WIP Wednesday:  2017 Socks #3

I’m finally working on socks again. I love the stripey sock yarns,  so this was another pair of striped socks.  The pattern was my favorite,  the Tootsie Roll socks by Paper Daisy Creations.  The yarn is also one of my favorites,  Nomadic Yarns Twisty sock in the Indio colorway.   These were my second completed pair of…

F is for Fuhgeddaboudit:  Week 6 Check-in

Well,  this is a couple of days late.   My birthday was last Sunday, which coincided with Easter.  So wine (ok, I had a free-for-all and had 3 glasses of delicious wine, yo), birthday cake,  salty delicious ham,  cheesy potatoes, baked goods at church.  GULP.  It was a rough day.   But the wine was…

E is for Emotions (and energy and ego and exercise)

  I am a better parent when I exercise.  I’m an academic at heart, so I tested it.  On days when I’m not at the gym, I struggle with my temper.  I’m impatient.  I’m snarky.  And I’m more tired.   But if I go to the gym for just an hour and bust my ass,…

D is for Delays (and Distractions): Week 5 Check-in

I’m,  like, supposed to be blogging daily.   I always sign up for these daily blogging challenges and fade off about halfway through,  partially from distraction and partially from lack of interest and inspiration.  This time,  it’s mostly because I’ve just been hella busy and uninspired.   I’m going to try to catch up this…

C is for Chicken (and Can’t Catch A Break):  Week 4 Check-in

Mondays are weigh-in days.  I was looking forward to seeing my progress this morning because when I stepped on the scale yesterday, I was 209.6.   This morning, my official weigh-in was 211.2.  So for those of you following the numbers, that’s 2 pounds down from last week, 11.8 pounds down in the 4 weeks…

B is for Breakfast (and Baking)

I love to bake.  I always have, really.  It’s how I wooed my husband.  We were dating long distance, and I often baked him spicy chocolate chip cookies  (chocolate chip cookies with cayenne pepper).  We often joke that he thought that flush he got was because he was in loooove, but it was really the…

2017 A-to-Z Blogging Challenge:  A is for Accountability

I love writing.  It’s where my heart resides, if I’m to be honest about it.  I’m not a poetic creative type, mind you.  I’m not someone who loves writing about research either.  I do, however, love memoir-style writing. I just love the art of wordsmithing and painting my life with words.   Maybe it’s because…