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Once upon a time I was a child of the 80s and I had no idea what stress was. I went to school, came home, played with Barbies in my room or GI Joe figures outside with the boy up the street, and spent my weekend and summers out on my bike. There was no stress. Perhaps you grew up like this too.Then we grew up and found jobs, got our own apartments or houses, and became bill-paying adults trying to figure out how you live your life…

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I had such a great weekend. Friday night I just hung out with the kids watching a few of their shows (Breanna is really hardcore into a show called “The Next Step” which is a faux-reality show about a dance school and I really enjoy watching her watch it) and then I relaxed once they went to bed since George was playing.Saturday morning I got up somewhat early so that I could eat two pieces of toast with almond butter before heading out on a run. Last week…

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in Holidailies 2012, Holidaze, Yoga

And… end scene!

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Today Hayley and Breanna went to visit their two friends for the day for a special Christmas party and to stay for dinner. This worked out well for us and not just in the obvious, “woohoo, peace and quiet for a handful of hours!” kind of way.Actually, there wasn’t much peace and quiet to start, alas. George had gotten some of the Christmas shopping done the other day but we still had a bit more to do, so we took advantage of the opportunity for the two of…

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(and I feel fine)First of all I’d like to say that I do not in any way believe that the world is ending on December 21st. I believe the Mayans were an incredibly advanced ancient civilization (just look at Chichen Itza which is an amazing calendar tool) but I don’t believe they can predict the end of the world.However, you never know. No one ever expects the end of the world to ever happen, but hey. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition either (hello fellow Monty…

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in Holidailies 2012, Weather

Let It Rain*

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It’s pouring outside. I mean full-on crazy pouring. It started to rain while I was at work and I was kicking myself for not bringing my umbrella with me. I didn’t even have my hood attached to my coat. It wasn’t the end of the world, the bus was coming as I ran up to the bus stop to come home so I didn’t get too drenched.Rushing home from the bus stop to my front door I got a little more soaked and when…

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I’ve mentioned before, I think, that last year I was averaging about one zombie dream per week while I was actively watching season two of The Walking Dead. Interestingly, I don’t think I had ever had a single zombie dream in my whole life prior to watching the show, not even after watching occasional movies of that genre.I should mention that the dreams have rarely been scary. They were occasionally tense but I never would have classified them as nightmares. Just high action dreams.Last night though…

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(Please note, this is not a sponsored post, this is just a yoga junkie freaking out in a very good way!)This weekend I tried out a new yoga DVD. I’ve been following yoga guru Kathryn Budig for quite some time now but she doesn’t really do a YouTube channel and I’m not a member of the sites where she does online classes so I’ve never done anything with her “one on one” so to speak. However I have learned several amazing poses (such as Flying…

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in Holidailies 2012, Me & Him

Saturday date night

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This afternoon I walked the kids over to spend the day and evening with their friends. I celebrated by coming home and being borderline productive (I cleaned the kitchen, tidied the living room, and threw something in the washing machine; that’s about it) and then doing an hour and ten minutes of yoga with Kathryn Budig. Her Aim True DVD is absolutely outstanding and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves yoga. (This post is NOT sponsored, I just tried the DVD for the first time today and…

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I am, as they say, le tired. If you haven’t noticed, I comment on being tired a lot and I realize that it’s partly my own stupidity, but if I want to make time for the things that I both need and want to do (and some things overlap into need AND want at the same time) then I have to make time for them in the later evening as the earlier part of my day is taken up with things like commuting, working, family time when I…

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