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
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
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 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)
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
No new posts yesterday or the day before. There wasn't one this morning, either. But, tonight, I write. Because I didn't buy groceries today. Why didn't I buy groceries today? I didn't buy groceries because I pulled into the parking lot, parked my car, and couldn't make myself get out of the car and go … Continue reading Why didn’t I buy groceries today?
It's Friday, which means it's time to take stock of this past week and think about the good things the week brought. It's a feel-good exercise to help me enter the weekend with positive intentions. So, here's my "joyful things" list for this week. Feel free to post yours in the comments below. Lack of … Continue reading Friday Joy: 8/2/19
In a dream last night, I was chatting with an acquaintance and she asked me to bring a specific wine when I came for dinner that night, and said a few things about the elaborate dishes she was planning. I hadn't expected to have dinner with her that night and had other plans. I didn't … Continue reading Dream guilt
It appears this was the week I decided to use my oven again. My oven is used so infrequently that I've considered simply getting rid of it, in favor of more storage and counter space. There was an episode of Sex and the City where Samantha told everyone she used her oven for storing sweaters. … Continue reading Weekly Recipe Round-Up: Holy Crap, My Oven Works?
You've heard of speed reading? This is going to be speed writing. I overslept and then realized I hadn't set up a post to be published today, so I'm giving myself ten minutes to get one out. It's now 6:50 AM. I'm going to hit publish at 7 AM. Assume there are going to be … Continue reading Friday Joy: 7/26/19
Remembered feelings often don't match the realities written in the moment. Journaling holds one accountable, forces them to see what happened at any given time with greater clarity than could otherwise be achieved.
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