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    Back in the Saddle

    Sugar cleanse: juice of one lemon in hot water. Also I chipped my new dottery mug. :( But it still works! @bethanyactually

    You know what is good? Birthday cake. You know what is better? When you stop eating birthday cake every day and you realize you’ve been in a sugar coma for days and that was why you were spiraling downwards into a faux depression. Stupid sugar.


    The other day I tried to take a Zumba class after eating a bowl of Cracklin’ Oatbran (also sugar) for breakfast and I felt like I was stuck in slow motion while the rest of the class jumped around like cheerleaders on meth. I was dragging so bad. Part of my problem is I’ve been sick for weeks and I’m just now coming out of the fog but still, it was pretty pathetic. I did a quick sugar cleanse of my own design (juice of one lemon in a cup of hot water) and stayed away from all sugar for two days and now I feel like my old self again. Phew!


    I hate to admit it but money problems get me down. It’s my personal thorn I’m dealing with. I keep thinking, God, just take this away from me. Why I can’t I live from month to month without having to stress so hard about money? But then I think it’s probably better that this is what I worry about rather than my health or loneliness or maybe even something worse like the health or loneliness of someone I love deeply. I guess if I had to choose, I’d choose money problems.

    Don’t worry. I’m fine. No need to start a fundraiser for me. I’m still poking away at what I do. Getting a real job in an office somewhere and putting Bug into an after school program is something I’ve thought about but I don’t think I want to go there yet. I love what I do. I don’t really want to work on motorcycle catalogues or real estate brochures. But it’s an option if things get worse. I’m not that desperate. Yet.

    Little movies! This is so fun! Come find me on Vine!

    And speaking of happy and fresh and new and not getting bogged down in the things that make you sad, have you guys checked out Vine yet? I have to admit this is one social media network that I got excited about right off the bat. Keep it simple, man. I don’t need another facebook. I need instagram on steroids! Woohoo!

    I’m sure you’ve already read about this on everybody else’s blog but if you haven’t it’s just a way to post short little movies from your day. I love it. It still has a lot of bugs but if they work everything out like I think they will, this will be the funnest thing since Instagram. Come find me! (SecretAgentJo)

    It's 57 degrees and she wants to go swimming. I gave in and let her swim in the jacuzzi.

    What else is new? Bug went swimming in 52 degree weather. Is that news? Is your kid like my kid and they never want to wear a jacket? Is this some kind of trend or typical seven-year-old behavior? Are they never cold?


    We also made lemonade and she wore a sundress. I think she’s missing summer.


    Maybe I need a couch.

    Okay, now I’m just throwing up pictures because I want to share them and I don’t really have a better way to tie them all together. I guess I just wanted to pop in and say hi! I’m fine. How are you?