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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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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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Tuesday’s Treats!!

Tuesday’s Treats!!

This time of year is all about Back to School!  As an educator, it’s all about PLAN PLAN PLAN!!! Without adequate prep work, done in advance, the whole term/semester/year will feel like a giant game of catch up.  Too many things come at teachers all at once, so we have to use our summers to plan as far in advance as possible to free us up for this onslaught of stuff to do. I’m a big planner.  I love making…

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Tuesday’s Treats!

Tuesday’s Treats!

I’m proud to report that I feel 100% better today!  Even though the heat gave me some issues yesterday, I wasn’t going to let it keep me down!  I fully recovered yesterday and felt completely recharged today. I even had enough energy to run to the bank, get groceries, make hubby lunch, complete my upper body strength workout and do four loads of laundry!  All before having any coffee!!  (I’m sipping my first cup as I sit here typing —…

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Thursday’s Thoughts & things

Thursday’s Thoughts & things

It’s that day of the week again, where I share random thoughts and things from my life.  Do you like these types of posts?  Should I keep doing this?  Leave a comment and let me know! Father’s Day With Sunday being Father’s Day, I can’t help but think about my own Papa.  We normally don’t do anything crazy for our father’s (my dad and my father in law) — since they don’t like the attention.  Well, at least they don’t…

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Anxiety & Me

Anxiety & Me

The seed of anxiety was planted in me when I was very young and has since blossomed and shaped me into the very anxious – type A person I am today.  My struggle with anxiety is a daily battle and I hope by sharing it, I can make that battle a little easier in the future… My story… I distinctly remember lying in bed as a child (couldn’t have been any older than 5th grade) and FREAKING OUT about money.  My mind…

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Tuesday Treat Day #5

Tuesday Treat Day #5

This week’s Treat Games with Friends!  Euchre, chess, board games, video games, etc… Here are the most recent games I’ve enjoyed with friends and family: Euchre Parchese Hi-Ho Cherri-o Ants in the Pants Star Wars Battlefront Titan Fall Fall Out 4 This next list contains all the games I’d like to play before New Year: Double Solitaire Greed Chess – 4 Triple Layer Chess Rummy Poker (Texas Hold ‘Em) Cribbage Phase 10 UNO   Why? I love playing games (and…

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Just for Fun Friday #3

Just for Fun Friday #3

Making Mandu! This week, hubby and I made homemade Mandu!  This is the recipe we used…. Thank you Maangchi! This is something new we tried for the very first time — and we think it’ll become one of our family traditions! What’s Mandu?  Little Pockets of heaven!  They are dumplings made with a seasoned meat and vegetable stuffing that are then steamed, added to soups, or in my case pan fried.  (It’s basically a Korean Pierogi with a thinner skin…

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Thirsty Thursday #2

Thirsty Thursday #2

Hydrate!  It’s Important For today’s Thirsty Thursday, I’ve researched why proper hydration is so darn important.  Turns out, there are medical reasons, not just sports performance reasons!  SHOCK!  Here’s the article that I found and will be referencing throughout. Your body is made up mostly of water.  On a microscopic level, water is the medium through which cells move, remove waste, process bodily functions, and lubricate joints and themselves.  If you’re dehydrated you’ll feel it!  Symptoms include little to no…

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