Yearly Archive: 2013

Dec 31

Goodbye, Good Riddance, 2013

So I took some time off. Recapping all that stupid health stuff sort of…no, very much depressed me, and then it didn’t end up being over in the first place. Since I can already feel my stomach clenching at the idea of revisiting that fiasco in one big hunk, let’s just incorporate it, bit by …

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Apr 02

Do it faster, makes us stronger?

I could be a bodybuilder if I wanted to… You have to imagine me speaking as Mr. Heckles here. ::snort:: Seriously, I think I only got my parents this year, and that, right there, is a scary thing. My folks can visualize me totally chucking the running and going all beefcake. It’s either a testament …

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Apr 01

Not a finish line

I spent a while talking to my coach yesterday after the run yesterday and tonight (texting: because talking all night on the phone would be just silly). So much of the difficulty of the run yesterday was mental, like I said, and not just in the ways I explained. There’s a fear there, I guess, …

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Mar 31

Easter

Happy Easter! Since this was our first Easter with a dog, we had to adapt the usual “It’s Wisconsin and freaking cold” living room egg hunt; he was antsy enough just watching the brief hunt for the boys’ baskets. Plus, had we missed finding a candy-filled egg, I’m sure Gideon would have found it… Church …

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Mar 27

For the love of…

You know, you’d think I’d know better that to call something “the conclusion.” Wednesday, 3/6: Laboring under the impression that I was all better, as the doctor had assured me, I went to the gym. Since it was the first time I’d been able to run in a month, I wore a heart monitor to …

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Mar 06

Catching up, Part Two: The Conclusion (I mean it….)

So where were we? When I left off, it was Wednesday, the 27th of February, and I had a plan! I was going to the hematologist the next day, and if my hemo number was low again, that was all right, because he was going to give me more blood, and I was going to …

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Feb 27

Catching up: a Timeline

For those of you who I don’t know in other capacities (real life, Facebook, etc.), a Thing has been happening. I’ve been a little occupied, and have only been able to update in spurts and bits, but now that I think I might, just might, have a moment or two to stop and breathe, I…find …

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Jan 28

New beginnings

It’s very grey outside right now, at a little past 7 in the morning. Been up since 6, getting Sam off to school, and even though the waking pace for me is slow, it could be slower; I was up at midnight with an upset stomach – my own, for a change – and am …

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Jan 21

I used to be good at titles

What is it with the compulsion to acquire all the books of a series when you own the first couple? (And don’t get me started on the little OCD-ish irritation at catching up to an author and being forced to buy hardbacks if you don’t want to wait for paperback. They don’t match. It hurts, …

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Jan 16

For me more than for you

Having a chair collapse under you isn’t nearly as funny as the slapsticks would have you believe.[/caption] Probably should have sensed the tone of the day when I went to stand on an old chair to retrieve the slow cooker (I never felt short until I was an adult, and I came to realize that …

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