Sparkle, Sorry things are hard right now. I can relate. Hang in there, mama. We've got your back.
Jo your wedding ideas sound so great. Have fun planning!
Dimitriz, congrats on your tri! That's terrific!
Real, as usual you are a total rock star.
Other personals....sigh. I can't remember what I was going to say. I am having a morning. No run today, yesterday was my long run. Lately my long runs have been hang-on-by-my-fingernails difficult. Could be the heat, I guess. I don't know. My pace is off, my mojo is off, and despite much body glide I'm chafed in several uncomfortable places and they keep being re-irritated every time I run. I'm having major anxiety over handling it all in the coming school year.
But I also decided this morning, or at least entertained the idea of , learning how to say NO to people (politely) and standing up for myself in interpersonal and business communications in a way that does not get me run roughshod over but also (hopefully) maintains civil discourse. I just feel *done* with being the nice one all the time.