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Oh no! This is not how it’s supposed to go!!

“That is just NOT how it goes!”

When my daughter Becky was little – say, 2 or 3 – she was already quite precise.  As an adult, she still likes things to be orderly and predictable.  We used to laugh about how she would object to something that was not going according to “Becky Rules”.  “That’s NOT how it goes!” became a family classic line we still occasionally bring out as an affectionate memory.

I heard myself saying this – to myself – a few days ago.  The  circumstances had to do with eating, specifically how much was the “right amount”.  As those of you who follow my running posts know, I have revved up the exercise lately, and of course I am burning more calories.  As a nutrition expert, you would think it would be obvious that I need to eat more, at least some days. Continue reading

So tell me . . . Are you feelin’ lucky??

Allen Stone and his band

I was riding home on the train yesterday, after a day trip to Chicago to see my son play with Allen Stone and his band at the Manifest Urban Arts Festival.  I was feeling lucky all day.  Grateful really.  It completely fills my tank to see my kids happy and doing what they love.

AND it’s like the hummus on my rice cakes (or cherry on an ice cream sundae?) to feel so welcome in their world.  Brent’s world happens to be a fast-paced existence on the road, playing bass with a very talented young soul singer from Seattle. Continue reading