia. Going skiing t... Read more

Holiday Treating

Sunday, December 16, 2012      2 comments

Ok, just to get it down and out there. I have been eating too many treats! And I'm going to stop! So far, it hasn't resulted in any gains but I'm just not enjoying it. For example, last night we were gifted with Mrs. Field's Cookie Dough covered... Read more

But if you try, you get what you need....

Monday, September 03, 2012      4 comments

Just a little follow up. Ended up being offered the library position and after much soul searching decided to stay with the hospital. I wanted the challenge and new experience and felt like I should stay in something more aligned to my professio... Read more

You don't always get what you want.....

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      5 comments

Feeling so mixed up and sad and anxious. We moved here six months ago and I have been working to get a full time teaching position. I had a few interviews and felt confident about one in particular and was offered instead a long term sub positio... Read more

Discovering Zumba!

Thursday, June 07, 2012      5 comments

Wow! I've been bit big time! When I got back to the states in August I rejoined the YMCA and decided to give Zumba a try. I failed miserably. I went to a few classes but was so frustrated and embarassed that I stopped going. My schedule changed ... Read more

When the smoke clears

Sunday, October 16, 2011      4 comments

This has been ruling my life since I got back....I keep telling myself that when the smoke clears I'll call friends, better organize my life, have a healthier diet, make plans for the future....and what I am finding is the smoke continues to shr... Read more

Classic Stupid Behavior

Saturday, April 16, 2011      5 comments

Classic stupid behavior I am engaging in. I have had small fluctuations in my weight since November. When I really work at it it comes down a little but I am is still steadily a half kilo above what I want to be. I had a really big fluctuation w... Read more

Losing

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      4 comments

I donít want to lose so many things. I came to Brazil for many reasons but one was to change some life long habits. The biggest was this self concept that I wasnít good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, talented enough, fertile enough, and th... Read more

Easter Baskets and Falling Leaves

Wednesday, March 23, 2011      6 comments

One of the hardest adjustments that I've had to make while living here in Brazil is the unlearning of basic tenets that have been truths for me literally as long as I can remember. How to tell time, how to write the date, and what the seasons... Read more

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011      6 comments

Instead of watching "Darby O Gil and the Little People" we are watching the Halloween specials on tv. We're not drinking green beer, just sticking to caipirinhas this weekend. Not going to the in-laws big Irish blow out on Saturday - instead goi... Read more

Yikes or My Portuguese Lesson

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      5 comments

Oh gosh....so I think I'm doing ok. I have this big test coming up - Portuguese for Strangers - given by the Minister of Education. It is notoriously difficult to pass. I took it when I had been here nearly a year and nearly passed it. After tha... Read more

Carnival

Sunday, March 06, 2011      5 comments

I'm feeling very Brazillian this weekend. I'm staying in for Carnival. This whole attitude took me by surprise the first year I was here. When I asked people about their plans for Carnival most told me, "Oh, I'll just stay in - maybe watch... Read more

Felipe from Brazil

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      4 comments

I am really trying to treasure my remaining days here. Paying attention to the unique beauty of my south american home. Here's a story I want to remember told to me by the sweetest colleague. "I was walking with my mom in the neighborhood.... Read more


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