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The Flip Side of Summer Camp
Monday, June 19, 2017      2 comments

Well, this is interesting. This morning, I saw my 14-year old off to a week long church youth camp. I wish that I could say that I'd miraculously found the money to pay for it myself, but in truth, some kind soul offered a scholarship that ... Read more
About the Nature of Depression
Sunday, June 18, 2017      1 comments

Yeah, I guess it's time for another disclaimer: Depression is a sensitive topic and this is just my take on it. I'm not setting out to hurt anyone's feelings, but the following is about my own personal understanding and struggle with the subject... Read more
More Random Thought Nuggets
Friday, June 09, 2017      3 comments

Good shoes are important to working out. So, too, is underwear that fits. No one wants to walk for miles with a wedgie. It's shedding season. Therefore, no matter how much I sweep, it frequently looks like it's snowing at my place. A lint r... Read more
A Fat Chick's Take on Body Positivity
Thursday, June 08, 2017      9 comments

Just a warning: if you're a very sensitive type of person, you will probably want to skip reading this post. Believe it or not, the word fat doesn't embarrass me, not like it used to, anyway. I can appreciate the body positivity moveme... Read more
My Bad.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      3 comments

Sorry for my silence the past few days. First life got hectic, and then I got sick. Then the day after I was stuck in bed all day with a sore throat, runny nose, etc., I tried to give myself heat stroke by going for a 4-mile walk in near 90 degr... Read more
A Cat in the Crockpot, and Red Lipstick in the Bag
Thursday, June 01, 2017      1 comments

I don't have anything terribly insightful today. I actually feel more like sharing a series of vignettes from my life. Like this: I think I offend... Read more
I'm Not Exactly Alice, But...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      0 comments

... I did fall down a hole today. Not a rabbit hole, but a hole. And sure, it wasn't that deep compared to hers, but it startled the living daylights out of me. I saw no White Rabbit, but my daughter and I ran into this guy: ... Read more
Flavors of Pride
Monday, May 29, 2017      2 comments

Maybe this is a lesson I should have learned before now from SparkPeople, but trying to take care of everything myself -by myself- just isn't going to work all of the time. My dad offered to help me with my finances this month if things got too ... Read more
When Will I Ever Learn?
Sunday, May 28, 2017      1 comments

This weekend sucked, and it isn't even over yet. Ok, there. Negativity dump complete. Still, things were frustrating. And stressful. As I'm currently looking for a decent job, I've had to fill in the financial gap with babysitting jobs. Th... Read more
Two Are Better Than One
Thursday, May 25, 2017      0 comments

In the interest of full disclosure, I will readily admit that I totally borked my calories today. I had under 300 (though even at this late hour, I'm about to mow down some pasta and some healthy sauce) calories because I got caught away from ho... Read more
In An Odd Mood
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      6 comments

So I did something today that I haven't done in months. I put on some makeup. And I'm going to get a little gross (to some people, anyway) for a moment and admit something that I did a couple of days ago that wasn't normal for me, either. I shav... Read more
Behold the Human Sponge!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      4 comments

I am wet! So get this: I woke up this morning with the beginnings of a sore throat. Ugh, right? I even took an epic nap earlier to try and nip that garbage right in the bud. The last thing I wanted to do was, well, anything. I have this juv... Read more
If You're Like Me, Don't Say "I Can Do It."
Monday, May 22, 2017      2 comments

Now, before you chew me out for being a negative Nelly, hear me out. The words "I can do it" really haven't helped me out much in my life. I find th... Read more
...Just... Why?
Sunday, May 21, 2017      6 comments

My stress levels are through the roof today. In fact, this would be the perfect time to go out for another long walk, but God decided to giggle at Texas today and dump a crap ton of water on it. Well, this part of Texas, anyway. Lightning, too. ... Read more
New Body, New Brain
Saturday, May 20, 2017      2 comments

"He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. 'It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door," he used to say. "You step into the R... Read more

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