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jess howard
Vancouver Island
crazy in a whirlwind
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Hello, you look lovely today... Please be patient as the second great blog migration of 2010 happens... I am switching to WordPress as TypePad was not working for me. I will be wonky and not posting for a few days, sorry for the interruption. jess Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Hope Bomb
I'm sitting on the front step listening to my kids in the school bus line down the road. Giving them independence, but still checking in. I hear the school bus come noisily up the road and the doors open. The roar of school aged children fades and i sit and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Hope Bomb
One day, not very long ago, i woke up and took a long look in the mirror. I didn't like what i saw. I didn't like what other people saw. I didn't want to be that woman anymore. I didn't want to be anxious all the time. I didn't want... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at Hope Bomb
In my growing up neighbourhood my best friend had an outdoor swimming pool. That makes for the very best kind of best friend because outdoor swimming pools kick some awesome summer day ass. When i was very young her mother taught me how to swim in that pool. I spent... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Hope Bomb
All these little pieces of me, how i adore them. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Hope Bomb
I've been struggling a bit with what to write about. When i switched domain names i made a mental promise to not be a "mommyblogger" anymore. Sure i'll write about them sometimes, but not in detail. They are getting older now and i need to respect their privacy, let my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Hope Bomb
I can't really tell if i'm being lazy, or if life is just really busy, but my desire to clean the house has left me. Wow, big problems. That? That makes me so incredibly happy. My biggest problem right now is that i can't find the enthusiasm to clean the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at Hope Bomb
Dear Jess of October 15th 1991, you know that boy in Creative Writing who you have a crush on? In a few weeks you will kiss him and thus will begin a long and winding and, ultimately, fantastic relationship. Knowing what you have in store i have a few words... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at Hope Bomb
I'm still in a bit of recovery mode from my race as i battle some mystery rash that appeared right after i ran, but this project seems fitting. I wish i could get my kids outside more. I am as guilty as anyone for having too much screen time in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at Hope Bomb
It was an amazing experience. The last time i ran, before the race yesterday, was on tuesday and i made it one mile before i had to turn around and walk back because my hip/quad hurt so much. So when i woke up at 5am on 10-10-10 i was really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Hope Bomb
Forgiveness has been a key component of the counselling i've been doing. I hold on to a lot of guilt. I feel guilty or bad about so many things. Most of them i don't even need to. Like i said yesterday, i take in negative much more easily than positive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Hope Bomb
Christle's Song from jess howard on Vimeo. almost two years ago. time flies. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Hope Bomb
Love and hate really are strong words aren't they? It was easier for me to think about things i hate than it is to think about the things i love. I've been told i'm many things over the years. Generous and kind. Those come up often. One person in college... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Hope Bomb
I could take the expected route here. I know what i could say, but this is day one and i need to break this truth in slowly. I could tell you that i hate my anxiety, i hate the rollercoaster ride of mental illness, i hate the length and truth... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Hope Bomb
I've been having trouble with the whole writing mojo thing lately and as such have decided to follow in my lovely friends footsteps and do the 30 Days of Truth. The questions are below if you want to follow along... Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself. Day 02... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Hope Bomb
Honestly, i think about other stuff than running. I do. Kind of. Like, if i wake up naked my day is sure to be a good one. Huh? Nakedness feels good. It also means i'm not scared of my house burning down or someone robbing me. It means i'm not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Hope Bomb
I love The National. I've seen them twice this year and, well, amazing. I listen to three of their albums on shuffle pretty much every time i run. Running is happening. Slowly. My muscle power is still there, it's just the stamina/fitness level that has dropped off. I'm doing the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Hope Bomb
This time last year the insurance was being sorted out on my house and the demolition was beginning. This photo was mid october, this exact day last year the house was still sitting under tarps and waiting, waiting for Llyod's of London to give the go ahead on the policy.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at Hope Bomb
When i was a little girl i ate whatever i wanted much like my children do now. Meaning they eat lots of white food with ketchup on it. What i mean is they don't worry about calories and fat and vitamins and minerals. They know that i take care of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Hope Bomb
My body is broken. Well, it's not broken, but it's not working the way i want it too. I haven't been for a proper run in weeks. I'm in physio three times a week and every single time we fix one problem something else goes wrong. The well oiled machine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Hope Bomb
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Sep 17, 2010
and... i'm totally fine, excellent even - just some thoughts.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2010 on beauty at Hope Bomb
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Jess! It would be awesome to see you at the race... Thanks Cindy, for everything. Natasha, i will be doing the TC1ok for sure. I always wonder if you are driving by me when i'm running around here!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2010 on racing hearts at Hope Bomb
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jen, i just started running! Lately i've been using to motivate me and learn how to train properly.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2010 on racing hearts at Hope Bomb
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Jeremy - i'm doing a pretty good job impersonating an athlete!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2010 on racing hearts at Hope Bomb
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