In January, I wrote this post about saying no, my theme for this year. It came off the coattails of the Year of Being Honest. I haven't picked a personal theme for 2021 yet, but thought I would recap and expound on the list of things I wanted to do for 2020. Reading. Lots and … Continue reading Recap of “2020 – The Year of Saying No”
On this blog, you get a little bit of everything. Some reminiscing and retelling of memories. Some analysis of grief. Some water cooler chat - shooting the shit about teaching. Some talk of books, a little of which is actually coherent. Despite my best efforts to be "on" 95% of the time, it's just not … Continue reading Meta post
The Year of No Zero Days – Garden Edition
Disclaimer: This is not a tutorial. There are no "here are 5 steps to gardening." Nope. I came home one day from work (well, from actually being in the school building) and found a little green bean peeking out from the chicken wire I tried to nicely place around the garden bed. I felt such … Continue reading The Year of No Zero Days – Garden Edition
Unconditional ice cream
School is out here in Maryland (finally) and consequently I've been able to do errands like grocery shopping and running to the post office during regular business hours. It's been glorious. And I know when late August rolls around I will whine and complain that now I don't have time for work because I just … Continue reading Unconditional ice cream
A Very Beth Thanksgiving
As I reflect on the Thanksgivings I've had since getting married in 2008, I've realized that we've had exactly one tradition: no tradition. And I kind of like it. Thanksgiving 2008: I honestly don't remember what we did, but I know we (my husband and I) spent it with our families. This was pre-layoff, pre-Army, … Continue reading A Very Beth Thanksgiving
The year of big girl panties: a recap.
My presence on my blog has been scant recently. I come to my laptop tonight from my sewing table. I always seem to think better when I'm sewing... my mind is free and it wanders while my hands are still busy. I'm so fidgety, just like my grandpa. I doubt I'll be posting much over … Continue reading The year of big girl panties: a recap.
Tour of Central Illinois, and the end of the Run Streak
I'm back in Texas after a 10-day stay in Illinois. The last time I posted was the day before the visitation. I've rehashed the details of the following two days so many times in my mind that I honestly don't want to talk about it here. There are some things better left unsaid. I still … Continue reading Tour of Central Illinois, and the end of the Run Streak
I know it's not *technically* summer yet, but it's in the 90's in El Paso, so it feel like summer. Crazy to think we have over a month until the actual solstice! Anyway, I digress. Summer has great memories. I'm pretty sure I've blogged about this before. Here's a list of things I love about … Continue reading Summer nostalgia
Getting rid of my potty mouth
If you're thinking that I don't have the best language sometimes, well, you're probably right. I think I let a few words slide out of my mouth last night coming home on I-10. Seriously. I almost had at least three panic attacks. Anyway, what I want to get rid of even more than my dirty … Continue reading Getting rid of my potty mouth
This is my first post as a 26-year-old! Somehow the birthdays lost their ring after 21.... However, my 26th birthday brought me this lovely piece from Aaron... And a totally awesome hair day... This won't happen again until maybe Christmas or something. I've logged 11 miles this week so far! I took Missy to McKelligon … Continue reading April 25
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