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ADF Day 15: Work Tired…

What a crazy day!  Good thing we’re gearing up for a sort-of four -day weekend!

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January 17, 2013 at 6:46 pm 2 comments

ADF Day 12: Back in the Saddle Again…

199.8.  I’m just amazed it’s not more!

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January 14, 2013 at 6:20 am

ADF Day 4: Weekend!

Keeping in mind that weight fluctuates throughout the day, I am mindful of the training of my Weight Watcher days when weighing myself.   I’ve always tried to weigh myself first thing in the morning, after attending to the bathroom and before I’ve had anything to eat or drink.  I figure those circumstances give me the best shot at a ‘clean’ weight, one I can compare to weights from other days to get a reasonably accurate idea of what’s going on.

Today, I slept in.  And Chris crashed on the couch last night because we were up late watching Star Trek Next Generation reruns on Netflix, so he brought me coffee in bed.  Therefore, today’s weight is somewhat suspect, and yet still promising:  202.6!

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January 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

ADF Day 3: Dining Out!

Wow.  This morning I was at 203.4 again.   That’s pretty amazing, considering yesterday was an Up Day. 🙂

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January 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

ADF Day 4: Back on the Treadmill Again…

I have no idea what today will bring, now that I think about it…

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December 17, 2012 at 6:16 am

ADF Day 3: Tragedy and Indulgence

This has been a weekend of dichotomies.  On one hand, there was a terrible shooting in Connecticut (which I have now written out enough times that I now consistently remember to include that second ‘c’) in which twenty small kids of about Lucas’ age were shot and killed by a heavily-armed gunman.  According to current reports, the reason he went there is completely unknown; originally it was reported that his mother was a teacher there, but now they’re saying that was never the case.  I’m not sure why the randomness there makes this even more horrible; I somehow doubt I’d ever know enough about my children’s teachers to predict whether one of their kids was about to lose his mind and do something unthinkable like this.  But I guess it does open the field of possibility wider for whatever false sense of security I might have clinged to otherwise.  I don’t know.

Six adults were also killed in the rampage, including the principal, a school psychologist, a teacher and a full-time sub.  I haven’t figured out what roles the other two played, but it really doesn’t matter; none of these people went to work that day even remotely prepared for what was to come.  According to reports, the shooter had also killed his mother at home, using guns the family owned.  His mother was an avid gun collector and had taught her sons to shoot.

Of course, this has gun control debates flaring up everywhere.  That stuff just makes me weary.

At any rate, this tragic news had its effects on me, as motherhood has imbued me with particularly sharp empathy for anyone who loses a child, especially one so young.  It’s too easy to make the mental leap now from what they must be going through to what such a loss would do to me.   I always joke that the only time I ever feel like I have a lot of kids is while Christmas shopping, but any mother who loses a child feels pretty broken from then on.  It’s not a grief that heals, really.  My sister lost her baby at a week of age, and that baby was one of a set of triplets; she did not have years of memories connected to that child that could spring up uninivited and haunt her, and she had two other babies who needed her besides.  Yet she still cries whenever something brings Ellie to mind.  How much worse it would be to be looking down the weeks ahead toward Christmas with all of the six or seven years’ worth of memories these families have connected with their lost children, to face that agonizing rush of grief every time they think of how those children would have loved this or would have hated that.

And then, of course, this was the weekend of our own family Christmas…

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December 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

ADF Day 2: The Joy of Luncheoning

So …this luncheon yesterday…  

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December 15, 2012 at 6:26 am

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