November 2012

Moar Vacation Please

November 20, 2012

One of the things that my trip to New Orleans brought into crystal clear focus is that I need more vacations. Like, honest to goodness, no other agenda other than vacation vacations. We don’t do those often. For financial reasons, for work reasons, for PTO reasons, for family reasons. It’s always a matter of doing […]

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The Dangers of Cleaning

November 19, 2012

This whole “klutzy-hurts-herself-at-the-littlest-thing” thing is getting a little absurd. Because yesterday, I apparently pulled a muscle in my chest…cleaning the house. o_O Now, to be fair, this house cleaning involved 6+ hours of moving furniture, lifting boxes, carrying a vacuum up and down the stairs, etc. It wasn’t like I was just wiping down counters […]

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The Parenting Cliff

November 18, 2012

I had one of those parenting moments today, the kind that make you feel like a rotten, no-good, awful parent who should just go ahead and start a therapy fund for their kid now. The worst part is, I saw it coming. 6+ hours of cleaning the house made me tired and just barely holding […]

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A Day to Recharge

November 17, 2012

Today was pretty lovely, in direct contrast to the last few days. Jackson let us sleep until 7:30, and when he woke up, he got into our bed and watched a movie while N.C. and I dozed some more. The morning included breakfast tacos and puzzles until the kid’s nap. I worked out, took a […]

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A Mish Mash of Thoughts

November 16, 2012

I think everything has caught up to me. The last two days, I’ve practically fallen asleep at my desk around noon, revived only by walks around the office. I feel that kind of weariness that isn’t so much about yawning as it is that moving at all requires extraordinary energy. I’m tired is what I’m […]

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