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On Swimming Pregnant

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

I might be the only 8 month pregnant lady that hates swimming. It’s frustrating, because I actually love swimming. I’ve loved it since I was a kid taking swimming lessons at our local YMCA or splashing around in the park pool or at the lake. These days, my joy in swimming comes from working out […]

Around here

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I’ve switched to using a standing desk at work for most of the day to help prevent back pain. I’ve relied on the kindness of others more than once to help get my car unstuck from the brutal snow banks on the side streets of Midtown. Husby is working 2nd and 3rd shift in the […]


Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Today I am thankful for yoga hip openers, because lordy are my hips tight.


Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Today I am thankful for slow-cookers, nearly clean apartments, and a fetus that can’t sit still.


Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

I’m thankful for the wonderful friends husby (and me by proxy) have made during med school. And the chance to eat fancy cheese and laugh with many of them tonight.

car talk

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

How many automotive engineers does it take to jump start a car? At least 4, with 4 different car batteries, and 3 sets of jumper cables. And then the AAA jump starter guy shows up and informs you it is in fact not your battery. Put the car in neutral and it starts right up. […]

a short list of reasons I love autumn

Friday, October 11th, 2013

1. Layers, sweaters, vests, and boots. And blankets on the bed. 2. Corn mazes. 3. Apple cider, even if none of the cider mills have a gluten free donut option for dipping into the cider. Yet. 4. My renewed desire to bake – and starting a gluten free sour dough starter.


Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Pregnant lady hormones are the weirdest. One morning I cried because my oatmeal boiled over in the microwave. The next morning I cried because I remembered my oatmeal boiling over in the microwave the previous morning. Thanks, baby.

weekend update

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

So I know this looks bad. I set myself a goal of writing every day for a month and then after just 3 days I basically go MIA for 5 days. Chalk it up to a wonderful visit from a Peace Corps friend for the weekend, a last minute dinner with my pilot friend in […]

when in doubt

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

a gratitude journal for today. 1. peanut butter m&ms 2. laughing with friends while sucking the helium out of balloons and 3. husby making me oatmeal in the morning because I can never get the oat to water proportion correct myself.