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The Joy of Quitting

I think most of us dream about quitting our jobs at one time or another–some of us dream about it constantly. Some of us dream about quitting everything, dropping our lives and running off with the circus, living in a tiny home in New Mexico where we’ll sell turquoise beads to tourists and watch the sunset over the desert each night, climbing to the top of a mountain and living alone in a cave. It’s a dream in which we’re able to surmount our fears or inabilities, in which we’re able to steer our own destinies.

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Like Pulling Teeth

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This morning, I had my last wisdom tooth pulled, which means as you read this I’m probably sleep and/or in pain.

My son has a loose tooth, so he’s a little confused about my tooth being pulled. Shouldn’t it fall out on its own?

Well.

Thankfully, my husband has taken the day off work to take care of me. I might just hole up in my shed while he takes care of the kids.

We’ll see how long it takes for my kids (or my husband) to come out and bust down the shed door.

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Nursery Rhymes Go Modern

*Note: If you’ve ever looked up the backstories of nursery rhymes, they’re often quite serious, political, or even tragic. I’ve followed that model here. Somewhat.mother hubbard

Not only is Old Mother Hubbard in great shape (she does Pilates and eats Paleo), but she is tech savvy and a big fan of her friend, Alexa. Thankfully, her job in the tech industry treated her well and she’s able to afford a few luxuries, even in her golden years, including premium dog treats for her faithful labrador, Lucille Ball. She is a crusader for animal rights. Continue reading “Nursery Rhymes Go Modern”