Hello again

I have been MIA - again. While I have been pretty busy - because we're all pretty busy - it's essentially a lame excuse. My focus of late has been on my better health, getting my big girl capris out of their twist and bitch-slapping myself back to reality. I'm doing fine. I'm not slacking.…

Blogging – from there to here

Last year I wrote and posted here frequently, nearly every day, sometimes more than once per day. These days, it seems like a Very Big Deal if I get something written and published once a month. One difference - I was blogging A LOT about my better health and exercise journey. Since that part of…

Parenting is hard

It's St. Patrick's day. In 1984, my oldest child was born. I remember checking into the hospital and the nurse saying I would be having a  St. Patrick's day baby and in honor of that, they would be tattooing a shamrock on the baby's butt. Whether my serious expression was primarily fear of this whole…

Competitive, compartive, or some other spirit

A few occurrences this week  have me thinking about competition. When it is healthy, when it is less so, when it becomes something destructive to our systems. I do not think of myself as especially competitive. If pressed, I feel more likely to fold like a house of cards and forfeit. Unless I am having…

Saturday addendum, Sunday continuation

This post is partly an addendum to yesterday's post (Gym discouragement? Not anymore). I do not do this often - usually my posts are like epic novels about nothing in particular in the blog worldview - but sometimes I am caught up in other stuff and forget something I want to remember later. So anyway ...…

Perfect

From Thursday night .... I'm not sure what has come over me today, but I am ridiculously cheerful. A strange day with jobs - at my part-time job much of the day, helping out another client at his office for a few hours, dealing with weird occurrences at both - yet I remain curiously unfazed…