Life, Misc.

Birthday gifts and sleepless nights

Hope you all had a great start to your week. Monday is in the books. It was a good day around here…I really wanted to start the week off strong. I had just wrapped up one “section” of some work on Friday and was starting on something new yesterday, so it felt fresh… which inspired a productive mindset and in…

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Habits, Workouts

Results proportional to effort…. and yummy food

I’ve been feeling a little lacking in motivation lately, kind of. It’s a little hard to explain. It’s more that I feel like on the whole, I’m not as “hard core” on certain things as I used to be. I can’t decide if I actually care or not. Around ~2015 or so when I got super into strength training, I…

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A day with many hours

Yesterday was a day that felt longer than most. Not in a bad way, but it just seemed to have significantly more hours in it than other days. This is, of course, not true- though I suppose it technically had more waking hours for me than some days. I was up at 5:30 a.m. and didn’t go to bed until…

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Reading speed, running and volcanoes

Happy Friday. This was nice, solid week- fairly uneventful- and leading into a pretty open, probably fairly uneventful weekend. That’s cool with me. 🙂 Some highlights of the week…. 🔷 Good weather!! Everyone is talking about it around here. It’s been in the 40s and sunny this week, with forecasts of 50+ degree temps soon. Ivan’s cousin’s wife asked if…

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Kids, Misc.

Misc. Thursday thoughts & family rulings

“Your first thought in the morning should be “thank you”. You can choose whatever you want for the second.” We definitely should be saying “thank you” every morning. God (or whatever/whoever you personally believe in) has granted us another day to be alive!!!! That is pretty awesome and amazing. Today is Thursday. I like Thursdays. The kids have early release…

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