Good morning! I hope you’ve had a good week. I admit, this week was challenging for me. Between feeling sad about losing Jasper, some issues at work, the continuing pandemic, and the upcoming election, I’ve been feeling stressed. I’ve been telling myself for years that I need to start meditating to calm my mind, but… Continue reading Unstress
Derecho: a line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that moves across a great distance and is characterized by damaging winds. Last Monday, August 10, we had this derecho storm, with hurricane-like winds, tear through our state. Forecasters warned us earlier that we would have some severe weather, but I don’t think… Continue reading Derecho 2020
Disclaimer: My husband and I have been lucky enough to continue to have jobs throughout this pandemic. I’ve been able to work remotely at home. Our kids are grown, so we don’t have the stress of balancing work and taking care of kids. It’s just the two of us and our two dogs. We have… Continue reading Returning back to “normal”
I’ve been absent for a bit. I haven’t been inspired to write anything, and nothing exciting is going on. I don’t want to bore people with my normal routine of work, exercise, and what I’m eating. This morning, however, I saw this clip of Ricky Gervais on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and it… Continue reading I love food….and wine.
I recently started doing yoga in the mornings. I’ve tried yoga in the past, but I didn’t like it. I found most of the moves difficult to do and it just wasn’t something I was excited about doing. Last week I was digging through some of my old workout DVDs, trying to find a short… Continue reading Yoga….namaste.
It’s been a bit stressful for me at work lately. Grant proposal deadlines loom and so things are always crazy around this time. I’m also taking on more work responsibilities and possibly a promotion and I have mixed feelings about it. Excitement, anxiety, a little fear – am I ready for it? Anyway, after spending… Continue reading Self-medicating ourselves with bad habits
Sometimes I wonder why I love running so much. Yes, it’s helped me lose weight and get in shape. There are other ways to stay in shape, though. After a bad day, a run helps me relax and unwind. But a glass of wine or bubble bath does the same thing. I’ve set running goals… Continue reading The Reminder Run
Today has just been one of those days at work. I feel like a Zen hamster who is staring at all of of these other hamsters running franticly in their wheels. I just want to tell them to stop and breathe, but they’re looking at me like, “Dude, what are you doing? You need to… Continue reading Random thoughts.
My daughter’s graduation ceremony and party is in 9 days. 9 days….I hyperventilate a little bit every time I think about it. I love to plan parties and love having parties, but I’m a complete wreck until the party actually starts. I want everything to be perfect. I want all of the guests to walk… Continue reading Staying on track when your life is complete chaos!