April 15, 2013
Not many details are known and the ones that are are absolutely heartbreaking. One of the two dead in the initial explosion was an eight year old. As the mother of two, I felt dizzy when I heard. The explosions were already hard to grasp, but I hadn't even started to think about child victims. I forgot there were children there cheering for their moms and dads.
Boston, we love you. You're wicked tough, and you'll pull through this!
April 14, 2013
April 11, 2013
So in October 2011 I was apparently under the impression I was starting over for the last time.
What I find tough to swallow is how much progress I actually had made. I was touching my toes which, for me, was almost as exciting as doing the splits.
What I didn't document, and don't remember, is giving up. At some point I quit stretching. In January 2013, the tension in my entire body was unbearable; even my usually comfy mattress hurt me.
I decided to start my Positivity Proposal, and number two on my list was stretching. I never did get around to writing about number two, although I was doing back, neck and shoulder stretches daily. I still do them a couple times a week, in fact. My original intent was to add leg and hip stretches until I became a Limber Linda but instead, when life got hectic, I let all exercise be forgotten.
Now look! I can't touch my toes! It's almost my 32nd birthday and I CAN'T TOUCH MY TOES.
So effective immediately I'm reinstating the Positivity Proposal but I'm rebranding. It will now be known as Mission: Maggie. (I may have a thing for alliteration.) I feel the new name better represents my evolving goals, and I'm excited for the reboot!
April 10, 2013
April 9, 2013
Being in my early 30s, this list isn't nearly complete. I look forward to learning more about myself!
April 8, 2013
Get her butt on Pinterest. I've picked out the flooring for the kitchen & dining area, even opting to do it myself to save money. I'm no novice; I've tiled before. Just in case, though, I've been reading articles as if I'll be tiling this weekend.
Looking for investors.
April 5, 2013
I have a confession: I haven't told anybody about this blog. It certainly isn't a secret, as I link to it from both Pinterest and Twitter, but I haven't proactively mentioned it.
I've kept a blog, in some form, since the late 1990s. This blog has been around since 2007, with a complete purge in 2011. People knew it existed, but I've not mentioned I'm writing again. Mainly because I'm not saying anything. The other reason is because I don't enjoy the real life conversations that occur when someone reads your ramblings.
Them: I read your blog.
Me: Oh yeah?
Them: I had no idea you didn't know how to paint your nails.
Me: ...yeah. It never came up.
Them: That's weird.
Me: Sure is...