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A private celebration
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

It's a little past midnight and it is officially our oldest kid's birthday. I'm exercising restraint by sending him only one text. And I'm sitting here on the sofa celebrating these years of motherhood. The smartest thing I have done is s... Read more
A small easy
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      5 comments

It feels like a very long time since I had a day in which I didn't have to struggle to stay within my calorie range. Today was the first in a long while that I made it near the low end of my range rather than barely squeaking within the high li... Read more
Caught up on sleep but not much else
Monday, August 31, 2015      4 comments

I had a lazy, lazy weekend. We spent the first part with our oldest, and the rest getting house chores done, cooking, and sleeping. I slept in both weekend mornings - what a treat! But all this laziness and relaxation comes at a price. ... Read more
Time warp
Sunday, August 30, 2015      4 comments

Last night, I peppered the kid with questions about his first week of school, as we sat in the dusk waiting fruitlessly for fish to nibble on the fake rubber bait on our lines. He told me about his classes, with scary names, about his volunteer... Read more
Sweet failure
Saturday, August 29, 2015      5 comments

The family and I spent the evening getting nothing done. We packed the car with all our fishing gear, picked up the younger after soccer and fed her a rushed dinner, then picked up the older from college, and raced to the bait shop - which was ... Read more
Respite
Friday, August 28, 2015      2 comments

The kid and I have been counting down to the weekend - we are both so tired! Her days are actually worse than mine; she starts school at 8 am and isn't done with her homework until midnight, with two hours of soccer in the middle. And I ha... Read more
Don't panic
Thursday, August 27, 2015      4 comments

My work chores are piling up with no end in sight, and I am tired by the end of work, dinner, soccer, etc. every day. I have no idea how single parents do this. My hat is off to those who can juggle this craziness on their own! The weeken... Read more
My clock isn't working
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

It's only been two days of school for the kid, but a pattern is emerging: her soccer ends at 6 pm, then shower and dinner and homework, which is done by midnight. She's taking two college level courses this year and there is already a ridiculo... Read more
Tracker as enabler
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      4 comments

As I weighed out my food for tomorrow's lunch tonight, I couldn't help thinking about whether or not the tracking is actually helping. My meals are very reasonable - I am keeping them nutritious and yet still satisfying. After half a year of r... Read more
Burning at both ends
Monday, August 24, 2015      4 comments

The proverbial candle, that is. For the burning, I mean. Because it occurred to me that the title I just typed might imply some great physical discomfort. Instead, I am just up late working, because I am a procrastinator, and have a hard dead... Read more
And we're off
Sunday, August 23, 2015      4 comments

The hub and I had been counting down to Saturday for weeks - the first game of the kid's high school season. She made varsity as a freshman last year, and this year is a starter. So today was the first game of the season, and a home game, and ... Read more
Dehydration
Saturday, August 22, 2015      4 comments

In my search for healthy crunchy things to snack on, I came across freeze-dried veggies and fruit. I ordered a variety of them a few days ago, and today my package arrived. In it were freeze-dried corn (yum), peas (odd), carrots (yuck), spinac... Read more
Tunnel vision
Friday, August 21, 2015      5 comments

I know there is no better alternative, but sometimes growing old kind of sucks Today I had my annual eye exam. My doctor tested my vision (unchanged), inner eye pressure (normal), and the inside of my eye after dilation - and found that my... Read more
Restless appetite
Thursday, August 20, 2015      6 comments

It is 3 am, I am awake, and part of me wants to go exploring in the kitchen to find something to stuff in my face. I'm not physically hungry. But I have so much floating around in my head, mostly work issues, that I woke up after a couple ... Read more
Charity begins at home
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      4 comments

We used to be a bit of an ice-cream family. The hub would have a bowl of his fave for dessert more often than not; one kid would smother the occasional brownie with her fave and the other would indulge on a hot day. Me? Well, I could stay awa... Read more

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