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    Goal Summary for April 2019

    April started out calm and on course. The last two weeks were very busy at work and didn’t leave much energy or head space for anything else. Oh well! That’s why I start over each month and wipe the slate…

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    Tips for Reducing Plastic Waste

    There are lots of environmental issues out there – but plastic is one of the more tangible pollutants. With stories in the news, like this one about a whale ingesting 88 pounds of plastic, our plastic problem is getting to…

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    Goal Summary for March 2019

    March was a much better month than February. After getting sick and having Gimli in a cone [again] a month with nothing crazy was a welcome change. And the weather started to warm up, which has a magically positive effect…

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    How to Manage Your Dog in a Cone

    Inevitably it happens, your dog has to wear the dreaded cone of shame or e-collar. Most often it’s from getting neutered or spayed. We’ve had our boy, Gimli, for less than a year and have gone through 2 different rounds…

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    Goal Summary for February 2019

    I did most of my goals for February, but fell a bit short on my arms challenge. Books I finished a series I had been reading with Splendor by Anna Godbersen. Like the others, it was a quick, entertaining read…

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    Goal Summary for January 2019

    At the beginning of the year I made goals for 2019 and I did all of my goals for January! Books I read Rumors & Envy, both by Anna Godbersen. These books are part of a series she has written of turn…

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    A Checklist of Goals for 2019

    I’m not normally one to make New Years resolutions. Most people say things like “get fit” or “be more present”. Those things are hard to measure. Without data how will you know you’ve achieved your goal? That’s why I haven’t…

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    What I Was Loving in 2018

    Our Puppy I could not start a post like this without first mentioning our Gimli boy. We adopted our teenie tiny pup in August, and life has not been the same since. Watching him grow and change while becoming integrated…

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    7 Tips For New Dog Parents

    If you couldn’t tell from my Instagram, we got a lab mix puppy about 2 months ago from RACC, and he is about 4 months old now. His name is Gimli, after the dwarf in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.…

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    5 Adventurous Summer Reads

    I don’t know about you, but I always feel more adventurous in the summer. It probably goes back to summer vacation from school as a kid. Not only do I explore more real places in the summertime, but I transport…