Gritty

Sep 28

I’ve been doing a lot of running lately.  On Saturday I gutted out a long run: I planned a route, tailored my hydration and energy fuel, high-fived Brad and the girls, and hit the pavement. It was hard.  Often when I run, I have runner’s mojo where I feel powerful and rhythmic when I run.  Scenery streams by and I’m buoyed along with an easy...

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To the first little boy in my life

Sep 24

You were my best friend’s brother.  Coming from family of all girls as I did, you were an anomaly in my world.  A boy. You were aloof with me but we mattered to each other.  You were rambunctious and could build a terrific obstacle course in the basement.  Those were fun; yesterday — your birthday — I built one with my girls and I told them about...

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Muffcakes

Sep 15

Muffcakes

Last weekend we road-tripped it to Brad’s alma mater to see my school play his school in football.  We got trounced (as expected), but it was a wonderful excuse for a fun-filled family weekend.  Greta and Maren were bombarded from both sides of relatives: “Go Miami!”  and “Go Wisconsin!”.  Our family does a really exceptional job of...

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A dimpled smile

Sep 09

Yesterday was treatment day, so most of my day was spent in the recliner in the chemo room and driving to and from chemo. Treatment day always leaves me with a weird feeling: I get infused with several drugs, one — Benadryl — which makes me sleepy, and one — steroids — that make me jittery and unable to sleep.  Needless to say, I come out of...

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This girl is on fire

Sep 02

This girl is on fire

  I took Greta to her very first yoga class this morning.  Maren has started volleyball–her favorite activity as of the past year or so–and we are keen to expose Greta to physical activities she shows interest in.  Since no one I know has personal experience with kid yoga, I googled local yoga studios and this was the most convenient option for us.  This...

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