Filed under Resolutions

On Grief and Health

Here is what I have learned about grief thus far. It’s unpredictable.  Unruly.  Some days you will feel joy as normal; others you will experience a profound sadness that you cannot shake.  Those days you may find yourself shedding lots of tears, or making a cup of coffee and settling into the couch with a stack … Continue reading

Journaling

I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I have been keeping a journal since I was eight years old.  Recently, I’ve been combing through these treasured books for anything about my mom.  And of course, all of the delicious bits of melodrama and unintentional comedy that come from being ages 12 through 14. EXHIBIT A: Of course … Continue reading

Loose Ends

I realize I’ve left many loose ends on the old blog of late. First, remember my New Year’s Resolutions? Yeah, me neither. If there is one thing I’ve learned this year, it is this: a woman cannot be expected to set lofty goals for self-improvement when she has a tiny baby/is not sleeping/is dealing with … Continue reading

Sugar Detox, Day 4

Oh hello, fourth day without sweets.  Yesterday, I think I almost started to hallucinate.  I WANT chocolate.  I WANT DESSERT.  I want a goddamn homemade whole wheat strawberry pancake with a bit of maple syrup for breakfast, you guys.  Most of all?  I want coffee creamer.  Say a prayer of thanks for your creamer this AM.  That … Continue reading

Intuitive Eating

This post was written Wednesday, March 13th, lest you think A slept so soundly last night. By some stroke of good fortune, Ailie slept last night.  I put her in her crib slightly awake around 7:40.  At midnight, I woke in a panic and crept to her room. Still breathing. I went back to bed, … Continue reading

Emotional Eating

I’ve been struggling lately. It’s no secret that I’ve been fairly stressed over here.  This week is spring break; and since my classes for this semester were split into two separate eight-week courses, I don’t really have a whole lot of school work that I can be doing now.  (Of course I ordered my next … Continue reading

The Grocery Store Chronicles

Greetings, friends!  I’m getting a jump on my March resolutions this week and dealing with my budget. Let me tell you this: my husband pays me once a month.  It’s a negotiated rate, and certainly not final; but as a one-income family, I find it highly comforting to work from the context of a budget.  … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Where Do We Go Now?

Welp, it’s February 18th, and I’ve yet to share with you my February resolutions. Spoiler Alert: I have not done ANY of my February resolutions. And why, you may ask?  In no particular order: my birthday; out-of-town guests; teething; growth spurts; no sleep; finance class; cramming in moments to study; workouts; cooking; Valentine’s Day prep … Continue reading