Month: January 2010

friday fluff- jeggings. I’m totally down.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the denim leggings phenomenon a.k.a “jeggings” as in jean-leggings. I was kind of weirded out and skeptical about them. Then I became obsessed with seeing what the hype was. Apparently others are hyped up about jeggings too because I called four Targets in my area to score this lovely pair to no avail.… Read more →

losing weight is easy- maintaining a healthy weight is hard!

One year ago I set out to lose 10lbs. I set a reasonable goal of trying to do this in 10 weeks- 1 lb. a week. By the end of 8 weeks I had lost 10 and then, continuing the healthy habits I had been practicing, I lost another five! Over the next three months I lost another five simply… Read more →

become a high-roller & make some healthier choices

I was thrilled last week when I saw this sign at my local Meijer: As I’ve mentioned before, I like to read up on health tips on carrots n’ Cake. A few months ago, the author Tina shared about this system called NuVal which is short for nutritional value.  Basically the way it works is that each food/product is given… Read more →

so what do you do when you’re livid?

Now that I’ve had a chance to retract my adamantium claws after some frustration recently, I’ve been thinking about the process of healing after a difficult incidents like this.  Thank you to everyone who wrote encouraging comments, emails, called me & sent me carmels via carrier pigeons. I’m thankful for your kindness and the pigeons only ate 1/2 of the… Read more →


I’m so angry right now that I feel like adamantium claws are about to burst forth from between my knuckles. It typically takes a lot for me to get angry- usually I just go from confused to depressed, but in this case I am pillow-punching, uncensored journal writing, doing-lots-of-heavy-breathing-through-the-mouth mad. I won’t go into the specific details of the incident… Read more →

so, how’s your sabbatical going?

I’ve been asked this question a lot lately since I began my glorious 1-year academic sabbatical on January 1st..  Ever since I began working for InterVarsity I have looked forward to hitting that seven year mark  when all employees are eligible to take a 3-6 month rest sabbatical or up to a year academic sabbatical.  Even when things would get… Read more →

my worst nightmare

three words: For the past year I’ve been tutoring a student named Latisha through our church’s tutoring program. The illiteracy and high school dropout rates in our neighborhood are disheartening to say the least, so rather than shaking my head and thinking about what bummer that is, I decided to tutor a student named Latisha. I was nervous about… Read more →