We are officially in travel week for the Catamount Expeditions trip to the Bernese Alps, and as I look at all my packing items strewn on the floor (and check the shipping status of things I definitely ordered like, last week), I find myself contemplative- equal parts excited and solemn. For most, a week-long trip to … Continue reading The Significance of Switzerland
I am pretty much the worst. It's okay, I know. I keep saying, I'll get to a post about substitute teaching and guns and world peace and the secret of life, etc., and then I pretty much just disappear. In reading about how blogging is a successful source of income, two of the main points- keep … Continue reading Odds and Ends, Plus Teacher Appreciation Week
Alright, boys and girls. Touchy divorce/co-parenting post. This one, actually, has been on my mind more than the one I posted day before yesterday, but it just hasn't come together right. Hasn't been the time. However, after several recent conversations with prospective divorcees, new divorcees, or "shit's not getting any better, and it's awful" divorcees … Continue reading They Call Her Mommy, and, Yes, I Let It Happen
Happy Easter, heroes. I hope, for those of you who observe the day, that it was full of blessings, graces, and the best of all the things you love. As I plop myself down at my writing desk, I can look through the door, across the hall, and see the doorways into the rooms wherein … Continue reading Panning for Character Gold
Okay. Okay. Not my best showing with the updating of the weight and measurements. I'll come clean and admit right this second that, while sticking mostly to my prescribed diet and daily exercise intentions, I have finally come to terms with the fact that I am not as disciplined as I like to believe. Or … Continue reading Why I No Longer Have Beef with Valentine’s Day
So, let's be real- I've fallen way off my proposed fitness track in the new year. For some reason, that cracks me up because I made my resolution coming into December and still fell off with the New Year's crowd. I become more ironic the harder I try not to be ironic. At any rate, within … Continue reading A Dollar for Every Time I’ve Been Wrong About Myself
So. No weight loss or fitness update this week or next. I thoroughly enjoyed Christmas- one of the best I've had in a quite a while, actually- and I have no interest in worrying about the damage until I've had enough time to detox my body. Not with teas and herbs and things. Just with … Continue reading It’s Time to Begin, Isn’t It?