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May 10th, 2010

i owe you a lot, dear readers. cuz you keep coming back, even though I’m rarely updating, and when i do, it’s YouTube or something you’ve probably already heard before.

my apologies. this move, losing my (current) job (“unassigned does not mean laid off!” etc.), getting the kids, my husband and myself settled, trying to deal gracefully with (gulp) menopause… argh, “changes,” make that… it’s been a little much.

ordinarily, i write notes on my hands (and arms, iffen i run out of room on my hands) when i can’t remember stuff. my students think this is “hilarious” and offer to be my “secretaries.” (ie — write on my body for me.) thing is, they want to use indelible Sharpies. No, no, nopey, no, no.

Lately, though, I have been running so wild and ragged that i haven’t even been scribbling notes on my body. What does that mean? Time to settle down, man. Make some lists, make some changes.

I’m working through/reading/making a project out of two books: “The Clutter Diet” and “The Happiness Project.” Really liking both books, and both styles. i have two “motivational partners” to e with and talk stuff over. Goal-setting, etc. Also, i’m back to working out every day (or at least doing a weigh-in and some stretches). today, por ejemplo, I burned many calories on the Wii-Fit and all the yoga i did worked those g.d. cricks right out of my neck.

ahhhhhhhh! bliss. ahhhhhhhhhhh! just sayin’.

and today, I wrote on my hand again. it sez:

3 blocks

which translates to:

tape hockey (Pens v. Canadiens, game 6 of the series, in Montreal, home of the Canadiens, obviously ;), Channel 590, program 3 blocks cuz they might go into overtime…

hey, it’s not much. but it’s a start.

have a great week, yins. GO PENS!

— wm


  1. The Other Laura says

    Moving will do a number on you! Ease back into things – you’ll get there. I am going to my first EVER yoga class tomorrow and I am terrified. Wish me good luck…

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  2. WackyMummy says

    Hey, I’m not on here much either lately, so I understand. I’m trying not to take it personally, as i too have also recently moved and can comprehend the confusion. However, I don’t write on my body, so you’re on your own there. But… how sweet of the students to offer to help! Awwww! And they say they don’t raise kids right nowadays! ;)

    May 10th, 2010 | #

  3. LIB says

    TOL is right ‘ease back into things’. We’ll be here when you do write.

    May 11th, 2010 | #

  4. Lorie Marrero says

    Hey there, Wacky Mommy– so glad to see that you like my book and that you have a Motivation Partner! Thanks for writing about it.

    – Lorie Marrero
    Creator of ClutterDiet.com and author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life

    May 11th, 2010 | #

  5. Wacky Mommy says

    TOL, yoga is so, so, so good, I love it — started when i was a teen. My yearbook teacher taught the whole class, when she saw what a stress case I was. I should thank her, don’t you think?

    WackyMummy, yer funny, hunny.

    LIB, thank you. You are always a loyal girl, I appreciate it.

    Lorie, wow, thank you for stopping by!

    May 11th, 2010 | #

  6. Nan says

    Sounds like you’re dealing with moving stress pretty well! Yoga is the best thing ever, and if you can find a good class it’s better yet.

    May 12th, 2010 | #

  7. Anne T. says


    Lots of life thrown at you this year. And as a friend of mine told me during a bad couple years: “You may not understand this for ten years, maybe never.” I learned about survival and compassion those tough two years. I also complained a lot.
    I think I am working on the Clutter Project and the Happiness Diet.
    I think of you when I go near your new home and look forward to tea together.

    May 15th, 2010 | #

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