Happy birthday, Mom!
Perhaps you read Elizabeth Smart's comments on human trafficking recently. As a 14 year old kidnapping victim, she connected her feeling of worthlessness after her abduction and sexual abuse, with an abstinence lecture she had heard. Here's the quote that is getting all the traction:
"I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, I'm that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.' And that's how easy it is to feel like you know longer have worth, you know longer have value," Smart said.
Nothing says “orphan” like your first Mother’s Day without a mother. Father’s Day ceased to be a celebration for me a long time ago. It’s really, really weird for all of my parents and grandparents to be gone. My little nuclear family – Mom, Dad, Susan, and Oma – is no longer together, and I’m […][Continue reading...]
Someone tried to steal my joy today, and she almost got away with it. April was one of the best months I’ve ever had, both personally and professionally. I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast cancer, walking 39.3 miles in one-and-a-half days to raise money for the Avon Foundation for Women, raising nearly $5,000 in […][Continue reading...]
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink (earworm from hell) “Daylight” Maroon 5 “One More Night” – Maroon 5 Adam Levine (He can stay.) Ringing in my ears. Although it’s diminished during the day, at night it’s still bad when I’m trying to go to sleep. Students and classes from 15 years of teaching. Disappointment […][Continue reading...]
I ordered this picture from One King’s Lane yesterday: It captures perfectly the current state of my mind. I just want to take that curvy black line and straighten it out, but it would probably just spring back like curling ribbon. The wildness of the lines appeal to me, and the colors complement my living room. […][Continue reading...]
After 3 weeks on the My Fit Foods 21 Day Challenge, I’ve lost five of these: I measured today (that’s what we call stepping on the scale at West U Fitness,) and I’ve lost five pounds since I started the challenge three weeks ago. The scale measures the percentage of water, muscle, and fat in […][Continue reading...]
I suck at being a grown-up. I put off paying bills until I get overdue notices. I forget to give the dog her medicine. I kill every plant that enters my home. Thank God I’m not responsible for keeping a minor child alive till her 18th birthday. The pressure to feed, clothe, and shelter her […][Continue reading...]
I started the 21 Day Challenge with My Fit Foods again Sunday. It wasn’t because I went off my “diet” and have to start over. The company is having a contest, both local and nation-wide, in which customers compete to lose the most weight on the 21 Day Can’t Fake Fit Challenge. Everyone who wants […][Continue reading...]