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Spring anxiety
Thursday, April 14, 2016      4 comments

It took forever for spring to arrive - we still had snow on the ground only a few days ago. But it looks like our season has finally changed. The sunshine is a real treat. I'm glad to have put my huge puffy down coat back into hibernation. ... Read more
A taxing night
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      5 comments

It's midnight and I have been procrastinating all night. I told myself I had to start working on taxes tonight and have I started yet? Of course not. It's just such a big chore. I have to complete 8 tax returns: 4 for the hub and me, and 4 ... Read more
Wee hours brooding
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      5 comments

I hate growing old. Not because of the graying hair - I've gotten used to that. Or even the droopiness and wrinkles, or as I like to tell the hub: sedimentation and erosion. I've gotten used to those as well. No, what I hate about growi... Read more
Stop poking me
Monday, April 11, 2016      3 comments

We are big on "words of wisdom" around here. At work birthday celebrations, the birthday person is asked to share some words of wisdom. At home, the hub and I each have our favorite words of wisdom that we aim at the kids repeatedly. The hub'... Read more
Don't panic
Sunday, April 10, 2016      2 comments

It is nearly the end of the weekend and I still have a stack of chores to do. I *still* haven't done our taxes - that's just going to have to wait until tomorrow night. I *hope* I'll find a few hours to take care of them then. I have a long l... Read more
Yolo
Saturday, April 09, 2016      8 comments

The kids taught me about "Yolo" - you only live once. And last night I did something seriously yolo. The hub and I were at a work dinner. We were asked to help wine and dine a job applicant who is highly competitive - he has other job o... Read more
Reality check
Friday, April 08, 2016      5 comments

I had such a sad but inspiring chat with a work colleague yesterday. He's a smart, kind, good man who I've been working with on a project, on and off, for a few years. He confided in me that he'd been diagnosed several years ago with a slowly ... Read more
Sloshing again
Thursday, April 07, 2016      4 comments

A heads up: this might be a bit TMI. During our week-long college tour with the kid, we spent a lot of time sitting in big rooms for info sessions and a lot of time walking through campuses whose buildings we often didn't have access to. ... Read more
Accidental success
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      5 comments

Looks like I'm making it through day 2 without nighttime snacking. It helped a lot that I was so tired that I passed out on the sofa after dinner, and didn't wake up until 3 hours later. I've had a couple of very late nights trying to catch up... Read more
The wisdom of youth
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      4 comments

It's approaching 2 am, and about an hour ago I tucked the kid into bed. She's 16, an inch taller than I am, and is more savvy than I am willing to acknowledge. But she still wants to be tucked in by her mom every night. And I've been sitt... Read more
Here I go again
Monday, April 04, 2016      3 comments

Re-starting my count of no-night-time-snacking. Day 1, although it is early in the evening. Being away from work for a week meant there was a pile of chores waiting for me this morning. I am going to be up late trying to catch up. I'm go... Read more
Are you kidding me?
Sunday, April 03, 2016      4 comments

We have snow on the ground. It snowed lightly all day, and there is snow on the ground. Really? Not to complain too much, but it is April and I'm quite ready for spring, if you please!... Read more
Back to basics
Saturday, April 02, 2016      5 comments

Well, the 5th and last load of laundry is in the washer - our first night home from the kid's college tour is full of chores! I didn't always manage to eat healthy during our week of traveling. But I did meet some very good salads that I... Read more
Home stretch
Friday, April 01, 2016      3 comments

We visited 2 campuses our last day of the soccer kid's first college tour, and this week was definitely more than enough. The last campus, the kid knew by the end of the info session that it was a poor match for her, so we blew off the tour and... Read more
Priorities
Thursday, March 31, 2016      2 comments

If it's Thursday, we must be in Philly. This week-long college tour with the soccer kid is almost over. Today we toured both Drexel and Penn, and after two info sessions and two tours, our dogs were barking. I would not have predicted it, but... Read more

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