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A must for every romantic out there

Saturday, February 02, 2013      9 comments

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They grow up so quickly

Saturday, January 26, 2013      15 comments

The cold weather here in the northeast has put a kaposh on most of my exercise. I'm making a point of going to the gym tomorrow, but otherwise (with the exception of Thurs Swim lesson) its been pretty pathetic here. The pity-party continues: e... Read more

Ask and you shall receive

Thursday, January 17, 2013      16 comments

Swim lessons at least. Last week I started swim lessons and was mightily disappointed. I was not challenged. (I can already swim, I want to get better!) I spoke with the Director that night and she was going to check into the class and ca... Read more

7DBC: Strategy

Saturday, January 12, 2013      9 comments

What 3 strategic initiatives would you like to accomplish this year? Smart alec response 1: Is there anyone who smells a business consultant nearby? Really, I'm having flashbacks to my marketing career. Smart alec response 2: Olivia N... Read more

not sure that was a good use of my time

Saturday, January 12, 2013      7 comments

We interrupt this blog challenge for a swim lesson update. I paid my money and was the first person to sign up. I had delusions of being the only person and getting private lessons for public price. Instead I was in a group of 5, 3 of who... Read more

7DBC: The Start Doing List

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      15 comments

Eh gads. Well for those of you who watch my "Status" feed know I just started a new job. Sorta exciting. Its education, its close to my house. But it's as a teacher's aide, not teaching. I have been out of work for *2 years* during ... Read more

7DBC The Stop Doing List

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      8 comments

I've never had or heard of a "Stop Doing" list, but there is something to be said for it. By nature, I am a people pleaser, and I know I am not alone in this characteristic. But going full on "FU! I am doing what I want " isn't always thebest ... Read more

7DBG: Getting more of what you need

Sunday, January 06, 2013      9 comments

2. How can you do more of the things that give you energy and less of the things that deplete your energy? Hmm. This is a toughie. In the previous blog I identified the people around me as being both the source of energy and the greatest... Read more

7 day blog challenge: Energy

Saturday, January 05, 2013      9 comments

Leaping off of my SparkSister DogLady13's idea (she does a lovely intro) First Question: What has given you or depleted energy from you this year? One year ago I decided that the key for me finally losing the weight was to start tra... Read more

Will someone as verbose as me, be able to confine myself to one word answers?

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      9 comments

My guess is no.... Where is your cell phone? ummm Spouse? MacGuyver Your hair? there Your mother? retired! Your father? admirable Your favourite thing? musical theatre Your dream last night? black Favorite drink? tea What ro... Read more

Best memories from the holiday season

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      12 comments

The end is here. And boy am I thankful. While this year's holiday season seemed busier than normal I am extremely thankful for my blessings. My favorite two memories from this year: 1) Walking with my son on Christmas Eve, looking at al... Read more

Something. Every. Single. Day.

Sunday, December 30, 2012      18 comments

This is a "misery loves company" blog. I have been bad-bad-bad over the holidays. Christmas eve, started feeling sick. Took a walk with child. Ate Chinese. Please note, this is the last time you will see any mention of exercise. Ch... Read more

Are you a robin or a squirrel?

Thursday, December 13, 2012      16 comments

(Today's post inspired by the antics at my birdfeeder) A young robin and a baby squirrel were talking one day. "You know, my goal is to one day reach the top of that tall tree over there." "Really? That's my goal too" So the... Read more

Random Things I've Learned in the Past 38 Days

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      7 comments

(warning: this has got to be one of the most disorganized and random collection of thoughts I have ever put into written/blog form. My writing teacher would send it back, but I'm gonna push publish because I have other things to do.) Yeste... Read more

A Crate of Clementines

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      16 comments

Do you bring treats into the office? Do you want to do something nice for the staff at your Child's school? Would a thank you at the Doctor's be appropriate? Instead of slaving in the kitchen for some baked goods, (half of which *I* will ... Read more


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