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School's out for summer!

Saturday, May 09, 2009      4 comments

The school semester has ended. This past week I was in Reno, Nevada, at a business conference, haunted with the knowledge of two final projects, UNFINISHED, both due within HOURS of my return flight touching down. I did a LITTLE homework o... Read more

Leveraged (in other words, screwed)

Monday, April 20, 2009      3 comments

Let's say you want something. Let's say you NEED something. Let's say you can't get it on your own; you will need help in aquiring it, or getting it done. So, there's this obstacle between you and your goal, and overcoming it will require as... Read more

Bedrest won't help

Thursday, April 16, 2009      9 comments

Yesterday, somewhere between the two hours of sawing tree limbs in the morning, a long afternoon sitting at my desk, and my evening elliptical session, I threw out my back. Badly. I don't know quite when or how it happened. I wasn't aware of i... Read more

What's the hardest part?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009      4 comments

A team mate recently posed this question on one of my sparkteams, and I knew immediately what my answer would be. It's all about ACTION. If you don't do the actions you know are necessary to achieve good health, you'll never get there; and if... Read more

The busy season is in full swing

Friday, April 03, 2009      3 comments

For the past few weeks I've been doing much better. Winter always hits me hard, but this year was awful. I'm the kind of person who just has to get outside, and if the weather is miserable I am too... and I pack on the pounds. My battle isn't ab... Read more

I had a great 10k today

Saturday, March 28, 2009      10 comments

I have participated in the local 10k several times. There's always a great turnout, and it's a lot of fun. This event celebrated it's 10th anniversary this year, and it's the first running race event I ever registered for, back in 2003 (I think)... Read more

Happiness is being your own boss and doing what you LOVE

Wednesday, March 25, 2009      4 comments

Nothing beats this feeling. I'm never late to work, I get along great with my boss and all my coworkers (it's just me!). I will never get a pink slip or a bad review. I take... Read more

If you hate your credit union, raise your hand

Tuesday, March 24, 2009      2 comments

To my extreme surprise, today I received an overdraft notice from a debt I recently made payment on. I wrote the check for $39.00- not exactly a huge sum, but that's aside from the point. The point is, I know I'm good for $39.00 because, ac... Read more

HOW do either of us really know?

Sunday, March 22, 2009      3 comments

Every day, I run a nutritional report, summarizing everything I've entered on my SparkPeople nutrition tracker. Every day, I get a lecture. It goes something like this: 'You're not getting enough potassium. Eat something with potassium. What's... Read more

Anti-frizz hair product rave!

Sunday, March 15, 2009      4 comments

My hair is naturally frizzy. I flat iron it because I want a nice, smooth look. However, precipitation will usually undo all my effort in a matter of seconds. It has rained all weekend, kind of a cold drizzle. The stuff of which hair nightmare... Read more

This has gotten out of hand

Saturday, March 14, 2009      6 comments

Be vigilant. It could happen to you. I've been telling myself I would put more effort into my health and fitness journey for the past four months. The weather's been cold, wet, and miserable. I never make any progress in the winter. In fact... Read more

At least I have my academic achievement to carry the weekend

Thursday, March 12, 2009      2 comments

Today I had a big Botany exam. One hundred questions, multiple choice and matching. I studied while driving to school (okay, not a great idea, but I was late and hadn't really studied). I walked into class twelve minutes late, grabbed my test... Read more

One snowfall and they roll up the sidewalks....

Monday, March 02, 2009      0 comments

Our first significant snowfall in many years here in central Virginia, and the whole town has ground to a halt. After just a few hours confined to my office, I had cabin fever. Once the storm passed, I shoveled the sidewalks (I actually love s... Read more

"We just KNEW you were cool."

Friday, February 27, 2009      3 comments

I just returned from a weekend in Los Angeles. Oscar weekend, no less. Although I have flown for business no less than SEVEN times in the past six months, this was my first "vacation" since June of 2007. Really, it wasn't so much of a vacation... Read more

Who needs kids when I have a husband?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009      3 comments

Okay, I know I shouldn't leave the kitchen while something is cooking on the stove, but it's not like I was HOME ALONE. Or was I? It couldn't have been five minutes, but when I came back to check on my dinner, I found it burning. I pushed PA... Read more

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