Here’s a tip for next holiday season: It’s probably a bad idea to eat leftover pierogies every day after Christmas through the New Year. Maybe this wouldn’t be such a big deal if it wasn’t also coupled with nut roll. And baklava. And buckeyes. And other delicious calories consumed the last two weeks, all of … More Resolution Time!
I started a new workout regimen a few weeks ago after months of doing hardly anything at all except an occasional yoga class. I had a hard time figuring out when I could fit in exercise during the spring without running from work to pick up the kids from daycare, to cook dinner, to eat, … More A Little Heavy Lifting Goes a Long Way
It’s one of those writing nights where I spend about a minute or two typing out clever sentences and then hold down the backspace bar until the page is white again. It’s also the night of a thousand saves as I open and close new and old drafts of poems and essays. And the night … More The Elliptical and Tonight’s Work of Writing
It’s been a while since I checked in on my 30th Year Goals. Ever since the summer residency my reading and writing efforts have been unimpressive. Besides a draft of an essay that probably won’t ever see the light of day because it’s so bad, I’ve written one poem and a short lyric essay of … More That Isn’t on My 30th Year Goal List
I like to challenge myself occasionally to see just how much we can jam into a few hours or a few days and still survive. In order to prove to myself that I can and WILL continue living life with three kids and a husband away for the evening, I think, “Hmmm, what would my … More Life with Kids, Diet, and Exercise