• Holidays,  Mom-ing,  Relationships,  Vacations,  Work

    Motivation Tanked. Must be the holidays!

    Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. For once in quite awhile mine did not involve travel. While I love exploring new (and old) places, I also don’t love the airport during the holidays–or driving through wintery craziness. So staying home had its definite benefits. What did I do? Besides the normal fun stuff, I cleaned. I got to go beyond my normal “just kind of keep the house from falling apart” cleaning to an actual scrubbing of the floor, which brought me such peace. I spent at least an hour studying Black Friday deals variety of vacuum robots, dreaming of a little dude sweeping and scrubbing for me. I…

  • Mom-ing,  Vacations

    Staycation

    I decided very last minute to get out of L.A. for the weekend, so we are here in Huntington Beach. It’s only about an hour away from where we live, but it’s really close to our favorite (DOG) beach. The room has an ocean view, which I am looking at right now. There is a huge hotel pool with a bar that allows dogs, which I’ve never heard of–so it was great lounging around the pool with Huxley instead of being stuck in the room with him. Let me sing the praises of a staycation. If I had the money, I would do this at least once a month. When…

  • Mom-ing

    Happy 1st Birthday Baby Girl

    Whew. We made it. One Whole Year. I’m celebrating mostly the fact that I somehow have remained semi-sane and the baby has not been permanently damaged by the 1,000 falls she has taken around the house as she attempts new moves and maneuvers (Baby Seal-ing, as we call it). Being so reluctant about parenthood, I can now tell you most of my fears did come true. I don’t have much me time. Or down time. Or time to work on the business. Or reading time. Or writing time. Or social time. It is all baby time, mixed in with dog time & loads of chore time and errand time to…

  • Mom-ing,  Triathlons

    Momma Triathlete

    I’m changing the site up! We’ll pretend it’s not because GoDaddy/Wordpress lost 8 years of posts, no that didn’t happen at all. I just needed a new vibe as a new mom. Thank goodness for a website called the Wayback Machine that archives websites. I was able to save SO MUCH of my previous writing (if anyone wants a 50 page word document of triathlon race reports or an overly-detailed birth story, just let me know). The best part was being able to look at my site way in 2002. It was a thrill! I posted pictures of myself and called them “self photos.” (I’m not sure why this phrase…