I’ve been thinking a lot about words and colors and singular things that define me. It all started when we decided to jump on the “one word” for 2013 bandwagon. You can see our words here. But then I was wondering what my color would be… turns out it’s easier than I thought. So that […]

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Seven.

Tomorrow will be exactly SEVEN months since I woke up and decided to try my hand at Couch to 5k. I had spent months fighting pain and swelling in my joints, especially my knees and ankles. At one point it was so bad, my rheumatologist gave me some super duper diuretics and I lost 9 […]

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Memories…

They flood back in droves. Sounds, smells, conversations. My heart flutters, bordering on panic. I feel the buzzing in my head get louder. The memories have been suppressed for months now. Until yesterday. Until someone walked into a school in Connecticut and crushed the hopes and dreams of a couple dozen families. Hundreds of lives […]

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A few months back, I mentioned that I really wanted a finger monkey for my birthday. A what? A finger monkey. You know, one of these: ISN’T IT THE MOST ADORABLE AND RIDICULOUS THING EVER? Well, they can’t get me one because they’re probably illegal and hell, I don’t know if they even exist or […]

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Right now, I’m watching the Auburn/Alabama game. I’m super annoyed by it all. By our coaching debacle, by the announcers who are being assholes, by the fact that I know Nick Saban’s going to run the score up to 100 if he can. By all of it. Holidays annoy me. They’re not relaxing at all. […]

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I don’t remember how old I was when I realized the vanilla we used in recipes at home was “adult vanilla.” Maybe it was when we found out our housekeeper was stealing it and getting wasted off of it while she ironed our clothes. That was probably it. For all my life, there has always […]

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I’ve never thought of myself as competitive. I am who I am and try not to compare myself to others. In the blogging world, I’ve always been confident in my stats (or lack thereof) and not worried about who was better than me. But now that I’ve started running, and actually running RACES, with winners […]

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That’s obviously what this is… what this crazy life is that I seem to be leading right now looks like. It HAS to be a mid-life crisis. There’s really no explanation for the fact that I’m doing crazy things that I SWORE I would never do. Like planning to run a half marathon in February. […]

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They say old dogs can’t learn new tricks. I beg to differ. The older I get, which OMG I THOUGHT I WAS ONLY 35 BUT REALIZED I’M ALMOST 37, I realize I have a huge desire to learn new things. Which brought me to … Today’s (totally and completely optional) prompt: What new tricks would […]

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Right now, home for us is in a suburb of Atlanta. It has great schools, wonderful people, and even calls the city center a village. What isn’t to love about it? But home has changed over the years. It’s truly become more of a “where we live” type thing. We’ve lived in Alpharetta, Macon, Fort […]

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