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Jessica
Interests: film, john mayer, chocolat, shopping, house, friends, gilmore girls, fashion, thai food, home decor, gone with the wind, moulin rouge, diana krall, latin, borders, cooking, reading, jason mraz, maroon 5, baking, pop culture, coffee, starbucks, jesus, batman begins, barry manilow, pride and prejudice, veronica mars, alias, swing, ou football (college football season), knitting (novice), being challenged by deep thoughts, people who live out of transformed hearts, transparent faith, anything cary grant, lord of the rings trilogy, u 2, brad paisley, rascall flatts, sara evans, barbra, sheryl crow, martina mcbride
Recent Activity
Was visiting with a co-worker recently who is trying to walk alongside a mother who lost her high school son this year who took his own life. As she communicated some of the emotions and deep pain of a mother enduring going through the motions of watching other seniors graduate and leave the memory of her son behind -- some whose behaviors she perceived had contributed to this young man's deep wounds -- I was reminded of the opportunity I had several years ago to get to sit in a room and visit with Pamela Rosewell Moore who was Corrie... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
You may say I'm dreamer...but I'm not the only one... My mom told me today I'm dreamer. It reminded me of the chorus of John Lennon's Imagine. He's dreaming about a different world. I'm dreaming about living out of my creative heart. Not entirely equal in their worth maybe. But, I can't help wondering, what is it about the human soul that cannot relinquish the idea of living out of it's dreams...of living beyond itself? And what is it about the human soul that doesn't? Why do we dream and choose to live entirely somewhere else? Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
Well, actually, last I checked the gallery is at 75,000. So, any help I can get. :) Thanks again for coming out to watch me. It was great to have friends celebrate a very meaningful moment with me. :)
Toggle Commented May 5, 2011 on 13.1 highlights. at A Single Woman's Shoes
Someone asked me if running for such long distances is boring. Quite the opposite for me. If I'm running within my "sweet spot" and not dealing with any major nagging pain for some reason or another, my internal world becomes rather entertaining. So, I thought I might leave you with a few highlights of my running adventure. While I can't say in actuality they are all true, they are all true. We were told that the reason we run is to remember. "We will remember!" they declared over the loud speaker only moments before the gun sounded. I wasn't quite... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
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Well, I am within 24 hours of crossing the start line to run the farthest distance I've ever aimed to run! The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon boasts an expected 25,000 runners. I will be tackling the half marathon, a mere 13.1 miles this Sunday, May 1. As you can see, I have compiled all my favorite running elements, trying to make sure that I have everything I need to get me across that finish line: my Brooks Glycerins with custom orthotics; Balga running socks; a lightweight windbreaker to endure the overcast, 50 degree/50 percent chance of rain forecast; a Clif... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
Indeed it is. :) Thanks, Sandie. How's the Greek yogurt adventure? Still enjoying homemade goodness?
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2011 on declare peace at A Single Woman's Shoes
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Pei Wei's Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls with a side of steamed veggies for lunch and inspiring conversation with some dear office mates. Favorite part of the lunch is revealing our "fortunes." Laughable to me because fortune cookies these days are no more than declarative statements or well-known facts. But fun, nevertheless. In any case, the fortune pictured above was mine. It really couldn't have been more perfect for where I'm at right now. One of my lunch buddies -- who's a very inspiring woman to all of us for her amazing relationship with Jesus and on a daily basis speaks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
Yeah, I actually like mine better than my favorite store bought yogurt. It's really quite decadent. Gotta figure out the wine situation. That could be a life changer! Lol.
I think this has to be one of the hardest weeks I've endured in quite some time. In fact, I don't think I've felt more like the walking wounded in at least a good five years. I shouldn't be complaining. There's been a lot of deeply good in my life in the last five years. I live in a different town . . . am the undeserving recipient of the companionship of a number of amazing people . . . enjoy engaging in a number of challenging life experiences that have stretched and enlarged my view of myself and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
In the home stretch countdown for the OKC Memorial Half Marathon! I don't know why but every race I've run this little Michael Scott gem always keeps me laughing and, I hate to say it, inspired. I have no doubt that it will be a triumph of the human body. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
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Over the last year or so, I've been enjoying blending complex carbs with lean proteins after being inspired by a recent read, Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads by Christine Avanti. It jumped started an obsession with Greek yogurt as a good source of protein. This lifestlye revamp has been a lifesend -- keeping this runner girl not only energized but fully sated. Hard to do when you're in training and you need sustainable energy even when you're not on the trail that day. Unfortunately, trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle is not all that cheap -- 16 oz of Greek... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
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I was looking at the shoes in the banner of this page and thinking how fabulous those shoes are! I mean, come on -- it's open toe season, right ladies?!? Best shoe season of the year. However, the shoes you will find this Single Woman wearing most this season: A little depressing, I know. However, after recovering from running injuries that incurred a bout of plantar fasciitis this past summer and fall, it was time to make a decision about my footsie's future. Since January I have been training for a half marathon on May 1. And this Single Woman... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at A Single Woman's Shoes
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Mar 15, 2010
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This last year has been an experiment of sorts. In January when everyone else was figuring out their New Year's Resolutions, I set aside one thing: to make it a point to say "yes" to a number of things that I have routinely said "no" to over the course of 35 years. There wasn't really a method to that plan. I didn't set out and write down a list of all the things I needed to check off before any specific time. Rather, I decided that I would pay close attention to my internal world and listen to the things... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2009 at A Single Woman's Shoes
woo (w) v. wooed, woo·ing, woos v.tr. 1. To seek the affection of with intent to romance. 2. a. To seek to achieve; try to gain. b. To tempt or invite. 3. To entreat, solicit, or importune. v.intr. To court a woman. It used to be a word describing the intent of a man's affections. But a recent episode from How I Met Your Mother gives insight into a whole new woo. Oh how the times have changed. Watching this recently gave me a good laugh. And yet, I was struck by what it communicated about the inner and outer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2009 at A Single Woman's Shoes
WONEY: Why is it that there are so many unmarried women in their thirties these days, Bridget? BRIDGET: Oh, I don't know. I suppose it doesn't help that underneath our clothes our entire bodies are covered in scales. You know you're slightly curious -- a 35-year old, fairly attractive, sarcastically funny, domestic goddess of a woman who is not married. "What the heck is wrong with her?" If I knew, I would blog about it. As it stands, I am a a 35-year old, fairly attractive, sarcastically funny, domestic goddess of a woman who is not married...and enjoying and loving... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2009 at A Single Woman's Shoes