a little bit more about me

My name is Beth and I accidentally have found myself living in Arizona but I'm originally from Tennessee. My education is in history and anthropology, which means that I know a little about a lot of things and can hold my own at a cocktail party in mixed company. I work in museums, doing all sorts of things ranging from researching and writing exhibits to cataloguing absolute wickety wak. I love comedy, baking, photography, my daughter, dogs, and above all else, napping.*

* 2013 edit: Oh yeah, and my new son too.

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    Entries in walk (5)

    Saturday
    May122012

    Intense Competition For Such a Young Age

    Baby & I went for our nightly walk around the 'hood last night and, when we got to the park about 7:00, we stopped for a few minutes to watch a girls' soccer team practice.

    This morning, we just got back from our morning walk around the 'hood and found the exact same soccer team practicing. 13 hours+ later. Same uniforms, same mom cars, same coaches. Wow that is one long practice!

     

    Tuesday
    Feb212012

    Good Thing I'm Wearing My New Shirt

    Lesson for today? Never walk and attempt to drink coffee at the same time.

    Monday
    Feb062012

    Walk. Repeat.

    I am exhausted. Despite baby sleeping longer and longer at night, I am about to face plant into my keyboard. Baby is super alert during the day, which is not necessarily new or tiring in and of itself, but she also requires something NEW. Every. 10. Minutes. That toy? I've played with it before. That cute baby in the mirror? What, like I've never seen my reflection before? That book? I've CHEWED IT ALREADY. WHAT ELSE YOU GOT?

    One of the few activities that distracts her from the same old, same old is going for a walk. Maybe it's because a walk is different every time. Even though I have established markers to hit - the school, the park, the other park, the fancy 'hood with the horses & ostriches - I just take whatever street suits me, going whichever way something catches my eye as long as it advances us towards one of the markers.  Maybe she, too, notes something different every time we go around the neighborhood even if the highlights are usually the same. The good news is it buys me some time - whatever time is spent walking is time I don't have to be coming up with some new game, activity, or destination. So we go for walk after walk on the weekends, especially. Certainly it could be worse. It's beautiful outside. Not too hot, not too cold, and it's nice to get some fresh air & exercise. Besides, we gotta compress our enjoyment of the outdoors while we can - before long I'll be bitching about how it's too goddamned hot to put on pants.

    The bad news is it requires me to be both awake and moving. Don't think I haven't questioned at least one of those requirements - somehow strapping her stroller to the treadmill and turning it on while I go  take a nap, but I think that kind of "walk" wouldn't have nearly the same effect on her. So til I figure out a way around the whole awake AND moving at the same time thing means that I am very, very tired.

    Sunday
    Feb052012

    Unfiltered Thoughts: Poor Grammar

    Is it wrong that what bothers me about what I found on my morning walk is the poor grammar?

    Sunday
    Jan012012

    New Year, New Blog Entry

    So I have made it my 2012 resolution to blog as much as possible, getting back in to the habit. My only update for today, though, is that I have the cutest baby on the planet. Not exactly breaking news, I know. After all the hubbub of family in town for the holidays, it was time to just enjoy the day with my girl. Which was incredibly easy, since it is 80 degrees and sunny. Btw, I do feel slightly guilty announcing that, when I know how it is on January 1 almost anywhere else, but it was just contagiously nice. A little alarming given that 2012 is off to such a warm start, but not alarming enough to keep me from enjoying it. So we drank it in, taking 3 walks in between naps.