Monthly Archives: August 2012


I mowed the lawn last night for an hour and a half, came inside, and iced my swollen and very sore ankle. I know. I know. I should have it looked at. I know. Since we’re in a state of flux right now–I’m working a lot and have no car while Groom is working a […]

I debated not publishing this

I have thought of every excuse not to do the things I need to do today. Can’t work on my computer because I’m eating breakfast. Can’t work out because I just ate. Can’t take a walk because I’m on the phone. Can’t mow the lawn because my phone battery is dead and I would have […]


I live in vacationland. It’s beautiful here. But, the problem is: Everyone who comes to visit…is on vacation. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate that people vacation in Maine. Both Groom and I receive paychecks from the tourism industry–his checks are largely from the ski industry and the fishing industry while mine come in through […]

It was bluefish

yummy! Groom came home last night after asking me to flip his gross scaly fish in its marinade (Hunh. That sounds kinda dirty.) and cooked up a bluefish he had caught in the Kennebec River. He doesn’t update his Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports blog as prolifically as I update my Maine Weak Girl Tries To […]


“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” –Kate Moss I call bullshit. This morning, I realized I need to do laundry because I have nothing to wear. Yes, the closets are full and the bureau is full, but most of those clothes are items I can’t really wear anymore. As Death Cab for Cutie sings, […]

No pain, no….

My frigging ankle is killing me. I just don’t get it. I know I make jokes all the time about being a big fatass, but I’m not this morbidly obese woman who can’t climb out of my chair. I’m relatively active and I move around. I look at this guy (keep the tissues close–this video […]

Family intervention

My nephew has the energy of a hummingbird. He never stops moving and, come to think of it, I’ve never actually seen him sleep. So, when he announced, “I’m really tired,” I knew we were in trouble. Today, after a long discussion about what we should do with our day, like maybe sitting on the […]

Stupid human tricks and algebra

s’mores I’m not sure why I continue to post when I continue to fall off the exercise wagon. I suppose it’s to hold myself accountable. Again, I did nothing but exercise my typing fingers, parts of my brain, and every muscle in my drinking arm. I know it’s summer and I know everyone is on […]


Here’s where I stand: I haven’t gotten any activity into my day yet unless you count a walk to the store for some coffee because we don’t have any in the house. But, the store is 1/4 of a mile away, maaaaaaybe 1/3 of a mile. It did serve to get the blood moving, but […]