Eight Years #ParentLife

Eight years ago, something special happened. My daughter was born. It’s a bit of a shock to think about it. I mean, EIGHT YEARS. How can time fly by so darn quickly? One moment, I’m cradling an infant and next I’ve got a girl who is at the right height to act as an armrest…

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Missing Friends #Life

Nearly fifteen years ago, my boyfriend as of no more than a month informed me we were going out to lunch. In fact, we were leaving right then and there, and we had to hurry because they were waiting for us. I was all sorts of confused, but shrugged, hopped in the car, and rode…

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Mid-Year Progress Check

Can you believe June is almost over? My husband and I celebrated our 12th anniversary on Sunday. We were lucky enough that my sis-in-law was willing to watch the kids for us after she got off work, because we completely forgot to plan anything. I’d even forgotten about our anniversary until my daughter asked me…

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Sew What Do You Think?

If you know me, you might know I’m an indulgent creative who dabbles in the occasional sewing project and costume design. I also have a long history of dying my hair bright colors (currently it’s more on the “salmon” side of blood orange). Apparently, my daughter inherited said traits because when it came to a…

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Celebrate Another Year

I turned 36 on Saturday. It was a good day. I ate food. A lot of food. It’s amazing how many places will give a free meal if you sign up with their birthday clubs. Some, you don’t have to sign up, you just need to show up on your birthday and show them your…

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Challenge Complete

The Colonel’s Challenge ended last week. It took me scrambling to get in some aerobic and high intensity work out there at the end, but I did it. There are actually four areas to the Colonel’s challenge, which includes losing 5% of your body weight, but I didn’t make it there. I lost 4 lbs…

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Brace Yourself

I mentioned my plans to design a wrist brace to support my daily activity. Originally, I was going to go with a similar style as the decorative sleeve I made a while back. It’s simple, easy, and doesn’t take a lot of material. The only issue I have with it is that it’s like a…

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Past Halfway

I’ve reached a magical moment in my life. I’m past the halfway mark. No, no, it’s not my birthday, and I’m not planning on dying at age 70. But I’ve managed to pass some milestones and wanted to share. At the beginning of the year, I started the 10-week long Colonel’s Challenge at work. That…

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It Has To Hurt #IWSG

If you saw last week’s post, you probably read about my wrist issues. I got the results of the MRI! There’s no cyst. In fact, the doctor doesn’t know what’s wrong with me, and can’t see anything in the scan or x-rays that he can fix or even address. (Thus is the life at the…

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