Category Archives: Charity / Community Service

Runners are weird

I lost a couple of days’ worth of training this week due to a cranky knee and a cut heel (that happens sometimes, when your preferred footwear is “none”), so I logged a little extra distance today: 5.10 miles. Yay, … Continue reading

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Inching along

I continue to cough up the remnants of that blasted cold, but I otherwise feel pretty good. Had my annual physical today, complete with blood workup. I am now of a certain age and had to schedule an additional exam … Continue reading

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Homelessness

I was listening to a podcast this morning, and they brought up a topic ┬áthat I hadn’t stopped to think much on before. Well, I had thought of each part of this separately, but I hadn’t put them together. There … Continue reading

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What’s happening, hotstuff?

Remember that line from Sixteen Candles? Maybe I’ll Netflix that on the telly while I make jelly on Friday (since I refuse to join the insanity that is Black Friday shopping). Has it really been five days since my last … Continue reading

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Wardrobe crisis

I’m not sure if it was our walk through the mall last night, the abrupt arrival of autumn, or my recent advancement into the 40-something category, but suddenly my closet is full of clothes I can’t stand. I have a … Continue reading

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Give a little

This week I packed my lunch every single day, and today I donated the money I would have spent if I’d eaten out. It adds up, let me tell you. And the cost of five lunches purchased in downtown Seattle … Continue reading

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In with the new

And out with the old! I bought six new blouses today (majorly on sale!) and before I hung them up I chose seven shirts, two dresses, and two pairs of pants from my closet that I no longer wear and … Continue reading

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Helping hands

Today I took a 6-hour CPR / First Aid certification class. I have to keep my certification for both work and Girl Scouts, and even if they didn’t require it I would still take the class because it just feels … Continue reading

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Starting out well

Happy New Year! We’ve had a great (long) weekend so far, getting all kinds of things put away, cleaned up, and organized. We even hung up some artwork today! For Christmas I had a print framed for Chris; it’s a … Continue reading

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Bye-bye Styro!

Would you look at that – Seattle is about to become the first city to have an ordinance banning food containers that are not either compostable or recyclable. How exciting! It’s been a year and a half since restaurants in … Continue reading

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