No Cookies for You!

Last week’s cold snap aside, I think we can agree that spring is here to stay. That means that I have laced up the running shoes for another, new training season. The beginning is never good. It doesn't matter how long into the winter I persevere, lumbering through...

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A Grudging Change of Heart.

Hubby talks about losing the car once the kids are gone. His intention is that we become stalwart, year-round bikers. Personally, I'd rather take the bus. I love the bus. It's my favorite form of interaction--close to my fellow beings, but not having to, you know,...

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Startin’ it.

Oh, you are going to be so jealous. Several of my friends and I were at our annual Christmas dinner, this past December, when we started to complain about all the shit we never get done. If only we had some spark that would magically ignite our enthusiasm for home...

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A Toast to Pants.

Disaster. I just wore through my very favorite pair of pants. That may not sound like a big deal to you, but you didn't make a New Year's resolution to not buy any clothes this year. None. Zip. Nada. It's only March and I'm already in crisis. When I made my...

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Ships that Pass in the Night

On Saturday evening, my husband picked me up from work. As I rested against the car door, eyes closed, I heard him say, "You know, if we weren't so in love, we'd be in an awful lot of trouble right now." Awwww....Wait. What? He was speaking of our schedules. Our...

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Virtual Winter.

One thing about working in an Eco-friendly store is that many of our customers have terrifying hobbies. Hobbies like tracking world extinction rates or researching birth defects attributable to chemical exposure; hobbies they are deeply committed to disseminating. In...

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I Can Predict Your Future.

I did one of those online word puzzles today. The ones where you glance over a grid of seemingly random letters and the first three words you see are supposedly the three things your next year will be filled with. I saw "Love", "Money" and "Fun". Hooray! I like all...

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Going Bananas.

A dear friend recently gifted me a bracelet inscribed with the motto “she believed she could, so she did.” In the past, my pessimistically superstitious nature wouldn’t willingly don such an item, feeling as I did that to do so would be to court certain failure. But...

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Doing Time: 100 Days of Running

I recently read a book on marketing... okay, the first half of the first chapter because, hello, marketing? Snore. But it did bring up the concept of systems. Everybody needs a system--a set method and timetable for getting shit done. Sounds great, maybe. I mean, I...

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Plumbing the Depths.

Let me tell you what's going on at my house right now: A seemingly routine call to a plumber led to a second appointment and the addition of two more plumbers. They showed up a bit ago in the giant truck. The "take no prisoners" truck. They have already pulled up the...

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