I'm more excited than usual for President's Day this year. Normally, it would be another holiday with a few interesting sales and maybe some cool history-related events. This year it's special to me because I will be starting my new job. I'm... Read more
For Christmas, I wanted to treat myself to a new gym bag. However, there's nothing quite like achieving a goal to make me really appreciate something... Read more
One of my goals for this year was to learn something new. I like learning, I think it's a great way to add enjoyment to your life.
This year, I le... Read more
It's funny how some New Year's goals are easier to fit in for me and some of them aren't. And it's not the ones I would expect.
I'm making good progress on my goal to run a 10k. I'm on week 3 of the couch210k program. I'm proud of myself for ... Read more
I love snow. I think it's because I have such fun memories of it from childhood. Snow meant days off from school and was fun to play in. It could also mean chopping wood and power outages, but it was nice to spend time with family.
We had s... Read more
It's great to have a New Year, where everything is possible. Here are a few of my goals for this year.
1. Get a great new job.
Hopefully, this will happen soon. I have a big interview coming up, and I plan on applying to some more positi... Read more
This year I decided to build a gingerbread house with three family. Last year I purchased 2 prefab kits, but both had broken pieces. Fortunately, part of one was usable enough to make a small house (it was supposed to be a village). It was ... Read more
I have a confession to make. I'm actually enjoying the hopefully small break between jobs. It helps that there are so many holiday activities. This ... Read more
Thanksgiving was one of my favorite holidays growing up. For various reasons, it was the one holiday, other than July 4th, that we would spend with our extended family. There was always so much excitement and so much food. I love turkey an... Read more
This will be the last week of work for a lot of my coworkers. I get to stay an extra week to finish closing down some of the IT stuff. The mood in the office is not great, even though it's a relief to finally know what's going on.
With the s... Read more
I've been thinking about the zen parable where a traveler is accosted on the road by a tiger. He runs away, as one does, but ends up hanging off a cliff face. The only thing keeping him from a fall to his death is a vine that he clings to de... Read more
This past weekend, my husband and I took the kids to a corn maze. It's one of those places with hay rides, bouncy castles, carnival games, and slides made out of old farm equipment. You know, just like olden-times. The kids played at full... Read more
I started dieting at a very young age. Before middle school even. I would wake up at 6am to do the televised aerobics programs. At lunch, I would often skip eating and just have skim milk. I wasn't the only one. It was just what you were e... Read more
In the innocence of my youth and even now, I've fallen victim to the idea that if I'm eating salad then all is well nutritionally. I used to feel pretty good ordering my gourmet salads. It was a total mystery why I wasn't able to lose weight.... Read more
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October is the beginning of what is usually weight gain season for me. It starts with the Halloween candy that I buy "in case kids show up". Add to that the costume parties, and pumpkin ice cream. Soon afterwards comes Thanksgiving and the all ... Read more