Geocaching Newbies

geocaching app images

Geocaching was one of the items on my casual list of things to do before I turn 40. Since yesterday was my 1/2 birthday I thought it was time to start making a little dent in the list. I have no plans on achieving all the items on the list, that sounds WAY too overachiever ...

So This Is Summer Seasonal Affect Disorder

Surviving Summer seasonal affect disorder

The most succinct explanation for the bit of radio silence on my blog is malaise. Isn't that such a, "flop down on the sofa" kind of word? It's not been one thing, it hasn't even been a series of things, it's just been the living of life that has exhausted me. At nearly forty years ...

Getting a little bit closer to college

closer to college

On a morning last week I dropped W off at school and headed towards home. As I was driving I kept thinking about college and how I had all of these obstacles in my way. Sitting at a red light it hit me: I'M THE OBSTACLE. As several of you mentioned on my last post, ...

when you don’t have anything nice to say…

It was such a wonderful RUSH to decide to go back to school. I felt victorious and empowered. I felt like I was back in charge of my life. But then reality kicked it up a notch and lowered me down a peg. Or two. I am pretty much crap when I cave into a ...

when I realized I needed to go back to school

back to school at my age

I have a great track record of leaving town and having epiphanies. Ergo, I should leave town more often! I was gone for a pretty long time (the longest time W and I have ever been away from each other) working at the Mom 2.0 conference in Arizona. The last time I was in Arizona I ...

Silencing Body Hate (and being fine) – Podcast #8

body issues

I have been large, plus sized, Amazon (I have a lot of words to describe my size) for most of my adult life. This is how I am packaged. I have been on a spectrum of too large, to kind of large, and now I hover at the solidly large place. This is not about my ...