Carl is off abroad on a work trip. We haven't been apart since we got married, and never this long. I've always prided myself on being a fierce, independent woman. Years ago, I would have jumped at the chance to be alone. Think of all the things I could d... I am not religious, but the Philippines is exceedingly so. Largely Catholic but with growing numbers of many other religions (those mostly Christian-faith based) Holy Week is a major part of our nation's life and consciousness. Before school calendar chan...4 participating March was so crazy that I stopped using my bullet journal, only opening it at the end of the day to discover tasks I did or didn't do. Setting up my new notebook, I'd forgotten how mindful this process is supposed to be. I hope this month I can go back to... My favorite comic (or in strong contention anyway) is Planetary. Every so often I re-read the entire series, especially when I'm feeling in a lurch or needing some inspiration. So here we are, the entire series, plus a companion book of essays about the s... We are still alive! We've been displaced the past week. We have new neighbors in the condo that smoke indoors (not allowed, by the way), and they smoke so much that the smell goes into our bathroom exhaust and fills up the whole place. We both have asthma... While @carljoe has been taking muay thai and luta livre, I hadn't gone to the gym in a month. Life kept getting in the way - dad was sick, I was sick, my wrist was sprained, or I was teaching krav maga a lot. This morning, on impulse, I suddenly went bac... So this is a bit late for posting, but last week I went to try out Luta Livre. When I mention it to people, they say, "the wrestling with the masks?" And well it sounds like it but it's very different. It mixes disciplines like Catch Wrestling and Judo, a... Why are my dates and days on opposite sides of the page? Because I made columns before I realized I'd forgotten to leave space for the dates and days :p Let's pretend I did that on purpose.