Self-Made Magic

Thanks for dropping by my little corner of the blogosphere. My name is Tiffany. I am 36 years old and the mother of two crazy, but adorable-enough-to-still-have-my-sanity children. I live in the Portland, Oregon area and love it! This blog is dedicated to my journey to be a healthier, happier me. Join me as I Juice Fast and Run my way into the life I've always wanted.
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Are you going to be running the Valentine 8k next weekend -- we are getting a group of Tumblrs to meet IRL down there if you are and would love for you to join us!
selfmademagic selfmademagic Said:

I’m not actually running at all right now because I keep getting this weird shooting pain in my calf whenever I run (even just a mile) that takes weeks to go away and literally makes my leg go out from under me when it happens. My health insurance kicks in on March 1st, so I’m holding off on running til I can get it checked out…or at least get treated if I injure it more. ;o) I would love to meet up though! The kids and I can head up the cheering squad!

Got any kid friendly dinner ideas? I need ‘em, so post ‘em. My kids will love you if you save them from another night of leftovers…:o)

Sorry I’ve been MIA this week guys! And on top of that, I totally have to bail on lunch tomorrow. My boss moved our lunch meeting from today to tomorrow. Is anybody free next week? Maybe Wednesday the 8th or Friday the 10th?

To go along with their study of the United States, my daughter’s class is starting a postcard collection project. They are trying to see if they can get a postcard from all 50 states (bringing them in is ok, but getting them mailed to them is more fun!). Even if you can’t mail a postcard, please reblog this to spread the word and help them get as many postcards from as many places as possible. They’re studying the US, but international postcards would totally make their day as well! :o)

The address to mail the postcards is:

Jacquie Banet’s Class
Boeckman Creek Primary
6700 SW Wilsonville Road
Wilsonville, OR 97070

I feel like I have so much to tell you guys and share, but it’s daunting right now. My days start by 5am and don’t stop until I hit the pillow. maybe, hopefully, I’ll find time to post all about it this weekend?…

But I do have to share one awesome thing about today. I got to see the view from the private balcony/patio area of the judges’ chambers of the federal courthouse downtown this afternoon. Its not open to the public, but the guy i was meeting with snuck us in to check it out. Talk about 180 degrees of amazing! I wish I could have taken pics, but you’re not allowed to bring cameras into the building. :o(

Dang tumblr iPhone app won’t let me cut and paste…

Lunch next week sounds awesome! Does Thursday work for you guys?

Anybody else wanna join? Kelzor? WestCoastRunner?

Any Portlander’s up for lunch tomorrow downtown? Gotta be back at my office by 1, but I’m free otherwise. I’m in the 6th and Alder area. :o)

Had to reset my iPhone over the weekend, so I had to reestablish my network connection. Ours is NinjaBunny, but can you tell which one belongs to the cool neighbor?

Oh my holy…yes! Super Yum! The key is to turn the broiler on for a min or so after the pizza is cooked. Otherwise the avocado doesn’t cook long enough to be creamy. (Thank you Ben for being the non-broiled avocado guinea pig.) But otherwise? New fave pizza topping! Think Dominos might catch on?