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Quarantine
Thursday, April 02, 2020      6 comments

I've honestly been avoiding posting a blog. I don't really have words anymore for this year. I keep hoping to wake up tomorrow and find out I accidentally got character swapped for a boring NPC in an apocalypse game or movie or something. I... Read more
Where I have been
Wednesday, March 11, 2020      5 comments

I haven't posted in quite a while, not because the thought didn't occasionally strike me, but because I've been struggling against the same damned cold/flu/whatever I caught January 20th of this year. It started with a fever, lapsed into a week ... Read more
It's Not about the Mirror
Tuesday, February 11, 2020      3 comments

On MLK Day, I ended up with a fever - shivering and feeling that horrible start to a sore throat. It's damn near been a month since that day, and still, I wake up congested and absolutely dead tired, even though I've slept well. I'm not sure if ... Read more
The Groundhog Day Diet
Monday, February 03, 2020      7 comments

Happy Groundhog Day! For those outside of the US, you might wonder what the blankity blank I'm talking about. In short, it's a goofy little day when a town in Pennsylvania "consults" with a groundhog about how much winter is left. It's silly, it... Read more
Old Eating Habits - A Treat for Every Meal
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      2 comments

I felt the urge to write, but the topic was evading me - until I realized, you know what I haven't done since last year? Old Eating Habits! What a better topic to discuss in January, the time where you've made New Year's Resolutions and are rese... Read more
Overthrowing a Lifetime in a Week
Thursday, January 09, 2020      4 comments

I have an Apple Watch. The Watch in trying to encourage one in one's health goals gave me two goals for January: one was specialized for me and one was universal. The Universal one called "Ring in the New Year" was this: to get all three of your... Read more
Yet Another New Year's Post
Friday, January 03, 2020      3 comments

This time of year is always a bit of a weird one, I find. I love the holidays; Christmas is hands down my favorite holiday of the year. But the moment the packages are open, the meal eaten, the carols sung, the very next day after Christmas even... Read more
2020 - Vision of the Future
Thursday, January 02, 2020      2 comments

Welcome to 2020, where I'm already sick to death of the vision and Barbara Walters' jokes! Has it really been 20 years since we all freaked out that the world would collapse under Y2K?! Does that age me more than I already am? I have been s... Read more
The Best Holiday Treat
Friday, December 20, 2019      7 comments

Happy Friday before the holidays! (We've got Solstice, Hanukkah AND Christmas lined up boom-boom-boom this year!) The Christmas cards are out. The presents have been bought (not wrapped yet, but fortunately I am only buying for 4 people and... Read more
Introvert or Extrovert?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      3 comments

For the longest time (before my roommate when I lived alone), I considered myself an introvert. I read Susan Cain's "Quiet" and nodded in agreement at all the attributes of introverts: (Using Psychology Today's list) https://www.... Read more
Getting through the holiday season
Monday, December 16, 2019      7 comments

I've tried to write a new blog post at least once since December started. I honestly had no idea where to begin - do I want to talk about how I feel or what's going on or some generic topic? I still don't really know where this post will go... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving Indeed
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      1 comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and readers (and also non-American friends and readers, even though you may not celebrate)! On this holiday, with its supremely racist history and problematic elements, I find myself conflicted.... Read more
Holiday Treats and My Heart's Content
Monday, November 18, 2019      6 comments

The leaves are almost gone from all the trees. I got back from my recent work trip to Arizona (which had fantastic weather) to see bare limbs and cloudy skies. It's rather sad, in many ways, because the vibrant reds and yellows and oranges were ... Read more
"You Aren't Paying Attention"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      9 comments

It's been over a week since I last posted my thoughts and feelings in this space, to be read (or not) by random people whom I may never meet but who are brought together over one common thing - that drive to find out how to be healthier in a wor... Read more
I Am Not Plus-Sized Anymore (Duh) (Original MFP Posting 07/22/19)
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      10 comments

This past Friday, I met up with these ladies for a Craft Night at a friend's house. At one point in the conversation, weight and clothing came up - one of the other friends commiserated about finding a swimsuit that would fit her plus-sized body... Read more

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