Don't forget your purple today.

My book arrived today, and in the interim, I’ve identified at least three other people who also would benefit from The New Codependency.  Not sure when I can get around to opening it up, though.

Because I’m now a workaday woman, personal reading time is at a premium. Lunchtime is it, I suppose, but I’ve been eating at my desk and working through.

You know what they say about old habits . . .

I will be able to normalize my schedule once we get the car situation figured out. Like, by getting a third and possibly a fourth car. Meantime, what I miss most are my morning workouts. OK, maybe not what I miss most, but I do miss the energy, and clearly energy begets energy, because right now I’m feeling kinda drained.

But it’s only Day 3, and I’m still making adjustments. What I can do, and what I’m actually looking forward to, is taking my goofy dog on evening walks after I get home. You know, after the sun has set and the chill is in the air. Also, there are a couple of lunchtime walkers who actually change clothes before hitting the bricks for a couple of miles.


I never understood people who walked during lunch, but the only thing they changed were their shoes. What about the funk factor?

Yesterday morning I did do about 150 crunches with my kettlebell. That sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Really, I did three sets of three crunches, 16 of each. Notice I didn’t say I did them well.

Clearly, I need to get back to the gym, and it’s starting to look like it’ll have to happen earlier than ever, like arriving no later than 6 a.m.


I’m feeling sleepy just thinking about it.

And that’s another thing: I have not been keeping up with my vitamins, nor my iron, and it’s the iron I need most. Yesterday I packed my vitamins. And forgot about them. Today, I promise to do better.

It’s only been three days, and yet I feel as if my world has turned upside-down.

But the view ain’t bad.

Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.  ~  Unknown

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Leslie J. Ansley is an award-winning journalist and entrepreneur who blogs daily for TheRoot. She lives in Raleigh, NC.