Noom Diet Day 3

Death Eating:  "Death eating takes place in the novels of J.K. Rowling and it's usually done by Death Eaters."

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Stupid Like a Fox: Plain Stupid or Playing Stupid?

This is how grouchy old grandmas are born... eventually we get sick of being disappointed in the world. 


The book centers on how messages from the media as well as the health care "industry" (because it is one) are abusive to our culture.

It’s About Time

The past two months have been overwhelming.  My home was displaced, my sons and I were constantly sick, there were several snow storms, my car broke down, and then I finally found a new home about a month ago. I decided to be kind to myself and not demand too much time on anything outside... Continue Reading →

Podcasts over which I Obsess Pt. 1: Risk! True Tales Boldly Told

If you are a fan of thrilling true stories that contain such sound clips as "and now I'm running down this mountain, with this piss all over my leg,  and all I can think is that I never thought a Tinder date would turn out like this" from the story Mountain Cry by Sammy Sponenburg, then I highly recommend checking out Risk! today (or most likely tonight, after the kids have gone to bed). 

Just Keep Swimming

I resolve to be like Dory from "Finding Nemo" and JUST KEEP SWIMMING. I have two beautiful homes to stay in temporarily, and for that I'm so grateful. I can't help feeling bad for my boys because I know they can't fully relax yet. Today my 5 year old said he was nervous about saying... Continue Reading →

The Unintended Alpha Woman

For most of my adult life, I never saw myself as an Alpha female. I shrunk with shyness and passivity to the more overpowering people I was spending my time with; my mother, my (now ex) husband, and some of my friends and bosses. Even though I was working very hard with clear goals that... Continue Reading →

Little Teaching Miracles…

After I shared my anxiety about having a "B" Day yesterday, today turned out to be not too terrible. Sometimes I set myself up like that:  I think that the day will be awful and I brace myself for the possibility of needing an Ativan by 8:30am, and then things change significantly. Maybe the trick... Continue Reading →

Teacher’s Sob Story/Rant

Omg my feet hurt. I have been wearing orthotic shoe inserts for the past few weeks, and my feet feel good during the day, but oh my how they hurt tonight. They are throbbing. Today was one of the coldest days so far this school year. It makes everyone grumpy and tired. All of the... Continue Reading →

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