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2012 was....a challenge. BUT, it laid the pathways to a lot of great things as well.
I narrowed in on my career passion and am working towards it. I resolved the question of do I or do I not want kids (I do ). I made changes to some of the ... Read more
Most folks who are vegetarian do so by giving up meat while hanging on to eggs and dairy. This year, I discovered I am allergic to eggs, grains and dairy. Effectively, I'm now a reverse vegetarian.
When I am in a situation where I can't hel... Read more
A Fowl History
Late one night, or perhaps it already very early one morning, my husband and I chased the xenon glow of our headlights into a yawning maw of black.
The wind was in my hair, stars blazing above when suddenly something swooped up from the ditch... Read more
Yellowstone trip, a.k.a the
Day 1 - Monday, July 23
Woke up with a cold at 4:00 a.m., bandied about the wisdom of going across the border when ill, decided 2 days of driving would be enough to get through the worst of it and after all, it was JUST a cold
Headed ... Read more
The Bucket List
Kits - here it is! As for what's next, I can't decide!
1. Buy a Scooter
2. Climb a mountain ( small one Éļ)
3. Climb Machu Pichu (40th Birthday present hopefully)
4. Complete College Certificates (First one this fall, Management)
5.... Read more
Today is a better day
Thank you, thank you for letting me vent yesterday.
Today is a better day.
The swelling in my face is down a bit, as is my belly. My scalp is under better control, my skin is not bugging me as much, my headache has let up and I do no... Read more
I try to be cognoscente of what kind of energy I put out into the world and so I try to refrain from negative comments or issues as much as possible unless they result in a lesson or a "whoopee" or victory of some kind, but today is just a.....p... Read more
What I learned from gaining weight
Throughout my teens and 20ís I cannot remember a single holiday or family dinner, that doesnít bear the aura of raw anxiety and fear. Not because of the extended time with relatives in confined spaces, but because of food.
Would I be able ... Read more
Food allergy and my general stupidity
Tuesday morning I woke up with an extremely swollen face. My eyes looked like Inspector Gadget; my lips were numb and tingling, as was my tongue and my throat felt thick. I felt like I could sleep for years and not be rested, I was faint and diz... Read more
Talent is a terrible thing to waste
Eak - sorry for the length!
Growing up, our family and community commonly lamented the terrible tragedy of one of my brotherís close friends. Only a teenager, he was already an alcoholic as were his parents before him. A sad story to be sur... Read more
Life is short....
In the day-to-day experiences of our lives, we often donít realize that what we are actually accumulating amongst the chores, duties, schedules and chaos are a series of meaningful moments. We deal with what is at hand: we react to it and we ... Read more
I lost 3 lbs!
After writing my Blog yesterday, I felt pretty good about the changes I had accomplished. Even better was the love, support and encouragement I receive from you guys.
Last night I sat down to review my last two weeks. To make sure I was as... Read more
Plague of Perfection - update
It's been 14 days since my perfectionist epiphany and so I thought I would provide an update:
I have not indulged in self flagelation once
I have eaten EVERYDAY at below 1500 calories, with one cheat day at 1900
I have done a bit of wor... Read more
Biology does not a Mom make
I struggled with whether or not to write this blog post. In fact, I wrote it and discarded twice before this post, but I have committed to being very honest throughout my weight loss and wellness journey. To confront and process the good, the ba... Read more
**Dedicated to a friend who is struggling to make change and find joy in their life. My highest hopes for them that they find their Happy**
I picked up this book, written by Gretchen Rubin last year, not because I was unhappy, but because I... Read more