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Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Back to life, back to reality

Today our vacation ends … Well, we still have a few more days off. But today we take off and drive back home to the Bay Area. I have had a great time visiting family and friends. But frankly, I am looking forward to getting back into my routine … my healthy routine. Our one […]


It’s go time

The Husband and I are traveling to Tucson for Christmas … by car. We decided to drive as it is expensive to fly to Tucson and even more so for Christmas. We will need a car while in Tucson and for the second part of our trip to San Diego. I am not a huge […]


The power of the cupcake

I had another post in mind today. But I have some work to do on it and I am tired. And something happened at work, which warranted a short and quickie post. Part of my job is to ensure that our researchers keep their lab notebooks up to date, that they are complete, signed and […]


Dealing with expected/unexpected challenges

On Saturday I wrote about how I had an upcoming challenging week: dinners, lunches, possible lack of exercise. Sometimes we can plan for our challenges other times they are a surprise. I try to take them all in stride and accept that sometimes you fall off the wagon. At some point you get back on […]


Don’t forget to breathe

Ah, the holidays are upon us. Tomorrow is the unofficial launch of the holiday season. I heard on the radio this morning that tonight is the busiest night for bars. I searched on Google to find more information about this. Many cities did stories on it. The one I decided to open came from Tucson, […]


Hmmm … what to do with that leftover candy

I probably should have posted this sooner. But oh well, I didn’t. Oh, first, Happy Halloween! You know that dreaded Halloween candy you have to keep in your house before the trick-or-treaters come … I bought our candy about a week and a half ago and am proud to say I haven’t touched one piece. […]


Showing the love … to me

Today is Valentine’s Day. I find the holiday silly and pretty much pointless. If you are single, you feel bad that you are. If you are in a relationship, you feel pressure. Curt and I don’t give gifts or cards. If we can, we do go out to dinner and eat delicious sushi. Last night […]


Happy New Year … from the couch … still with a cold

My staycation has consisted of me nursing a cold all week. Last night the cold started to move into my chest and develop into a cough. The cough seems the worst in the morning and at night. So I missed spin and abs and body conditioning today. And I fear I am going to miss […]


Best time of the year?

I am still not quite sure what this post is going to be about. I have been thinking about it most of the day: Should I talk about spinning on Christmas Eve? Talk about abs or doing dirty dog in body conditioning today? Or do I reflect on the holiday season? It is great for […]


Learning so much with yoga sub

The 10 a.m. yoga class had a sub. Like most regulars I get used to the same yoga classes with the same instructors. But I am almost always OK with a sub as you learn something new or have a new experience. (Sometimes that is not the case. But at Namaste there has never been […]