Riding down the road with the family towing our new (to us)-going-to-be-the-best-summer-ever-camper, I gripped the "oh $h1#!" handle on my side as the vehicle miles in front of us tapped his brakes. My husband laughed as I told him, "I love how the dumb handle in the car gives me the illusion that I could … Continue reading Plot Twist!
Things keep popping up on the social media feeds I'm marveling at how on one hand, while scary, there was a thread of positivity in the beginning. The "we're in this together!" tagline attached to every commercial. It's hard not to scoff at those sentiments, looking through the lens of hindsight. Between politics and the … Continue reading A Year
I don't miss much about eating animals, but one thing I have missed is a really tasty BLT. Or a BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) on toasted sourdough. There is something about the way the crunchy bread, complete with mayo all up in the nooks and crannies blends with the savory bacon, the creaminess … Continue reading I Know What You’re Thinking…
"Tell me which of his classes to take! Make me love him," the message read. "Huh?" I thought, slightly taken aback. How do you make someone love a particular instructor? I don't think you can. I've taken classes all my life. Most of us have. Formal schooling as a kid, college, and even on the … Continue reading Teach
Since last August when she arrived, I have rarely spent a day without getting in her saddle. I pedaled and huffed and puffed. I got a professional fitting, I joined the cult, ahem, the Power Zone Pack. New shoes came, as well as a more powerful fan. I have cycled my legs off for about … Continue reading Obsession
Early in sobriety, the focus was on not drinking, how I was feeling and just living life without the numb. The longer time went on, the easier it became. Things would come up, I learned how to deal. The depression and anxiety that had been numbed for so many years was finally allowed to bubble … Continue reading Perspective
I have this thing: apparently I like to scare myself. I jump into things and then figure out the how. I ran track for 3 weeks in the 8th grade and then decided I hated running. When I signed up for my first running event, it was only because my friend said it was doable … Continue reading Scary
I love food, and part of my plant-based cooking excursions have been to incorporate as many healthy habits, as well as recipes, into our routine. It's been scary fun *interesting* testing out various internet recipe finds on my family. My husband grew up eating meat and typical American fare, so finding recipes that 1. don't … Continue reading Food Fun – Pita Pocket Joes
The notification that I've had this little corner of the internet for 9 years popped up today. Laughing, I joked to my husband that other than him and the kids I don't think I've ever committed to anything that long. The thought took me back to where we were 9 years ago: getting ready for … Continue reading 9 Years
We love Halloween at our house. Like...a lot. I laughed my head off a few years ago when I saw a neighbor’s skeletons in the yard up to all kinds of fun pushing a wagon and riding a tricycle. Made me chuckle every time I walked the dogs past the house in October. Now we … Continue reading Halloween!