Coffee. Feet warmers. Creativity.

  What I love about working from home: – I don’t have to wear shoes at the office. Hell, I can wear my pajamas all day if I want to. –  If I feel creative at 3 a.m. on a Sunday, well, then that’s when I do my work. – Speaking of work, it’s different…

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Do slow walkers on the sidewalk make you angry?

This post started out as an answer to a question on the Today show web site, but I realized as I started typing that I would not be able to get it out in 140 characters. Here’s the question (pertaining to Kathie Lee and Hoda’s show): Do slow walkers make you angry? They had a…

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Keeping healthy, loved, warm and cool

Some of my favorite things from last week: Breakfast with Joy Bauer: From her 3-day detox diet (which is awesome, by the way! I lost 7 lbs. I loved it so much I ran out the day after and bought her “Your Inner Skinny” book.) This shake is 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1…

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For some, a snow day is not a good day

I’m gonna sound like a little bit of a downer today, and I don’t mean to. I absolutely love the snow. But there was a time I didn’t, and today I’m spending some time thinking about those who are negatively affected the way I once was. You know the saying, “rain, sleet, gloom of night,”…

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All it took was puppy-dog eyes and a big hug

Ten years ago yesterday, a little beagle-mix mutt was born. Well, maybe. I don’t actually know her real birthday, but it was 8 weeks from that day that I decided to adopt her, so January 6 was the birthday I gave her. Ten years ago I was sharing a 2-bedroom apartment with Shannon. Both of…

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Sadie, the 2-year-old bottomless pit

As an oldest child, I can say that it’s not that we didn’t want our younger siblings to have good toys. It’s that we didn’t want them to have better toys than us. Same with good grades, fun birthday parties and desserts. I see myself in my oldest niece, Mia. When her 2-year-old sister Sadie…

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All is right with the world if only I could sweat in my headphones

Here’s how I spent my time last week: 53 miles. All on my feet. So, I don’t have much to talk about other than running! (That screen shot is from Daily Mile; come friend me over there if you haven’t already.) So, that said, here are a few thoughts about running: = Does anyone have a…

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Kids and dogs

I saw this photo on this blog that I read occasionally: And it reminded me of this photo of Cai and Sadie (nephew and niece) that I took with my phone (so apologies for quality) last week when they were visiting: It’s life’s little moments, that’s for sure.

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I was destined to be an Aries

Today is my birthday. My birthday. But for some reason, I’m not thinking of myself so much today. I’m thinking of my mom. Because the day of my birth was a much bigger deal for her than me. Heck, I don’t even remember it! Apparently I was impatient even in the womb. Because my mom’s…

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“Do you have any drugs?”

Who needs drugs? When you can go out for an early-morning stroll and see this:   And when you get to the top you’re surrounded by rolling hills like this:   —  We hit the Appalachian Trail this past weekend for some exercise and some R&R. A few in the group are doing a South Beyond 6000…

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