Operation: Cultivation

Day 8: BUY A PLANT AND KEEP IT ALIVE All you Green Thumbs may be questioning such a simple task. But I don’t have a green thumb. Actually, it’s not just that I don’t have a green thumb. I have a black thumb. I have killed every plant I’ve ever owned: indoor plants, outdoor plants, […] Read more…

Operation: Inactivation

Day 7: WATCH A MOVIE WITH MY KIDS WITHOUT MULTI-TASKING My children consider movies special treats. I try to reserve them for emergencies: rainy Sunday afternoons, nights when I co-op baby-sitting with friends, or recovery from busy weeks. But sadly, I usually use the kids’ special treat as a special treat for myself. It’s my […] Read more…

Operation: Invigoration

Day 6: TAKE A ZUMBA CLASS I like to work out. In my youthful prime, I was a competitive swimmer. In my adult life, I have competed in 2 half marathons, one 10k, more 5k’s than I can count, 2 open water swims, and a handful of other random races. I’m a regular at the […] Read more…

Operation: Elimination

Day 5: TOSS UNUSED TOYS AND OUTGROWN CLOTHES My kids have more toys than Santa’s workshop. And they have clothes hiding in dresser drawers that will never fit them again. Time for Spring cleaning a few months early! I’m looking forward to a big pile of toys to donate and clothes to pass along. Not […] Read more…

Operation: De-Pacification

Day 4: SAY BYE BYE BINKY Today my daughter is under the impression I’m mailing her binkies to her baby cousin. I had to choose between this fib and convincing her to leave her precious “bees” under her pillow for the Pacifier Fairy. Since it would take her all of 1.5 seconds to find those […] Read more…

Operation: Application

Day 3: COMPLETE A JOB APPLICATION I have been a domestic engineer for the past 5+ years. (Yes, that’s a fancy way of saying stay-at-home mom.) But now I’m contemplating my return to the workforce to actually use that Master’s degree I worked so hard to earn. First step is the application. Ok, so filling […] Read more…

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