A Lack of Intelligence

I thought it would only be fair to follow up my 'words of wisdom' post with a 'lack of intelligence' post. I'm aiming for full disclosure here. I'd hate for you to get the wrong idea. I frequently preach about the importance of listening to your body.  (Actually I do this ad nauseam. Ask anybody who…

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Spring Break 2017: 2 for 1

Two for one, as in two days in one post, because yesterday's post never happened. But I'm on vacation, so it's okay. It was another rough start to the day: a leisurely walk with the Quinn in the Florida sunshine. Notice the tail down. Not only aren't there any squirrels to chase, but it's kinda…

Coincidence? I Think Not

Had I written this in December, I would have entitled it "Matcha Balls, Matcha Balls". But since it's not, I didn't. I spent this past weekend hanging out with my two oldest children (who aren't really children anymore), and my hubby and the Q-dog in the Twin Cities. My son is currently working at a high school in…

The Daniel Plan: Take 3

This past week's chapter? Fitness. I'll be 50 in a few months. Four to be precise. And I am telling you this for three two reasons. One, I'm old. (Thought I should put that out there. It does, however, mean I have a lot of experience.) Two, memory issues may be a factor in what I am…

A Different Mindset (And a recipe involving chocolate and peanut butter!)

Last spring, at the ripe old age of 48, I experienced a "first". I ran the Green Bay Marathon as part of a relay team. I hadn't been part of the marathon environment since September 2014. (You can read about that experience here. It wasn't pretty. Actually, it was pretty ugly. I only wrote about it because I teach ELA…