Tag Archives: Health

Grow Your Own Aloe Plant Babies


Several years ago, my mom bought me an aloe plant on Father’s Day because I burned my fingers while making my dad breakfast. It was pretty small, but now it looks like this. Read the rest of this entry


Just Keep Running, Just Keep Running


As a swimmer for 15 years, Dory’s original version, “Just Keep Swimming” has had a lot more use to me.

Now that I have not been an active swimmer for the last 5 1/2 years, it was time to find a new outlet. Last year, both my husband and I started running. We needed to do something active, and running is something we could do with our pups. My goal immediately was to complete the Monument 10K. Hubby’s goal was to run a 5K. In the back of my mind, I wanted to eventually run a half marathon. Read the rest of this entry

Sleeeeeep, Where Are You?


My first official day back at school was today, but I started going back last week to set up my classroom. Unfortunately, after the first day back I was already struggling to sleep through the night. Because I was exhausted, I would fall asleep by 10 and then be up for 1-2 hours in the night. This is not normal for me because during the summer I have no problem sleeping through the night. Read the rest of this entry

Almonds: Advice From My Dentist


When I was getting my regular cleaning on Tuesday, Dr. G. asked me what I’ve done with my summer. First thought: not much… 😦 Second thought: traveled, built a deck, thought about the need to think about school. Third thought: that seems like more than not much. What I actually blurted out: I started a blog!

Dr. G. then rambled on about her love of reading blogs while she conveniently had her hands in my mouth so my responses came more as grunts. Before she left the room she asked me if I eat almonds (I do) and how I generally eat them (whole). She asked me to to let the blogging world know about the possible danger to your teeth of eating whole almonds. Read the rest of this entry