Riddle me this: How is it that on a week when I was far busier than usual I managed to get in more workouts instead of fewer?I worked out on Sunday and wasn't planning to do so again until Thursday. But then, a girlfriend and I had time to kill before meeting another friend for … Continue reading Achievement Unlocked: Exercise Level 2
Autumn is a new beginning. Not just because of the ingrained rhythm of the beginning of the school year, but also, the Jewish New Year and my birthday. Everything starts fresh in autumn. Plus, autumn brings cooler temperatures and clothing styles I am more comfortable in. Nothing puts me in a good mood quite like … Continue reading Glad To Live in a World with Octobers
It's counterintuitive to be afraid of being in a good mood. I know for other people, being in a good mood is just a normal thing. For me, it comes so rarely that it causes anxiety. I know that it is a fleeting thing. I don't know how long it is going to last. Inevitably, … Continue reading Anxious Happiness: How Long Will It Last?
It will surprise absolutely zero of you when I say I have a bit of an obsessive personality. There is always something my brain is fixated on. Now that dating has been removed from the mix, I've noticed a few other things have moved from the back burner up into the front. While I don't … Continue reading Eyebrow Obsessions
This week is going to be busy. And I'm not stressed about that. In fact, I'm thrilled. It is the last week before my boss returns from a month-long vacation. There is a ton that I want to have finished before his return. I know I will conquer it. I have plans every night this … Continue reading Busy but Good
Today I traveled from Chamonix to Paris. This is my final destination. After today there are only two days left before I head home. This hurts my soul. I mean, there definitely are things I miss. My cats and my washer/dryer rank pretty high on that list right now. But I'm not at all stoked … Continue reading Day 19: Annecy
I dreamed a dream of Chamonix. I slacked on cooking this week in a big way. I made egg roll bowls once and ate leftovers for a few meals, but bought a few lunches, too. However, I had a couple of friends over for dinner one night and wanted to make something a little different … Continue reading Weekly Recipe Round-Up: Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
I'll preface this by saying Plum Dating is in no way compensating me for signing up for the Plum Dating app or writing this review. Nobody at Plum Dating even knows I exist. I am simply a woman who has a lot of experience with dating apps and who was interested in the development and … Continue reading I tried the Plum Dating App. Here’s how it went.
When I rose out of bed I ditched my lightweight summer nightgown and threw on a favorite pair of fleece pajamas. There is a cozy blanket on me, too. It's delightful. It's also not at all what I should be doing.
It's now been a couple of weeks since I made the decision to put attempts at dating on pause for a little while. At first, the decision felt terrific. It was strong and empowering to recognize things weren't working. Taking a step back to regroup seemed like a reasonable idea. It was just one date. … Continue reading Which Feels Worse: Dating or Not Dating?
I struggle with exercise in a huge way. If I manage to get into it at all, whatever habits I build don't last long. It seems whenever I find something I like, it loses its luster quickly. This has happened in the past with many different things. Cardio, strength training, various videos for both, various … Continue reading Why the hell did I go to an advanced level Zumba class?
This Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole is so good that I've made it two weeks in a row, and both times I wound up happily eating it for multiple meals in a row. I wished I had doubled the recipe both times. I almost did the second time, until I realized I hadn't bought enough bacon … Continue reading Bacon Buffalo Chicken Casserole Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)
I went up to Aiguille du Midi. I joked that it was the pinnacle of this whole adventure, but there was truth behind the jest. Those of you I've spoken with about this trip know I've been looking forward to Chamonix and Aiguille du Midi more than any other destination. It did not disappoint. I … Continue reading Day 18: L’Aiguille du Midi
When I look outside what is going on in my own little life, I don't see much to feel joy about. This makes writing this post even more useful than usual this week. If I didn't make an effort to find the joy, I doubt I'd be doing well right now. The Narcissist-in-Chief The week … Continue reading Friday Joy: 8/8/2019. Getting Stronger.
THANK YOU, all of you who commented on Facebook and messaged me about my tire pressure issue. Thank you for acknowledging that at the heart of it, my post was about anxiety. Thank you, also, for telling me that most tire stores will put air in tires for free. Just find a tire store, tell … Continue reading Relieved Pressure and Exercise Quandaries