Spring evening Beagle shenanigans

I took Tucker down to the lake and beaches after dinner on Thursday evening because it has finally warmed up enough to do this sort of thing without a winter coat.

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Inattentive

Today my writing and concentration are beyond erratic. I keep jumping around, can’t seem to grasp one idea to run with, can’t seem to develop what I’ve already started, can’t seem to focus…so I decided to jot down the things that entered my head and begin a bunch of draft folders. I’ll pick them up another time when my mind is calmer and I’m in a better headspace.

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Back to blogging

While taking a bit of a blogging break, I decided to teach myself how to create a website from an existing blog. Meaning, I wanted to have a home page that was fixed (static) and add pages that will guide you to other parts of my creative journey. One of those pages is my blog, but there are other pages as well.

There is a reason for this. And you will see what my plans are soon. (I’m slow with progress, mostly due to external interruptions that are beyond my control, but I will not let anyone stress me out. It will happen when I’m ready.)

Life has been a bit of a slog recently. The neck pain plus the endless lockdown measures have worn me down, not to mention the whole parenting teens thing; one kid is turning 16 on the weekend. I mean…what? How does this happen?

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A day in my life – with lots of pictures

There were some issues with the neck brace delivery, and when it finally arrived, after I had gone to bed last night, it ended up not fitting right, nor was it comfortable. So much for accurate measurements.

I put it back in its box and will return it to Amazon. Thanks, but no thanks. I guess I’ll keep suffering. (woe is me blah blah blah)

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Shenanigans and injuries

Today I looked up the expression

The bane of my existence.

I didn’t really know what it meant, so I wanted to ensure I was using it in the correct context.

I’m typing this on mobile with the index finger of my right hand because my wrist hurts.

Also my ass, and my left ankle are sore as well, if you must know.

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Endurance, cardio and other momlife fitness chatter

I went to my second-last boot camp session in a local church basement this morning. A group of local moms come here every Wednesday at 9:15 am, after the school morning routine, and we spend an hour working out, focusing mostly on core exercises, weight and strength training, and a little bit of cardio.

Back when I started eight weeks ago I did some jump rope. I could do something like 11 seconds before I had to stop from all the huffing and puffing.

Today, I did three sets of 80 seconds. That’s almost a minute and a half! 🙂 Continue reading “Endurance, cardio and other momlife fitness chatter”

Entrepreneuring a side business as a SAHM

I joined an app for offering my services as a dog walker because I am me and I can’t advertise myself without help.

(Shy, introverted, awkward…)

And by advertise I mean market myself. Like, post flyers on community boards and talk to people. That type of marketing.

Ugh.

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