Strawberry Time

Each year I tell myself we will go to the local berry farm to pick strawberries and honestly every year I remember again in July, well past strawberry season. BUT today I actually remembered AND we got there right before closing so we picked a bunch, well 3 pounds to be exact. What 3 pounds... Continue Reading →

Practicing Self Care

I had a long talk with my counselor about the mess that my life has become. I am aware that I will likely spend a large portion of my life raising an infant I had no desire to parent. Yes I am angry but it isn't the child's fault. The other larger issue is me... Continue Reading →

Because you are loud

So yesterday we went to Taekwondo. Before class I was talking with Mrs. F who is my age, literally 2 days younger, and she was letting me know that black belts now had to break as part of their belt stripe testing. Hmmm this is news I have not broken in almost 2 years, nope... Continue Reading →

Tae Kwon Do Test Preparation

Next Saturday we all have to test for Tae Kwon Do. M1 will be going for her advanced blue belt, N will go for her yellow belt and M2 will go for her purple belt. Me, well I am testing for my second piece of yellow tape. First degree black belts have 9 levels until... Continue Reading →

Mud Fest Fun

It is that time of the year again. It is time for the annual mudfest which we love to go to. It is a run in memory of one of the victims of the Newtown school shooting, Daniel Barden. I grew up about 10 minutes from Newtown and one of my friends from college knows... Continue Reading →

Kiddos to the rescue

Well it was bound to happen at some point but I truly assumed it would be to M2 as she is the most "coordination challenged" of our crew. We had an accident at Tae Kwon Do on Thursday and no it was not M2 who fell victim, unfortunately it was me. We were sparring and... Continue Reading →

Managing My Expectations

Well it is hard to believe that in a few short weeks it will be time for M1, M2 and my BFF to test for their new belts. We did a forms review in class this week and wow I am super critical is all I can say. The instructor broke us out via belt... Continue Reading →

A Crazy Plan That Actually Worked

So how many of you have ever had one of those days were everything is so freaking nuts you thought "Oh well what the hell, nothing else worked lets try this...." and then tried something you usually would not even consider? I went to work this morning after being offered a new job yesterday and... Continue Reading →

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