Thankful Things Thursday: Working & Blogging From Home

Last night I had a dream that I was running late to get somewhere. Then, back in real life, I got out of bed this morning, turned on the TV, and saw all this footage of Stonehenge. WTF is happening? Two of my greatest fears: being late and Stonehenge. Clearly I need to refocus and […]

A Bonus Piece Of Thankful

A bonus piece of thankful? For the love of grammar, that is awful and makes no sense. But it’s Friday, and it’s my first official Summer Friday (my office closes at 1 PM on Fridays between July 4th and Labor Day), so I won’t let disastrous partial sentences bring me down! While I like to […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Let Freedom Ring…At The Beach

Hello! I went running this morning. I ran six slow miles, and for each of those miles I had to make an urgent, awful bathroom stop. So great, right? And so instead of telling you about my sad little run — yeah I got the miles in, but do you know how stressful it is […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Rainbowtown

You know those weeks where everything is sparkly and wonderful, and things fall into place and your whole life just feels so magical, like you’re riding around on a unicorn, with glitter on its horn, and you’re riding by rainbows and you’re eating a warm brownie and also maybe you’re a little drunk? Ah. Those […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Strangers Can Be So Nice

Last night I attempted a Pilates class at my gym. I say “attempted” because I didn’t exactly “do” all the moves. I managed to wobble during every balance, tip over during every side plank and face-plant during the squat-thrust-down-dog-push-up-leg-curl move. I’m not too familiar with Pilates, but I’m going to venture a guess to say […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Feeling Kind Of Cool

For the past few weeks — OK, fine, months — I haven’t really been digging the whole Thankful Things Thursday. Last week I even considered bagging the whole “tradition” because it felt “tired and forced.” And sometimes, yeah, that’s true. But today? Today I’m totally feeling it. My thankful thoughts are flowing like crazy, and […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Yoga Makes Me Feel Better

Hi! Thursdays are great, do you know why? Because tomorrow is Friday. And then we get Saturday, and then Sunday. So if you have any complaints in life today, maybe forget them for a few minutes so we can all enjoy a little rendition of Thankful Things Thursday. The weekend is right around the corner […]

Thankful Things Thursday: The Difference A Day Makes

Whoa. Today is better than yesterday. How about that? Let’s talk about it in grateful form, because today is Thankful Things Thursday. Yes, happy holidays to you and yours. I’m thankful I feel a little better today. Will it last? Ha. Probably not. But maybe. The whole “my stomach is so full and bulky and […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Happy Thoughts Will Make Me Healthy

Yesterday was a pretty cool day. Your comments on my “Crohn’s sucks a little more than you may realize” post were awesome. I loved hearing all of your stories about your own battles with chronic illness, and I appreciated all the good advice and kind words. You’re the best. Love you. And on that grateful […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Learning To Do What’s Best For Ali

Hehe. So remember yesterday when I wrote about “the night sweats not being too bad” and how I luckily “didn’t totally sweat through my new sheets.” I take it back. I take it all back. Oops. I’m Crohnsier than ever today, and while I’m not thrilled about it, I am willing to focus on all […]