Thursday, February 27, 2014


I really am trying to get back into running. Really really. How is it that I've gotten so out of shape in just a couple of weeks? Yesterday's run was particularly horrible. I planned on going 4 miles, but about a quarter-mile in, my legs started SCREAMING at me. Every muscle below my belly button burned. I stopped a couple of times to stretch them out, but it didn't really help. Sooo... 2 miles it was. And it was not a fun 2 miles. My hip still hurts today, even after using my foam roller last night AND this morning! Arrgh. Saturday's 10k is intimidating me already.

Monday, February 24, 2014


It's no secret I've been in a bit of a funk lately. One of those where you want to be free from the bondage of your own mind, but you don't know how to start. Well, sometimes in order to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you need someone to help you find your bootstraps. Special thanks to Meagan for handing my bootstraps to me on Friday afternoon.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI!!!!!!!!!!! My name is Grover, and IZ MA BIRFDAY! Momma said I could come talk on her blog for ma birfday. I've been wanting to for a long time, because she says that you all are ladies and I LOVE LADIES, but she wanted me to save it for a special occasion.

I don't know why Momma only takes pictures of me when I'm sleeping. She's creepy.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

random rant wednesday

I saw this linkup and felt compelled to join, because I've been feeling the need to rant about something for awhile now.


I've been in a bit of a funk for the past couple of weeks. I think a lot of it has to do with the weather and my lack of exercise lately. It's what my husband describes as "depression" (spoken by a person who's never experienced true clinical depression)-- the wintertime funk that is a self-perpetuating cycle of cabin fever -> decreased energy -> decreased activity -> further decreased energy -> further decreased activity ad nauseum.

Friday, February 14, 2014

#widn -- knitting edition

I realized the other day that I haven't written anything about knitting in awhile. Yes, I'm still making stuff over here. I don't think I ever have fewer than two projects on the needles at any time. I did have an active push there for awhile to finish a bunch of my WIPs, because it was freaking me out, but I'm back down to baseline now.

Here's what I've been working on lately (in a picture-heavy post):

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

my name is marcie, and i'm a babyholic

My addiction started in 2007. I always thought I wouldn't have kids, but the guy I was dating/living with at the time was one of those guys who wanted to have a football team's worth of kids. Eventually he creeped into my psyche. I started imagining myself with kids, and it seemed pretty ok. Like something I could do. It wasn't ever an imminent desire for me, though. That is, until one day when I thought I might be pregnant. Then it all went off the rails.

Monday, February 10, 2014

02.10.14 -- progress report

Seriously, I think the weather is getting to me. I'm usually pretty sloth-like in my behavior, but this is worse than usual.

I did my two short runs last week, but that's about it. I have this mental block about going longer than 10k. Feeling sick after my 5k on Wednesday didn't help with that either. I don't know. We'll see how this week goes.

Me = Fail.

Friday, February 7, 2014

dream a little dream of me

Last night (this morning, really) I had a dream that I had a baby. Like, had just given birth to a baby. For some reason, I stopped by Ashlye's house on the way home (not her actual house, but her house in my dream) so the baby could meet her family. Her mom was there, and her grandma, and her stepdad. And a guy who wasn't her husband but was her husband in my dream was there. And everyone passed around the baby and told me how cute he (yes, he) was.

And then I woke up. I'm feeling an irrational sense of loss today. :(

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

february goal board

I was really good in January with my no-spend month. I've really fallen off the wagon this month though. I'm embarrassed at how much money I've spent thus far. Seriously, it's shameful. I'm really not very focused if I don't have tangible goals to work toward, so I think it's important for me to make some goals again. I came across this link-up - Bloggers Keeping Bloggers Accountable - through the no-spend January link-up, and I support it wholeheartedly.

Link Up

Monday, February 3, 2014

02.03.14 -- progress report

I'm having a bit of a love/hate relationship with running right now. I only want to run when I can't (like when I'm at work); when I can, I don't want to; when I'm doing it, I don't want to; when I'm done, I feel on top of the world. Still searching for that runner's high that Meagan talks about that will make me enjoy running while I'm doing it. Not holding my breath though :)