sweaty denim

I have these old worn out jeans that I can’t bring myself to throw out because they’re super comfortable. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that the thigh rubbing area is getting thin and in some places has worn through. I have taken to walking in them. My last few walks have taken me further…

weekend away, stolen dough & forgotten keys

How do the weeks go by so fast? Last Tuesday, I went to Cafe Cabaret for the monthly reading. It went great. Wednesday and Thursday were days that have passed where I did nothing of significance. Probably watched some TV. Han & I are watching “The West Wing.” We didn’t watch it when it was…

quiet Wednesday

This morning I went in for my annual physical. Unfortunately, I didn’t know I needed to fast so now I have to go back tomorrow morning to have my blood drawn. Happily, I had lost 3 pounds since I was there in January. Doesn’t seem like much, but I’ll take it. Other good news was…

stormy weekend

The sky to the west has slowly darkened with storm clouds as the afternoon has worn on, so I’m just waiting for more rain. I just heard some thunder so there’s hope! It rained most of the day yesterday. Unlike many San Diegans, I like days of rain, even with the dumb drivers and the…

the rest of the week

One thing I did on Wednesday (that I didn’t want to ruin my parents’ anniversary post with) was that I went to the dietitian. She didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t know. Reduce my calorie intake, watch the fats I eat, increase my fiber and water intake, reduce my red meat intake, and watch…

end of week, end of month

Happy Chinese New Year. It’s the year of the horse. Here’s what’s happened since I last wrote. On Wednesday, I had a vendor dinner for work. We went to George’s at the Cove’s Ocean Terrace. I arrived late, having gotten hung up at work, but it actually worked out great because everyone was ordering by…

I keep forgetting

So this day will have two. I’m enthralled in my current book, Shadow of Night. I’ve been late for appointments & distracted at work. Went to lunch & shopping with Mom today. Lunch was good. Shopping was not. It had been some time since I’d seen myself in a full-length mirror in a state of…

today I wore a dress

It may not seem like a big deal, but for me it kind of is. I almost changed my mind because this morning, looking at reflections of myself, I kind of felt like a whale. But when I got back from getting coffee, Han said I looked nice and that was enough to make me…

thoughts on beauty

There are a few things that have come up this week that have got me thinking about beauty and the concept of beauty. First, Marion Bartoli winning Wimbledon. I was glad for her, and I welled up when she climbed up to her box to hug her team, and especially her dad. She is short,…

progress

Okay, wow. There I was looking at Facebook, when I said to myself, “Instead of doing this, you should be writing your blog!” So I logged in. That’s progress, right? Also progress? Fitting into jeans a size smaller. It’s not that big a deal. The ones I usually wear are quite baggy. The ones I…

missed one

Because I went to bed at 10 pm. Probably should have stayed home. The antibiotics or this infection took its toll on me yesterday. Cranky one minute, in tears the next. Side effects. Plus a strange lingering metallic taste, especially when I drink water. Didn’t take any percocet when I went to bed, but I…

wheels

My immediate family knows, but now the rest of you (3 people, maybe?) can know that Han & I are owners of a new (used) car! It’s a 2010 Dodge Avenger and it’s awesome. We got it at Carmax, which is like the WalMart of car dealers. That is to say, neither of us felt…