All right, I have been hesitating and postponing and procrastinating on blogging since April. Enough already. A friend recently challenged me to start blogging again, and I have decided to take up the gauntlet. It’s taken me a couple of days to get things set up in WordPress. I even wrote an “About” page, which I’ve never really had before; check it out. The software has required some getting used to, after 6 (!) years on Blogger. I’m thinking right now that the new blog will have daily themes, and that Mondays will be “All about Me Mondays,” because yeah, I’m a narcissist that way. 🙂 I took this picture yesterday in our little park by the river while walking around town with Sam in his stroller. After a rainy start, it turned out to be a pretty pleasant fall day, nice and mild. In keeping with the “reboot” theme of this here new blog of mine, I am sporting fresh hair colour (I decided to say goodbye to my “tinsel” or silver hairs for a bit), new glasses, and the cashmere scarf I recently finished knitting after working at it sporadically for months. (The scarf kit was a Christmas gift from Derek, and oh how divine it is. Rav details here for my knitty friends.) There are so many things I love in this picture — the soft, diffuse outdoor light, my short hair, Burt’s Bees lip balm in Fig (I will cry if they ever stop making this stuff), the art-glass jewelry I bought in Montreal with Kristen, the rich bold red of my scarf which has become my absolutely favourite colour in the world. Maybe a bit tired, but otherwise lookin’ pretty good for a mom of 40, I think… But what you don’t see here is the job I dread returning to in January when my maternity leave ends, the serious sleep deficit, or the pot belly that really does need to go, dammit. I have some work to do. I’ll be talking about my career and health improvement plans and progress in this space over the weeks and months to come.
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