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Summer!

Summer!

To all you teachers out there — congrats!  You made it to summer!  (Or you will soon, if you’re not quite out yet). Around here, kiddos are officially done for the school year, and teachers are in the process of cleaning up their rooms for summer time shut down.  University schedules are a bit different, so our kiddos have been out a bit longer.  I’m actually teaching a summer course, so I’ve had my taste of summer and have already…

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Tired?

Tired?

This week has been just a series of bad nights of sleep — one after another.  It started Monday night; I couldn’t find a comfortable position due to “Post Murph Soreness”.   Memorial Day This Hero Workout was done Monday in honor of Memorial Day and all those who gave their lives for our country.  I heard on the news that morning that of the US population “of age” to serve, less that 1% currently do.  This, to me, shows…

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Avoiding the Grocery Store

Avoiding the Grocery Store

I’ll admit it — I hate going to the grocery store.  It’s a hugely stressful event for me, but I do it to myself. I’ll wait and wait and wait before going to the grocery store — even when it means meals are a patchwork of whatever is left in the house (plain toast with a side of cottage cheese, leftover spaghetti sauce on rice, etc…).  This of course means that the house is totally empty of anything edible by…

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Family Time

Family Time

Hello All! It’s been a while!  Have you missed me?   The past few weeks have been all about family time — which mean I was “unplugged”.  Starting in late April, I had to prep the house to receive visitors and prep myself for playing hostess.  Does any one else feel pressure when playing hostess? I would have to say that my anxiety was at about a 6 the whole time they were here… with peaks at 8 or 9 but…

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The Food Pusher

The Food Pusher

I have a Korean Mom story for you today!  It’s about my very own Korean Mom and how her relationship to food has shaped who I am today.   Push and Pull Growing up, food wasn’t consistent.  My folks were young and broke, with three kiddos to feed, so they used whatever they had to scrape by.  Basically, this meant that we ate simply for the most part — rice and side dishes, hot dogs and macaroni w/ cheese, and…

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What grinds my gears…

What grinds my gears…

Warning: a Rant follows!  (I’ll try to make it brief…)   Do you know what really grinds my gears?  Being volunteered to do something by someone else.  Like, “Oh ___ can do that!”. I especially dislike it when I’m volunteered without even being (1) present for the conversation and (2) fully aware of what I’m being volunteered for.   This happened to me the other day — as I work with some folks that are vastly different from me.  First,…

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Let’s Catch Up!

Let’s Catch Up!

  Today’s the first day of a new semester as well as the first official day where I feel “back” to myself after vacation.  What is it about travel, holidays, and family that gets me way off course?  It feels nice to be back into a routine again. The past few weeks, hubby and I drove nearly 3 thousand miles to visit all of our family and friends.  We ate, we drank, and we sat around a lot.  Sure our…

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Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

I’m not dead!!   There’s looking on the bright side!   Now for the Tummy Pain bit Apparently I had some sort of infection in my digestive tract… how gross is that??! I’m still undergoing testing — but here’s the scoop. Saturday, Hubby and I were having a great date day!  We went to the gym, we took a nap, we watched a football game, and we went for a late dinner/movie.  Halfway through dinner, I just had a weird…

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Thursday Things…

Thursday Things…

Weigh in This week’s weigh-in marks exactly 1 week after starting a Crossfit-type-group-Boot Camp – Class.  (*Talk about a tongue twister*) This week would also mark nearly a month since I completed my marathon training — meaning a month with no serious running training going on!  I’ve decided to take a break to avoid burn out and to avoid icy roads this winter.  The Boot Camp class is a great way to challenge myself in a new way while still getting…

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Hobbies?

Hobbies?

Hubby told me that I need to find a new hobby.   What??   Apparently obsessing about running (and health and working out) doesn’t count as a “hobby” because it isn’t balanced.  And this blog doesn’t count either… What??   In the past, I have dabbled in other hobbies — knitting, crocheting, sketching, etc… More creative or “frivolous” hobbies that were “just for fun”.  Hubby thinks that since I set goals for myself in my running and in my writing…

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