Monthly Archive: September 2011

The Dream Me 12

The Dream Me

Autumn has rolled into Huntsville and I’m torn. We’ve got so much going this year, stuff I’ve been referencing as “Fall” that I’m supposed to be doing, and Fall is here and I don’t have the time to do it all and suddenly these cool, cloudy days are sending me into CRAZY PANIC ATTACKS. GIVE ME MY SUMMER BACK! I’m not READY yet…JEEBUS. I’ve taken some of your advice lately and been trying to turn nightly tea into a ritual. An anti-anxiety ritual that doesn’t involve eating 14 bowls of cereal or 12 peanut butter sandwiches. It’s kinda working, I...

I did it! I’m soaked! And it was kinda AWESOME! 5

I did it! I’m soaked! And it was kinda AWESOME!

Oops. Forgot that I was tinkering with the website ifttt and set up that my Facebook photos would publish to my blog. Yay! It worked! But, you know, this is the kind of entry to pops up and we don’t need THAT, now do we? But…since it’s here…this is a picture of me tonight after my 6-mile run in the rain. I’ve never run in the rain before and I was kinda dreading it. But you know what? It ended up being kinda awesome. Splashing in puddles and just being soaking wet…is actually a little liberating. Had it been a...

One Little Bit Of Mommy Guilt Conquered…Nine Hundered Bits To Go. 10

One Little Bit Of Mommy Guilt Conquered…Nine Hundered Bits To Go.

Sometime before Spring of 2009 (That’s a transition point in my life I reference a lot for boring reasons) I was the kind of person that rarely – if ever – did things without my kids. I would scoff…literally scoff…at people harped on the value of Me Time. Whereas I, on the other hand, couldn’t even go to the grocery store without the kids and not feel guilty. So, when a woman would discuss the need to exercise, or get her hair done, or have a Girl’s Night Out – I would just assume, somewhere in the back of my...

On Marriage and Mud 34

On Marriage and Mud

Today is my one-year anniversary of starting boot camp. And while I do have an entry planned about that, I want to write today instead about a related topic. Something amazing I did on Saturday…something I hope someday you’ll do too. I woke up, and dressed like this: And, following AdreAnna’s inspiration, I participated in a Warrior Dash. (SIDENOTE: This is not the first time I’ve been inspired by a blogger to do something crazy. I wrote here about how Pamie inspired me to run a marathon.) I ended the day looking like this: In between those two photos I...

I Miss My Glue Gun. 4

I Miss My Glue Gun.

I’ve been busier since school started back than I ever have been before in my life. And I worked full-time as a single Mom college student. I look at my life and see the changes from the summer and realize very quickly where my priorities lie. I’ve stopped doing crafts entirely. I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday for an errand for E’s theatre department and didn’t get anything for myself. I ALWAYS NEED STUFF AT HOBBY LOBBY. Not this time. Haven’t done anything remotely crafty in weeks. My Pinterest boards are gathering dust. I’ve stopped cooking meals that require more...