Posts by: Mellystu

It is a real thing

Apr 15th, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 1

Wind turbines is the topic that introduced me to the greater prairie chicken. Before that, I thought that prairie chickens were what people in Kansas were calling pheasants.

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Conversations with Jay

Apr 13th, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 0

I should be putting all my child conversations here. I place our dialogs on Facebook/G+ at times, but I haven’t downloaded all my posts from there*. Here, I can back-up easily. After getting in bed with Jay last night**, he grabbed my hand and said: Jay: Mommy. Can we talk? Me: For a little bit. […]

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Can’t sleep, bagel will eat me

Apr 12th, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 0

I can’t sleep. I spent 2 hours laying in the dark trying before giving up. Right now, that doesn’t suck because I’m catching up on some internet reading that I never seem to find time for. Make time for. Whatever. I have Heather’s RSS feed in my reader — aka, and every once in […]

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On Running and BBall

Apr 1st, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 0

First, the game. We were lucky to have a babysitter and were able to go downtown to watch. We were also lucky having contacts that saved us a table at The Bottleneck, so we didn’t have to get there to stake out space early afternoon. We got there at 6:00. The Bottleneck set out a […]

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Applianced Woes Yet Again

Mar 22nd, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 0

Yesterday, our washer decided it was done working. Yet Again. Unfortunately, not knowing when we bought it, our washer ended up with a really bad reputation. So much so, it has been dubbed the “Collapso.” It is so bad that there was a class action lawsuit brought against Whirlpool. It is so bad that the […]

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I am making my hate official

Mar 10th, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 1

I hate running on concrete. It’s terrible. It hurts. Unfortunately that’s mostly your option for outdoors around here. The street is apparently where people go to have a catch up call with their friends and/or family while maneuvering a death machine. The side of the street is slanted, so you are running crooked the entire […]

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Mar 9th, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 0

My new PR for sustained running: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 4 seconds. I’ve been trying to run on MWFS, and for the most part, I have been–aside from when I get taken out by my driveway and tear the crap out of my knee. The last two runs, I’ve had to breathe out a […]

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Forty Seven

Mar 5th, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 0

I ran forty seven minutes straight tonight. I was at almost 1 hour before my 9-month slack off, so I still have a bit to go. I had thought, hey, I’ll do a C25K again to get me ramped up at a reasonable rate. The first time I faced it, Week 5 Day 3 scared […]

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Mar 4th, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 0

5:45 am – 5:30pm every weekday is used getting myself ready for work, the kids up and fed and on their way to at least starting to get dressed, traveling to/from work, actually working and picking kids up from school. I’m exhausted when I walk in the door, especially knowing that I have to continue […]

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Hello, Soleus, Nice To Meet You

Feb 22nd, 2012 // In: Posts // By: // Comments 0

I ran with my new Merrell Pace Gloves. Guess which muscle you don’t use much when you run in padded shoes*? I wasn’t sure I was going to yet considering I just started to be able to bend my knee normally again. I really wanted to try though. I did C25K Week 4, which I […]

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