Anyone who has gone on a long run understands the importance of finding a way to distract yourself while running. The quickest way that I’ve found to lose steam is to either, a) think about how much farther I have left to go, b) calculate how long it will take you to run it. This… Continue reading On Audiobooks and how much I love them
Whelp, I can’t believe I let this go so long. Taking on three part time jobs in addition to race training and keeping things up around the house might have been biting off more than I could chew. I’ve been making excuses all spring (some legitimate), but I don’t want this post to be about… Continue reading Realistic goals
My husband’s family has a very strong German heritage. There’s quite a bit of German blood in my family tree, but my most recent German ancestors came to the US in the mid-1700s. Although that side of my family has retained a lot of stoic ‘German-ness’, a lot of those traditions were lost. I’ve really… Continue reading St. Nicholas Day
*Whew* (read as: a huge exhale that has been accumulating over the past 5 years) Later, when I’m a little more removed from the actual process, I’ll write about my experience. However, today, I want to focus on the positives. I feel like my adult life can actually start now. Here are my priorities in… Continue reading I finished my PhD….
I have been working on more crochet projects in the last couple of months than in all of the years I’ve spent crocheting combined. Right now I’m sort of in a perfect storm of nervous energy with a lot of free time, so I’ve been working on lots of projects. This is the first year… Continue reading Christmas Crochet Projects
As much as I enjoying my time as a SAHW, there are times when I miss having a full-time job. Frankly, the largest problem that I see is having enough adult conversation throughout the day. Aside from my husband, I don’t get to talk to virtually anyone else on most days. We have a couple… Continue reading SAHW Survival: Talking to other humans
One of the last things I expected to be was a stay at home wife. The women in my family are doctors, administrators, teachers, and nurses. My grandma was the only female physician in our county for many years after she and my grandpa started their practice. I was raised with the expectation that I… Continue reading Learning Domesticity