Tuesday, February 02, 2016
I joined the YMCA a few weeks ago. Then I bought work out pants. Last week I went for the "get started" session. #babysteps I didn't have time to go home and change and I thought the trainer would be showing me around the place and telling me about the equipment. She saw me and said, "you aren't dressed to work out?" I told her I thought she'd be showing me around and she said, "that's a tour". OK then. Tonight I went back for my real "get started" session and it was great. I am interested in doing weights so she showed me how all the machines work and I tried each of them out. I think I'm going to like #workingoutatheY
Monday, February 01, 2016
I'm really enjoying this book and even carving out time to read at home (that's something!).
From Amazon.com: The Sound of Gravel: RUTH WARINER was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world and that women can only ascend to Heaven by entering into polygamous marriages and giving birth to as many children as possible. After Ruth’s father―the man who had been the founding prophet of the colony―is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant.
In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where Ruth’s mother collects welfare and her stepfather works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As she begins to doubt her family’s beliefs and question her mother’s choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself.Recounted from the innocent and hopeful perspective of a child, The Sound of Gravel is the remarkable memoir of one girl’s fight for peace and love. This is an intimate, gripping tale of triumph, courage, and resilience.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Studio Carta in Martha Stewart Magazine and it looked like the coolest place. It's not far away in Brookline. Today my friend Aimee and I had an appointment to go and it was amazing! Angela Liguori is so gracious and lovely and it was like ribbon heaven!