Forty Winks, Puh-leez!

I’m tired. Oh. So. Tired. I haven’t had a decent full night’s sleep in at least a week or so. Why? Because apparently my dog breathes too loud, snores too loud, licks herself too loud, asks to go out and pee at ungodly hours and my wife-to-be’s cat pulls and scratches at doors too loud, wants to eat at ungodly hours and loves to sit on people and stare at them while they sleep. Does any of this wake me up? Hell no! It absolutely does not. I have kids. Those kids were once babies. I’m old. Old and used

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Habit Schmabit

I follow a lot of motivational pages on Facebook these days, and considering my high anxiety status, it is probably no surprise! This morning, as I was scrolling through my feed I was drawn to a “You ARE Enough” quote pic: and it got me thinking — just what does it take to create a habit? According to some quick searches, it certainly isn’t simply a few weeks. In fact, it can apparently take up to the better part of year in order to create a habit. Pretty daunting, especially considering today’s instant gratification mindset. The world is moving so

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Follow-Up: Oatmeal? Ick! Well, maybe…

Banana oatmeal muffins were a bust! I tried the recipe I posted and they were thumbs down from all. One of my testers didn’t even make it through the chew before she was spitting it out! LOL Texture was … not good. I tried two other recipes and still didn’t have a winner, so I gave up out of frustration for the day and we took the kids Halloween costume supply shopping instead! After a little recuperation time, I’ll move on to the pumpkin trials. Believe it or not, there was a point in my life when I was good

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Oatmeal? Ick! Well, maybe…

I had a check-in with my family doc recently, and he tells me that my cholesterol is a little higher than he would like. My first internal reaction was Oh, God, I’m gonna die — that was a bit severe. His suggestions? No eggs, no cheese, no red meat, and yes daily oatmeal, fresh fruits, whole grains and fish. OK, well I usually eat mostly that way to begin with (though, admittedly, we had been eating out a LOT in recent months because I was burnt out on cooking). The exceptions: oatmeal and fish. I really, really, really do not

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