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Operation: Appreciation

Day 17: MAKE A LIST OF ALL THE THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR When your husband is gone, your house is in disarray for reasons beyond your control, your kids are cranky, you just can’t shake that cough, and you haven’t been to the gym in 4 days, it’s difficult to feel appreciative. So that’s exactly […] Read more…

Operation: Meditation

Day 16: SET A TIMER FOR EVERY HOUR AND TAKE 3 DEEP BREATHS I am a worrier. I hold stress in my upper back and shoulders. And I rarely allow myself to relax because there is always something that needs to be done. Sometimes it isn’t until the end of the day when I crash […] Read more…

Operation: Edification

Day 15: ATTEND AN ORGANIZED WRITERS’ GROUP A million years ago I wrote a children’s book. After a year of rejection letters from publishers, I gave up, partly out of frustration, partly because we were moving to Japan, a location not very conducive to meeting up with other writers. I have decided it’s time to […] Read more…

Operation: Delegation

Day 14: DELEGATE CHORES TO THE KIDS INSTEAD OF DOING EVERYTHING MYSELF I’m not feeling well today. My head feels like it’s about to explode, I have a nasty cough, and my skin is crawling. (Great, just in time for single parenting to commence.)  I was planning to do this challenge today anyway, but what […] Read more…

Operation:Capitulation

Day 13: WATCH “DAS BOOT” My husband and I love putting the kids to bed and watching a good movie. For 10 years, he has been trying to convince me to watch the movie “Das Boot.” And for 10 years, I have declined. I think I’ve attempted to watch it twice, but it’s about a […] Read more…

Operation: Flirtation

Day 12: FLIRT WITH MY HUSBAND I have been married to my husband for almost a decade. Flirting with him ceased probably about 11 years ago. Once you get the ring, flirting becomes unnecessary, am I right ladies? Wrong. Ten years fly by, and suddenly you find that the only topics of conversation on rare […] Read more…

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