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Monday, September 26, 2011



I'm right there with you on the no-time-for-creativity part because I seem to drive people around all.the.time. Though to be honest, the creativity time has been cut into a little by the running, which I am making a conscious effort to do this month—I'm doing Cathy Zielske's run 50 miles challenge in September and I'm at 45 miles. Which quite frankly, is so unbelievable it's almost laughable. But! Me and my 13.20 minute mile pace are hanging in and that's quite an achievement for me : )

Stephanie Howell

This is wonderfully and beautifully written. I am exactly the same on the sarcasm thing. I have to watch myself. And I wish I'd be happy no matter my size,too. But I'm just not like that. :( thank you for blogging your heart. Xxo

Becky K

Running, and wishing *I* was faster, but always feeling that I self-defeat. Trying to balance what I want to do with what others think I should do, and trying to make myself happy more of the time (that sounds selfish.) Reading and how I hardly ever do it anymore - and yet I borrow stacks of books from the library each week.

My favorite part of this post? When you said you were running a half marathon in October. Wahoo!!!


What's in my heart?

* As a 51 year old single woman, my parents are still healthy enough and willing to go with me on my exploring adventures. I love having company and someone to talk to. They are my best friends. And last weeks trip was soooo fun.
* I am very excited for General Conference. I love the slowness of the weekend and am sad when it goes by so fast.
* My health is improving again, both physically and mentally. Which means I am finally wanting to be creative again. I actually did 3 layouts last month and I haven't done any for years. Your Write Now class and FPF/LOM helped with that. I am also sewing, something I have been meaning to do for a while. I, to, get snarky when I neglect that part of me.
* I'm looking forward to your Texuality class - another way to be creative.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


I'm glad you took the time to write this. Aren't body image issues interesting? Because we KNOW it shouldn't matter, and when it does, it is aggravating, to say the least.

Anyway, what's in my heart: I don't want a hysterectomy (which is supposed to happen in January), even though it would mean being free to swim every day for the rest of my life. :) I'm just beginning to recognize that I don't want it (the hyster), and just beginning to grieve its lack of use.

I love this fall, too. I was happy the colors seemed to come on late, and now are so vibrant. I hope to convince dh for a photo shoot in the trees this weekend.

I don't know why I feel like I'm spinning my wheels with getting the home more in order. Nothing is getting finished and it's driving me nuts!

I am not ready for winter. I want these lovely outside days to last forever.

As my son grows up and we find better routines and life-rhythms, it's hard to consider adopting another baby and reverting to the hell of sleep deprivation. I feel selfish wanting to cling to the increased freedom I'm enjoying so much. Yet I cannot deny wanting to adopt again . . . at least on some mostly-hidden level.

Melissa Kaiserman

I know you weren't fishing for compliments, but I am sincerely impressed that you can maintain an 8:30 pace for 6 miles. And I had to laugh at your specification of "shorter runs" which to me are long runs because I have yet to attempt them!

I totally get you on how the frustration with the lack of opportunity to be creative shows itself in unbecoming ways. It doesn't have to be a certain type of creativity... even making new labels for contents of a cupboard feeds that for me!

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