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I keep composing LJ posts in my head but not writing them down.  It's time to try to fix that, again.

- I have a letter (partially) published in the back of Paper Girls issue 14.  It's the one I wrote with my SASE to get my American Newspaper Delivery Guild card, which I received and carry in my wallet, so it wasn't particularly deep or thoughtful.  But I'm still tickled after all of these years reading comic books to see my name in one.

- I tweaked a muscle in my hip a few weeks ago.  After as I was updating my training log and saw how I had jumped my mileage for the week and a half previously I was not surprised - I know better and it was an idiot thing to do.  The hip is better, now the tightness all seems to be at the very top of my hamstring and quad on the right side.  I'm still mostly on the elliptical and walking, though I started back at zumba class this week.  Trying to find the balance between healing and being sedentary.

- Along the same lines I took a workshop at a local yoga studio this past weekend called "heal your psoas".  The psoas is a muscle deep in your core-ish that connects your spine and your femur.  It was interesting, the movement was challenging, and I think it is part of the underlying issue of my right hip/glute having been tight for years.  Sadly one class can't fix that, but hopefully I'm gathering good tools.

- There are some issues to working remotely that never occurred to me.Since J works remotely too we're both home much of the time, and the boundaries between work and life aren't always the best.  For example Monday, when we were chatting over lunch and he said something that pinged off some emotional issues I've been having for a while and that lead to a long, teary (on my part) conversation about them.  The conversation was good and needed to happen; I've been feeling isolated and a little abandoned and had only recently begun to work out that was what was going on, and J was able to give some reassurances but also we figured some more stuff out while we talked.  This move has just pushed me entirely off center and a year later I haven't rebalanced yet.  But the middle of a workday is not the best time to have a deeply personal, emotional conversation with your spouse.  On the plus side, I've slept really well for the past few nights, apparently holding all of this in was more problematic than I realized.

- My cough is almost gone, seven months later.  I really like the pulmonologist I met with, and need to email him (per his request) next to send an update.  I've got a lung stress test scheduled for next week which I'm not certain I still need.  But at least if that all starts again I already have a relationship and won't have to wait through the new patient queue.

- I'm still in Idol which is an honor at this point, especially given how many amazing writers have left.  We get to write two entries this week, due on Monday.  My time is going to be limited because this weekend we have J's 8 yr old nephew and 5 yr old niece in town.  The plan is to take them, and J's mom, camping Sat-Sun which will be fun - but also cuts into my writing time.  I have one vague idea that I like but don't love, and nothing at all for the other topic.   Hrmmm... might be time to take a cup of coffee/tea outside and not come back in until I have an idea.  Surprisingly that's worked at least twice this time around.

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you're in an issue of paper girls! how cool! i had to find #14 to read your letter, and why do they kind of rip some of the letters like that? i'm guessing there's a reason, but it makes them hard to read.

i'm glad your cough is almost gone, but now the rest of you needs to get with the program.

There's an ongoing mini-story about how Pete and Rita Pearl are fighting for control of the letters column (he's old school and doesn't think girls should be able to deliver papers). There's usually at least one letter that gets printed with bits missing in the transition between the two each issue.

Right? Some day I'll get back to full strength.

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