Hello everyone! I’m still around. My bum toe did not get me. My conscience did. I was becoming utterly self absorbed. I blame myself, but also understand my circumstances that led to it. I wasn’t sad when my toe was broken, but there is something depressing about being housebound for a month or two and living with the self-doubt as to whether one’s toe will heal properly and allow her to continue living a normal, active life. I was pretty unsure, although I did not know it, and I was pretty secluded from the face to face world. I understand … Read More
While Sandy and I have no home to outfit for a bed, after reading about potentially harmful chemicals lying in the mattresses that we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping and breathing on, I am hardstruck to ever consider buying a non-organic bed for us. Even our beloved memory foam beds are huge culprits of hosting these poisons. Fortunately there are a number of organic options one can try in NYC, and below I feature the best ones you can try out in a showroom before purchasing. They are not cheap, but I’m not suggesting you buy the $150,000 Hastens … Read More
“Phil is single ladies.” Sometimes when you are on 7 week path of healing with your broken toe, you start to feel a little down in the dumps. “WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO AMBULATE AGAIN?!” I don’t say “walk,” because there are so many ways that I want to be able to move that I cannot. Of course, I cannot walk, but I also cannot plank, or do any yoga/pilates/zumba, or other fun exercise classes I had just gotten so fond of. I cannot hop or land heavily on both feet. I cannot do Cross Fit, or other activities … Read More
Yesterday I became rather fed up with being on bed rest, confined to “my apartment” for much of the day, keeping off my feet. It’s a tedious feeling for someone who usually averages 10-15 miles a day.
However, it’s New Year’s Eve, and I know that with the coming year, I am going to work it hard and challenge my body. Cross fit, yoga, continuing arm and ab youtube video workouts at home. I’m going to use my body to help others and I’m going to appreciate this year of movement.
“Pay it forward.” – Otto Lee Liepin, my grandpa.
And I’m always finding ways to “pay it forward” with our gracious petsit hosts, whether getting them house plants to lift up the spirits of their home, or reorganizing their home office so that it is tidier than ever.
Here … I tackle the kitchen!