Saturday, April 12, 2014


But exhausted.

Remind me to tell you about the street racers on the Ohio Turnpike.

It took a few years off my life...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sick Bed

I'm sick.  SO sick, it is crazy.

First, on Saturday, while I was doing the taxes I felt weird and dizzy.

And I had a sore throat.

But, I actually thought...

this might just be tax induced psychosomatic illness.

You know, like during finals in college

when I would inexplicable turn into a narcoleptic.


So, I did what I always do: ate a bunch of high sugar simple carbs.

No effect.

Right now, looking back, at this point,

I cannot believe I made myself workout for 70 minutes yesterday.

I could have died!

Anyway, back to Saturday...

Every single time, my strange reaction to sickness catches me off guard,

and usually results in my doing something dumb

that could make me break my own legs off.

So, the weird thing for me, is that I never get a fever.

NEVER (ok, rarely)

I've even had raging infections...

dizzy, shaking with chills, red streaks...

and NO fever.

On the rare occasion I have gotten a fever...

I pass out, hit my head

(on a radiator, a marble counter, the kitchen floor...)

and have to be monitored for a concussion.


Does anyone else suffer from this strange malady?

I'm talking like a fever of 100 degrees not 105.

It's weird.

So anyway, I'm glad we are on break

and I don't have to get behind the wheel.

Because I feel deranged.

I mean, it's a cold.  A cold, people...

but I feel like someone has extracted part of my brain

in a cruel science experiment.

So, that's where I am at.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Remember when  said I WASN'T going to let other people's agendas start my day?  I was going to sit down and write first thing??... Yeah, well, that has been the hardest habit to adopt.  Dang it.  When I do focus on my own agenda, my whole day runs better... I end up being so much more productive.  But, the truth is... it just is easier to procrastinate in my early morning stupor.  I open my email, check in on FB, and my blog reader, and then... I've run out of time and my own writing gets pushed down the line.

So, anyway, I told myself yesterday to get at it this morning

and... well, it happened again.

I need to really work on this,

It is just another way I sabotage myself.

I've made a lot of positive changes in the last few months,

but this one thing is really hard for me to break.

Well, now that I've gotten that off my chest,

here is the RIVETING Furious lifestyle update:

Today I feel kind of sick and rundown.

After doing the taxes yesterday,

I just really wanted to have a bit of the day to relax in my room


(I foolishly thought I had earned this privilege)

Within fifteen minutes, this is what happened:

As usual.

It's like they can smell it and they ALL come one by one and smoother me out of bed.

That got me antsy and angsty and I ordered everyone to get at least 5 things out of their rooms to put in a donation pile.  I cleaned out our linen closet of 6 sets of sheets and duvet sets we don't use in this house and a pile of my clothes.   I'm feeling an extremely strong urge to just get rid of everything these days.  I'm just over so much of it.  I just want to shed stuff.  Plus, we're reaching that stage of parenthood where we finally can get rid of a bunch of the little kid crap that just smoothers your house (you know???!)... and I just want it GONE.  Plus, Plus:  I really want to travel extensively with the kids (I think I've mentioned this 1,000 times, yes?) and I want that to be our priority.  Plenty of deep thoughts on that around here lately.  We're assessing our real life priorities and how we are going to make them happen... What we'd give up or risk to make them happen. At this point, I think it is an achievable goal to travel/or live for a month internationally every summer.  But we aren't millionaires... so... let's maybe have a simpler life that allows us to have a more exciting and adventurous life.   I'm hoping this is doable on $10,000/year... which is roughly what we'll be saving in tuition next year.

Well, that's where my head space is at these days.

This video, actually got me seriously motivated on that front.

Other things I accomplished today:
I got cat poop off my nicest white pillowcase (for real...)
I worked out (70 min)
I made these chicken legs for dinner (the best!!)
I made brownies for dessert
I successfully avoided cleaning off the kitchen counter (again)

And now I'm finally alone in my bed with a cup of tea...

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