Category: Adventures

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My Town Knows How To Rock A Thursday.

Huntsville has just gotten so much more awesome the last two or three years. The proof was how much was going on on a Thursday night downtown. First – We had our Greene Street Farmer’s Market which happens every Thursday during the warm months of the year. And it’s more than just produce, there are also booths that sell handmade/environmentally friendly laundry detergent, or homemade breads. There’s also music there every week AND there are about 10 green bicycles you can borrow (rent?) for free to ride around the area during the length of the market. It’s always a fun...

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The One Where I Say “Yo” Three Times Because I Woke Up Too Early To Speak English Coherently.

I woke up at 1:30am as I’ve been doing almost every night for months now. Some nights I can go back to sleep, but lately I’ve decided to give it 30 minutes to an hour and then if I’m still not asleep, I just get up. I’ve decided it does more harm than good on my day if I just stay in bed tossing and turning and playing on my phone. If I’m going to be exhausted? I’d at least like to show something for it. So, at 2:30am I got up and started cleaning. It is now 3am and...

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The “D” and the “F” Are Too Close On The Keypad When Chronicling A Duck Hunt

This weekend was jam-packed, as usual. I’m starting to wonder how we ended up being the kind of people who intentionally pack our weekends as full as possible. For some reason, I feel like I’m failing if we are sitting around for too long doing nothing. Why do I feel this way? And can it be treated with medication? Saturday morning I took Nikki to a 5K where we had a plan to get her a PR. I don’t know her exact best 5K time, but I knew it was slower than 33 minutes. She ran a mile in close...

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Here’s My Short/Non-Spoilery TFIOS Review with Bonus Tangent-That-Isn’t-Really-A-Tangent

We went to “The Night Before Our Stars” last night, a special event with a simulcast of the movie and some adorable interviews (Can I admit I don’t know who Alton Brown is? Is that something I should hide? I haven’t even googled him yet to find out, but I had no idea who he was.) and some great music. My quick non-spoiler review: I LOVED IT. I tend to analyze movies from books while I watch them, remembering what was left out, what was put in…thinking about the choice of actors and music and everything. I can’t help it,...

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Week 1: Success

If you’ll recall, last year I had just started working from home right before school let out for the summer. My summer was basically a hodge-podge of days spent yelling and stressing over how to work from home with two very destructive children under foot. I didn’t want them to spend all day in front of the TV, but I didn’t want to spend all night cleaning up the messes they made during the day while I worked. And once there was a sword-fighting incident that resulted in an eye surgery. So, you know, not the best summer ever. I’ve...