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What a difference a job makes!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      20 comments

If you were to believe my DD�s Facebook page, she was distraught to be rejoining the workaday world. That was just posturing! She graduated from Vet Tech school last October, and hasn�t been able to land the job she wanted. She�s st... Read more
False pride
Friday, October 21, 2011      15 comments

On Sunday I will be running my second marathon. Last year's marathon was run with an IT band injury, and my time wasn't too bad in view of that, albeit quite slow nonetheless. This year, I've managed to train without an injury, but last Th... Read more
The superstitious me hesitates to post this...
Monday, September 26, 2011      24 comments

The stars must have been aligned Saturday morning at 3 am when I met my training group for our 23 mile run, just four weeks before the St. Louis marathon. 23 miles is the run when my IT band injury manifested last year, and so I approached this... Read more
I just had to share!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      31 comments

Earlier this summer I drove up to Wichita with my youngest. How she got to this point is a long story, and at times we despaired. But she never gave up. And she's fallen in love with zoos, although goats come a close second. ... Read more
Odds and ends
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      19 comments

If I wait until I have a blog in me, I won't get any of this out. Hood to Coast is in a month. I've been training, but feel that I'm not making progress. And yet, I have to be. I know I'm running longer distances during my short runs, in... Read more
Emotional eating and random thoughts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      15 comments

I’ve always read about emotional eating, sympathized with all of you who blogged about it, and thought I ‘got it’ but I have to admit that I probably didn’t really. I eat because I love food, usually good food. I don’t eat junk food, but cl... Read more
Hair today, gone tomorrow?
Thursday, June 02, 2011      15 comments

Just a quick rant about nothing important.... I have bad hair. Not terrible, but bad. It's fine, it's limp, and while I used to have a lot of it, in the last fifteen years or so, I've lost some of it. Actually, way too much of it, but I ... Read more
New shoes and first fall
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      16 comments

Yup, I really needed those new shoes. I got them a month ago, but needed to get the lift added to the left shoe, so some delay was involved. The shoe repair shop is nowhere near my house. So yesterday I headed out for my first run with th... Read more
Blue Bell Fun Run - 10K and then ice cream (video blog)
Sunday, April 10, 2011      20 comments

I'm the one coming up on the left, and then trying to get through the two runners in light green. I kept getting blocked so came around the outside. OK, within 2 minutes I was no longer feeling terrible - it was just the heat and the headw... Read more
Friday, April 08, 2011      8 comments

I decided earlier this week to start decluttering by taking an armful of papers with me to work every morning, going through them first thing in the morning, and tossing what I don't need in the shredder. As I went through papers Tuesday mo... Read more
OMG I'm blown away!
Friday, March 25, 2011      12 comments

I know, I haven't blogged in a coon's age. As soon as I thought that I realized I had no idea where that expression came from. So, first things first, here is what I found: "It actually refers to raccoons. The expression "in a coon's age"... Read more
Mutton bustin'
Thursday, March 03, 2011      11 comments

I've been here forty years, but sometimes Texas is still like a foreign country to me. Never more so than during rodeo season, and Houston boasts one of the biggest and best rodeos. I hadn't been in years, and then a friend unexpectedly got so... Read more
It's not the quantity, it's the quality!
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      8 comments

I've always known I had a weird metabolism. I think I was 16 the last time it was easy for me to lose any weight. For the last few months I haven't been weighing myself but have been relying on how my clothes felt. Well, for the last two ... Read more
Austin half-marathon: heat, humidity and hills!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      20 comments

After initially signing up to run the marathon (I signed up six months ago), I opted to scale back to avoid any further injuries, so I changed my registration to the half. Saturday morning, my friend and I headed out for the short 2 ½ hour ... Read more
Friday, February 18, 2011      11 comments

I’m a great one for routine. While I like variety and respond well to changes, like anyone else I tend to fall into familiar patterns. I eat the same breakfast every day of the work week – it’s easy, I can eat it at my desk, it satisfies me, a... Read more

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