I suppose …

I should probably check in here, yes?So the weekend was wonderful, although it really was just a Friday evening-to-Sunday morning timespan. The littlest guest told her daddy she'd like to stay for a week! She's a city girl, but I think being in the country suits her just fine.And the rest of my life is pretty much the same: political stuff, health-and-fitness stuff, clean eating stuff.Weekend eating was, um, less than perfect, but I'm following the 80/20 rule – giving myself a day off every week to 10 days IF a situation arises which is, um, less than perfect for following the paleo plan ....more

Company's coming!

We have to have guests every once in a while, or the guest room would never get cleaned.It's my sewing room, it's where all the crafty projects get dumped mid-completion, it's where the printer (and paper and ink cartridges) live … in other words, I don't have a catchall drawer, I have a catchall ROOM!It's neat now, though, since our guests will be here tomorrow. Instead of a luggage rack we have a luggage table. I did a lot of inside tidying yesterday, and will mow the grass and sweep the front porch today ....more

Thank You, Facebook, for Keeping Me Connected from the Middle of Nowhere

I had a hard time making friends here. I just couldn't find women my age who weren't already plugged into their groups of friends. I didn't really try very hard. I stayed connected to old friends with email. I redecorated our house. I bought a lot of yarn. I started volunteering. And one day, I found Facebook. ...more
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It figures …

So. The day I post about not posting as much, I get an e-mail announcing one of my previous posts is going to be featured on BlogHer.So if you're visiting from that link, welcome! I used to post every day but life has been getting in the way ....more

Some things are falling by the wayside

As Election Day approaches – 86 days and counting! – my extracurricular activities are increasing. I feel like I've just started a job, and some of the things I used to do regularly, religiously even, are on the back burner.I've abandoned photo-a-day ....more

Time to buckle down. Again.

My weight is creeping up again.Abandoning my 1500-mile goal made it So. Much. Easier ....more

A happy day

Happy anniversary to us! My husband and I celebrate eight years of marriage today. We're delaying the dinner out for a couple days, due to scheduling conflicts ....more

Dueling Democrats

I may have mentioned, a time or 10, that it's become increasingly difficult to be a West Virginia Democrat since President Obama became the party's nominee, and moreso still since his election. Twice. (A neighbor installed a tombstone in front of his house that read RIP USA on the occasion of President Obama's second victory. He took it down after the second inauguration, but his Tea Party flag went up.) West Virginia Democrats apparently dislike my President so much that they would rather stay home than go to the polls....more

Dueling Democrats

I may have mentioned, a time or 10, that it's become increasingly difficult to be a West Virginia Democrat since President Obama became the party's nominee, and moreso still since his election. Twice. (A neighbor installed a tombstone in front of his house that read RIP USA on the occasion of President Obama's second victory ....more

Thank you, Facebook. Just … thank you.

This post has been churning in my brain for a few days. Time to let it out, I guess.I am a social media junkie. Not Twitter so much, although I do have and use my account ....more