My Fascinating Life continues

September 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

It’s pretty crappy to get millions…OK, hundreds…OK, my mother-in-law addicted to following the minutiae of my day-to-day and then just suddenly stop sharing, right? Sorry.

I’ve forgotten how to use Windows Live Writer. I moved and dropped off the face of the blogosphere.

It’s been really nice not editing photos and broadcasting everything. But now I’m sad that the last few months have not been documented. They have been awesome. I should have hired an intern to follow me around and blog about everything. But I’ve been happily nesting and doing summer things with the family and friends.

We moved into our new house on May 2nd, and the first couple of weeks after that I really was too busy to blog. I just couldn’t fit it in. But after that I just didn’t want to blog. I had serious blog aversion and couldn’t make myself do it. I had met all of my outstanding blog commitments and I didn’t want to feel obligated to blog, so I didn’t.

I think a big part of my aversion was caused by all those “commitments”. I am really grateful for all of the opportunities that have come my way because of this blog, but I no longer want any blog obligations. I want to write because I want to write, not because I have to because somebody gave me something. Going forward, I am not going to be accepting many offers for free stuff in exchange for blogging. I won’t say NEVER, because if somebody offers me something AMAZING then I may have to accept it. I mean, come on. I am just going to be much more picky about it. It would really have to be worth it.

I just want this blog to be my little online diary, as it has always been. To that effect I am going to work on some “catch up” posts so that I can record the last few months for posterity. Want to see the slide show from my summer vacation? Stay tuned. Or skip those posts. They are just for me anyway (and my mother-in-law).

As for today, September 1st, I am starting a new Whole30. (Click here to read way too much about the first time I did the Whole30.) In addition to my summer break from blogging, I also took a summer break from exercise and eating right. It was a virtual free for all, and my waist line shows it. Time to get back to healthy living. Since school started two weeks ago I have been walking three miles almost every day. It’s a start! I want to find that excessercising urge again. I need to get back to the gym badly. My bikes would be covered in cobwebs if it weren’t for my friend Carlise borrowing my road bike for a couple of triathlons over the summer. I’m glad somebody could use it!

We had a party last night…

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and that was my last hurrah before starting the Whole30 today. There were MANY parties over the summer and MANY margaritas. Time to clean it up for a while.

My Whole 30, Day 1 breakfast:

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I don’t plan to document every day and every meal of my Whole30 like I did last time. I’m just going to post what I feel like posting. My new/old mantra. That tomato is an heirloom tomato from our last share of Annie’s Organic Buying Club produce. So delicious. The bacon is Whole30 compliant, although it is not organic or free range. Finding really clean pork, especially bacon, is so hard. I know of the usual sources, but the ones I know of don’t have compliant bacon available right now. I’m not stressing the details. Everything I eat may not be organic and pastured and perfect. I’m just striving for a compliant Whole30, and this bacon fits the bill.

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No sugar added! The whole reduced fat thing is ridiculous and irrelevant. At least if there is less fat there are less toxic chemicals from the conventional pork farming techniques. This bacon is really salty and tasty. Must be all the toxic chemicals.

I did it. I wrote a blog post! Hope I can keep it up.


Now it’s November

November 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I have so many fascinating things to blog about that have happened in the last day and a half since my last post. Run(walk) and Restore on Tuesday night. The Creepy Crawl kids’ obstacle course at Mack’s school yesterday. Trick or treating last night (of course!). A fieldtrip today to the St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society festival. BUT. I’m in the process of moving my blog from to and it’s not going smoothly. Plus, I’ve basically been having too much fun to blog. Tonight I’m attending a fun Trek Women event, so the fascination just keeps piling up.

I’ll have to do a back up and catch up eventually, but I just wanted to mention this fun local event that I’m going to on Friday. It’s a shopping event called Angels After Dark.


First, it’s at The Tower at One Progress Plaza. My first job upon moving to St. Petersburg was in that building. I worked for Barnett Bank on the 18th floor doing commercial and commercial real estate loan closings while I was studying for the Florida Bar and then for quite a while after I actually became an attorney. So that building is very nostalgic for me.

Second, who doesn’t like shopping? Here’s the newspaper’s blurb about the event:


I’m planning to go around 10 a.m. tomorrow, so if you are there say, “Hi!” Leave a comment or get in touch with me if you are local and would like to go with me. My friend Amy already signed on!

Here is the Facebook event page (this is the page to RSVP for the event, which isn’t actually necessary, but you can go there to see if any of your friends are going).

Check out the Angels After Dark Facebook page for more information about all of their awesome vendors and sponsors.

I’ll leave you with cute Halloween pictures of my nephew Cody.


My sister said that everyone kept saying he looked like Clint Eastwood, so that’s what they went with. Personally, I would have said he was Wild Bill Hickok, or almost any other cowboy, but he sure does look cute.

I miss him and my sister.


And my brother-in-law.


I love you guys so much!