Love song for a little house

Love song for a little house

By the time I publish this post, our 1952 brick ranch on a busy Decatur corner will belong to someone else.

We have lived here for 12 years – longer than I have lived in any one place my entire life. We moved in with two cats, a toddler and a newborn and are leaving with two dogs, a teenager and an almost-teen.

I would be lying if I said that we never thought we’d move. We never really planned for this to be our “forever home.”

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Help for Ukraine

Help for Ukraine

Like many people, I have been consumed with the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

I am having trouble focusing on work or normal life tasks even though the conflict is on the other side of the world. If you think I am over-reacting, here are some good reasons why Russia’s invasion of its neighbor will have far-reaching consequences for everyone.

Here are links to articles and people that I found helpful, insightful and/or informative. At the end of the post, I will include links to organizations that are offering support for Ukranians fleeing the conflict and advice for what regular people can do to help.

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Cath goes keto

Cath goes keto

Nope, this isn’t turning into a diet blog. Just taking a moment for something personal.

And I don’t have tips or advice or strategies or anything.

I am a sedentary 50-year-old menopausal mom who really needs to lose weight. I have no idea if this is gonna work or not. But I have tried everything else, and what has seemed to work the best is low carb.


–Everyone, when they hear I am trying a new diet, probably.
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