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Holding Your Mouth Right
Friday, March 15, 2019      11 comments

In the annals of folksy, old-fashioned slang, right between calling someone a "good egg" and saying you'll be back "in a jiffy," there lies the delightful phrase, "hold your mouth right." It's something oldsters (myself included) say when someth... Read more
Daycare Drama and Making It Work
Friday, February 15, 2019      11 comments

When I was looking at daycares, I wanted one that closes at 6. I get off work at 4 everyday, but I wanted the time to go to the gym, run an errand, or just sit somewhere quietly, like at the library or the Burger King. I first started going... Read more
Tuesday, January 29, 2019      12 comments

I have been sitting on three blogs in my head for kind of awhile. I finally decided yesterday to sit down and start pounding them out, if for no other reason than to get them out of my head, into the universe, and then I can spend another six mo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Some Thoughts On Mindfulness
Monday, January 28, 2019      22 comments

One thing I've noticed since I've had a baby is how my perspective of my own childhood has changed. Not in the overall sense, but I seem to recollect memories that I hadn't thought about in a lot of years. Oddly, it's not like my baby is of an a... Read more
When Beginnings Feel Like Endings
Sunday, July 29, 2018      12 comments

Today is the fifth anniversary of Sammy's death. Here is the blog I wrote about his passing five years ago: https://www.sparkpeople.
individual.asp?blog_id=5442240 ‚ÄčIt's relevant in kind of ... Read more
Monday, April 16, 2018      26 comments

Well, my induction did not happen. This guy had other ideas. My water broke on Wednesday night, and I rushed to the hospital. I was in labor all night Wednesday and all day Thursday, and after about 22 hours, my doctor said that my kiddo wasn't ... Read more
I QUIT! I'm Giving Up On My Resolution!
Thursday, January 11, 2018      16 comments

It wasn't really a Spark-worthy resolution. I'm still eating healthy and exercising and following that plan, since it wasn't really a New Year's Resolution--I'm doing more or less what I've been doing since I found out I was pregnant, but maybe ... Read more
Major Changes
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      20 comments

"There are gonna be some major changes around here. Major changes." "Major Changes." The Middle, created by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, performance by Patricia Heaton, season 3, episode 3, Warner Brothers, 2011. In that episode, Fran... Read more
Fatigue Intrigue
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      18 comments

I have been an absolute mess lately. Most days, I can't think, I can't function, I feel like I'm sleeping awake. I can't read or write often, and I am useless at work. There are days when any email response longer than a "Thanks!" takes a Hercul... Read more
No Autographs, Please...Well, Okay, Maybe Just a Few!
Monday, May 29, 2017      23 comments

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Too Short...
Thursday, March 02, 2017      22 comments

Today, I hit an almost-milestone. If I were as tall as my driver's license says I am, I'd be a normal BMI! Since the DMV doesn't do decimals, I'm actually half an inch shorter, so I have to wait another 2 pounds to actually hit this milesto... Read more
Did We Do the Right Thing?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      18 comments

We got some very bad news today. My husband's stepfather passed away this morning. It was very sudden--he was playing soccer with his kids on Sunday. I came home to help my husband make arrangements to get down to Peru, board the dog and al... Read more
My 10-Year Sparkversary: The Ballad of BEATLETOT
Monday, February 06, 2017      14 comments

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A Decade on SparkPeople
Monday, February 06, 2017      18 comments

emoticon So I guess today is my ten-year Sparkversary! ... Read more
Sunday, December 11, 2016      16 comments

So after I posted my blog yesterday, I decided I had to go back and get a different car. My husband was trying to be nice, so he agreed to do all the talking. We arrived and the salesman we worked with yesterday was outside. He was surprised to ... Read more

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