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  1. Ok, so it's time for the intermittent post (I don't like to use my work computer, and evenings tend to be monopolized by the little one.) So, here goes. . . 1. Regular movement has gone OK. Not perfect, but OK. Yoga, a couple of C25K days, a long-walks-with-neighbor's-dogs day, and today--a leg exercises day that I have a feeling my legs will try to murder me for in the morning. Jumping sucks. 2. Resistance training is still off the table until Monday. I am not excited about this, but oh well. Maybe by Monday, life will be sane enough that I can actually get to the gym a
  2. The shoes look brutal for dancing! (I have memories of jazz shoes for my son when he did hip-hop years ago.) But wow, you move well together
  3. Hey, so I know we talked books awhille back. On this subject (well, in part--this topic was only one part of the book), I just read The Happiness Hypothesis by (Jonathan?) Haidt. Might be worth a gander; I enjoyed it, at any rate
  4. Yes! I concur completely. You know what would be awesome though? A magic wand that would clean the house. With the move-ins and move-outs over the past month, I feel like I am running a gypsy settlement.
  5. Thanks for asking Well, it is my first (and hopefully only) break. and fortunately, it's not too bad--just kind of splintered off to the inside of the knuckle closest to my fingernail. I got the x-ray last Tuesday and finally got to an orthopedic specialist yesterday. He gave me a new kind of splint (much less restrictive than what urgent aid had given me), and I have to go back in 2 weeks. Happily, because the break is minor and because of the type of splint, I can take it off to shower. Unfortunately, he told me no weights--not even resistance bands until he sees me again. So I guess it's C
  6. Are you me? This is a major problem of mine. It drives my husband slightly crazy. Awesome on the good parent time Also, the hope thing--love it! Sorry I am behind the curve here.
  7. When I used to teach AP Lit, I went on a rant about foo-foo books. . .like those written by Nicholas Sparks. One of my beloved smartasses not only bought me one of his books, but bought it in large print and inscribed it so I would have to keep it. (Brat!)
  8. Hi, All, It's been a while. The transition (my son and his family moving in) went generally well (a story in itself, but this post is not about that); I was graced with a sinus infection and broke my finger in the month since they moved in, but I am back in the saddle. . .more or less :) Ok, so goals for this challenge. . . Physical: 1. Work out (defined as at least half an hour of planned movement) at least 5 days of 7. The thought here is that if I shorten the workouts, they will be more accessible with more moving parts in my life right now. (With wa
  9. @scalyfreak, I plan to use the @Harriet Apprentice of Awesome approach and keep throwing effort at cardio until it surrenders My suckage in the meantime is a PITA (sometimes literally), but it is also beside the point.
  10. I read another of her books last year and liked it. I strongly recommend Twyla Tharp's book for you (on creativity). I think you'll love it Hmm on the guild leap. . .I feel abandoned (seriously, best to you)
  11. Excellent. We need a change of pace after January
  12. Generally true, but we are on the opposite side of this equation. Hubby is on the board, and they recently voted to increase dues by $20/MO to have money set aside for upcoming big projects (to avoid special assessments which lower property value). It's the first increase in 8 years, and only now WITH the increase are our dues similar to other properties. But Holy Moly, the FB shit storm! (HOA has a FB page which is a horrbile idea. Turns out grown ass adults act like middle schoolers on social media.) But whatever. Elections are tomorrow, so a couple of people may lose their seats, but at l
  13. Yes, sir! As much as I can identify overworrying about food, I am TOTALLY guilty of being a neurotic mess about what I am and am not supposed to be doing so that I don't undermine my own efforts.
  14. Right there with you. You're not alone. Isn't that exciting--lol?
  15. Agreed. Everything else is an experiment--which requires a certain level of rejection of trends--why shouldn't this be? Also, at the risk of stepping on toes (not my intention), I would argue that in the end, everything is an argument--from the anti-bread preachers to the vegan bandwagon. IMO, both contain a certain amount of nuanced truth, but they are both selling something and should be taken with a grain of salt. I honestly think that the neurosis that accompanies our eating choices is such a First World Problem. I mean yes, we do have to watch content/amount because we do have the privile
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