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Where’s that pause button again? Finding ‘center’…..

ho·me·o·sta·sis  (hm–stss)

n.The ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.



Homeostasis- I don’t delve into science much on my blog-I only have a mild interest and lack the ‘expertise’ and knowledge.  *Please note for all you rocket scientists reading this blog (or biologists, or chemists, or any kind of –ist that you are), I am using the definition rather loosely and including a broad spectrum of ‘processes.’  *  There. Just needed to note that.


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traveling-what’s in your…… bag?

Before I completely lose my sanity (due to some strange/disturbing occurrences at work), I am taking some time off and going home.  For those of you who DON’T know, I am American and more importantly, I am from New York.  My parents live in a quiet suburb about 45 minutes north of NYC so for a week, I will literally be doing next to nothing there.   Or so I think…..something is ALWAYS going on!

huh? what? I don't know what to put in my beauty bag-waaaah.


MIA status

I have just conquered a midterm!

Currently experiencing:

-loss of 2 group members in Project management group

-significant increase in volume of work at job

-extended practice in both of my dance classes

-committee work for church

This is not a permanent hiatus!  I shall return!

Did ya miss me?

Don’t know if you noticed….but I didn’t post the entire weekend! Well almost the entire weekend (minus the flat tire post-the tire is still flat btw *ahem*).

SO, I didn’t think that I would have my own ‘back to school’ time.  I mean, I am only taking one class. But as the nights get cooler and it gets darker faster, I have noticed the majority of people around me ‘getting into the swing of things.’ And I think I am about to join them.

The first of my ‘busy’ weeks is this week.  I have a flamenco class tonight (well I should say I HAD my first class tonight), and then school starts this week as well!  Today was the day that I realized that I need to get it together.  Even at work today, I noticed myself making all of my lists and preparing. Tying up loose ends…..I need to as one of my ‘bosses’ goes on maternity leave at the end of this month!  How’s that for pressure?  Add in a last minute, “Hey Meredith I need you in this meeting” and it was a hustle and bustle kind of day. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Dance class was wonderful!  I noticed right away that I was the ‘largest’ person there (and by that I mean I outweighed everyone), but I didn’t let it stop me from really engrossing myself.  Flamenco is absolutely beautiful to watch and to actually perform. I can’t wait until I get to that point!  Plus, I worked hard on the first day!

Overall, today was pretty d*mn good.  I found a great recipe for pumpkin/chocolate chip muffins-if I am flying this high-I will make them but won’t eat them because (drumroll please), I am 12lbs down on my detox! Not too shabby!

Ah what a Monday it was!