I Get You

The girl drama has begun already with DD. <sigh> We were supposed to go to a birthday party, but there was a freak out. I don’t feel like blogging about the whole story. So DH got home and was surprised we were there. Continue reading

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What I Deserve

I posted this image months ago and recently discussed it with a friend.

--wise-sayings-quotes-love

My interpretation of the image was that you need to love me most when I’m not ‘lovable’ in the traditional sense (so, when I’m moody & irritable, sad, insecure, grumpy, whatever.)

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A Wagon Analogy

I wrote the below in late April. Not sure why I never posted it, but here it is today.

I wasn’t eating well prior to New Years. Somehow, I managed to pull it together and did very well. Until about mid March. I don’t know what it was. A combo of winter not ending here in Maryland (it’s STILL cold! unbelievable.) Easter candy on the shelves. I don’t know.

But I’ve been awful for darn near 6 weeks now. Continue reading

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Arnie’s Compassion

I love Arnold Schwarzenegger. I read his Modern Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding years ago when I was into bodybuilding. The nutrition advice included drinking milk, whereas even when I did bodybuilding over 15 years ago, dairy was out. But the stories of his life are fascinating. And who doesn’t love many of his movies?!?

I saw this today on Reddit: Continue reading

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Living with Anxiety

I recently read this post by The Bloggess, Continue reading

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Foreign Languages

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned repeatedly, my neighborhood is filled with young kids. It’s like my kids have extra brothers & sisters, and I absolutely love it.

Quite a few of the families are immigrants and speak a language besides English at home, including one of DD’s friends. I find DD’s friend to be a really delightful girl, well-mannered and sweet. Continue reading

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Braids & Mom Chats

Took DD to a birthday party at a trampoline park this afternoon. Chatting with a fellow  Mom whose DD is the same age, and has very long hair, braids came up. She is learning to do a “Dutch” braid, which to me is an ‘inside-out’ French braid. Continue reading

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