52/52 Challenge For 2016

This is an annual exercise I’ve done since 2014 in which I set goals for myself for the next year. A lot like New Years Resolutions, this is just like a vision board for my next year.  In 2014, it was The 36/36 Challenge (36 because I started it late in the year) and last year, it was The 51/51 Challenge (51 because I got it out a week late.)

This one was hard to write, which really surprised me. I had a hard time thinking of new things I want to get into, but that may be because I’m still a new SAHM mother and so involved with the Wee One.

Though I’m getting this one out late in the year, I’m still applying it to all 52 weeks because I have begun doing things in the challenge.

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The Jealous Dog song

This is a fun challenge; I’ve never done something like this before!

Right now, he’s probably home snuggling with that fuzzy new pup and

Look, she’s jumping on the sofa.

Right now, he’s probably making her some juicy ham bread

‘Cause she begged for a loaf-a.

Right now, he’s probably walking with her to the dog park

showing her the fountain spray

And while he’s away…

I  chewed up the corner of the shoe

That his dear old  momma brought him from the bou-

Tique in Rome that she found at  a meet and greet.

I tore my sharpest little paw down the side of the wall

  Scratched a hole in the bed and all

Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats.




This is not my life

Yesterday was particularly challenging here at work.  I went downstairs, away from the eyes and comments of the clients, and cried. I was gloomy on the drive home. It was no fun.

I got home, and I made buckwheat crepes, my new favorite thing in the world. I took a long walk in the trees, read and imagined work I would do on my research.  I cleaned my kitchen. I prepared veggies to make another kind of crepe in my dehydrator. I finished a chocolate shake from the freezer.  This is my life.  All the stuff from work, though it takes up so much of my day, is not my life.  I have a life. The prying eyes and shady characters trying to hit on me are not it.

This is something I’ve been meditating on all evening and this morning, and it helps.

Being Thursday and almost Friday isn’t bad, either. 🙂