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Protesting as Cardio
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      19 comments

I am so very sorry to have left you all hanging... my life has been turned upside down and I've been doing everything I can to hang on and enjoy the ride. If you've seen the news over the last 3 or 4 weeks you may have noticed that we hav... Read more
It's WARM out! (snow shoeing photos anyone?)
Saturday, February 05, 2011      14 comments

Sitting here at the Wool Exchange counting the minutes till we close. Now normally I linger here at the store, sometimes for hours, because I love just being here with all the wool and the varnished floors and the big windows. But not today be... Read more
Back in the saddle again!
Thursday, February 03, 2011      9 comments

Hey kids! I did it! I got back to all the good habits... I measured and recorded everything I ate. I ate 1,504 calories and put in 40 minutes of snowshoeing (plus walking to work and using the stairs, but I don't count that... them's bo... Read more
Happy Imbolc!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      11 comments

Happy Imbolc everyone! We have made it to winter’s half-way mark! No matter what the groundhog says, we have a mere six weeks until the first day of SPRING!!! Imbolc is traditionally a day of initiations, dedications, resolutions, and new... Read more
Listening to Silence
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      12 comments

Ahhhh, winter. So white, so clear, so quiet, so simple. Without birdsong and bugbuzz, every sound rings true and long. Without lilacs and grass and campfires and the rich loamy soil, every scent rides on the wind for miles. Even my calenda... Read more
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      13 comments

So in yesterday’s blog I mentioned finding a lump… enough of you contacted me privately about it I thought I would write a bit about it. Do you know those sexy hollows just above your collar bones? They are triangular on either side of yo... Read more
I am blessed by all of you.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      6 comments

Christmas carols and photo albums. Turning the heat up a degree or two and wrapping gifts with my cat. ::big exhale:: ::an all over relaxation shiver:: ::a great big smile:: Being consumed by the stress of filling everyone's exp... Read more
'tis the season
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      11 comments

La La La… just skipping along, good old optimistic me, enjoying the snow, buying gifts, decorating the tree, planning a trip to Michigan to see the grankids… and then ::bang:: I am over-wrought with stress. Light headed, tight chested, shi... Read more
Blizzards, snowshoes & chocolate
Friday, December 17, 2010      12 comments

Wow, it’s been a while! So sorry to be so off line for so long… blizzards, birthdays, a wedding anniversary, retail season at the little wool store, year-end database requests, and, and… oh yeah, Christmas is coming! We got nailed by a b... Read more
Time Optimism
Friday, December 03, 2010      11 comments

Do you ever watch yourself sabotage yourself? I have this calm, collected and oh so rational inner Maud who watches helplessly as I screw up. She sees me put the second, if not third, English muffin in the toaster. She watches me hit the frig... Read more
Feeling a little up-anchored...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      8 comments

Motivation... how can something so intoxicating, so addicting, so amazing, just seem to be just "not there" some days? Normally I love the burn. I love the focus. I love feeling strong. I love making grunting noises while lifting heav... Read more
Oh Canada - Part Trois: learning to ice skate
Tuesday, November 16, 2010      14 comments

If I am going, someday, to pass as La Canadienne, I'm going to have to acquire many new skills. Skill #1: ice skate. Up until yesterday I had never had skates on my feet. Man-of-my-dreams has been taking the girls skating, usually to the... Read more
Lines In the Mind...
Friday, November 12, 2010      13 comments

Hey Kids! To prepare for the Aldo Leopold Land Ethic Training this weekend I was sent 6 or 7 essays and a poem to read before arriving, all of which were great and I will send all of them onto you if you’d like. But one jumped out at me s... Read more
Four Things about me
Thursday, November 11, 2010      8 comments

...just because I'm a lemming and TKaySmiles did it! 4 Things In my Life Quiz~ Thursday, November 11, 2010 Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. Bartender 2. Database Architect & code monkey 3. Travel Insurance Underwriter ... Read more
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      25 comments

Yesterday, out of the blue, my office mate Kim let out a whoop, then started to giggle, then looked at me and said, “I hope you aren’t angry with me when you see this.” Who’s not going to jump over and look at her computer monitor after that? ... Read more

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