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I’ve spent the past three hours going through boxes that have been in storage for years, as well as sorting through the contents of one bookshelf and deciding what to keep. Don’t worry, I’m not throwing any books away. I will, however, be taking a lot of them to Half Price Books. They’ll buy some… Continue reading downsizing

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making paper

…or “paper,” as Baby Brother says. (Trust me, you can just about see the air quotes when he says it. I don’t know why he even bothers to react to anything I do. He’s never going to understand me.) Anyway. So, as a former environmental biology major, you’d assume that recycling was pretty important to… Continue reading making paper

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  Being an adult is hard sometimes. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if someone else was responsible for cooking, cleaning, and making decisions? I think so. I’d happily give up the whole cooking/cleaning thing in a heartbeat. Then maybe I could focus more on decision-making…and perhaps I’d be less inclined to grab fast food… Continue reading adulting

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week in review: under the sea

I accomplished a few things last week, so I’m linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets so I feel accomplished. (I need all of the help I can get this week.) Also, you’re rocking that baby bump with style, Meghan. Just try not to panic. Not now, anyway. I finished the outline… Continue reading week in review: under the sea

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why “The Lord of the Rings” makes me feel better about working out

Is anyone else glad it’s Friday? I mean, I work tomorrow, but I’m still totally glad it’s Friday. So, my clinic finally got inspected/certified yesterday! Yay!¬† They found nothing reportable, which is awesome, of course. Hopefully, we’ll start admitting patients soon, and I won’t have to be traveling much. Also yay. Got in three good… Continue reading why “The Lord of the Rings” makes me feel better about working out

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week in review? nah. resolutions.

So, I haven’t made any New Year’s Resolutions in like 3 years. Initially, because my depression was bad at New Year’s (although¬† I have successfully kept my unspoken vow to NEVER contact the ex–and cause of the depression–ever again), then, when I was just over that, I had the stroke and life was pretty overwhelming… Continue reading week in review? nah. resolutions.

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week in review: random accomplishments

So, let’s see, what did I accomplish in the last week? -worked 30-35 hours at the day job -no writing sessions, but 6 blog posts -cleaned the entire freaking house on Friday (I’m so not a fan of cleaning) -took a midterm…and made an A! -got a few additions to my window garden planted: -saw… Continue reading week in review: random accomplishments