New Year 2018.

After a pretty rough November and December, 2017 ended quite nicely. I finally got around to all the cleaning and purging I normally like to do at the turn of the year. I organized the coat closet, the bathroom closet, the kitchen pantry, and the closet that houses the washer and dryer. I cleaned the floors and vacuumed and put fresh sheets on the beds. And I decluttered a bit, mostly cleaning off the counter in the kitchen where photos, papers, and miscellaneous items tend to collect. I could not have asked for a better end to the year, except perhaps that I wish I hadn’t gotten a cold. That I could have done without.

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Saturday in Bed.

This is an unusual Saturday afternoon. I’m in bed resting. Lucky me, I got sick on Christmas Day. I went to bed at around 8 on Christmas night and slept long into the next morning. Again last night, I went to bed relatively early and slept until around 10 this morning. I’ve had to cancel tennis with an old friend, a baby shower, and time with my godson. None of that has been fun. On the upside, I’ve had lots of time at home to rest.  Continue reading

Enough Already.

I’ve had to admit to myself over the last couple of days that I can’t do it all. Right now, I’m working, training, writing, and putting lots of energy into my relationships. I’d like to also be doing board work and trail running and guitar lessons and Story Departments and more, but I’m calling my own bluff. I’m crying uncle. I’m scaling back, at least until I get through my big race and maybe until after Dave gets hereContinue reading

A Day of Rest.

I’ve been in pajamas all day except for the 45 minutes that I went to the track to time myself running a 5K. Talk about a nice day. I read the paper. I read magazines. I listened to some sermons online. I ate. I read a book a friend wrote. I visited with Mom and Dad who came over for a bit. It was a darn good day right up until the guy who claims to love me kicked my butt in our first ever game of Words With Friends. How rude. Continue reading