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Hero worship

Thursday, December 19, 2013      9 comments

This is my hero: This is Ernestine Shepherd. She is a runner and body builder. She is also 77 years old. And she was a pudgy couch potato until she was 50. ... Read more

Icy streets and step counters

Saturday, December 07, 2013      8 comments

Wow, I got a new insight today, thanks to my Spark Activity Tracker. We had a bit of an ice storm last night, just enough to turn all the sidewalks into skating rinks. I took the dog out walking on our usual routine path. It's .75 miles long and... Read more

Goodbye, Carey

Friday, December 06, 2013      7 comments

My stepfather died yesterday evening. We had a house full of people when my sister called, and I just sort of fell to the floor. Everyone was wonderful and kind and stuck around to see it they could help, but of course there is nothing to be don... Read more

I get the bad-a$$ badge after all!

Thursday, November 28, 2013      10 comments

I went to bed last night, absolutely decided that I wasn't going to run in the Turkey Dash this morning. I went to bed late, and I didn5k.'t set an alarm. I woke up at 7:00 and thought, "Oh, no. Not happening." I went back to sleep. I... Read more

Gobble gobble

Thursday, November 28, 2013      3 comments

Tomorrow my girls and I are signed up to do a 5k "turkey dash" in the morning. Erin and I did this particular 5k last Thanksgiving with our friends Karla and Anil. But last year Thanksgiving morning was about 45 degrees and sunny. This yea... Read more

Collapsing from relief

Tuesday, November 26, 2013      9 comments

We got the word on Rebecca's MRI today. There is no sign of her tumor returning. This means that she can proceed to chemotherapy. It's not a light at the end of the tunnel yet, but it means there is at least a tunnel. The relief I feel is a... Read more

Not aimed at anyone here, just a rant

Monday, November 25, 2013      15 comments

I don't know exactly what it is about today, but my FB page is flooded with slacktivism pictures asking that I "support cancer victims" by linking to some photo for today. As someone who cancer is affecting deeply at this moment, someone whose h... Read more

Cancer sucker-punches you

Saturday, November 23, 2013      6 comments

I think I'm doing okay with everything, and then the strangest things set me off. As I was searching for the largest possible turkey I could find, a woman cordially asked for how many people I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I almost couldn't m... Read more

Puppy genes!

Monday, November 18, 2013      9 comments

We have the report on Shasta's breed. Just to remind you, this is what Shasta looks like. She's also tiny--15 pounds, and the tops of her ears just come to my knees: A... Read more

Last post about cleaning...probably

Saturday, November 16, 2013      8 comments

I ran errands yesterday while the cleaning crew was here, because I didn't want to watch the progress. I wanted the before-and-after effect. I wanted the Cleaning Fairies to have come. I was delighted with the results. It is all so very won... Read more

Cleaning progress

Friday, November 15, 2013      7 comments

I spent yesterday slavishly decluttering--because what's the point of a clean house if it's still full of junk? Now my entire upstairs is decluttered--on the surface, at least. Some of the closets and cabinets still need some work. But a girl ca... Read more

Spring cleaning, 6 months late

Thursday, November 14, 2013      9 comments

For my birthday last April, I asked hubby to have someone come in and really deep clean the house. That's finally happening tomorrow. Which means today I get to spend running around like a madwoman, decluttering the place. Right now, it's a... Read more


Wednesday, November 06, 2013      9 comments

Last night I had a craving for popcorn. Now, I have not made popcorn in over a year, and Erin may have had some Pop Secret now and then, but not in the last six months. So I dismissed the craving as unachievable and settled in to watch M... Read more

Eating like a horse

Tuesday, November 05, 2013      14 comments

We get our first basket from our CSA this Thursday. That means a lot more vegetables will be coming into my house, and will continue to come into my house throughout the winter. For those who don't know, CSA stands for Community Supported Agricu... Read more

Insomnia makes us do weird things

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      5 comments

I can tell that I've been watching too much classic, black & white Doctor Who. I just got up to make myself some tea and babbled out, "This unit requires stimulation to continue functioning under sleep deprivation stress. Re-caffeinate! Re-caffe... Read more

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