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Of Progress & Goals (A&I July BSG: Week 1)

Saturday, July 06, 2013      11 comments

You know what ďtheyĒ say, right? ďFall six times. Stand up seven.Ē Or something like that. Anyway, thatís what the end of June was for me. After a hiatus of a bit over a year -- a year spent settling into a new house, enduring more stress than n... Read more

Of Changing the Fight

Thursday, June 27, 2013      4 comments

This is an incredibly difficult blog for me to write because it involves admitting one thing I've denied for years: something just isn't right with my son. Please don't misunderstand me. LittleDude is a happy, energetic, incredibly smart 4-... Read more

Of The Day I Would Have Given Up

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      5 comments

Today, the old me would have given up. She would have decided that three hours of interrupted sleep provided exactly enough energy for a raid of her 4-year-old's reward candy stash and marathon of her latest Netflix addiction. Today, the ol... Read more

Of My April Goals & Getting Back to Basics (A&I Challenge: Look Here)

Sunday, April 01, 2012      11 comments

When someone asked me how this month is shaping up, my first instinct was to say, ďCrazy!Ē But it seems like that answer is getting a bit redundant. Every month is crazy. In September, my husband came home from a deployment. We spent most of Oct... Read more

Of Putting My Nose Back to the Grindstone

Sunday, April 01, 2012      3 comments

Iím back! (Donít have a heart attack or anything.) I canít believe my last blog post was at the end of August. I really canít believe I gave into emotional eating BIG-TIME over these past six months and GAINED ten pounds. But it is what it ... Read more

Of Failure

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      8 comments

Well, here I am. The day I said Iíd be 50 pounds lighter than I was at the beginning of this journey. And guess what. Iím not. In fact, Iím a whole one tenth of a pound lighter. So instead of counting down the days until my husband comes home b... Read more

Of Balance, Big-Girl Panties, & a Budget

Friday, April 08, 2011      15 comments

Iíve written this blog more times than I can count this week, each time with a different approach. After all, the word ďbalanceĒ has been at the forefront of my mind in various forms this week, but being reliant on a soldierís paycheck, nothing ... Read more

Of the Biebs & My Spark

Sunday, March 20, 2011      15 comments

Yesterday was Lulu & Sissy Day, meaning it was the day during my visit home that I devote to my six-year-old little cousin (who calls me Sissy because my parents have practically raised her). On Lulu & Sissy Day, Lulu gets to call the shots (wit... Read more

Of Cher & 3 Words to Describe My Spark Journey (So Far)

Saturday, March 05, 2011      21 comments

I confess. I am a closet Cher fan. Iíve met quite a few famous people over the years (thanks to work, friends, the Army, and sheer luck), but Iíve never met Cher, and sheís probably one of the few celebrities who could make me gush (Dolly Parton... Read more

Of Gratitude for Horrid Undergarments

Saturday, February 26, 2011      6 comments

I apologize for the length of this blog. I know itís incredibly long, but I hope you all will read it anyway. It all started when I grabbed the wrong undergarments from my drawer. You see, I have these undergarments that I avoid unless ... Read more

Of the Importance of Family Heritage

Saturday, January 01, 2011      2 comments

Earlier this evening, I bought a piece of my sonís heritage that I never knew existed: a childrenís book written by his great-grandmother (my husbandís grandma) and published in 1961. Various sellers on amazon.com were offering 7 copies of it in... Read more

Of Resolutions for 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010      3 comments

Iím not usually a huge fan of New Year Resolutions. After all, I tend to jump right in and do something once I decide it really needs doing (which should not be confused with me merely saying repeatedly that I should do something), so in my worl... Read more

Of October's Progress and November's Goals

Monday, November 01, 2010      3 comments

Happy November, everyone! And to all you writers out there, Happy NaNoWriMo! Iím short on time today, so Iíll cut to the chase. October progress... 1. Drink 248 ounces of water. -- I got my water in every day this month! Verdict: Win ... Read more

Of Meltdowns and Realizations

Sunday, October 03, 2010      8 comments

Today was not a good day. It started bad, got better, and went a little downhill. But the good news is that Iím working through it. When I woke up this morning, I was in a funk. I donít know why. I was feeling tired and fuzzy and was missin... Read more

Of Drunken Disco Singers & Getting Into the Groove

Saturday, October 02, 2010      2 comments

This morning had an odd start. First, putting Toby in his pack-n-play last night was a good move. I think heís been dealing with way too much lately, and he just couldnít sleep. Normally, he adjusts very quickly when we travel -- especially when... Read more


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