Yeah, so, my office husband John and I have a running commentary about people bringing dogs into grocery stores. Look I love dogs (and cats and animals – you know I do), but unless they are service dogs or comfort dogs, they probably shouldn’t be in the grocery store. John and I text every weekend about it. Me: “I saw three dogs at Safeway.”John: “I saw four dogs at Trader Joe’s.”We also text about different flavor Oreos we find, but I’ll save that for another blog post.
Yeah, so, I’ve got a few things to write about, and I don’t even know where to start. Let’s start with the past few weeks have not been my favorite. My grandmother passed away last week. She was 93. She was really amazing, and the original Church Lady, in my opinion. She was tiny, less than 5 feet tall, and she had 8 kids. 8 KIDS, you guys! She knew I loved her, and I know she loved me, and she might have even been proud of me, even though I don’t go to church.
Yeah, so, I know you guys are aching to know if I went back to yoga, or was I too embarrassed to show my crying face in that class again? I went back. And back. And back. I was kicking ass, and feeling so good about myself. I know, right?! I’m so lucky, you guys! I get the best stuff. I’ve put in my time with illnesses such as breast cancer (twice) and other bullshit. It’s my time to be healthy, dammit! I woke up one morning, and I couldn’t walk because the entire world was spinning.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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