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Getting back on track
Monday, February 29, 2016      5 comments

It's nearly March, and I'm finally slowly getting back on track in terms of food. It's been a long holiday feasting season, from Thanksgiving through the lunar new year! Today we were at a catered retirement party, which we treated as a la... Read more
The blues
Sunday, February 28, 2016      3 comments

Our kid has played for several soccer clubs since she was 7; she's been with the same club for the last 5 years. So even though she is out of commission until the end of the year, we went to watch her team play in the morning. The kid held it ... Read more
Serenity one mug at a time
Saturday, February 27, 2016      3 comments

It's nearly 1:30 am and I'm in the middle of chores. We have a busy weekend, so I'm getting a head start to free up time. It's the witching hour, when I usually start jonesing for munchies. I've just baked two dozen white chocolate chip b... Read more
The power of tea
Friday, February 26, 2016      8 comments

Breakfast is typically at 7:30; lunch at 11 because my breakfast is so light that I'm hungry by then, and dinner is usually at around 6. By the time midnight rolls around, I get the munchies really bad, and especially once I get the kid in bed,... Read more
Thursday, February 25, 2016      8 comments

Our high school kid had her first job interview today, for a full-time summer internship. When we picked her up afterward, she was practically glowing. She felt she did well, and spent the whole ride home reliving the questions and her answers... Read more
Borrowing the wisdom of others
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      5 comments

Tonight I am soothing myself with peach/mango herbal tea. We had an early dinner at 5 pm, and since then I've had only half a fresh mango as a snack. I've been fighting the urge to snack for the last couple of hours, and instead have been drin... Read more
Heat wave
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      3 comments

Last week we were down to about -10C and got nearly a foot of snow. The weekend warmed up to >15C and melted everything. And now we are dipping down about freezing again. So I dug out some warm weather clothes and ... they are really tigh... Read more
Ducks in a row
Monday, February 22, 2016      3 comments

The soccer kid has a queue of 5 medical appointments: pre-op, acl surgery, and post-op. So we're getting ready. The hub puts her through her knee strengthening exercises every day in preparation. I am a bit of a mess these days. Trying t... Read more
Levels of heck
Sunday, February 21, 2016      8 comments

The kid and I are bonding - this is the best spin I can put on the torture she is putting me through by making me watch "Vampire Diaries" on netflix. She's binge-watching this awful thing, which is basically a soap opera with a gang of vampires... Read more
This darned monkey on my back
Saturday, February 20, 2016      7 comments

Okay, back to the starting line. Last night I really went overboard with the late night snacking. So, trying to get back on track today. Evening snacking is one of the major issues which got me into health problems to begin with, and it's my ... Read more
Finally a plan
Friday, February 19, 2016      2 comments

Looks like we have a surgeon for the kid's ACL reconstruction. She has 2.5 weeks of therapy in preparation, then surgery and 1.5 weeks of recovery at home. Back to school, three weeks on crutches, and then more physiotherapy until hopefully sh... Read more
Aiming for discomfort
Thursday, February 18, 2016      4 comments

I'm a bundle of nerves, counting down the hours to our meeting with the surgeon for the soccer kid's ACL surgery. There's a part of me that just wants to stuff myself with something salty and crunchy; there's a part of my brain urging: just do... Read more
Grateful for smart people
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      7 comments

Our kid's orthopedics doctor is awesome. He's not particularly warm, and he's so efficient that he verges on curt, but today he is amazing, because he phoned the house at 7:17 am after he checked the MRI results to tell us that a) yes, the socc... Read more
Trying not to be a pest
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      5 comments

So the kid had the MRI on her knee Monday afternoon. And even though I am 95% confident that it will just confirm the orthopedics surgeon's initial diagnosis of an ACL tear, he did say there was a small possibility that he was wrong - although ... Read more
Revenge of the nerd
Monday, February 15, 2016      2 comments

Today on our way back from her MRI to confirm what is highly likely to be a torn ACL, the kid asked me: how does an MRI work? And because I am a nerd, I started explaining electron orbitals, atomic spins, magnetic dipoles, magnetic fields, res... Read more

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